Republican Party Of Virginia Cancels House District 97 Firehouse Primary

It has been a long month! On May 1, Del. Peace supporters on the 97th House District Legislative District Committee tried to cancel the May 4th convention and called for a firehouse primary on June 1st.

This did not stop almost 500 delegates from attending the convention and Scott Wyatt won the nomination overwhelmingly on May 4th. The Chair of the Legislative District Committee, Tom Miller, certified Scott Wyatt as the 97th District nominee!

However, this did not deter Peace and his supporters. They have claimed for exactly one month that the convention was fake and that the real nomination election would occur on June 1st.

It is unfortunate that an incumbent and his supporters would try to change a nomination contest three days before the convention when they realized they were going to lose. Equally unfortunate is that the Republican Party of Virginia leadership would overstep their authority and support this injustice.

The good news is that lady justice has prevailed! Last night, in a vote of 7-4, the State Central (Governing body of the Virginia Republican Party) Exec. Committee agreed with the May 20th decision by the First District Committee to confirm the May 4th convention valid; Scott Wyatt as the official 97th District nominee; and the firehouse primary null and void. They also instructed the RPV leadership to reflect this decision in all of their comments moving forward.

Please note: None of the three Republican committees in the 97th House District are participating in the event on Saturday June 1st. At this point, it is an event that is executed solely by the Peace campaign and is not an authorized RPV event. This event has been officially removed from the RPV calendar.

Congratulations to Scott Wyatt as the Republican nominee in 97th District!

Craig DiSesa
The Middle Resolution

"This has helped us explain […] why our legislator needs to be held accountable"

"Thanks for the scorecard, this has helped us explain to people in our district why our legislator needs to be held accountable."
- A Virginia Grassroots Leader

I have to admit, when we released the scorecard, I wasn’t sure what the reaction was going to be. Would people like the honesty and objectivity of it or try to nit-pick why their favorite legislator was ranked the way he or she was? The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive and that quote you saw was from just one of many emails I received.

This scorecard was a monumental release - not just for us this year, but also for everyone who wanted to know “Why?”. Why we support who we do.  Why we fight.  Why we believe in accountability.
The scorecard provides an effective tool for evaluating legislator behavior. We have spent the past several months analyzing the districts of the Republican legislators who voted for the largest expansion of the welfare state in Virginia history.  At this time, we are carefully considering where and how we can make a difference in promoting strong economic growth, equal justice, and opportunity for all Virginians. 

I hope that The Middle Resolution Scorecard becomes another tool in your ability to better understand the political process and informs your discretion about your legislator.

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The Middle Resolution

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The Middle Resolution

VA Expands Medicaid

Republicans Give Governor a Huge Victory! Time To Hold Them Accountable!

Over the past five years, we have been working to maintain a fiscally responsible state budget by pushing back on the democrats attempt to expand Obamacare in Virginia.  I don’t have to tell you that every state which has expanded Medicaid has blown through their forecasted budgets.  Many of these states have been trying to reverse their decision to expand because they realized the federal government’s promises were false promises.

This year alone, we arranged conference calls for Virginia legislators with White House advisors to the President, Health and Human Services representatives and a message supporting our position from the President’s Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney. All of these communications emphasized expanding Medicaid is not in line with the President’s plan for Medicaid reform.

Are fanatic protesters killing civil discourse?

Nov. 8, 2016 will go down in history as the day the political underworld met its match. Donald Trump had defied all conventional wisdom — bypassing the Washington establishment, mainstream media, and the Clinton political dynasty. His election was like an atomic bomb blowing up Washington.

Many of those who voted for Hillary Clinton were devastated. Videos circulated the Internet showing people crying for days about Trump’s victory; in fact, those videos still dwell in our social media pages today. Many feared the world was coming to an end.

However, the strong, emotional repulsion against our new president took a troubling turn over the next few months. The anger manifested itself into energy fueled by hatred. Trump haters rallied, vowing to do everything they could to destroy him and anyone who was even mildly associated with him.

The Radical Left Has Lost It!

Dear Friends and Supporters,

When we founded the Middle Resolution, we were focused on basic constitutional principles of liberty and freedom, among which are free speech and the right to peacefully assemble.  We gather regularly as citizens to discuss how we can make Virginia’s government more accountable to taxpayers and hear from legislative leaders about what is happening in the General Assembly.  The meetings are congenial, and I am always encouraged to see so many people concerned about our sacred American values. 

That’s why, at last week’s meeting, I was stunned—stunned—when we were accosted by several rude protestors who screamed at everyone who entered, including elderly women and elected officials, “Nazi! Nazi! Nazi!” I offered to speak with them to see if there was any way to address their concerns, but they refused even to shake my hand and would only continue to yell one of the most awful epithets of our time. Other intimidation tactics included holding their camera phone in our faces as we tried to have a dialogue and following and yelling at our guests as they went to the restroom!

What caused these hooligans to try to disrupt our right to free speech?  They claim to be protesting the invited speaker at our April 18 event, former advisor to President Trump, Dr. Sebastian Gorka.  Some on the fringe left claim Dr. Gorka’s father, who was an anti-Soviet dissident in Hungary in the 1960’s and 1970’s, belonged to a party with roots in the Nazi party of the 1920’s.  I guess it’s lost on these protestors that the American Democratic party was the party of slavery, Jim Crow, Japanese internment camps, opposition to civil rights, and massive resistance to black children in public schools.  Their hypocrisy and ignorance are epoch! Their arguments about Dr. Gorka are beyond imagination.

Please click here to see how Dr. Gorka takes on the left.  It’s no wonder they are attacking him.

You can rest assured, we aren’t going to allow them to keep pushing this lie, and we certainly refuse to back down in the face of these intimidation tactics.  Ironically, the Gorka event has become so popular we have moved it to a larger venue (click here for details)!

The founding principle of the Middle Resolution is that there is a wide political spectrum—ranging from tyranny to anarchy—with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution the proper balance of those political extremes.  It’s why we condemned the extremists who participated in last summer’s protests in Charlottesville. And that is why I personally condemn the extremists who tried to bully our supporters.

It’s important to have a dialogue, which is the essence of a strong civil society.  But when people who hold a different viewpoint resort to intimidation and racist demagoguery, our rights are being threatened, and we won’t back down.

Standing for freedom and condemning tyranny,

Craig DiSesa
The Middle Resolution

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New Year's Resolutions

For a fleeting moment, I thought Virginia leaders were going to stick to their New Year’s Resolution and avoid the partisan battles that have crippled many states and the federal government. Republican Speaker Cox worked with Democrats and offered some power-sharing committee assignments, and Governor Northam appeared to back off his strident position on Obamacare Medicaid expansion. But like most resolutions this time of the year, it lasted only a few days.
Unfortunately, in his State of the Commonwealth speech to the General Assembly, Northam outlined an extreme and partisan agenda, which was not well received by Republican majorities in the House and Senate.  It continued when Democrats, demanding Medicaid expansion, spitefully killed the licensing of a rural hospital, leaving many in tiny Patrick County with limited access to healthcare. And while Speaker Cox did work with the opposition on most committee assignments, he kept a strong majority on the powerful Rules Committee, which is where he promptly parked many of the Democrats’ partisan bills.

Knives Can Cut Deep

It’s been a crazy year of politics nationally and locally. Unfortunately, the ear-splitting noise coming from the media can cause us to lose perspective on what’s truly important.  I often have to remind myself to take a step back from my daily routine to look for ways to help others who face much greater challenges.

One of those opportunities occurred right about the time I was getting involved with public policy at The Middle Resolution, I experienced something that had a profound impact on my life.  This event was one of the primary reasons I decided to accept the responsibility of expanding the influence of The Middle Resolution and our mission.