The Virgil Goodification of the Republican Party?

How else can you describe what has happened to the Republican Party this year? The Republican Party had a simple route to a landslide election this year: Cut government. But, like the Republican Party so often does, they could not not screw it up.

Instead of focusing on actually cutting government, and coming for plans on how to do that, they have decided to focus on a community center containing a mosque being built on private property in New York City in an attempt to violate a particular religious group’s First Amendment rights. In doing so, they have turned into Virgil Goode:

And people wonder why I will not be voting for a Republican this year.

Catherine Crabill: 9/11 Truther?

There’s been a lot of buzz in the blogosphere this week after Glenn Beck went off on Debra Medina, a Republican Gubernatorial candidate in Texas. Beck exposed Media as being both a “Birther” (someone that believes President Barack Obama wasn’t born in the United States) and a “9/11 Truther”, someone that believes that Bush, or anyone besides Al-Qaeda, was responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Unfortunately, both “Birthers” and “Truthers” have infiltrated the Republican Party, and while there are some “Truthers” on the left side of the aisle, there are more than a few on the right. RedState, one of the major national blogs, implemented a policy where people expressing Pro-“Birther” or Pro-“Truther” sentiments would be banned.

This is definitely a good first step, but it needs to be more than just RedState doing it. Republicans need to remain vigilant and exorcise these people when they become known to them. As a side note, if the tea party movement (which I have been critical over for exactly this reason) wishes to maintain legitimate, they need to do the same thing.

I was talking to someone about the Medina incident, and they decided to send me a screenshot of someone’s Facebook page showing her as a fan of “Michael Rivero’s What Really Happened”. If you look at this guy’s website (get your own link), you’ll see a 8,631 word opus of 9/11 conspiracy theories, and “exclusives” such as “WHAT OUR CHILDREN ARE DYING FOR IN AFGHANISTAN”, featuring a picture of an opium poppy seed, which is used to make the drug heroin, and a comment about the “The US Narco-corporation of CIA-MAFIA”. There’s also “exclusives” titled “Osama bin Laden: A dead nemesis perpetuated by the US government” and “Fake Al Qaeda”.

All around, a colossal jewel of insanity.

Care to guess what certain local “Republican” is a fan of this guy’s website? Catherine Crabill (there’s a screen shot of her Facebook page below the fold, with some redactions, as evidence). As if her “OKC Truther” nonsense wasn’t bad and disgusting enough, this is a whole new playing field frankly.

Hopefully, the next time this person tries to involve herself with the Republican Party, they tell her to take a hike.

Cross-posted at On The Right and Virginia Virtucon.

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Republican campaign kickoff event at Stafford Regional Airport: Video.

Introduction by Senator Vogel and Bob McDonnell’s Speech (Part 1):

Bob McDonnell’s Speech (Part 2):

Bill Bolling’s Speech (Part 1):

Bill Bolling’s Speech (Part 2):

Ken Cuccinelli’s Speech (Part 1):

Ken Cuccinelli’s Speech (Part 2):

Republican campaign kickoff event at Stafford Regional Airport: Pictures.

Beside the usual suspects of Bob McDonnell, Bill Bolling, Ken Cuccinelli, and newly elected Republican Party of Virginia Chairman Pat Mullins, Senator Janet Vogel made the introductions and Speaker of the House of Delegates Bill Howell and Delegate Mark Cole were also in attendance.

Fellow blogger and Stafford County GOP member Scott Hirons was there recording video too. He thinks he’s cool with his HD Camcorder while I only have a lowly MiniDV camcorder…bah! Spotsylvania County GOP Chairman Bryce Reeves was also in the crowd.