I mean, even by Virginia State Senate Democratic “Leader” Dick Saslaw’s low, low “standards,” this is bonkers. Just for the record, as of June 2010, at which point his first term was winding down, Tom Perriello’s Progressive Punch rating was 78.58%. For comparison purposes, Gabby Giffords was at 77.99% and Glenn Nye (D-VA02) was at 66.67%. As for Ted Cruz, his lifetime Progressive score is an abysmally low 6.28%. Believe it or not, Paul Ryan’s lifetime Progressive score is even worse than Cruz’s, at just 4.64%. Regardless, Tom Perriello’s solid progressive score was not in any way, shape or form like Ted Cruz’s or Paul Ryan’s far-right-wing scores. For Dick Saslaw to compare Perriello to arch-right-wingnuts like Cruz and Ryan is beyond the pale (although not surprising coming from Saslaw, who is infamous for his ability to open his mouth and insert his foot wayyyy down his own throat).