The Muckraker’s written several times already about the rise of the white nationalists of the alt-right in the Trump campaign, particularly since Corey Stewart’s departure from the ranks of Trump advisers. Members of the alt-right have existed right here in Prince William County for some time, with some of its practitioners closely tied to and supported by some elected officials, and some even present in the ranks of county employees.
We’ll have more to say about that later, but in the meantime some Trump supporters have made their presence known in our community in other disreputable and even illegal ways. At the Tackett’s Mill commuter lot in Lake Ridge, some of them illegally highjacked a VDOT message board that was encouraging people to vote. On a sign that is seen by children, they altered it to read “Crooked Hillary” . . . “Is a Bitch”. . . “Vote Trump.”
If the sign had simply been altered to read “Vote Trump,” we might have laughed at the joke. But having a sign read “Is a Bitch” crosses a line. Of course, we’ve listened to conservative elected officials wail, moan, gnash their teeth, and rent their garments, when someone allegedly steals their signs (or they’re blown down by the wind). They immediately call for prosecution (well, not Haddow-Cabal member Jerry Foreman). They’ll be mostly silent, of course, on this.
And we wonder why others wonder – about Prince William County.