Dick Black’s Route To The Senate – Run Away From Mark Herring

By Loudoun Insider

As telegraphed by the Black Brigade robo-commenters at the LTM, Dick Black’s attention is shifting from Mark Herring to Stevens Miller.  This is because many people believe a southern Loudoun Senate district will be created to accomodate the tremendous population growth there.  With the Democratic bench being so ridiculously weak in Loudoun County, it looks like Stevens Miller (who is always being urged by his many fans to run for higher office!) will be the Dem candidate.  If Dick Black indeed moves once again to run for another office, this would be a match up of one perennial vagabond candidate against another, both with overly inflated opinions of themselves and big personal negatives.  What a horrible choice!

Adding more credence to the Dick Black will move again to run for another office, is the address attached to the recent email blast he sent out taking credit for the healthcare lawsuit – 42395 Ryan Road, Brambleton, VA 20148.  This is quite far from his Sugarland Run home, but it isn’t a new home in south-central Loudoun (yet), it’s a UPS Store.  Looks like Dick is taking locational lessons from Andrea McGimsey and the Climate Prosperity Project

After all the bitching about Mark Herring, you have to know that Dick knows he will never beat Mark Herring.  His best shot at getting elected (and after all, that’s what really matters to the egomaniac, not “representing” the voters he knows best) is to run away from Mark Herring as quickly as possible and head to greener pastures.  If newly admitted “liberal Democrat” Stevens Miller is the de facto opponent, then Dick Black in the Senate is not at all impossible, but unfortunately all too likely. 

Can you believe that this may be the best a prosperous well educated county like Loudoun can do in putting up candidates for the State Senate?  Stevens Miller or Dick Black???  Out of touch egomaniacal liberal, or out of touch egomaniacal wingnut.  Sad but true, sad but true.

Here’s some allegorical video to go with this post!


  • Matt Letourneau says:

    It should be noted that with the exception of South Riding, this is generally the most Democratic area of Ashburn.

  • LI, what would you do without Dick Black?

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Matt, there are plenty of Republicans and conservatives in South Riding.

    The Dems we have just tend to be very high profile.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    ROG, what wou8ld I do without Stevens Miller and Andrea McGimsey and Eugene Delgaudio??? Loudoun is full of self interested wacky politicians on both sides who deserve constant attention and ridicule.

  • BlackOut says:

    ROG, the real question is what would YOU do without Dick Black? Got an upgrade planned or are you satisfied with Black’s chances? Especially if he moves away from the heat.

  • Pragmatist says:

    “Can you believe that this may be the best a prosperous well educated county like Loudoun can do in putting up candidates for the State Senate?”

    Why would anyone with intelligence and no ego ever run for an elected office, especially in today’s world where there is endless bashing via all manner of “news” outlets? Intelligent people can do much better for themselves and their families by NOT participating in politics. Which leaves the aforementioned egomaniacal wingnuts….

  • Matt Letourneau says:

    I know Barbara–that’s why I said with the exception of South Riding. The others we are talking about–“southern Ashburn,” if you will–tend to trend more leftward than the rest of Ashburn.

    Personally, I think Virginia’s way of doing things–where you basically have to be independently wealthy in order to serve in the legislature–is not helping. Most people can’t take off 2 months a year from their jobs in order to be in Richmond, and it isn’t like you can make a living on $25k or whatever it is they get paid.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Sorry–I read “with the exception” to mean that only SR is MORE Dem.

    Understood now!


  • G. Stone says:

    TC is like ESPN but instead of sports it is Dick Black 24/7.

  • Rabble Rouser says:

    Let’s remember that Dick Black moved to Fredericksburg to run for Joann Davis’ congressional seat after her death, so LI’s point that Black is “mobile” is a good one. He will move whereever he can to get elected, so if he finds an easy district and open seat in Southern VA, he’ll move there!

  • BlackOut says:

    Very true Rabble Rouser but his judgment is suspect. He is certainly willing to move where he “thinks” he can get elected, but his move down to Fredericksburg wasn’t done so confidently. Very little commitment other than sharing a trailer with his campaign manager. Trailer life isn’t what I’d say is suitable for a U.S. Congressman. He got thumped down there and was sent home with his tail between his legs. Maybe he should by a used RV.

    At this point I have a hard time figuring out how he is living out of a PO Box in Brambleton. But then again, he is a resourceful kinda guy.

  • Union Guy says:

    Maybe he should get a mobile home? Going from race to race to win.

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    I think the converse of what LI is saying may be the real story here. Does the Black Brigade realize that THEY may ultimately be responsible for Stevens Miller being elected to State Senate? That would be the most ironic outcome of this saga – and distinctly possible.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Ironic that Miller isn’t good enough this time to just be “not somebody else”.

    Last time he was so very much MORE than simply “not”.

    At least to his erstwhile cheerleaders, and Merry Christmas to you, Eric.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Finally, someone also see that I picked on Stevens Miller nearly as much as I picked on Dick Black. And it wasn’t one of the big LCRC people, it was Eric the 1/2 Troll! Once again I am amazed that for all the complaining some people do about me picking on the LCRC, they hardly have anything to say when I pick on the Dems. As much as they complain about it, they enjoy and care more about the internal LCRC squabbling more than they do picking on their opposition.

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    Oh no Barb, it could very well be that the last time around was nearly the same scenario albeit at the BOS level. Your horse that time as well was another real stinker.

  • G. Stone says:

    “As much as they complain about it, they enjoy and care more about the internal LCRC squabbling more than they do picking on their opposition.”

    I actually enjoy your picking on Dems, your good at it. Please make it your mission for 2011. Focus on the big picture.

  • Loudoun Watcher says:

    I’m fairly certain that I read or heard Black announce that he told Gov. McDonnell that he would “beat Mark Herring”. What a squirrel. They see a car coming and they run back and forth across the road in front of it not quite sure which way to run. Squash goes the car.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Dick Black won’t beat Mark Herring. That’s why I am sure he is hoping for a new south Loudoun Senate seat that he can move into.

  • G. Stone says:

    I have an idea. How about a positive post regarding a Republican Politician before the holidays. I have the perfect politician in mind.

    Our own Congressman Frank Wolf just cast a courageous and correct vote in opposition to the Tax package or what the nitwits in the media call Bush Tax Cuts package. Frank Wolf because of real concerns for the deficit, federal spending and what that does to and for our relationship with China. His press release laying out his rational for his vote was one of his best. This vote puts Frank Wolf among the real grown up leaders in the House. His deep concern for where our nation is headed should be shared by all. I applaud his vote, his intellectual honesty and his philosophical alliance with those in the Senate such as Sen Coburn on this and the connected issues. Very well done Congressman Wolf. This is leadership folks !

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    Stone, I’ve never been big on rah-rah posts, but I do strongly support and respect Frank Wolf. Always have, always will.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    Uhh, Eric, last time Miller wasn’t only “not Snow”, he was also hailed as a savior, along with the rest of the VLF slate.

    And I’m sure we’ll see more of the same, if Op is really back.

    The longer time goes on down here, and the more egregious Miller gets in office, the more people realize that the FBI and the rest of it was some real overblown bullshit. Also that we wouldn’t have the rec center Miller claims doesn’t exist on advice from his personal agenda staffer, or that we might not have had such issues with schools over cronies, and all the rest of it.

    This situation is only similar in that some of the same people who can’t vote in the race will fight for it tooth and nail.

    Can you vote in either Herring’s district, or any new southeastern district, Eric?

    Gee, I guess we’ll also hear “while doing the grocery shopping in Stone Ridge”, “Tall Cedars was backed up today again!”, and the like, eh?

    Carry on, you wet noodle you.

  • BlackOut says:

    Miller was always the other than Snow guy. At least to most folks. I would also say even with the VLF, who else would they have picked? Snow? Don’t think so. I never heard him hailed as a savior. Right place, right time.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    For all of his faults, Miller is still much better than Snow, who believed massive levels of development were the answers to all of our ills. Snow also was a huge bureaucratic empire builder with the Youth Initiative and anything else having to do with LCPS. Miller has definitely done more to reign in LCPS than Snow ever did. Torpedoing that ridiculous Greenvest deal was the best thing Miller has done yet.

  • Loudoun Insider says:

    As I prepare myself for the Barb Munsey onslaught, I will ask her to tone down the “not in my district” rhetoric since she is always telling the west how they should operate!

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    Aw, come on, Li, I intentionally just tweaked Barb to get her to go into a Snow frenzy.

    But let Barb rant all she wants about “not in my district”. I think it is fantastic and keeps her in the running for the Hypocrite of the Year Award (a counterpart to the most Ironic Post of the Year Award, of course).

  • G. Stone says:

    “Stone, I’ve never been big on rah-rah posts,”

    When our politicians do the right thing we should let them know our gratitude. We certainly tell em like it is when they disappoint us, as we should.

    Don’t do a rah rah post. Do one based his and Coburns positions. These guys are warning us about the most important issue in our nations history, one that will render us an economic basket case and we are arguing over the 10th Dick Black thread.

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    LI, I know there never was and never will be any love lost between you and Snow, so it’s pointless to go there with you.

    As for the “not in my district”, perhaps I’d sound a little less like that if I hadn’t listened to 13 years worth of “my private county” from people like….Eric! lolol

    Colleague, yes, there was some right place/time, but yes there was also how GREAT he was all on his little lonesome, i.e. nobody knew him from a hole in the wall, and enough bile flew in the other direction that all he had to do was sit there and say “I’m not”.

    Now that everyone has had a chance to learn more, he doesn’t look so hot, and yes western boys, some folks in this district do regret making the choice they did.

  • BO, I’d be just fine without Dick Black. I don’t hide the fact that I’m a supporter but when it comes to local pols, he’s know where near the top of my list of favorites.

  • BlackOut says:

    Colleague, my comment had very little to do with Snow. Other than who ever was running against him was going to win. My other point can be clarified by saying the only one saying how great he was was himself. Most of that came after he was elected and he gained confidence. Most people glanced at him and quickly determined he was better than Snow. The choices were Miller, Not Snow, and Snow. I would bet Not Snow won the election.

  • Eric the 1/2 troll says:

    “Other than who ever was running against him was going to win.”

    Which (to repeat) is disctinctly what could happen again this time around with “Snow” being replaced with “Black”. Sorry to be commenting out of district, everybody. Please forgive the transgression.

    BTW, MERRY CHRISTMAS (a couple days early) and HAPPY WINTER SOLSTICE (a day late)!

  • Richard Nance says:

    I for one would love to see more Republicans coming forward for the new Loudoun Senate and Loudoun House seats who come out of the Bill Mims-Joe May-Tag Greason mold: Conservative and solid, but with cross-over appeal.

    Regrettably, I do not see any such Loudoun Republicans coming forward (yet)for 2011 election. Patricia Phillips and Dick Black, while solid conservatives, are simply not electable in a general election.

    For example (and it pains me to say this): Stevens Miller would most likely beat either Dick Black or Patricia Phillips in a general election for the new Senate or House seat and he is a woefully bad Democratic candidate and 2011 should be a good Republican year.

    So, ladies and gentlemen, where are the electable Republican conservatives in the Mims-May-Greason mold who could come forward? Are these potential candidates even active LCRC members? I don’t know.

    I realize that this topic would be better for a new thread, but thought I would throw out the

  • Barbara Munsey says:

    I would be hesitant to call that contest so early, Mr. Nance.

    We may see more candidates after we see district lines. People who ALREADY live in the areas to be represented, and won’t have to consider moving, or who, like Miller, are already renting somewhere as a result of a (failed) electoral ambition.

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