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The Song Remains The Same

Having looked at the recent Republican primary elections, we turn our attention to the party of which I am not a member. I do so with great trepidation as I am constantly educated on its inner workings. My education includes a very interesting conversation with Delegate Mark Sickles over beers and dinner several years ago […]

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It’s Always More Than Just One Thing

A brief follow up to yesterday’s post. Several Berg and LaRock supporters, even LaRock himself, have written to me making the case that HB2313 was, in fact, far more important to their victories than I discussed. Several Berg and LaRock supporters also mentioned their votes against the incumbents Joe May and Bev Sherwood for gun […]

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All Politics Is….

Local. And Personal. Nothing is more local than personal. While Virginia’s political class – new and used – tries to make sense of what happened in yesterday’s primary elections for both Republicans and Democrats, let’s just get somethings out of the way early. This was NOT a repudiation of House Bill 2313 that raised revenue […]

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The Most Powerful Word in Politics

Whenever a lobbyist (and don’t cringe at that word or profession because YOU have a lobbyist at this very minute working on your behalf) would ask me how I had planned on voting on a particular piece of legislation, he or she was looking for only three answers. 1. Yes 2. No 3. Maybe Vote […]

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April 15, 2016 Tax Day and RNC Convention

Recently the Republican National Committee Chairman, Reince Priebus, announced several changes that would be forthcoming in an effort to help the GOP win in 2016. Among those were the strong consideration being given to moving the convention date to earlier in the year. That is a very good idea indeed; however, the earliest dates that […]

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The Story of the Droopy Drawers Bill

Cold Fusion has been on sabbatical due to the brief illness and eventual passing of my mom on January 14th. I started back up writing a few weeks ago and posting on my website’s blog – www.chrissaxman.com; however, my Cold Fusion emails were very special to mom. She reviewed every one of them before I […]

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Lacey Putney – Virginia Gentleman

Yesterday, the Virginia political world was surprised, but not shocked, with the news that the Gentleman from Bedford, Delegate Lacey Putney, had decided not to run for re-election. The Gentleman from Bedford was first elected in 1961 during the Kennedy Administration. That will make 52 years of service in the Virginia General Assembly. Some back […]

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Want More Votes? Just Listen…

Following the Faith and Freedom Coalition’s Prayer Breakfast, I stayed for their private briefing with pollster Glen Bolger whose firm, Public Opinion Strategies, continues to be one of the best in the business. My father likes to use this saying, “Liars figure, figures don’t lie.” Meaning, there is truth in numbers. And the truth about […]

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Machiavelli Edition

Call me an optimist, but I wonder if Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts woke up this morning and let out a big MUWAHAHAHAHAHA. Sure, he was the deciding vote in ruling ObamaCare constitutional, but he did it in such a way that one cannot help but think he was thinking long term. […]

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Republican In Name Only?

One of the more ridiculous terms in modern American politics is RINO – Republican In Name Only. The Commonwealth of Virginia has no registration by party, so the only people who are technically a Republican, or a Democrat(ic) are those who are on the ballot as such or have been elected as such. I am […]

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