Manassas Democratic Party nominee Patricia Richie-Folks hasn’t been doing a lot of campaigning in her bid for city council lately, so I thought it might be worthwhile to take a look at what she’s been up to on facebook to get an update. I almost wish I hadn’t.
Richie-Folks has 42 facebook “friends” and among that list are the usual liberal democrats you’d expect to see. There’s also a few on there you might not expect a candidate for office to publicly embrace, such as the Virginia Organizing Project, Occupy Richmond, the Virginia New Majority and the Virginia Coalition of Latino Organizations — all of whom are rather radical, anti-capitalist advocates for illegal immigration. Aside from the wisdom (or lack thereof) of a candidate for office trying to portray herself as a “moderate” and at the same time publicly embracing “Occupy Richmond,” what really strikes me is a candidate for office recently “friending” a Manassas smut shop named KK’s Temptations — presumably after announcing her bid for city council.
I interpret the publicly-available facebook activity of an announced candidate for office as being official activity of that person’s campaign. If Richie-Folks “friended” the Boys and Girl’s Club, or SERVE, or some similar entity doing good in the community (which she has not) I’d understand that as a statement on her beliefs and convictions as a candidate. When you’re running for office and come across an entry saying ‘here are some tips on how to give a “Mind Blowing Blow Job”‘ posted on the wall of a business that peddles pornography and decide that warrants “friending,” to me that is a campaign statement, but of a rather different sort.
So who else is “friends” with KK’s? Brittany St. Jordan is one. St. Jordan is self-described as “The Tattooed Tranny of Your Shemale Dreams” and makes a living acting in homoerotic adult films. What a great association to make when you’re a candidate for office. The local animal shelter not so much, but transvestite porn stars, you bet they’re facebook buddies with Patricia Richie-Folks.
I’ve heard it said that your moral character is shown no more clearly than when you do things and don’t believe anyone is watching you. Clearly, Patricia Richie-Folks wasn’t expecting anyone evaluating her qualifications for office to do something as out of the ordinary as to look at her facebook page, so what she’s done here is pretty telling in my opinion. Some things are clearly OK with her - bashing capitalism, promoting socialism, transsexual porn stars, illegal aliens, and ethnic tribalism. What apparently is not OK, or at least noteworthy to her in any way, are the dozens of charitable organizations that serve the residents of Manassas and the most vulnerable among us or any local businesses that doesn’t involve sex toys.
This seems pretty consistent with what I’ve seen from Manassas Democrats over the past few years. Some days knowing seems worse than remaining ignorant. I guess this is one of those days.
UPDATE: The supposed “tranny of my shemale dreams” weighs in in defense of Patricia Richie-Folks, and it gets even more bizarre.
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