Retiring Congressman Frank Wolf is the patriarch of Loudoun’s Christianist right. The patronage system he developed will continue if we don’t stop it. The powerful, detail oriented politician who brought “The Colson Center for Christian Worldview” to Loudoun also brought us spy agency jobs, labyrinthian development, crazy supervisors and school board members, and gridlock. When he retires, he’s going to stick around, continuing his Chuck Colson influenced work, insuring that government directed ideological finance penetrates every aspect of our lives.
In this vacuum, the Washington Post reports that “Northern Virginia [GOP] lurches to the right,” but even the best exposure in the world won’t be enough to win this battle. Barbara Comstock, Wolf’s hand-selected successor, has the backing, power and money of the Republican establishment. For example, she is endorsed by Tim Phillips of Americans For Prosperity who specializes in phony grass tops organizations and dirty attack ads. Even so, the primary is not a wrap. Bob Marshall is running TEA Party attack ads that appeal to the rightmost fringes of the right, reminding voters that Comstock took direction from Rush Limbaugh’s “Operation Chaos” and voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 primary.
Whoever wins the Republican primary, the congressional race will be exceedingly ugly and hateful. But with Marshall, we won’t need to work too hard to show what a crackpot he is. It happens every time he opens his mouth. He’s proud of it.
So we need your help to insure the “real” TEA Party candidate represents Virginia’s GOP 10th CD. Get out and vote for Bob Marshall. He’s no TINO, and he can be counted on to remind voters of this every step of the way.
If “they” have money to run an advertisement, I guess they can. It will be funny to see Barbara Comstock listed along with all the other “Operation Chaos” voters.
I have heard anyone who voted in a Democrat Primary in the past, and votes in this Primary, will have their names published in newspaper. Can they do that?
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Pariahdog – for the sake of consistency, shouldn’t it be spelled “Ghaos”?
Your stated reasons for finding this post “odd” don’t seem to bear any rational relation to it, Kate.
1) Charlie Jackson isn’t affiliated with this blog.
2) Neither this blog nor the individual author are affiliated with Blue Virginia.
3) The “request” to which you refer is specifically directed, by your own admission, to “10th district Dems,” not the general public.
Yes Kate, I saw a note on Charlie’s Facebook page. What do you find odd?
Odd…10th District Democratic Committee Chair Charlie Jackson requested 10th district Dems not interfere. http://www.bluevirginia.us/diary/11426/virginia-10th-district-dems-we-will-not-interfere-in-2014-gop-primary-no-operation-chaos-2014
A friend suggested that we call this “Operation Gayous.” What do you think? Regardless, get out there and vote for Bob Marshall.