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Virginia Democrat: Those who support the NRA 'pure trash'

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On Saturday, Mike Dickinson, the Virginia Democrat seeking the House seat currently held by Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., continued his online campaign of hate by denigrating all supporters of the NRA as "pure trash."

"What's obscene to you? @HustlerMag or a group like the @NRA that supports trophy hunting and elephant killing," he tweeted Friday.

"What on Earth does this have to do with your political campaign?" one person asked.

"[T]hat the NRA is a god awful fear mongering group and those who support the NRA are pure trash," Dickinson said in response.

This is not the first time Dickinson has attacked members of the NRA.

In February, he called gun owners "little children," saying guns needs to be titled and registered. He was also schooled after falsely calling the NRA "descendents of the KKK."

Dickinson's campaign -- if it can actually be called that -- has so far consisted primarily of unhinged, largely fact-free, hateful rants on Twitter.

In one tweet, for example, he called those who oppose abortion stupid, and said those who watch Fox News "ate paint chips as children."

He has also demanded stores like Hobby Lobby close down, calling them "a wart on the face of lady liberty in the United States."

Dickinson caught national attention when he said Fox News lies all the time and called for the FCC to monitor and regulate the network in a fashion reminiscent of the former Soviet Union.

While Dickinson's campaign of unhinged hate is apparently designed to attract his far-left wing base -- those known as "low-information voters" -- it will not propel him to victory in November.

Dickinson has been called "the next Alan Grayson" by the Daily Kos, but Dickinson is nowhere near as popular among fringe progressives as Grayson.

His Facebook page, for example, has remained stuck at 27 supporters for weeks.

Democrats in Spotsylvania County are also unsure about Dickinson due to his inexperience and connections with local adult businesses.

Making matters worse, a post at Red Knuckle Politics brings to light some of Dickinson's seedier online activities, including what the article says is his fondness for sending tweets to women in the pornographic film industry using alternate identities.

Tim O'Donnell said he has confirmation of Dickinson's alternate identities through one of his online followers.

"One of his deleted accounts, confirmed by the same sources, is @theshieldVCU. Another is @MikeD_PhD, for which I provide screenshots of his comments from there in which he says offensive and misogynistic things about women, insulting people by speaking about their weight, requests to show their breasts, and other things too lewd for publishing here," he said.

O'Donnell said another account is used to send messages and pictures that "are beyond the decorum even for the industry from which Mr. Dickinson has made his living."

We reached out to Dickinson for comment, but so far have received no response.

Instead, he chose to smear supporters of the NRA as "pure trash."

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