Virginia’s Chapter of the Paranoid Caucus

You know how when you’re walking through the woods in the summer and you lift up a rock, remember what happens? The bugs underneath the rock run from the daylight. I feel like that’s what happened on April 15 with these AstroTurf Tea Party tax protests, except this time, the bugs didn’t run away, when America lifted up the rock.This video captures members of Virginia’s Paranoid Caucus who stepped up to the Fox News-sponsored microphone and shrieked a lot of venom that I’m sure will appeal to the centrist voters of Virginia, come November. Of particular note are the remarks of former Rep. Virgil Goode. (R-Xenophobia)  as well as Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-Va.) answer to the question, “Do you think these types of movements are the future of the Republican Party?”

See for yourself. Bob McDonnell, is this whose side you’re on?

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Filed under Right wing nut jobs, taxation, Virginia GOP, Virginia Governor's Campaign

8 responses to “Virginia’s Chapter of the Paranoid Caucus

  1. “Paranoid”!?!? I didn’t even participate, and this is too obvious.

    Pot. Kettle. Black.

    • Thanks for stopping by. I just skimmed a few of the posts on your blog and I can’t find anything we agree on. Yet. (There must be something!) At any rate, if you think this Tea Party approach is the way to win over independent voters, knock yourself out. My GOP friends are wondering what happened to the party they grew up with.

      • I strongly suspect that your “GOP friends” are the “slower Socialism” types who relegated the GOP to minority status for nearly forty years.

        • Nope. I have friends across the political spectrum. The great thing about our friendships is that we don’t have to agree with one another’s political or religious views to be friends. I’m very blessed. I hope you can also say you’re friends with those who don’t share your political and religious beliefs. I recommend it.

  2. GTS

    I attended the local tea party. I don’t view this as a Republican or Fox News sponsored event. I believe this is a real grass roots effort for those of us Republican and Democrat that want our republic back.

    • I’m interested, what local event did you attend? Did you watch Fox News coverage leading up to these events? I’ve never seen any cable news outlet cover any protest of 300,000 people this extensively. Given the funding sources of these events, I’m not sure they ended up being grassroots, although they started that way with the Ron Paul / Libertarian crowd.

      My question for you is, why do you think there was no protest like these over the past 8 years? How do you explain the Obama-hate rhetoric that was the focus of these events? Why, when 98% of Americans will receive a tax cut, were people protesting Obama?

      And lastly, what do you want your Republic back from?

      It seems to me we should protest our government regularly. How about every 1st Tuesday in November?

  3. blake e

    I think something like this would be nice in theory. Everyone hates taxes, the Tea Party is a well known part of our history, and this could be a fun way to ease the annual pain of taxes. I’m also a fan of protests, it seems so rare in our apathetic society. Unfortunately it tends to be mostly crazies and extremists.

    It was also unfortunate about the timing. Having this as Obama is producing budgets and stimulus plans just spawned this into another “Conservative martyr” party of bitter people still angry about last November yelling/whining that all their hard work is being stole by__________ (insert- socialist, liberals, mexicans, etc.).

  4. Pingback: Rep. Bob Goodlatte is a Birther, Rep. Eric Cantor Blames the Media « Fake Virginia

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