Posted by MAXIMUS
Glenn Nye failed to attend and speak out in support of keeping the Oceana Master Jet Base open at recent public meetings.
Clearly, it didn't matter to Mr. Nye that Oceana and the nearby Dam Neck base combine to provide Virginia Beach with a "$1 billion economic impact and more that $400 million in contracts, goods and services" link here to read about the economic impact that Oceana has on Virginia Beach: http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news/exploring/exploring_virginia_beach.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2007-06-08-0016.html
What explains why Mr. Nye failed to speak out in favor of keeping Oceana open at any public or private venue? Typical liberal ignorance and hubris regarding the importance of the military to the local economy.
How can you be running for Congress in Virginia's great militarily saturated 2nd Congressional District and NOT have a record of speaking out to keep the Oceana Master Jet Base open?
If you are disconnected from your community, if you don't know about the economic engine that is Oceana Naval Air Station, then your name is Glenn Nye and you have demonstrated a nonchalant attitude about fighting to keep Oceana open. Heck, even Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera Obendorf is on record in speaking in favor of keeping Oceana open. She did so as the rat vultures from Jacksonville were trying to snatch Tidewater's crown jewel away from us in an effort to move it to Cecil Field, FLA.
In an article dated Friday, June 8, 2007, RAY McALLISTER, Staff Writer with the Richmond Times Dispatch, wrote, "Virginia Beach Mayor Meyera E. Oberndorf said Oceana and its Dam Neck annex employ almost 17,000 military and civilian employees. Their combined payroll is more than $1 billion and their economic impact is more than $400 million in contracts, goods and services." Link here: http://www.inrich.com/cva/ric/news/exploring/exploring_virginia_beach.apx.-content-articles-RTD-2007-06-08-0016.html
Democrat Mayor Obendorf of Virginia Beach MADE time to speak out in favor of and to advocate on behalf of keeping the jets flying at Oceana. Glenn Nye? He failed to do so at any public or private venue.
Representative Thelma Drake (R-VA2) MADE time to speak out in favor of and to advocate on behalf of keeping the jets flying at Oceana. Glenn Nye? He failed to do so at any public or private venue.
Then Democrat Governor Mark Warner (VA) MADE time to speak out in favor of and to advocate on behalf of keeping the jets flying at Oceana. Glenn Nye? He failed to do so at any public or private venue.
Democrat Senator Bill Nelson (FLA) MADE time to speak out in favor of robbing Oceana from Virginia Beach to deliver it to Florida. Glenn Nye? He failed to do so at any public or private venue.
The official record indicates that Democrat Glenn Nye failed failed to attend and make his voice heard at the BRAC Commission Regional Hearing when it mattered most to the people and businesses of the 2nd Congressional District that depend upon the Oceana Master Jet Base to make a living. See the link to this document:
The 2nd Congressional District needs someone to support their interests. Rep. Thelma Drake knows what those interests are and she speaks out and advocates in support of those interests. Glenn Nye is no Thelma Drake and he is no advocate for the economic interests of the 2nd Congressional District.
Monday, June 9, 2008
BREAKING...Glenn Nye failed to speak out in support of keeping Oceana Master Jet Base Open in Virginia Beach
Posted by MAXIMUS
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