E. W. Jackson Unites Amherst County Republicans
Amherst County Republicans are grining ear to ear and celebrating in the streets. Why?, what unites these local grassroot GOP-ers? They have already re-elected Bob Goodlatte to his tenth or eleventh term as their do nothing congressman. How much more regressive can they get? A man who represents their interests and shares their true thoughts is backing up Ken Cuccinelli as the candidate for lieutenant governor. Nominated by the Virginia Republican Party and the number one republican choice to move Virginia backward is Earl Walker Jackson Sr., a man who mirrors the thoughts of Amherst grass root republicans.
Cuccinelli and E.W. Jackson are just a part of the happiness. In the third spot, well more about him later lets enjoy Jackson for the moment. Earl Walker Jackson, Sr. (born January 13, 1952) is a Christian minister, and lawyer and ultra right wing republican. On May 18, 2013, he was nominated as the Republican Party candidate for Lieutenant Governor of Virginia at the state party convention. Republicans know what they like and want and it is a return to the 1950's America that they are comfortable living in.
Jackson was a Republican primary candidate for the United States Senate in Virginia in the 2012 election where he received almost 5% of the vote. He is the founder and current president of S.T.A.N.D. (Staying True To America's National Destiny), a conservative non-profit organization that claims it is dedicated to restoring America's Judeo-Christian ethics. He is head pastor at Exodus Faith Ministries, located in Chesapeake, Virginia. Jackson has appeared as a commentator on national news networks such as C-SPAN and Fox News.
E.W. Jackson, the whack-a-doodle running mate of the Virginia GOP's whack-a-doodle gubernatorial hopeful Ken Cuccinelli (don't forget there is a third whack-a-doodle I'll talk about later), defends himself from being tarnished by the statements he's made by saying he stands by everything he has said but you shouldn't hold it against him. Why would Amherst County republicans be bothered by that? There is so much that they overlook or pretend not to know so they can follow the big elephant.
“Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was,” Jackson said then. “And the Democrat party and their black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide.” Yes he thinks like a republican, and talks like they do at church.
Friday, May 24, 2013..........Quote Of The Day.......... E.W. Jackson
"I say the things that I say because I’m a Christian, not because I hate anybody, but because I have religious values that matter to me. Attacking me because I hold to those principles is attacking every church-going person, every family that’s living a traditional family life, everybody who believes that we all deserve the right to live. So I don’t have anything to rephrase or apologize for. I would just say people should not paint me as one-dimensional." - E.W. Jackson, GOP nominee for Virginia lieutenant governor, standing by his declaration that gay people are perverted and sick.
How can Virginia’s GOP choose someone as crazy as E.W. Jackson to be lieutenant governor and how can the republicans in Amherst County vote for him? The republicans in Amherst County will vote for any horses ass that has a R by its name. They have done it many times before.
The following is from David Weigel
On Sunday afternoon, standing outside the Virginia GOP’s headquarters in vote-rich Fairfax County, Bishop E.W. Jackson finally became a real politician. He’d just won his party’s nomination for lieutenant governor. Democrats and the press, dazzled by their luck, had just started digging into Jackson’s YouTube record of incendiary quotes. Jackson asked his fellow Republicans to join him in a belly laugh.
“I was just quoted in the Huffington Post today, because the long knives have already come out,” said Jackson. The crowd took its cue, and booed. “They quoted me, and they said, just listen to what he said last night! ‘We've got to get the government off our backs, off our businesses, out of our families, out of our way.’ And they thought that was terrible. We think it's great!”
This was true, in the most misleading way possible. The Huffington Post had just run an SEO-optimized piece about Jackson, and its aggregation machine had grabbed that generic Tea Party quote from Jackson’s Saturday speech at the Virginia GOP convention. That quote was filler. The story had led with a 2012 video of Jackson calling for blacks to bolt the “Democrat Party,” because “Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was,” and continued with a 2010 Jackson essay exposing how Barack Obama “sees the world and Israel from a Muslim perspective.”
Jackson was spinning those Republicans in Fairfax. He’d just become this year’s Michele Bachmann, this year’s Christine O’Donnell, a goateed content mill for liberal blogs and oppo researchers. It’s an off year, and Virginia’s one of only two states electing a new state government in 2013, so, yes, the media’s going to pay attention to the YouTube preacher.
Anyone who doesn’t currently live and vote in Virginia should have two small questions. 1) How did Jackson get this nomination? 2) What do I care who the lieutenant governor of Virginia is?
So let’s go in order. Jackson’s victory was preordained 11 months ago, when the state GOP announced it would hold a convention, not a primary, to pick its next candidate. Virginia voters don’t register by party; it’s hard, but doable, for a moderate to win a primary by appealing beyond the base. Conventions, in Virginia and anywhere else, empower the activists who care enough about their party to spend a weekend in an air conditioned arena waving Gadsden flags and poster board campaign swag.
No moderate can win the nomination at a Virginia convention. The party’s decision meant that Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the hero behind the Obamacare and climate change lawsuits, would be the party’s candidate for governor. Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, an occasionally-moderate Republican who’d spent two terms in the low-profile job, briefly flirted with a third party bid, then thought better of it and just kept sniping at Cuccinelli.
Meanwhile, waiting to take advantage of all this was E.W. Jackson. The bishop of Exodus Faith Ministries fit an archetype that’s done spectacularly well in the Obama era—the well-credentialed black Republican with the golden voice. Jackson had a law degree from Harvard, a series of radio shows, and a deep moral disquiet with his father’s political party. “I had a crisis of conscience in the late 1970s,” he would write in 2012. “Massachusetts Democrat Barney Frank was pushing the homosexual agenda. How could I, as a Christian, be committed to a party led by Mr. Frank? In the end, I could not. My desire to be in a right relationship with God and my faith was greater than my desire to be approved by my father, my family, or the black community.”
Starting in 2009, Jackson was getting noticed by TV bookers and Tea Partiers for being quick to condemn social liberalism or anything that whiffed of “race-baiting.” He read Bible verses outside the Department of Justice “to test the limits of the expanded federal hate crimes law”—the DOJ passed the test and didn’t arrest him. He’d issue press releases on the letterhead of his STAND America PAC (it never raised more than five figures) and ask why the Obama administration had sued Arizona over its 2010 immigration law but didn’t prosecute two members of the New Black Panther Party who’d stood outside a (mostly black, heavily Democratic) Philadelphia polling place. “This administration,” he said, “has called the people of Arizona racists. Since they are willing to throw that accusation around, they ought to also answer for their own apparent anti-white racial bias.”
Oh! The Third Wack-A-Doodle.
Who is the third wack-a-doodle on the extremest republican ticket? Mark Obenshain is running for Attorney General and he is a perfect fit with the two upper ticket GOP candidates.
GOP attorney general candidate tried to force women to report miscarriages to police.
Virginia Sen. Mark Obenshain wanted to send women to jail who failed to report their miscarriages to the police and he will get the job done when you elect him Attorney General of Virginia.
Virginia Republicans selected state Sen. Mark Obenshain as their candidate to succeed fellow right-winger Ken Cuccinelli as the state’s top prosecutor over the weekend, a move that has invited additional scrutiny of Obenshain’s track record by state Democrats and progressive activists.
One of the first bits of legislative flotsam to resurface was a measure, introduced by Obenshain in 2009, to force women to report miscarriages to the police within 24 hours or face up to a year in jail.
The text of Obenshain’s bill:
[SB962] requires that when a fetal death occurs without medical attendance upon the mother at or after the delivery or abortion, the mother or someone acting on her behalf, within 24 hours, report the fetal death, location of the remains, and identity of the mother to the local or state police or sheriff’s department of the city or county where the fetal death occurred. The bill also specifies that no
one shall remove, destroy, or otherwise dispose of any remains without the express authorization of law-enforcement officials or the medical examiner, and that a violation of this section is a Class 1 misdemeanor.
Cuccinelli, who recently tried to uphold his state’s unconstitutional anti-sodomy law and was chastised for being too fringe by his GOP donors, was delighted by his party’s selection of Obenshain, tweeting that the attorney general candidate would be “a great addition to the team.”
Jared Walczak, Obenshain’s deputy campaign manager for policy, has issued a statement regarding the 2009 legislation that Obenshain introduced:
At the request of one of his local Commonwealth’s Attorneys, Senator Obenshain carried legislation (SB 962 of 2009) dealing with a specific law enforcement issue. As sometimes happens, the legislation that emerged was far too broad, and would have had ramifications that neither he nor the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s office ever intended. Senator Obenshain is strongly against imposing any added burden for women who suffer a miscarriage, and that was never the intent of the legislation. He explored possible amendments to address the bill’s unintended consequences, and met with representatives of both Planned Parenthood and NARAL Pro-Choice in an attempt to identify a
solution. Ultimately, however, he was not satisfied that any amendment could sufficiently narrow the scope of the bill to eliminate these unintended consequences, so he had the bill stricken at his own request.
Tarina Keene, NARAL’s executive director, also responded with a statement to the Huffington Post:
In 2009 we made it clear to Sen. Obenshain that NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia vehemently opposed his bill to criminalize tragic pregnancy complications and intimidate grieving Virginian women with the threat of law enforcement — not to mention jail time. Although Sen. Obenshain did reach out to us amidst public backlash for a ‘solution,’ we clearly told him we would support nothing but immediate defeat of the legislation. While I’m relieved that he eventually decided to pull his bill, it is deeply troubling that an elected official would even consider such a callous and insulting effort.
It is no secret there are more republicans in Amherst County than democrats. The split is approx. 60/40. It is my belief that republicans are so partisan that they will vote for anything running as a republican, space alien, escapee from a mental hospital, farm animal, even a river rock. They have proved it over and over and odds are excellent they will prove it once again next election by casting their votes for the GOP's ticket of three equelly crazy wack-a-doodle republican candidates.
The State of Virginia is moving foreward and growing and may vote Democratic but Amherst County is stuck in the conservative, regressive, non thinking, republican, 1950's past.
CRAZY PAT and HIS BEST THOUGHTS
Pat Robinson is a televangelist, businessman and ultra-conservative republican political activist and world class shit shooter. He founded the Christian Coalition, and is the host of the TV show The 700 Club. He sells weight lifting tapes and breakfast foods and offers advice on maintaining a good relationship to women. Pat speaks directly with God.
Since this issue is mostly about wack-a-doodles lets finish up by checking in with Pat Robinson. Pat is a great and well respected republican leader who has run for office himself. Pat has some advice for women on how to keep a man and how to take a punch. Pat tells women to keep their heads down and their mouths shut and to do exactly what their man tells them to do. If your man is running around you need to fix yourself up, lose a few pounds and make his homelife more fun. Who would want to come home to you? Pat has no advice for men, it is always the womans fault.
Here are some quotes straight from the old man of Gods mouth, word for word and unfiltered.
"That guy was a homo — as sure as you're alive." (Robertson, describing a caller during his appearance on the Larry King Show)Windows Media Video
Just like what Nazi Germany did to the Jews, so liberal America is now doing to the evangelical Christians! It's no different! It is the same thing! It is happening all over again! It is the Democratic Congress, the liberal-based media and the homosexuals who want to destroy the Christians! Wholesale abuse and discrimination and the worst bigotry directed toward any group in America today! More terrible than anything suffered by any minority in history! ... And it is happening here and now! Same thing, but directed against Christians by the liberal government and media! Send money today or these liberals will be putting Christians like you and me in concentration camps! quoted in Ivins, Molly (15 September 1993), "Toss (some of 'em) to the lions", The Tuscaloosa News: 6A
After Ariel Sharon's severe stroke: "Ladies and Gentlemen I said last year that Israel was entering into the most dangerous periods of its entire existence as a nation. That is intensifying this year with the loss of Sharon. Sharon was personally a very likeable person and I am sad to see him in this condition, but I think we need to look at the Bible and the Book of Joel. The prophet Joel makes it very clear that God has enmity against those who 'divide my land.' God considers this land to be His. You read the Bible and He says 'this is my land' and for any Prime Minister of Israel who decides he is going to carve it up and give it away, God says 'no, this is mine.' I had a wonderful meeting with Yitzhak Rabin in 1974. He was tragically assassinated, it was a terrible thing that happened but
nevertheless he was dead. And now Ariel Sharon who again was a very likeable person, a delightful person to be with, I prayed with him personally, but here he's at the point of death. He was dividing God's land and I would say woe unto any Prime Minister of Israel who takes a similar course to appease the EU, the United Nations, or the United States of America. God says 'this land belongs to me. You'd better leave it alone.'"-2006
"The feminist agenda is not about equal rights for women. It is about a socialist, anti-family political movement that encourages women to leave their husbands, kill their children, practice witchcraft, destroy capitalism and become lesbians." - 1992 Iowa fundraising letter opposing a state equal-rights amendment ("Equal Rights Initiative in Iowa Attacked", Washington Post, 23 August 1992);
"If anybody understood what Hindus really believe, there would be no doubt that they have no business administering government policies in a country that favors freedom and equality."
(in reference to Hindu caste system)
"If I could just get a nuclear device inside Foggy Bottom, I think that's the answer." (talking about the United States State
"If you go all the way back to the days just following creation, men lived nine hundred years or more." - Answers to 200 of Life's most Probing Questions
"It is clear that God is saying, 'I gave man dominion over the earth, but he lost it. Now I desire mature sons and daughters who will in My name exercise dominion over the earth and subdue Satan, the unruly, the rebellious. Take back My world from those who would loot it and abuse it. Rule as I would rule.'"- The Secret Kingdom
"I'm not necessarily saying it's going to be nuclear. The Lord didn't say nuclear. But I do believe it will be something like that." -
Pat Robertson, speaking about an upcoming "mass killing," on The 700 Club January 2, 2007
One justice is 83 years old, another has cancer, and another has a heart condition. Would it not be possible for God to put it in the minds of these three judges that the time has come to retire?" -- Letter on the Pat Robertson website posted in 2003
[Planned Parenthood] "is teaching kids to fornicate, teaching people to have adultery, every kind of bestiality, homosexuality, lesbianism – everything that the Bible condemns." (The 700 Club, variously dated as 9 Apr. 1991 or 14 Jan. 1991).
Presbyterians are the spirit of the Antichrist. The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, p. 239
"Satan is a tool of God's love in the sense that he forces us to see God's loving patience." - Answers to 200 of Life's most Probing Questions
"The Islamic people, the Arabs, were the ones who captured Africans, put them in slavery, and sent them to America as slaves. Why would the people in America want to embrace the religion of slavers."
"The media challenged me. `You're not going to bring atheists into the government? How dare you maintain that those who believe the Judeo-Christian values are better qualified to govern America than Hindus and Muslims?' My simple answer is, `Yes, they are.'"
"There is no such thing as separation of church and state in the Constitution. It is a lie of the Left and we are not going to take it anymore."
"[Hugo Chávez is] going to make Venezuela a launching pad for communist infiltration and Muslim extremism all over the continent... he is an out-of-control dictator... a dangerous enemy to our south, controlling a huge pool of oil that could hurt us very badly."
"We're importing Hinduism into America. The whole thought of your karma, of meditation, of the fact that there's no end of life and there's this endless wheel of life, this is all Hinduism. Chanting too. Many of those chants are to Hindu Gods -- Vishnu, Hare Krishna. The origin of it is all demonic. We can't let that stuff come into America. We've got the best defense, if you will -- a good offense."
“You know, I don't know about this doctrine of assassination, but if [President Hugo Chavez of Venezuela] thinks we’re trying to assassinate him, I think that we really ought to go ahead and do it. It’s a whole lot cheaper than starting a war. And I don’t think any oil shipments will stop. [...] We have the ability to take him out, and I think the time has come that we exercise that ability. We
don't need another $200 billion war to get rid of one, you know, strong-arm dictator. It's a whole lot easier to have some of the covert operatives do the job and then get it over with.” -- 22 August 2005, in a broadcast of his Christian Broadcasting Network's program, The 700 Club.
"You say you're supposed to be nice to the Episcopalians and the Presbyterians and the Methodists and this, that, and the other thing. Nonsense, I don't have to be nice to the spirit of the Antichrist." -- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, January 14, 1991
"I want to say it again, and again, and again: Islam is not a religion, it's a political system meant on -- bent on world domination, not a religion. It masquerades as a religion, but the religion covers a worldwide attempt to exercise power and to subjugate the world into their way of thinking." -- .
"They were under the heel of the French, you know Napoleon the third and whatever. And they got together and swore a pact to the devil. They said 'We will serve you if you will get us free from the prince.' True story. And so the devil said, 'Ok it’s a deal.' And they kicked the French out. The Haitians revolted and got themselves free. But ever since they have been cursed by one thing after another." -- Pat Robertson, The 700 Club, January 13, 2010, discussing the 12 Jan 2010 7.0 earthquake in Haiti
What is this "mac and cheese"? Is that a black thing? The 700 Club, CBN, 23 November 2011, quoted in "Quoted: Pat Robertson on Condi Rice’s mysterious Thanksgiving dish", The Reliable Source (Washington Post), 23 November 2011after an interview segment where guest Condoleezza Rice named it as her favorite Thanksgiving dish
"…People who are atheists, they hate God, they hate the expression of God, and they are angry with the world, angry with themselves, angry with society and they take it out on innocent people who are worshipping God. And whether it's a Sikh temple, or a Baptist church, or a Catholic church, or a Muslim mosque – whatever it is – I just abhor this kind of violence, and it's the kind of thing that we
should do something about. But what do you do?" The 700 Club, CBN, 6 August 2012, quoted in "Quoted: Pat Robertson Links 'Hate' of God to Wis. Sikh Temple Shooting", CP U.S. (The Christian Post), 6 August 2012
Pat Robertson talking about President Obama: He's not going to have a second term. He's not going to win. Romney will win the election.
Benny Hinn: You believe that?
Pat Robertson: I absolutely believe that.
Benny Hinn: What makes you believe that?
Pat Robertson: Cause the Lord told me. This Is Your Day, 31 October 2012, 10:47, quoted in Tashman, Brian (9 May 2013), "Pat Robertson, Who Said 'The Lord Told Me' that 'Romney Will Win,' Urges Viewers to Beware False Prophets", Right Wing Watch
So, can demonic spirits attach themselves to inanimate objects? The answer is yes. But I don't think every sweater you get from Goodwill has demons in it. But, in a sense, you're mother's just being super cautious, so hey, it isn't going to hurt you to rebuke any spirits that happen to have attached themselves to those clothes. The 700 Club, 25 February 2013,
quoted in "Colbert Report Consumer Alert - Demonic Goodwill Items", The Colbert Report, 28 February 2013
Responding to letter asking "I buy a lot of clothes and other items at Goodwill and other second-hand shops. Recently my mom told me that I need to pray over the items, bind familiar spirits, and bless the items before I bring them into the house. Is my mother correct? Can demons attach themselves to material items?"
God is going to supply a million dollars, somebody is praying right now, right this second, you’re praying for a million dollars and God said, "I have heard your prayer, I know your need, and I'm going to supply the need that you requested," it's done, in Jesus' name. The 700 Club, 28 February 2013, quoted in Tashman, Brian (28 February 2013), "Pat Robertson's Prayers Can Make You A Millionaire", Right Wing Watch and Gryboski, Michael (1 March 2013), "Pat Robertson Claims God Will Give One of His Viewers $1M", The Christian Post
Those people overseas didn't go to Ivy League schools... Well, we're so sophisticated, we think we've got everything figured out. We know about evolution, we know about Darwin, we know about all these things that says God isn't real, we know about all this stuff. And if we've been in many schools, in the most advanced schools, we have been inundated with skepticism and secularism. And, uh, overseas they're simple, humble. You tell 'em God loves 'em and they say, "Okay, he loves me". You say God will do miracles and they say, "Okay, we believe him". That's what God's looking for, that's why they have miracles. The 700 Club, 1 April 2013, quoted in Tashman, Brian (1 April 2013), "Robertson: 'Simple' Foreigners More Likely to Experience Miracles than 'Sophisticated' Americans", Right Wing Watch Answering a viewer question from Ken: "Why do amazing miracles (people raised from the dead, blind eyes open, lame people walking) happen with great frequency in places like Africa, and not here in the USA?"
Remember to stuff a couple of fives in an envelope and send it off to Pat. Cash only please, Pat doesn't declare cash. God gets it all.
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