Daily Archives: August 18, 2010

Wa Primary Results: Watch Out Democrats, Here Comes November

Republican Jaime Herrera jumped into the race late but name identity and hard work propelled her to the number two spot in Washington’s top two primary in the third congressional district, enough to put her in a winning position in November.
Granted, this is just a primary with less than 30% voter turnout as of late last night, but Denny Heck, the presumptive Democrat replacement for Brian Baird, has got to be looking at these numbers and shaking in his boots. 52.9% of the voters in the primary went for the Republicans. Democrats garnered 42.95% of the vote. Independents comprised about 4%.
The surprise for me was how incredibly well David W. Hedrick did in the contest. He came in second out of the GOP candidates. David Castillo came in third. I’ve always said what an embarrassment of riches this Third CD race had for “our” side. Castillo is not going away and neither is Hedrick. I hope both run for office again and keep the Republicans sharp and mindful of Tea Party issues.
Hedrick’s performance was a direct result of the power the Tea Party movement wielded in this race. The competence of WePeeps.org shown through in this race last night. They should be proud. They vetted every major candidate and will hold their feet to the fire I’m sure as candidates become electeds.
People may look at this outcome and say it was a defeat for Tea Party candidates, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Tea Party efforts in both the Third CD and Senate race forced candidates to articulate positions and took the race for republicans to a more conservative position on constitutional and fiscal issues.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Nancy Pelosi Calls for Investigating People Opposed to Ground Zero Mosque

The left likes to talk about the opposition to the ground zero mosque as being a knee jerk intolerance toward religion. That’s absurd, of course. The issue is the propriety of putting a mosque in the shadow of the world trade center towers when those very buildings were destroyed and thousands of people killed in the name of Islam. Naturally, it rings hollow when the backers of this mosque and community center say they’re doing it to promote unity. If they want unity they will show sensitivity and move it somewhere else. If they wanted to promote unity they wouldn’t have announced that the mosque would be opened on September 11, 2011–the tenth anniversary of the attack on America.They already have two other mosques in Manhattan. Further, planting a flag of conquest just feet away from ground zero is their true aim and anyone who’s done some reading won’t have trouble figuring that out.
Funding for the mosque has been a huge issue.Who’s backing it? The Wahhabi loving Saudis? Hamas? We don’t know for sure yet. We see here and here however that there are plenty of ties between Imam Feisal Rauf to the Muslim Brotherhood. But Nancy Pelosi isn’t concerned about that. No, she wants an investigation into who’s funding the opposition to the mosque.

“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said.

┬áTry the 9/11 families. Try right thinking Americans who aren’t fooled by the in-your-face effort to put a mosque in a place where the landing gear of one of the hijacked jetliners fell.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Wa Primary Results: Watch Out Democrats, Here Comes November

Republican Jaime Herrera jumped into the race late but name identity and hard work propelled her to the number two spot in Washington’s top two primary in the third congressional district, enough to put her in a winning position in November.
Granted, this is just a primary with less than 30% voter turnout as of late last night, but Denny Heck, the presumptive Democrat replacement for Brian Baird, has got to be looking at these numbers and shaking in his boots. 52.9% of the voters in the primary went for the Republicans. Democrats garnered 42.95% of the vote. Independents comprised about 4%.
The surprise for me was how incredibly well David W. Hedrick did in the contest. He came in second out of the GOP candidates. David Castillo came in third. I’ve always said what an embarrassment of riches this Third CD race had for “our” side. Castillo is not going away and neither is Hedrick. I hope both run for office again and keep the Republicans sharp and mindful of Tea Party issues.
Hedrick’s performance was a direct result of the power the Tea Party movement wielded in this race. The competence of WePeeps.org shown through in this race last night. They should be proud. They vetted every major candidate and will hold their feet to the fire I’m sure as candidates become electeds.
People may look at this outcome and say it was a defeat for Tea Party candidates, but nothing could be further from the truth. The Tea Party efforts in both the Third CD and Senate race forced candidates to articulate positions and took the race for republicans to a more conservative position on constitutional and fiscal issues.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com

Nancy Pelosi Calls for Investigating People Opposed to Ground Zero Mosque

The left likes to talk about the opposition to the ground zero mosque as being a knee jerk intolerance toward religion. That’s absurd, of course. The issue is the propriety of putting a mosque in the shadow of the world trade center towers when those very buildings were destroyed and thousands of people killed in the name of Islam. Naturally, it rings hollow when the backers of this mosque and community center say they’re doing it to promote unity. If they want unity they will show sensitivity and move it somewhere else. If they wanted to promote unity they wouldn’t have announced that the mosque would be opened on September 11, 2011–the tenth anniversary of the attack on America.They already have two other mosques in Manhattan. Further, planting a flag of conquest just feet away from ground zero is their true aim and anyone who’s done some reading won’t have trouble figuring that out.
Funding for the mosque has been a huge issue.Who’s backing it? The Wahhabi loving Saudis? Hamas? We don’t know for sure yet. We see here and here however that there are plenty of ties between Imam Feisal Rauf to the Muslim Brotherhood. But Nancy Pelosi isn’t concerned about that. No, she wants an investigation into who’s funding the opposition to the mosque.

“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said.

┬áTry the 9/11 families. Try right thinking Americans who aren’t fooled by the in-your-face effort to put a mosque in a place where the landing gear of one of the hijacked jetliners fell.

Tell ’em where you saw it. Http://www.victoriataft.com