Catherine Briggs


Eric Cantor’s Democrat challenger tweets that pro-lifers are ‘mentally disabled’

Catherine Briggs

RICHMOND, VA, April 9, 2014, ( – A Democratic hopeful for one of Virginia’s congressional seats has recently posted several derogatory Twitter posts aimed at pro-lifers, Christians, and conservatives in general.

Mike Dickinson of Henrico Country is challenging Republican and pro-life House Majority Leader Eric Cantor for the 7th congressional seat of the Commonwealth of Virginia.  Cantor spoke at this year’s March for Life in Washington, DC.

“Bible thumpers need to realize You pray to god everyday [sic] that abortion is ended and yet it remains. God must not have a [sic] issue with it,” one tweet reads.

“Anti choice, abortion haters are all basically mentally disabled. They cannot see or reason. It's all bible thumping,” another tweet states.

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“It's my belief to root out the true terrorists in America we need to use every option to look at the books of the tea party,” he tweeted on April 7.  His previous tweet calls the Tea Party a “terrorist group.”

Dickinson’s Twitter account was suspended Tuesday morning, but then reinstated that afternoon. 

Using terms such as “losers” and “haters,” Dickinson has mocked his Twitter challengers as having “nothing better to do.”

With such a staunch anti-conservative attitude, some are wondering how Dickinson will fare in his campaign.

Writing for the conservative website, Bob Owens summarized Dickinson’s position, saying, “So he’s running in a conservative district in a southern state, and professes his hatred of the Bible, the NRA, the Tea Party, and Southerners… I guess he wasn’t serious about wanting to win in the slightest.”

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