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E.W. Jackson: U.S. Response to ISIL is “Limp Wrist”; “doesn’t look good right now” for Ed Gillespie

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So sayeth 2013 Virginia Republican Lt. Governor nominee E.W. Jackson:

*”What we’re responding with [to ISIL] is so milquetoast and weak and limp wrist…”

*He calls a no-fly zone a “flyover zone.”

*He advocates for putting U.S. “boots on the ground” and not fighting it “through surrogates.”

*He says “I know it doesn’t look good right now” for Ed Gillespie.

*Says if Republicans win back the Senate, he expects them to block appointments to the judiciary and the cabinet…

*He likens Eric Holder to Nixon’s Attorney General John Mitchell and says Holder’s been “extremely racially divisive.”

*He mentioned his conference call with retired General “Jerry” Boykin (now a VP at the Family Research Council “extremist” group). For a few of Boykin’s controversial comments, see here. Examples include:

*”In an October 15, 2003 speech to a community church in Oregon, Boykin was recorded stating that Islamic extremists hate the United States ‘because we’re a Christian nation, because our foundation and our roots are Judeo-Christians. … And the enemy is a guy named Satan.'”

*”The following day the Los Angeles Times ran a piece on Boykin. Among several quotes, the article revealed Boykin giving a speech about hunting down Osman Atto in Mogadishu: ‘He went on CNN and he laughed at us, and he said, ‘They’ll never get me because Allah will protect me. Allah will protect me.’ Well, you know what? I knew that my God was bigger than his. I knew that my God was a real God and his was an idol.”

*”On September 26, 2009, Boykin gave an address at a How to Take Back America Conference in St. Louis, Missouri, hosted by the Eagle Forum. According to the Canada Free Press, General Boykin asked the audience. ‘What are you prepared to give up for America? Are you willing to pay the ultimate price?” He followed up with warning, ‘there is no greater threat to America than Islam’.”

*He was part of a team that produced a book which said, “most mosques in the United States already have been radicalized, that most Muslim social organizations are fronts for violent jihadists and that Muslims who practice sharia law seek to impose it in this country.”

Yep, sounds like E.W. Jackson’s kinda guy!

  • runbmc

    is also a Professor of Leadership Studies at Hampden-Sydney College, which happens to be in Virginia and is probably worth mentioning.  

  • Iechyd Da

    at a “One Nation under God Rally” on Sunday in Cumberland Park in Bristol. The ad in the Bristol paper says that he event is “coordinated by area churches and non-profit agencies.” The principal sponsor appears to be NorthStar Baptist Church, northstar@bvu.net.

    I don’t recall Jackson being that frequent a visitor here during last year’s campaign. But he got a great many votes here and must think Southwest Va. is his core constituency.

  • DrSheldonCooper

    I’m surprised he didn’t suggest dropping a few nukes.  Everyone knows God doesn’t approve of the Geneva Convention.