As Twitchy reported earlier, Joe Morrissey won the Democratic primary for a state Senate seat in Virginia, despite the fact that he’s had a, let’s say, colorful past. Instead of telling his story again, we’ll let Comfortably Smug give the short version in the form of one paragraph from Wikipedia.
Seriously. You guys. The Dems just picked THIS GUY. pic.twitter.com/pfhalBFlWa
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) June 12, 2019
Actually, he was disbarred twice, after the Virginia State Bar contended that he’d destroyed evidence in the case against him, where he was indicted on felony charges of indecent liberties with a minor, possession and distribution of child pornography, and electronic solicitation of a minor. But you get the picture.
Morrissey’s victory inspired Washington Post columnist Petula Dvorak to write a sarcastic piece arguing that Morrissey’s moral lapses make him the perfect Democrat to go up against Donald Trump in 2020.
‘Fighting’ Joe Morrissey is the perfect Democrat to take on Donald Trump https://t.co/W54HFwtFNO
— Post Local (@postlocal) June 13, 2019
Yes, two dozen Democrats already are vying to take down President Trump.
But the proper way to challenge Trump isn’t to aim high with candidates who are experienced and effective lawmakers or Rhodes scholars or Harvard graduates or military veterans — people who have actual plans to solve some of our nation’s biggest crises.
No, this new era of American reality show politics — with a president who has totally rewritten the qualifications for the nation’s highest office — calls for a candidate who can go low with flair. We need a white guy with more dirt, more bravado, more children by more women, more legal drama and the youngest wife possible.
Morrissey, who just won a seat in the Virginia state Senate after pleading guilty five years ago to having sex with his 17-year-old receptionist (and current wife), is that man.
You don’t need to convince us that Trump has a lot of baggage that many conservatives have to live with, but we don’t recall him having nude photos of a minor on his phone, along with messages about how he’d just “f**ked her on my conference table and again on the floor for good measure!” Oh, and getting her pregnant and denying paternity.
Is this “the Onion?”
— Dom Addeo (@Tropicalantix) June 13, 2019
— 🇺🇸JeLyHa🇺🇸 (@jelyha) June 13, 2019
Yes, but satire coming from a desperate place. Dvorak doesn’t sound very confident in the chances of the two dozen Democrats currently running — but that’s the voters’ fault for not caring about scandal.
Sure… the felon.
— Ginny (@ginkates) June 13, 2019
An irresponsible sex offender is the one to take on Trump? And you wonder why you lose and people laugh at you.
— DarkKnight840 (@DKnight840) June 13, 2019
Thanks for the giggles.
Not even in the same Zip Code.
— TomMadgib1987 (@madgib1987) June 13, 2019
He certainly fits as the standard Democrat candidate.
— Rick (@ricka057) June 13, 2019
C'mon guys, don't be so hard on the Post! He's a violent, abusive, pedo criminal sociopath, thus he is a perfect Democrat.
— Toby Wilson (@idesofmarch71) June 13, 2019
Umm will @MichaelAvenatti be his running mate?
— Kevin D (@kdsats72) June 13, 2019
Smelling a little desperate 'round here. First Avanetti was going to beat Trump.
They sure pick their champions weirdly.
— Leatherneck (@Leatherneck) June 13, 2019
Convicted child rapist, child pornographer, "lost" automatic weapons which ended up with a heroin dealer, lost his law license twice…
Just find a picture of him in blackface, and he's a shoo-in to be Virginia's next governor.
— Magilla Guerrilla (@ApeCityRoller) June 13, 2019
Isn’t he convicted of sex crimes, and didn’t he assault somebody or threaten to kill them or something? And a gun / drug scandal? Is this post satire?
— Mark Cotton (@MarkTCotton1) June 13, 2019
Well, that’s what the voters want … after all, they passed up the paragon of virtue that is Hillary Clinton in favor of Trump, and some are even wary of putting Joe Biden in office until he learns to keep his nose out of little girls’ hair.
The guy who assaulted someone and threatened to kill them, who “lost” a bunch of guns from the police lab that ended up with a drug dealer? The guy convicted of sex crimes? Him? https://t.co/ht2chpFGMq https://t.co/uRSDS0RBGa
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) June 13, 2019
He traffics guns to drug gangs, no thanks
— Michael Fröman (@YirehShamayim) June 13, 2019
A pedo, thief felon is your perfect candidate? Says so much…
— nopenope (@nope2thenope) June 13, 2019
They just want to be inclusive. You act like manipulating a child into sexual acts is some sort of reprehensible thing to do. It is not the same as using the okay hand sign or mocking the media. Those are truly horrible acts. Next you will say killing babies is wrong.
— Chris king (@KingChris85) June 13, 2019
Now that’s how you do satire.
the anti-Trump CULT STOOGES are DELUSIONAL
and completely DIVORCED from REALITY
This can't end well
Everyone needs to understand that America is looking into the ABYSS when DEMOCRATS are involved
— SurfDog (@neptuneexist16) June 13, 2019
I just love how Trump gets crucified for a joke about how women throw themselves at him because he's rich, but actual sex criminals like this guy and creeps like Biden get propped up like saviors.
I don't even like Trump anymore, but PLEASE have some self-awareness guys 🤦🏻♂️
— Alex (@Sdre34) June 13, 2019
REMEMBER: In democrat circles, any criminal investigation, indictment, or even a felony conviction is considered a resume enhancement.
— P. Aaron (@BonHagar) June 13, 2019
You have truly lost your mind.
— D.G.F.M.- (F.M.A.P.) (@SistemaColt1927) June 13, 2019
You're a joke.
— John Callowhill (@johncallowhill) June 13, 2019
At least Monica Lewinsky wasn’t 17 when she was interning (and more) for Bill Clinton, and that hasn’t seemed to have hurt his reputation with Democrats, who voted for his wife, who called it a “vast right-wing conspiracy” and tried to destroy the women who accused him of sexual assault.
Nice try, but try again.
Virginia Democrats see Roy Moore looking at Senate run, tell Republicans to hold their beer… https://t.co/ov6Rrze7Au
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 12, 2019