Monday, May 20, 2013

Meet E.W. Jackson

We want you to know a little (as little as possible will do) about Bishop E.W. "Ewwww" Jackson, the nominee for Lieutenant Governor of the Petri dish that is the Rethuglican/ New Confederate/ Stupid Party in Virginia, and its most recent gift to Virginia Democrats.  He'll be running in November with goobernatorial nominee and transvaginal probe enthusiast Ken "The Cooch" Cuccinelli.  What you should know about Jackson, and why he perfectly encapsulates the zeitgeist of his ultra-reactionary party, has been summarized by Alex Seitz-Wald at Salon.  Here are but a few of Jackson's greatest hits:
1. On gay people: “Their minds are perverted, they’re frankly very sick people psychologically, mentally and emotionally and they see everything through the lens of homosexuality. When they talk about love they’re not talking about love, they’re talking about homosexual sex.”
2. On gay people (again): “Homosexuality is a horrible sin, it poisons culture, it destroys families, it destroys societies; it brings the judgment of God unlike very few things that we can think of… It’s an authoritarian, totalitarian spirit.”
3. Political predictions: Jackson said a few weeks before the 2012 election that black voters would “overwhelmingly” vote against Barack Obama because he had endorsed marriage equality. Over 90 percent of African Americans voted for the president.
4. On Democrats: “I liken them to slave masters who brag about how good their slaves are and how well-behaved they are but let them try to be free, let them try to escape and then you find out that they don’t really think very much of them.”
5. On Planned Parenthood and the KKK: “Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was. And the Democrat Party and the black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide.”
There's more at the link, if you need any more proof that this guy is a certifiable godbothering nut -- and thus fits the political mold most favored by his party's frothing base.

Also:  How's that rebranding coming along?

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