Video: Three of the Most Extreme People in Virginia Rant and Rave...

Video: Three of the Most Extreme People in Virginia Rant and Rave at Trump Rally in Richmond

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I mean, what can you even say about these three speakers (State Senator Dick Black, National GOP Committeewoman Cynthia Dunbar, Prince William County Board Chair Corey Stewart)?

First, let’s listen to Sen. Dick Black —  just back from his trip to Syria to embrace war criminal and dictator/tyrant, Syrian President Bashar Assad to speak in support of wannabe dictator/tyrant Donald Trump. According to Black, President Hillary Clinton would “stack the U.S. Supreme Court with Marxists like you have never seen before.” Black further warns, apocalyptically (as is his wont): “Is there anybody who really believes that there’s going to be religious freedom or gun rights at the end of 8 years? Not a chance!”

Oh wait, there’s even more lunacy: Black falsely claims that Hillary Clinton wants to “surrender U.S. sovereignty to international organizations.” Black somehow manages to allege, bizarrely/insanely, that “the Clintons worked very hard for the Communist side” during the Vietnam war, asking, “how many of those [American soldiers in Vietnam] died because of Bill and Hillary Clinton and the work that they did for the Communists during that war?” Ee gads, so anyone who opposed the Vietnam War has blood on their hands? Gotcha.

Finally, there’s one thing I DO agree with crazy Dick Black about: this election is far too important to sit out; instead, we need massive turnout for the Democratic ticket by Latinos, working Americans, middle-class Americans, African Americans, women, young people, LGBT Americans, disabled Americans, and any American who values our democracy, rule of law and Constitution/Bill of Rights.

P.S. For a sampling of Dick Black lunacy, see: What Is It With Loudoun Republicans?!? Dick Black on Spousal Rape, “Nighties,” etc., The Truth About Dick Black (e.g., called birth control pills “baby pesticides,” passed out “pink plastic fetus dolls to state lawmakers in 2003 in a creepy campaign to win votes for various anti-abortion measures,” called “An Embarrassment to us all” by John Feegel, a former Chief of Staff to the Republican Leader in the Virginia House of Delegates); Republican Loudoun-sanity Continues: Dick Black Rails Against Gays in the Military (“there was a young fellow who went to the showers at night, there were two homosexuals lurking — they were also basic trainees – and they strangled him with a towel and forced him to submit to, you know, things that we won’t talk about”);Sen. Dick Black (R-Homophobia): Polygamy “just more natural” than homosexuality; VA Sen. Dick Black (R) Praises “Extraordinary Gallantry” of Syrian Armed Forces, GOP Candidate Who Made Marital Rape Remarks Drops Out of Congressional Race, etc, etc.

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Next up, how about Republican National Committeewoman Cynthia Dunbar, who falsely claims that our country “has been stolen right out from under us,” that President Obama “does not defend the convention,” that “we do not consent to Obamacare…to Common Core state standards…to the senseless slaughter of American citizens in Benghazi…to the use of taxpayer dollars to…dictate to our local school districts how to handle our bathrooms,” blah blah blah.

So who’s Cynthia Dunbar, you ask? As RTD columnist Jeff Schapiro writes, she is “a religious conservative who, as a member of the Texas Board of Education, was fiercely hostile to the state’s public schools.” Let’s get more specific, per Right Wing Watch (bolding added by me for emphasis):

Before joining Liberty University, the evangelical school founded by the late televangelist Jerry Falwell, Dunbar stoked national controversy when she tried to insert historical revisionist views into the Texas public school curriculum and textbooks. Since many textbooks are designed for the large Texas market, the changes, which would have placed a right-wing spin on American history and the U.S. Constitution, would have had an impact in other states as well.

Among other far-right views, Dunbar says she opposes the separation of church and state since she believes the founders wanted the government to promote religion. After leaving the school board, Dunbar admitted that she tried to shape the state’s curriculum in order to cure America of being a “biblically illiterate society” byteaching “the ‘laws of nature’s God’ revealed through the Holy Scripture.”

That came as no surprise, as Dunbar once led the board in praying for “a Christian land governed by Christian principles” and asserting that the Bill of Rights came straight out of the Bible. She similarly told a Washington, D.C., prayer rally that schools cannot instruct in an environment “devoid of the presence of the most high God,” praying for God to “invade our schools.” In a speech in favor of a sweeping anti-abortion bill, Dunbar asserted that lawmakers “don’t have the freedom to make any laws if they are contrary to what God has said in his Holy Scripture.”

Dunbar believes that the U.S. was designed to have “an emphatically Christian government” and must have a “biblical litmus test” for public officials, saying that they must have “sincere knowledge and appreciation for the Word of God in order to rightly govern.”

So yeah, that was the second of the three speakers I’ve highlighted here who ranted/raved at the Trump rally last night.

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Finally, here’s Prince William County Board Chair, xenophobic bigot, bully and demagogue extraordinaire Corey Stewart, the chair of Trump’s Virginia campaign, who recently ranted about “kicking the asses” of the human beings he disgustingly calls “illegals” out of the country. At the Trump rally last night in Richmond, Stewart went for a combo of Big Lie and spittle-flecked demagoguery (what a great combo, right?).

For instance, Stewart falsely (and nastily) claimed that Hillary Clinton is an “indicted felon” (FOUR PINOCCHIOS ALERT!) who should “be in prison.” Whaaaaaaa??? Hey Corey, how YOUR guy, Donald Trump, with his mafia ties, shady deals galore, Trump University scandal, fomenting of violence, etc, etc.???

Second, Stewart falsely claims that Clinton has “no respect for America,” which he says we “know” because…wait for it…a few idiotic rioters at a Trump rally in San Jose, none of whom had ANY connection whatsoever to Hillary Clinton (or the Democratic Party or “SEIU and other liberal organizations”) that anyone knows of. Note further that Hillary Clinton’s campaign immediately condemned that violence (unlike Trump, who continually eggs it on). But somehow, in Corey Stewart’s hate-filled, warped mind, that all adds up to…right, that the former Secretary of State, who traveled nearly a million miles and worked tirelessly on our country’s behalf, has “no respect for America.”

It would all be laughable, in a dark, sick, warped way, if it weren’t so serious. Let’s just all make sure we crush these extremist freaks in November 2016, and November 2017 (when Corey Stewart hopes to be elected Virginia’s next governor, god forbid!), and November 2018, and…

  • Susan

    What is it about Republicans that lets these sorts rise to positions of power and authority?
    Maybe it’s not a Republican thing per se, but why does a large swath of their population believe nonsense? When confronted with facts, they reject. I guess if you believe the earth was created in 7 days 5,000 years ago, then there really is no real truth. It’s all just… whatever and this justifies any farfetched thing you want to assert.
    I think as liberals we want to believe in the inherent capabilities of all human beings if given equal opportunity. There may be a real problem with this idea. Some human minds are weak, prone to superstition, easily controlled, and in need of an authoritarian speaking crazy shit.

    • http://www.bluevirginia.us/ lowkell

      Generally speaking, from what I’ve observed – and there are most certainly exceptions! – progressives tend to value facts, science and rationality. In contrast, right wingers tend to not value any of those things, but are much more into paranoia and what they “believe,” even if it has zero basis in reality (there are a million examples, from “Obama’s a Kenyan Muslim Marxist” to “climate change is a hoax” to “Obamacare has death panels that want to kill granny” to “BENGHAZI!!!!” to “they’re coming to take our guns away!” to…as I said, there are a million examples).

  • Aww

    I think we should steal a play from the Trump playbook and give Dick Black a nickname. Since he loves Syria so much, how about “Damascus Dick?”

    • http://www.bluevirginia.us/ lowkell

      Not bad!