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BOCS Chairman Corey Stewart: Virginians 'Deserve Better' Than Obama

"If hope and change means drastic cuts to the defense industry, and more than 200,000 jobs lost to Virginia, then Virginians hope we can return the change," Stewart said in a release.

Shortly after President Barack Obama finished speaking at a scheduled grassroots campaign stop today at Potomac Nationals' Pfitzner Stadium in Woodbridge, Prince William County BOCS Chairman Corey released a statement criticizing what he called Obama's "drastic cuts to the defense industry."

"If hope and change means drastic cuts to the defense industry, and more than 200,000 jobs lost to Virginia, then Virginians hope we can return the change," Stewart said. "The only cuts in spending that President Obama has proposed will be crippling to our local economy and national defense."

Stewart said he was part of a small counter-rally of 25 to 30 Republicans just outside of the stadium. Stewart's office said in a release that Pfitzner Stadium's capacity is one tenth of the size of Obama's 2008 campaign kickoff location in PWC.

"The luster of President Obama's campaign promise of hope and change is gone, and you see that on the ground every day in Prince William County with overall lack of enthusiasm for the President and his re-election campaign," Stewart said. "Voters in Prince William County and the Commonwealth of Virginia realize the President has failed them and are turning to Republicans for commonsense, conservative solutions."

Stewart credits conservative state and local leadership with turning around Prince William County's economy.

"The looming threat of sequestration from President Obama has all Virginians greatly worried," he said. "If President Obama had any sort of leadership qualities, he would not have led our nation to this fiscal cliff. Virginians and Americans deserve better. The choice is clear. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are the only team who can change the trajectory of our country and get us back on the path of prosperity."

Stewart spoke with Patch just outside of Pfitzner Stadium about the county's willingness to work with the Obama campaign in providing security for the event.

"It is our obligation to provide adequate protection," he said. "We would provide it to a Republican or Democratic president. We have an obviously extremely professional police force that I know the Secret Service enjoys working with. They're really top notch." 

Stuart Schadt September 21, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I believe we deserve better than Corey Stewart.
Stuart Schadt September 21, 2012 at 06:37 PM
I believe Prince William County deserves better than Corey Stewart.
J. Walter Swartz September 21, 2012 at 07:05 PM
Agreed, we deserve better than Corey Stewart.
J. Walter Swartz September 21, 2012 at 07:07 PM
Republicans who support Romney and Paul are not Republicans they are blind to what is going on and treating politics as sports teams.
Adam Tash September 21, 2012 at 07:22 PM
wtf i counted over 1000 people against OBAMA I HATE THE PATCH
Rachel Leon (Editor) September 21, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Adam, the number of Republicans who showed up to counter-rally at this event was estimated at 25-30 by Chairman Stewart. If you would like to contact him, his contact info can be found at this page: http://www.pwcgov.org/government/bocs/Pages/Chairman-At-Large.aspx
Vinny Darby September 21, 2012 at 07:53 PM
I was at the same rally and I saw plenty of enthusiasm. Not only that, but polling in Virginia shows that Obama is leading by just as much, if not more, than in 2008. I understand that Corey Stuart is on the other side of the political spectrum, but none of his arguments in this story hold any water. Obama did not create a fiscal cliff, congress did when their bipartisan supergroup failed to reach a compromise. All recent national and state polls have showed more "very enthusiastic" supporters for Obama than Romney, so Mr. Stuart can describe the mood however he sees it, the "likely voters" do not agree.
Barbara Paciejewski September 22, 2012 at 04:51 AM
Corey Stewart believes in one thing only: Corey Stewart. This is a man who never saw a mirror he didn't like. He has no values beyond the next election. Much as I'd love to see him out of Pr Wm county--the sooner the better--I'm not willing to unleash him on the state to further his misguided political career.
Jean Nichols September 22, 2012 at 01:11 PM
Funny to see Dems all repeat the same one line. Just like the liberal media! lol For Anyone interested in Truth: obama's Entire life Exposed - 'Washington Examiner' 09-20-12.
Jean Nichols September 23, 2012 at 09:47 PM
Rasmussen is the Most Accurate Pollster - predicted obama win the best in 2008. Now it has Romney/obama Tied Overall, and in Swing States! Other polls demographics are Not as accurate!!
Jean Nichols September 23, 2012 at 09:48 PM
FACTS of obama's Record: Unemployment Over 8% for 43 Straight Months! Before 2009, it took 61 YEARS to have that many months so High! 23 Million Americans Unemployed or Underemployed! Average family income Down $4,000! Gasoline prices More than Doubled! National Debt Increased $5,400,000,000,000! All 43 Previous Presidents Combined Over 220 Years accrued $10.6 trillion. All Food Prices & Grocery Prices UP! ETC......................................................................................................

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