Thursday, September 26, 2013

Allen West to campaign for E.W. Jackson?

Tonight, in Alexandra, Virginia, former Congressman Allen West is campaigning for E.W. Jackson, Sr. It isn't clear at this point whether E.W. Jackson's campaign knew at the time that West had just been fired from his job for an anti-Semitic outburst:
Former Congressman Allen West is leaving his job at Pajamas Media after an altercation with a female staffer in which he allegedly called her a "Jewish American princess," BuzzFeed learned on Thursday.

"In order to focus on political interests, Allen West will transition from his full-time role as director of programming for Next Generation.TV to a twice-a-month contributor of written commentary on, effective October 1, 2013," PJ Media financier Aubrey Chernick wrote to staff in an email from Sept. 16. "I wanted our staff and consultants to have this information first. However, PJ Media is not announcing this publicly for several weeks, so please do not share this news with anyone outside of the company until you see our public announcement."
This comes on the heels of criticism of Jackson for remarks that could be construed as anti-Semitic and a blatantly anti-Semitic joke being told to open a Ken Cuccinelli campaign event. What is wrong with the Republican Party of Virginia? How did it become a haven for anti-Semites?

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