Wednesday, May 04, 2016

Retraction - Neither Scott Taylor nor Randy Forbes Is Fit for Congress

Scott Taylor - Randy Forbes

Today Del. Scott Taylor proved that he is no real friend to the LGBT community by endorsing Donald Trump and suggesting to me that he was merely playing some of us in the LGBT community for fools, yours truly included.   Here's part of a press statement released by Taylor today:

I look forward to running with Donald Trump in November's general election. I encourage Second District Republicans to rally around Trump to help win Virginia for the GOP. The thought of a Hillary Clinton presidency should shock and scare every thoughtful American who knows our country is headed in the wrong direction. I will work with Donald Trump to put America first and get our economy growing again..
As for Scott Taylor's seemingly feigned pro-LGBT outlook, here's what the New York Times says in part about what Donald Trump has to say about his first 100 days:
Shortly after the Nov. 8 election, President-elect Trump and his vice president — most likely a governor or member of Congress — would begin interviewing candidates for the open Supreme Court seat and quickly settle on a nominee in the mold of Justice Antonin Scalia.

Has it dawned on Taylor that by endorsing Trump, he has joined with KKK leaders and white supremacy groups?   If the 2nd District is to be represented by a Republican, yes, Taylor might be better than Forbes, but not by much it now appears. I incorrectly had believed that Scott Taylor was someone who grasps that it is now the 21st century, not 1950.  Taylor has made it clear that he support the racism, bigotry and fascism that Trump supports and he may well believe in granting special rights and privileges to right wing Christians at the expense of other citizens.


Rob L said...

Well, he is a Republican, and has to win his District, so saying you are backing the probable candidate of your opposing party isn't a great idea for success in the Republican Party. The question is how much is real and how much is what he needs to win in the 4th.

Michael-in-Norfolk said...

I understand what you are saying, but Forbes has enough negatives - including being an out of district carpetbagger - that Taylor did not need to embrace a bigot/fascist like Trump.

Would that the Dems had a viable candidate this year!!