Sunday, November 04, 2007

Ma-ca-Connolly Moment

Dang, I wish we had a video!

Mason Conservative has the story of how Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chairman Gerry Connolly (D-Schoolyard Bully) lost his temper, and maybe more at a recent NAACP candidate forum. Republican Commonwealth’s Attorney candidate Patrick McDade was speaking to the group when Connolly . . .

jumped up and screamed "I'm speaking for Ray Morrogh [the Democrat candidate]!" Connolly then cannonballed to the moderators and grabbed the mic despite the hoots and pleas of the audience. Patrick then spoke up and said something to the effect that Morrogh had his chance to respond and he chose not to attend the event. At this point, Boss Tweed Connolly apparently shouted at the top of his lungs, "Sit down, this is none of your business. Sit down." Patrick then said that it was his business, since Morrogh was his opponent. Gerry responded, "You sit down! You don't run the NAACP! This is none of your business!" He then apparently started a rambling and factually incorrect (shocker!) speech for Ray Ray. And apparently, while Connolly blathered on, people filed out until there was only about a dozen left when Gerry finished. Connolly was scheduled to give the dinner address but bailed. Rumor was he was asked not to speak.

Do we need any more proof that the Democrats take the black vote for granted? I mean, how can anyone act this way in front of any constituent group and expect to make a good impression? Does Connolly think the people at NAACP are stupid? You Democrats keep it up, and we'll peel off another five to ten percent of the black vote in every election.

For those of you from out of town, you should know that Gerry Connolly is blackwhite, and the Commonwealth’s Attorney candidates are both white. The Commonwealth’s Attorney has been occupied for the past 40 or so years by Democrat Robert Horan, who is stepping down. Under Horan’s leadership, Fairfax County has the worst prosecution rate for felonies (72% are dropped to misdemeanors or dismissed altogether), the most overloaded and poorly prepared staff, and some of the worst budgeting of any jurisdiction in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Sure, by Maryland standards he would be considered a tough prosecutor, but we have higher expectations on our side of the Potomac River. Horan is also famous for bungling the prosecution of sniper John Allen Mohammad. See all the details here. Patrick McDade’s opponent has been an integral part of this mismanagement for the past 20 years.

Now Gerry Connolly advertises proudly on the highway signs about how Ray Morrogh is a part of his “public safety team.” With that kind of approach, it’s no wonder we need the Second Amendment!