Your “Wait, What?!?” of the Day, Brought to You by the Virginia GOP

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.

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