Dem LG candidate Aneesh Chopra has already sunk to a new low in Virginia statewide politics with his disingenuous and disgusting use of the race card in a blatantly false and unwarranted attack against Stafford BOCS Chairman Susan Stimpson.
Republican candidate for Lt. Governor Susan Stimpson was asked how she would inspire African-American voters. Her response was: “Well that wouldn’t be a set constituency that I would try to inspire.”
Mr. Chopra — you are a knave and a liar. You obviously have been hanging out with your Chicago political friends too long.
Here are Mrs. Stimpson’s complete remarks from her interview on the John Fredericks radio show:
JF: Republicans in VA are getting annihilated in key urban centers of the state.. Hampton Newport news Richmond, Portsmouth, what would your message be to the African American community if you went to.. let’s say.. your campaigning in urban areas.. how would you be able to inspire Blacks to vote for Susan Stimpson?
SS: That wouldn’t be a set constituency I would try to inspire. I think that we are all Americans and we all have the same concerns. We want to provide for our families. We want to have jobs. We want to be able to have that American exceptionalism that allows us to have individual liberties to do what we think is best for ourselves and our families. And I think government should be limited and government should get out of the way of families And that means taking money out of their pocket and thinking that the government can make a better decision for us.. and that is not a good direction for our country.
SS: And I think it is a battle right now for individual liberties and I would appeal to women, I would appeal to minorities, I would appeal to Republicans and Democrats we need to protect our liberties and to push back on all of this government overreach.
JF: I want to get back to a question I asked and want to follow up on your answer. We talked about Republicans to go in to the Black communities of VA and reach that particular segment of Virginians.. and when I asked that did you basically say that a demographic segment you can’t win and you are going to write them off or did I misinterpret your answer?
SS: I think that you completely misinterpreted that answer. I think that is a part of the problem of politics today. What in the world are we doing segregating all of these different classes and what your race is and what your sexuality is. I think that we are all Americans here and I think we share common values as Americans not according to what our skin color is so I reject that we are going to be focusing on things like that. And I think it was Jay-Z that made the comment that “government is doing too much” . So I think that community also believes government may be doing too much.
Mr. Chopra and other Democrats like him cannot fathom treating people as individuals rather than faceless members of some group. Let’s look at Stimpson’s key statements again:
I think that we are all Americans and we all have the same concerns.
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What in the world are we doing segregating all of these different classes and what your race is and what your sexuality is. I think that we are all Americans here and I think we share common values as Americans not according to what our skin color is so I reject that we are going to be focusing on things like that.
If you disagree with those statements, Mr. Chopra, then please feel free to run on that as your platform. Otherwise, take your misogynist ramblings someplace else.