E.W. Jackson Still Whining About Being Quoted

E.W. Jackson lost in his bid to become the lt. governor of Virginia in November, largely because of his long track record of saying idiotic and extremist things (those things helped him win the Republican primary, of course) and he’s still whining about being quoted verbatim. It’s just so unfair!

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  • John Pieret

    “when people say things about you that aren’t true and they skew things that you said and try to turn you into a nutcase ”

    If people can portray you as a nutcase by the simple expedient of quoting you verbatim, you might want to consider the possibility that you are a nutcase.

  • matty1

    The only way his defence could work is if in every case he preceded those remarks with something like “I don’t agree that…” or “No reasonable person would say…”

    Did he?

  • colnago80

    A correction. Jackson did not win the nomination via a primary. He was nominated via a convention. As was Koo Koo Ken Cuccinelli,

  • dan4

    Well, at least he didn’t play the “the only reason I got criticized was because I am a black conservative!” card.

  • Gvlgeologist, FCD

    He was nominated via a convention

    Which means that not only is the base nuts, so is the leadership.

  • colnago80

    Re Gvlgeoloist @ #5

    Actually, the Tea Party dominated the convention and nominated three nutcases, all of whom lost.

  • dingojack

    Eww redux – “How dare you quote what I said verbatim“?!?

  • tbp1

    I still remember watching Tina Fey as Sarah Palin on SNL. The funniest things were always the verbatim quotes. The stuff they made up wasn’t nearly as out there as what she actually said.

    On a quasi-related note, I am reminded of Adlai Stevenson’s famous line, “I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends… that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.”

  • rabbitscribe

    #2 Matty“The only way his defence could work is if in every case he preceded those remarks with something like “I don’t agree that…” or “No reasonable person would say…”

    Did he?

    It’s possible- did David Barton have a hand in writing the ads?