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Right Wingers, Homophobes Go Nuts on Cooch’s Facebook Page Over Herring Gay Marriage Announcement

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As you’re probably aware, the far-right, theocratic, and otherwise cuckoo-for-Cocoa-Puffs wing of the Virginia Republican Party is in full meltdown mode over Attorney General Mark Herring’s gay marriage announcement the other day. Case in point: Ken Cuccinelli’s Facebook page, and specifically the comments in reaction to his posting of the image to the far right (appropriately enough) of this post. Check out a few examples of the insanity below, not to mention the utter idiocy (e.g., English grammar totally optional and typos mandatory, such as spelling “liar” as “lier;” “riddled” as “riddeled;” “election” as “Ellection;” “Presidential” as “Presidental;” “break” as “brake;” etc.; etc.) and anti-LGBT hysteria. Craaaaaaaazy!

Allegations of Democrats Stealing the Election via “Voter Fraud,” etc.

*”i knew this was going to happen the moment i saw how the elections were riddeled with voter fraud. they wish to push their anti gun, pro abortion and pro gay agenda as quickly as possible.”

*”I would not be surprised if these elections were rigged. Obama, was not elected with majority.”

*”We MUST clean up VOTER FRAUD=NOW, BEFORE the Upcomeing Nov. 2014 Election’s, & the 2016 Presidental Ellection!!! NOW!”

*”if we do not stand to liberals and their affinity to brake the law and cause voter fraud we will have a divided and destroyed United States.”

*”Thank God Glenn Beck exposed the fraud between Libertarians and the Democrats.”

*”DC has taken over our state and I think the election here in NOV. was all about FRAUD !!!!!”

Northern Virginia Needs to Go!

*”Man, what a sad time for VA. It sickens me to see such a great state turning into one of the liberal petri dishes of the north. NOVA just needs to be given to DC.”

*”If Fairfax would join DC and leave Virginia we would be a much different state … large percent of people in N VA are imports and bring the NJ NY mindset with them …..”

*”Can the Commonwelth rid Themselves of Fairfax and Arlington counties then we would be Red Again need to start a remove Northern VA from the rest of VA.”

*”Take Arlington and separate it from the rest of the state and give Arlington to DC. Problem solved.”

*”Good job North Va. You screwed the real Virginians!”

Don’t Ask Me How, but It Relates to Obama!!!

*”Well, now Obama has his own little puppet AG.”

*”There’s an agenda going on here and apparently only some of us see it. I didn’t vote for Obama or any democrats in Va. I find it hard to believe after the first 4 years went bad, Obama was elected again.”

*”Those oaths used to mean something, until Obama took office.”

*”So help me Obama.”

*”If he doesn’t support the constitution SOMEONE better bring him up on treason charges and let let him destroy our state like Obama is destroying our country and no one is stopping him.”

*”Herring is an obamazombie. He is a disgrace and should be impeached immediately…”

*”Didn’t Obama take the same oath???”

*”He swears to support the laws he likes- just like Eric Holder and Obama!”

*”Youll be Obamas enemy for taking that oath”

On and on it goes, and all in response to…what again? Oh yeah, to Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring concluding that discriminating against an entire group of U.S. citizens because of their sexual orientation violates the U.S. constitution (which, of course, trumps the Virginia constitution). As Herring explained, Virginia’s “ban on marriage between same sex couples violates the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution on two grounds: marriage is a fundamental right being denied to some Virginians, and the ban unlawfully discriminates on the basis of both sexual orientation and gender.” Honestly, I’m not sure how anyone can come up with an intellectually serious case for how discrimination IS constitutional, but I guess we’ll find out as this issue continues to work its way through courts all across America. Including right here in Virginia.

  • kindler

    And now it is time to use our power for good, unapologetically.  End of story.

  • DJRippert

    Well, I am not surprised by the comments.  Facts seem to be in short supply across many parts of Virginia.  Albemarle County voted overwhelmingly for Herring as did Brunswick County, Caroline County, Charles City County, Greensville County, the cities of Emporia, Franklin and Fredricksburg, etc, etc, etc.

    Heck, even the supposedly Republican enclave of Henrico County voted for Herring by a 55 – 45 ratio.

    Meanwhile, Cuccinelli himself refused to enforce the school takeover law favored by Bob McDonnell.

    There are a lot of ill-informed people and some downright stupid people in Virginia.

    Now, I oppose Herring’s actions despite being in favor of legalizing gay marriage.  I also opposed Cuccinelli’s actions in the school takeover matter.

    The Attorney General of Virginia has a client – The Commonwealth of Virginia.  That client deserves zealous defense by its attorneys, and especially its Attorney General, whether the attorneys or Attorney General agrees with the laws or not.

    There is no settled law around Virginia’s constitutional amendment requiring marriage to be between one man and one woman.  The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals (with jurisdiction over Virginia) has not ruled.  The US Supreme Court has not ruled.  Meanwhile, Herring quickly moves into consideration as a nominee for “Slimy Virginia Politician of the Year in 2014” for failing to mention his intent during the election.

    I’ve been impressed with McAuliffe’s very early start.  However, Herring is looking like just another untrustworthy ex-member of the Imperial Clown Show in Richmond.

    The courts should rule and/or the amendment should be repealed.  However, a member of the state’s executive branch should not exercise responsibilities reserved for the legislature or the judiciary.

     

  • hrprogressive

    The red counties of Virginia might as well merge with West Virginia, or WV and Tenneseee, and leave “Virginia” to NoVA, Richmond, and Hampton Roads.

    They claim it’s all “Fairfax” or “Arlington’s” fault, but the only places Obenshain really won were mostly west of I-95, if I recall the map correctly.