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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Virginia GOP Nominates Candidate For Lt. Governor Who Says ‘The Idea That Barack Obama Is a Christian Is Laughable’

Republicans in Virginia have responded to President Obama winning their state twice by nominating a trio of the nation’s most extreme right-wingers for statewide office. Joining their nominee for governor, state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, is state senator Mark Obenshain, nominee for attorney general, and E.W. Jackson, nominee for lieutenant governor.

All three men represent the farthest right of their party, but Jackson’s comically ridiculous attacks on the president have made him a celebrity in the right-wing circles.

Jackson appeared on the Victoria Jackson Show last year, where told the former SNL star that “the idea that Barack Obama is a Christian is laughable.”

Apparently Virginia’s GOP felt it was their job to find the most openly anti-gay and anti-Obama candidate alive.

As a candidate for U.S. Senate last year, he made an extraordinarily popular campaign video in which he suggested African-Americans were slaves to the Democratic Party.

And he’s often suggested that the president sees the world from a Muslim point of view.

Virginia may be a swing state in presidential election years, but Republicans must think they can win by just turning out the basest of their base in 2013.

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(h/t BlueVirginia)

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21 responses to “Virginia GOP Nominates Candidate For Lt. Governor Who Says ‘The Idea That Barack Obama Is a Christian Is Laughable’”

  1. Let them have fun with their religious and birthplace claims. Sour grapes will not get them anywhere and, besides, the more they focus on President Obama, the less attention they pay to what is coming down on them in 2016…8 more years of Democratic control of the White House! At this point the only question is whether our next President will be Hillary Clinton or Elizabeth Warren. The party of “no” is likely to become the party of who?

  2. ORAXX says:

    Trying to resolve the question of who is, or is not, a ‘real’ Christian has spilled enough blood to float a battleship. Candidates for public office whose thinking is rooted in the middle ages does not fill one with hope for the future.

    • RobertCHastings says:

      I can hear Him saying, “Holy f—–g s–t! Are these a–holes for real? Looks like it’s time for another selective Flood!”

  3. Lynda Groom says:

    Gee, another idiot speaking his mind. It is impossible to know the innermost religious beliefs of anyone, and yet this creature is sure he knows what is in Obama’s heart. It this case the man proves that stupid is to the bone.

    • These are the same guys that demonized Obama for attending Rev. Wright’s church. When they didn’t get the results they expected they moved to the next best thing. Through a case of instant spiritual metamorphosis he became a Muslim and a lightning rod for the chosen ones.

      • CPAinNewYork says:

        Mr. Vila:

        I usually agree with you, but I believe that the Reverend Wright is just a black racist demagogue. Obama’s membership tells me that he and his wife are sympathetic to Wright’s message and are basically anti-white.

  4. John Pigg says:

    I think most people commenting are being overconfident. Off year elections are most noted for low turnout, and lets be honest the GOP is far more adept at getting their people out to vote than Democrats.

    Its not absurd to consider that these extremist tactics might work to radicalize the base, and if moderates and independents don’t show up the election could be theirs.

    The Tea Party may have over reached in Indiana and Missouri, but lets not make the same mistake of counting chickens before they are hatched.

    • Add the fact that more Democrats are running for re-election in 2014 than Repulicans and keeping control of the Senate and gaining seats in the House is likely to be a huge challenge for us.

      • RobertCHastings says:

        Hopefully, the Democratic party learned its lesson in 2010, that ALL elections are important, so don’t overlook the midterms. Start putting money aside to contribute at the beginning of 2014,because this one is at leastas important as 2012.

  5. adler56 says:

    He sure looks like a ghetto black to me. Repugnants could not have gone lower into the garbage.

  6. deedee2die4 says:

    VA is showing that severe mental disorders left untended get worse.

  7. If your religioncontrols your humanity you will not get my vote, if your race controls your legislation you will not get my vote, if your money controls your actions you will not get my vote and if you think that war and mureder are ever an option you will not get my vote.

  8. martykayzee says:

    Obama is a closet Jew.

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