Now that Lebanese-American buffoon David “Go GOP” Ramadan is running for public office local voters are learning more about the self-described “hard-core Republican” candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, and just as we expected, they’re not falling for his antics. In the past we pointed out David is a shameless self-promoter willing to betray the people left behind in his country of origin if he perceives that to be in his personal interest which could be something as petty as a photo-op with a U.S. official. He went so far as to support the barbaric Israeli onslaught on his own native Lebanon in 2006 in which 1500 civilians were killed, and his own childhood neighborhood was reduced to rubble. We have also analyzed David’s bizarre behavior and his obsessive preoccupation with proving his Americanism.
David’s comical public posturing is best understood as a series of parodies of various American voter blocs and stereotypes: The avid hunter and rugged outdoorsman who will protect the 2nd Amendment; the defender of traditional Republican “family values”, man of faith (although David remains ambiguous about his own faith), and loving husband; our personal favorite, the biker who chants “Go Hogs” and loves Harley Davidson motorcycles; and, of course, the immigrant success story who fell in love with America. As David’s inferiority complex and overcompensation for his minority status manifest themselves in a public campaign, the insecure immigrant has become a local spectacle, and it’s not surprising the few Americans he has encountered have not fallen for his transparent act, something we have previously addressed on several occasions.
Back in January of this year we wrote the following:
What is also clear is that David doesn’t realize that we Americans don’t really believe in the sincerity of his patriotism or love of America. We can easily see through the buffoonery of an insecure immigrant overcompensating for his minority status, and trying a little too hard to fit in, and prove his Americanism… There are many millions of Americans far more patriotic than you, and much more sincere in their concern and love for the country… Real patriots don’t feel they must constantly wave flags, shout slogans, and regurgitate clichés… Genuine Americans of all backgrounds easily see through your phony patriotism.
More recently, after David, or whatever his real name is, launched his campaign for a Virginia house seat, we once again wrote:
The few Americans that came to know you aren’t falling for your act David.
As David’s personal behavioral tendencies became candidate David’s campaign strategy we now find local voters noticing and speaking out about some of the same observations we have been reporting. Ikhras was not the only publication to cover David’s recent, unheeded call for a “Prayer Meeting” following Osama Bin-Laden’s extra-judicial assassination. David’s “Prayer Meeting” stunt triggered the following commentary from an online Republican publication that covers local politics in Northern Virginia:
Ramadan sent out a mass email touting this today (provided below the fold, along with his “statement ” about the events, as if a state house candidate should put out such a statement) [Emphasis Ikhras]and has ELEVEN different posts on his Facebook page about the events of yesterday.
I think Ramadan is way overcompensating for his Muslim heritage. [Emphasis Ikhras] This is Loudoun County, a diverse NOVA jurisdiction, not south central Virginia. Embrace your heritage and stop overcompensating – [Emphasis Ikhras] it only makes you look weak and reactive. Today’s event is nothing more than shameless politicizing…
The comments of local voters describing their perceptions of David that follow the article are very revealing and worth reading. They show that those who are following David and his campaign are forming a common perception of him as a transparent immigrant-turned- neighborhood spectacle. Predictably, it didn’t take long for local observers of his campaign to notice David’s constant bellowing of love for America and excessive flag-waving is patently insincere, but what they are witnessing is not merely the amateurish ploys of a political adolescent in a local election. For David, they are part of a necessary ritual he must constantly perform in order to compensate for his suspect heritage. This has now become so noticeable it’s being discussed publicly at the local level. This personal pattern of behavior and now campaign strategy can’t be fully understood without placing them in the context of his personal psychological complex. Although David is not unique he does offer an extreme example of the insecure immigrant overcompensating for his minority status with the sort of absurd personal and political behavior we have come to expect from him, and which promises to keep this campaign very entertaining.