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Va. Dem. Mike Dickinson threatens: I'll make Eric Cantor pay for Fox News, Koch

Mike Dickinson threatend to make Eric Cantor "pay" for Fox News, George Zimmerman, Koch brothers.
Mike Dickinson threatend to make Eric Cantor "pay" for Fox News, George Zimmerman, Koch brothers.
Mike Dickinson via Daily Kos

Late Saturday night, Mike Dickinson, the Virginia Democrat seeking the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., issued a tweet threatening to make Cantor pay for Fox News, the Koch brothers and George Zimmernam in November.

"I am planning to make @GOPLeader Eric Cantor pay in November for the lies of Fox News, George Zimmerman, the Koch bros,& his own shortfalls," he tweeted.

The tweet was issued just two minutes after he sent another message encouraging fellow liberals to let their hatred of Fox News, the Koch brothers, George Zimmerman and the Tea Party drive them to the polls.

"All the outrage we have towards Fox News, the Tea party, the Koch brothers, George Zimmerman, needs to come out November," he said.

Dickinson's campaign appears so far to be one run mostly on Twitter, with angry rants against Fox News, the Tea Party, the National Rifle Association, and anyone with a conservative worldview.

Prior to calling for angry Fox haters to make Cantor "pay" for the network, Dickinson ranted about the 9/11 terror attack and called those wanting answers in the Benghazi attack "mentally unstable and racist."

In one tweet, he implied the U.S. government may have played a role in the 9/11 attacks that killed some 3,000 people.

"9/11: 3,000 Americans die. Fox News&conservatives (sic) blame Iraq/Muslims, not US Gov. Benghazi: 4 Americans die, they blame President," he tweeted.

Early in his Twitter campaign, Dickinson accused Fox News of lying and called for the FCC to monitor and regulate the network.

When confronted by Sean Hannity, he claimed in an embarrassing appearance the network spewed hate by referring to the ACA as "Obamacare," a term that has also been used by the president.

He has also called for guns to be registered, insured and titled just like cars.

Recently, he attacked Justice Clarence Thomas, the only black Supreme Court Justice, calling him a "sexual predator."

While Dickinson's message is certain to appeal to his far-left wing base -- a group referred to by Rush Limbaugh and others as "low-information voters" -- it is highly doubtful it will overcome the more than $1.8 million Cantor has raised so far.

It's also uncertain if area Democrats will support Dickinson's run, given his lack of experience and conflicting statements he made regarding his association with local adult businesses.



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