This is from a 10th CD Press release… Monday 28 April, 2014
Loudoun, Va. – The “Etch A Sketch,” a mechanical drawing toy made by the Ohio Art Company, has become a fixture of modern Republican campaigns.Following a wild race to the rabid right during the primary, GOP candidates simply turn their messaging upside down and shake it, erasing their existing political picture.The 10th District Democratic Committee is giving an “Etch A Sketch” to Barbara Comstock. “We thought it would be a nice gesture,” Communications Director Alex Parker said from his office in Loudoun. “Since we know she’s going to need an ‘Etch A Sketch,’ we thought we’d give her one. We also bought a little key-chain one in case Comstock needs to shake off her record on the fly.” The two “Etch A Sketch” toys were mailed to Comstock’s campaign headquarters on Monday. The use of “Etch A Sketch” toys in GOP politics became famous during the 2012 Mitt Romney presidential campaign. Romney top aide Eric Fehrnstrom was asked how the campaign would change after winning the Republican nomination. Fehrnstrom responded: “Everything changes. It’s almost like an ‘Etch A Sketch.’ You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again.”
|The 10th District Democratic Committee anticipates Comstock will use her new “Etch A Sketch” on the following issues:|
|Political Partisanship: • Comstock’s career as a political partisan; working to demonize President Clinton and then-First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton; described in the Washington Post as a “one woman wrecking crew” in her work as a GOP operative; worked as “chief investigator” for Rep. Dan Burton, the Indiana congressman who once shot a watermelon to publicize his conspiracy theory concerning the death of Vince Foster, White House counsel.
Women’s Rights: • Comstock’s horrendous record on women’s rights; Comstock stated she supports overturning Roe v. Wade; Comstock voted to ban abortion, most forms of contraception, and artificial insemination in Virginia;advocated removing birth control for women from insurance coverage; voted to require medically-unnecessary transvaginal probing of women.
Government Shutdown: • Comstock supports government-shutdown politics; endorsed by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and the shut-down caucus in Washington; endorsed by GOP party bosses in Richmond, who collect government healthcare and want to shut down Virginia’s government to deny healthcare to others.
Far-fringe Right-wing Supporters: • Comstock’s supporters and endorsers; Radio entertainer Sean Hannity, most recently under fire for advocating for an armed insurrection against the Federal government, while defending a avowed racist and tax-delinquent rancher in Nevada; Radio entertainer Mark Levin, who called on Republicans to “screw the stock market and shut down the government.”
Bazooka-Bill Voting Record: • Comstock supports allowing military-style assault rifles and handguns on school campuses; Comstock voted to allow Virginians to own bazookas, hand-grenades, land-mines, and flamethrowers; voted to ban law enforcement from destroying weapons collected in gun-buybacks; supports maintaining the “gun-show loophole.” Recommendations: The 10th District Democratic Committee recommends Comstock contact her political donor, endorser, and role model, two-time failed Presidential candidate Mitt Romney if she has any questions about her new “Etch A Sketch.”
Virginia’s 10th Congressional District is an open seat for the first time in more than three decades and will be one of the most closely watched districts in the country. We’ve been preparing for this opportunity by funding a field program during the last two cycles aimed at identifying new voters in the District and turning out infrequent Democratic voters.
With your help we can continue to do all we can to turn Virginia’s 10th blue. Please join us at 1 p.m. on Sunday April 27th for a “Take Back the Tenth” Spring Brunch with Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam and the 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee. We’ll be at the home of Jan Wilson at 19090 Dalton Points Place, Leesburg, VA. Ticket and sponsorship information is available here.
We’ll have food, wine and good conversation with our great Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. Please join us as we prepare — with your help — to turn Virginia’s 10th blue.
See you soon,
Chair, 10th Congressional District Democratic Committee