What do you do when the guy whose campaign you manage pulls off an upset? Apparently, you delete a lot of information from your Facebook page. Information that could hurt your guy. That’s what Zachary Werrell, campaign manager for David Brat, did. But not before screen caps and caches were saved by liberal writers. Gotta love technology.
So, what’s so horrible that it had to be sent to cyber-limbo? Only some rants about abortion, bringing back the silver standard and abolishing the FDA, among other things. Werrell, who fashions himself a “socially conservative libertarian,” had a lot of things to say on his social pages. Things that could come back to haunt him… or his candidate.
For example, Werrell believes that the Declaration of Independence is “enforceable and binding” because it appears before the Constitution in the US Code:
Boy, he sure likes the Declaration. As do I, but I’m willing to extend that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness to people who don’t agree with me. Unlike Werrell, who writes in one status that the best thing about the Bill of Rights is, “I can keep all my guns, and you can complain about them all you want!” Charming, isn’t he?
There are a lot of posts about Obamacare, with the usual name-calling and whining and calls for overthrowing that tyrant, Obama:
“Sic Semper Tyrannis”? Wasn’t that what John Wilkes Booth shouted after shooting Abraham Lincoln? I wonder if Werrell knew that when he wrote it? I’m kinda guessing he did. Could that be construed as promoting a similar assassination? Don’t want that on your page.
Other causes Werrell gets on his high horse about include abortion (by comparing it to Trayvon Martin’s murder):
The “wussification” of boys:
Yet, only one post about the campaign he managed:
Note there were only 4 “Likes” on that post and just over 1,900 “Likes” for Werrell’s Facebook page (cached).
Werrell’s Twitter feed is still up and running, if not exactly scintillating. The most recent Tweets concern Brat’s win in the primary, thanking all the people who sent their congratulations. Re-tweets from such luminaries as Laura Ingraham and Rep. Steve Stockman, both unequivocal Tea drinkers. One Tweet that caught my eye (and made my jaw drop) was this:
That statement is a staggering piece of projection! The only people I’ve seen enforcing “their way” with a gun are sovereigners and their ilk. Government guns? Is he trying to say that liberals have “enforced” their views using the military or law enforcement? Because I have only seen that coming from the far right.
Methinks Mr. Werrell is out of his depth, but we shall see. If Brat wins and takes what used-to-be Cantor’s seat in the House, Werrell will likely end up with a cushy job on the Hill. Then we can see how he handles that sort of pressure. It’s a lot for anyone, but Werrell is only 23. Not sure about you, but most 23-year-olds I know (including my daughter) would be screaming and pulling out their hair after a month.
One thing keeps gnawing at me, though: Brat actually won the primary against Eric Cantor. It makes me wonder… how did he pull it off? I’m not a believer in miracles from God, so I question everything. And I find myself coming back to something the right tried back in 2008 (and possibly since, I don’t know for sure). In open primaries, voters can vote for any candidate, even crossing party lines. What if Democrats voted for Brat just to see Cantor lose his seat? It’s just a thought. If they did, I hope it doesn’t come back to bite us in the ass come November.
In any case, it seems that Zachary Werrell was caught off-guard by Brat’s victory. Else why would he scramble to delete inflammatory — and some might say downright weird — posts from his Facebook page? We know that David Brat is a Christian Reconstructionist who credits God with his victory. And he looks forward to dismantling parts of the government that he dislikes. But, most of all, Brat wants to be a national figure. Werrell must have realized that some of his posts might bring the wrong kind of attention should the campaign find itself in the national eye. Too bad for him that we know how to use the Internet.