Morgan Griffith
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My2cents

Gate City, VA

#1 Jun 18, 2012
Can anyone tell me something positive that Morgan Griffith has done that should lead to his re-election?
Blank

Clintwood, VA

#2 Jun 18, 2012
My2cents wrote:
Can anyone tell me something positive that Morgan Griffith has done that should lead to his re-election?
The reason Griffith has done nothing is because...he did not say he WOULD do anything!!! He was just anti-Boucher, and promised NOTHING!!
yeap

Kingsport, TN

#3 Jun 18, 2012
SWVA cut their nose off in spite of their face this time. Just like SWVA not getting any help from the tornado's. that was Griffiths job to see they got it........ why would he care, it's not his community.
My2cents

Gate City, VA

#4 Jun 18, 2012
That's what I thought but just checking to make sure I hadn't missed some new industry or retail business in SWVA. Oh but I did hear he voted to reduce funding for black lung patients health care.
Constitutionalis t

Gate City, VA

#5 Jun 18, 2012
The thing that Griffith has done that is important is voting against Obama's agenda. We don't need another lapdog who goes along with Obama's extremist views like Boucher did. Griffith is leading the fight against the EPA and their attempt to bypass legislation and implement Obama's agenda by executive department fiat. If any of you are truly interested in the coal industry and the livelihood of miners, you should certainly be supporting Griffith. On the other hand, if you are just in favor of the unions and their riches, by all means keep supporting Obama and guys like the Democrats put up like this Flaccovento (sorry if I misspelled the name). This is just one example of the approach taken by this administration. There are many other issues from monetary policy to fiscal policy to energy policy to foreign policy to their anti-religious freedom policies.
And Now You Know

Kingsport, TN

#6 Jun 19, 2012
Constitutionalist wrote:
The thing that Griffith has done that is important is voting against Obama's agenda. We don't need another lapdog who goes along with Obama's extremist views like Boucher did. Griffith is leading the fight against the EPA and their attempt to bypass legislation and implement Obama's agenda by executive department fiat. If any of you are truly interested in the coal industry and the livelihood of miners, you should certainly be supporting Griffith. On the other hand, if you are just in favor of the unions and their riches, by all means keep supporting Obama and guys like the Democrats put up like this Flaccovento (sorry if I misspelled the name). This is just one example of the approach taken by this administration. There are many other issues from monetary policy to fiscal policy to energy policy to foreign policy to their anti-religious freedom policies.
All that Boucher did was to try to do things that would buy votes. He wanted the votes of those with their hands out that depend upon other to support them. Obama needs to go the way of Boucher.
A Voice

Blacksburg, VA

#7 Jun 19, 2012
Oh yes, by all means, let's definitely fight the EPA! Let the coal companies rape the land, scalp the mountains, destroy the fresh water and natural beauty(truly the ONLY things that will sustain these beloved mountains) and then when all the coal is gone and the land ruined, let's take our money and move to Bristol or Abingdon. I thank God that there are people smart enough to realize that coal companies and other natural resource businesses WILL NOT police themselves. Obama's agenda,,,,,helping the poor and middle class,,,,,trying to assure people don't have to choose between buying their medicine or their food,,,,,yeah, that's an agenda to fight, for sure!
Constitutionalist wrote:
The thing that Griffith has done that is important is voting against Obama's agenda. We don't need another lapdog who goes along with Obama's extremist views like Boucher did. Griffith is leading the fight against the EPA and their attempt to bypass legislation and implement Obama's agenda by executive department fiat. If any of you are truly interested in the coal industry and the livelihood of miners, you should certainly be supporting Griffith. On the other hand, if you are just in favor of the unions and their riches, by all means keep supporting Obama and guys like the Democrats put up like this Flaccovento (sorry if I misspelled the name). This is just one example of the approach taken by this administration. There are many other issues from monetary policy to fiscal policy to energy policy to foreign policy to their anti-religious freedom policies.
A Voice

Blacksburg, VA

#8 Jun 19, 2012
A shining example of the Griffith philosophy. Take a drive to Bristol and see if there are any monuments to the countless coal miners who gave their backs, lungs and lives to build the world class Virginian country club and golf course. I seriously doubt they would allow a common coal miner on the course, let alone them be able to afford the membership costs. Why not build something like that on one of the mountain tops around Hurley, Pound or Clintwood that they destroyed to mine the coal? It seems a trend around there that even though these little remote localities give up their treasures, they reap very small benefits. Good paying jobs for a short while, yes, but what happens when the owners make their millions. They sell out to bigger companies for even more millions and move to Bristol. Where is ANR's headquarters? Abingdon! How many coal mines in Abingdon? Why not locate it in Wise, Dickenson or Buchanan Counties? Lots of people criticized Rick Boucher during the last campaign for entitlement programs. What happens when we NEED those funds? No Boucher, No Funds. I read that Mr. Griffith was credited for the new High Knob trailhead and parking lot. Had it not been for Rick Bouchers support of that project before his leaving office, not the first gravel would have been turned. I would love to see just exactly what Griffith did on that project to receive even having his name mentioned at the ribbon cutting. Let's face if people, we are the 99%. Let's stop pretending we are in the 1% elite and vote to sustain our way of life and stop being deceived with lies. We have to have our own set of moral values. No elected official is going to solve the social issues in the country. They talk about values until elected, then it's business as usual. Develop a personal relationship with God. Don't depend on Tea Partiers. Use your common sense, don't trust a politician to promise ''values''.
Constitutionalis t

Gate City, VA

#9 Jun 19, 2012
Well it appears that A Voice from Blacksburg has decided to go with the old COMMUNIST line of the rich vs. the poor. I have watched your 99% (Occupy Wall Street) and all they have is the same old class warfare routine. Obama continues to try to divide us along social, racial, cultural, and religious lines and you are falling prey to it. I will agree that we should not put trust in politicians, but you seem willing to give liberal politicians (Boucher) a free pass. I say right is right and wrong is wrong, and unless the citizens of this nation wake up to what is happening, we are headed down a destructive path that government is not going to solve. In fact, they only make things worse.
A Voice

Blacksburg, VA

#10 Jun 19, 2012
Does opening my eyes and ears and seeing the coal industry in southwest Virginia used as a scare tactic to garner support for the Republican party make me a communist? I don't think so. I certainly am not talking about a redistribution of wealth. What I am talking about is wealthy people buying elections? What I am talking about is for the man who wishes to become the president of the most wonderful Godly country in the world stick out his hand on national tv and offer to make a $10,000 frivolous bet! If my words are communistic and divisive, then what exactly are yours and his? And please, give it up on the class warfare thing,,,,,,it's been done. I think the biggest obstacle your side has to overcome and straighten out is the thinking of people like Mitch Mcconnell who publically stated that the goal of his party was to see the current president fail. Talk about divisive.
And Now You Know

Kingsport, TN

#11 Jun 19, 2012
The current President sticks out his hand and buys votes with tak payers money. He has sit in office for almost four years and doner nothing but screw up and fail and now he is usins his powere as president to buy and influence voters so he can screw up for another four years at our expense. He is the lowest of the lowest. On a scale of one to ten he does not even score. He needs to be defeated and go back to his former life. That is what I think of our current president. He is a big sero.
A Voice

Blacksburg, VA

#12 Jun 19, 2012
And Now You Know wrote:
The current President sticks out his hand and buys votes with tak payers money. He has sit in office for almost four years and doner nothing but screw up and fail and now he is usins his powere as president to buy and influence voters so he can screw up for another four years at our expense. He is the lowest of the lowest. On a scale of one to ten he does not even score. He needs to be defeated and go back to his former life. That is what I think of our current president. He is a big sero.
It could have been worse. You could have called him a zero.
Constitutionalis t

Gate City, VA

#13 Jun 19, 2012
Reply to A Voice-
I am not the one trying to use class warfare- that is Obama. I would gladly be rid of RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) such as McConnell. We currently don't have much of a choice in this country. We have Obama trying to take us down the road to socialism and Romney who would only barely slow us down. The reason that we cannot overcome this is people like you who seem to only see problems as the fault of Republicans, and will defend Democrats and liberals endlessly. If you could only see through your anger, and take people for what they stand for rather than the letter after their name.I will gladly criticize McConnell Boehner, and others when what they support is wrong. Are you willling to do the same concerning Obama and the liberals?
A Voice

Blacksburg, VA

#14 Jun 19, 2012
Constitutionalist wrote:
Reply to A Voice-
I am not the one trying to use class warfare- that is Obama. I would gladly be rid of RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) such as McConnell. We currently don't have much of a choice in this country. We have Obama trying to take us down the road to socialism and Romney who would only barely slow us down. The reason that we cannot overcome this is people like you who seem to only see problems as the fault of Republicans, and will defend Democrats and liberals endlessly. If you could only see through your anger, and take people for what they stand for rather than the letter after their name.I will gladly criticize McConnell Boehner, and others when what they support is wrong. Are you willling to do the same concerning Obama and the liberals?
I don't like the term "people like you". I'm not at all angry. I'm just a happy Democrat who saw a post about Rep. Griffith. You don't know me,,,,,,don't catagorize me as "people like you". I see the past 4 years as a complete fault of the GOP. I think Pres. Obama is actually a good decent person, but he never had a chance. People were determined to see him fail. P.S. Don't forget, Boucher voted against the Affordable Health Care Plan. So,,,,,,are we all bad?
A Voice

Blacksburg, VA

#15 Jun 19, 2012
I think John Edwards is a cad and a disgrace to his party and his country. I think the same of Rep. Weiner. Nancy Pelosi needs to retire. John Kerry wasn't sincere and neither was Al Gore. Bill Clinton, aside from his addition to women,(an addiction I share, but only with my wife), was a good President. I personally think that Mark Warner would make a good president. We need term limits on Congress,(no more than 2 terms), extend Congress to 4 year terms and limit the amount of campaign money spent, including superpac money to absolutely no more than the annual salary times term. No more spending a billion dollars for a job that in 4 years pays $1.6 million. The current system only breeds corruption. I hope that doesn't sound commie, cause my Dad fought them bastards.
Constitutionalis t

Gate City, VA

#16 Jun 19, 2012
Well, I will have to say you seem to look at Obama through rose-colored glasses. But, overall we would have some areas of common ground. I agree there is great corruption in our country. I also think that the time for stopping it and changing things (real change, not slogans) is about past. There is a need for a fresh political party that would stay true to our Constitution and the things that have made this country great. I hope you will give Obama a much more critical eye in the coming year. If he is re-elected, I am afraid we will no longer recognize our country. He is bringing socialism to us and I would hope you don't support that. But the coming economic situation (what is going on in Europe now is nothing to what is getting ready to happen here) will make most of our political disagreements seem trivial. That is the real threat that we face. None of our current crop of leaders (Obama, Romney, etc.) are prepared to deal with it.
A Voice

Blacksburg, VA

#17 Jun 20, 2012
Constitutionalist wrote:
Well, I will have to say you seem to look at Obama through rose-colored glasses. But, overall we would have some areas of common ground. I agree there is great corruption in our country. I also think that the time for stopping it and changing things (real change, not slogans) is about past. There is a need for a fresh political party that would stay true to our Constitution and the things that have made this country great. I hope you will give Obama a much more critical eye in the coming year. If he is re-elected, I am afraid we will no longer recognize our country. He is bringing socialism to us and I would hope you don't support that. But the coming economic situation (what is going on in Europe now is nothing to what is getting ready to happen here) will make most of our political disagreements seem trivial. That is the real threat that we face. None of our current crop of leaders (Obama, Romney, etc.) are prepared to deal with it.
Agreed! The only point I will have to disagree on is the socialism issue. If you are referring to health care, I cannot see that as socialism. This country needs some sort of national health care system,,,,period. I don't think the AHCA is necessarily the best option, but it's a start. The people debating this issue have health care. The people making the most noise about it don't need it. Ask someone without it if they think it's important. If more of our lazy families and neighbors were examined for Social Security and Social Services abuse, we probably wouldn't be having this discussion but I suppose the weight of programs and helping the needy have always been on the working man and woman. I'm just thankful I am still able to work although I feel that working 45 years is enough. I call a truce here, but I enjoyed the intelligent debate.
Constitutionalis t

Gate City, VA

#18 Jun 20, 2012
You know, in wrapping it up from my end, the thing that scares the political class the most is regular people having intelligent debate.
A Voice

Blacksburg, VA

#19 Jun 20, 2012
Constitutionalist wrote:
You know, in wrapping it up from my end, the thing that scares the political class the most is regular people having intelligent debate.
That's exactly how the USA was born. Thanks for getting the blood pumping a little!
booger

United States

#20 Jun 25, 2012
could someone comment on the reason that the governor brought people thru southwest virginia to try selling the area? i thought that was morgan griffins job. congressman boucher always called it showcasing southwest virginia and brought them himself. whats the deal??

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