May 2013

Brian Tashman, Wednesday 05/22/2013, 11:45am
E.W. Jackson argued at a Tea Party rally last year that President Obama is trying to become a “dictator” and intent on leading “the most lawless administration that this nation has ever seen.” The Republican nominee for Lt. Governor of Virginia, who has suggested that Obama is an atheist Muslim Communist, told the Tea Party audience that unlike the founding fathers Obama “doesn’t believe” in the Constitution, freedom or America, maintaining that “for the first time” in US history a president “sets himself up as some sort of king or... MORE
Miranda Blue, Wednesday 05/22/2013, 11:38am
In his daily email yesterday, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins expressed concern about the rising rate of reported sexual assault in the military….which he blamed on the repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: President Obama is finally admitting that sexual assault is a serious problem in the military--but what he hasn't conceded is that his policy on homosexuality helped create it. According to a new Pentagon survey, most of the victims were not female (12,000 incidents), but male (14,000)--highlighting a growing trend of same-sex assault in our ranks.... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 05/22/2013, 10:47am
For some reason, Matt Barber and Mat Staver of Liberty Counsel have decided to take some time away from their normal anti-gay activism to weigh in on Benghazi by delivering petitions demanding a Congressional investigation into the attacks. Why such an investigation would even be necessary is beyond us, since Barber has already made up his mind and decided that the entire thing is "Watergate on steroids." But unlike Richard Nixon, Barber said, neither President Obama nor Hillary Clinton have the dignity or "character" to "recognize that it is over" and resign for... MORE
Brian Tashman, Wednesday 05/22/2013, 10:00am
During a sermon last October, Virginia GOP Lt. Governor nominee E.W. Jackson added to his long list of virulently anti-gay remarks by warning that marriage equality for gays and lesbians will result in the legalization of man-animal unions. Jackson warned the crowd that if they don’t stop “Adam and Steve” it is going to “soon be Adam and a bull,” arguing that their family, school and community may be “overwhelmed by the torrent of wickedness” if they don’t stop same-sex marriage. Watch: MORE
Miranda Blue, Wednesday 05/22/2013, 9:46am
A coalition of Tea Party and other right-wing activists sent a letter to the Senate yesterday calling the Gang of Eight’s bipartisan immigration reform plan “unsalvageable” and urging senators to scrap it altogether. While the media has focused on better-known signers of the letter – including right-wing talkers Erick Erickson, Michele Malkin and Laura Ingraham – many of the letter’s signers were all too familiar to us here at RWW. Here are eight other pieces of advice on immigration reform from signers of the Tea Party letter. “No one is... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Wednesday 05/22/2013, 9:32am
Last fall, E.W. Jackson delivered a sermon at Clover Hill Assembly of God in Midlothian, VA during which he told the congregation that Christians must repent for being "sinfully complacent" by supporting political candidates who tolerate or promote "that which violates God's word and everything upon which this nation was built." "How dare we,' Jackson fumed, "put party over the word of God ... How dare we put our race over the word of God. Nobody will ever convince me that because I'm black, I have a responsibility to vote for a candidate who will... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 05/21/2013, 5:13pm
E. W. Jackson, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor of Virginia, said he opposes emergency federal aid in the case of natural disasters during his unsuccessful bid for U.S. Senate last year. In response to a question regarding the role of government “in helping folks following predictable natural disasters,” Jackson replied: “I don’t think that the federal government has much of a role at all constitutionally, at all.” “I think as a constitutional matter the federal government doesn’t have a whole lot to do with that,” he continued,... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 05/21/2013, 4:36pm
Steve Benen @ The Maddow Blog: What James Inhofe sees as 'different.' Stephen C. Webster @ Raw Story: Oklahoma Sen. Coburn: Tornado relief funds must be offset with spending cuts. Ben Dimiero & Oliver Willis @ Media Matters: Alex Jones Explains How Government "Weather Weapon" Could Have Been Behind Oklahoma Tornado. Molly Redden @ TNR: E.W. Jackson could spell trouble for Ken Cuccinelli's gubernatorial run. Towleroad: Westboro Baptist Church's Fred Phelps Jr. Blames Oklahoma Tornado on Gay NBA Player Jason Collins. Chris Rodda:... MORE
Kyle Mantyla, Tuesday 05/21/2013, 4:30pm
Dozens of anti-gay activists and religious leaders have signed on to a letter calling upon the Boy Scouts to reject the proposed change to the policy banning gay scouts. Those opposed to the proposed change are complaining that they are not getting enough support from Christians, with Religious Right activist David Lane lamenting that "there’s no lobby more vicious than the homosexual lobby, and the 65 to 80 million-member evangelical constituency provides no troops for the fight against that lobby." Peter LaBarbera is calling on "Christian and... MORE
Brian Tashman, Tuesday 05/21/2013, 3:50pm
Family Research Council vice president Jerry Boykin yesterday chatted with Frank Gaffney for an entire program about the forthcoming “Islamic Republic of America” where Boykin’s granddaughters are forced to wear burkas. After his usual anti-Muslim ramblings, Boykin explained that the Islamic conquest of America can only take place once people lose “traditional American values.” He argued that the Obama administration is trying to get rid of such values by repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the ban on women in combat, which he linked to an increase in... MORE
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