For those of you who are unaware of this fact the state of West Virginia has a 2 to 1 Democrat registration majority. It's lonely being a conservative Republican in West Virginia. If you don’t believe me ask fellow hubber Sheri Sapp. Even though we live over 100 miles apart we have to endure the same Democrat machine. Folks the last time either house of the West Virginia Legislature was held by Republican majority was after the election of 1928. Lately the tide is turning. My fellow West Virginians are throwing off their shackles. Although being registered as Democrats West Virginians have an independent streak. We are seeing this at the polls. This was quite evident yesterday in the Primary election.



The day after the State of the union speech on January 28, 2010 I wrote a rant on breakfastpop’s hub. Part of this rant will be repeated below.

“I don’t think limited government is possible with Democrats in charge. I may support some Independent candidates if they are in favor of limited government. My primary reason for my calling is to defeat all Democrats.

I really don’t want to do this, but I feel it is my duty to my country, my children, and my grandchildren. Also this is my duty to my fellow citizens. I’m in a lot of nerve pain, but I will fight through the pain best that I can to perform my duty. I think I won’t run for office since I consider myself unelectable, but I will be very supportive of limited government candidates. I will give this support everything I’ve got to give. I have one specific goal in mind that I want to accomplish.

Defeat Congressman Alan Bowlby Mollahan (D) for his seat as the congressman from the 1st Congressional District of West Virginia. He has held this office since 1983 through the present. His only qualification is that his father Fighting Bob Mollahan held it before him for sixteen years. Alan has done well for himself during his time in public service. He is now the 24th richest congressman out of 435. On February 28, 2006, National Legal and Policy Center filed a 500-page ethics complaint against Mollohan, alleging that the congressman misrepresented his assets on financial disclosure forms. Mollohan's real estate holdings and other assets have increased from $562,000 in 2000 to at least $6.3 million in 2004. For the period 1996 through 2004, NLPC alleged that his Financial Disclosure Reports failed to disclose real estate, corporate and financial assets that public records showed were owned by Mollohan and his wife.

On April 7, 2006, The New York Times reported that Mollohan "has fueled five non-profit groups in his West Virginia district with $250 million in earmark funding". Mollohan created these nonprofit groups and the leaders of these groups were sometimes investors with him, possibly leading to his own personal gain.

On April 21, 2006, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced that Mollohan would temporarily step down as the Ranking Democrat on the House Ethics Commitee. Howard Berman of California took Mollohan's place.”



Regardless of the outcome of the November 2010 general election Alan Mollahan is toast. The voters of the first congressional district sent him packing. Quoting The Wheeling Intelligencer,” State Sen. Michael Oliverio, D-Monongalia, soundly defeated U.S. Rep. Alan Mollohan, D-W.Va., on Tuesday to win the Democratic Party nomination to West Virginia's 1st Congressional District seat.

The vote margin was sizable - Oliverio received 56 percent of the vote to Mollohan's 44 percent. With all precincts in the district reporting, Oliverio garnered 37,504 votes to Mollohan's 29,716…….Oliverio's campaign message has been a simple one - to restore integrity to Congress and the 1st District seat.

Billing himself as a "conservative Democrat," Oliverio campaigned against Mollohan from the right. And Mollohan was quick to draw a distinction between the two in his campaign, painting Oliverio as being more aligned with the philosophies of the Republican Party.

"For a long time, people had no choice," Oliverio said. "We offered a choice." “


My goal of seeing the weasel Mollahan defeated has been realized. Now it’s onward to November to put our Federal Government back into the hands of WE THE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Obama, Pelosi, Reid unholy trinity is crumbling!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SusanP 6 years ago

As a former West Virginian has who studied the political machines of the state in depth, I am tickled silly that Democrat voters were finally given 2 very different choices on their ballots this time; the outright liberal or the liberal with some conservative thoughts. The voters showed that they are ready to embrace a more conservative approach. Let's hope that thinking continues all the way into November!

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author


I totally agree with your sentiments!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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breakfastpop 6 years ago

Terrific hub Tom, I voted it up. Congratulations, you had a goal and you succeeded. I love the sound of those words..We The People...

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author


We still have a long,long way to go until November, but I like the anti-incumbant trend that happening!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now we just need for Obama to campaign for Michael Oliverio and the Republican McKinley is a shoe in!!!!!!!!

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Vladimir Uhri 6 years ago from HubPages, FB

Great hub Tom, I am very glad re election.

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author


I am elated at the outcome. We must CHARGE onward to November!!!!!!!!!!!!

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sheila b. 6 years ago

Fantastic! And proof that the majority of democrats are just as unhappy with Washington as republicans and independents are.

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

sheila b.

I think a lot of people bought a pig in a poke and have buyer's remorse. It's a socialist pig they bought unknowingly!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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bgamall 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

Actually Tom, I have come to the conclusion that cutting the budgets and or raising taxes will not work.

Onlyl default, and debt forgiveness on a massive scale will save developed economies. There is no other way. We are fighting deflation which will grow worse with budget cuts and tax increases.

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

You may be right Gary. Although I believe at current rates of the Fed printing money galloping inflation is more likely, and thus the meteroric rise in gold price!!!!!!!!!

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bgamall 6 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

I saw a guy on CNBC say that because yields on bonds are below inflation, that the governments of the world are really worried about deflation at this point. The future may change that. But I saw where Bernanke wants to offer banks a CD which would mean the banks wouldn't need to lend much. That would stop inflation but won't do much for the economy.

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author


Deflation or inflation it all boils down to the little guy being screwed. However gold was over $1250 an ounce today. I guess the best thing is subsistance farming or hoarding gold.

I won't suggest not paying credit cards like you do!!!!!!

Neither will I suggest George W. Bush was responsible for 9/11/2001. That such a whacko idea.

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Pamela99 6 years ago from United States

Tom, Great story and glad you had a victory in your state. i hope many states see victory in Novembers election. Great hub!

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author


Thanks for the comment. I hope you also enjoy victory in Florida!!!!!!!

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eovery 6 years ago from MIddle of the Boondocks of Iowa

I think there are going to be a bunch of yahoo's go sent packing here in November. The liberal vote turn out may be light, and the rest will be history.

Keep on hubbing!

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author


I think the will of We The People will be heard loud and clear. Many won't be returning to the House or the Senate next year. That a very good thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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cjv123 6 years ago from Michigan

YOU GO TOM! I contributed money for the election of Scott Brown. It was the first time in my life I contributed to a political candidate that wasn't in the state or county I lived in! I plan on doing so for any Constitutional Loving candidate anywhere across the U.S. where needed as we can give! We need to get all the Democrats OUT and anyone who even acts like them - be they Republican or otherwise! I am in TOTAL agreement with you Tom!!

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author


I believe in candidates who honor the Constitution. It's as simple as that!!!!!!!!!! No Constitutional belief no vote from me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Madame X 6 years ago

Seems like America is starting to learn Her lesson! Wake up or lose it. Congrats on your state's win. Good hub :)

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Tom Whitworth 6 years ago from Moundsville, WV Author

Madame X,

I hope the lesson has been learned. Time's running out on us!!!!!!!!!

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