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May 22 2013

Virginia’s All-Wingnut Gubernatorial Ticket

It’s frightening enough that Ken Cuccinelli won the Republican nomination for governor of Virginia, but the candidate for lt. governor, Bishop E.W. Jackson (not the same as Bishop Harry Jackson, but just as crazy) may be even worse. This may be the single craziest wingnut ticket ever put together. ThinkProgress has a list of some of his greatest hits:

Will this prove to be too crazy for Virginia? Time will tell.

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  1. 1
    slc1

    Even Rethuglican hack Jennifer Rubin is appalled at this clown. I have to mention that in a poll conducted a couple of weeks ago, Koo Koo Ken Cuccinelli had a 12 point lead over his putative opponent.

  2. 2
    Raging Bee

    Yeah, Virginia Democrats tend to be absolutely shitty campaigners, at least at the state level. We have an opportunity to absolutely shellack the Republicans (as shown by Obama’s carrying this state twice), but I kinda doubt we’ll pull it off. I haven’t heard shit from McAuliffe, the TV ads so far are all just empty pleasing noise about what a wunnerful family man Cuccinelli is, and I’ve heard nothing about any moves to attack right-wing insanity.

  3. 3
    bmiller

    I am embarrased to have a UVa degree. :(

    It’s just getting worse. You either have conservative southerners, mountain folk, or federal employees of the War Machine. How can one expect the State to do much better?

  4. 4
    eric

    Will this prove to be too crazy for Virginia?

    There’s a lot of partisan voters in the state who would punch the red box no matter who is on the ticket. Could be a dog or dead person, they’d still vote GOP. The democrats have (IMO) a much smaller “die hard” base. Essentially, the dems need to rope in a clear majority of moderates/undecideds to win. If neither campaign does a good job and the middle splits or doesn’t show up, then they lose.

    I guess what I’m saying is that no matter how crazy the ticket or the policy positions they advertise, expect at least 40% of the state vote to go GOP. And I think I’m being conservative with only saying 40%.

    At least that’s my minimally informed opinion. If Nate Silver publishes statistics tomorrow (or if he did in the past) that says I’m wrong about Virginia demographics, I’m perfectly willing to revise my opinion. :)

  5. 5
    Dawn Boo

    The only candidates worse are, well, all the rest.

    And people wonder why this Virginian always votes for 3rd party or independent candidates.

  6. 6
    dingojack

    Perhaps he could get Jesus to endorse him. It worked so well for that candate in North Miami!
    Dingo

  7. 7
    slc1

    Re bmiller @ #3

    Our drive by conspiracy theorist who showed up for a couple of weeks in April, Don Williams, is also an Utterly Vacuous Assholes graduate.

  8. 8
    bmiller

    Well….I as in a professional graduate degre program, but the undergrads were all a bunch of blue blazer-sporting prepsters, so :)

    (Generalization, I know)

  9. 9
    gshelley

    It’s not just that he thinks Obama is a muslim, he thinks Obama is an atheist muslim. He’s probably also a Birther as he claimed Obama has “lied about who he really is”, though I suppose that might refer to Obama’s claim to be a Christian.

  10. 10
    raven

    He rallied against hate crimes legislation as a “virulent strain of Anti-Christian bigotry and hatred.”

    Fundie xians do this a lot.

    Fundie-ism is based on hate. No hate = No fundie xianity.

    The brighter among them actually know this and not being able to commit hate crimes terrifies them. What they don’t realize, not be that bright compared to normal people is that they can still hate.

    Hate is legal, crimes are not, hate fueled or otherwise.

  11. 11
    Raging Bee

    The only candidates worse are, well, all the rest.

    Care to name worse candidates than the current Republican slate?

    And people wonder why this Virginian always votes for 3rd party or independent candidates.

    And what good did that do for Virginia?

  12. 12
    Raging Bee

    slc1: I also graduated from UVa (less than two weeks before the subject of my major ceased to exist), and Don Williams does not represent UVa in any way. They have their share of idiots, raving Christian bigots, doddering old cold-warrios (most of them in the IR dept.), frat-boys and assholes, but only the Larouchies are as deep into the utterly ridiculous conspiracy-woo as ole Don.

  13. 13
    slc1

    Raging Bee @ #12

    What, Bee doesn’t think that the Civil War was over coal mines in West Virginia?

  14. 14
    Raging Bee

    …and that’s only the most plausible part of ole Don’s “theory.”

  15. 15
    lofgren

    less than two weeks before the subject of my major ceased to exist

    Typewriter repair?

  16. 16
    d.c.wilson

    Dawn Boo@5:

    Unless the other candidates were Sarah Palin and Alan Keyes, I find that claim hard to believe

    Even then, I’d be skeptical.

  17. 17
    slc1

    Re lofgren @ #15

    Not nice.

  18. 18
    Ichthyic

    Typewriter repair?

    zing!

  19. 19
    dingojack

    Wouldn’t that be CR?
    :) Dingo

  20. 20
    abb3w

    I know UVA shut down its Nuclear Engineering and Applied Math majors, back in the 1990s. I think there might have been some of the smallest language programs getting the axe within the last decade.

  21. 21
    dingojack

    lofgren – and what’s your major? (K)napping?
    :) Dingo

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