Ikhras is pleased to announce the winner of the Muntadhar Zaidi Shoe of the Month Award for February, 2012 is Lebanese-American buffoon David “Go GOP” Ramadan. Imad, his real name, earned this month’s prestigious honor by joining the anti-Sharia movement. Anyone who’s observed the public behavior of the most immensely grateful immigrant in the country will not be surprised to learn that as a member of the Virginia House of Delegates he is now advocating for passage of an anti-Sharia bill in the general assembly.
Your engagement with America is obviously based on the assumption that all of us Americans are racist, anti-Arab bigots and Islamophobes for whom you must disassociate from your religious and ethnic heritage in order to make yourself less repugnant. This was clear even before you decided to run for public office. You have now ran a public campaign for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates based on a strategy of deliberate ambiguity and deception, and the insulting assumption that a majority of Americans are racist, anti-Muslim bigots that won’t vote for an Arab, Muslim candidate.…We will have to wait till Tuesday to learn if you were able to buy a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, but we don’t need to wait for the election results to know the real winners will not be Virginians, but rather the Beirutis that no longer have such a despicable character living among them.
he 13th Senate District includes parts of Loudoun and Prince William counties.
Loudoun’s fundraising leader is in the 87th House of Delegates District. David Ramadan has outpaced Jo Ann Chase 10 to 1 in fundraising for Tuesday’s Republican primary. Ramadan has raised $252,775 in his quest for the House seat, which pays $17,640 per year. Chase reported collections totaling $25,425.
The writer of this article is obviously an anti-Muslim bigot and not so subtly suggesting David Ramadan may have ties to Hizballah. Ignoring his laughable suggestion, it is still worth reading. The irony is lost on the writer who doesn’t realize (most likely due to his contempt for Arabs and Muslims) someone who hides in a bathroom oceans away from the battlefield to avoid an interview would never have the courage to pick up a weapon, join a civilian militia, and fight the Israeli occupation army in Lebanon. It’s more reasonable to believe that the former Imad Ramadan, while in Lebanon, would go into hiding with the elderly, children, and some of the women (not all: Lebanese women have bravely fought against the Israeli army) when the Israeli terrorist army invades. Muslims like Ramadan who surrender their self-respect, and dignity hoping to make themselves more appealing to bigots and racists deserve all the humiliation they continue to endure.
The first thing that struck me about David Ramadan, when I met him one recent morning, was how timid he was without a retinue. I’d arrived early, and greeted him with a handshake when he entered the café, by himself. He didn’t slow down, but kept moving, directly to the bathroom.
Fifteen minutes later, when he had yet to emerge, I realized that he was scared of me. Only later did I learn why. Finally, he emerged from the potty, at exactly the same time that two supporters arrived.
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Whenever 4th of July comes around David “Go GOP” Ramadan, formerly Imad Ramadan, finds creative ways to solidify his status as the leading Arab immigrant buffoon. This 4th of July the Lebanese immigrant-turned-neighborhood-spectacle passed out 5,000 American flags with his name on them as part of his campaign for a seat in the Virgina House of Delegates.
Lebanese-American buffoon, and current candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, David “Go GOP” Ramadan‘s real name has been discovered. Ikhras reader OmarBeik uncovered and verified that “David’s” first name is actually Imad, his current middle name.
That makes much more sense because as anyone familiar with Lebanon would know “David” is not an often used name in the Southern Suburb of Beirut where he was born and raised. Years later in 2006, as an immigrant-turned-neighborhood spectacle in South Riding, Virginia named “David”, the former Imad would support the destruction of his own childhood neighborhood by Israel. That particularly barbaric onslaught, even by the standards of the Zionist entity, was carried out with the full complicity of the George W. Bush administration which “David” enthusiastically supported.
At some point between leaving Southern Beirut and settling in South Riding Imad turned into “David”, and ended up as Republican Party booster David Ramadan, a name not unlike Mouhamed McDonnell. House Arabs have a habit of substituting their Arabic name with a more English-sounding one, a change they consider an integral part of their assimilation process. This is especially true for someone like David who exhibits all the symptoms of an inferiority complex. David probably concluded that an Arab “born into a Muslim family” (which is how he prefers to describe himself rather than simply a Muslim) from Beirut must definitely change a name that can potentially, upon first glance, be read as something that sounds a little too much like “I’m Mad.”
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Mr. Ramadan has been an extraordinarily generous contributor to Republican candidates for many years, including in the current election cycle. For his campaign, he has contracted the services of local activists as well as the consulting consortium representing most Loudoun County Republican candidates this year, yielding a substantial team of endorsers and supporters. Comparing the campaign kickoff events, Ms. Chase had nearly triple the number of attendees and if you subtract out those who were “paid to be there” in some sense at Mr. Ramadan’s event, Ms. Chase’s advantage probably would be 5-1….Mr. Ramadan sent his first campaign mail piece and while it said little specifically about what he would do as a delegate, it definitely cost a fortune. Eight pages, four-color, wide distribution: With design services and postage, that’s probably a $30,000 job at the minimum. If Mr. Ramadan is willing to spend that kind of cash to say, basically, “Don’t let my name scare you,” he is going to be hard to beat if he continues to spend that kind of money once he comes up with an actual platform to run on.
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.
In the picture below David “Go GOP” Ramadan is wearing a Western suit, but take a look at his profile. Doesn’t he look like a real life version of the guy in the Ikhras Logo?
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After the announcement of Osama Bin-Laden’s killing, David “Go GOP” Ramadan, the Lebanese-American buffoon and Republican candidate for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates called for a “prayer meeting.” David asked that no political signs be displayed by those who attended, a request intended to convey he will not exploit the occasion for his campaign which is exactly what he was doing, of course. His concerns about an ill-timed, raucous political rally by his supporters devolving into an inappropriate carnival atmosphere were quickly alleviated when only three people, including himself, showed up to his “prayer meeting.” A video of the event was posted online which shows a Republican local council member saying a prayer while David, clutching what appears to be a Bible and an American flag, works hard to appear solemn and reflective for the camera. It was also reported David himself said a prayer “thanking the troops for their service”, but interestingly no video was provided for that portion of the meeting. Given David’s consistent pattern of running from his Islamic background, its highly unlikely he was reading Al Fatiha. We believe people have a right to practice any faith they choose freely and openly, and we’re not concerned with David’s or anyone else’s religious orientation. What we find troubling is an immigrant feeling so insecure that he goes to great lengths to disassociate from his religious (and/or ethnic) background. And what is unacceptable is launching a campaign for public office based on a strategy of deliberate ambiguity and deception. The insulting assumption of David’s campaign that a majority of Americans are racist, anti-Muslim bigots that won’t vote for a Muslim candidate should also be rejected. David remains vague and ambiguous about his religious beliefs while parroting an extreme, right-wing religious line, and his unheeded call for a “prayer meeting” while refusing to be honest and forthright about his own alleged faith was an amateurish, transparent, and hypocritical political ploy.
Lebanese-American buffoon, Republican Party booster, and current candidate for a seat in the Virginia House of Delegates, David “Go GOP” Ramadan, has now taken to issuing “statements.” The first one issued by David, or whatever his real name is, came shortly after the killing of Osama Bin-Laden. Here is the full text of candidate David’s “statement.”
After learning David was running for public office we anticipated a very entertaining candidacy, and we haven’t been disappointed. His comical campaign has already provided more laughs than all the lame Arab and Muslim comedians in America that predictably blather on about terrorism, airports, camels, and harems.
According to local observers David has also begun traveling with an entourage which includes a well-paid photographer, and a couple of family members not yet old enough to vote for him. We’re looking forward to him possibly hiring a serious looking bodyguard that wears dark aviator sunglasses, and a driver that will escort them to the local mall so he can wave to shoppers. “Look mommy, a funny man is waving at us. Don’t look at him honey, keep walking straight to the car.” “Go Go GOP…Go Go GOP!”
Lebanese-American buffoon, Republican Party booster, and candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates David “Go Gop” Ramadan is wishing everyone “a Happy Easter as well as a belated Happy Passover.” He wants everyone to “Enjoy this special time of the year. “ Well, that’s very nice of David, but are his holiday wishes sincere and genuine? We don’t think so. We remember last Christmas when David was sending out a Merry Christmas tweet almost every other day, and completely ignored the Muslim holiday Eid Al-Adha a few weeks earlier. David’s insecurity in this country and overcompensation for his minority Arab Muslim status explains his selective holiday greetings. We think it’s wonderful to wish everyone a Merry Christmas, a Happy Passover, or any other greeting associated with the myriad of religious and ethnic celebrations that take place in the United States around the year, but David, who refuses to say he’s a Muslim and prefers to tell everyone he was “born to a Muslim family”, is doing all he can to disassociate from his Muslim background. Why is that? Is David ashamed of his religious background? Is he intimidated by the anti-Islamic rhetoric coming out of his own Republican Party? Does he feel a majority of voters in his district are Islamophobic bigots that will not vote for a Muslim? Does David really believe the majority of Americans are bigots? Those around David should advise him to stop running from his background, and it’s time for him to stop acting on the assumption a majority of people in this country are bigots incapable of accepting an Arab or a Muslim unless he completely disassociates from his ethnic or religious background. The people David left behind in his childhood neighborhood in Southern Beirut would be amused by his transparent Americanism, and his efforts to distance himself from his Arab-Islamic background would get no more but a “good riddance” from them, but for the vast majority of people in this country the façade he presents in public and the assumptions about Americans that appear to guide his behavior are insulting. Just like his expressions of patriotism and love for America, David’s Easter and Passover greetings are as disingenuous as they are transparent. The few Americans that came to know you aren’t falling for your act David, and what’s your real name anyway?
There was never any doubt Arab-American buffoon and Republican Party booster David “Go GOP” Ramadan‘s campaign for public office would provide more laughs in a single campaign season than Ray Hanania has in his entire “comedy” career. What we didn’t know is that the laughs would begin even before the campaign kicked off. These photos were uploaded to David’s Facebook just last week after announcing he will be running for office. David lives in a conservative Republican district and the self-described “conservative Republican” is obviously trying to convey his own version of the stereotypical American concerned with God, guns, and country, all essential themes for anyone seeking the Republican nomination for a seat in the Virginia legislature. These pictures are not merely the latest attempt in David’s never ending quest to demonstrate his all-American credentials, but are designed as part of his image campaign. We discovered they work best as an impersonation of Sarah Palin on her reality TV show Alaska. “Go Go GOP…Go Go GOP…”
Great news! We finally have an Arab-American comedy show that promises lots of laughs. Arab-American clown and Republican Party booster David “Go GOP” Ramadan is seeking public office. Ramadan will be running for the Republican nomination for the 87th District of the Virginia House of Delegates.
This announcement sheds new light on the impetus behind Ramadan’s buffoonery over the past few years. It turns out the first name change, flag-waving, thumbs-up signs, transparent hyper-patriotism, and “Go GOP” chants were all part of laying the ground work for a career in public office. This also helps explain his support and approval of US-Israeli wars on the Arab world including the 2006 Israeli onslaught on Lebanon in which over 1500 Lebanese civilians were slaughtered with the full military, political, and diplomatic support of the George W. Bush administration. The Southern suburb of Beirut, David’s own childhood neighborhood, suffered the most casualties and was virtually destroyed in its entirety by the Israeli air force as the Bush administration delayed all regional and international efforts to end the barbarism in order to give Israel more time to inflict even more death and destruction in hopes of defeating the Lebanese resistance. Ramadan nodded in agreement like a well trained monkey and was an enthusiastic supporter of the criminal Bush administration.
Ramadan, who even without running for public office is in a constant state of ecstatic patriotism, is certain to be an entertaining candidate. We look forward to him regurgitating Republican talking points and American clichés in his Arabic-accented American English as he sets out to prove his Americanism. With a predictable immigrant’s journey to America story as a campaign theme, the over compensation for his minority status, and a large collection of red, white, and blue ties this campaign will definitely be worth watching.
The primary is scheduled for August 23, 2011, and elections for the office of Virginia’s state representatives will be held on November 8, 2011. It would be a shame if Ramadan loses the primary and has an early exit. We’re looking forward to watching David the candidate. “Go Go GOP.”