Here are a few Virginia (and national) news headlines, political and otherwise, for Friday, September 21.
*Sept. 19: A Wild Day in the Polls, but Obama Ends Up Ahead (Obama has a 76.1% chance of winning the election in Nate Silver's model forecast, a 94.8% chance in the "Now-cast.")
*Romney campaign hits financial snag (Hahaha, Romney can't even balance his OWN budget!)
*Obama mocks Romney on '47%' (For Pete's sake, he's running for President, don't be so mean to the poor guy! At least that's what Ann Romney says...life's so unfair to poor...well, megamillionaires with Cayman Islands bank accounts, huh?)
*Romney's class warfare ("To him, it's 'winners' vs. 'victims.'")
*Romney in Fantasyland ("In Mitt Romney's Fantasyland version of the American Dream, all it takes to succeed in this country is determination and hard work. Government merely needs to get out of the way, roust the Entitlement Society slackers and let the Opportunity Society strivers go for it.")
*An ideology without promise ("...a Republican ideology pitting the "makers" against the "takers" offers nothing. No sympathy for our fellow citizens. No insight into our social challenge. No hope of change. This approach involves a relentless reductionism. Human worth is reduced to economic production. Social problems are reduced to personal vices. Politics is reduced to class warfare on behalf of the upper class.")
*'Nobama' Empty Chair Owner: 'It's Just Eastwooding' ("The Centreville resident, who has donated to the Republican National Committee and the Herman Cain and Mitt Romney campaigns, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, has three 'Nobama' signs on display near Bull Run Post Office Road.")
*Virginia's abortion war ("Ken Cuccinelli strikes a blow against the procedure - and against the rule of law.")
*At debate, Kaine, Allen spar on fiscal issues *Why Dave Weigel Got it Wrong on Today's Debate *GOP pounces on Kaine's tax remark after debate with Allen (So, let's get this straight: Kaine and Allen debate for an hour, Kaine outperforms Allen by a wide margin - in substance and style - for 59 minutes, 30 seconds or so of that hour, but one minor/offhand remark in response to a hypothetical question gets all the media coverage? Utterly ridiculous. Also, what's with the herd mentality among these "journalists?" Seriously, they all watched the debate and each independently picked out the same comment as "news?" Riiiight.)
The purpose of Blue Virginia is to cover Virginia politics from a progressive and Democratic perspective. This is a group blog and a community blog. We invite everyone to comment here, but please be aware that profanity, personal attacks, bigotry, insults, rudeness, frequent unsupported or off-point statements, "trolling" (NOTE: that includes outright lies, whether about climate science, or what other people said, or whatever), and "troll ratings abuse" (e.g., "troll" rating someone simply because you disagree with their argument) are not permitted and, if continued, will lead to banning. For more on trolling, see the Daily Kos FAQs. Also note that diaries may be deleted if they do not contain at least 2 solid paragraphs of original text; if not, please use the comments section of a relevant diary. For more on writing diaries, click here. Thanks, and enjoy!