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For Anyone Who (Wrongly) Thinks Nick Freitas Is Any Less Extreme than Corey Stewart or EW Jackson, Check Out His Craaazy Endorsers

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Are you one of those people, perhaps in the corporate media, who for some weird reason thinks that Nick Freitas is any less extreme than EW Jackson or Corey Stewart? Even though on issue after issue, as we’ve seen at debate after debate, Freitas is just as hard right as the other two GOP candidates for U.S. Senate from Virginia? And even though Freitas is endorsed by a collection o’ crazies, like the State Senator who would like to criminalize miscarriages (e.g., women would have to report any miscarriages to the police, or face up to a year in jail!!!)? Yeah, “freedom” and “liberty” and all that – except for women and what they can/cannot do with their own bodies, I guess.

Anyway, Freitas is now out with a new “wave of endorsements (see below for his press release), and it’s quite a wave…of wackos. For instance:

Del. Dave LaRock (R) is the guy who, “According to the Winchester Star, Delegate LaRock said that transgender people have mental disorders and should not be permitted to be teachers.” So why is an anti-LGBT bigot like this supporting supposedly “libertarian” Freitas? Must be all that “freedom” and “liberty” again, I guess.

Del. Mark Cole (R) is focused on defending restrooms from those diabolical transgender people who have to pee. Cole’s also really into voter suppressiongun nuttiness, and wildly regressive taxation. So yeah, the guy’s about as far right as they come. And of course he’s supporting Nick Freitas.

Sen. Mike Lee (R) is, according to at least one study, “the most ideologically extreme senator serving today and the most conservative Utahn the state has ever sent to Washington… to the right of most Republicans on major issues from the budget to health care to immigration.” Lee is also a climate science denier and, as if that’s not bad enough, an endorser of theocrat and accused child molester Roy Moore who also voted against a ban on torture. And he loooves Nick Freitas! Hmmm.

Former Rep. Ron Paul (R), who…well, check this out and decide for yourself.

Former Trump Virginia State Director Mark Lloyd (R), who – according to this RTD story from back in February, “made derogatory Facebook posts about women as recently as November,” such as “…this crazy commie b*tch is having a meltdown” (about the Mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico) and “This is filed under ‘TOO BAD, Bitch'” (about “a CBS News executive who had complained about being fired”). So since that story came out in February, Freitas has not only not condemned Lloyd, he has proudly kept him on his list of endorsers. Fascinating.

Del. Brenda Pogge (R), who claimed back in March that “it’s not guns that kill people” and asked, “the question I have for mommy and daddy, are you ready to take those video games away from your kids?” Another proud Freitas endorser.

I could go on all day with this, but you get the idea. Let’s see if the media and others who continue to believe that Freitas is any less extreme than EW Jackson or Corey Stewart finally wake up and smell the crazy.

 

U.S. Senate Candidate Nick Freitas Announces New Wave of Endorsements

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CULPEPER, VA – Virginia Delegate and Republican Candidate for United States Senate Nick Freitas released a new wave of endorsements including John Adams, Republican nominee for Attorney General.

“As a veteran, I know Nick has the fortitude to stand firmly on his principles and provide the committed leadership Virginians deserve,” Adams said.

With less than 30 days until Virginia’s GOP primary, Del. Freitas has received wide-ranging support across the Commonwealth.

Below are more of Del. Nick Freitas’ new endorsements:

– Virginia Delegate Rob Bell
– Virginia Delegate Kathy J. Byron
– Virginia Delegate Matthew Fariss
– Virginia Delegate “Buddy” Fowler, Jr.
– Virginia Delegate Dave LaRock
– Virginia Delegate Mark Cole

Del. Freitas’ current endorsements:

– United States Senator Rand Paul
– United States Senator Mike Lee
– Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell
– Former U.S. Congressman Ron Paul
– Virginia House Majority Leader Todd Gilbert
– Virginia State Senator Bill Carrico
– Virginia State Senator Bill DeSteph
– Virginia State Senator Mark J. Peake
– Virginia State Senator Bill Stanley
– Virginia State Senator Glen H. Sturtevant, Jr.
– Virginia State Senator Dave Suetterlein
– Virginia Delegate Brenda Pogge
– Virginia Delegate Chris Head
– Virginia Delegate Jason Miyares
– Virginia Delegate Nick Rush
– Virginia Delegate Mike Webert
– Morton Blackwell, Virginia National Committeeman
– Denver Riggleman, Republican Gubernatorial Candidate
– Ben Slone, 7th District Chairman
– Paul Prados, 11th District Chairman
– Mark Lloyd, Trump Virginia State Director
– Mike Rubino, Trump Virginia Senior Adviser
– Bishop Leon Benjamin, Former Trump Surrogate
– Martha Boneta, Conservative Activist
– Rick Buchanan, Virginia Tea Party Federation
– Phil Rapp, Former Chief of Staff to Dave Brat

  • Anthony Shifflett

    I really wonder what’s happened to the Republicans in this state…

    • Same thing that happened to them in the country. I blame right-wing media (e.g., Fox) to a large extent.

  • dave schutz

    I don’t think the assessment is really on ‘extreme’ – hard to know where Stewart or Jackson is on a left-right spectrum. On an ’embarrassing nutball’ spectrum, Stewart and Jackson are way out there, and Freitas is a far more serious person. He seems to me to have thought about his positions, and they seem reasonably consistent. He is quite far to the right, I don’t think he will win if nominated in our trending-purple state, but nor will Stewart or Jackson. But a Kaine-Freitas campaign would be a serious discussion of issues, and not a sideshow.

    • It’s not hard at all to say that Jackson is a far-right theocrat. It’s not hard to say that Stewart is a far-right white supremacist, gun nut, etc. And it’s not hard to say that Freitas – based on his stated positions in numerous debates, forums, etc. so far – is hard right in basically every way.

      • dave schutz

        Well, suit yourself. I’m absolutely with you on Jackson-social issues nutball theocrat, and on Stewart-neo-Confederate wierdo and gunster. I see those positions as kind of orthogonal to the left-right continuum though. Freitas is definitely a rightist, and he’s a gunster, but I don’t know enough about the three of them (nor am I going to spend an irreplaceable Saturday studying them!) to have a view which is furthest right or where they sit on that teeter-totter. I’m also kind of fond of Freitas because he sponsored ranked choice voting legislation.
        The endorsments can well have come his way in large part because Stewart has worked so hard to insult and alienate large parts of the elected Reep establishment.

        • It’s not an issue of “suiting myself”; I’ve followed these campaigns closely, and Freitas has been running about as hard right as Corey and Ewwww. Also, Freitas’ record in the General Assembly is hard right pretty much across the board. So really, I have no idea what you’re talking about when you argue that he’s not far right. And no, just because he sponsored one decent piece of legislation doesn’t compensate for all that. He sucks.

          • dave schutz

            Please reread my comments: you will nowhere find me saying that Freitas is not a rightist. What you will find is that I am saying he does not appear to be an eccentric nutball, as the other two do. I appreciate response, but will prefer if the response is to something I have actually said.

          • He’s not an “eccentric nutball?” Uh…the guy said Social Security is a “Ponzi scheme,” also said the problem with gun violence in this country relates to “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. So yeah, he’s far right AND an “eccentric nutball.”

          • dave schutz

            Well, let’s look at the views of a real expert! “NEW YORK – Wall Street swindler Bernard Madoff said in a magazine interview published Sunday that new regulatory reform enacted after the recent national financial crisis is laughable and that the federal government is a Ponzi scheme.
            “The whole new regulatory reform is a joke,” Madoff said during a telephone interview with New York magazine in which he discussed his disdain for the financial industry and for its regulators.”
            Social Security paid my father ten times as much as he ever paid into it, and got the money to do it from you and me. Don’t get me wrong – the only systems which can successfully take money from new investors and use the money to pay off early investors are governments. That’s part of how a Ponzi scheme is defined, but Social Security is not now and has never been a fraud in how it is described to the public. Nor should it go away. So Freitas is being inflammatory, but he is half right.

          • If Freaky Freitas is the GOP nominee, I just hope that he repeats the line early and often about Social Security being a “Ponzi scheme.” That should work out VERY well for him – lol.

          • dave schutz

            Who the Hell knows what these guys are up to? My guess is that if Stewart is nominated and gets creamed, that’s the end of him being taken seriously. If Freitas is nominated and does well, he is a promising young man in the party. If Stewart is nominated and nearly wins, he remains viable for other things. So Steward has to fight like a madman not to get knocked out of politics permanently. I am not expecting Jackson’s candidacy to do well. My guess is they are playing a longer game than this election, where taking on a popular incumbent is a near certain failure.

    • Like just this morning, hard-liner Freitas was 100% on board with the idiotic embassy move to Jerusalem and 100% blaming the Palestinians; also 100% on board with ditching the Iran deal; also 100% agreeing with Trump’s NATO bashing; also claiming Trump “will actually stand by what he says” on North Korea (while of course the evil Obama and Clinton wouldn’t do that). In short, the guy’s a super-hawk, knee-jerk party/Trump loyalist, and would be a disaster on foreign policy.

      Oh yeah, and on immigration, he’s all about bashing DREAMers/immigrants and throwing around right-wing buzz words like “amnesty.” He also claims that immigrants are fleeing countries that are “managed pretty much like how the Democrats would like to manage this country in some respects.” WTF???? The guy is completely bonkers.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNA9g7Rfcqs&t=32s