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Virginia News Headlines: Election Day 2013

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Here are a few Virginia and national news headlines, political and otherwise, for Tuesday, November 5. Polls are open today in Virginia from 6 am until 7 pm – please vote for Terry McAuliffe, Ralph Northam, Mark Herring, and your Democratic House of Delegates candidate. Thanks. Also, see the video of Ken Cuccinelli dabbling in “birtherism.” More evidence that the guy’s a complete nut. Unfortunately, as DPVA spokesman Brian Coy points out, “that’s the best Virginian Republicans have to offer this year, making Ken Cuccinelli’s ‘birther’ speculation yet another key reason to vote today to keep him out of the Governor’s mansion.”

*Gay rights bill shows big shift in political winds (Except that raging homophobes Cuccinelli, Jackson and Obenshain will fight gay rights to the last.)

*House GOP regresses on gay rights

*The GOP Whigs out (“The party must respond to the tea party’s damage.”)

*The Post’s Virginia endorsements for 2013 (McAuliffe, Northam, Herring…)

*Biden, Rubio and Paul lend a hand on eve of Va. election (Rubio denies climate science, and Paul is a bigoted extremist. Lovely.)

*Touting Ken Cuccinelli, Ron Paul urges ‘nullification’ (Basically, crazy extremist Ron Paul is saying we should go back to the situation that led to the horrific bloodletting and carnage of the Civil War that tore our nation apart. Brilliant.)

*Election Day 2013: What to watch in Virginia (“The outer exurbs of Northern Virginia are a good place to see if a tidal wave is in the making. Cuccinelli will get crushed in the inner D.C. suburbs of Fairfax, Arlington and Alexandria, but he thinks he can hold his own in the outer suburbs of Loudoun and Prince William County.”)

*Democratic poll: Gun issue helps Terry McAuliffe (Democrats need to stop fearing this issue; the fact is that the vast majority of Virginians, and Americans, favor background checks and other reasonable gun safety measures.)

*Joe Biden: Ken Cuccinelli’s views ‘from another era’

*Virginia contrarian streak could end

*Polls open across Virginia in hotly contested governor race

*How McAuliffe became the frontrunner: 8 turning points in the race for Virginia governor

*Female voters in Virginia poised to send a message

*‘Enormous’ gender gap costs Cuccinelli, Republicans in Virginia (Women are right, men should follow their lead!)

*The Virginia Gubernatorial Race Proves the GOP Is Suicidal (“Purple Virginia is the closest thing we have to a national test kitchen-and what’s cooking in the governor’s race there smells like another serving of disaster for Republicans.”)

*Hard Lessons in Virginia (“Ken Cuccinelli’s rough ride may have lessons big and small for the GOP.”)

*McAuliffe still leads Cuccinelli in latest gubernatorial poll (And now, the only poll that matters.)

*Civil rights group to monitor Va. polling places today

*Study says 518,000 Virginians eligible for health tax credits

*Sarvis pushing for 10 percent of vote (I’ll be surprised if he hits it, but we’ll see soon enough.)

*State’s prisoner re-entry program hits milestone

*Green groups: Va. push a preview of 2014 (Thank goodness, it’s about freakin’ time!)

*Bouncy balance of week with cool, warm, then cool again

  • We already know that Ron Paul’s an extremist bigot (anti-Semite, racist, homophobe, etc.). Here he talks about states being able to nullify federal law, thus taking us back to the leadup to the Civil War. Paul also claims that the 2nd Amendment is all about being able to fight back against the “overbearing federal government,” not about “shooting rabbits.”  On and on with the insanity. “Get rid of every tax.” (so much for roads, schools, the military, police, firefighters, etc.) He also says that taxes involved in Obamacare are “evil.” Another gem: “Those who want big government are authoritarians; they believe in the use of force and they believe they’re all wise.”

    P.S. Note Ken Cuccinelli and Republican Party of Virginia chair Pat Mullins standing right behind Paul and nodding/clapping at all this insanity and extremism. That really says it all. As Brian Coy of the DPVA points out, this video shows “just how far off the Tea Party deep end the Republican ticket has fallen in the closing hours of this campaign. Virginia needs mainstream leadership that’s focused on jobs, not on nullification rants and bizarre conspiracy theories.”