Virginia News Stand: August 18, 2009Aug. 18, 2009
Annotations & Elucidations Virginia's own, Republican Whip Eric Cantor, makes the national headlines, again, with his rebuttal of the administration's analysis of its "stimulus" program. He says it ain't working. Speaking of money, the commonwealth is going to report more bad news tomorrow on revenue projections on which to fund the budget, which means more cuts are on the way by the DNC Chairman, Governor Tim Kaine.
As Chris wrote in the previous post, Democrat gubernatorial candidate Creigh Deeds has yet another position on abortion. First, it wasn't going to be an issue. Then it became an issue for everyone. Now, it's one only for the poor. See the analysis by J.R. Hoeft at BearingDrift.com.
There's a lot else going on. Of course, health care, which is all consuming, it seems. But there's a new angle — the White House invasion of your e-mail. Bobby Eberle and others discuss it, as well as the thought-cop in chief, the new "Diversity Czar." Then, there's the AARP, deservedly losing members for flirting with siding with socialized medicine and rationed care for its own constituency! Plus, don't miss the always great Thomas Sowell's take on it. We also have more on the Obama Justice Department trying its best to undermine the Defense of Marriage Act in a underhanded way.
For those who think only the left knows how to generate engaged communities of activists via the new media, 600 conservative bloggers and online activists gathered in Philly last weekend at the Right Online conference. Rachel Alexander has the exciting details. We have several commentaries on the old school activism — town hall style.
Finally, our thoughts and prayers go out to American Family Association Founder Don Wildmon, who is in the hospital suffering from meningitis. He was in intensive care, but his son reports improvement.
Assembly hears the bad news tomorrow (Fredericksburg Free Lance-Star)
Virginians Divided On Obama's Actions (Washington Post)
McDonnell pays visit to UVa, touts affordable tuition plan (Charlottesville Daily Progress)
Va. Northern Neck GOP Embraces Crabill — Again (Washington Post Virginia Politics Blog)
2 more Republicans say they will challenge Perriello (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
Obama disses marriage law as Justice defends it (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Cantor: Stimulus not working as advertised (AP/GOPUSA.com)
White House says it did not send unwanted e-mails (AP/GOPUSA.com)
AARP loses members over health care stance (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Christian leader hospitalized with meningitis (AP/OneNewsNow.com)
Deeds supports abortion for only the poor? (J.R. Hoeft/BearingDrift.com)
Say Hello to the Diversity Czar (Bobby Eberle/GOPUSA.com)
600 Pack out Right Online conference last weekend (Rachel Alexander/GOPUSA.com)
Whose Medical Decisions? (Thomas Sowell/GOPUSA.com)
From Tea Parties To The 9/12 Project, Americans Are Challenging The Government (Thomas D. Segel/GOPUSA.com)
Obama's Thought Police Invading Your Inbox (Bobby Eberle/GOPUSA.com)
Towhall Power! Americans Making A Difference (Bobby Eberle/GOPUSA.com)