An Op/Ed by Shak Hill
I hate to be the one to tell you this, but “Barbara Comstock” isn’t the soon-to-be-former Congresswoman’s REAL name.
You know what? Her husband’s real name isn’t “Chip” either.
Her convicted client, Scooter Libby? Also not HIS real name.
Her other client, ‘perennial candidate’ Mitt Romney? Not his real name.
Why does any of this matter? It doesn’t, really. But since Barbara Comstock has decided that she can’t defend her failed voting record, she has decided to attack me personally.
Never a good sign for an incumbent politician, when she can’t run on her record and instead is reduced to personally attacking her primary opponent, an honorable military veteran with a distinguished history of service to his country that she doesn’t have.
But since she has decided to engage in the politics of personal destruction, and reveal HER true character to a District that has long suspected it (hey, you don’t get an organization committed to ‘Dumping’ you unless you’re really THAT bad!), let’s clear the air, shall we?
Barbara Comstock’s real name Barbara Burns. She took her husband’s last name when she got married.
I likewise took my wife’s last name when we got married nearly 30 years ago. My father was abusive and had left my mother and my four brothers, so I asked both Robin’s father and my mother, and they gave me their blessing.
It was a way of turning a difficult start in life into a blessing, a new start with the love of my life. Country singer Tim McGraw actually did something similar.
What kind of person would attack this for political ends? A Swamp Monster with no regard to truth, that’s who.
Now, I’m sure Barbara Comstock would love to continue to attack my military service. Or perhaps she would like to make fun of the 46 abused children I’ve foster parented.
After all, she has been hiding the sexual predators in Congress– her fellow Swamp Monsters- for years now.
That’s the kind of character she has.
I, however, do not.
I am a veteran with a distinguished record of service in the Air Force. I have passed over two dozen background checks because of my long service as a foster parent- again, taking the negative of my childhood and working hard, giving back and turning it into a positive for our community.
My campaign is one of values, of service, of honesty, and of issues. And of a rebirth of the Republican party in Northern Virginia.
If Barbara Comstock, and her slimy consultant Ray Allen, want to attack me personally instead of having an honest debate on issues, doesn’t that say more about her than about me?
What is she trying to avoid discussing? Is it perhaps the fact that she voted against repealing Obamacare?
Or maybe it’s the fact that she sponsored the Feinstein-Schumer gun control bill, which she rolled into the budget-busting Omnibust Bill last month?
Perhaps it’s the fact that she is aggressively pushing amnesty for illegal aliens.
Perhaps it’s her vote for transgender surgeries in the military. Or maybe it’s the fact that she has been hiding the names of the sexual harassers in Congress for years.
These are REAL issues, the ones people care about. When I tour the district and talk to people, this is what concerns them- that they have concerns, and not only is Barbara Burns (or is it Comstock?) not addressing their concerns, she is avoiding even answering honest questions about them.
Barbara Comstock is a coward, a Swamp Monster who hides sexual predators. The Democrats can’t wait to take her on, because she is the least popular politician in her own district.
She is doing all this because she doesn’t fear you, the voters.
Let’s strike some fear into her, shall we?
I have less than two months to make the Swamp fear us…. To make them fear and respect YOU.
Let’s do this, and in the process keep the 10th Red.