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Video: Tea Partiers Howl with Delight as Corey Stewart Rips “Weak-Kneed…Weak Jawed” Ed Gillespie

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For anyone who thinks that the Democratic governor’s race is rough, well….check out the video from today’s Tea Party-sponsored Virginia Republican gubernatorial debate. First, Corey Stewart rips Ed Gillespie for not showing up “at a single Trump rally” and for kicking Trump “when he was down” following the Access Hollywood video. Stewart asks Gillespie, “Isn’t it true [that] when the chips are down and Republicans and Republican candidates need to rely upon someone, they cannot rely upon you and that you refuse to be anywhere next to Donald Trump?” Gillespie defends himself by declaring that if he’s not the nominee and “Republican voters of Virginia choose one of these two folks on the stage today…I will support our ticket.” Gillespie adds that he’s proud to have been with Mike Pence after the VP debate and “the Saturday after Corey got fired.” Stewart gets in one last shot: “You’re not going to answer the question.” Which is true, actually – Gillespie dodged it.

But wait, it gets even better, as Stewart rips into Gillespie. Check it out: “Others talk, I deliver…Others talk about cutting spending, about a tax decrease that will never happen because he won’t cut spending, not a single nickel…Others talk about illegal immigration, but they do nothing about it…I am not running to represent Ed Gillespie and all the other establishment, weak-kneed, weak-chinned, weak-jawed Republicans out there….He lost [in 2014]. He lost because he has no leadership skills. He’s wishy washy. He won’t stand on any controversial issue.”

Great stuff, huh? Love the unhinged howls by the Tea Party crazies in the audience at Corey’s mention of defending their “heritage” (translation: the Confederacy), by the way. What a bunch, huh?

  • Kindler

    Can’t say I disagree with that characterization of Establishment Ed. Though Corey’s comments about standing up for “our heritage” and that Trump shouldn’t have been criticized for the Access Hollywood tape are…special.

    • Yeah, Corey’s completely off the deep end – listen to the Tea Party crazies howl with delight, though (shudddderrrrr) – but Gillespie’s not much better when it comes down to it. Bottom line: we’d damn well better elect a Dem as governor in November, or Virginia will rapidly turn into a dystopian disaster.

  • dontstopbelieving

    Scary how much those tea partiers love them some hate. Definitely gotta keep VA blue.

    • Perseus1986

      Just like Trump’s nomination kept the White House blue

    • Absolutely; to turn Virginia over to one of these extremist nutjobs would be disastrous.

    • Perseus1986

      lol. Stewart can’t even win among those who would be a natural base. This is why Trumpism isn’t really a model that other Republicans can follow successfully. Most people in Virginia, including most Republicans, don’t know who Corey Steward is or vaguely know of him. Then when they find out about him, more than half realize he’s a nut job. The whole world knew who Donald Trump was before they had much of an inkling about his politics. His whole life has been dedicated to making sure the whole world knows of him. I guess that’s kind of encouraging, that the model built by Trump begins and ends with him. I don’t see any other politicians riding his populist wave, that has arguably already crashed.

      • “the model built by Trump begins and ends with him”

        Unfortunately, I doubt that is true. As far as I can tell, there always has been and probably always will be a market for celebrity-fueled faux-populism or even real populism.