Audio: Extremist Ken Cuccinelli Attacks AG Mark Herring on Abortion Clinics Opinion


    I think the best way to listen to this garbage is to just keep in mind the following rule at all times: if Ken Cuccinelli’s lips are moving, he’s lying (or at the minimum, distorting). The fact is, Cuccinelli bullied the state Board of Health “into a stance – unprecedented in state history – that could force most of the commonwealth’s 20 or so abortion clinics to close.” Cooch can use the excuse all he wants that what he REALLY cares about is women’s health, but of course it’s utter nonsense; this is 100% about Cooch’s virulent, absolutist opposition to abortion. Period.

    As for Mark Herring’s recent decision protecting these clinics, the overwhelming consensus regarding the “ideologically-motivated ‘twisted legal logic’ from former Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli,” is strong support.  Here are two strong examples.

    “Mr. Cuccinelli, a crusading culture warrior, advanced a rationale as flawed as it was novel…Mr. Herring’s opinion provides a correction.” – Washington Post

    “If they had any sense of shame, conservative Republicans would feel some in the wake of Attorney General Mark Herring’s recent opinion about abortion-clinic regulations.” – Richmond Times Dispatch

    The bottom line is that Ken Cuccinelli was a disaster as Virginia’s Attorney General, got almost everything wrong, went on crazy (and taxpayer-money-wasting) witch hunts, and thankfully is now out of public office. On the other hand, Cooch IS the “gift that keeps on giving” politically, as every time he speaks, he reminds people how extreme, intolerant, and downright crazy his party has become. For that service, I thank him from the bottom of my Democratic, progressive heart. 🙂

    • Dan Sullivan

      Qualifies Cooch as a northeastern liberal in Virginia GOP circles.

    • From Del. Tim Hugo:

      From: Tim Hugo

      Date: Wed, May 6, 2015 at 3:13 PM

      Subject: FCPS Board to Vote on Gender Identity Policy Change


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      Fairfax County School Board to Vote on “Gender Identity (Transgender)” Issue

      Tomorrow, May 7th, 2015 the Fairfax County School Board will vote on whether to expand its Non-Discrimination Policy 1450 to include “gender identity” (transgender) as a special protected classification. The Board seems intent on pushing through this questionable and concerning action without informing you, as a taxpayer and/or parent, of the implications of this policy for Fairfax County students (Preschool-12th grade), as well as teachers and staff.

      The current FCPS Nondiscrimination Policy already prohibits discrimination based on sex. Thus, the Board does not need to add categories allowing biologically male students to use girl bathrooms/locker rooms, or vice versa, under the guise of bully prevention.

      Although Attorney General Herring has disregarded his predecessors’ rulings on this matter, seven different former-Attorneys General, both Democrats and Republicans, have stated that the County does not have the authority to take this action without the General Assembly’s approval.

      Prior to Thursday’s Board Meeting:

      1) Email the entire FCPS Board with your thoughts on Policy 1450


      2) Personally email your School Board member and the three School Boardmembers at large. It is my understanding that school board members Elizabeth Schultz and Patty Reed will be voting “no” on the proposed motion.

      Braddock District – Megan McLaughlin –

      Dranesville District – Jane Strauss –

      Hunter Mill District – Pat Hynes –

      Lee District – Tamara Derenak-Kaufax –

      Mason District – Sandy Evans –

      Mount Vernon District – Dan Storck –

      Providence District – Patty Reed –

      Springfield District – Elizabeth Schultz –

      Sully District – Kathy Smith –

      At Large – Ryan McElveen –

      At Large – Ilryong Moon –

      At Large – Ted Velkoff –

      Your attendance is critical for the FCPS Board Meeting on Thursday, May 7th at 7pm in Luther Jackson Middle School, 2030 Gallows Road, Falls Church. Plan to arrive by 6 PM, if possible.

      It is important that you know of this greatly concerning development. Please do not hesitate to contact me at (703) 815-1201 or by email if you have any other issues or concerns.