Thursday, March 1, 2012
Clements: Phrase designed to capture 'magnitude of anger' at health care reform.
Independent filmmaker Logan Darrow Clements said Wednesday that his decision to use "Go to hell Barack" in a Metro advertisement was borne out of his anger at the state of America's healthcare system -- and where he feels it's headed. "It was designed to express the magnitude of anger over our move toward socialized medicine," Clements told Patch in a phone interview. "I'm extremely upset the government is going to take over health care. I'm not mildly upset. I'm extremely upset." An advertisement for Clements' movie "Sick & Sicker" in the Clarendon Metro station states, "Barack Obama wants politicians and bureaucrats to control America's entire medical system." It adds: "Go to hell Barack." The language has drawn the ire of U.S. Rep. Jim …
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Virginia Congressman speaking about his plan Wednesday on Capitol Hill.
- Karen Goff
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Virginia) is unveiling his plan to get rid of the debt ceiling in a news conference on Capitol Hill Wednesday morning. Moran will join Reps. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) and Hank Johnson (D-GA) to unveil their Full Faith and Credit Act of 2011. The group calls the debt ceiling an unecessary law “increasingly used as an impediment to Congress’s ability to further economic recovery.” Over the summer, the country nearly defaulted as Democrats and Republicans battled over whether to raise the federal debt limit. In the end, the two sides agreed on a last-minute deal to raise the limit in exchange for spending cuts. Moran, who represents Virginia's 8th District, which includes Reston, was one of 95 House Democrats who joined 66 …
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The next Virginia Governor's race is two years away, and he's setting himself up for a run
It's 7 a.m. on a hot July morning and Terry McAuliffe jumps into the passenger seat of his hybrid Chevy Tahoe. On this Saturday in McLean, Va., the heat index will reach 110 degrees. The country is fired up over the debt ceiling fight in Washington, and McAuliffe, 54, wide-eyed and grinning, looks like a kid who's just been told he's going to McDonald's. He pulls a map of Virginia from the glove box. It's peppered with magic marker circles (You can see a digital version of the map on his campaign-like website). "Love the map!" McAuliffe says, almost shouts, and then sips coffee from a travel mug. "It's fun going to these tiny towns. To them I'm the former chair of the DNC, and it's fun for coal miners to get to know you, to get rid of the …
Monday, March 14, 2011
Even in a quiet election year, there is lots to talk about in Reston.
Here we are already in March 2011. One would think nothing much is happening politically. November 2012, with its presidential, U.S. Senate and House races, is a long way off. But, still there is fruit for the picking on the old grapevine. Here’s one early puzzler for 2012. Democratic Party activists are buzzing that Reston is to be sent back to the 11th Congressional district from whence we came 10 years ago, after the last U.S. Census. The puzzle is this: Why would the Republicans, who have the major say in redistricting, decide to give Democratic-leaning Reston to Gerry Connolly after he barely won re-election last year? When I asked Rep. Jim Moran (D-8th) if this change was likely, he evaded, which left me thinking Reston will …