Friday, October 18, 2013

Jim Bob Duggar: "You Go First"

The tension has mounted between the Duggars and Terry McAuliffe, Democrat candidate for Virginia governor, but America's most well-known super-sized family is holding fast to its convictions.

At a news conference on NBC12 News Richmond, Jim Bob Duggar, whose family spent the first half of the week in Virginia campaigning for Republican candidate Ken Cuccinelli, urged McAuliffe to drop out of the race due to a scandal involving the exploitation of senior citizens and terminally ill patients . (Click here to watch the news segment.)

McAuliffe responded with a request that the Duggars "leave Virginia." Josh and Jim Bob each released counter statements:

Josh Duggar, Executive Director of FRC Action:
"We are incredulous that a candidate for public office in the United States of America would employ tactics to silence someone who disagrees with him. Asking someone to leave the state because they are supporting your opponent is unbelievably offensive. This latest tactic is an example of the way Terry McAuliffe handles people who disagree with him. The school yard bullying and rude statements he's making today won't sit well with Virginia voters.

He is trying to distract from the news of his investment in an elaborate scheme to rip-off senior citizens and terminally-ill patients, where he raked in thousands of dollars from bereaving families. This man has never been elected to any public office and he definitely isn't fit to serve."

 Jim Bob Duggar:
"It's unbelievable that Terry McAuliffe is requesting that my family 'leave Virginia' when we are exercising our freedom of speech. Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli has been an advocate for families and our values for many years. His immature request for those who are helping his opponent's campaign shows that he is desperate to distract from the scandal of how he defrauded the loved ones of terminally ill patients.

Terry McAuliffe is upset that we are from out of state. Well, so is he.  McAuliffe should simply let the voters decide rather than bullying my family out the state. We are asking that Terry McAuliffe drop out of the race immediately because he is unfit for any public office. Terry McAuliffe has responded by asking that we leave the state. We say, 'You go first.'"

34 comments:

  1. Thank you Duggar family for standing firm and not letting them bully you. You handled the situation in a way that was very appropriate.

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  2. I don't get how the Duggars can call anyone else a "bully" when they were (without question) the first "bullies" to "bully" by asking a candidate in a race that they can't even vote on (they live in Arkansas) to drop out. You also make it sound like the Duggars attracted hundreds of thousands of people...hundreds (or a hundred) is actually accurate. This family is "famous" for being addicted to pregnancy and infants; that is all they are "famous" for.

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  3. This family is starting to embarass themselves.

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  4. Prayers for the Duggar's strength and endurance. It's not easy to stand up for family values in this world today. Praise the Lord for families that do!

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  5. Ugh they made themselves sound like the victim here. And I as much as I like them I hate it when people do that.

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  6. Stephanie from VirginiaOctober 18, 2013 at 1:56 PM

    I am a Virginia voter. The Duggara have every right to say what they want. They are NOT affiliated with the Republican Candidate Cucinelli nor were they invited to be at the campaign stops. If Cucinellis team thinks the Duggars are hurting his campaign they should go home. It's the right thing to do. The only statement from Cucinellis team I have seen is the Duggars are uninvited and unaffiliated.
    Josh has said the FRC is sponsiring their bus tour so Jimbob is not paying.

    Question is, is Cucinelli affiliated officially with FRC? That would make him officially affiliated with Duggar tour.

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  7. Duggar said, "McAuliffe should simply let the voters decide." So should Duggar simply let the voters decide...and sweep around his own back porch and leave his own bullying tactics at home in Arkansas where they belong.

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  8. Woo-woo. 40 people attended Tuesday’s event in Virginia. If 25 of those were Duggars, a whopping 15 more people were there!

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  9. gotta disagree with the duggars here.. josh is upset that terry wants to silence someone who disagrees with him. Isnt that exactly what hes doing by telling him to drop out of the race? JimBob says he is exercising he right to free speech. Well isnt that exactly what terry is doing? Telling someone to drop out of the race and then getting upset in return when that person says leave virginia..really? what did you expect? for him to just say or sure yea i'll drop out. C'mon there are better ways to go about this. How about letting his character speak for itself. If you wanna expose his character faults thats fine but telling him what to.. not very classy duggars. im sorry

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  10. Not that I am against the Duggar's in any way, but they started the whole business and really aught to have just left it alone. Now they are making hypocritical statements that can be turned around to themselves that they started in the first place. The whole business of pointing fingers is very disgusting to say the least. Keep it up and the Duggar's are really going to make themselves look bad. I don't know anything about this guy, but he is just exercising his right and freedom to run for office so who are the Duggar's to tell him to drop out. Get the idea of finger pointing and turning the finger on yourself???

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  11. So grateful for voices of truth in a sea of deceit.

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  12. You have got to be kidding. Has anyone seen Jim Bob trying to make a live statement for the local news. WOW!! I guess he thought he was with TLC. I wonder how many takes they have to go through in order to get one show??? I wonder how many times he actually said let me try that again in the entire interview. CRAZY!! I know someone can have a bad day, but Jim Bob was intending to BAD MOUTH someone and that is NOT what the God would want us to do, Hmmm maybe that is why he ended up looking so bad!! They better drop it before it gets tooo bad.

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  13. Another "Do as I say, not as I do" statement from the former head of the DNC trying to redirect commentary away from his indiscretions instead of addressing questions with viable answers.

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  14. I'm sorry but this is not what God wants us to do. He wants us to love one another and what Jim Bob said about our country is really not good. We have freedom of speech but that doesn't give us the right to be attacking each other. I will be praying for the family

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  15. Mrs. Duggar,
    I read an arrival that said that White folk were a Minority now. I am not prejudice but that shouldn't be. I thank you. Do you think we can encourage more children in.white households again?

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  16. I think it's great that both Josh and Jim Bob are standing up for what they believe in, but it does look like it is starting to become a heated debate. I just hope and pray that nothing negative effects the Duggar family because of this.

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  17. They've got "An Engaging Announcement" posted on uTube. They still haven't posted "Duggar Challenges" but should soon!

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  18. To the Duggars: I am from Virginia, and I say thank you! Applaud, Applaud, Applaud! Candace Calentine

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  19. Go duggars ! And don't forget that we are " ONE NATION UNDER GOD" were not just 50 states were AMERICA!!!!!!!!!

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  20. Jim Bob, McAuliffe asked you to leave because YOU do not belong in VA!!! I appreciate you and your family's convictions; but you are overstepping your boarders. Stay in your own state with your own convictions! You are not President of the United States; nor are you an experienced, educated politician to be pontificating your message or support !

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  21. the duggars are asking terry mcauliffe to step down! way to go terry stand up stay on the BALLOT! dont forget "ONE NATION UNDER GOD" were not just 50 states we are AMERICA LAND OF THE FREE HOME OF THE BRAVE

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  22. Jim Bob should should simply let the voters decide rather than bullying McAuliffe out the race. I think this Duggar trip did the family and their candiate much much more harm than it did any drop of good.

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  23. he is also exercising his freedom of speech also! ( terry the canidate mr. mcauliffe) so 2 wrongs dont make a right i feel the dugger are being very judgemental of TERRY MCAULIFFE . let GOD decide the outcome . Its not for us to do. just my opinion

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  24. Amen! Everyones accountable.

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  25. Seriously, people! The Duggars asked Terry Mcauliffe to drop out of the race because he was involved in an atrocious illegal scandal! The bullying started when Mcauliffe got mad about them stating their opinion about what he should do based on his previous involvement in a scandal that has some people in serious trouble. The Duggars in no way bullied McAuliffe but sincerely asked him to drop out of the race because he is not fit to be Governor if he is involving himself in schemes to rip people off. Wake up, people!

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  26. LOL. I like the Duggars, but isn't this a state race? Uhh, and not in the Arkansas? I am glad they are supporting the candidate they want elected , however, isn't there a local candidate, in their state, they could campaign for?
    I am not understanding the whole"support whomever is against abortiono" concept. Again, not questioning their belief system, but I guess I am questioning their motives?

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  27. Naw. Sorry. The bullying started when the Duggars employed tactics to silence someone who disagrees with them. Can't change the facts, no matter how much you agree with the Duggars!

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  28. Thank you, Commenter #25, for bringing some common sense to the discussion! Why would we not want someone to speak up against a corrupt politician?

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  29. @Anonymous I agree. It appears to me that since they have been on TLC, they have been losing more and more of their old ways and becoming a little more worldly in how they deal with things.

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  30. I say we need to kick out anyone with any previous goverment experience and put all new people in there. I am sick of the corruption. If everyone in politics would just stop and think how each one of their stupid decisions is effecting their own childrens future, maybe that would stop. But everyone has the same idea, That one bribe wont hurt. But when you add up everyones bribes the whole country is falling apart. I say good luck Duggars, I hope if nothing else you make everyone question their actions.

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  31. If the Duggars need to stay in Arkansas, should we require papers to allow anyone to cross state lines now? The Duggars have EVERY right to go where they want and say what they want.

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  32. @Cynthia Ward

    Cynthia Ward- what the heck are you talking about? White people aren't the minority. They will be in a few decades but they aren't currently. Also, I know you're saying you're not prejudiced against minorities which is great. But why try to encourage white people to have more kids? We're not endangered. If all people are equal, why should it matter what ethnicity they are?

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