Annotations & Elucidations
You Want Bipartisanship?
The president visited the Senate Republicans yesterday asking for bipartisanship, then promptly went to a partisan fundraiser to mock them. Classy. Not only that, he’s disingenuous, as ever. There is bipartisanship in Washington — and it’s all against his policies as evidenced by the large numbers of Democrats who voted against the health care bill and cap and trade. Now, Democrats are joining Republican calls for the White House to be more forthcoming on a brewing scandal — did the president offer a candidate a job to drop out of a primary? The candidate, Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.) says yes. By the way, if it happened, it wouldn’t be your normal political patronage. It’s against the law.
Elsewhere, we’re sorry to hear the Jay and Stephanie Burkholder have given up their lawsuit against the city of Roanoke for stealing their land and giving it to a private company. It’s been a long fight and the legal expenses are mounting. The Burkholders pledge to work for, as are we, a state constitutional amendment beginning the next session of the General Assembly to prevent such government abuse and protect property rights. We’ll have more comment about this later this week.
More notes of interest in this News Stand: The GOP wants your ideas. It has started a Web site to take the ideas from every day Americans. U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte of Virginia’s 6th District explains in Human Events. Lawrence Meyers of Big Hollywood explains how we fuel Hollywood trash while Mark J. Fitzgibbons, usually of the Washington Examiner, goes national in the American Thinker, putting the lie on the G-Men’s reply to Virginia’s lawsuit against the health care law; and Ronald Kessler of News Max says it all when he writes that conservatives are the mainstream — and that’s not partisan. All of the above is below. Check it out.
Burkholders give up fight for Reserve Ave. property (Roanoke Times)
Government challenges state’s health care stance (Roanoke Times)
Fifth District candidates face off (Lynchburg News & Advance)
Allen says ‘poor judgment’ led to ‘macaca moment’ (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
McDonnell says he didn’t know of Fred Malek’s Nixon work, SEC settlement (Washington Post)
House GOP unveils Web site to build agenda (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Republicans, Dems press White House on job offer to Sestak (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Obama gets an earful in clash with GOP senators (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Obama offers scaled down version of Bush plan to put troops on the border (AP/GOPUSA.com)
GOP hopes candidate will flip Wash. Senate seat (AP/GOPUSA.com)
Does Hollywood Ideology Affect Hollywood Revenue? (Lawrence Meyers/Big Hollywood-Breitbart.com)
ObamaCare Lawsuit Reveals National Grab to Regulate Individual ‘Decisions’ (Mark J. Fitzgibbons/American Thinker Blog)
Conservatives Are the Mainstream (Ronald Kessler/NewsMax.com)
America — It’s Time to Speak Out (U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va./Human Events)
Obama’s Border Security Plan: More Desk Jobs! (Bobby Eberle/GOPUSA.com)
Look Who’s Behind the White House — Sestak Stonewall (Michelle Malkin/GOPUSA.com)
Preposterous Bill Press (Brent Bozell/GOPUSA.com)
West of the Potomac, GOP Hopes Rise (Tony Blankley/GOPUSA.com)
Republicans take it to the president (Fresh Ink Blog GOPUSA.com)
Gov’t employees used crystal meth & downloaded porn. … (Kay Daly/Fresh Ink Blog GOPUSA.com)