If you think the election ads of 2010 are bad, it might be time you crack open a history book. Reason.tv has a new video highlighting the battle between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. One can only imagine how crazy that election might have been.
After Congressman Gerry Connolly’s refusal to seek treatment to cure him of his addiction to taxes and spending, his constituents are left with little choice. They seek a world without socialism and servitude, a world free of dependency and despair. A world where anything is possible…
The third installment of the Intervention series focusing on Rep. Gerry Connolly’s (D-Va.) service to his constituents. If you have had enough of Connolly’s record as Congressman, vote for Keith Fimian on November 2nd.
While this comes as no surprise, The Washington Post endorsed Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) to another term in Congress. After all, The Post editorial board would rather endorse a liberal than look from a fair and balanced perspective. However, this endorsement had a nice flaw though.
And Mr. Connolly has established himself as a fiscal moderate, for instance by opposing higher taxes on the wealthy to finance health-care reform.
Fiscal moderate and Connolly do not go hand-in-hand. Perhaps, The Post forgot to do their research on Connolly’s record (both as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and as a Member of Congress). While serving as Chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Connolly raised property taxes, increased spending by 56 percent, and left Fairfax County with a $650 million shortfall. Since being elected in 2008 to serve as Congressman, Connolly has voted for $600 billion in tax increases, including the cap and trade energy tax. Connolly also voted for the health care bill, which will continue to raise taxes, along with extending the death tax.
Does being a fiscal moderate include raising taxes on your constituents and increasing government spending? The Post evidently thinks so. Meanwhile, those in the 11th District might have a different outlook.
Cross posted at Bearing Drift
Check out these two videos (which are a part of a four video series).
It’s about time to do a “fact check” of Rep. Gerry Connolly’s first TV ad. After all, Connolly’s ad focuses on making up things just to win favor from the voters in the 11th District. Kudos to Keith Fimian for doing the fact check.
Just what our country needed…another bailout. Thanks to the Democrats in Congress who ignored the wishes of their constituents by voting for H.R. 1568, a no-name bill that will dump borrowed dollars into the states. Tertium Quids reports that this bill was used to prevent teacher and public safety worker layoffs. Additionally, the House also voted to let the lame duck session (the session from Election Day to December) continue as planned, blocking a resolution proposed by Republicans that would eliminate this session to prevent House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s agenda from moving forward.
How did Virginia’s Congressional Delegation vote:
Voting YEA Connolly, Nye, Perriello, Moran, Scott, Boucher
Voting NO Forbes, Goodlatte, Wolf, Cantor, Wittman
Blocking Lame Duck:
Voting for Lame Duck: Connolly, Perriello, Boucher, Moran, Scott
Voting to block Lame Duck: Nye, Forbes, Goodlatte, Wolf, Cantor, Wittman
Sounds to me that voters should remember those voting in favor of H.R. 1586 (continuing to drive America further into debt) and Lame Duck.
It seems that lately Rep. Gerry Connolly is playing hide-and-seek from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. I wonder why…is it because the residents in the 11th District are fed up with the status quo in Congress? Connolly is now sending mailers out into the district trying to separate himself from Pelosi and paint himself as a “fiscal conservative,” “works with Republicans and like-minded Democrats,” and “voted against wasteful spending bills.”
The funny thing is: There’s nothing fiscally conservative about Connolly, as he voted for Obama’s health care plan (which will cost individuals and business deeply) and voted for every spending bill that went before the floor in Congress. What’s conservative about Connolly’s record as he votes with Pelosi 97% of the time?
As the polls continue to grow closer, Connolly is still showing desperation by lying to his constituents through claiming his pseudo-conservatism. Unfortunately, for Connolly, people are onto his tricks.
When was the last time Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) actually listened to his constituents? Was it when he voted to direct funding for naming a post office in Maine or was it when he voted for Obama’s health care reform package (even though, a majority of his constituents didn’t)? Connolly has not been exactly receptive to the needs or wishes of his constituents. Connolly also skipped a vote to defund ACORN…ironic, don’t you think?
The Republican Party of Virginia (RPV) created a video to remind those in the 11th Congressional District of Connolly’s abysmal customer service. Connolly voted for 97 percent of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s liberal agenda and shows why he is so out-of-touch with his constituents. Yet another reason Connolly should be ousted in November.
Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report that the economic recession will continue for years. This news, while not a surprise, should be addressed with much concern by members of Congress. Unemployment numbers continue to rise, and Congress is not doing much to address this issue (lack of solutions…I guess). Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) has been silent on the continuing economic situation, not addressing how he would boost employment or generate economic growth.
Meanwhile, Keith Fimian has called Connolly and the Democrats in Congress for not addressing the economic situation.
“Since December 2007, the US economy has lost more than 8 million jobs, and Gerry Connolly, Nancy Pelosi, and the rest of the career politicians in Congress simply do not have the answers for our economic woes,” Fimian said. “Unfortunately, their policies and lack of attention to the economy have made matters worse.”
CBO analysts predict that the economy won’t fully recover for years and the unemployment rate is likely to remain above 5 percent for 6 years.
“Pelosi and Connolly promised that the $862 billion stimulus plan would keep unemployment from surpassing 8 percent,” Fimian said. “Not only has unemployment surpassed that, but the only thing Connolly’s plan has accomplished is skyrocketing budget deficits, staggering debt, and the likelihood that taxes will be dramatically increased to pay for hundreds of billions of dollars in reckless spending.”
“Since the failed stimulus passed, Congress has completely ignored the economy. Instead of implementing policies to foster an environment favorable to job growth, they have pursued an extreme ideological agenda of government takeover after government takeover while families and small businesses suffer,” Fimian added.
“As a small business owner and entrepreneur, I know how we can rapidly turn our economy around, but first, politicians must start doing good,” Fimian said. “This includes reducing income tax rates, freezing government spending, eliminating the capital gains tax on startup companies, suspending the federal unemployment tax, cutting payroll taxes by half for small businesses, and approving new free trade agreements, just to start. By taking these steps, and replacing the career politicians in Congress, we can get our economy moving again and begin getting the American people back to work.”
There needs to be solid economic reform with common sense solutions to boost job growth. This can be done without tax increases and additional spending. Fimian’s solutions would definitely be a start in the right direction.