Monday, July 28, 2008

Virginia GOP Chief Calls for Criminal Investigation into Voter Fraud Leading Up to Presidential Election

July 28, 2008

Virginia GOP Chairman calls for criminal investigation into mounting evidence of coordinated voter fraud activities

Richmond, Virginia (July 28, 2008) – Delegate Jeff Frederick, Chairman of the Republican Party of Virginia, this morning called on Governor Kaine and Attorney General McDonnell to open a thorough and rigorous investigation into what appears to be coordinated and widespread voter fraud activities occurring throughout Virginia.

Frederick’s request is in response to a report last week of three individuals in Hampton, Virginia being arrested and charged with voter registration fraud, a Class 5 Felony, as well as reports of fraudulent voter registration forms in Richmond. According to a signed affidavit, a Richmond voter had a fraudulent new registration card submitted to the local registrar. When the victim was notified on Thursday afternoon, the registrar informed her that there were other similar applications submitted in Richmond. (see affidavit)

The individuals in Hampton worked for Community Voters Project – a 3rd party group with ties to Fund for Public Interest and the Public Interest Research Group (PIRG). PIRG, which seems to be a front group for a number of left wing causes, has a documented history of attempting to add fraudulent, phony or duplicative names to the voter registries across the nation.

“It seems nearly every day, I read or hear of some news report about how many new people are being registered to vote in Virginia in anticipation of the Presidential race this year. Getting more citizens involved in the process is great – that’s what democracy is all about. Yet, nothing undermines democracy more than poisoning the process and jeopardizing the integrity of our elections,” said Frederick.

“This is a very serious and troubling trend that we are seeing in Virginia,” he added. “Laws are being broken and Virginians have to wonder if there is a deliberate effort underway to corrupt and affect the outcome of November’s elections. I urge the Governor and Attorney General to take immediate action to investigate these matters.”

Even more troubling, Frederick said, was the opportunity for identity theft when citizens register to vote with these groups, as people must give a correct social security number on the voter registration form.

“People must exercise extreme caution when putting their private information into the hands of a stranger, for obvious reasons. I encourage voters to contact their local registrars and the major credit bureaus to verify that their voter and financial information has not been tampered with.”


Contact: Gerry Scimeca 804-929-2846


Republican Party of Virginia

Jeffrey M. Frederick, Chairman

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Richmond, Virginia 23219

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Friday, July 18, 2008

Latest McCain TV Ad: Country First

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WSJ: Will Obama Admit He Was Wrong on Iraq Troop Surge?

Obama's Judgment [In my mind, poor judgment]
July 18, 2008
McCain '08 Newsroom
Click here to read entire article

"Barack Obama departs for Iraq as early as this weekend, with a media entourage as large as some of his rallies. He'll no doubt learn a lot, in addition to getting a good photo op. What we'll be waiting to hear is whether the would-be Commander in Chief absorbs enough to admit he was wrong about the troop surge in Iraq." -- The Wall Street Journal

Obama's 'Judgment'
The Wall Street Journal
July 18, 2008

Barack Obama departs for Iraq as early as this weekend, with a [liberal in my mind] media entourage as large as some of his rallies. He'll no doubt learn a lot, in addition to getting a good photo op. What we'll be waiting to hear is whether the would-be Commander in Chief absorbs enough to admit he was wrong about the troop surge in Iraq.

Mr. Obama has made a central basis of his candidacy the "judgment" he showed in opposing the Iraq war in 2002, even if it was a risk-free position to take as an Illinois state senator. The claim helped him win the Democratic primaries. But the 2007 surge debate is the single most important strategic judgment he has had to make on the more serious stage as a Presidential candidate. He vocally opposed the surge, and events have since vindicated Mr. Bush. Without the surge and a new counterinsurgency strategy, the U.S. would have suffered a humiliating defeat in Iraq.

Yet Mr. Obama now wants to ignore that judgment, and earlier this week his campaign erased from its Web site all traces of his surge opposition. Lest media amnesia set in, here is what the Obama site previously said:"The problem -- the Surge: The goal of the surge was to create space for Iraq's political leaders to reach an agreement to end Iraq's civil war. At great cost, our troops have helped reduce violence in some areas of Iraq, but even those reductions do not get us below the unsustainable levels of violence of mid-2006. Moreover, Iraq's political leaders have made no progress in resolving the political differences at the heart of their civil war."

Mr. Obama's site now puts a considerably brighter gloss on the surge. Yet the candidate himself shows no signs of rethinking. In a foreign-policy address Tuesday, the Senator described the surge, in effect, as a waste of $200 billion, an intolerable strain on military resources and a distraction from what he sees as a more important battle in Afghanistan. He faulted Iraq's leaders for failing to make "the political progress that was the purpose of the surge." And his 16-month timetable for near-total withdrawal apparently remains firm.

It would be nice if Mr. Obama could at least get his facts straight...

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

'08 GOP Senate Candidates Need to Pull a McCain Bounce Back - Luckily it's early

I was somewhat surprised to review today's latest Rasmussen Report email alert and notice that many of the GOP's best chances to hold on or pick up U.S. Senate seats "ain't" looking as good as they did earlier this year.

Minnesota - US Senate (7-14-08):
Al Franken 44%
Norm Coleman 42%

Minnesota - POTUS (7-14-08):
Barack H. Obama 52%
John S. McCain 34% (Say farewell to VP slot Gov. Pawlenty)

I still think that Senator Coleman pulls it out, but get the '00 W or '05 McD recount teams ready. I mean after all, this is the same state that elected Jessie "The Body" Ventura as Govenor, so I suppose there is a chance for Al "Obama will look conservative next to me" Franken. Maybe Ventura would have helped Sen. Coleman, we will never know.

Louisiana - US Senate (7-15-08):
Mary Landrieu 49%
John Kennedy 44%

Louisiana - POTUS (7-14-08):
John S. McCain 54%
Barack H. Obama 34%

Long live Huey P. Long! New Orleans has changed, but the attitude of doing anything the Dems need to do to win in Louisiana remains everpresent. In all fairness, Senator McCain has Louisiana in the bag, but I was hoping that GOP Nominee Senate Kennedy might pull the upset. With Governor Bobby Jindal in charge, Louisiana has brighter days ahead, but some traditions like the Landrieu family in the Bayou State die hard and for some reason, the dead seem to just really come out to vote for the Landrieus. So this is an uphill fight. If Senator Landrieu has this lead on Labor Day, she can hold on.

New Jersey - US Senate (7-9-08):
Frank Lautenberg 49%
Dick Zimmer 36%

Only a month earlier in June, Republican Dick Zimmer was just 1-point down (44%-45%), but it looks like those days may be gone. Every Presidential election cycle its the same game in New Jersey at the State level. Everyone thinks we have a chance in NJ in September, just to have our hearts broken in November as we watch the 5-7% undecided all break clearly for the Democrat, I am not going down that road this year. Good luck Frank and let's focus our resources elsewhere.

Luckily, other US Senate polls in NH, NM, VA and AK are now too old to be reliable, so we won't get into the misery that those polls showed us last month.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Satirical New Yorker Magazine Cover of Obama Draws Controversy

'Satirical' Obama Cover Stirs Controversy (Cover dated 7-21-08)
July 14, 2008
Associated Press
(h/t )

WASHINGTON (July 14) - Barack Obama's campaign says a satirical New Yorker magazine cover showing the Democratic presidential candidate dressed as a Muslim and his wife as a terrorist is "tasteless and offensive."

The illustration on the issue that hits newsstands Monday, titled "The Politics of Fear" and drawn by Barry Blitt, depicts Barack Obama wearing sandals, robe and a turban and his wife, Michelle, dressed in camouflage, combat boots and an assault rifle strapped over her shoulder - standing in the Oval Office.

Investor Business Daily Article Supports McCain's Desire to Produce More Domestic Energy While Being Mindful of Environment

Despite Spill Fears, Offshore Drilling Has Clean Record

When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita ripped through the Gulf of Mexico in 2005, they tore into the Gulf fleet and crippled or destroyed 113 production platforms and 18 drilling rigs. Wave-tossed rigs dragged moorings across the seafloor and ripped up hundreds of miles of pipelines. But the actual subsea wells tied to the wrecked platforms suffered no significant leaks. The biggest spills were from onshore storage and a barge accident after the storms.

"Not only did we not have any significant environmental spills associated with wells from those two hurricanes," said Tim Sampson, manager of exploration and production with the American Petroleum Institute. "But we also had no accidents or injuries associated with the evacuation of all the offshore personnel."

Despite fears that new offshore drilling risks an environmental disaster, the U.S. industry has had a strong record for decades.

McCain '08 Virginia Campaign Offices Now Open

Local Virginia Campaign offices are now open!
Come join us and celebrate! This week we will begin to open our Virginia Victory regional headquarters. We hope you'll be able to join us in Northern Virginia or Richmond to help cut the ribbon and pick up yard signs and bumper stickers for all of our GOP candidates.

Fairfax Regional Victory Headquarters Opening
Thursday, July 10th
7:00pm 8:00pm
4246 Chain Bridge Rd.Fairfax, VA 22030
Contact: Christian Curto 703-303-5431,

Richmond Regional Victory Headquarters Opening
Thursday, July 10th
4:00pm 5:00pm
2819 N. Parham Rd.
Richmond, VA 23294
Contact: Mike Reynold, 703-209-3213

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Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth of July Virginia from John McCain

As Americans, we are blessed to live in a free country that affords its citizens liberty and prosperity that people in other countries will never know. John McCain is proud to be an American and is constantly inspired by people he meets around the country who share in his love of our nation and all it represents.

During this Independence Day weekend, please take a moment to honor America and all that we are. Also, remember our military servicemen and women who are protecting our freedom across the globe and fighting for those who do not have the liberty our great country provides. Let us never forget those who have sacrificed before us to protect the United States and the values we hold dear.