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Barbara “Koch Lobbyist” Comstock to Finally Meet with Tea Party – In Secret, Press “Uninvited”


I hear that the Northern Shenandoah Valley Tea Party was handing out this flyer (see far right, appropriately, of this post; click to “embiggen”)  at the Frederick County Fair the other day. Looks like a load of fun, huh? I mean, what more could you possibly ask for in life than to participate in a forum with “socializing,” “refreshments,” and of course “opening remarks” from “Enron Ed” Gillespie and Barbara “Koch lobbyist” Comstock? On second thought, that sounds about as pleasant as a root canal with inadequate anesthesia, but anyway…

By the way, it’s fascinating that the event initially was fully open to the public, but then the press was “uninvited” in a subsequent post (see the “flip” for more on that). Why would they do that? Perhaps so that the “serious conversation” (stuff like “Obama’s a Marxist, send him back to Kenya!” perhaps? hahahaha) won’t be “twisted” by the evilliberalevilliberalevilliberal (did I mention “evil” and “liberal?”) press, with their fiendish video recorders and facts and reality and stuff? Yeah, I’m sure we can all totally understand that if you’re going to get a bunch of extremists together saying crazy s***, you wouldn’t want the broader public to see or hear it. The question is, why have “Enron Ed” and Barbara “Koch lobbyist” Comstock agreed to a meeting under these conditions? What does their willingness to do that say about their attitude towards the 99.9% of 10th CD voters who will NOT be at that meeting?

More of this Teapublican wackiness on the “flip”

In this context, it’s also worth noting that Comstock apparently has never met with a Tea Party group, not even during the Republican nominating contest this past winter/spring. Now that Comstock’s the Republican nominee, apparently she’ll meet with them, but only in private with the “liberal” press (now THAT is a laughable concept) excluded, so that as few people as possible will ever know what transpires? Seems pretty fishy to me. More to the point, the question is whether this is the type of access 10th CD voters and the media would get if Barbara Comstock were, god forbid, elected to Congress. Sadly, the answer appears to be “yes.”

  • From Virginia’s 10th District Democratic Committee:

    Loudoun, Va. – Both Politico and Blue Virginia have reported that Comstock is attending a secret Tea Party meeting on Thursday. Both outlets report that the event was originally widely publicized, but since then the organizers have moved the event to a “secret location to avoid reporters.”  This development raises several troubling questions:

    ·       Where will this secret meeting be held?

    ·       Did Comstock demand that the event be closed to the public and the press?

    ·       What will Comstock be discussing with her Tea Party supporters that is so damaging that no media or public participation could be allowed?

    ·       Will Comstock succumb to public pressure and demand that the event be opened to the public?  

    ·       Why is Comstock refusing to answer any questions about the event?

    In response, 10th District Democratic Committee Chair Charlie Jackson today issued the following statement:

    “Barbara Comstock is ducking and hiding from the people she wants to represent because she doesn’t want to answer questions about her right-wing record – like her support for overturning Roe v. Wade and her votes to restrict common forms of birth control and require women to undergo transvaginal ultrasounds. Comstock’s refusal to answer any questions about her secret Tea Party meeting is just the latest sign that northern Virginia residents simply cannot trust her in Congress. While Comstock’s right wing agenda may fit right in with the Republican Congress, Comstock is once again proving she’s wildly out of step with northern Virginia’s values.”

  • kindler

    …why is the Tea Party interested in two of the biggest inside-the-Beltway influence peddlers in the modern history of the GOP?  Aren’t the Teahadists supposed to be in permanent rebellion against the practitioners of crony capitalism in the evil halls of Washington, DC?

    If I didn’t know better, I’d think that the Tea Party was just a front by the 1% to fool rubes into supporting all of the economic interests of the millionaire class…

  • Whatever crap they’re peddling on Faux “News,” folks like Comstock are all over it.

  • True Blue

    Why such furtiveness? The best Gillespie and Comstock can do is to avoid voters, especially independents and those affiliated with a major party?  Run from the press?  Will Apple Valley teas offer the same private consultation to Libertarian candidates, Sarvis and Redpath?