Obama Keeps Gingrich Off VA. Ballot

Crooks and Liars catches some of the wingnuts at Tea Party Nation blaming the fact that Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry can’t get on the primary ballot in Virginia on — of course — President Obama.

Mind you, the primary is controlled solely by the Virginia Republican Party. Obama had nothing at all to do with it. Besides, Obama would love to see Gingrich win Virginia and the whole nomination. The last thing he wants to see is the Gingrich campaign hampered.

The punchline to the whole thing is that Gingrich says he’s gonna mount a serious write-in campaign, which is not allowed in Virginia primaries. Good luck with that.

About Ed Brayton

After spending several years touring the country as a stand up comedian, Ed Brayton tired of explaining his jokes to small groups of dazed illiterates and turned to writing as the most common outlet for the voices in his head. He has appeared on the Rachel Maddow Show and the Thom Hartmann Show, and is almost certain that he is the only person ever to make fun of Chuck Norris on C-SPAN.

  • d cwilson

    They’re getting lazy. They forgot to tie in Soros, ACORN, or the two members of the New Black Panther party to the conspiracy.

  • captainahags

    The irony in this whole situation is just so delicious. A party that continuously pushes for more stringent restrictions on who can and can’t voice their opinion by voting or petitioning. . . is complaining about the very restrictions that they lauded when they were first implemented. Maybe getting a taste of their own medicine will get them to wake up a little. . . But I doubt it.

  • anandine

    Yet another reason to vote for Obama: He has the power to make Virginia Republicans change their primary procedures just by wanting it to happen. Too bad he didn’t use this Jedi mind trick on Congressional Republicans during the last couple of years.

    Although given the field of Republican presidential candidates, maybe he has.

  • dingojack

    Obamawan Kenobi: You don’t want to vote for Newt.

    Virginia PoG voter: We don’t want to vote for a newt.

    Obamawan Kenobi: Nothing to see here, move along.

    Virginia PoG voter: Nothing to see here – move along!

    [Virginia PoG voter waves them through the road block]


  • brian westley

    Just yesterday I read a hilarious quote by Hitchens on the Tea Party:

    “All politics is yokel”