Virgil Goode plots his comeback

Virgil Goode, the former Virginia Congressman whose overt racism and bigotry embarrassed the Old Dominion, is -- with the help of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) -- plotting his comback in the 2010 mid-term election.

Goode has already filed his intentions run again to regain his seat from Democrat Tom Perriello, who narrowly defeated Goode. He submitted paperwork to the Federal Election Commission in March.

The NRCC is also spending thousands of dollars on television ads questioning Perriello's votes on the economic stimulus bill and other legislation. A friend who works for the NRCC tells me Republicans have already targeted Perriello as a "vulnerable seat" in 2010.

Goode is just one of many racists who have embarrassed Virginia and the GOP in recent years. Former Republican Senator George Allen destroyed his Presidential ambitions and lost his Senate seat over his infamous "macaca" racial slur in 2008.

On Sunday, Virginia Republicans tossed out racist state chairman Jeffrey Fredrick after he ignored calls for his resignation by just about every GOP elected official in the Commonwealth. Fredrick's overt racism towards Democratic Presidential contender Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign brought even more shame on the Grand Old Party.

As Time Magazine reported during the campaign:

With so much at stake, and time running short, Frederick did not feel he had the luxury of subtlety. He climbed atop a folding chair to give 30 campaign volunteers who were about to go canvassing door to door their talking points — for instance, the connection between Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden: "Both have friends that bombed the Pentagon," he said. "That is scary." It is also not exactly true — though that distorted reference to Obama's controversial association with William Ayers, a former 60s radical, was enough to get the volunteers stoked. "And he won't salute the flag," one woman added, repeating another myth about Obama. She was quickly topped by a man who called out, "We don't even know where Senator Obama was really born." Actually, we do; it's Hawaii.

And, of course, there's Bobby May, the longtime Virginia Republican operative who has worked for Virgil Goode in the past and was John McCain's campaign chairman in Buchanan County last year when he wrote that Obama's Presidential platform would:

Hire rapper Ludacris to paint (the White House) black. Taxes to be increased to by enough paint for the job plus spray-paint for graffiti.

Raise taxes to send $845 billion, most to Africa so the Obama family can skim off enough to allow them to free their goats and live the American dream.

Republicans tried to dismiss May's extremism as the actions of a "low level campaign operative but the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the state's most conservative newspaper, reported:

May has been involved with dozens of Republican campaigns throughout Virginia, including former gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., R-5th.

Which brings us back to Virgil Goode's plan to regain his Congressional seat. Perhaps Bobby May, a former campaign operative for Goode, will run his new campaign. Racists of a lather still flock together.

Virgil Goode, the former Virginia Congressman whose overt racism and bigotry embarrassed the Old Dominion, is — with the help of the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) — plotting his comback in the 2010 mid-term election.

Goode has already filed his intentions run again to regain his seat from Democrat Tom Perriello, who narrowly defeated Goode. He submitted paperwork to the Federal Election Commission in March.

The NRCC is also spending thousands of dollars on television ads questioning Perriello’s votes on the economic stimulus bill and other legislation. A friend who works for the NRCC tells me Republicans have already targeted Perriello as a "vulnerable seat" in 2010.

Goode is just one of many racists who have embarrassed Virginia and the GOP in recent years. Former Republican Senator George Allen destroyed his Presidential ambitions and lost his Senate seat over his infamous "macaca" racial slur in 2008.

On Sunday, Virginia Republicans tossed out racist state chairman Jeffrey Fredrick after he ignored calls for his resignation by just about every GOP elected official in the Commonwealth. Fredrick’s overt racism towards Democratic Presidential contender Barack Obama during the 2008 campaign brought even more shame on the Grand Old Party.

As Time Magazine reported during the campaign:

With so much at stake, and time running short, Frederick did not feel he had the luxury of subtlety. He climbed atop a folding chair to give 30 campaign volunteers who were about to go canvassing door to door their talking points — for instance, the connection between Barack Obama and Osama bin Laden: "Both have friends that bombed the Pentagon," he said. "That is scary." It is also not exactly true — though that distorted reference to Obama’s controversial association with William Ayers, a former 60s radical, was enough to get the volunteers stoked. "And he won’t salute the flag," one woman added, repeating another myth about Obama. She was quickly topped by a man who called out, "We don’t even know where Senator Obama was really born." Actually, we do; it’s Hawaii.

And, of course, there’s Bobby May, the longtime Virginia Republican operative who has worked for Virgil Goode in the past and was John McCain’s campaign chairman in Buchanan County last year when he wrote that Obama’s Presidential platform would:

Hire rapper Ludacris to paint (the White House) black. Taxes to be increased to by enough paint for the job plus spray-paint for graffiti.

Raise taxes to send $845 billion, most to Africa so the Obama family can skim off enough to allow them to free their goats and live the American dream.

Republicans tried to dismiss May’s extremism as the actions of a "low level campaign operative but the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the state’s most conservative newspaper, reported:

May has been involved with dozens of Republican campaigns throughout Virginia, including former gubernatorial candidate and Attorney General Jerry Kilgore, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and Rep. Virgil H. Goode Jr., R-5th.

Which brings us back to Virgil Goode’s plan to regain his Congressional seat. Perhaps Bobby May, a former campaign operative for Goode, will run his new campaign. Racists of a lather still flock together.

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5 Responses

  1. JimG is looking for “a fresh Republican – perhaps a fiscal conservative and not so much a social conservative” …

    Jim, they call them Libertarians these days. 🙂

  2. Hi David:

    Yes, I suppose I’m more of a Libertarian than a “modern” theocrat/authoritarian/borrow-and-spend Republican, but the Libertarian party is all but nonexistent in Virginia. Until we reform the 2-party system, I guess we’re stuck with either Goode or Perriello next election.

    Hey David, come to think of it, let’s get together and go fishing on election day 2010!

    Jim

  3. Why won’t Virgil Goode just go away?

    As a person who more often than not supports Republicans, and as a person who voted for Goode every time in recent memory (except 2008), I will shout from every mountaintop “it’s time for Goode to disappear”!

    Goode was devoid of ideas in 2008. His commercials repeated 2 themes ad nauseum: gay marriage and illegal aliens. These issues were simply red meat being thrown to his foaming-at-the-mouth social conservative and religious conservative base. It was easy to see that Goode was out of ideas and needed to go. I figured we could get Goode out and, hopefully, a fresh Republican – perhaps a fiscal conservative and not so much a social conservative – would run in 2010 and defeat Perriello. If this fresh Republican could talk without sounding like a knuckle-dragging backwoods hick, that would be a plus.

    But here comes tired old neanderthal Goode drawling his way back into the spotlight, throwing a monkey wrench into any chance of electing a Republican more suited to our times. God help us – we’re screwed!

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