Biden Coulda Been A Contender

“I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I coulda been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am.” –Marlon Brando, On The Waterfront

“I had planned on running for president and although it would have been a very difficult primary, I think I could have won. I don’t know, maybe not. But I thought I could have won… I was the best qualified.” –Joe Biden, real life

The first quote is from the famous film On The Waterfront. The second quote is from the lesser known former vice president Joe Biden (quote from The Hill). I’d rather watch the movie, even though and I didn’t really like it.

Anyways, Biden is having regrets. It would’ve been tough to beat Hillary Clinton for the nomination. The Democratic Party really went all out for Hillary. They had to have their national Party chair resign for rigging things for Hillary, Donna Brazile got fired from CNN for leaking info to Hillary, there’s a video of ballot box stuffing in Chicago, and don’t forget the tie breakers in the Iowa Caucus. The game was rigged for Hillary from the start. Biden would’ve had a tough road, especially if he had got in late.

Who knows what a Biden candidacy would have brought. Probably just a few hilarious soundbites and a less spectacular defeat than what Hillary endured. Either candidate would’ve had to cancel fireworks on the night of the election. I suppose the only difference is Biden would’ve been seen on election night. There wouldn’t have been a need for a John Podesta to take to the podium to tell Democrats their anointed one would not see them at that late hour. Rockin’ Joe would’ve still been up partyin’, win or lose.

We wish Joe Biden the best. Enjoy retirement, which is a perfect way to catch up on old movies. Better off skipping On The Waterfront. We recommend The Bridge On The River Kwai.

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RINO-Care Defeated Again By Freedom Caucus

For the second straight day a vote on Rep. Paul Ryan’s substitute for the UnAffordable Care Act was pushed back. This is thanks to the Republican Party’s House Freedom Caucus. They have been working on making Ryan’s bill true to the promises of the Republicans who ran last year and won; full repeal. And this bill is not a full repeal at all.

With all the lengthy negotiations by all the involved parties, Rep. Thomas Massie had planned to “change” his vote from “no” to “hell no.” Even Virginia’s 10th District Rep. Barbara Comstock planned to vote against it, which ought to tell you a lot. Great job to the conservative House Freedom Caucus. Keep working, this is not over by a long shot. Stay tuned for more.

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Civil Rights Suit Filed Against RPV

Two veterans and dedicated grassroots activists filed suit against the Republican Party of Virginia in the US District Court in Harrisonburg. They were ejected from the Party and banned from participating in Party run elections.

A statement from their lawyer Charlie King of Loudoun County was released last week and is copied and pasted below.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

March 15, 2017

VETERANS FILE 1983 CIVIL RIGHTS SUIT AGAINST REPUBLICAN PARTY OF VIRGINIA TO GAIN RETURN OF VOTING RIGHTS

Contact: Charles L. King, Esq., 116 G Edwards Ferry Road, Leesburg, VA 20176,
(703) 669-3500, (703) 669-3525, charleskingesq@verizon.net

On March 12, 2017, Colonels Jay L. Marts and Dana Newcomb, two retired veterans filed a 1983 voting rights suit against the Republican Party of Virginia in the United States District Court in Harrisonburg, Virginia, seeking return of their right to vote in party nomination contests. Both men live in Frederick County, Virginia.

Jay L. Marts served twenty-eight years in the United States Army. Dana L. Newcomb, a West Point graduate, is a disabled veteran who served in Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm.

The Plaintiffs were banned from the Republican Party for four years under Article I of the Republican Party Plan, the bylaws for Virginia’s Republican Party. The Article I sanction is an automatic four year ban on party membership, voting in candidate nominating contests and running for office as a Republican. Article I also bans persons who have participated in the nomination contest of another party within five years from voting in Republican Party candidate contests.

Article I sanctions are imposed after a person participates in a party run candidate nomination process, signs a loyalty oath and then publically supports an opposition candidate.

Marts and Newcomb attended a Frederick County Mass Meeting to nominate county officials on April 27, 2015. After the Mass Meeting, both men supported independent candidates by Facebook posts, letters to the editor and making small contributions.

The Frederick County Republican Committee has a long history of in-fighting.

A petition to impose Article I sanctions on the Plaintiffs and eight others was filed with the Frederick County Republican Committee. The committee declined to impose sanctions. The decision not to impose sanctions was appealed to the Tenth District Republican Committee.

On July 25, 2016, the Tenth District Republican Committee responded by dissolving the Frederick County Committee, removing the Chairman and imposing Article I sanctions. The Plaintiffs appealed.

On August 27, 2016, the Republican State Central Committee upheld the actions of the Tenth District Committee.

King was critical of Republican Party Chairman John Whitbeck: “I tried to settle this quietly with Chairman Whitbeck. I got nowhere. These days I’d expected Mr. Whitbeck to have a more sensitive ear and appreciate the effort to resolve this privately.”

King continued: “Didn’t we just elect a Republican President who campaigned on helping veterans?”

King said: “One of my clients is permanently disabled from his service related injuries. This man literally sacrificed his body to protect us. Now John Whitbeck says my client, a retired full colonel, can’t vote because of Facebook posts and a letter to the editor!”

King called the Article I sanctions “unconstitutional, an illegal prior restraint on speech and just a bad rule. It’s not clear when the punishment starts or stops. What if the Republican Party unknowingly nominated a white supremacist? Would party members be forced to choose between supporting a repugnant candidate and political purgatory? There is no notice. No chance to defend yourself. No way to reapply early.”

King asked: “Where did the four year ban come from? Why not just make it ten years or better yet, for life? Wouldn’t that be easier?”

King urged readers to view the Party Plan on the Party‘s website: “I’m not making this up. I’m not spinning.”

King said his clients do not dispute the allegations made against them or the party’s right to discipline them: “You can kick them out of the party, but you can’t stop them from voting in party nomination contests. It’s power delegated from the state. Voting at a party convention is the same as voting at the school or community center.”

The suit asks the Article I sanctions be declared unconstitutional and for an injunction against their enforcement.

The Republican Party of Virginia, the Virginia Board of Elections and the Frederick County Republican Party are named as defendants.

King said he will also file a complaint with the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice.

The case number is 5:17 cv000022 and the suit may be viewed or downloaded on the Court’s PACER system.

Copies of the pleadings with exhibits are available upon request.

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Jackson Miller For Clerk

Red NoVA endorses Jackson Miller for Clerk of the Court for Prince William County and the cities of Manassas and Manassas Park. Miller is the only Republican running in this special election, which will be held on Tuesday April 18.

Clerk of the Court is not a partisan position, but we need a Republican in this office to protect voter integrity. Clerk is a Constitutional office that is really more about management than anything else. Miller is in the leadership of the House of Delegates serving as the Republican Majority Whip and is a member of the House Courts of Justice committee. He is  also a former police officer. This all makes Miller qualified in that he has worked in management on both sides of law enforcement. He knows the needs of the justice system at the local level which will allow him to efficiently allocate resources. He is a great fit for clerk and we are excited to support his candidacy.

Voters in Prince William County, Manassas, and Manassas Park are encouraged to vote early. A special election on the third Tuesday in April is a very odd time to vote. Best to get it out of the way when you’re think about it.

In-person absentee voting has already started in Manassas. You can vote at Old Town Hall, 9025 Center Street, Manassas, VA 20110, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

Manassas Park has already started in-person absentee voting as well. You can vote at City Hall, One Park Center Court, Manassas Park, VA 20111, Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm and on Saturdays 9:00am to 5:00pm.

And in-person absentee voting starts today in Prince William County. Voters can go to either the Prince William County Office of Elections, 9250 Lee Ave Ste. 1, Manassas, VA 20110, or the Woodbridge Department of Motor Vehicles, 2731 Caton Hill Road, Woodbridge, VA 22192, starting today Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm until and including Saturday April 15.

Or you can always vote on Election Day at your usual voting location from 6am to 7pm. But Election Day is Tuesday April 18. Good luck remembering that. We strongly suggest getting out and voting early while it’s on your mind. Come Tuesday April 18, there will be little news coverage, not much buzz, and plenty of other things to do, so vote early and vote for Jackson Miller.

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Stewart Makes The Ballot

Prince William County BOS Chairman and conservative candidate for governor Corey Stewart passed the Republican Party of Virginia’s pre-check process for ballot access today.

This is the first step for a candidate in a state-run primary and it is no easy task. The minimum requirements for statewide candidates are at least 10,000 signatures of registered Virginia voters which must include at least 400 from each of Virginia’s eleven congressional districts. In order for a campaign to meet these requirements, they must be organized throughout the entire commonwealth. While it is just the first step, collecting signatures at such a high volume is deliberately a difficult hurdle to meet.

Cheers to the Stewart campaign for completing this phase in a judicious manner. They turned in 15,552 signatures! Well done.

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Hate For Trump Closes School District

We are still waiting to see an example of “Love Trumps Hate.” So far the left is just all about hating President Donald Trump. All hate towards Trump, in any and all forms, is considered constructive by the left. This is part of the #Resist movement.

The latest fake protest on a false premise is this Wednesday’s Day Without Women. What!? Who the hell is advocating for any day without women? What is the argument here? The crazies hate Trump so much and are so mad that a woman lost that now they believe Trump wants to eliminate women or something. Huh? What are they talking about? Would this ridiculous idea have been floated if Hillary Clinton had won? Of course not. So a Day Without Women is just another over-the-top anti-Trump rally, nothing more or less. Pathetic.

Especially pathetic because now these snowflakes have shut down an entire school district. Alexandria City schools will not open on Wednesday, March 8, because their employees have requested off of work to protest Trump. And it was granted.

Parents are upset that the City of Alexandria is allowing their teachers to cancel school because of their hyper-partisan desire to protest. You can join their calls and voice your opinion too, without taking off work. The number to call is 703-619-8000. You can also contact the Alexandria School Board through this link.

Remember, somewhere in all of this, Love Trumps Hate, but it hasn’t yet. Still waiting…

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