Rep. Jim Moran is retiring, but let’s not forget he’s the worst

posted at 10:01 pm on January 15, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

I’ve often joked that if I ran for Congress in Northern Virginia against Rep. Jim Moran, my platform would be simple. I promise to read every bill before voting and not hit any children or women while in office. That’s it. The bar is low.

The illustrious Congressman actually jacked up an 8-year-old black kid in the parking lot of the rec center down the street from me because he claimed he thought the third-grader was carjacking him. Then, there are the domestic violence calls from his wife. He’s a gem.

And, he uttered these immortal statesmanlike words:

“When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the sh*t out of it.”

Mollie Hemingway has the ultimate guide to Moran’s horribleness. There’s so much more where this came from. Click over and read the whole thing. A taste of one I’d never heard:

7) Attacking Constituents

According to the Retire Jim Moran website:

He has held only a handful of public meetings after in the last few years after multiple incidents, including one town hall where he scolded a disabled veteran and told him to “sit down or leave” after the veteran asked him a question about how military benefits would be affected by a possible government shutdown in the spring of 2011.

He’ll, in all likelihood, be replaced by a liberal Democrat—though, hmmm—but it sure is nice to see him hang up his, ahem, gloves.


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Flush that turd. (Sorry, turds)

SouthernGent on January 15, 2014 at 10:08 PM

With our rotten luck, his successor could be even worse than him.

What a extreme jagoff, though.
One of the few I won’t pay respects to when he kicks the bucket.

22044 on January 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM

He’s one Democrat I won’t miss and I don’t believe anyone replacing him could be worse. Now, if we can get Alan Grayson defeated, the House may become more civilized. No, wait, there are still the partisan windbag Democrats there including Chris VanHollen, Nancy Pelosi, and Bagdad Jim McDermott, although I think I heard McDermott is retiring also.

bflat879 on January 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM

…someone should beat him up before he leaves…so bad…that he needs domestic help!

KOOLAID2 on January 15, 2014 at 10:16 PM

The only down side of his retiring is it will rob us of the satisfaction of one day watching one of his constituents beat him to death. But that’s OK, retirement will do.

SoRight on January 15, 2014 at 10:19 PM

With our rotten luck, his successor could be even worse than him.

22044 on January 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM

One of those situations where we’ll willingly prefer the devil we don’t know… and yeah, that rarely turns out well.

Still, good riddance.

Gingotts on January 15, 2014 at 10:24 PM

He is a supreme a-hole, no doubt. Apparently his constituents like that shit.

arnold ziffel on January 15, 2014 at 10:29 PM

I live in Arlington County, in this bozo’s district. How an area with so many active and retired military could manage to re-elect that sorry son of a b**** so many times, after displaying so much disrespect for the military, and with a son caught on video attempting voter fraud, is beyond me. They’ll probably elect a younger version of him. They’re that gullible around here, I’m afraid.

manwithblackhat on January 15, 2014 at 10:32 PM

This low life a**hole is one of the most vile politicians in the history of our Republic… I remember this video of him shouting at Iraq war veterans during the Iraq war during a town hall meeting… He is a real piece of crap…

mnjg on January 15, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Another Dem biting ye dust!!

canopfor on January 15, 2014 at 10:38 PM

Speaking of retiring, er, Forced Out:

Le Oops Sumpins:

United States Navy
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Acting Navy Undersecretary Robert Martinage resigns under pressure, sources confirm – @NavyTimes
read more on navytimes.com
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Navy’s acting No. 2 official forced out
Jan. 15, 2014 – 10:57AM
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http://www.navytimes.com/article/20140115/NEWS05/301150009

canopfor on January 15, 2014 at 11:59 AM

canopfor on January 15, 2014 at 10:40 PM

Casualty List: 113th Congress (2013-2014)
*****************************************

Last Updated: Jan. 15, 2014
Appointed to Senate – (1 House: 1R)

House:
Senate:
*******

Tim Scott, R-S.C., 48, 1 term

n/a

Elected to Other Office – (1 House: 1D)
House:
Senate:

Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., 67, 18 terms

n/a

Running for Senate – (11 House: 3D, 8R)
House:
Senate:

Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, 56, 4 terms
Paul Broun, R-Ga., 67, 3 terms
Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., 60, 6 terms
Bill Cassidy, R-La., 56, 3 terms
Tom Cotton, R-Ark., 36, 1 term
Steve Daines, R-Mont., 51, 1 term
Phil Gingrey, R-Ga., 70, 6 terms
Colleen Hanabusa, D-Hawaii, 62, 2 terms
Jack Kingston, R-Ga., 58, 11 terms
Gary Peters, D-Mich., 55, 3 terms
Steve Stockman, R-Texas, 57, 2 terms

n/a

Running for Other Office – (2 House: 2D)
House:
Senate:

Michael H. Michaud, D-Maine, 58, 6 terms
Allyson Y. Schwartz, D-Pa., 64, 5 terms

n/a

Retiring – (15 House: 6D, 9R: 7 Senate: 5D, 2R)
House:
Senate:

Spencer Bachus, R-Ala., 66, 11 terms
Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., 57, 4 terms
John Campbell, R-Calif., 58, 5 terms
Howard Coble, R-N.C., 82, 15 terms
Jim Gerlach, R-Pa., 58, 6 terms
Tim Griffin, R-Ark., 45, 2 terms
Tom Latham, R-Iowa, 65, 10 terms
Jim Matheson, D-Utah, 53, 7 terms
Carolyn McCarthy, D-N.Y., 70, 9 terms
Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., 57, 9 terms
George Miller, D-Calif., 68, 20 terms
James P. Moran, D-Va., 68, 12 terms
Bill Owens, D-N.Y., 64, 2 terms
Jon Runyan, R-N.J., 40, 2 terms
Frank R. Wolf, R-Va., 74, 17 terms

Max Baucus, D-Mont., 71, 6 terms
Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., 70, 2 terms
Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, 74, 5 terms
Mike Johanns, R-Neb., 62, 1 term
Tim Johnson, D-S.D., 67, 3 terms
Carl Levin, D-Mich., 79, 6 terms
Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va., 76, 5 terms

Resigned – (4 House: 1D, 3R; 2 Senate: 1D, 1R)
House:
Senate:

Rodney Alexander, R-La., 66, 6 terms
Jo Bonner, R-Ala., 54, 6 terms
Jo Ann Emerson, R-Mo., 63, 8 terms
Melvin Watt, D-N.C., 68, 11 terms

Jim DeMint, R-S.C., 62, 2 terms
John Kerry, D-Mass., 70, 5 terms

Died – (1 House: 1R; 1 Senate: 1D)
House:
Senate:

C.W. Bill Young, R-Fla., 82, 22 terms

Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J., 89, 5 terms

http://www.rollcall.com/politics/casualtylist.html/

canopfor on January 15, 2014 at 10:43 PM

Next up: Gerry Connolly!

Galtian on January 15, 2014 at 11:29 PM

What sort of evil has this nation in its grip, that someone of this miserable character can be reelected at will? If we can solve that problem, we can turn the nation around.

paul1149 on January 15, 2014 at 11:30 PM

No, wait, there are still the partisan windbag Democrats there including Chris VanHollen, Nancy Pelosi, and Bagdad Jim McDermott, although I think I heard McDermott is retiring also.

bflat879 on January 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I am still waiting to hear if the Republican Party has recruited anybody to run against Nancy Pelosi in San Francisco.

So far there is no sign of a Republican running against Pelosi and the period to collect signatures to get on the ballot for the June Primary has already begun.

Realistically a Republican is highly unlikely to actually defeat Pelosi in San Francisco. But our country needs a Republican candidate to run against Pelosi, so the Republican candidate can have a platform to speak out to remind the rest of the country of why they shouldn’t vote for any Democrats in the rest of the country who would vote to make Nancy Pelosi the Speaker of the House again if the Democrats win a majority in the House.

If you know anybody in Republican “leadership” in California, San Francisco or at the national level, ask them who they have recruited to run against Nancy Pelosi!!!

It would be beyond frustrating to give Nancy Pelosi a free pass to another term in Congress just because the Republican Party is too incompetent to find a candidate to run against her.

wren on January 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM

His son is a chip off the block.

OxyCon on January 16, 2014 at 12:02 AM

He is disturbed. And disturbing. A great mix of deceit and sheer stupidity. Mixed with corruption and a revised history of his ‘military’ service. Truly a fermenting stew that needs to be thrown in the fire.

pat on January 16, 2014 at 1:18 AM

In 2006, Moran was talking about the Democrats’ chances of taking the House in 2006 (which they did) when he exclaimed, “When I become chairman [of a House appropriations subcommittee], I’m going to earmark the sh*t out of it.”

It’s touching to see someone so openly proud of their corruption.

Anon Y. Mous on January 16, 2014 at 2:48 AM

MKH is a little shrill of late.

Sherman1864 on January 16, 2014 at 3:38 AM

This may sound basic BUT, would you please mark the political party of these scoundrels?

Dems ALWAYS tie the name to the Republican person – even when making up stuff. It is time we start labeling Democrats, democrats. The LIVs will never understand how they are getting the shaft unless we tell them over and over and over:

Democrat Moran, Democrat administration, Democrat Obama, Democrat Reid, Democrat Pelosi – again and again and again.

MN J on January 16, 2014 at 4:26 AM

wren on January 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM

I’m a Republican in Maryland for cripe’s sake and I still can’t imagine what it must be like to be a Republican in San Francisco. LOL!

NavyMustang on January 16, 2014 at 5:05 AM

MKH is a little shrill of late.

Sherman1864 on January 16, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Really? I actually think she’s being easy on that douche Moran. He’s incredible. And his progeny is not better. Arlington County better hope his son doesn’t run.

NavyMustang on January 16, 2014 at 5:06 AM

My daughter moved to Moron’s district in Arlington after college … leaving our home in Jesse “Staples” Jackson, Jr.’s district. Some people have all the luck.

Jaibones on January 16, 2014 at 6:57 AM

MKH is a little shrill of late.

Sherman1864 on January 16, 2014 at 3:38 AM

Looking for context. Seeing none, I’m going with you’re an idjit.

Jaibones on January 16, 2014 at 7:17 AM

Moran is a scumbag, but I doubt any with an R next to their name will replace him–there’s too many left-leaning people in this district.

zoyclem on January 16, 2014 at 7:26 AM

With our rotten luck, his successor could be even worse than him.

22044 on January 15, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Just take a looksie at the Arlington County Board of Supervisors. Any one of those malcontents and low lifes will be his likely successor. They will have big shoes to fill with all his corruption, military bashing, racism and Jew-hating, but I am sure one of them would be up to the task. Then there is always the ever shrill Barbara Favola. Who needs free birth control when all any man needs is for this bitch to open her mouth. Take a look at her. Viagra couldn’t even overcome her powers.

He is a supreme a-hole, no doubt. Apparently his constituents like that shit.

arnold ziffel on January 15, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Considering the calibre of his constituents, I’m not surprised.

…someone should beat him up before he leaves…so bad…that he needs domestic help!

KOOLAID2 on January 15, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Hopefully one of his ex-wives will put him on to a decent domestic violence advocate. After all the wife beatings he dealt out on them, payback would be a bitch.

RandallinHerndon on January 16, 2014 at 7:38 AM

The problem is that liberal sludge pit district will just elect another of the same.

rplat on January 16, 2014 at 7:45 AM

Living in VA-8, I wouldn’t be surprised if Moran’s spawn, Patrick, doesn’t make a run for the job. He’s got all the credentials. He’s up on voter fraud techniques and he pushed his girlfriend’s face into a brick wall. He’s just like dear old dad.

More than likely the echo chamber that is the Arlington County Board will have at least one candidate and I’m sure that there is at least one hippy in Reston that is looking to become part of the machine. Ought to be fun as they race to the left.

My only regret has been that I was at an event where I was within spitting distance of Moron. But I didn’t.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2014 at 8:21 AM

His son is a chip off the block.

OxyCon on January 16, 2014 at 12:02 AM

What kind of man beats his girlfriend?

(Ans: No man beats his girlfriend. Dem War on Womenz!)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/news/jim-moran-son

BigAlSouth on January 16, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Moran is the rule of our GubRmint. The exception is his willingness to openly display it.

roflmmfao

donabernathy on January 16, 2014 at 8:35 AM

What kind of man beats his girlfriend?

BigAlSouth on January 16, 2014 at 8:28 AM

A Moran. Like Father, Like Son.

RandallinHerndon on January 16, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Living in VA-8, I wouldn’t be surprised if Moran’s spawn, Patrick, doesn’t make a run for the job. He’s got all the credentials. He’s up on voter fraud techniques and he pushed his girlfriend’s face into a brick wall. He’s just like dear old dad.

More than likely the echo chamber that is the Arlington County Board will have at least one candidate and I’m sure that there is at least one hippy in Reston that is looking to become part of the machine. Ought to be fun as they race to the left.

My only regret has been that I was at an event where I was within spitting distance of Moron. But I didn’t.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2014 at 8:21 AM

I’m just next door in the 10th District, and my congressman is retiring, too. I cringe at the lefty filth that will seek that office.

RandallinHerndon on January 16, 2014 at 8:58 AM

I’m a Republican in Maryland for cripe’s sake and I still can’t imagine what it must be like to be a Republican in San Francisco. LOL!

Lonely. That’s what it’s like.
Two families in our neighborhood moved from the Bay Area in the last year. Solid, sensible conservatives. No idea how they managed there for decades. In our community however, they can ‘come out’ as conservatives without the vitriolic disdain that anything even vaguely conservative, or libertarian encounters in the Bay.
I’ve encountered it myself, visiting. Like being a priest in a madrasa.

orangemtl on January 16, 2014 at 9:13 AM

I’m just next door in the 10th District, and my congressman is retiring, too. I cringe at the lefty filth that will seek that office.

RandallinHerndon on January 16, 2014 at 8:58 AM

I have a soft spot for Frank Wolf. I worked on his very first campaign when he still represented Vienna.

Wolf is a liberal on social issues but he’s been consistant. I can only imagine what kind of liberal is going to replace him.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM

He may be a vile person, but think about the vile people that re-elected him for 12 terms. That is the real problem in this country.

savage24 on January 16, 2014 at 10:14 AM

I have a soft spot for Frank Wolf. I worked on his very first campaign when he still represented Vienna.

Wolf is a liberal on social issues but he’s been consistant. I can only imagine what kind of liberal is going to replace him.

Happy Nomad on January 16, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Agree 110%. Not thrilled with his social stances, but he’s a stand up guy and is a straight shooter and has represented the 10th District well. I have a bad feeling that Sharon Bulshitova will go after his seat. I have watched this Commonwealth go from electing strong majorities in both houses of the Genaral Assembly and electing people like George Allen and Jim Gilmore as Governor, to electing the filth such as Warner, Kaine and now McAwful. Not sure if you’ve seen the Wexton signs around, but her TV commercials are a new low. I am on my last nerve with the Commonwealth. Much more of this, and I’m outta here.

RandallinHerndon on January 16, 2014 at 10:28 AM

He may be a vile person, but think about the vile people that re-elected him for 12 terms. That is the real problem in this country.

savage24 on January 16, 2014 at 10:14 AM

Exactly! Pure filth.

RandallinHerndon on January 16, 2014 at 10:31 AM

Jim Moran is retiring so he can spend more time beating his family.

Haiku Guy on January 16, 2014 at 11:33 AM

wren on January 16, 2014 at 12:00 AM

I’m a Republican in Maryland for cripe’s sake and I still can’t imagine what it must be like to be a Republican in San Francisco. LOL!

NavyMustang on January 16, 2014 at 5:05 AM

Lonely. That’s what it’s like.
Two families in our neighborhood moved from the Bay Area in the last year. Solid, sensible conservatives. No idea how they managed there for decades. In our community however, they can ‘come out’ as conservatives without the vitriolic disdain that anything even vaguely conservative, or libertarian encounters in the Bay.
I’ve encountered it myself, visiting. Like being a priest in a madrasa.

orangemtl on January 16, 2014 at 9:13 AM

Thank you for understanding the challenge of being a Conservative in DEEP Blue Territory, NavyMustang and orangemtl! But somebody has to work behind the lines to try to protect our country from the Leftists, so I am just doing my duty.

Since I have lived in several deep blue states (including Maryland) I have developed a very thick political skin and can enjoy a good game of boggling local liberal minds when the opportunity arises.

But I also need to find conservative sanctuaries like HotAir.com where I can come for rational conversation.

I also appreciate being able to call on HotAir friends when we need help here in liberal territory, like now when we need public pressure to make sure the Republican Party finds somebody to run against Nancy Pelosi in the June Primary.

Since California now has a “Top Two Primary” system, where only the top two candidates move on to the General election, regardless of Party, it is very possible that a Republican candidate may only have a platform to speak out against Nancy Pelosi until early June (only 4 1/2 months from now).

So we really need a Republican candidate who can be reminding the rest of the country of Nancy Pelosi’s more famous quotes (“We have to pass this law, so we can find out what’s in it.”) NOW!!!!

Please help by asking your Republican Party contacts who they have recruited to run against Nancy Pelosi! Thank you!

wren on January 16, 2014 at 5:11 PM