The RoanokeSlant

This file is a personal journal of commentary of examples of the Roanoke Times and Liberal Media Slant. lbhagen@roanokeslant.org

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

 

Six Baltimore Police Exonerated In Anti-Police Gray Case

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Baltimore prosecutors drop all remaining charges in Freddie Gray case
“BALTIMORE — Prosecutors on Wednesday dropped all charges against the three officers awaiting trial in the Freddie Gray case, effectively closing the books on the high-profile case and leaving the state without a conviction in the 25-year-old’s arrest and death, which sparked protests and riots in the city last year.”
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This case is the epitome of the current anti-police crusade that has been orchestrated from Obama and down to the local Black Lives Matter gangs.
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District Attorney, Mosby, indicted six police officers in Gray’s unfortunate demise, without even a semblance of proof of her charges or the minimal effort of presenting her case to a grand jury.
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Mosby was pulled into mob mentality by Baltimore Mayor Rawlings-Blake who told rioters (not protesters) to burn-down buildings in downtown and told police to stand-down and just watch.
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Sadly this Anti-Police Crusade is being empowered today by the DNC at Hillary’s Convention – how sad it that!
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Hillary Joins Pravda Media And Obama In Disrespecting Police Officers
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Obama’s Baltimore Mayor And Persecutors Unfit For Office
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Another Baltimore Police Officer Cleared; Maryland AG, Marilyn Mosby, Shown To Be Unfit For Office
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Dallas Police Chief Brown Appeals To “Protesters”
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Tim Kaine’s Wife Resigns As Virginia Secretary of Education

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Many Virginians didn’t know that Ann Holton, Virginia’s Secretary of Education is the wife of Tim Kaine.  It’s interesting that this is being made very visible now that she has resigned.
There was never any need to be bashful – nepotism can be a good thing – especially when it benefits you.
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For Example:  What did NBC News’s Chelsea Clinton do for her $600,000 salary her first job out of school?https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/wp/2014/06/13/what-did-nbc-newss-chelsea-clinton-do-for-her-600000-salary/
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Relative to Mrs. Kaine's performance as Secretary of Education one may wonder how does the serious accusations by “The “Virginia LegalAid Justice Center’s JustChildren Program” that ‘our schools are a pipeline to prison’ reflect on Mrs. Kaine’s stewardship and education of our children?
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These accusations were recently the focus of two big exposés by the Roanoke Times:
(1) Roanoke Times Doubles-Down On Denigrating Roanoke Schools
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(2) Despicable Roanoke Times School Headline And Content
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It might be helpful if Mrs. Ann Holden Kaine were to share with the parents, teachers and administrators of Virginia’s schools what her actions have been to address these very serious allegations and what should be done by others going forward.
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Roanoke Teachers Leaving “The School To Prison Pipeline”

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Anti-Police Crusade Continues At Hillary’s Convention

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Black Lives Matter movement in the spotlight at Democratic convention
“The eight women, known as "Mothers of the Movement", were greeted by chants of "Black Lives Matter" as they took the stage”
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It is indeed sad to loose a loved one to violence.
It is particularly sad when the death could have been avoided by simply following the rules ALL people are required to follow:
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When approached by police – do exactly what they tell you to do – nothing more or less
It is a felony to fight with police or threaten them or resist arrest
You can sue the police for transgressions after the judicial system process completes
If you are a protected class – the DOJ will investigate the incident for you
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It is disturbing that the BLM has become a violent anti-police entity and yet they are being highlighted at Hillary’s Convention.
The “Black Lives Matter” Gang Chanting:
'Pigs in a blanket - Fry Em like bacon' chant at Minnesota Fair
http://news.yahoo.com/pigs-blanket-chant-minnesota-fair-riles-police-204845086.html
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Where are the mothers and wives and children of all the police officers who have lost their life and health to unnecessary violence?
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Do not ALL Lives Matter to Hillary and the DNC?
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Black DNC protest tells crowd: "White people to the back"
http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/07/27/black-dnc-protest-tells-crowd-white-people-to-back.html
Local media reports the march was organized by a coalition of neighborhood groups including Black Lives Matter Philadelphia.
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Dallas Police Chief Brown Appeals To “Protesters”
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Governor McAuliffe: Share Some Good Advice With Your Kids Today
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Our Police Facing: Raging Bulls, Maniacs, Sharptonites And Vile Politicians
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LTE: Disturbing Anti-Police Article In Eagle

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

 

Roanoke Greets Trump

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Roanoke Times, 7-26-2016, Pg 1, 4, 5, 7:
Trump fires up Roanoke crowd
Roanoke gets taste of fevered campaign
Trump criticized Kaine’s record as Va Governor
Opposing crowds chant civilly
Sanders backers not happy with Kaine
Hundreds of Pro-Sanders march in Philly  -- 50 arrested
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Pg Va Pg 1, 2:  Heat at hotel was too much for Trump – Special by Dan Casey
Pg 5: Editorial:  Trump’s brilliance (with much tongue-in-cheek)
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The Trump coverage in the RT was robust and reasonably OK given the usual slant of the Roanoke Times editorial team and their commitment to Obama, Hillary and the DNC.
Lot’s of OK pictures and fair view of pro-con-protesters.
Perhaps the Bernie, Wasserman, Email and rebellion fiasco took the edge off their quills.
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Of interest and some entertainment was Dan Casey’s expose on the Roanoke Hotel air-conditioning fiasco.  Clearly Trump was disturbed that 1500 of his supporters were stuck in a sauna at 90 degrees and 80 percent humidity in a 5-star facility he had paid BIG money to rent for the day.  Trump made his displeasure very plain from his view as well as on behalf of his supporters who were clearly mistreated –
He Was Their Voice!
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Casey likes to do roll-playing scenarios – so here’s one:
Casey books a first-class suite honeymoon package at the Roanoke for him and his lovely spouse for their anniversary.  The room is at 90 degrees and 80 percent humidity.  His spouse is understandably not happy, but, Dan refuses to complain or ask for a rate adjustment because after all, this is THE Roanoke Hotel and Dan wouldn’t want to be proactive and thereby distract from his mild and meek image.  Really?  I think Not!
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Some cartoonist views of the campaign
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Pravda Media Burying Sanders Supporters
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Donald Trump visiting Roanoke Va on Monday July 25
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Monday, July 25, 2016

 

Pravda Media Burying Sanders Supporters

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Roanoke Times, 7-25-2016, Pg 4, Small article buried in the chaff: Sanders supporters rally at convention.
“Thousands of demonstrators took to Philadelphia’s sweltering streets Sunday”
“Throngs of Bernie Sanders supporters marched down a main thoroughfare to show support for Bernie and disdain for Hillary”
“”Chanting Hell No, DNC, we won’t vote for Hillary”
And "This is what democracy looks like”
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Why wasn’t this on page one instead of the half-page coverage of a kid tracking a snake?
What great headline opportunities with BIG pictures.
Priorities?  Bias?  Slant?  Doing all we can do for our girl!
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Is there anything the Pravda Media won’t do to prop-up their girl Hillary?
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Wasserman Schultz booed off stage in Philadelphia
Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz was repeatedly interrupted and booed Monday as she sought to speak to Florida's convention delegation.  (Her Own Delegation)!
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Hillary Immediately Brings Disgraced DNC Chair Onto Her Campaign!
Like President Obama, Hillary offers no apology or even acknowledgment that it was wrong of the DNC to rig the election against Senator Sanders. Instead, she praises DWS and gives her a new job. ON HER CAMPAIGN.If that isn't a middle finger to the Bernie Sanders voters, I don't know what is.”
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

 

Roanoke Teachers Leaving “The School To Prison Pipeline”

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Roanoke Times, 7-24-2016, Pg 1, 9:  Pressure at workplace and workplace culture takes toll on Roanoke city’s teachers – major burnout and turnover
Pg 9:  Teacher Shortage evident across Roanoke and Va.
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The primary reason for major teacher turnover in Roanoke is painted as the Superintendent’s fault.  She’s acting like a warden.  Seems appropriate, after all, the Roanoke Times and their partners at The “Virginia LegalAid Justice Center’s JustChildren Program have labeled Roanoke Schools as a pipeline to prison.
https://www.justice4all.org/justchildren/justchildren-program/
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A mitigating factor in the teacher turnover is stated as too much tops down demands from staff.  This is understandable given the flow of “wisdom” from Obama’s DOE down to McAuliffe’s DOE (Tim Kaine’s Wife in-charge), down to the local school board and then down to the teachers where conflicting objectives and processes meet the reality of teaching 30+ students in a politically-correct dysfunctional teaching-learning environment.
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Perhaps the “teacher leaving” issues include: teachers are working in a hostile disrespectful classroom environment, accused of being a key part of the school-to-prison pipeline, expected to have all the students pass the SOL’s and be the on-site Social Worker repairing the dismal home-life many children suffer.
Roanoke Times Doubles-Down On Denigrating Roanoke Schools
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Is it any wonder that teachers, who started their teaching education and career wanting to help children and society, become disillusioned and burned-out and seek other careers!
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Perhaps a productive thing would be for the over three-dozen highly educated folks at the Virginia LegalAid Justice Center’s JustChildren Program 
to come out of their Charlottesville Ivory Tower and come-on-down to Roanoke and help teach our children, show us how it’s done and how to end your so-called “school to prison” pipeline.
Having the editors of the Roanoke Times substitute one day a week would also be helpful on multiple levels.
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As Dallas Chief of Police David Brown said: Join Us – We’re Hiring
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Teaching: A Mind Is A Terrible Thing To Waste

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Saturday, July 23, 2016

 

Donald Trump visiting Roanoke Va on Monday July 25

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Donald Trump visiting Roanoke Va on Monday  July 25
Donald Trump and running mate Indiana Gov. Mike Pence will hold a town hall in Roanoke on Monday afternoon, according to an updated campaign schedule released Saturday.
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Tickets
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This blog is very sure that Trump will not marginalize and disparage and belittle our businesspeople and our free enterprise system as did Obama at Fire House #1:
President’s Speech Taken At Face Value: "You Didn't Build That!"
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Watch the video of Obama, watch the facial expressions, watch the body language listen to the words and draw your own conclusions as to who is responsible for our dismal economic recovery, massive underemployment and shameful dependency:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKjPI6no5ng
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Then reflect on the fact that Hillary is dedicated to “build” on Obama’s Legacy!
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Recent events confirm that Obama has achieved his goal to transform America.
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Comey has discredited the FBI.
Lynch has discredited the DOJ
Lerner has discredited the IRS
Ginsburg has discredited the Supreme Court
Hillary has discredited the State Department
We’re $19 Trillion in federal debt
Millions of workers have stopped looking for work
Welfare is at an all time high
The Obama-economy the most anemic since WW2
Race-relations are back in the 60s
The rich-man poor-man hostility is back to the 1920s
Boys are in the girls rooms, locker rooms and showers
Abortion and abortion-pills are primary methods of “birth-control"
For Christians there are no protections for faith-based values
For Muslims there are no limitations to their Sharia Law
Foreign friends are few and demoralized
Foreign enemies are many and successfully-aggressive
Home grown terrorism is an all time high
Obama discrediting the police at every opportunity
The Obama Legacy will live on for years – mission accomplished!

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McAuliffe’s Honeymoon With Felons Ends In Divorce Court

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Roanoke Times, 7-23-2016, Pg 1,4: Court nixes “McAuliffe’s” voting rights order
Pg 5: Opinion: The RT Editors giving us “Clarity”
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This issue is the personification of the Pravda Media’s use of Orwell’s “1984” Doublespeak.
This is NOT just about “Voting rights”!
It’s about restoration of ALL rights as if the convictions for felonies didn’t exist.
Party to this legal action were many Commonwealth Attorney’s involved in criminal trials in which the jury pool would include convicted felons for those very crimes.
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The Virginia Constitution requires that the Governor process each felon and clearly NOT to issue a blanket pardon for hundreds-of-thousands of felons of whom the Governor still does not have a comprehensive list.
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The RT Opinion article uses almost half-a-page explaining how all this is really no big deal and the 206,000 “restored felons” probably wouldn’t vote, and if they did, it probably wouldn’t make any difference anyway, and McAuliffe didn’t try this dirty political trick to help his mentor Hillary win in Virginia.
Are these people trying to insult our intelligence, or, is it just turning out that way!
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More McAuliffe Felon Rights Fiasco
Roanoke Times, 7-25-2016, Pg Va 1, 8:  Registrars blame McAuliffe for Fiasco that has put local officials in a difficult position overnight.
Chesterfield County General Registrar Haake said “McAuliffe used these felons in an effort for political gain”.
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Yet More McAuliffe Felon Rights Fiasco
Roanoke Times, 7-26-2016, Pg Va 1, 6: McAuliffe defiant of court’s ruling
“The governor said Republicans should put effort into winning ex-felons’ votes, not blocking them.”
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So there it is – right out of the donkey’s mouth – it’s not about doing the right thing for felons – it’s all about politics and votes for Hillary!
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Media Diagnose McAuliffe With ADHD
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McAuliffe Plays The Voting Race Card With Felons
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Killer: Where’s My Absentee Ballot That McAuliffe Promised?
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Obama Uses “1984 Double Speak” For Felons And Convicts

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The Candidates Daughters

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The Pravda Media is working overtime to build an image that Trump is anti-women.  It is an extension of their ongoing effort to paint their distorted picture of the so called Republican War on Women.  As if 50+% of Republicans aren’t women and the core of the grass-roots Republican clubs and activities. 
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Ivanka Trump’s presentation to the Republican Convention was an outstanding dissertation of Donald Trump’s track-record on women in general and women in the workplace in particular.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mXENfQJeQgA
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The Pravda Media is now working desperately to find at least one woman who will disparage The Donald in some way. 
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The bias of the Pravda Media is clear in their coverage of Ivanka vs Chelsea’s fathers:
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And clearly the Pravda Media is not going to ask Chelsea about her felon-father-in-law either:
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Kimberlin Brown presented a compelling case for women to join and support Republican initiatives, actions and values.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o8oAX8kR8rI
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

 

Ted Cruz And His TeaParty At The Republican Convention

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“Republican officials slammed Texas Sen. Ted Cruz Wednesday night after he failed to endorse presidential nominee Donald Trump during his convention speech.
An RNC official called Cruz's speech "classless," while a senior GOP operative on the convention floor told Fox News, "I could not believe it. I literally could not believe [Cruz] didn't endorse Trump. I'm speechless."
Cruz, a rival of Trump's during primary season, was booed off the stage after ignoring cries from delegates to formally back the party's presidential candidate.”
It was refreshing to see the majority of delegates to the Republican Convention berating Ted Cruz for choosing to follow-up on Ken Cuccinelli’s disturbing performance at the Republican Convention.
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Ted and Ken’s behavior is totally consistent with the performance of the TeaParty here in Virginia and particularly in the 5th District.
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The TeaParty Leadership is all about a political cabal of very unpleasant ideologues who have no interest in the serious work of governing.  Instead they are fixated on control and self-importance and the bullying of those they deem not part of their “club” or who do not pledge allegiance to their snake-banner.
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They refuse to recognize the reality that the Republican Party is a minority party and that in order to win elections our candidates must appeal to almost all Republicans, most of the Independents and many Reagan Democrats.
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This situation will only improve if “Responsible Republicans” become active in their party activities and actively participate in their local Units.  Currently TeaParty activists control the majority of Virginia's Republican Units and therefore they control The RPV and the candidate selection processes.
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Some insightful views about this ongoing saga:
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

 

Virginia TeaParty Rocks At Republican Convention

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Ken Cuccinelli, head of the RPV and leader of the Virginia TeaParty, displayed some very strange and juvenile behavior at the Republican Convention last night.
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Ken spearheaded a floor-fight to force the convention to make rules restricting who can vote in future Republican Primaries.
What a strange thing to do considering he ramroded the RPV to change from a primary to a closed convention so he could lock-up his nomination for Va. Governor – he then lost the general election taking down the Lt. Gov and AG with him.
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If Ken feels so strongly about Party Representation why hasn’t he spearheaded the move for party enrollment in Virginia so that only enrolled Republicans can vote in Republican primaries and Units?  Could it be he wants to have it both ways so he can choose the best path for his TeaParty associates?
That’s clearly what he did for the recent 5th District process to replace Robert Hurt.
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Ken’s “management” of the Va. Republican primary is very interesting.
“His guy Cruz” got only 17% of the vote – but Ken gave him 10 of our 13 delegates.
Based on that mathematical wizardry – how can Ken complain about the national convention math?
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Va. Primary
Candidate
Percent
Primary
Vote
Primary
Votes
At Large
Delegates
“Assigned”
Trump
35%
356,840
3
Rubio
32%
327,918
0
Cruz
17%
171,150
10
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Perhaps the Republican Party of Virginia RPV needs a new leadership team that is compatible with most Republicans and can appeal to most Independents and many Regan Democrats.
Perhaps that would be a recipe for success --- you think?
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Va TeaParty Convention Update
Ted Cruz And His TeaParty At The Republican Convention
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Virginia Conventions vs. Primaries
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TeaParty Primary-Elections Strategy Revealed
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Strange Convention Ken Quote:  “Lucy’s open and it costs a nickel”
“Lucy's psychiatry booth is a running gag in the Peanutscomic strip by Charles M. Schulz. In a parody of the lemonade stands which are operated by many young children in the United StatesLucy van Pelt operates a psychiatric booth. Other characters come to it to tell Lucy their problems. She responds by spouting useless advice.
The booth first appeared on March 27, 1959, and the price for advice has typically been a nickel:

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