With the type of magical thinking that brought us Obamacare, Loudoun County Democrats are promoting full-day kindergarten as a central issue this year, and hoping you don’t think about how it can be paid for.
…implementing FDK now, with a still massively growing school system, would be a poor use of county funds.
FDK seems to be the mantra that the Dems are hanging their hat on. Yet, to my knowledge, not a single one has explained how to pay for it or what other funding items should be cut to pay for it.
The reality is that it will take tens of millions of dollars to do it, most of which is building the space to put the kids. Should you simply raise taxes to whatever it takes? Even if you support that idea (which I
A Democratic Party of Virginia (DPVA) rally which had been scheduled tomorrow evening in Sterling, featuring candidates Mark Warner and John Foust, has just been cancelled, as reported at Bearing Drift.
The DPVA had advertised the event as “Outer NOVA GOTV Rally with Senator Mark Warner, Senator Tim Kaine and John Foust” and scheduled it to take place Monday, November 3, from 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm at the Sterling Community Center.
The Democrat Foust is behind in the polls by double digits in his race with Republican Barbara Comstock for the 10th Congressional District seat.
National Democrats have canceled a multimillion-dollar television ad buy in Northern Virginia’s 10th Congressional District, a blow to Democrat John W. Foust in his race against Republican Barbara J. Comstock for a seat that had been seen as very competitive for much of the year.
Foust has been polluting the airwaves and FIOS lines with his rehash of the “war on women” canard. It was a lame and dirty campaign, going back to that well one more time, in effect making his own deal with the devil. Now there will be $2.8 million less of his garbage. Good.
At last week’s Loudoun County Democratic Committee meeting, Bob Moses misinformed the audience that people shouldn’t be declaring candidacies for 2015 this early because, among other things, you can’t even file all the papers yet. This must come as a shock to filed candidates like Don Shaw and Tony Barney, as well as to hold-over challengers planning to run again like Elizabeth Miller and Jennifer Boysko. He must have forgotten that, before taking Dick Black out of the House in 2005, David Poisson had filed in 2004. As anyone who has run knows, you have to file if you want to raise money, which you can legally start doing at any time. (Word has it that Mr. Moses was aiming his misguided words at one person in particular, whose candidacy he opposes. With nine BOS seats, nine school board seats, a bunch of house and senate seats, the constitutional officers, and The Soil and Water Conservation Director positions to worry about, you’d think Democrats would spend their energy recruiting candidates for the seats they don’t have anyone running for, but you’d only think that if you didn’t know that the Democrats’ most solemn commitment is that We Must Fight Amongst Ourselves.)
One seat coming up with an early promising challenger is the Algonkian BOS supervisor’s: Andrew Resnick, who managed David Poisson’s successful challenge race in 2005 is said to be running. Suzanne Volpe hasn’t made any friends with her, “Now I’m gonna tell ya how it is!” political style, and she may have boxed herself in by voting against sanctions for Eugene Delgaudio (costing her what little cooperation Scott York might have offered) and then voting against restoration of Delgaudio’s office budget (costing her the Delgaudio faction). LCRC has, at times, been defined by the York/Delgaudio schism. Who knows? Maybe there’s a York/Delgaudio/Volpe schism? (Would that be a trism? Actually, let’s not go there…) In any case, Resnick is smart, experienced, and running against one of the least liked incumbents. Watch this one.