Bearing Drift Archive

November 2013

What Ken Cuccinelli did right - November 14, 2013

October 2013

It’s time to stop complaining about the Obamacare website - October 30, 2013

It’s been a week… – October 9, 2013

September 2014

I shoulda been a coal miner - September 29, 2013

What, me worry? – September 26, 2013

Enough with the guilt by association nonsense - September 18, 2013

Why the NVTC endorsement matter – September 17, 2013

Thoughts on the eve of Constitution Day – September 16, 2013

Does E.W. Jackson Want to Win or Not? – September 4, 2013

August 2013

How far we’ve come – August 28, 2013

Has Terry lost his base – WaPo nails McAuliffe on Greentech - August 14, 2013

It’s time to alter course in the Governor’s race - August 7, 2013

July 2013

Reforming our Gift Disclosure Laws - July 17, 2013

June 2013

Voting Rights Act decision was a good one for Virginia - June 26, 2013

Tips for Republican bloggers - June 24, 2013

It’s time to start paying more attention to taxes - June 16, 2013

Does anybody really care about control of the State Senate? - June 3, 2013

May 2013

A Memorial Day Remembrance - May 27, 2013 (repost)

2013 RPV Convention demonstrates the folly of nominating conventions - May 19, 2013

April 2013

Ron Meyer announces campaign to unseat Gerry Connolly in VA-11 - April 30, 2013

Why Virginia has nothing to fear from Ken Cuccinelli – April 29, 2013

It was fun while it lasted – April 24, 2013

What really happened at St. John’s Church on Easter Sunday - April 2, 2013

March 2013

Is this really what we’ve come to? – March 29, 2013

What does “big government” actually mean? – March 17, 2013

How to stump a Democratic gubernatorial candidates — ask him who’s in the Governor’s cabinet – March 13, 2013

A lot of people owe Bill Bolling an apology – March 12, 2013

February 2013

The real problem with the transportation plan – February 25, 2013

Trading competence for ideology – February 11, 2013

No, Delegate Bob Marshall, two wrongs don’t make a right - February 4, 2013

January 2013

A response to Dr. Utt’s criticism of the Governor’s Transportation Plan – January 9, 2013

A preview of the 113th Congress – January 7, 2013

December 2012

Now is the time for a national dialogue on mass murder – December 15, 2012

Ken Cuccinelli will be the next Governor of Virginia – December 10, 2012

November 2012

WaPo and RTD reports: Bolling may run for Governor as an independent – November 28, 2012

Talk of secession is absolute lunacy – November 14, 2012

It’s all about the candidate – November 9, 2012

September 2012

Romney’s criticism of the Egyptian statement was valid – September 14, 2012

Who watches the watchers? – September 4, 2012

My post convention thoughts – September 1, 2012

August 2012

Convention update: Media and Democrats redefining “lie” to attack Ryan – August 30, 2012

Convention update: Day 2 a study in contrasts – August 30, 2012

Convention update: Ann Romney steals the show – August 29, 2012

Convention update: potential floor fight over new delegate rules averted – August 28, 2012

Wanted: Candidates with message discipline – August 21, 2012

Republican political “pros” need to grow a pair – August 15, 2012

Congress on track to be least productive in generations – August 14, 2012

It’s Ryan! – August 11, 2012

I hate August – August 7, 2012

July 2012

The left still doesn’t get why “You didn’t build that” is a big deal – July 31, 2012

Politifact’s Tim Kaine double standard – July 30, 2012

It’s time for Michelle Bachmann to stop – July 24, 2012

Penn State penalties are appropriate – July 23, 2012

Who cares who ran Bain Capital?July 17, 2012

Romney floats first VP name trial balloon – Condi Rice – July 13, 2012

Silly season in full swing – more class warfare from the President – July 11, 2012

Let’s stop with the cut and paste unemployment numbers spin – July 10, 2012

Not so fast there, Artur Davis – July 8, 2012

June 2012

My view from inside the Court room – more good than bad in the Obamacare decision – June 28, 2012

Arizona decision a victory for federalism – June 26, 2012

Lingamfelter files for LG – June 19, 2012

BREAKING: SCC reverses primary decision, 2013 candidates will be nominated by convention – June 15, 2012

Flawed assumptions, logical contortions plague the convention vs. primary debate – June 9, 2012

May 2012

It’s official – with Texas win, Romney clinches the Republican nomination – May 29, 2012

Remembering one of the fallen – May 28, 2012

The road to the White House leads through Fairfax – May 24, 2012

Vote against openly gay judicial nominee another black eye for Virginia – May 15, 2012

Rufus is happy! – May 10, 2012

Lugar deserved to lose – May 10, 2012

Enough right-to-work fearmongering – May 3, 2012

Where is Tim Kaine getting his money? – May 3, 2012

Osama, Obama and the bridge too far – May 1, 2012

April 2012

It’s cool to hate the “veepstakes” this year – April 27, 2012

Thoughts on Tax Day – April 17, 2012

Saslaw adopts Republican talking points to attack McDonnell on tolls – April 12, 2012

Democrats, be honest: the Buffett Rule is an election year gimmick – April 10, 2012

Republicans are stupid – April 6, 2012

Our best choice for Vice President: Bob McDonnell – April 4, 2012

March 2012

Trayvon Martin deserves his day in court – March 23, 2012

“It’s working. You’re welcome.” – March 21, 2012

Why hasn’t Romney won the nomination yet? – March 20, 2012

Winning versus governing – time to scale back the gas price rhetoric – March 14, 2012

VA Senate Democrats have lost the Washington Post – March 2, 2012

February 2012

We owe the Queen an apology – February 25, 2012

Mitt Romney wins last debate decisively, destroys Santorum, Gingrich and Paul – February 23, 2012

Breaking – Romney wins Maine caucuses – February 11, 2012

Breaking – Conservative movement betrayed at CPAC, RINO wins straw poll – February 11, 2012

Tim Kaine’s quandry – February 8, 2012

Santorum sweep a blessing in disguise for Romney – February 8, 2012

We’re all concerned about the very poor – even Mitt Romney – February 3, 2012

January 2012

“Holy crap, it could happen!” – January 26, 2012

Will the real anti-establishment candidate please stand up? – January 23, 2012

Democrats lecturing Republicans on deficit spending? Seriously? - January 10, 2012

New Hampshire predictions open thread – January 10, 2012

Iowa proved one more thing: Newt shouldn’t be President – January 4, 2012

December 2011

Verizon says “You gotta pay us for the privilege of paying us” – December 30, 2011

The significance of the Gingrich and Perry failures – December 24, 2011

The payroll tax cut is a gimmick – December 22, 2011

Time to stop looking for the next Reagan – December 18, 2011

Ten books you might actually READ for Christmas… – December 8, 2011

November 2011

Romney getting the predictable – and worthless – attacks – November 28, 2011

Debt committee disappointment – November 21, 2011

Thank you! – November 10, 2011

August 2011

Wisconsin recalls are a loss for democracy – August 10, 2011

July 2011

Solving problems that don’t exist – July 14, 2011

The end of American exploration? – July 8, 2011

The real Fourth of July – July 3, 2011

May 2011

A Memorial Day Remembrance – May 29, 2011

150 years ago today, Virginia secedes – May 23, 2011

April 2011

A new birth of Freedom – April 12, 2011

Exclusive: Wrong State Senate redistricting lines released – April 1, 2011

March 2011

Centennial of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – March 25, 2011

We’re talking about the wrong Senate race – March 24, 2011

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! – March 17, 2011

Politics trumps good governance in Wisconsin – March 10, 2011

The sesquicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s first inauguration – March 4, 2011

More rumors swirling about the Fairfax BOS Chairman race – March 1, 2011

February 2011

Senate retirements make Northern Virginia a major battleground – February 26, 2011

Wisconsin Democrats are cowards – February 21, 2011

Understanding Wisconsin – February 19, 2011

What’s fiscally conservative about borrowing $4 billion for roads? - February 15, 2011

How can anyone in Northern Virginia vote against transportation funding? - February 8, 2011

January 2011

Taking snark just a step too far – January 26, 2011

Webb’s future could have major impact on 2011 and 2012 races – January 23, 2011

Redistricting in Virginia – The Ins and Outs – January 20, 2011

Does anybody really need to own a Chia Pet? – January 19, 2011

Ignoring the President, Krugman doubles down on “violent rhetoric” narrative – January 15, 2011

Miles Grant never wastes an opportunity to exploit a tragedy – January 8, 2011

We don’t need a Virginia currency – January 5, 2011

December 2010

What, exactly, is a “career politician?” – December 29, 2010

Transportation funding hypocrisy at its finest – December 27, 2010

Fairfax State Senate Candidate Scott Martin has an unbelievable list of endorsements – December 22, 2010

Blue Virginia wants Bob Marshall dead – December 21, 2010

No Labels? No, thanks. – December 20, 2010

Moderates vs. Conservatives – time to bury the hatchet – December 11, 2010

National Democrats are desperate for leadership – December 11, 2010

Why fix the economy when you can overregulate it? – December 4, 2010

November 2010

Calling everything unconstitutional demeans the Constitution – November 26, 2010

Congratulations Bill Stanley! – November 23, 2010

Breaking – SCC votes for primary, against increased convention and delegate fees - November 20, 2010

The Republican Party – True to Its Core – November 19, 2010

Stevens Miller – Arrogance in Loudoun blogging – November 18, 2010

Enough whining already – November 16, 2010

October 2010

Fimian on gun laws – absolutely right – October 29, 2010

One last comment on email-gate, race and the Republican Party – October 20, 2010

Lowell Feld accuses me of defamation. My response? Bring it. – October 20, 2010

What’s worse? Racism or using racism as a political weapon? – October 19, 2010

Fimian destroys Connolly in 3rd quarter fundraising in VA-11 – October 18, 2010

What is Phil Cox thinking? – October 14, 2010

Federal judge enjoins enforcement of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” – October 12, 2010

A lesson in how not to keep a negative story out of the media – October 6, 2010

Connolly is too cheap to send out his own attack ads, but has no problem campaigning on the taxpayer’s dime – October 4, 2010

September 2010

A lesson in politics we could all use – September 27, 2010

Time to end statewide conventions – September 23, 2010

Fairfax County Republican Committee may need a new leader come November – September 22, 2010