Well, you won’t be shocked, probably. And I am sorry for that. It would be nice if there was still some innocence left in the world.
But let’s not get maudlin. Background: Barbara Comstock, Republican candidate for VA-10, is of the (accurate) opinion that her opponent John Foust is a male chauvinist pig:
Virginia Republican congressional candidate Barbara Comstock is out with a hard-hitting TV ad labeling her Democratic opponent John Foust a “sexist.”
“Trash-talking politics from John Foust. Foust wages a desperate, dishonest and negative campaign against Barbara Comstock,” says the ad released Thursday. “Foust’s attacks — ‘sexist,’ ‘bizarre,’ ‘insensitive,’ ‘ignorant.’ Don’t be fooled by Foust.”
Here’s the ad:
…and as you may recall, Foust is particularly vulnerable to this charge, given that we last saw him attacking stay-at-home parents as not having real jobs*. The fallout from that would normally suggest to a candidate that they should maybe tread carefully when it comes to insulting people. But it’s the Foust campaign, so they thought that THIS was good damage control:
Free translation: We, the Democrats of Virginia’s 10th District, think that our district’s voters are idiots!
…Amazing. I am absolutely stunned by the DCCC’s recruit crop, this cycle. Stunned!
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) September 19, 2014
Moe Lane (crosspost)
PPS: In case you’re wondering: there’s no polling on this race, but Comstock is generally conceded to be the frontrunner. Which is why the Democrats sound so desperate; an open seat in a swingy-type district would normally be a prime candidate to be a pickup, and it’s not.
*Speaking as one, I’d go off on this some more, except that I need to clean the living room and be on call in case the plumber needs my help with the suddenly-leaking washing machine.