Left Squeals Over Virginia GOPer's KKK Comparison
EW Jackson ties it to Planned Parenthood
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2013 2:20 PM CDT
E.W. Jackson speaks at the last Virginia Republican Senatorial debate before the June 12 Virginia primary, at the Fairview Park Marriott, in Falls Church, Va., on Friday, May 25, 2012.   (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

(Newser) – Virginia held its state GOP convention this past weekend and emerged with its ticket for November's statewide elections: Ken Cuccinelli, Mark Obenshain, and EW Jackson. That spurred the left to promptly trot out some of the nominees' more out-of-the-ordinary bills, claims, and comments, and no candidate is getting more press than EW Jackson, a black minister and nominee for lieutenant governor. The line getting the most play, from a video posted to YouTube last year: "Planned Parenthood has been far more lethal to black lives than the KKK ever was. And the Democrat[ic] Party and their black civil rights allies are partners in this genocide." (Check out his YouTube page here.)

Writing for ABC News, Abby Phillip calls Jackson's comments "catnip for Democrats eager to jump on the opportunity to label Jackson as 'extreme'" and tie him to Cuccinelli. To wit, one of the Democratic candidates for lieutenant governor, Aneesh Chopra, wrote in a prepared statement, "Jackson is far more extreme than Ken Cuccinelli—which is quite a feat." Phillip points out that Jackson's video didn't emerge at the hands of his rivals but was posted by his own camp during a 2012 state Senate campaign. Writing for the Washington Times, Eric Golub notes that "while Democrats will call [Cuccinelli and Jackson] 'extreme' at every opportunity, Virginia is one state where the Tea Party has a solid presence. Tea Party leaders ... are already prepared to barnstorm the entire state." CNN notes that neither side has much of an early lead.

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May 21, 2013 12:14 PM CDT
On one hand abortion is an abhorrent crime against humanity. On the other, it keeps ghetto numbers down and thus crime. Conflicted. However, it is true that Obama supports the killing of his own kind with his support of Planned Parenthood.
ontoiran
May 21, 2013 10:46 AM CDT
lbj's "great society" was THE worst thing to ever happen to black families; but since i'm not black what do i know? jmo
reallybig
May 21, 2013 7:04 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD ...... He'll get the vote from over 99% of the Virginia people who's skin is the color of his, no matter what he says, or how dumb he is, like Alvin Greene got in South Carolina, and Obama got for President? My opinion? ------------------------------------------ REALLY?