Politico: “Cuccinelli fundraising off health care win”

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    As Politico writes, “That didn’t take long: Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is already capitalizing on today’s health care victory with a big online fundraising push, with this image on top of the Drudge Report and on Google Ads across the political web.” The only question is, what’s Cooch running for exactly?  

    • See here:

      Henry E. Hudson, the federal judge in Virginia who just ruled health care reform unconstitutional, owns between $15,000 and $50,000 in a GOP political consulting firm that worked against health care reform. You don’t say!

    • What’s Next?

      Certainly the federal government will appeal their loss in the district court to the 4th circuit court of appeals within the next 30 days. And whichever side loses in the 4th circuit will certainly appeal to the Supreme Court. And no one has any serious doubts that ultimately the constitutionality of the individual mandate will be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.

      That could take approximately (very rough approximation) two years. We are discussing with the Department of Justice accelerating the case, and those discussions have been very cordial thus far. More on that later.

      Conclusion

      Today is a great day for the Constitution. Today the Constitution has been protected from the federal government, and remember, an important reason for the constitution in the first place was to limit the power of the federal government.

      Today is also a day of a small degree of vindication. When we first filed suit, the screeching of the liberals was deafening. Everything from accusing us of playing politics instead of practicing law, to filing what they called a ‘frivolous’ lawsuit.

      I want you to know, that our team makes decisions based on the Constitution and the laws. Period. We deal with the consequences of our decisions separately, but first and foremost we have been and will continue to be true to the Constitution and laws of the United States and Virginia, regardless of whether it’s easy or hard in any particular case.

    • Eric

      The Republicans should be heavily in favor of the mandatory insurance provision (not to mention it was their idea), yet that’s what they’re screaming the loudest about?  

      They hate it, absolutely hate it, when someone else (usually someone poor or a mooch on society) forces all of us to pay higher taxes because said poor/mooch isn’t pulling their own weight.  Well, the poor may still be covered by all of us, but all those slackers and mooches, they’d have to go out and buy their own insurance instead of us paying for it.  

      Yet Cooch doesn’t seem to want to push them into buying their own coverage.  Has he turned a new leaf?  Is he now in favor of all of us paying for the bums out there?

      Seriously, who is this going to effect?   Those who can’t and those who won’t.   Well, those who can’t will be covered anyway (or we’d nose dive as a society).  So the only ones left are those who won’t – which means we all pay for ’em when they go for care.  

      I never thought I’d see the day when a Republican goes to bat for the very mooches who are taking advantage of them.