Saturday’s Republican Party of Virginia Convention produced an interesting result. The candidate they nominated for lieutenant Governor, once compared Planned Parenthood to the KKK. And E. W. Jackson is an African-American. He also blasted his fellow African-Americans for their “slavish devotion” to the Democratic Party.
Just when I think I may have heard it all from the right wing, I find myself spewing fluid from my nose.
Jackson, who is a pastor, and an attorney, made the comments on a self-produced “you tube” video last year. He labeled the production, “message to black Christians” posted on YouTube last year.
Ah, there’s that key word again, ‘Christians’. I used to know the definition of that term, but I have become more and more confused. It seems to have become a label attached to anything a politician proposes, and not a profession of personal faith.
“The Democrat Party has created an unholy alliance between certain so-called civil rights leaders and Planned Parenthood, which has killed unborn black babies by the tens of millions. Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was,” he said in the video. “And the Democrat Party and the black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide.”
Democrats have been quick to jump on his off-color, and questionable remarks and comparisons.
Ken Cuccinelli is the present attorney general, and the party’s nominee for the gubernatorial election. He will face Terry McAuliffe, the former Democratic National Committee chairman in November.
“Extremely divisive rhetoric from Jackson and Cuccinelli reflects the social agenda they would impose on Virginia. At a time when Virginians are looking for leaders who focus on jobs, the Tea Party has nominated a ticket whose careers have been defined by a radical social agenda,” McAuliffe campaign spokesman Brennan Bilberry said in a statement.
Jackson is the pastor of a non-denominational church. He graduated from Harvard, and served as a Marine. But he has become known more for his controversial and outrageous remarks, than his intellectual and patriotic background. Among other things, he questioned President Obama’s faith, and has been making concerted efforts to have black Democrats defect to the GOP. Last year, he lost his bid for a United States Senate seat from Virginia.
“Shame on us for allowing ourselves to be sold to the highest bidder. We belong to God,” he said in the video. “Our ancestors were sold against their will centuries ago, but we’re going through the slave market voluntarily today.”
The candidacy of Jackson creates an interesting situation. The Commonwealth of Virginia is one of few states that vote separately for their governor and lieutenant governor. The polls, six months before the election, do not display a trend for any candidate.
Democrats will make their selection for lieutenant governor on June 11th.
I am appalled how easy it has become to satirize Republicans. The once Grand Old Party, has become a disorganized group of extremists. The only things they agree on are that all Democrats are the devil’s spawn, and the wealthy should inherit the earth.
The Guardian Express