In “honor” of his departure from the Virginia House of Delegates, here are some “highlights” and links to the illustrious career of Del. David Ramadan (Far-right “R”; pictured with the possibly even MORE far-right-wing Sen. Dick Black). Enjoy? 😉
*Loudoun Republicans Double-Down on Divisive, Anti-Gay Agenda (“Delegates David Ramadan and Tag Greason voted against an openly gay candidate for a General District Court Judgeship. Mr. Tracy Thorne-Begland, the Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney in the City of Richmond and a decorated Navy veteran, had been nominated by a Republican Delegate…Ramadan and Greason made no public comments to explain their decisions; they simply voted with a majority of their Republican colleagues against his nomination.”)
*Loudoun Republicans Revealed Themselves in the 2012 General Assembly Session (Noted that Ramadan voted for an extreme “personhood” bill, the infamous “transvaginal ultrasound” bill, repeal of Virginia’s “One Handgun A Month” law, an onerous and utterly unnecessary voter ID law, etc.
*DPVA: Ramadan’s Record: Speaks for Itself (Ramadan’s “record speaks for itself, but it says that he is focused on an extreme ideological agenda mush like Ken Cuccinelli and his right-wing counterparts-not practical solutions to problems facing our Commonwealth.”)
*DPVA: Byron and Ramadan Should Come Clean on Gifts (“Following the pattern of Ken Cuccinelli and Bob McDonnell, The News & Advance reported this morning that fifteen-year Delegate Kathy Byron and two-year Delegate David Ramadan failed to disclose their travel to Taiwan in 2012”)
*Video: Corrupt Del. David Ramadan Doubles Down on His Lame Excuses
*Video: John Bell for Delegate Hits David Ramadan’s Extreme Agenda
*Del. David Ramadan: Extreme, Egregious, Yet Somehow Holding Down an Obama District (Ramadan “has been eviscerated by the Too Conservative crew for being a ‘shameless self promoter’ and ‘egomaniac extraordinaire,’ for employing ‘disgusting, disturbing tactics,’ and for being ‘unfit for public office.’)
*Video: Del. David Ramadan Speaks to VCDL Membership, Vows Absolutely No Gun Laws
*Del. David Ramadan (Far-Right “R”) Files Bill to Cancel In-State Tuition for DACA Students
All this extremism and nuttiness is particularly sad, because Ramadan’s district (the 87th) is an Obama/Kaine/McAuliffe/Northam/Herring district that should either be represented by a Democrat, or at WORST a moderate Republican (if there are any of those left). Yet instead, the 87th got a far-right loon like David Ramadan. Frankly, that’s what happens when “federal election” Democrats stay home in “odd-year” elections. If and when that stops, so will the phenomenon of right-wing Republicans holding otherwise “blue” districts in this state. Until then, expect more David Ramadans…ugh.