VA GOP Lt. Gov. candidate: Obama’s a Muslim, Dems worse than KKK; gays are pedophiles

Oh adorable GOP.  You just can’t help yourself. It’s bad enough that the Republican party is pushing  Ken Cuccinelli for governor of Virginia, a man who wants to make oral sex illegal, for everybody (not just gays).  But the guy they’ve paired Cuccinelli with for Lieutenant Governor, E. W. Jackson, is a nutjob who has claimed that the Democratic party is worse than the KKK, and that gays are pedophiles and perverts.

And Republicans wonder why they’re losing favor nationally.  At some point, if you hate the majority of the country, that majority catches on and stops voting for you.

GOP Lt. Gov. candidate E.W. Jackson with former SNL star, and current GOP nutjob, Victoria Jackson.

GOP Lt. Gov. candidate E.W. Jackson with former SNL star, and current GOP nutjob, Victoria Jackson.

Let’s start with the Klan.  If the Republicans really want to go there, and invoke the Klan, let’s talk about the Klan and which party they’d support.  Because I’ve got news for you, when former KKK grand wizard David Duke ran for the US Senate, it wasn’t as a Democrat.

And while Republicans love to talk about how a lot of the older southern segregationists were Democrats, the Democratic racists left the Democratic party decades ago because they just didn’t feel welcome.  Where did the racist go to feel more welcome?  The Republican party.

Here’s E.W. Jackson on Democrats and the KKK:

In a video message from last September, Jackson said that Planned Parenthood “has been far, far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was,“ adding that “the Democrat  Party and Planned Parenthood are partners in this genocide.”

And it was only last October that Jackson did an interview with a known hate group, Americans for the Truth About Homosexuality, that has, among other things, promoted the Holocaust revisionist notion that gays were the real power behind the Holocaust. From RightWingWatch, more on Jackson’s pronouncements:

  • Referred to gays and lesbians as “perverted,” “degenerate,” “spiritually darkened” and “frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally.”
  • Said regarding homosexuality: “it poisons culture, it destroys families, it destroys societies; it brings the judgment of God unlike very few things that we can think of.”
  • Argued that gays seek to “sexualize [children] at the earliest possible age” and use “totalitarian” tactics.
  • Claimed gays are hurting black women: “I’ve heard a lot of young black ladies that a lot of young black men seem to be gay. I’ve heard them complain about it, they say ‘so many of these guys are homosexuals’ and they are frankly frustrated by it.”
  • Said there is a “direct connection” between gays and pedophilia.

I hear bigots like Jackson and it makes me think of the recent study about the most severe homophobes being big old closet cases.

E.W. Jackson

E.W. Jackson

Jackson also frets that President Obama might just be a closet Muslim:

“The idea that Barack Obama is a Christian is laughable” and added that Obama “is, at best, a confused man [and] is, at worst, has the sensibilities …. of an atheists and a Muslim.”

Let’s share that little video, shall we?

While it’s fine to be outraged that E.W. Jackson is a bigot, it’s far worse than that. Jackson is evidence of the larger cancer in the Republican party that Colin Powell recently talked about:

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday and had some strong words for his fellow GOP members: “The Republican party needs to take a very hard look at itself and understand that the country has changed.” Powell criticized the GOP of today for everything from their views on climate change to taxes. Most importantly? The party has a “dark vein of intolerance” running through it and “if they don’t change” along with America’s changing demographics, “they are going to be in trouble.”

And they won’t change.  And this is exhibit A.

When Republicans attempt to exercise some diversity, they reach out to crazy people.  They don’t pick a mainstream African-American Republican to run for office in Virginia, they pick a nut.  They do the same when they reach out to women, Latinos, gays and everyone else.  They’re simply incapable of embracing anyone mainstream.  Why?  Because if they do let go of the intolerance, like the recently-fired state chair of the Illinois Republican party, after he publicly embraced gay marriage, you’ll lose your career.

And there’s probably another reason they don’t embrace mainstream minority candidates.  Mainstream people don’t vote Republican, and they increasingly don’t run for office as Republicans.

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62 Responses to “VA GOP Lt. Gov. candidate: Obama’s a Muslim, Dems worse than KKK; gays are pedophiles”

  1. ericxdc says:

    “in what respect, charlie…?”

  2. Richard Hellstrom says:

    Being a NAZI in America is as normal as apple pie. America hasn’t changed but they have done a really good job at distorting history.

  3. Zachary Smith says:

    I may be a bit off-topic but this thread IS about outrages. At the Smirking Chimp site I just found a linked story to a guns/gays ‘analogy’ on a right-wing site.
    Am I out of line to suggest the MAIN message here about Homosexual Pedophiles, albeit on a barely subliminal level?
    Consider the apparent ages of the younger girl and boy. I’d put the girl at 12-13 years old – tops. Not much more for the boy.
    IMO the rightwingnuts are operating on two levels of swinery here.

  4. karmanot says:

    Very sad, old Bimbos don’t go well into that dark night.

  5. Naja pallida says:

    It’s easier if you just assume she still thinks she’s doing a SNL skit.

  6. wmforr says:

    “Pleas proceed, Governor.” My favorite quote from any President.

  7. wmforr says:

    that was a slogan of the tourism Bureau. It actually meant, “Come here, spend money.”

  8. wmforr says:

    And do they insist that you pay a funeral parlor for a proper funeral after the miscarriage… or can you just take the fetus home for Rich (Google him) Santorum’s children to pay with?

  9. wmforr says:

    And Christ is the polygamist champion.

  10. wmforr says:

    Just in case you missed my link above, here she is a bit younger and a bit thinner:

  11. wmforr says:

    Naw, Republican men find those for themselves on Grindr.

  12. wmforr says:

    Isn’t that our beloved Victoria Jackson? Here is her classical performance on Saturday Night Live

  13. wmforr says:

    “…the sensibilities …. of an atheists and a Muslim.”

    How is that possible? Does he even realize that these are contradictory? Not only does the current Right not believe in or care about facts, the cognitive dissonance is of clinical proportions: “No government interference in health care, and I want my Medicare.”, “Obama is a Nazi and a Communist.”, “Gays are effeminate sissies, and they created the Holocaust and World War II.”, “Evolution is a lie, and I want a new antibiotic.”, “The Democrats just tax and spend, but lets invade Iran, Syria, and any other country that isn’t full of Christians of European (those damn socialists) decent.”

  14. karmanot says:

    Vaginal probes should be matched by prostate probes!

  15. karmanot says:

    Maybe she’s channeling Martha Mitchell.

  16. karmanot says:

    Or: “such as…..”

  17. BillFromDover says:

    Nothin’ like attempting to build a grassroots movement of hate from the top down.

    Then again, these are conservatives.

  18. BillFromDover says:

    “…but his purpose is to make Cuccinelli look sane.”

    Good luck with that, it’d be easier using a hippo to make Christie look not fat!

  19. pappyvet says:

    Apparently lol

  20. UncleBucky says:

    “This that and the other…”

    Does the candidate include the Beatitudes, Parables, Lord’s Prayer (not incl. the “doxology”), related passages, and the Letter of James when HE reads his own “this that or the other”?

    Becha not.

  21. kingstonbears says:

    My gawd, that Victoria. Talk about ridden hard and put away wet.

  22. mdlib says:

    Lt governor gets little attention in Va but his purpose is to make Cuccinelli look sane. The republicans that are running in Va are to crazy for the Va of today which is slowly turning into a blue state. Just a question will democrats turn out in vote.

  23. olandp says:

    Appearing anywhere in the vicinity of Victoria Jackson disqualifies anyone for elected office. That amount of crazy is contagious and I would bet ultimately fatal, it certainly is for a political career. I’m just glad she moved out of Florida to Tennessee.

  24. Eric Bohlman says:

    Virginia is for lovers *

    * Some restrictions may apply

  25. Eric Bohlman says:

    “Please proceed, wannabe Lt. Governor…”

  26. It really is sad how stupid so many right-wing Republicans are. They spew this hate and then wonder, when the next election rolls around, why hardly anyone votes for them.

  27. Naja pallida says:

    Is that her Glinda the good witch outfit, to compete in the crazy contest against Michele Bachman’s wicked witch of the west?

  28. tsuki says:

    GOP Outreach 101.

  29. Zorba says:

    Nah, the Junior League would have done a better job. Looks more like a three-year-old girl’s version of “pretty” after she got into the glitter glue or something. And what is that on her head??? Looks like a blond bird, nest and all.

  30. Corey says:

    Though people like dumb Blondie here and bachmann and all the other dip stits enrage me, I say we give them every opportunity to open their mouths … They just keep sinking themselves until there is nothing but some rag tag fake patriots who believe America is a white conservative Christian nation they need to tsk back….,I’d support another Waco if that’s how they turned out

  31. karmanot says:

    I did some time at the UVA. Except for the architecture which was splendid and where I saw my first sinusoidal wall, the culture was creepy—much like the Ups & Downs crew in Auntie Mame. Oh and the secret society has glyph inscriptions carved into the steps of the Rotunda.

  32. karmanot says:

    Yep, remember Obama waiting while Romney cooked his own goose during the debates? That was priceless.

  33. Indigo says:

    Madras voodoo? Perhaps they go into a trance on the golf course?

  34. richardgrabman says:

    Never interfere with your enemy when he is making a mistake.

  35. karmanot says:

    He’s even more addled than ole’ pizza brains Herman Cain.

  36. karmanot says:

    Oh let’s hope!

  37. pappyvet says:

    More tribal B.S. I remember that old commercial,”Virginia is for Lovers,”
    Really? Of what exactly. Hatred,lies base attacks that are calculated to bring the Morlocks to the polls? What am I saying ! They would take the comparison to a Morlock[after they looked it up] as a halfway compliment since they lived in a perfect Ayn Rand ,republican existance.

  38. MyrddinWilt says:

    Oh you think the Governor and Lt. Governor are whacked out? Their candidate for Attorney General tried to put women behind bars for failing to report a miscarriage to the police.

    It is a veritable trifecta of whacked out crazee and hopefully they will each contribute to the defeat of the other.

  39. FLL says:

    You’d think the Republican lemmings would stop short of the cliff, based on their recent electoral experience, but no. Cream of wheat for brains… and a deep misunderstanding of the popular mood in the U.S.

  40. karmanot says:

    Except when wearing Madras pastel, I hope.

  41. karmanot says:

    Definitely a teabrain.

  42. karmanot says:

    Brides of Daddy—-even weirder that the RCC’s brides of Christ. eeeekkkkk

  43. BeccaM says:

    I say let’s hear lots more from Mr. Jackson. Let’s hear it all, and hopefully on some show seen by more than people who’ve accidentally butt-surfed their TV remote. While I have no doubt much of his bigoted, ignorant spew will be lapped up by the GOP base like a dog will eat its own upchuck, the vast majority of Americans are not nearly so ignorant, hateful, or bigoted.

    There are good reasons why Bartlett, Tom Smith, Rivard, Walsh, Koster, Akin and Mourdoch lost their election runs.,_2012

    BTW, I love this site:
    As of today, it’s 17 days.

  44. BeccaM says:

    It looks to me like Victoria pulled down that big Republican tent, hacked a few holes in it, doused it in a few gallons of glue and glitter, and called it a dress.

  45. BeccaM says:

    That would be professional loon and former talentless comic from SNL, Victoria Jackson.

  46. Indigo says:

    I approve of voodoo.

  47. Argued that gays seek to “sexualize [children] at the earliest possible age…”

    You mean sort of like those “purity balls” where girls as young as six or seven are dressed up and sent on “dates” with their fathers?

  48. karmanot says:

    “ll they need is sawdust, popcorn and cotton candy.” It looks like Missy above is wearing a cone of cotton candy on top of her head.

  49. karmanot says:

    It looks like a Junior League prom crafts project.

  50. karmanot says:

    You got that right. All those failed sons of aristocracy settled there. The horsey set rules. I do like the fact that Bunny Mellon cooks apple cider to freshen the air in her home and creepy Greeks do voodoo on the steps of the UVA’s Rotunda.

  51. karmanot says:

    Who was that old floozy belle to his right?

  52. nicho says:

    When Republicans attempt to exercise some diversity, they reach out to crazy people.

    I have a hunch they do it on purpose — or it could be that the only people from diverse communities who align themselves with the GOP are a little wacky — although this guy seems to tilt the Wackiness Meter pretty far to the edge. Look at the Log Cabinettes. No gay person in their right mind would be involved with the GOP. Yet these jerks manage to rationalize it. Look at all the blacks we’ve seen in the GOP — not the cream of the crop sanity-wise.

    But don’t rule out the cynicism angle. Look at Clarence Thomas. People were saying that they needed to appoint a black person to take Thurgood Marshall’s spot. So the Bush Crime Family response was to name a poorly prepared, not very bright, right-wing asshole with sexual harassment issues. The message was — either vote for this total douchebag, or oppose a black guy. It was just a big “fuck you” to the black community and to liberals in general, and was designed to get people on the left fighting among themselves.

  53. BeccaM says:

    Jeebus Jumpin’ Jehosephat what IS that woman wearing? It looks like a Bedazzler mated with a linen gunny sack.

  54. Indigo says:

    That’s cute. Virginia, huh? I’m sure all those responsible Virginia horse people know what the little people are up to and probably encourage it. It’s like a feudal system there, isn’t it, that Virginia-place?

  55. S1AMER says:

    Unfortunately, one result of the Jackson pick is that it can draw attention away from Cuccinelli’s own extremism, and make Cooch seem more moderate by contrast.

  56. S1AMER says:


  57. Ron Thompson says:

    Do Virginians vote for a Governor-Lt. Governor team, or separately for each office?

  58. nicho says:

    This is what happens when you put the inmates in charge of the asylum.

  59. Sally says:

    Don’t forget the Big Gulps and the Chik-Fil-A or Sarah might stay home from the next shindig.

  60. jomicur says:

    The Republicans’ “big tent” looks more and more like a circus tens with each election cycle. They already have an elephant and plenty of clowns. All they need is sawdust, popcorn and cotton candy.

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