Virginia GOP nominee for lieutenant governor E.W. Jackson is truly the gift of complete wingnut insanity that keeps on giving.The more I look into his past, the more often the words “wait…what?” seem to escape my lips. Today’s gem comes from Talking Points Memo:
In an April 28, 2011 statement while he was a Senate candidate, conservative minister and lawyer E.W. Jackson held up the three-fifths clause as an “anti-slavery” measure. The context of his statement was to attack President Obama after a pastor at a church service he attended referred to the three-fifths clause as a historical marker of racism.
“Rev. [Charles Wallace] Smith must not have understood the 3/5ths clause was an anti-slavery amendment. Its purpose was to limit the voting power of slave holding states,” Jackson, an African-American, said in his statement.
My apologies if your head just exploded.