14 Aug 2017
Barbara Comstock was slow to respond to the events in Charlottesville over the weekend. She did eventually manage to issue a strong statement, we just needed to wait to hear from Paul Ryan first.
Unfortunately for Comstock, however, her racist supporters were not too pleased with her stance. There was an outpouring of racist comments from her constituents on social media.
First, we heard from people who were not convinced that there were any Nazis involved.
I agree there's no place for violence on the streets, i did not notice any swastika flags. I did see left snd right supporters brawling.— Tun-Rat (@sapperdigger) August 12, 2017
OK maybe they were Nazis but they didn’t do anything wrong.
Next, you had the straight up racists:
Hatred and racism against whites and our history looks like you wouldn't like for your history to be removed take down anything of MLK— Trump Supporter (@antiquegirl123) August 12, 2017
Free people have the right to assemble in peace. You should be protecting them.— de (@diegoengel) August 12, 2017
Next, we hear from the “many sides” crowd:
The Neo-Nazis is ANTIFA and they are the ones bringing violence, bigotry and racism! This is a cultural matter - Freedom v Socialist fascism— Allan Harm (@ACmbmc) August 12, 2017
Does antifa violence and intimidation have a place in VA, Rep Comstock? Criticizing some violence but not others' is entirely inappropriate— H Fin (@Hank098) August 13, 2017
Now do AntiFa and BLM.— JustPlainBill (@JustPlainBill) August 12, 2017
Neither does socialist and fascist anarchists. Denounce groups like antifa.— Randy (@KiltedRef) August 12, 2017
And the Anti first amendment group, ANTIFA is welcome in Virginia? 2 violent groups converged and the police weren't ready and backed-off— I'd like to say (@HmmmmmmIthink) August 14, 2017
Finally, we get around to blaming the victims.
This is just a small sample of the hateful comments on her social media accounts. We could go on for several pages more but frankly we’re sick at this point.