Thursday, June 06, 2013

Virginia yoga enthusiasts be warned about the GOP’s Lt. Gov candidate


Top story: Our favorite new GOP bomb-thrower, E.W. Jackson, is anti-yoga and anti-evolution, but he believes in trickle-up — yes, up — economics
  • National Review’s Betsy Woodruff reports that The Man Who Would Be VA Lt. Gov. says yoga puts you at risk of Satanic possession. (National Review)
  • Jackson: Satan “is happy to invade the empty vacuum of your soul and possess it.” (Byron Tau)
  • Jackson also doesn’t belive in evolution. Why? Because monkeys can’t talk. Defeat that with your so-called “logic.” (Evan McMorris-Santoro)
  • Seriously, though, read the passage from his book. It’s creationism at its finest. (Buzzfeed Politics)
  • But what may be more of interest is that Jackson suggests attendees of his church — he’s a bishop — donate money to him. To quote his book: “While giving to the poor is important, the most powerful giving for wealth building is upward giving.” And, yes, that’s trickle-up economics — but at least he’s owning it. (National Review)
  • Of course, as Woodruff points out, the reason Jackson is significant isn’t his solid gold sound bites for cable news. It’s because “the Virginia Senate is split evenly between Republicans and Democrats, and the lieutenant governor casts the deciding vote if there’s a tie.” (National Review)
  • The result of Jackson’s views so far? Well, at least one GOP congressman in Virginia refuses to endorse him. Vote for him, yes. (The Huffington Post)

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