On a rainy Saturday morning, a gathering of about 700 supporters (confirmed by the Fairfax County Republican Committee) filtered into the Annandale Fire Hall to rally around Bob McDonnell as he officially kicked off his run for Governor. This enthusiastic crowd was pumped to welcome the McDonnell/Bolling team to town, as they held signs that said, “Bob 4 Jobs,” “Welcome Back Bob!,” and “Maureen 4 1st Lady.”
The event started off with Rep. Tom Davis, who was the emcee. Davis discussed how the Republican party will regain the statewide offices, as well as retaining the majority in the House of Delegates. Davis introduced Rep. Frank Wolf, who discussed how McDonnell will work to improve the transportation in Northern Virginia, and how McDonnell is a strong leader in passing legislation on strengthening internet safety. After Wolf delivered his remarks, he introduced Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, who is seeking re-election. Touching on themes of improving the economy, transportation, and protecting Virginia’s status as a Right-to-Work state, Bolling delivered a strong speech that helped motivate the crowd. Bolling said that both he and McDonnell are working towards a better Virginia as a team.
With the recent stock market and economic crisis, this clip is a grim reminder that it might not be wise to trust the banks and financial companies with your investment. Another lesson from South Park economics.
As we approach the 100 day mark for the Obama administration, we have already witnessed the preliminary phase of change with disastrous economic policies and policies that are threatening the sanctity of human life. The size of government will be doubling, and even more shocking will be the increased power that Timothy Geithner has requested for the Department of Treasury. Even one Congressman went as far to call Geithner out on his radical request. The Obama administration is already starting to show its stripes for all of America and the world to see.
The NRSC has a great video online about Candidate Obama vs. President Obama. There’s no doubt that Obama is treating his Presidency like a political campaign.
Although Obama was duly elected as President, it does not mean that we have to support or believe in his proposed “changes.” Rather, it is time to rise up and have our voices heard. You can do this by attending a local Tax Day Tea Party to show your disdain for the trillion dollar debt, increased government regulations, protest the wasteful government spending and bailouts. This is not the time to sit down and watch the government steal your liberties.