Major h/t to The Richmonder on this story. You really can’t make this stuff up: raving bigot E.W. Jackson is actually holding a fundraiser tonight with ANOTHER raving bigot, Allen West, fired earlier today for an anti-Semitic altercation with a female staffer. I’m serious. And this follows: a) Jackson saying that non-Christians all followed “false” religions; and b) a top Virginia Republican official and close ally of Ken Cuccinelli making an anti-Semitic “joke” at a Cuccinelli rally (with leading right-wing hate radio host Mark Levin). Oh, and after that, just to top it all off, Cuccinelli had a soiree with Richard Nixon’s “Jew Counter” Fred Malek. Sensing a pattern here?
As D. Leslie Schreiber writes at Bacon’s Rebellion: “The persistent support of the candidacy of E.W. Jackson is indicative of a sickness in [the Republican] party not seen since the rise of the America First-ers protesting American participation in the European war against Germany. The silence of the leadership of the G.O.P. in this state raises significant questions about their political motivation and courage.”