Did anyone think, for some strange reason, that the results in VA05 GOP convention last weekend – ousting the hard-right Rep. Denver Riggleman in favor of the even further far-right Bob Good – was some sort of aberration for Virginia Republicans? Well, the VA-10 GOP basically just challenged the VA-05 to “hold my beer,” nominating an entire slate of extremists. Check out the freak show…
- Eugene Delgaudio as RNC Delegate: Yep, this guy – Eugene Delgaudio: “The Homosexual Onslaught is relentless”; Anti-LGBT Hate Group Founder, “Radical Homosexual Pirates Invade Tampa”/”Thousands of men in bright neon bikinis” Guy a YUGE Corey Stewart Supporter!; Delgaudio Rants About “The Homosexual Classrooms Act”; etc.
- Virginia Thomas as RNC Delegate: A few “highlights” from her Wikipedia entry include – “the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Clarence Thomas. Her lobbying activities have been raised as a potential source of conflict of interest for her husband”; Thomas has stirred controversy due to her inflammatory political rhetoric and promotion of conspiracy theories. In 2018, she shared Facebook posts that characterized California as a war zone, alleged voter fraud by Democrats in four elections, described the teenage survivors of the Parkland shooting “dangerous to the survival of our nation” (because they advocated for gun control) and accused President Obama and Hillary Clinton of being involved in wiretapping then-candidate Donald Trump. In 2017, she held a speech saying the left wants ‘to extinguish our rights,’ that the left ‘moves its forces across our country,’ and that the NFL was “mainstreaming anti-Americanism” because some NFL players kneeled during the national anthem to protest police brutality and racial discrimination. She harshly criticized Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell as ‘useful idiots’ for ‘LiberalFascists’ because they did not condemn violence on the left during the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2017. She has made videos for the Daily Caller where she wondered whether ‘cultural Marxists have already won in our country.’…On February 23, 2020, Axios reported that right-wing activists had compiled the names of individuals who were deemed to be disloyal to President Donald Trump into a list. As the leading figure in a right-wing network that works to recommend people as staffers at the White House, the article stated that Thomas had been advising Trump to purge the ‘snakes’ who were disloyal to him from the government.”
- Mark Sell to the VA GOP State Central Committee: Loudoun GOP Official Quits Over Obama Zombie Image: What Happened to “Light-Hearted”?; Loudoun County Republicans Play Dress Up (“Sell is featured on the Public Advocate website here, leading a DC protest. He is the guy dressed up in a dark blue windbreaker with ‘Thought Control Police’ across the front, with the balding head, glasses, and goatee.”); Too Conservative Blog: Loudoun Republican Party “Goes WAY Too Far” on President Obama; etc.
So which district’s GOP is crazier and more extreme, VA05 or VA10? Tough call, huh?