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Friday, August 17, 2012

Former Virginia Governor Douglas Wilder Appears As Special Guest at Paul Ryan Fundraiser

Woah! This is big fuckin' news, my friends.

From Ace of Spades:


Wilder, a Democrat, is the first black politician elected governor in the United States. He served as governor of Virginia from 1990 to 1994. Wilder has been sharply critical of Vice President Joe Biden’s controversial “chains” comment this week.

Gov. Wilder’s appearance at a fundraiser for the Republican presidential ticket is sure to set off shock waves among the Democrats, and lead to speculation that he could shake up the race with more criticism of the Democratic ticket.
Gov. Wilder certainly has reason to be annoyed with the Obama camp. He criticized Biden’s “chains” comment, only to have WH spokesman Jay Carney hit him back, saying that he didn’t have any point in criticizing Biden.
Wilder returned to Fox this afternoon and spent a few minutes mocking Biden.
Today, Gov. Wilder tweeted “RCP: “Maybe voters won’t notice that this administration has lost hope and resists change.”: http://bit.ly/PrZWWn
Wilder appeared on FoxNews today, to blast Biden's "chains" remark.

More: Wilder tweeted this this afternoon:
We are not African Americans – we are all Americans.
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Blogger Always On Watch said...

IMO, Wilder is a good man -- a statesman instead of a politician.

Yep, I supported him. One of those breaks with my parents -- as I've mentioned before.

Note this little bit about his policies:


Since the 1970s Wilder has supported the death penalty. He generally ran on "anti-crime" platforms. In response to a waning budget balance due to state economic problems, Wilder supported some of the most dramatic cuts in the United States vin allocations for higher education.

In the mid-1990s Wilder was scrutinized for his attacks on fellow Democrat Chuck Robb and support of Republican Mark Earley. Wilder declared himself a candidate for President in 1992, but withdrew before primary season had ended. He briefly ran for the U.S. Senate as an independent in 1994.

Mayor of Richmond

On May 30, 2004, Wilder announced his intention to run for Mayor of Richmond. Until recently, the Richmond City Council chose the mayor from among its 9 members. The move to change this policy succeeded in November 2003 when voters approved a mayor-at-large referendum, with roughly 80 percent voting in favor of the measure. Wilder was a leading proponent of the mayor-at-large proposal.

On November 2, 2004, Wilder received 79% of the vote (55,319 votes) to become the first directly elected Mayor of Richmond in sixty years. Upon winning the election, Wilder communicated his intentions to take on corruption in the city government. He issued several ultimatums to the sitting City Council before he took office.

The Richmond City Council was corrupt in just about every way that you could name.

Friday, August 17, 2012 12:27:00 pm  

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