The Jeff Frederick Fan Club Comes Out Strong For Howie Lind

By Loudoun Insider
Unfortunately I think it’s clear that diehard Frederick Fanatic Howie Lind is going to be the next 10th District Republican Committee Chairman.  See the email below the fold from the wacky fringe.  Woe is the GOP!

Northern Virginia Members
State Central Committee of the RPV

Kay Gunter, 10th CD
Jo-Ann Chase, 10th CD
David Ray, 11th CD

Patsy Drain, 11th CD
Keith Damon, 11th CD
Michael Giere, 8th CD
Vellie Dietrich-Hall, 8th CD
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We are seven of the nine elected State Central Committee members from Northern Virginia and the three Congressional Districts (the 8th, 10th, 11th). We are your representatives to the Republican Party of Virginia, and we were elected to our positions by you, as delegates to the last District Conventions two years ago.

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We are writing to you with exciting news and some thoughts on the 10th District Chairman’s race.

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As you may know, in the 10th Congressional District (represented by Congressman Frank Wolf) the current GOP Chairman, Jim Rich, announced that he would not stand for reelection after nearly 20 years in that position. Our good friend and fellow elected State Central Committee member Howie Lind announced his candidacy for this position, as did a former Leesburg Town Councilman.

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We enthusiastically and whole-heartedly endorse Howie Lind.

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Howie is very well known in the 10th District (and statewide) for his inspiring hard work, his energy and true grassroots leadership. He has proposed a robust agenda of action items for the 10th District, all aimed at building and updating party operations, outreach and messaging.

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Howie’s background is impressive. He’s a former Naval officer. He was an appointee in the Bush Administration for nearly five years in the Defense and State Department, working on Iraq reconstruction. He’s currently an executive with a major firm. Howie has been involved in grassroots politics as a Precinct and District Chairman; he has run for the State Senate; and he been elected to the State Central Committee for the 10th District. As Dranesville Chairman, he raised over $30,000 to operate and staff a satellite office of the FCRC in McLean that proved instrumental in the 2008 elections. Howie has raised money and found candidates for public office such as the new 34th District Delegate, Barbara Comstock. Led by Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, he has hundreds of endorsements to his campaign, in the 10th District and statewide.

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Although none of us personally know his opponent, we believe him to be a fine man. However, while Howie has run a 100% positive, constructive and enthusiastic campaign of ideas for our Party’s future, this has not been the case for his opposition. Some people, apparently speaking for Howie’s opponent – including the outgoing Chairman – have lowered the bar in this race by engaging in a whispering and email campaign of half-truths and mischaracterizations.

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We are saddened by this and would have expected much more in the 10th District Chairman’s race. You may disagree with Howie Lind on a specific issue or on his agenda for the 10th District. You may even question his action in a specific situation. But you simply can’t make a rational case for the outrageous smears that have found their way into the campaign. This is the type of rancor and division that drives many people from becoming involved in the Republican Party in the first place. We would hope that Howie’s opponent would disassociate himself from these smear tactics, and give 10th District Republicans the type of campaign worthy of them.

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To us, it seems that we have the kind of campaign from Howie Lind that we all want– positive, driven by ideas and energetic. And it shows in Delegate filings. Howie has overwhelming support throughout the 10th District, including a stunning Delegate sign-up in his opponent’s home county. Howie is a fine man, with a passion to serve his Party, his Commonwealth, and his Nation. He wants to elect Republicans to office in every nook and cranny of the 10th District – not tear down other Republicans.

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Republicans in the 10th District are looking forward to a District Committee where all the members are given an opportunity to express opinions, where decisions are made in an open and transparent manner, and where accountability and cooperation go hand-in-hand.

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We believe that Howie Lind is the best candidate to lead in this building process and in electing Republicans. If you live in the 10th District, we ask you to join us in our support of Howie. Become a delegate to the 10th District Convention and attend the Convention on May 22, 2010 and vote for Howie Lind for Chairman.

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Note: Fairfax County and Prince William County registration ends on
Saturday, March 13, 2010

Comments

  • G. Stone says:

    ” That tells me that Howie Lind is not a supporter of Frank Wolf.”

    A better way to determine whether he supports Frank Wolf would be to ask him. Assertions that he does not based on Joann’s endorsement or lack thereof needs to be based on more than a guess.

    Your logic needs some fine tuning. I am supporting Howie Lind and am also supporting Frank Wolf. By your logic, this should not happen.

    Guess work is fun, however often inaccurate.

  • G. Stone says:

    “Well, David Duke is about as close to Beelzebub as you are likely to get. Is Beelzebub a Republican too?”

    Dan
    on March 15th, 2010

    David Duke was thrown out of the LA Republican Party on his ear. However, he can call himself whatever he wants, he is simply not welcome in the Republican party. We toss out our former Klansmen, the Democrats make theirs Senate Majority Leader.

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    Local, I am tired of fighting with you, you demonstrate enough on your own to make others wonder why you are a republican. It’s not just me. Congrats on teaming up with BO – your enemy’s enemy is your friend. I don’t recall many “conversations” with BO, often his posts are just petty and personal insults. Be happy with your choices, it’s all we’ve got!
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    As for your rant on “ways to look at things from all angles” – it could be retitled “titling in the wind” or “compromising principles”.

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    Other LL, How can you exptrapolate that Lind will not support Frank Wolf because JoAnne said something in December?

  • Ron says:

    “David Duke was thrown out of the LA Republican Party on his ear. However, he can call himself whatever he wants, he is simply not welcome in the Republican party. We toss out our former Klansmen, the Democrats make theirs Senate Majority Leader.”

    G. Stone, The former Klansman is not President Pro-Tem of the Senate. Interestingly, leftists like Dan are more than willing to make excuses for the likes of Jim Moran, or, for that matter, a President who dutifully attended the Church of Hamas and “U.S. of KKK-a.”

  • Michael, in his usual failing logic, say: “she got beat by We the People”
    Michael, O know it escapes you because you’re genrally the dim bulb in any room you enter….
    But she got beat by a stacked primary that in no way bears even passing resemblance to the general public’s outlook on Candice’s Committee , and the fine candidates it would have produced.

    Time and time again, these people jam a primary full of them, or a convention….select an unelectable….and run with that candidate all the way to the huge loss. And thru it all, they never get smarter??
    Thin Patricia Phillips, who was thumped by Herring. Think Ferrus’ PHC chartered buses rolling down to a Richmond Convention, slamming the vote for THEIR guy, and getting thumped by a Volvo salesman.

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over. Now they’re pushing Lind. Do the math, Einstein.

  • local gop says:

    LL,
    1) I didnt rant, nothing was in all caps, i was talking.
    2) You are a truly ignorant or blindly partisan person if you cannot simply admit that there is more than 1 angle in every government decision.

  • BlackOut says:

    LL’s new nickname is LL180. Nothing acceptable but her view. No dialog, no possibility of a better idea, no possibility of a different view, no compromise. LL’s way or the highway. Ms. 180. Sorta sounds like China. Let’s move to one party and f*** everyone else.
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    LL your anonymous handle provides the illustration of how many think on this blog. Don’t take it personal. Unless, you’re looking to be introspective.

  • Malachi says:

    ll, if you’re all about not “comprimising principles”, then I can see why you’d support howie. he has no tolerance for anything but an extreme right winger. this is the same howie lind who primaried a perfectly good republican candidate because he wasn’t conservative enough (and lost to him by 35%). this is the same howie lind who called the greater mclean women’s club, an organization that was criticial to new delegate barbara comstock’s victory, the same howie lind who tried to expell vince callahan, his own long time former delegate from the party simply because he thought gilmore was a lousy senate candidate (which he was).

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    “Candace’s Committee”? You mean campaign committee, right?

    I read a nice letter from her not too long ago, that was in a very different spirit than your ranting here.

    YOU do the math, ace.

    An open primary didn’t go the way you want, and you’ve had your panties in a twist ever since.

    The convention is already filed, and negative ranting is going to do…what, exactly? It worked for the primary, right? And what’s that about doing the same thing over and over and over?

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    BO, Go suck an egg. I’ve never taken any of your comments seriously and I am not going to start now. I like the tag team approach with BO1 and BO2, it’s cute. I am ignorant and a chinese communist – it doesn’t get more entertaining than this!

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    Local, Look at all the angels you want, stand upside down and hang your head sideways. Sometimes there is only a principled decision in governing, sometimes there is just right and wrong, or facts and conjecture. That you chose the later in almost every discussion is what I take issue with. It’s understandable why you find kinship with BO in style and substance – because you have much more in common with him then your own party. Again, it’s your decision.

  • local gop says:

    “Sometimes there is only a principled decision in governing”
    ****
    So firing, as you wish, 20% of staff (in addition to the other laundry list you want fired), increasing already over the top class sizes 2-4 students, and cutting down bus service because some kids are, in your opinion, simply too close to the school so they can walk. All that is principled? Don’t insult me by trying to pass that off as ‘principled’.
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    I seem to remember another conservative using the ‘principled’ argument to make knee jerk, ill-advised, policy decisions that we as a nation are still suffering from today. Remember GWB? He invaded Iraq out of principle. Yeah, that worked out REAL well didn’t it?
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    We elect political leaders and they appoint county executives to make the best, most informed decisions when it comes to budgeting and taxes, not to apply ‘principle’ and take hack saws to county budgets and policies with no regards for the ramifications. that is suicide.

  • G. Stone says:

    “Remember GWB? He invaded Iraq out of principle. Yeah, that worked out REAL well didn’t it?”

    Pssssstt You might wants to check a newspaper, we won .

  • G. Stone says:

    We elect political leaders and they appoint county executives to make the best, most informed decisions when it comes to budgeting and taxes, not to apply ‘principle’ and take hack saws to county budgets and policies with no regards for the ramifications. that is suicide.
    local gop
    No its not. It is called budget reform. It is called reallocation of resources in proportion to revenue.It is called living in the real world. it is called ignoring those who can not add or subtract. It is called acting like the only grown ups in the room when children dig in for their second or third bowl of ice cream. It is called saying NO.

  • G. Stone says:

    “So firing, as you wish, 20% of staff (in addition to the other laundry list you want fired), increasing already over the top class sizes 2-4 students, and cutting down bus service because some kids are, in your opinion, simply too close to the school so they can walk. All that is principled? Don’t insult me by trying to pass that off as ‘principled’.
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    I would call it common sense based on the reality. The system is top heavy so 20% strategic layoffs may be exactly what is needed. There are a zillion studies that tell us class size has a lot less to do with learning than other factors. Your wholesale rejections are a typical response from someone who has bought the NEA educrat line wholesale.

  • G. Stone says:

    G. Stone, The former Klansman is not President Pro-Tem of the Senate.

    Correct. Sen Byrd is a former Majority Leader of the Senate. I thought that is what I said the first time.

  • Michael says:

    BPM says “Time and time again, these people jam a primary full of them, or a convention….select an unelectable….and run with that candidate all the way to the huge loss. And thru it all, they never get smarter??”. Yes these terrible people called registered voters came out to support Mark Sell. Sell seems to be electable last time I checked and I am sure he will produce many winners in the future. I didn’t realize if you want to be a Republican in Loudoun you need to go through Monk – What an egomaniac this cat is!

  • local gop says:

    “We won.”–Not even going to honor with a response.

    Yes, reform is necessary. That does not, however, mean that decisions are made without analysis, consideration of the consequences, and back up plans should something not work out correctly. No decision maker makes major policy overhauls without first considering all angles. It doesnt mean that the ‘principled’ decision is not the correct one, just that everything must be taken into consideration before a final decision is made. Please explain to me what is so radical or wrong about analyzing before making a decision? It’s called smart, oh wait, that fancy book learnin’ aint for LL, I forgot she ranted against PhDs a while back.

  • Brian S. says:

    Yes, the former Klansman is the current President Pro-Tempore of the Senate. Byrd’s been in the Senate longer than any other Democrat, thus he’s the PPT.

  • Loudoun Lady says:

    Local, Give it a rest. I know you are a real smarty pants that is getting their Masters in Public Administration to score one of those high paying government jobs that I will have to pay for with my tax dollars forever, but my 6th grade educated grandmother had more common sense than you.
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    Further, the “not winning the war” is another democrat talking point. It is absolutely unreal that you won’t even give the men and women in the military the praise they deserve – hell yes we won the war in Iraq. If you want to debate the “whys” of invading Iraq, please do so – as I have heard some very principled arguments – however, what is not up for debate is that we won.

  • G. Stone says:

    “Please explain to me what is so radical or wrong about analyzing before making a decision? It’s called smart…. ”

    You do enjoy tangents as well as being a master of the obvious.

  • local gop says:

    LL,
    Common sense ain’t very common these days.

  • local gop says:

    LL,
    And plastering those who disagree with the war or have a different opinion on the outcome as anti-troops is a typical right wing play. You lied saying that I agreed with the LoCo budget, and now you are lying again saying that I am anti-troop because I said the war isnt over yet. Lies, after lies. You are really starting to make me lose respect for you. I can handle disagreeing, but not blatant lies.

  • local gop says:

    How can we have ‘won’ something that we are still in the middle of fighting?? Please explain…as that defies even the most basic common sense.

    Yet again, LL shows her hatred for the educated, borderline promotion of class warfare. God forbid you have a degree because they your opinion doesnt matter. And you’re always wrong. I’m sure your grandmother is very nice and would probably tell you that listening to others is a good thing because open dialogue about problems is the only true way to solve them.

  • Dan says:

    local gop, you are over thinking this. (Must be all that higher education)
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    If Loudoun Lady says the war is over then the war is over. If the war is won and done the troops no longer need to be there. Let’s start bringing the troops home right now.
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    As one who was once one of the troops (albeit many decades ago) I can assure you the troops will be very pleased with this.

  • The war was won. The security detaol kept in place to preserve Iraq against the insurgents coming in from Iran and Syria was a bitch, though.
    After even that disruption died down, we had handed 70% of the provinces back to Iraqis and stayed local in case they needed us.
    local democrat– you need to get your head out of your anus (the WaPo)and stop looking at the action thru their jaded and tortured prism…

  • In more news, the Iraqis have enjoyed NUMEROUS FREE ELECTIONS that were not possible in 2001.
    And they’re now assuming more and more of their own security….so American men and women can begin to come home the right way…with honor.
    I lost a nephew in Iraq in 2006…and no one who’s lost anyone there wants to give up and lose what their deaths accomplished.
    I’m an old leatherneck, and I’d pickup where he left off– but my time has passed, and I’ve already given my time to the protection of the innocent.

  • local gop says:

    BPM: its not over until its over. let’s not pop the cork on tha champaign bottles again (GWB on the air craft carrier years ago) and pretend that it’s over. we havent ‘won’ until Iraq is stable (and its just not right now), and every american troop is out.

  • Jesus, you’re an idiot. We rolled across Iraq like it was protected by girl scouts.
    We went immediately to a security role in providing the stabilization effort and maintaining an environment where that could occur. Do you believe everything the liberal spewpots tell you – or are you capable of some independent thought? Have you ever served in a forward deployment? Can you understand operational contexts?

    “Mission accomplished” was exactly that. We set out to accomplish a directive, and it was fulfilled. That directive was to roll thru Iraq and squash the Republican Guard and take the country over pending the formation of a new Iraqi Government.

    It had nothing to do with the insurgent attacks by non-government/non-Iraqi-affiliated AlQueda, and Iranian and Syrian elements. That portion of the effort was not included in the statement. But liberal press media, being as dim-witted as they are, and knowing jack-shit about military strategy and mission compartamentalization, fucked it up as bad as they usually do with anything. I continually amazes me that some of these idiots have 4 year degrees in their chosen field.

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