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Gazette Statement on LaRock Campaign Claims

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Two of the three candidates Libertarian Patrick Hagerty, Mary Daniel, and the seat we saved for David LaRock

Two of the three candidates:
Libertarian Patrick Hagerty, Mary Daniel, and the seat we saved for David LaRock.

“Last night there was a HD-33 debate in Purcellville sponsored by the Purcellville Gazette. The Gazette contacted our campaign last week asking if Dave could participate in the debate, but we explained that Dave had a scheduling conflict and could not be there. We offered that Dave might be able to participate on a later date, but the Gazette went ahead with promoting and holding their event knowing that Dave could not be there.”
~ David LaRock’s campaign website

The Purcellville Gazette would like to make clear its position regarding claims made by the David LaRock campaign about our campaign forum held Wednesday evening, October 16th, at the Carver Center in Purcellville.

Mr. LaRock’s campaign manager, Daniel Davies, was directly asked on the telephone on Tuesday, October 8th whether they were declining to attend the October 16th forum. Mr. Davies refused to rule out Mr. LaRock’s participation, telling an editor they might be able to attend the event, schedule permitting. When offered the opportunity on multiple occasions to provide a specific date that would work for the campaign, Mr. Davies said no such dates were available and that any participation would have to be considered based on a “cost-benefit analysis.”

In clear terms: When the LaRock campaign was asked to say “yes” or “no” regarding participating in our 33rd district campaign forum, they responded with a “maybe.” When offered the opportunity to provide an alternative date for the forum, they declined to provide one.

To come out after our well-attended public event and suggest we misled readers about Mr. LaRock’s participation, is unfortunately consistent with his campaign’s behavior regarding public debates. As with the Berryville forum, in which he refused to attend at the last minute claiming it was a “set-up,” and also with the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce’s forum, in which he refused to even contribute written answers to the Chamber’s standard Q&A, Mr. LaRock has shown contempt for the basic mechanisms of the democratic process.

To suggest the Purcellville Gazette misled our readers when, in fact, Mr. LaRock was side-stepping his opponents in public, is disappointing.

Even still, we welcome the LaRock campaign to provide us with a specific date and time in which he would be willing to engage in a public debate with the candidates of the 33rd district. Nothing would please us more than to inform our western Loudoun readers that a forum will finally be held before the election that will give voters an opportunity to hear Mr. LaRock state his positions publicly. This is his opportunity to say to Loudoun County voters, “I’m willing to stand up for and defend my views in public.”

The ball is in your court, Mr. LaRock.

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60 Responses to “Gazette Statement on LaRock Campaign Claims”

  1. If you like scandals Obama and Clinton should be your pitch men. impeachment, perjury,benghazi, fast and furious obamacare, irs, nsa Now let’s add Terry McAuliffe dead people, green tech, global crossing, sec investgations I see a common thread how about you

    Posted by Jonathan Erickson | October 30, 2013, 12:09 pm
  2. Just read this thread and concluded that Warner Worksmen is proof positive that Rush is right when he refers to the emergence of low intelligence voters. It’s pretty obvious that when someone resorts to lots of name-calling and dumbs down the discussion with terms like “obummer” and “dumocraps” you are unlikely to have much of a meaningful conversation. So, let me close by asking Warner a question in terms he can understand: How did you like the most recent Rasmussen Poll that shows Cooch trailing McAwful by a mere 17%? Your team is about to experience a decisive loss. Goose-Step your way around that one, Warner.

    Posted by Little Mary | October 26, 2013, 10:05 am
    • How does it help the country grow if heath care premiums go up? How does it help the country grow if my deductible increases? How does this roll out which costs the taxpayer hundreds of millions of dollars help the country grow? How does insurance carriers leaving states because of the ACA help the country grow?

      Posted by Jonathan Erickson | October 26, 2013, 11:51 am
    • Wait, I feel a little tear swelling up in my right eye….no problems, it was from laughing my buns off….

      Little Mary can’t seem to make any type of political point…except to denigrate me. No problems,

      If McAwful wins…all of Virginia and every Virginian loses…attempts to further restrict our constitutional 2nd amendment rights…expansion of Medicare/Medicaid at the cost of increases taxes or debt…more electric cars that aren’t…more back room abortions in places that are not required to be as sanitary as vet clinics…more government intrusion into our daily lives…

      I do want to introduce liberals and socialist into the concepts of

      Principles: a fundamental truth or proposition that serves as the foundation for a system of belief or behavior or for a chain of reasoning.

      Morals: concerning or relating to what is right and wrong in human behavior

      Conservatives believe in both…a concept that would bode well for the dumocraps. Conservatives actually stand by both…principles and morals. I fully understand this is a foreign concept to most on the left, given the way they sway back and forth, with their finger to the prevailing wind, then support whatever is most popular at the moment. This, instead of taking a leadership role, charting a sustainable course for both Virginia and America.

      One day…obummer says it is unpatriotic to ask for an increase in the debt ceiling…and we should stop running up our credit card debt to the Chinese…..and then, he doubles the national debt and charges the credit card to well beyond the limit….no principles…no morals…

      One day he supports the defense of marriage act..the next…he is for it….no principles, no morals…

      He is anti war….yet more Americans have died in battle under his watch than Bush…no principles…no morals

      obummer spies on our friends…and gives billions to our enemies…no principles….no morals…

      Our Founding Fathers had both….The Greatest Generation had both….Constitutional Conservatives have both….socialist and liberals have neither…go figure…

      Win our lose…Conservative maintain their principles and morals…it is the steady hand on the rudder of the ship, focused on True North, which guides us through the turbulent times…both now…and into the next generation….

      Posted by Warner Workman | October 26, 2013, 5:53 pm
      • Warner, I’m not denigrating you, just trying to show folks out there that what Rush means when he talks about low intelligence voters. For example, let’s take a look at your comment, “He is anti-war…yet more Americans have died in battle under his watch than Bush”. This assessment is beyond pathetic, so here’s a history lesson for you: Who led our nation to war? Pretty sure it wasn’t obummer. Who got us out of Iraq? Pretty sure it wasn’t Bush. Also, your logic holds that only conservatives have principles and morals. Let’s put that to the test. Since you are a fanboy of Dave LaRock, help me understand the principles and morals that are associated with his outright lies to the Purcellville Gazette about why he failed to participate in the recent candidate forum. Help me understand the principles and morals of being a coward and a chicken when confronted with the possibility of being asked tough questions by voters? Let’s be honest, Dave LaRock is dodging these public forums and debates because deep down he knows that his brand of social conservatism is highly unpopular. Maybe you are okay supporting a guy who is a chick-chick-chicken, but if so, what does that say about your conservative principles? If I want chicken, I’m going to chik-fil-a, not to my local voting precinct.

        Posted by Little Mary | October 27, 2013, 10:00 am
        • Deaths in Afghanistan under “Warmonger Bush”: 575
          Deaths in Afghanistan under “Peace Prize Winner Obummer”: 1576

          Drone Deaths under Bush: High Profile Targets: 13……Number of Civilians Killed: 509
          Drone Deaths under Obummer: High Profile Targets: 36….Num of Civilians Killed: 2640

          Should Obummer give back that Peace Prize and be tried as a war criminal?


          Posted by Warner Workman | October 27, 2013, 10:44 am
        • Increase in debt under 12 years of Republican control….$3.9 TRILLION (not nearly enough?)

          Increase in debt under 4 years of Democratic control….$5.3 TRILLION (wow, getting better!!!)

          Add in an additional almost 3 years since the 2010 elections…$3.0 TRILLION (Bingo, now we hit the jackpot!!!)

          Lets do the summary…

          12 years Republican agenda…$3.9 TRILLION

          Almost 7 years Democrat agenda…$8.3 TRILLION

          Hey, we still got 2 more months to borrow even more….


          Posted by Warner Workman | October 27, 2013, 5:46 pm
        • Average unemployment under Bush: approx. 5.2%
          Average unemployment under POTUS: approx. 8.8%

          Posted by Warner Workman | October 27, 2013, 5:54 pm
  3. Workman: Typical teabagger mentality, filled with nothing but blind hate for anything that is different from what they are. Lets see, all they have done is insult anyone who is not a crazy right wing conservative zealot, and disrespect the President. I find it funny that I was forced to live through 8 years of Bush, Yet when the pendulum swings the opposite direction all we get is disrespectful hatred spewed from this workman person and those of his ilk. Hey, they are the ones that wanted to bring up off topic subjects here. I is very clear that this workman person is nothing more than another tea party, far right wing zealot patsy that is angry that the country and here locally we want to and ARE moving forward, and refuse to remain stuck in the white painted religious rights version of “America” that excludes everyone who is not white, fairly wealthy, straight, and so called ” christian”. The country is changing and these dinosaurs are now feeling the heat of that change, and soon will be left behind to become a relic of an unsavory past. That the typical buzz words are being used here is nothing but proof that this person is living in a world with a very narrow, and likely uneducated small world view. And please, feel free to call me out here for being insulting and disrespectful. I feel very confident and secure that I have been pretty fair here. If you want insulting you should see some of the verbal abuse that has been hurled at me in person just because of my stickers of who I support on my vehicle. Also the Koch brothers are NOT libertarians. They too are teaparty patsies with nothing but their own self serving ideological agenda in mind. Kind of like this workman person here. I like to think of Western Loudoun as having a decent heart, mind and soul, and being fairly ahead of the game. But I digress, in any rural area there are always going to be those who don’t have enough experience outside of their own small minds and their own small worlds. Face it, the GOP is failing miserably, and has been even further badly damaged by the teaparty, and their inability to grow a set an stand up to that very small minority of far right wing crazies. Maybe now that this is happening the USA can finally really move forward and get some real, meaningful things done like fixing what is broken, creating better policies, closing loopholes, etc, instead of trying to drag this country back 100+ years on most levels.

    I will finish with this. Larock , Cuccinelli and any and all people of their ilk will NEVER EVER get my vote, nor the votes of the vast majority of people I know. I lean very liberal, but that does not mean I always tow the party line either. Sometimes true Libertarians or other independents come along that put both sides to shame. This election cycle, we have Robert Sarvis for governor. He is far and away the best choice for the commonwealth, but sadly, our rigged two party system is so stacked against those kinds of great people that it rarely ever happens. At least the cooch is likely to fail.

    Posted by KJ | October 25, 2013, 7:02 pm
    • Cuccinelli looked real good last night did he not? It’s sad when your guy looks like he belongs on the Geico Jackwagon couch. Where in McAuliffe’s is there background anything that demonstrates ANYTHING except self promotion? The failures of GreenTech Automotive Inc., a company that was supposed to serve as proof of Mr. McAuliffe’s business acumen but which has not lived up to projected production or employment levels and is the subject of multiple and overlapping federal investigations. Take away the Clintons and the money and there ain’t much left.If the expansion goes through is his basis for his budget, pretty big If. I wonder what the polls say now that he has been flushed from his comfort zone? Billy Clinton can’t save him we are going to see a huge swing in Cuccinelli favor so much so that the flawed former President can’t help him.

      Posted by Jonathan Erickson | October 25, 2013, 7:16 pm
      • Does Cuccinelli looking good entail touting his A rating from the NRA at the school where 32 people were gunned down? Brilliant strategy. Cuccinelli doesn’t care that universal background checks and closing the gun hole loophole doesn’t run afoul of the 2nd Amendment. It just runs counter to it’s twisted interpretation by the NRA. There is a reason why GOP approval is at it’s lowest point since the dawn of polling. Ken Cuccinelli and Dave LaRock are but two of those reasons.

        Posted by Robin Eublind (@iamrobineublind) | October 25, 2013, 7:43 pm
        • Is this similar to obummer giving speeches in Chicago about us “all getting along”, while black on black violence is the worst in the country?

          Why would Ken NOT defend constitutional rights? Why would I need a background check to speak freely? Or maybe a background check to worship or pray…all protected by my inalienable right, and protected by the constitution. How about a background check to write a newspaper article or to buy one? How about a background check to assemble peacefully? Good on anyone, for standing for an unregulated constitutional right.

          I guess our Founding Fathers would have been polled low as well…they supported all of the above…

          Posted by Warner Workman | October 25, 2013, 8:46 pm
    • The real crazy part about my “teabagger” mentality, it that I exercise my 1st and 2nd amendment rights, daily.

      Again, dispelling socialism…easy as dead people voting for dumocraps…let me begin….

      obummer is simply a tyrannt…he is president in name only…just short of Castro or Chavez…given the plethora of unconstitutional acts he commits on almost a daily basis. While he alienates the US from our European allies, he coddles up to the Islamist fascist.

      He has spent the country into bankruptcy….forced people into part time work….forced companies to cancel health insurance plans, by the hundred’s of thousands, spied on Americans, spied on our allies, murdered those in Bengazi, financed failing company after failing company…other than that, he has been a GREAT president.

      It boils down to a simple decision…more government, more government intrusion, more government taxation….or less of all of the above. Vote for socialism for the former….vote for liberty for the latter…

      Vote CJO and LaRock!!!

      Posted by Warner Workman | October 25, 2013, 9:00 pm
    • Clarification: KJ, is not me!

      Posted by Karen Jimmerson | October 30, 2013, 11:27 am
      • Karen….the Right Side is calling….you hear the call….walk into the light….walk to the Right….!!!

        Posted by Warner Workman | October 30, 2013, 7:58 pm
        • Workman, I could never align myself with the right. I wanted to point it out since the initials were same. I do however, agree with some of what KJ had to say.

          But hey, you might be a Right Wing Republican if……
          You think the right to life ends at birth.
          You think that corporations have more compassion than humans.
          You think trickle down economics actually trickles down.
          You understand that getting people to vote on abortion issues will keep you in office and let you pass tax cuts for the upper class
          You are opposed to increasing the minimum wage and in favor of repealing taxes on inherited wealth
          You really believe that cutting taxes increases government revenues.
          You believe in “Liberty and Justice for All” (rich, white men)

          Posted by Karen Jimmerson | October 30, 2013, 9:09 pm
          • For clarity…

            I think your right to life ends….when you take another’s…
            Humans build corporations…and humans, thus corporations can have compassion
            I never got a job from someone more poor than I was…the job trickled down from someone more prosperous than I…
            Abortion is a moot point…Supreme Court decision…however, it does not mean I have to pay for it…
            I oppose most forms of government coercion over private industry…and the force confiscation of the fruits of one’s labor…all at the point of a government gun….
            I want government revenues to decline…as the size of government declines…Government it to big, and they spend to much…and tax to much as well…
            Yes, Virginia, I believe in Liberty and Justice for All…equal opportunity for all…not equal outcomes….

            Karen…like many liberals…they make a decision at some point in their lives, to acknowledge the failure of liberal and social agendas and make the break to the right…you are close…don’t think you are not…

            Posted by Warner Workman | October 30, 2013, 9:34 pm
  4. Even though Candidate LaRock seems to have an aversion to public debate, one can still ascertain much about the candidate by who offers their support and dollars to them. Among the groups and individuals throwing their support to candidate LaRock is the Concerned Women of America. This group was founded by the religious right as a counter to the progressive National Organization of Women. This group opposes gay rights, comprehensive sex education, feminism and drug and alcohol education. They also espouse that environmental protection efforts represent “an incredibly evil set of values”.
    Steve Stockman, who feels that transportation in the region is “not that big” of an issue because people choose where they live. Can you say ‘out of touch with reality and economics’?
    Dimitri Kesari, who gifted Iowa Senator Kent Sorenson a check for $30,000 to dump Michele Bachmann and join Ron Paul’s 2012 presidential campaign.
    Of all the literature and speaking events I have seen from candidate LaRock, all that is forthcoming is vague generalities about lower taxes, right to life and other unnamed ‘God given rights’. The man has no concept as to how the Commonwealth or the job he is aspiring to actually functions. He and his supports speak of nothing but ‘lower taxes’ ‘2nd Amendment rights’ and faith based anything and everything. Never acknowledging that responsible governance is about compromise, fairness and equality. Slashing taxes for business growth, while raising taxes and user fees for citizens does nothing for the Commonwealth as a whole, only for the business. It does not create jobs because more decent paying jobs will just cut into their profits and return on investment.
    Candidate LaRock is a Tea Party straw man candidate. He will do the bidding of business and industry that has no concern for Virginia beyond profiting from it’s resources.
    If you are concerned for the future of Virginia and the rights of all Virginians to a healthy and prosperous life, Candidate LaRock is not your man.

    Posted by Robin Eublind (@iamrobineublind) | October 23, 2013, 1:33 pm
  5. For any of you that attened these debates – What did you learn that you didn’t already know? Did anything the candidate say change the way you might vote in Nov? Didn’t think so.

    Posted by westLOUDOUNer | October 21, 2013, 11:28 am
    • That’s not the point. The simple fact is that these people want a job that involves a good deal of public speaking: taking questions from the public and offering answers on the fly, and proving that one can think reasonably and respond sensibly; there is more to governing than glossy mailers and tired soundbytes. These forums are like a job interview, and – so far – LaRock has performed terribly and come across as cowardly and unwilling to stand up and be measured. That ain’t what is expected of someone who wants to be our delegate.

      Posted by Lonnie | October 21, 2013, 12:29 pm
      • Hey, if you want a Slick Willie…head on down to the Electric Car lot and buy a used Volt from McAwful…(oh, wait, $500M and no car, not one)…if you want a representative of the people….Vote Conservative, Vote Republican, Vote CJO and vote LaRock!!!

        I think what is confusing you, is your man-love for obummer…he stands up, gives a partisan speech and then goes and plays 18 holes…and you think that is working for the people. I would take a man, who meets the people, one by one over a charlatan like McAwful and Mary, Queen of Liberals….

        Posted by Warner Workman | October 21, 2013, 6:32 pm
        • Warner, your village called. They miss their idiot, and want you to come home.

          Posted by Lonnie | October 21, 2013, 6:58 pm
          • Wow, did you make that up? Like, I have never heard that before, it was clever…..NOT…

            Again…liberals can’t win an argument….start with the name calling. Well, I’m fat, bald and old…want to make fun of those traits as well? You left our racist!!!!

            I am glad your response made you fell better, but this does not change the fact that obummer is a socialist…Mary, Queen of Socialism is a socialist and both want to drag the country into more tyranny and less freedom.

            obummer has brought us:

            the lowest rate of economic growth…………….ever…
            lowest employment rate…………………………….ever….
            the highest deficit………………………………………ever….
            largest expansion of government………………..ever…..
            most soldiers kill in the Middle East conflict…ever
            most mass murders by drones……………………ever
            most number of golf outings by a president…..ever

            So, he has got that going for him…and for you as well….

            Good luck with all of that!!!!

            Posted by Warner Workman | October 21, 2013, 7:46 pm
          • What people should expect is respect from the candidate for them as citizens who would vote for him. To never show up in a public forum to face questions about his plans for office, how he would represent these voters or to discuss how he would accomplish the many things that he proposes to do (cutting taxes AND paying for roads, for one example), shows pretty obviously that LaRock has no respect for the people. It’s not just one event, it seems to be EVERY public forum. If you are going to be a candidate, you need to answer questions. To meet “individually” is taking questions in small numbers and does not provide an opportunity to debate. LaRock would seem to be taking us for granted.

            Posted by tcb_va | October 22, 2013, 10:59 am
          • TCB continues to show his ignorance about State government. Roads are (for the most part) paid for by dedicated monies, not out of the general tax fund. It is the transportation road fund, which funds roads. We just raised road taxes by $6BILLION dollars, so we are good on road taxes.

            This leaves us the general tax fund. We have been running $500M surpluses for years. Why not give some of that money back to those from which it is taken? Or, we can spend it, borrow more, and grow government even more!!!

            I think that someone that wants to pick my pocket less, shows a lot of respect for people. It is those that wish to take ever more from me, and give to someone else, show little respect for me or them. It creates the plantation class, keeping those in need, “down on the farm”.

            LaRock has been to several public events, just not the ones you were interested in. Did you travel to Winchester to see him speak? No? Can people not have a discussion/debate, one on one? See, you have such a narrow minded view of how campaigns should be conducted, that you can’t think beyond the simple…debate. One on one is where people discuss, resolve and solve issues.

            Expand your mind beyond MSNBC…it is an amazing world in the “real” world, not the one on your tv screen.

            Posted by Warner Workman | October 23, 2013, 6:50 pm
          • Warner, othan the forum in Winchester where he did nothing but read (poorly) from his prepared speech, what “public events” has LaRock attended that were not a private fundraiser (with Dick Black, of all people) or other such highly controlled thing? There is more to campaigning than either the forums or one-on-one interactions…but to say that one is only doing one because the other is not worth the time says more about the candidate’s own arrogance than anything else. Governing and being a delegate involves a heavy dose of public meetings; to suggest otherwise is laughably simple-minded.

            Posted by Lonnie | October 24, 2013, 8:11 am
    • No, I prefer someone who recognizes a waste of effort, be more efficient and can get the job done without coddling to a bunch of people that don’t matter.

      Posted by westLOUDOUNer | October 21, 2013, 12:43 pm
      • Really? The voters and business leaders and other people who showed up at these events, including LaRock supporters disappointed by their man again, “don’t matter”? If that is the arrogance behind some of his campaign efforts, then it’s no wonder his campaign is imploding.

        Posted by Lonnie | October 21, 2013, 2:03 pm
        • Really, it sound more like the unpopular little boy who had a party, where he invited many, and no one came, so he through a tantrum….Not one vote was changed…regardless of who came, and who spoke…

          Posted by Warner Workman | October 21, 2013, 6:10 pm
      • Exactly. LaRock and his cronies have made it clear that people other than them “don’t matter.” This comment and the tagline “works for us!” express this sentiment perfectly.

        Posted by David Weintraub | October 21, 2013, 6:01 pm
        • Wow…I made it up to the crony level…two more increases and I become a full fledge jerk!!! Why can’t we just all get along….why? Because the socialist have been picking my pocket for years, and I am done with it. Not one more dime. Not one more nickel. Not one more penny. I do want a representative who works for us….and not “works us over”….Go CJO and LaRock!!!!

          Posted by Warner Workman | October 21, 2013, 6:16 pm
  6. I have gone door to door and time and time again people either 1) don’t know about the Delegates and 2) what they do or 3) that there is an election for Delegates on Nov 5th. With regards to a debate, it is important for a candidate to show up and be seen because as of now all we have his LaRock’s sanitized mailers and website that portray him as all business (sort of like Cuccinelli is unsuccessfully trying to do as well). Voters have not been given a chance to hear him speak or answer questions. Perhaps the next time I see LaRock around town I may ask him a question and I can almost guarantee he won’t answer……I saw him doing his photo-op at Southern States, he was doing his politician smile at all who were there and I was hoping he would try and introduce himself and explain his candidacy but he never did even though I was standing right there so one of two things are occurring in his mind 1) he thinks enough GOP voters will vote for him in the 33rd and 2) He isn’t confidant to speak to anyone he isn’t 100% sure would be for him. In my eyes he is a coward, he is hiding behind an agenda that Robin succinctly nailed.

    Right to Work: actually means you can be fired for any time for any reason. No warning. No reason. Just fired. Right to work doesn’t mean anything about unions or anything whatsoever. It just means that employers can fire you at will.
    Warner: your hate for Obama is so vast and deep that if he himself shot Bin Laden and brought about world peace and found oil which gave every American a $100K bonus check, you would still blast him. The democrats disliked George W Bush but they never shut down the gov’t to attack him. How much can one profess to love America and then shut down gov’t and WASTE 24 BILLION dollars. How is that fiscally sound? My neighbor will not get a check for those two weeks of missed work (contractor), how about that loss to the economy and their household? I don’t hear one Republican moaning about the pure stupidity in this stunt and I for one and glad Obama didn’t cave, because maybe next time the whiney GOP will pause before they decide to go off the cliff.

    Your GOP overlords set up news sites and fill you and others like you with nothing but pure hate and false narratives but you refuse to accept that Obama has reduced spending and the economy is starting to improve and unemployment has been reduced some.

    Posted by Karen Jimmerson | October 19, 2013, 8:24 am
    • To Karen, my soon to be converted, conservative friend…

      Right to Work has EVERYTHING to do with unions and forced (or non-forced) associations. As a business owner, should they NOT be able to fire without warning or without reason? Why does an employee gain some fundamental right to a job, simply by working for a company?

      Yes, I hate tyranny.

      For clarity, I thought obummer DID personally shoot Bin Laden? He seems to say it often enough. obummer has already given out $100K checks…in the form of bailouts, croney capitialism and obummer phones.

      Since the slimdown ended, obummer borrowed another $328 BILLION….the $24 B is chump change for obummer…this is his normal service “tips” to his obummerbots and automotons.

      If you did not hear a Republican moan about the slimdown, you must have been out of the country or in a coma…McCain and others were constantly bashing people who though obummercare is insane….and the government spends to much.

      I was furloughed….it was worth every penny.

      Since the dumocraps gained control of congress in 2007, they have spent $8.4 TRILLION more than they took in…they have DOUBLED the federal debt…so your statement about reducing spending must be based on the SOL math standards of estimating…

      Economy has grown less than 1% per year since the dumocraps gained control…now that is a booming economy for you…

      I am glad to see you are concerned about reducing spending and getting the economy on track….you are on the road to a conservative mindset…congrads!!!!!

      Posted by Warner Workman | October 19, 2013, 4:29 pm
  7. And now LaRock is boo-hooing to the Winchester paper that this paper allows letters to the editor that are negative towards him…hahahaha…why does he want the job if he has such a thin skin? This paper, at least one of its editors, came out FOR him just 2 months ago, and now he cries about negative letters. He is the one dodging events and refusing to step up and be heard. Again, why does he want the job if he can’t take the heat and scrutiny?

    Posted by Lonnie | October 19, 2013, 8:05 am
    • To be clear, the Gazette does not endorse candidates. We have reported the news about all and will continue to do so. We print letters to the editor both for and against all candidates because we want the community to take part in a discussion of the issues facing Western Loudouners.

      Posted by Purcellville Gazette & Loudoun Today | October 19, 2013, 10:43 am
      • I am glad for the above statement, however, your news has more of an editorial bent, than a regular straight-up news story…..either way…I look forward to my copy every week…

        Posted by Warner Workman | October 19, 2013, 4:35 pm
    • Could you somehow make a point to what is relevant to the campaign? Mary, Queen of Socialism wants to further restrict gun rights (please ignore the constitution behind the curtain). Mary also wants to raise taxes, expand government reach and oversight, meddle even more into healthcare, and pull the wings off flys.

      All of which any good conservative opposes.

      Posted by w | October 19, 2013, 4:32 pm
  8. Who knew Purcellville had a newspaper?

    Posted by jon | October 19, 2013, 5:06 am
  9. It’s funny how clueless liberal democrats are about the people they hold with disdain. Lumping the Koch brothers as enemies of the LGBTQ etc. Community is absolutely ridiculous. I mean, you do know they are libertarians right? Oh yeah, you probably don’t even know what that actually means. Keep stumping for the commmunists, believing the lies they feed you, giving freedoms away daily for the false sense of security that you get when the fed says “don’t sorry peasant, we’ll steal someone else’s dinner for you. Just keep us in power, and we’ll give you just enough to survive.” I personally have seen enough of the “progressive” policies enacted over the last twenty years. It is high time we get back to some personal responsibility, individual liberty, and maybe even some fiscal responsibility (known as sacrilege to democrats).

    Posted by stopthemisinformation | October 19, 2013, 12:57 am
  10. Mr. Workman, You truly are an ignorant person. Do you really hold these ideas? All this hate and unintelligence in one person? It’s sad to think that a Virginian is so unhappy. I hear fear in your statements. Your teaparty caused so much damage to a once proud GOP this month. Your teaparty humiliated the GOP this week. This was a crushing defeat to the Republicans and you still spew so much hatred? DO you know the damage your teapartiers are doing to the GOP? You all are actually helping the Democrats.

    Posted by billbo | October 18, 2013, 9:37 pm
    • ‘Warner Workman’s’ ignorance is pervasive and limitless, as is his his ‘tea party’ or lead paint chip induced hatred of anything progressive. Based on the similarities in language, lack of reality based conclusions, childish argumentative style and syntax in his writings I would almost swear ‘Warner Workman’ is actually Charles Markert.

      Posted by Robin Eublind (@iamrobineublind) | October 18, 2013, 10:00 pm
      • I think Charles has more hair….

        Posted by Warner Workman | October 19, 2013, 6:15 am
      • No, Warner Workman is one of Eugene Delgaudio’s sycophants. Really all you need to know about Dave LaRock is right there, but he’s also left a trail of ignorant statements and hothead behavior that he’s now trying to “etch-a-sketch” his way out of. Notably, his contempt for the rule of law and democratic processes keeps making a prominent appearance. Good for the Purcellville Gazette for calling him out on his disingenuous nonsense.

        Posted by David Weintraub | October 19, 2013, 4:49 pm
        • Dave could be a poster child for what happens when parents lets their kids vote dumocrap (and when they don’t lock the liquor cabinet)…

          Let’s chat about rule of law…obummer, the supreme, socialist leader, raiser of the debt, raping of the constitution, taxer of the middle class, physician for the masses, killer of women and children by drones, killer of ambassadors, silencer of opposition, closer of national parks, ranking up there with the likes of Mao and Castro believes that he who rules makes the laws…

          …and it has been reported that he pulls the wings off flys….so Mary, Queen of Socialism has much in common with the Dictator in Chief….

          Posted by Warner Workman | October 19, 2013, 5:02 pm
    • Do you have a political point, or just play the…”Let’s demonize the opposition” card?

      Posted by Warner Workman | October 19, 2013, 6:10 am
    • If this was a crushing defeat, you should be celebrating the defeat of the conservative movement and the GOP. You WON! ….oh, the debt just went over $17 TRILLION…it has gone up over $8.4 TRILLION in the past 7ish years since the dumocraps won control of Congress. Opps, you won, but the American people and our “posterity”, lost.

      Posted by Warner Workman | October 19, 2013, 6:14 am
  11. Here is my 2 cents worth (which is all I have left from my dollar after obummer and the dumocraps constant tax and spend policies)…while I appreciate PG’s efforts to educate the masses through this forum, in reality, it is mostly a waste of time for anyone who wishes to influence the undecided and encourage those who would normally not vote, to get out and vote.

    Those who attend these type of local debates and discussions, have already made up their minds, thus minimal voter gain. Most attendees already know the issues, and the candidates responses, so it is not educational for these attendees either.

    It is a much better use of time, to go door to door and discuss, face to face, the issues, real issues, which matter to individuals. These conversations reveal the 1000 different issues, unique to each voter, not the 4 or 5 issues selected by an forum panel. It is the face to face conversations, which influence voters, and helps shape a candidates focus on which issues are of most concern to those he serves, not a candidate forum, held by a very small, local town newspaper. Any candidate would have influenced more voters, in that 2 hours, by going door to door, vice participating in the forum.

    I know this does not help PG sell newspaper or get website hits….but candidates serve “We the People”, not “Me the Left-Wing, Liberal Media”, time is better spent with the voters.

    Posted by Warner Workman | October 18, 2013, 8:31 pm
  12. LaRocknrolla ROCKS! He has my vote!

    Posted by Mark Manson | October 18, 2013, 8:19 pm
  13. Cowardice from the guy who blasted Delegate May for refusing to debate…what a hypocrite.

    Posted by Lonnie | October 18, 2013, 5:35 pm
  14. Mr LaRock is obviously taking a page from the Sharon Angle playbook, when she famously stated when running for US Senate from Nevada, that she would answer questions pertaining to her policy and positions only after becoming the Senator from Nevada. The public persona of Mr LaRock does not go beyond the mailers sent to our homes and the laudatory letters and press releases in our local publications. If one looks deeper into the candidate, they will see a man with little regard for the rule of law, and no concept of how the body that he aspires to actually works. You will see in Mr LaRock, a candidate who is backed by groups promoting the privatization of public services, including education, groups that work nationally for the lessening of worker safety, benefits and compensation, or so called ‘right to work legislation, and groups that would foster discrimination toward minorities and LGBT individuals. Mr LaRock, being the neophyte to politics that he is, is essentially a straw man candidate for the likes of ALEC, Koch Industries, The Heritage Foundation and many other of the same groups that financed and encouraged the federal government shutdown that we just lived through. If Virginia is going to move forward in this Nation and the world, we need a candidate that will place people over profits, and environmental sustainability over corporate deregulation and greed. That candidate is Mary Costello Daniel.

    Posted by Robin Eublind (@iamrobineublind) | October 18, 2013, 4:02 pm
    • I always love responding to liberal attacks…it is like taking candy from a baby (liberals can’t say that, they have aborted most of theirs).

      If you don’t know what LaRock supports you either, 1…don’t have an internet connection, and thus can’t go to his web site, or 2…don’t have a home, of which you receive mail. Either way, ask obummer, he provides both.

      So, how does our elected body work? Well, lets see…billions and trillions of dollars in debt at the state and local level…ever increasing taxes, ever increasing spending, ever increasing breadth and depth in expansion of government programs, restrictions on private property rights, restrictions on constitutional freedoms…oh yes, all of these knowledgable people are really service their subjects well…

      Privatization…cuz the obummercare website has worked so well being managed by the government. I am surprised Apple, Amazon and iTunes are not working hard to drop their successful business model and adopt the obummercare model!!!

      Right to Work…yes, the last thing we want is for people to have the right to work, without paying union thugs their “cut”…it’s almost like paying taxes to the government, except the union will break your legs if you don’t pay up…

      Is there a KKK equivalent group that harasses LBGT people? Just wondering, cuz the KKK was staffed by dumocraps…and I always get nervous when 2 or more dumocraps get together…and I always hide my wallet…

      Profits drive American prosperity…not governments…which is why the obummer economy has given us the slowest rate of economic growth since the depression.

      Posted by Warner Workman | October 18, 2013, 8:45 pm
      • drivel man, just plain drivel. Obummercare? dumocraps? where do you find time to come up with such comic genius?
        I suppose it is during that same time that the GOP leaders have been developing their own solutions to the health care problems that most in this country face.
        I hope you stay healthy and can continue churning out the hilarious nuggets. Imagine if the GOP leadership actually thought about contributing to solutions instead of working to block or deconstruct any constructive ideas to help the country grow.

        Posted by jason johnson | October 24, 2013, 7:40 pm
        • I got plenty of time with the obummer and socialist slimdown…

          The problem with healthcare is government involvement. There was never a healthcare problem, just a government involvement problem. It is much worse now…part-time employment, mass cancellation notices…all so little Mary can get laid and not pregnant….and if she does…we’ll pay for the abortion as well.

          The solution is, as it always should be, is free market solutions…not goose-stepping socialist mandates.

          Posted by Warner Workman | October 25, 2013, 7:57 pm
          • Healthcare is a multibillion dollar business with rampant moral sacrifice in favor of the almighty dollar and in need of regulation almost as worthy as the need to regulate your mouth, Mr. Workman. Congratulations on losing the election with your ignorant post.

            Posted by women everywhere | October 30, 2013, 10:59 am
          • I’m not feeling the love here, baby.

            So I guess those in the medical profession should live the life of poverty, wear sack cloth, walk to work and live on the streets, inorder to bring cheap healthcare to the masses? Just checking?

            Free speech regulation? Don’t you believe in the Constitution and the 1st Amendment?

            Posted by Warner Workman | October 30, 2013, 7:46 pm
    • I am a Republican who votes every election and I will not vote for any extremist, tea party candidate ever. In fact, I don’t know of one republican family member or friend, male or female, who is voting for LaRock or Cuccinelli or Obenshain. If they have not gotten this message by now, maybe this election will clarify it for them. I am voting for Mary Costello Daniel and suggesting my neighbors do the same.

      Posted by Republican Moderate | October 30, 2013, 12:04 pm
      • So, you want to vote for higher taxes, more government, more tyranny, more regulation, more expansion of government, more out of your pay check….are you sure you are a Republican?

        Posted by Warner Workman | October 30, 2013, 7:47 pm

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