Although I hesitated to bring this article to your attention because the reporter, Nicholas F. Benton, is obviously sucking the toes of Mr. C and Mr. Moron, it does give us quotes and proof that Fimian is the man who has what it takes to stand up the right way for Fairfax County. Not like ass clown Gerry and tantrum boy Moron.
The website ( http://www.fcnp.com/news/7564-fimian-unleashes-firestorm-of-personal-attacks-vs-connolly/
) is slow....so here is the article in its entirety:
Fimian Unleashes Firestorm of Personal Attacks Vs. Connolly
Charging incumbent U.S. Rep. Gerry Connolly with being â€œvery good at deceptionâ€ and â€œsubterfuge,â€ and telling him, â€œAll you care about is getting elected and spending someone elseâ€™s money to do it,â€ GOP challenger Keith Fimian appeared angry and strident in a face-to-face debate Tuesday.
When Connolly assailed what he called Fimianâ€™s â€œpersonal attack,â€ â€œcalling someone a liar,â€ Fimian shot back, â€œIt is not a personal attack. It is a reality.â€
The fiery exchange provided the few hundred members and guests of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce with some spice to their otherwise bland cold chicken and artichoke fare at Tuesdayâ€™s debate luncheon, held in the new Mason Hall on the campus of George Mason University.
Fimian and Connolly will be back at it again today, this time for the Vienna Tysons Chamber at the Sheraton in Tysons, also at noon.
Tuesdayâ€™s event also included a debate between 10-term Democratic incumbent Congressman Jim Moran and his also-strident GOP rival, Patrick Murray.
As the polls indicate a strong anti-incumbent mood across the U.S., both Fimian and Murray jumped on that theme, accusing their respective rivals of all the woes of big government and high taxes.
But Connolly and Moran fought back with the strong evidences of economic recovery, even if slow, due to federal stimulus efforts that brought the nation from the brink of a full-blown depression in less than two years.
Fimianâ€™s strong rhetoric brought chuckles from the crowd when he referred to â€œa big black curtain that is a terrible thing that will devour your children.â€
Then he pointed to Connolly and said, â€œThis man is toying with the future of our children.â€
He also cited as an example of excessive government spending $150,000 earmarked for doing cocaine experiments on monkeys.
In other examples of what Connolly called â€œhyperbolic rhetoric,â€ Fimian said that evidence of global warming is inconclusive and, in the meantime, â€œdonâ€™t handcuff our economyâ€ with safeguards.
â€œWashington is broken,â€ he added, â€œThe bond with the American people is broken. Our politicians care about nothing but serving themselves.â€ He called health care reform and the federal stimulus â€œterribly anti-business,â€ and said that anyone who â€œis a friend of unionsâ€ is not pro-business. As for the issue of undisclosed campaign contributions, he said, â€œItâ€™s a free country. If you want to get involved in politics, itâ€™s your right.â€
Connolly cited the achievements of his seven years of service on the Fairfax Chamber of Commerce board of directors, as well as as Chairman of the Fairfax Board of Supervisors, and his two years in Congress, 16 years in public service in all. He said, â€œThere is no substitute for the hard work of balancing budgets,â€ noting heâ€™d drawn ire from some in his own party for voting against two jobs bills â€œbecause they werenâ€™t paid for.â€
He also took credit for the fact that Fairfax County has been named Number One out of 3,000 counties in the U.S. for being â€œbest managed,â€ and noted heâ€™s taken the controversial stand of supporting an extension of the Bush tax cuts past the beginning of the year. â€œIt is foolishâ€ to eliminate the cuts â€œwith the fragility of the economy,â€ although â€œit should be revisited within one or two years,â€ he said.
Connolly noted he voted against the â€œdonâ€™t ask, donâ€™t tellâ€ military policy toward lesbians and gays, while Fimian said the decision should be made by â€œthe senior brass.â€
In the Moran-Murray debate, Murray lashed out at Moran as a â€œbig spender,â€ although when pressed he offered no specifics for overcoming the deficit, other than to â€œstop spending money we donâ€™t have.â€
When Murray lashed out at Moran for a large federal building project in his district, Moran declined to reply, saying, â€œIt will make me too upset to respond.â€
On the issue of earmarks more generally, Murray charged, â€œThey work well if you are seeking re-election,â€ while Moran said, â€œI support earmarksâ€ because they help build the economy, and will get projects funded that prove to work, such as brain research at Virginia Tech and helping Northern Virginia â€œhave the best schools in the U.S.â€
He assailed the Republicansâ€™ plans for cuts in education and the elimination of the NSA and DARPA.