I want to talk for a minute about the local GOP organization (presuming there actually is one) as a valedictory since this was my last election as a Fairfax County election officer and as a resident of the county; the Virginia GOP no longer has primaries, which I think is an utterly retarded move that just feeds into the enemy narrative, and now does all the endorsing at the state convention as far as I can tell. Ever since arriving in Springfield as a registered Republican, I have had more contact with the NRA's Institute for Legislative Action PAC than I have with the local GOP. No Republican candidate for Congress or the state House has knocked on my door or so much as sent me a postcard in the mail. None of them have tried to call me. It's more than a little irritating, so much so that in the last state election, after the Democratic incumbent delegate stopped by to doorknock (we had a polite little discussion) I was so annoyed by her GOP opponent's failure to do the same that I wound up voting independent out of spite.
How hard is it for the local Republicans to get a copy of Heinlein's Take Back Your Government and use it as a blueprint for building a competitive machine here in Fairfax County? The spread between Connolly and Scholte was not that big, and a little bit of doorknocking or other personal contact might have been enough to swing the hundred votes needed to take the precinct.
Well, not my problem any more. I am off for Las Vegas next year, and it'll take me probably a year or two to get unpacked and settled in before I even want to start thinking about being politically active. In the meantime, wake up, RPV. What you're doing now isn't working nearly well enough.