Keith Fimian Shows True, Extremist Colors on WTOP

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    I just listened to about 40 minutes of the WTOP debate between 11th CD candidates Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) and Keith Fimian (R). My overall impression was that these guys don’t like each other – at all.  But besides that, I was struck at how extreme Fimian is for this district, and how shocking it will be if he wins next Tuesday.  A few examples:

    *While Fimian says his “heart goes out” to victims of rape or incest, he opposes abortion even in those horrible cases. That’s right, he supports making a woman carry the child or their rapist to term.  That puts Fimian on the opposite side of about 80% of Americans, according to apoll by Virginia Commonwealth University in May 2010. Wow.

    *Fimian tried to wriggle out of his comment that “at Virginia Tech if one of those kids in one of those classrooms was packing heat I think that that would not have happened.” According to Fimian, what he really meant to say was that – get this – he was actually talking about security guards. Wait, didn’t that quote say “one of those kids?” Security guards, kids…eh, same thing in Keith Fimian’s world.

    *Fimian said he’s not only against embryonic stem cell research, but that this line of research “shows no promise!” In fact, that’s almost exactly backwards; it’s the pluripotent nature of embryonic stem cells that make it, by FAR, the most promising avenue for medical research into curing diseases ranging from Parkinsons to Alzheimers to cancer to heart disease to diabetes to paralysis to…well, you get the idea. Apparently, Keith Fimian cares more about days-old embryos that would be discarded anyway than children and adults with diseases that could be cured, but won’t be, because of his extremism.

    Now, Keith Fimian can try to avoid these issues all he wants, resort to his stale talking points about “Obama and Pelosi” all he wants, but he can’t escape the reality that he’s an extremist who’s far, FAR outside the mainstream in America, let alone in Virginia’s 11th district. Think about that when you go to the polls next Tuesday.

    • blue bronc

      Basically he and the Colorado guy Buck do not see woman as anything other than breeding stock. To them women really are not capable of anything other than “barefoot, pregnant and in the kitchen”. He needs to be questioned if his stance on the pregnancy issue includes no contraceptives.  Their every sperm is sacred and women will damn well accept their place in the world as the carrier of mens reproductive system.

    • Teddy Goodson

      and found the so-earnest Mr. Fimian to be a rude little robot who interrupted not merely his opponent but his interviewer, anxiously repeating the same trite talking points and code words regardless of the question up for debate. Plotkin even let the little robot go first almost every time, and Fimian ran over the time limit every time, then interrupted Connolly when he had his turn. He was full of incorrect data, including the one about stem cells, slippery as an eel when challenged, and obviously very full of himself.

      However, he certainly did repeat his mantra relentlessly, a mantra that greatly appeals to the radical right wingers who elected Cuccinelli Senator and then Attorney General out of Burke-Springfield, and that anti-immigrant Corey Stewart Chair of the Board of Supervisors in Prince William. In other words, he has a fanatic constituency, and I guarantee every last one of those pissants will vote on Tuesday.