‘You’re not a true conservative’

Bob Bonsignore, a member of Floyd’s tea party, got in my face after a board of supervisors meeting earlier this year to inform me that I was “not a true conservative.” Never got around to thanking him for that. Yes, Bob, you’re right: Not a conservative. Gotta another news flash for ya: Not a liberal […]

Voter anger sends Boucher a pink slip

The networks called the 9th District Congressional race early Tuesday. Republican Morgan Griffith, the carpetbagger from Salem, ousted Democrat Rick Boucher from the Congressional seat he has held for 28 years. In a campaign fueled by voter anger, outside money and 800 grand in spending by the National Republican Congressional Committee, Griffith handily defeated a […]

The Ninth District Race: We wish we had a fourth choice

A number of people have asked over the last couple of weeks just who — if anyone — this web site will endorse in the tightly-contested race for Ninth District Congressman. Sorry. We don’t do endorsements. We feel it is presumptuous at best for us to try and influence anyone’s vote. When it comes to […]

Tea party endorsement of Griffith a meaningless act by a sham group

The Floyd tea party — such as it is — endorsed Morgan Griffith for Congress last week. Yeah, sure. They weren’t going to endorse Boucher. He’s a Democrat and far too moderate for the right-wing extremists of the tea party “movement.”  Jeremiah Heaton? No way. Heaton makes Sharron Angle look well versed on the issues. […]

Odds favor another term for Boucher

Many Congressional incumbents around the country are in trouble. At the moment, veteran 9th District Congressman Rick Boucher does not appear to be one of them. A new poll shows Democrat Boucher leading Republican challenger Morgan Griffith by 13 points — 52-39 percent. An incumbent with more than 50 percent re-elect is not usually considered […]