Only in Far-Right-Wing La-La Land Could Virginia’s GOP Congresscritters Not Be Right-Wing Enough

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    Courtesy of the right-wing Virginia political blog The Bull Elephant comes the following fun news from far-right-wing la-la land:

    This new PAC, Virginia Vision, is calling on Virginia conservatives to mount primary challenges against three Virginia Congressional representatives when they run for re-election in 2016.  Those three are Scott Rigell (2nd), Robert Hurt (5th), and Barbara Comstock (10th).

    Nope, this is apparently not an Onion-style satire. Check out Virginia Vision’s press release, which rips Rigell, Hurt and Comstock for supporting something I always assumed “conservatives” supported — free trade. But nope, their irrational hatred for President Obama knows no bounds, and overrides the normal support among conservatives for trade (and against protectionism): “After the track record established by our President, all Republican Representatives should be standing up against any bill that would give this President more power over the legislative branch.” Of course, even if you go with that FUBAR argument, the fact is that President Obama will be out of office in 1 1/2 years, so this trade pact (which the Republican-controlled Congress will vote on) would mostly impact future presidents. But let’s not let logic get in the way of these fine folks’ internal inconsistency, paranoia, etc. It’s too much fun to watch, after all.

    Even more hilariously bonkers, the Virginia Vision folks claim that “every Republican elected official campaigned as a Conservative Republican, yet, as can be seen with failing scores they are no different from the Democrats with the same Liberty grade.” That’s right, they’re claiming that far-right loons like Morgan Griffith and Barbara Comstock are one and the same as Democrats Bobby Scott, Gerry Connolly and Don Beyer. Alrighty then…

    P.S. Needless to say, I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE it if the far-right wingnuts would primary Comstock, Rigell, etc., softening them up for a Democrat to defeat them, or maybe even beating them in a primary and increasing the chances for Democratic pickups in November 2016.  

    • Jameson

      Having a US Senator being primaryed by a wingnut helps elect Democrats. Having a Republican Congressman being primaryed by a wingnut just means that the wingnut winds up being the Congressman. Just ask the folks in the 7th CD.

    • wolfrunner

      Anyone whop runs a tough primary campaign to upset an incumbent will be a tough general candidate too.  

    • JimWebster

      I’m not so sure that having a teabag primary challenger would soften up an incumbent and make it easier for a Democrat in the general. At least in Comstock’s case, having an ultra-right challenger might tend to buttress her bogus claim that she’s really a moderate after all.