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Cuccinelli's Impossible Dream

by: kindler

Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 17:28:24 PM EDT


Don Quixote was a sober, rational realist compared to Ken Cuccinelli.  At least Quixote didn't issue ridiculous press releases before launching onslaughts against windmills.

Despite his distaste for renewables, today's assault by our hero was not on a windmill, but on our vice president:

One day after Vice President Joe Biden came to Richmond and launched a vitriolic, scurrilous and false attack against the sitting attorney general of Virginia, Ken Cuccinelli today is challenging the vice president to a debate on the state of the economy, the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, Cuccinelli's strong record of protecting women and children, and the Commonwealth's right-to-work law and the future of America's coal industry.

"Vitriolic, scurrilous and false"?  Dude, who's writing your copy, Donald Trump's lawyer?

While this statement may make perfect sense in the Bizarro world, here on Earth, it's a bit...off. Cuccinelli's alleged justification for this unusual challenge to a VP he's not running against is that, supposedly, Terry McAuliffe refuses to debate him.  Except that's not true, since Terry has agreed to 5 debates.

And remind me again what you've done to "protect women"?  Bullying the state health board into banning abortion clinics?  Cheering for transvaginal probes?  Criminalizing miscarriages? Ladies, does all this protection make you feel safer yet?

Our AG is dreaming an impossible dream if he thinks this kind of stuff will get him elected governor of Virginia.  But it would be awesome if he launched a statewide tour on horseback with E.W. Jackson riding a donkey by his side.

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Here we go again (4.00 / 1)
The cooch is trying enrage the old white angry racist base of the republican party. He and his jolly band of mad men need a very thorough whipping.

The scary thing is that those people vote. (4.00 / 3)
To beat them this November, the non-old-angry-white-male portion of Virginia's population had better turn out in large numbers. If we do, we'll win. If we don't, we'll lose. It's pretty much that simple.

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Scary Thing (0.00 / 0)
Sadly, Dems have done a poor job getting the turnout in large numbers in non-Presidential years since 2008.  

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I strongly doubt that Dems (0.00 / 0)
have gotten any worse at GOTV since 2008. More likely is that Dems had a lot of energy (mostly anger) to tap into when Bush was president, but when Bush was no longer president that went away.  Then, in 2009-2010, Republicans had the anger to tap into, even if it was utterly ginned-up bull**** about "death panels," "socialism," blah blah blah. Now, I'd say it's even - no particular head or tail wind to either side. Given that environment, it will be interesting to see how it goes, but no doubt the T-Mac campaign is investing heavily in their field operation to GOTV.  Let's hope it works!

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I would have to disagree we have anger on our side (0.00 / 0)
Directly related to actions this group of GOP candidates have said and have done...

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I was talking about the national political climate (0.00 / 0)
and so far, I'm not seeing a "wave" of anger (or anything else) in either direction. That's not to say there's no anger on either side (e.g., Republicans continue to be angry at the black guy in the White House; Dems are angry at the Voting Rights Act being gutted and at Republican anti-choice extremism), I just don't think it's more in one direction or the other at this point.

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Well (0.00 / 0)
Creigh Deeds may have had a little negative impact on Democratic turnout in 2009.  Just a little.

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Cuccinelli's mad at the wrong person (0.00 / 0)
It's only a matter of time until McDonnell's scandal engulf's Cuccinelli's campaign. Perhaps Cuccinelli should demand a chance to debate Maureen McDonnell.

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Framing and response message is critical (0.00 / 0)
Please stop calling them abortion clinics.  They are women's health clinics.

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