The Dillard Doctrine

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On the floor of the VA House of Delegates, February 2009

On the floor of the VA House of Delegates, February 2009

I’m a Navy veteran-6 years; OIF in 2003 and GTMO in 2005. After a stint as a contractor and federal employee in DC, my family and I now live in Norfolk, VA.

I’m a conservative African American; yeah, we exist. More specifically, I’m an urban conservative. My community’s important to me (regardless of whether we always agree politically), and I know there’s a message for them in the conservative principles I hold dear. This is my venue for getting that message out there. It’s my soapbox…and luckily, it hasn’t crushed under my 300-plus pounds.

Professionally, I’ve been around the block in different ways. After a couple years as a conservative activist, I worked on Bob McDonnell’s gubernatorial campaign as a coalitions director in 2009. In 2010, I briefly campaigned for a congressional nomination in Virginia’s 3rd District before returning to the business of politics as a consultant.

Most importantly, I’m responsible for teaching two people-my son and daughter-how to make it in this world. Hopefully, I’ll succeed at that…and everything else.


Written by Coby Dillard

July 21, 2008 at 2:31 pm

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  1. Some of your views are “scary”, but the reason why you do what you do is admirable. Biden said something to the affect that our success is measured by the accomplishment of children. We are on the same page, advocating the world’s best military, but as far as our political views, we will agree to disagree (although I sure hope we can still argue/debate from time to time). Keep writing, I’ll keep reading (and asking myself “Is he serious?”).


    August 31, 2008 at 11:39 pm

  2. Black conservative? Biggest oxymoron I’ve ever heard. But because I’ve known you since your first tour, you get a pass. I admire your bravery for fighting for my freedom and that of my little girl and am eternally greatful and indebted to you for that. But because I hate being a ‘cocky american’, I will refrain from boosting our military up any further. I don’t want you going back to war, I don’t want to fund a war for the next 100 yrs. Some of the Repubs policies I agree with but…I’m anxious to see where Barack can take us, whether he’s under qualified or not I’m willing to risk my vote to see. I’ll keep reading like that previous gentleman but I know we’ll have plenty of arguements about this….

    Karla Barefield

    September 3, 2008 at 12:07 am

  3. I just wanted to say that I have enjoyed reading your blog since coming across it about 2.5 hours ago. I commend you for being open about your views, especially being an african american conservative. I actually encourage more to speak up and voice their opinions and stances. It offers us ALL the opportunity to see things from another point of view.

    I agree with you in some areas and disagree in others, but that is the glory of our country. We have the freedom to agree to disagree yet come together to offer what is best for the people. To me, after reading more common conservative blogs like Coulture and Malkin, yours is soooo refreshing. Thank you sir.

    I am new to the blog world so please excuse me if my etiquette is ever off. I humbly request to get your thoughts and opinions on mine. I truly hope to have a healthy debate online. God bless



    September 12, 2008 at 11:50 am

  4. I feel that all people have a right to free speech and should be able to practice their beliefs.While I respect your hustle I must ask you are you serious an aspiring politician? what are credentials do you possess that make you soon to be dirty as the rest of them politician.Politics is a dirty game you start off clean like a kid emerging from a bath and end up dirty like a pig that wallowed in the mud.I suppose your military experience or the the fact you back some vet organization is your experience?I wont question your republic beliefs because hey we all have our achilles heel but I wonder how do you feel your political beliefs or banter can change the world?I know you were a victim of some causing injury to your McCain bumper sticker because we all felt your pain but I have this feeling since you are a conservative republican you are not exactly well rounded( especially if you were in the military).

    Coby:I feel I’ve got something to offer, whether it’s new ideas or just getting to what actually will work. My military experience has shaped my views on the world, and that will figure in if (because I haven’t decided yet) I decide to run. I’d like to inject some common sense into the arguments of the day; if something works, let’s do it and let’s don’t if it doesn’t. If my running for office is the best way to achieve that goal, I’ll do it…and if working for candidates who believe the same will achieve it, I’m down. But if all I get to do is keep ranting here, that’s fine too.


    January 30, 2009 at 2:02 am

  5. You military experience shaped your polticial ideas I pray that you are joking!! You want to inject common sense into arguements like I want violence to stop honey it ain’t going to happen but I must say I love a dreamer.You plan on running as a black republican conservative I smile cause hell we got a black president but I promise you there going to be so much mud thrown at you no one will recognize you. Im a aspiring writer and I must say as a supporter of the green party you making want to waltz to the democratic side!!!And ranting is fine if you are angry, blothcy Bill O’Reilly.


    February 6, 2009 at 8:33 am

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