Home 2016 elections After Months of Disgusting, Bigoted Comments, NOW Barbara Comstock Finally Disavows Trump?

After Months of Disgusting, Bigoted Comments, NOW Barbara Comstock Finally Disavows Trump?


So FINALLY, after months and months of her party’s nominee for President making outlandish, paranoid, bigoted, misogynistic, xenophobic, anti-Latino, anti-Muslim, nasty, authoritarian, science-denying, just-plain-crazy, and many other “deplorable” comments on a wide range of topics, Barbara Comstock has denounced Trump and urged him to drop out of the race?

Well, sorry, but at this point it’s wayyyyy too late for that, especially since it’s glaringly transparent that the ONLY reason Comstock’s doing this now is panic over possibly losing her election to Democrat LuAnn Bennett (see BREAKING: Politico Reports on VA-10 Poll — Comstock 47%-Bennett 45% for more on that front).

But seriously, what about Trump’s latest comments was any worse than any of this sludge (quoting Tim Kaine from the VP debate earlier this week)?

And I just want to talk about the tone that’s set from the top. Donald Trump during his campaign has called Mexicans rapists and criminals. He’s called women slobs, pigs, dogs, disgusting. I don’t like saying that in front of my wife and my mother. He attacked an Indiana-born federal judge and said he was unqualified to hear a federal lawsuit because his parents were Mexican. He went after John McCain, a POW, and said he wasn’t hero because he’d been captured. He said African-Americans are living in Hell. And he perpetrated this outrageous and bigoted lie that President Obama is not a U.S. citizen.

Or how about the cesspool of corruption (and failure) that is Trump’s business career? His disdain for science? His advocacy of war crimes (e.g., torture, taking other countries’ oil, killing terrorists’ families intentionally)? His encouragement of violence, including potentially towards Hillary Clinton? His playing footsie – at the bare minimum – with the “white nationalist” movement, including vicious anti Semites? His praise for dictators like Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-Un? We could go on all day, but the point is: NONE of that was enough to get Barbara Comstock to condemn Trump, let alone call for him to drop out.

So now, clearly in panic mode over her (dwindling?) reelection chances, Comstock finally says something she should have said a loooong time ago. Do her words have any credibility at this point? No, of course not. Remember, this is the same person called an “almost unhinged” “Professional Clinton Hater,” for good reason. More broadly, Comstock’s career has been one of a Republican attack dog, oppo researcher, and shadowy right-wing operative. So no, of course nobody should believe a word she says – about anything. The top-rated comments to the Washington Post article on Comstock’s (belated, insincere) condemnation of Donald Trump kind of say it all.

22 “likes”: “So this was the tipping point for Ms. Comstock? None of the other stuff, like the racism and xenophobia, the lying, the tax manipulation, etc.? She’s as morally bankrupt as Trump is. The fact that this is one of our national legislators is nauseating, and is a worry for the republic.”

18 “likes”: “Republicans did not disavow Trump when he attacked the vets, Muslims, Mexican, women, handicapped, etc. Only now “some” are calling for him to step down. Mitch McConnell still wants Trump to fix this. The GOP needs to be voted out of both the congress and Senate.”

16 “likes”: “Nope, Sorry Rep. Comstock, the GOP presidential nominee won his position fair and square through the Republican primary system. Mr. Trump is the orange embodiment of all the sly racism and overt obstructionism the GOP has employed to prevent government and particularly the President from governing effectively. By your own words and actions you are just as responsible for the inflamed mobs following Trump as he is.
Take a long hard look at Mr. Trump. He is an embarrassment, a menace, and your party’s official image in 2016.”

15 “likes”: “Until Republicans can criticize Donald Trump without saying “but also Hillary Clinton is bad”, I take their words to be meaningless and insincere.”

14 “likes”: “Republicans were warned about Trump. After Trump attacked veterans, Latinos, the disabled, Obama’s birth origin, wive’s of his opponents, blacks, and Muslims while praising midget strongman Vladimir Putin, but you still would not listen. You own it.”

14 “likes”: “Too late for the rats to jump from the sinking SS Trump. All the Repubs that did not repudiate him before, were hoping they could skate and be on board in case lighting struck and he got elected, but if he didn’t, he didn’t commit even more egregious disasters than he had til now. No excuses — you own this degenerate. Vote every single Republican out that you find on your November ballot that had not repudiated him before tonight. Their shock and outrage is total 11th hour CYA fakery…”

Finally, check out the following, and tell me how sincere Comstock really is at this point…

  • Democratic Party of Virginia statement on Trump’s comments:

    “Talking about committing sexual assault is not locker room banter – it’s
    disgusting, rude and vile, and it is impossible for anyone with common decency to be
    associated with the man who said it, and believes it.

    “Virginia Republicans have a choice: support a man who brags about sexual assault, demeans women, and takes us back in time – or stand up for women and basic human decency.

    “And before you make that choice we ask you one simple question: how will you explain this to your wives and mothers, sisters and daughters…what will you tell your children?

    “The ball is in your court, Virginia Republicans. Do the right thing. For your party, for Virginia, for our country, and for all our children.”

    • Jim B

      Since when have republicans done the right thing? Trump owns them.

  • A Letter to the Republican Gubernatorial Candidates: Rescind Your Endorsement of Donald Trump

    To: Republican Gubernatorial Candidates
    From: Susan Swecker, Chairwoman of the Democratic Party of Virginia

    To Ed Gillespie, Rob Wittman, and Frank Wagner: it’s time to follow your moral compass and revoke your endorsement of Donald Trump. Your candidate’s latest bombshell is absolutely abhorrent and unbecoming for any respectable human being, let alone someone running to be President of the United States.

    I won’t write his words here – they are beyond the pale and frankly too sickening to repeat; but I will say this – they are unforgivable. Republicans, Democrats, and Independents must all reject this repulsive narrative that is all too familiar for Donald Trump.

    Perpetuating sexual assault as normalized behavior is not “locker room banter,” it is an outright disgrace. Since when does the Republican Party condone groping and degrading women?

    How can you, fathers, brothers, and husbands, stand by this man that demeans and objectifies women so casually? Is Donald Trump the role model you want for your children?

    Look at your wife, look at your daughters, and try to explain how you can continue to support Donald Trump. Put your party allegiance aside and let your conscience take over – condemning what he said is not enough; it’s obvious the man is fundamentally unfit for office.

    It is inconceivable to think that you will continue to vote for this reprehensible man. Mr. Trump’s candidacy is a poisonous mix of misogyny and ignorance, and if elected he would pollute the standards that make the American president the most respected figure in the world.

    Merely condemning your candidate is meaningless posturing if you continue to endorse him. If you expect to ever govern the people of Virginia, including millions of women and girls, you have to do more. Virginia values are simply not compatible with Trump’s words, and our Commonwealth deserves better than someone who blindly supports him.

    I ask you to disavow this candidate once and for all. If you truly revere family values, rescind your endorsement today. Enough is enough.

  • Ben “Not Larry Sabato” Tribbett nails it:

    Individual Republicans including elected officials can all come out and say Trump does not represent them. But that is false. They had an open process and Republican voters selected him. You choose to associate with those voters by being in their party. It is not a secret that the GOP has had hate groups in their midst for decades.

    This is like joining a white only country club, then saying as an individual you think the policy should change, but you are ok being a member before it does. Enabling hate is no different than practicing it.

  • Bennett To Comstock: “Where Have You Been?”

    McLean – Today, LuAnn Bennett issued the following statement in response to Congresswoman Barbara Comstock calling on Donald Trump to drop out of the race:

    “This latest revelation crosses a seriously disturbing line. But to me and to thousands of Northern Virginians, and millions of Americans, it comes as no surprise. And it shouldn’t come as a surprise to our Congresswoman.

    “The question the Congresswoman now must answer is, “Where has she been?” Trump’s total disdain for women and disregard for the institution of marriage is nothing new. But for over a year he has revealed his disdain for Muslims, immigrants, the disabled, veterans with PTSD, war heroes, our LGBT community and many other groups of Americans. Yet my opponent’s response to all of Trump’s previous statements was to say that she was ‘watching’ and that he could still ‘earn her vote.’

    “But what my opponent was clearly ‘watching’ for was how best to preserve her own political career.

    “What remains true is that Barbara Comstock and Donald Trump share the same reckless agenda and it’s a stark contrast to the agenda I am running on. Barbara Comstock and Donald Trump share positions on many issues like women’s health, immigration, equal pay, climate change, and gun safety that are out of step with Northern Virginia.

    “There has never been a more important time for strong and steady leadership in our country and in the world. Donald Trump has never been fit to lead our great country. And my opponent, by her silence, has shown a lack of leadership that should be disturbing to voters across the 10th District.”

  • old_redneck

    If you think Comstock is running from Trump, you need to go to The Bullshit Elephant website and read the two lead articles and comments on the articles . . . those clowns are running from Trump as fast as they can . . . “Donald who?” . . . “I never supported him!!”


    • Yeah, after years and years of building the Party of Trump – based on intolerance, bigotry, demonization of government, science denial, anti-intellectualism, etc, etc. – they suddenly had NOTHING to do with it! Who, me? What did I do?? LOL

  • Dave Webster

    Ha ha! LuAnn just lost her one and only campaign issue. What is she going to do? Run a TV ad campaign stating Barbara agrees with Trump when Barbara just told him to get lost?

    • We’ll see who’s laughing the evening of November 8. 🙂

  • 10th CD Republicans apparently have NOT gotten the message that Barbara Comstock and Donald Trump are no longer BFFs! LOL (thanks to Koran Saines for the photo)