The philosophy of Congressman Jim Moran, the incumbent Democratic Congressman from Virginia’s 8th congressional district can be summed up with a statement he made after his last reelection:
We have been guided by a Republican administration who believes in the simplistic notion that people who have wealth are entitled to keep it and they have an antipathy towards means of redistributing wealth. And they may be able to sustain that for a while, but it doesn’t work in the long run.
Along with being a Socialist, the Congressman is also an anti-Semite who passes along the myth that Jews control the world. Prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Moran told an antiwar audience in Reston, Virginia, that “If it were not for the strong support of the Jewish community for this war with Iraq, we would not be doing this.
Along with not being too happy with our capitalist system, and Jews, Rep. Moran is not a big fan of the Military. Maybe because he believes that serving in the military is not public service.
“What [Republicans] do is find candidates, usually stealth candidates, that haven’t been in office, haven’t served or performed in any kind of public service. My opponent is typical, frankly.”
However, Moran’s opponent happens to be Col. Patrick Murray (US Army-Ret.), who served 24 years in uniform, was deployed to four different combat zones, including Baghdad, as part of the 2007 troop surge under Gen. David Petraeus, and was even shot at by foreign combatants. If that isn’t public service, I don’t know what is.
This isn’t the first time Moran has incurred the wrath of our heroes. He claimed the endorsement of the Military Officers Association of America. There was only one problem they didn’t endorse him.
On October 11th, the Military Officers Association of America sent a letter to the Moran campaign requesting that the congressman stop distributing a flyer clearly implying that MOAA had endorsed Moran for reelection.
“As a not-for-profit organization governed by the Internal Revenue Code, the Military Officers Association of America is barred by law from participating or intervening, either directly or indirectly, in any political campaign on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for elective public office,” wrote Maj. Gen. Joseph Lynch (USAF-Ret.), MOAA’s general counsel.
Moran is a train-wreck and an embarrassment to the office he holds, but because the district is heavily Democratic (Rated Democratic+16) it would take something of a miracle to oust him during this mid-term election.