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It Doesn’t Seem Possible, but the Virginia GOP U.S. Senate Campaign Discussion Keeps Sinking Lower…and Lower…and Lower…

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The following post by neo-Confederate Corey Stewart’s field director, Thomas Dees, sparring with Nick Freitas supporters, really epitomizes the low, low, loooooow level of discourse in the Virginia Republican Party these days. Of course, I’d note that Corey Stewart actually did start all this talk about Republicans being “flaccid,” “soft,” and “weak,” and saying “I feel sorry for their wives.” As for being a racist and bigot, of course we can’t know what’s really in the guy’s heart, but he’s certainly talked like a racist and bigot, including blaming “both sides” for the neo-Nazi violence in Charlottesville. As an added bonus, Stewart has vowed to run a “vicious,” “ruthless” campaign; called for arresting Fairfax County’s sheriff for not being anti-immigrant enough; recommended that Tim Kaine’s son be sent to Gitmo; denied climate science; claimed that there is non-existent “voter fraud” – widespread, at that! – in Virginia; pooh-pooh’ed Russian interference in our elections; called for ending the Mueller investigation; etc.

As for Nick Freitas, he’s referred to Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme”; attacked Robert Mueller; deflected a question about Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election by talking about…yeah, Ted Kennedy supposedly trying “to directly collude with the Soviet Union in order to try to defeat Ronald Reagan”; argued that climate change is “used as a political football” and that the real answer to this problem (and every problem, basically) is “private property rights”; claimed that gun violence resulted from  “gun-free zones,” “broken homes” and the government policies that supposedly contribute to “broken homes,” “various cultural changes that happened in the 60s [including] the abortion industry,” “the welfare state,” “dismantling families as [they] became more and more dependent on the government,” etc.

I’m not even including Ewwww Jackson in this, first of all because he has no chance of winning, and second because I’ve already covered his insanity ad nauseum over the years. But if I did include him, it would only reinforce my point that the Virginia GOP – including its U.S. Senate candidates – are completely off the deep end and unfit for higher office.

  • Classic Penguin

    Clearly there has been some serious regression here. These people are ungrown-ups, just like the one in the White House. Governing a state or a nation is serious business. Childish games and name calling need to be disempowered, not listened to, joined in on or even mocked. Real politicians need to stand up to these things by making basic statements, such as, “I don’t condone name calling.” Then, change the subject or redirect the behavior. I don’t understand while politicians don’t seem to be able to do this. This is Behavior Management 101. If someone had the courage to do this, especially with Trump or Stewart, so many people would be greatly relieved. Its stressful and frustrating to see the individuals who are entrusted with the care of our Democracy act like crass middle-schoolers. No one would tolerate that in middle school, and no one should tolerate it on the campaign trail. Freitas and Stewart may be old enough to run for office, but they present themselves as fake men.

  • Anthony Shifflett

    I’m starting to follow this race. I think Corey will pull it out.

    Then the entertainment will begin.