Republicans are continuing on their mission to turn off every single Republican woman voter, and in Virginia, they’re going at it warp speed, courtesy of the Virginia GOP gubernatorial ticket of Cuccinelli and Jackson.
Former President of the Virginia Federation of Republican Women Jan Schar and former Republican and Independent Delegate Katherine Waddell are reportedly none too impressed by the Virginia GOP gubernatorial ticket of Ken Cuccinelli and EW Jackson. Speaking to Lowkell at Blue Virginia Wednesday morning, Waddell called “the worst ticket ever”, adding that she was “completely embarrassed and mortified by the Republican ticket of Cuccinelli and Jackson.”
Jan Schar told Blue Virginia that although she’s been a Republican for years, “I simply cannot support them,” as they would “end a woman’s right to make her own health care choices, including access to birth control.”
Schar was disturbed by the Republican ticket’s attack on Planned Parenthood, “which does so much good for women in Virginia…. to call them a racist group is simply beyond the pale and hopefully will frighten Virginians from voting for them. This team of three would take us back to their ideology.” Schar concluded, “I know so many Republicans who just can’t support [this ticket].”
Waddell (I/R) called Cuccinelli “extreme”, according to Blue Virigina, due in part to his “dangerous… anti-woman health agenda.” Reacting to the ticket’s charges against Planned Parenthood, she pointed out that it made “absolutely no sense to accuse Planned Parenthood of being a racist organization; it’s an organization which brings much needed health care to many.”
Saying this isn’t much of a surprise since nothing about the Republican Party makes much sense these days, Waddell added that she was “completely embarrassed and mortified by the Republican ticket of Cuccinelli and Jackson… This is the worst ticket ever. Cuccinelli and Jackson will leave no stone unturned in their mission to take constitutional rights away from women… even if it means resorting to racially insensitive fear mongering… We simply cannot and will not allow these men to take control of to the government of Virginia.”
Virginia Lieutenant Governor candidate Jackson made a splash last week with a video in which he accused Planned Parenthood of being “racist”, and “far more lethal to black lives than the KKK.” He has previously accused President Obama of having “a Muslim perspective” and railed against what he qualifies as the sin of homosexuality.
Jackson’s top of the ticket running mate, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, told Politco yesterday that he wouldn’t defend Jackson, and he expects to be seen as individuals. That might be a relief for female voters in Virginia, but Politco pointed out that accusing Planned Parenthood of racism has been a staple of Cuccinelli’s from a 2011 speech to the Virginia Christian Alliance to a May 2008 edition of his newsletter. Oops.
Life News sees things differently. They see Jackson as just the kind of black person Republicans should be appealing to, instead of those “welfare” types which are alluded to in the intro to explaining how Christian conservatives are now being targeted by the Republican Party via the inclusion of minorities (somehow this is pro-life):
Bishop Jackson is an outspoken black Christian conservative with a law degree from Harvard. He also was just selected as the nominee for Lt Governor of Virginia.
Although Republicans are talking about black outreach, it is not, unfortunately, blacks like Jackson that they have in mind…
He’s making the Republicans of inclusion squirm.
The current Republican Lt. Governor of Virginia, Bill Bolling, immediately criticized his party for nominating Jackson, saying it will feed the “image of extremism” in the party
Certainly Jackson does not pull punches. But his statements about the government “plantation” are 100 percent true.
This is the Republican Party’s idea of inclusion. Once again, they think that by running a minority as a candidate, it allows them to sell their anti-minority, anti-women message with impunity.
Planned Parenthood helps women, especially women in poverty. The majority of their services have nothing to do with abortion. However, abortion is a legal medical procedure that women have a right to, no matter how the GOP feels about it. The GOP thinks they can get away with calling Planned Parenthood “racists” and worse than the KKK because they have a black man saying it, just like they thought Sarah Palin could sell her anti-woman agenda by calling herself a conservative feminist.
Cuccinelli and Jackson are symbolic of the parasites destroying the Republican Party from within. They are also making this race a bit easier for Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe. Polls show Cuccinelli and McAuliffe even, though on May 16, a Quinnipiac University poll showed the Democrat with a slight lead. However, a Public Policy poll released Wednesday shows McAuliffe with a five point lead. Voters don’t care much for either candidate, PPP concludes, but they hate Cuccinelli the most. Cuccinelli’s favorability is
solidly negative, with 32% holding positive views and 44% negative.
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