Fimian: I’m Not “too conservative”; Herrity Will Be at Unity Dinner

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    On the Kojo Nnamdi Show this Friday, 11th CD Republican nominee Keith Fimian engaged in some unintentional (presumably) hilarity.  First, in response to a question about whether he’s “too conservative” for the 11th CD, Fimian – who just finished running in the Republican primary as THE conservative, tea party candidate, pretty much to the right of Attila the Hun – now says that, oh no, he’s not too conservative.  Uh huh.

    Then, even funnier, is Fimian’s eye-rolling praise for Herrity (as a “very fine guy…a beacon of hope in Northern Virginia”), his prediction that Herrity would be at a Republican “unity dinner” last night (“I certainly hope so, I expect that he will”), and his remark that he and Herrity are “very very similar in very many ways.”  As to the “beacon of hope” and “very very similar” comments, that’s just laughable given the bitter, divisive primary these guys just ran.  Sure, this is politics, but c’mon.  Even more amusing, regarding Fimian’s expectation that Herrity would attend the “unity dinner,” well…apparently he had better things to do with his time.

    Herrity, though, will not be attending the 11th District Republican Committee’s “Unity Dinner” Friday night, however. He said he’s planning to head to the Outer Banks in North Carolina for a family vacation

    “This has been a long-scheduled vacation,” Herrity said. “I wish I could be [at the dinner].”

    In other words, the classic, “spend more time with my family” excuse. Great “unity” you got going there, Mr. Fimian!

    By the way, if Fimian was so concerned about having Herrity at this “unity dinner,” why didn’t he…wait for it…check with Herrity about his schedule first?!? (e.g., rather than just unilaterally setting a date, calling it a “unity dinner,” and trying to force Herrity to show). As I’ve said before, on top of being a right-wing extremist, this guy is simply not ready for prime time.

    • TomPaine

      Fimian is the “best” that the Republican Party has!

      It has become the worthy successor party of the “know-nothings,” “locofocos” and the “barnburners”.

    • jsrutstein

      Perhaps there’s some person or group out there with a plausible claim to the Tea Party name who endorsed Herrity, but I think Fimian’s claim on this point is as empty as the rest of his claims.