Prince William County School Board member Willie Deutsch is the first public official to call for PWC Chairman Corey Stewart’s resignation after his use of the word “cuckservative” to describe GOP frontrunner and former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie.
Prince William School Board member and conservative leader Willie Deutsch called on Board of Supervisors Chairman Corey Stewart to resign after Stewart’s use of racially charged language on Reddit this Thursday. His statement is as follows:
Conservative leaders in Prince William County can no longer be silent. Stewart’s values are not conservative values, nor are they Republican values, nor are they Virginia values. The use of racially charged language to further his gubernatorial campaign is divisive, racially motivated, and wrong.
Late Thursday night Corey Stewart referred to his opponent Ed Gillespie as a “cuckservative.” The term is an accusation by the alt-right of being a race traitor, because supporting tolerance and diversity means weakening the power of “White Americans” (hence, cuckolding yourself). Corey Stewart is explicitly wrapping himself in White Nationalism, and accusing Ed Gillespie of insufficiently prioritizing whites over other races.
For Stewart to attack a fellow Republican for not holding the white race in a position of racial supremacy is unconscionable. Such language is not representative of Prince William County, our values, or of Virginians across the Commonwealth. Corey Stewart has disqualified himself as a candidate in the gubernatorial primary.
I am horrified by the dangerous ways Corey Stewart has embraced the white supremacist movement. America was founded on the promise that everyone is equal under the law and has unalienable rights given to us by our Creator. Our nation was built on this revolutionary idea, not on preferring any race or group of people. For Corey Stewart to attack a fellow Republican for not preferring the white race is unconscionable. It should disqualify him as a candidate in the Gubernatorial primary, and it is clearly time for him to step down as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Prince William County.”
MORE AS THEY COME.
UPDATE: Dottie Miller, a longstanding conservative leader in Prince William, echoes the call:
Name-calling and vulgar rhetoric like what Corey is using is not supported by the Prince William Republican Committee. Republicans want a campaign focused on policy and a vision for the state, not crude language.
Dottie Miller is also the chairman of the Prince William County Republican Committee… so not a voice that can be easily walked back.
UPDATE x2: The semi-official response from Corey Stewart for Governor staffers last night was that the responses (and the Reddit AMA) were originally “hacks” and the like.
That’s going to be very difficult to reconcile with this:
For those who are a bit concerned about what Stewart actually said and how he responded online, here’s some of the more damning responses:
I’m gonna leave that “big brass balls to pump it out” part alone for the moment.
Still… this does not portend for a good next week for Stewart at all.
UPDATE x3: Just in case folks have any confusion as to what the term “cuckservative” actually means, here’s the definition from alt-right journal Radix:
In short, a cuckservative is a white (non-Jewish) conservative who isn’t racially aware.
Outrageous, isn’t it? If you’re checking your watch, this is indeed 2017 and not 1937.
UPDATE x 4: This is all in addition to what former Stewart aide Ali Ahmad wrote in total shock earlier this AM.
For those unfamiliar, it was coined and popularized by white nationalists groups, including those referred to as the “alt-right,” alluding to the classical definition of being a cuckold, a man whose wife becomes pregnant by another man and therefore whose bloodline is now impure. The idea is that immigration from nonwhite, non-European, and, sometimes, non-majority Christian countries is polluting the American “race” and that the “cuckservatives” are letting it happen. Note, I say “sometimes” the term refers to religious affiliation because, often, “alt-right” white nationalists are atheists. Go figure.
Stewart had promise at one point when good people like Ahmad surrounded him. Unfortunately, that isn’t the case anymore…
UPDATE x5: THE BULL ELEPHANT HAS CHIMED IN!
UPDATE x6: Denver Riggleman, champion of the Whiskey Rebellion in a short but glorious march to Richmond, will have a statement forthcoming today.
UPDATE x7: RPV CHAIRMAN JOHN WHITBECK TO ISSUE STATEMENT SHORTLY… DEVELOPING….
UPDATE x8: The Prince William County Young Republicans Executive Board just issued a statement calling for PWC Chairman Corey Stewart’s resignation:
The Prince William Area Young Republicans club denounces the rhetoric of white nationalism used by Corey Stewart, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Republican candidate for Governor. By using the term “cuckservative”, Corey Stewart is accusing his political opponent of being a traitor to the white race. White nationalism and its terminology has no place in Republican party politics, and racism and vulgarity have no place in serious public discourse. We call on Corey Stewart to rethink his candidacy for Governor and step down as Chairman of the Board of Supervisors.
…and the hits just keep on comin’.
UPDATE x9: Dan Webb, chairman of the Young Republicans Federation of Virginia, calls on Stewart to apologize — but not to resign:
I call on Corey Stewart to apologize to Virginia Republicans and Ed Gillespie for his use of a white nationalist term in a recent discussion on Reddit. The term “cuckservative” is racist, vulgar, and is beneath us as Republicans and as Virginians.
Resign would have been stronger, Dan.
UPDATE x10: RPV Chairman John Whitbeck issues a clear and unambiguous statement denouncing Stewart’s racialist language:
The term “cuckservative” is racist and its use is not acceptable in political discourse under any circumstance. I condemn the use of the term unequivocally and without exception. No Republican should ever use this type of language in a campaign.
At the moment, there is literally not a single party leader or elected official defending Stewart at this point. 75-80% asking him to resign.
UPDATE x11: Justin Higgins throws in with his synapses of how all this is shaking down in Corey’s backyard:
Corey’s ego transformed him from a technocratic purple county Chairman of the Board into the nationalism-praising candidate he is today. He thinks it’s his path to victory. I’m not holding my breath that he’ll make the right call.
Higgins was an early call in PWC for Stewart’s resignation.
UPDATE x12: The MSM is starting to pile on as well. This one from Travis Fain over at the Daily Press:
He also called Bill Clinton a rapist and dubbed Gov. Terry McAuliffe and GOP front runner Ed Gillespie “cuckservatives.”
This is a combination of “cuckhold,” a derisive term for a man whose wife cheats on him, and “conservative.” Think of it as the newer and more oddly sexually tinged version of RINO – “Republican in Name Only.”
Or, as conservative commentator Erick Erickson has put it in the past, “a slur against Christian voters coined by white supremacists.” Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck put out a statement Friday calling the term racist and condeming its use “unequivocally and without exception.”
UPDATE x13: OUCH.
UPDATE x14: …and here we go. The Democrats have finally stopped laughing hard enough to stoke their fires a bit and respond. Lowell Feld over at Blue Virginia takes the wood to Corey Stewart:
This is heinous, even by Prince William County Board Chair (and 2017 Virginia GOP gubernatorial candidate) Corey Stewart’s low, low, nonexistent “standards.” Good for Willie Deutsch, a Republican and Prince William County School Board member, for calling Stewart out on his “racist language.” Unfortunately, Deutsch is a rare case of Republicans strongly calling out the Corey Stewarts, Steve Kings, etc.
Rare praise for Republicans over at Blue Virginia; appropriate levels of contempt for Corey Stewart’s racialist language.
UPDATE x15: Loudoun County GOP Chairman Will Estrada has called for Stewart’s to bow out of the Virginia GOP gubernatorial contest via Twitter:
— Will Estrada (@Will_Estrada) March 24, 2017
Ouch times a lot.
UPDATE x16: Why Mr. Stewart… whomever could you be talking about?
Instead of working for conservativism, the Republican establishment seems to have joined with the swamp creatures in Richmond to unfairly sway the Republican nomination process,” said Stewart. “Once again, Establishment Ed is leaning on his favorite party stooges to unjustly influence what should be a democratic election.
The rest of the press statement isn’t inspiring. People are misconstruing the word “cuckservative” and so forth — even if the racialists and identitarians at Radix and Vox Populi are very clear on what the word means.
UPDATE x17: The Daily Caller must be in on the conspiracy as well… as Stewart apparently released a fake list of endorsements to help buck up his failing campaign:
Your humble politics reporter, Phillip Stucky, appeared near the bottom of the list. He is neither a “faith leader” nor a supporter of the campaign.
Stucky added his name to the campaign’s mailing list as a way to stay connected with the campaign. He’s also on the Gillespie mailing list, and also gets information from Democratic candidates Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello. The Stewart campaign added him to the list of endorsements as a result, revealing a fairly low bar for a gubernatorial candidate.
Damn… that’s gotta hurt. Does the bad day ever stop?
UPDATE x18. …and like Rome to Carthage, CNN applies salt to Corey’s fields:
During Stewart’s appearance, Cernovich explained that he calls establishment Republicans “cucks” because “they like to see Trump get screwed over by the media, that’s what they get off on.” (The term “cuck” is an abbreviation of the word “cuckservative,” an insult popular with the alt-right used to attack self-described conservatives who they view as too moderate.)“Yeah, I would agree,” Stewart responds, while laughing. (In a recent Reddit “Ask me anything” forum, Stewart responded affirmatively when asked if Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe was a “a cuck”. He has also called his primary opponent Ed Gillespie “a cuckservative.”)
UPDATE x19: Battle lines are now drawn. Corey’s affiliated FB groups are doubling down on the cuckservative slur:
UPDATE x20: Just a reminder, folks:
UPDATE x21: Our sister publication over at Bearing Drift has finally capstoned the evening with their observations, from D.J. Spiker:
It’s still just March, yet the Virginia press and new media folks have become accustomed to ignoring Corey Stewart’s campaign. His press releases fall on deaf ears, his pleas that Ed Gillespie isn’t a conservative haven’t resonated. His answer last week to the detailed and coordinated rollout of Gillespie’s tax cut plan was a one-off clearly rushed press release declaring he would somehow eliminate all Virginia income tax (no details, specifics or plan, now more than a week later). The only message that seems to have gotten any traction for Stewart’s campaign is he’s against removing a statute in Charlottesville.**
**Even this has struggled to completely resonate, as Stewart has struggled to reconcile his newly discovered passion for Virginia’s history with his praise last year for renaming a middle school named after a former segregationist Virginia governor … in his own county.
Read it all.
UPDATE x22: Prince William County supervisor Marty Nohe stops short of calling for Stewart’s resignation, but wants answers now:
Supervisor Marty Nohe, a Republican also from the Coles District, stopped short of calling for Stewart to resign. But he said Stewart’s comments are out of step with Prince William, one of the most diverse counties in the state. Nohe and his wife Kristina, who are white, have two African American children.
“I cannot tolerate the board of supervisors’ chairman knowingly using language that is not consistent with the values of the families of Prince William County,” Nohe said.
When asked if agreed Stewart should resign, Nohe said, “I’m waiting for Corey to take ownership of his comments and responsibility for the consequences.”
More from the Prince William Times here.
UPDATE x23: Gabriella Hoffman with The Resurgent takes square aim at Stewart’s repugnant rhetoric:
Name-calling is unacceptable, no matter your political affiliation. (Let’s run on principles and ideas in a positive manner, please?) If Stewart continues to resort to this, he will lose the primary and deservedly so. These repeated attacks are uncalled for and unbecoming of a Republican candidate for statewide office.
With the recent withdrawal of distiller Denver Riggleman from the gubernatorial race, I’ll be assuredly casting my vote for Ed Gillespie in our June 13th primary. I hope other Virginians join me in doing so. Tarnishing conservatism with repugnant rhetoric has no place in our party or our movement here in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
It should be noted that The Resurgent is the current home of former RedState editor Erick Erickson.
UPDATE x24: Inside NOVA has joined the fray as well. Is there a single media outlet or elected official in Virginia willing to rush to Stewart’s defense?
UPDATE x25: Washington Post has more (firewall) that pretty much dovetails in with the rest. Stewart just isn’t getting any breathing room here.