McDonnell has abandoned Virginia
July 16, 2012
The Daily Press reports, "Presidential politics loomed heavily over the National Governors Association conference Friday as state leaders offered starkly different approaches to implementing the health care reform law recently upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. While the event was initially viewed as a spotlight moment for Gov. Bob McDonnell, who has been mentioned as a possible GOP vice presidential nominee, he spent much of his time talking about President Barack Obama's visit to Hampton Roads."
Progressive Point: Bob McDonnell has a year and a half left in his term as Virginia's governor but you'd never know it from looking at his priorities these days. While Virginia families, workers, and businesses are looking for solutions to create jobs and invest in our communities, Bob McDonnell is playing politics and putting his political ambitions first.
Delivering on health care access and transportation solutions should be priority number one. But instead, Bob McDonnell is playing games designed to make him more popular with the 1% and corporate campaign donors, not Virginia families. Bob McDonnell has been perfecty clear: his first priority is advancing his own political career, not implementing health care reform, finding transportation solutions, and putting Virginians back to work. He may still be governor, but Bob McDonnell has abandoned Virginia.
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