Patricia Phillips for Senate

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Apart from the whole Weenie Wing hullabaloo, I support Patricia Phillips for the 33rd district Senate seat because she is the best candidate on the most important issues facing our area.

She says:


Hiring illegal aliens forces down wages of entry-level Virginia workers, and gives an unfair competitive advantage to employers who violate our labor laws.

Furthermore, Patricia Phillips is the only candidate who has espoused a sound philosophy of governance: Decisions should be made as close as possible to the level of the citizens affected. The more local the control, the better.

Patricia has been a longtime activist on local issues, including the recent successful effort to pass the Virginia Marriage Amendment.

Finally, Patricia has proven herself in the line of fire: She has been willing to meet with large groups of local citizens and take their questions directly. She is not a professional politician, but rather a concerned citizen like most of the rest of us. We need more people like her in Richmond.

Her opponent seems like a very nice person, but Patricia is better on the issues as far as I can tell.

To vote for Patricia, please plan to go out Saturday, May 19, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, to vote at one of the following locations:

- Loudoun County Residents: Stone Bridge High School, 43100 Hay Road, Ashburn, VA

- Fairfax County Residents: Rachel Carson Middle School, 13618 McLearen Road, Herndon, VA

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zimzo said:

Yeah, she sounds like a real winner.

As the state director of the extremist, homophobic right-wing group Concerned Women for America, she came out in favor of anti-gay discrimination and against efforts to stop bullying students perceived as being gay:

"Concerned Women for America, a $20 million-a-year nonprofit and lobbying group, announced their "risk audit plan" in late April. The plan seeks to engage parents in a broad national effort to target schools which "promote" gay and lesbian activity by embracing non-discrimination policies and safe-sex curricula or harbor "objectionable" gay and lesbian novels aimed at children....

According to the document, homosexuality increases the risk of anal cancer, smoking, domestic violence, breast cancer and promiscuity.

Perhaps most striking about the audit plan is a detailed survey which allows parents to rate their children's school based on how tolerant it is to homosexual themes. The 100-point audit questionnaire singles out topics such as "anti-harassment or anti-bullying" policies, "objectionable books" in libraries, "diversity days" and curricula that include "tolerance programs" or "families headed by homosexuals." Schools are penalized most for including HIV/safe-sex curricula, "homosexual clubs," or required teacher sensitivity training.

"It's a good way to determine quickly if your school has knowingly or unknowingly let homosexual activists and materials in the door under the radar of 'diversity' or 'anti-bullying' or 'AIDS education,'" CWA's Virginia State Director Patricia Phillips said in a release."

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Conservative_womens_group_launches_grassroots_effort_0516.html

By the way, it's her own website that "accuses" her opponent of being supported by a gay group. Under "Conservative Values" she says she is "pro-life" but instead of admitting that Andrews is pro-life as well she misleadingly contrasts her position with the claim that he is supported by Equality Virginia. Her supporters have also apparently spread a rumor that Andrews is gay.

You sure know how to pick 'em, Joe.

"Apparently spread a rumor" ... do tell, Zimzo. No one has produced any evidence of that.

I imagine the Andrews campaign will appreciate your contribution.

zimzo said:

That's just what I read here:
http://tooconservative.com/?p=1320

I don't believe everything I read on the Internet, though.

Zimzo, even to you I will say: You have better things to do with your time than read that nonsense over at TC. Read WorldNetDaily, read the Nation, I don't care. Those guys are often like a bunch of 17 year olds with the keys to the liquor cabinet. That canard about John Andrews only even APPEARED at TC.

Laurel Muller said:

Simply put, Patricia Phillips is right on the important issues facing Northern Virginia and John Andrews either waffles or is flat wrong. Patricia would re-write the transportation bill to, among other things, get rid of the new regional taxation it inflicts on Northern Virginians. Andrews’ literature says he “supports the transportation bill”. Patricia has pledged not to raise taxes, saying that the rising Virginia economy, and the increased taxes it brings, are sufficient to fully fund the core state responsibilities (roads, education, and public safety); Andrews has said “I don’t want to take (raising taxes) off the table.”

Andrews’s latest mailing “What you must know before voting” distorts both his record and what Patricia has said about it. He says Patricia lied when she said “Ten years ago, Mr. Andrews was writing checks to then Democratic Gubernatorial Candidate Don Beyer – who was running against Republican candidate Jim Gilmore.” Fact: Andrews wrote Democrat Don Beyer two checks, one for $125.00 on 7/15/1997 and one for $2000.00 on 10/6/1997
Check the facts out for yourself at: http://www.vpap.org/donors/results_level2.cfm?key=INP000244720&Year=1997&CandFilter=A

Patricia NEVER said John had a weak record of supporting Republicans. Those are his words he tries to ascribe to Patricia so he could then call her a liar. Bad form, John!

Andrews says Patricia slandered him when she pointed out “Mr. Andrews is praised by Equality Loudoun for his efforts on the Loudoun County School Board. Equality Loudoun is a non-partisan lobbying, education and support network for gay lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and straight-allied communities.” Fact: As Chairman of the School Board, John crafting a school policy on school activities that ignored community standards, limited parental control and was praised by Equality Loudoun. Check the facts out for yourself at:
http://www.equalityloudoun.org/2005/06/22/good-and-ugly

You may not always agree with Patricia, but she will not try to deceive you simply to win an election. She stands for Principled Republican Values and always has.

Laurel Muller
Sterling

zimzo said:

And gay bashing is, of course, a "Principled Republican Value."

jacob said:

zimzo,
that is an idiotic statement, now I am not saying that you are ...

NovaConservative said:

Anybody who actually cares about beating Mark Herring better hope that John Andrews wins today. Patricia Phillips and her pathetic $13,000 cash on hand isn't going to do it.

I've got nothing at all against her personally. I just don't like all this stuff about John Andrews not being conservative enough, etc, when in reality on all the issues he's very solid. And unlike Patricia Phillips, he's actually been elected already in Loudoun County. Its an uphill battle for either of them, but Andrews is the only candidate that can do it.

Laurel Muller said:

If you look at what Patricia Phillips said, she was forthright and did not exaggerate. To the contrary, John’s handlers advised him poorly when they had him run his mailer repeatedly calling her a liar. Anyone who has more than a passing knowledge of Patricia knows that is absurd.

Jonathan & David notwithstanding, the letter, editorial, whatever was posted on the Equality Loudoun website in a section that ran, from the gay perspective, positive articles. Whether either of them penned it, or simply posted it, is immaterial. It would be a totally different thing had that article been posted in Equality Loudoun’s “Know your Enemy” section, where they put articles and letters with viewpoint’s opposed to their own. (It wasn’t, at least as of election day.) If it had been in the “Know your Enemies” section and she had used it (which she wouldn’t have) you could yell distortion.

Anyone who looked at that site and checked out the other articles in that section, and compared it to the things in the “Know your Enemies” section in an unbiased way, will have to concede that the article was 1) posted on Equality Loudoun’s web 2) was positive to John Andrews, and 3) had no negative comments posted in response to it by either the Weintraubs or any other pro-gay writer. It was a puff piece for John, pure and simple. Patricia Phillips simply stated a fact that voters were entitled to be aware of.

Of course if you look at other items on the Equality Loudoun web site, you will find that the Wientraubs have vehemently disagreed with Patricia and her work for Concerned Women for America. So it stands to reason that they would try to attack her reputation for honesty.

Laurel
Sterling

David said:

Laurel,

I'm sorry to have to correct you yet again, but this excuse just doesn't cut it. The Loudoun Times-Mirror editorial in question was the editor's response to the "ugly garbage" and "invective" contained in letters to the editor that are posted in our Hall of Shame, as well as in speeches before the School Board - some of which were by Mrs. Phillips herself. What the editor may have thought about the proposed policy or of Mr. Andrews role in it is beside the point.

The central fact of this dirty trick that can't be spun away is this: The Phillips campaign knowingly reversed the positions of Equality Loudoun and Patricia Phillips in order to create a false distinction and deceive the voters.

Fact: John Andrews fully supported and voted for the policy.

Fact: Patricia Phillips said that she was "very pleased" with the policy:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/06/15/AR2005061500953_pf.html

Fact: Equality Loudoun vocally opposed the policy and warned the School Board that they were headed for a lawsuit (an action that, as I recall, rather angered Mr. Andrews).

There's just no way of interpreting what the Phillips campaign did here as anything other than a flat out lie. Laurel, if it was you who came up with this brilliant plan, it's time to admit it was a mistake, and time for Mrs. Phillips to apologize.

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