Barbara Comstock: Endorsed by Extremists, Silent on Marriage Equality, Attacks Daily Kos Instead


    Gotta love it: a) Barbara Comstock has been endorsed by some of the rabid, hateful, bigoted, extreme individuals in the entire country — people like Mark Levin, Sean  Hannity, the anti-Semitic “joke” guy, etc.; b) Comstock has supported extreme legislation herself, such as mandatory, state-enforced, transvaginal ultrasounds on women; c) Comstock has spent much of her career as a Republican attack dog and witch hunter, obsessed with the Clintons among others; and d) most recently, she’s had no comment whatsoever on yesterday’s momentous, historic events regarding marriage equality, but she has plenty of time to attack a progressive blog (and John Foust’s utterly innocuous/standard Democratic responses to their survey, which you can read here). I remember back in 2006 when the George Allen folks attacked Jim Webb for raising hundreds of thousands of dollars on Daily Kos, and how that “attack” had zero impact on Allen’s electoral prospects a few weeks later. Let’s hope the same thing applies this year in the Comstock-Foust race.

    • From the Foust campaign:

      John Foust Lauds Virginia Marriage Equality Victory, While Barbara Comstock Once Again Silent on Her Right-Wing Agenda

      FAIRFAX, Va. – Yesterday’s announcement that same-sex marriage is now legal in the Commonwealth was celebrated by John Foust, but once again Barbara Comstock refused to come clean with Virginians about her right-wing agenda and her opposition to marriage equality. From Northern Virginia Daily:

      “Del. Barbara Comstock, Foust’s Republican opponent in the 10th District, did not reply to a message asking for comment about the legalization of same sex marriage.”

      In fact, Comstock’s position is perfectly clear: Comstock “has consistently opposed same-sex marriage,” refused to endorse marriage equality, and even voted to allow adoption agencies to deny adoptions to same-sex couples.

      This is hardly the first time Comstock has refused to explain her right-wing agenda: Comstock stunned event organizers last week by refusing to take questions from seniors, recently ran away from a reporter asking questions about her record on women’s healthcare, and even tried to hold a secret Tea Party meeting in an attempt to “keep out the ‘liberal press’ and ‘unfriendlies.'”

      “This is another clear example of Barbara Comstock’s refusal to come clean with Northern Virginians about her divisive, right-wing agenda that’s out of touch with our values,” said John Foust campaign manager Shaun Daniels. “Whether Comstock is running away from reporters so she won’t have to answer questions about her support for overturning Roe v. Wade, trying to hold a secret Tea Party meeting, or refusing to explain her opposition to marriage equality, Comstock just keeps proving that she can’t be trusted to represent Northern Virginians in Washington.”

      In contrast, John Foust is a staunch supporter of marriage equality and nondiscrimination. While Supervisor, Foust requested the first-ever proclamation designating June as LGBT month in Fairfax County. At the NoVA Pride Festival last weekend, John proclaimed, “We need to treat everyone equally and I want to be your advocate in doing that.”

    • CADeminVA

      Don’t know Daily Kos from Mos Def. Foust needs to keep hitting Comstock on her wingnuttiness.

    • that this was an example of “judicial tyranny?”