Longtime “Saturday Night Live” star Victoria Jackson has joined a chorus of grassroots organizations calling for a Florida bill to be rejected because it represents more government control over the nation.
In the online Patriot Update, she explains it was her “first foray into the actual government process, besides calling and writing my representatives.”
She said the proposal, HB 7117, would provide millions of dollars handed out as tax credits for companies involved in renewable energy resources.
She said the bill “would be supported by the Occupiers, Valerie Jarrett, Van Jones, Obama, Lenin, Stalin, Mao, Castro, Communists, Fascists, socialists.”
“Whatever you want to call it, it’s the government taking over. It’s the government picking the winners and losers,” she said.
She recommended people study Sen. James Inhofe’s newest book, “The Greatest Hoax: How the Global Warming Conspiracy Threatens Your Future.”
She said, “Bills like 7117 are the sneaky way the Left is killing America. All of their poison in candy coated. On the outside, HB 7117 looks like a nice bill that would bring jobs to [Florida]. Lick the sugar coating off and it’s poison.”
She also expressed her outrage at the fact one reporter “with long hair, a big smile and a beard asked me if this was a ‘bit.’”
“A comedy bit! I responded by telling him no, that ‘in 2007 I had my political awakening when I heard someone was running for president who was left of Hillary. But, she’s a socialist! What would that be? … communist!! In 1970 at Dade Christian School I read George Orwell’s prophetic fiction ’1984.’ My school taught us that communism wouldn’t take over America by force because of the 2nd Amendment but it would take over from within, by the breakup of the family unit and by immorality, sex, drugs and rock n roll.’
“I said that my activism is real because I have children and grandchildren, and I don’t want them growing up in a communist country,” she wrote.
The news conference was assembled by Slade O’Brien of Americans for Prosperity’s Florida Chapter, James Taylor of the Heartland Institute and others.
The news conference, with Jackson’s comments starting at about the 17:00 mark:
Inhofe’s book became the subject of a Twitter battle recently after actor Alec Baldwin called Inhofe, R-Okla., an “oil whore.” Shortly before that, environmentalist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. called Inhofe “big oil’s top call girl.”
Into the fray jumped author and talk-show host Brian Sussman, a meteorologist.
“If Jim Inhofe is an ‘oil whore’ then Alec Baldwin is an eco-slut,” Sussman said in his first salvo on Twitter.
He followed that one minute later with this: “If Jim Inhofe is an ‘oil whore’ then Alec Baldwin is an enviro-hooker.”
Less than 60 seconds later, he tweeted: “If Jim Inhofe is an ‘oil whore’ then Alec Baldwin is a green strumpet.”
“Alec Baldwin is an actor who could only debate his eco-views with aid of a script,” he added. “Alec Baldwin is a hypocrite. How large is his personal carbon footprint? Alec Baldwin pollutes society with his leftist rhetoric.”
Then Sussman, the author of “Climategate” and a new release called “Eco-Tyranny: How the Left’s Green Agenda Will Dismantle America,” threw down the gauntlet and challenged Baldwin to a public debate.
“Let’s debate the green issues Alec Baldwin,” Sussman tweeted. “I’ll even let you bring your hypocrite friend Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to the debate.”
At that point, Baldwin weighed in: “I think Bobby Kennedy would tie you up in a ball, dribble you on the ground and shoot you into an oil well.”
Sussman came back with this: “Speaking of 82-tweet Robert F. Kennedy Jr., it’s amazing how the rich Kennedy clan craves socialism. If Senator Inhofe is an ‘oil whore,’ logic would suggest you, sir, are an eco-slut or perhaps you would best be described as an ‘enviro-hooker’ or a ‘green strumpet?’”
At that point, Sussman noted that Baldwin deleted him as a follower. He continued his Twitter fusillade: “Not before I would shred Robert F. Kennedy’s rhetoric like a raptor flying through the blades of a wind turbine.”
The verbal war of words began March 6 when Kennedy used his Twitter account to go after Inhofe, whose new book, “The Greatest Hoax,” has been a special target of environmentalists.
Inhofe refused to get down into the Twitter gutter. His spokesman, Matt Dempsey, said: “It’s hard to believe that Robert Kennedy Jr. would choose to use such language – especially this week,” Dempsey said. “I bet he now regrets it.”
He later defended his slur to Politico: “Well, I think it’s an opportunity for Americans to compare the relative moral positions of the two acts in question and which is more harmful to our country,” he said. “In Sen. Inhofe’s case, here’s a U.S. senator whose job is to serve the American public who has made a clear and unambiguous choice to serve the moneyed interests of oil companies.”
Jackson previously has made it clear she objects to the policies and positions adopted by the current White House administration. Her YouTube launch of the song, “There’s a Communist in the White House” has been watched more than half a million times.