Meet the theocratic extremist, Cynthia Dunbar, who very well could be the Republican nominee for Congress in VA-06, where Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R) is stepping down after years of misrepresenting his district and doing great damage to our nation.
Cynthia Dunbar, a longtime Religious Right activist who is now running for Congress in Virginia, spoke at Skyline Baptist Church in her district last month, where she repeated several pieces of misinformation that came directly from right-wing pseudo-historian David Barton.
“Our nation truly was birthed on Judeo-Christian principles,” she said. “I became convinced that it wasn’t just conceived in the minds of men, but that it was actually birthed in the heart of the Father.”
“If you actually understand the political philosophy that [the Founding Fathers] were basing it on, they spoke biblical worldview fluently,” Dunbar insisted. “As far as their ideology and their understanding, they understood Judeo-Christian tenets and you could tell that 94 percent of the quotes of the Founding Fathers contemporaneous to our founding came either directly or indirectly from the holy scripture.”
Of course, as Right Wing Watch explains, almost every word out of Dunbar’s mouth is a lie or serious distortion. Of course, per Right Wing Watch, this is the same individual who “stoked national controversy when she tried to insert historical revisionist views into the Texas public school curriculum and textbooks,” who “says she opposes the separation of church and state,” and who 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.”
Oh yeah, also check her out here, where she 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.
Finally, see Bearing Drift for this breaking story, about Dunbar “abruptly” leaving a meeting of the Lynchburg Young Republicans this Saturday night after she was told the speaking schedule couldn’t be changed to accommodate her particular needs.
The scary thing is that Dunbar is fairly likely to be the Republican nominee, in part because the VA-06 GOP chose a convention to select its nominee. As the Roanoke Times wrote:
First, the committee decided to pick its nominee in a convention, rather than a primary. Conventions almost always benefit the most conservative candidates and certainly benefit the party insiders — fewer people participate, so a handful of devoted activists can rule the day. Right now, the 6th District Republican apparatus is controlled by Tea Party types. Curiously, for as much as they rail about “the establishment,” they now constitute the true party establishment in the district. In his latter years, even Goodlatte faced opposition from his right — and has always opted for a primary, knowing he’d fare better with the wider electorate than a convention hothouse of ideological purists who now run many of the local committees.
That’s not all, though. The committee also voted through a rule so unusual it might be the first of its kind: The convention will have just one ballot, with only a plurality required for nomination.
Of course, as the Roanoke Times also points out, nominating Dunbar will open up the door to a Democrat actually winning this super-red district. Which would be fine by me, of course…other than the risk of putting this extremist nutjob in Congress. Shudddderrrrr at that thought.