Geez, Louise

by Kerry Dougherty

Uh-oh. Looks like Louise Lucas is a little rusty when it comes to campaigning for office.

The powerful Democrat from deep blue Portsmouth is used to steamrolling any hapless Republican who gets in her way and sashaying into Richmond where she serves as the president pro tempore of the Senate and gets the juiciest committee assignments.

Thanks to redistricting, however, the queen of Portsmouth finds herself inconveniently lumped into the same district as another Democrat. That’s Lionel Spruill, who appears to be out-hustling her on the campaign trail and out-raising her in campaign funds.

As of March 31, Spruill had $659,915 on hand and poor Louise had just $569,506. The Democrat primary is June 20.

Spruill also has a built-in vote advantage. The newly configured district takes about 71,000 voters from his old stomping grounds and only about 61,000 from Lucas’, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

The senator from Chesapeake has an impressive line-up of Democrats who are attending his Northern Virginia fundraiser next month.

And Louise Lucas is not happy about that.

How dare they come out for Lionel? Don’t they know who she is?

She — or whoever is writing her Tweets for her these days — went on a crazy Tweet tirade this week. In it, she accused her fellow Dems of — wait for it — RAAAAACISM.

Surely she’s noticed that Lionel Spruill is also African-American.

The power she’s accumulated.

That’s what it’s all about. And since the moment Gov. Glenn Youngkin was elected, Lucas has been abusing hers to erect a “brick wall” in the senate, preventing Republicans from passing any meaningful legislation.

She’s rebuffed good-natured overtures from the affable governor and engaged in petty sniping at Youngkin almost non-stop.

Now Lucas has turned her venom on Northern Virginia Democrats whom she accuses of wanting “her” seat on the Senate’s finance committee.

“They messed with the wrong bitch this time.”

What eloquence!

Has it ever occurred to the lady from Portsmouth that maybe they’re canoodling with Lionel Spruill because he’s so much nicer to deal with than she is?

Just a thought.

Republished with permission from Kerry: Unemployed and Unedited.