Skip to comments.Jim Moran Calls GOP the "Taliban Ticket"
Posted on 11/02/2009 12:21:17 PM PST by freespirited
Always good copy, U.S. Rep. James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.) likened the Republican ticket in Virginia this year to Afghanistan's radical Taliban movement in comments broadcast Sunday by WAMU radio.
At a get-out-the-vote rally in Fairfax County, Moran said: "I mean, if the Republicans were running in Afghanistan, they'd be running on the Taliban ticket as far as I can see."
Moran was talking about Republicans Robert F. McDonnell for governor, Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling and state Sen. Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II, who is running for attorney general. By some accounts, the three represent the most conservative Republican ticket to run in Virginia in many years. Moran's comments clearly were aimed to motivate Democratic voters to turn out on Tuesday and vote blue.
According to WAMU, McDonnell spokeswoman Crystal Cameron called Moran's remarks "negative" and "vicious." She also said Moran was seeking to rally voters who are unexcited by their own candidates, Democrats R. Creigh Deeds for governor, Jody Wagner for lieutenant governor and Stephen C. Shannon for attorney general.
"Creigh has had a very difficult time rallying his base," Cameron said, "and they're trying to do anything they can to get out the vote on their side."
This is not the first time McDonnell has been compared to the Taliban; in 2003, a liberal columnist for the Daily Press of Newport News dubbed him "Taliban Bob" for his role in ousting a female Circuit Court judge who had been accused by another woman of sexual harassment.
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Interesting words coming from a guy who’s part of the Khmer Rouge ticket.
And what would he term ‘ACORN’??
The ramblings of a violent, nasty drunk.
Is it Moran or Moron?
I think he has it backwards.
Republicans: Send more troops and crush the Taliban.
Obama: We should negotiate a peace with the Taliban. (as per leak [I believe] aired today)
Now thinking people of the United States, which is the Taliban supporting party?
I think folks are spelling Moron incorrectly, but what do I know...
So Obama is going to pay us?
Durka durka durka.
Yeah, whatever punk. The steamroller IS coming.
Chris Matthews has called conservative Republicans “the Taliban wing of the GOP” for years. He took a brief vacation from it after 9/11, but then came right back.
LOL! Good one.
What a defense that would be if a reporter called for comment. “Chris Matthews agrees with me.”
“Is it Moran or Moron?”
I’ll say, “MORON”!;) (and the Rep in “US Rep” stands for “Reprehensible”).
“US Reprehensible Moron”
Yet it’s the Democrats who are negotiating with the Taliban.
As compared to the Dems Mao Ticket?
His wikipedia page has an entire section devoted to “Assaults and Theats” including a “scuffle” with a black second grader. (Imagine if a Republican had done that...)
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