As if Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli wasn’t enough of an embarrassment to the Commonwealth — suing the federal government to defend Virginians’ right not to have health care, suing the government to defend our right to destroy the planet, denying the science of climate change, talking to his toy elephant (appropriately named “Ron”), speaking at a conference o’ crazies, claiming that gay sex is “a detriment to our culture”, defending anti-“sodomy” laws, flirting with “birtherism”, claiming that the government is tracking his kids via Social Security numbers, instructing ministers how to evade the constitutional separation of church and state, or fighting for “states rights” — now he’s launched a new crusade, this time against net neutrality.
That’s right, according to Ken Kookinelli, net neutrality – “a principle which advocates no restrictions by Internet service providers or governments on consumers’ access to networks that participate in the internet” – is actually the “most egregious of all violations of federal law.” Yes, and up is down, black is white, war is peace, etc. Completely bonkers, yes, but since when has that ever stopped “the Cucc?”
Here at Blue Virginia, Del. Adam Ebbin’s weighed in, pointing out that, in reality, new net neutrality “guidelines would increase competition, prevent censorship and protect consumers.” As for Ken Kookinelli? I couldn’t agree more with Adam Ebbin on this one:
“[Cuccinelli’s] extremist campaigns against clean air, against a woman’s right to choose, against union workers and against net neutrality are not what the people of Virginia want or need from their Attorney General,” Ebbin said. “Ken Cuccinelli doesn’t understand that today’s emerging businesses depend on an open and free Internet to allow them to innovate and grow. He’s willing to risk our economic future to advance his partisan agenda.”
Ken Cuccinelli, the crazy, ignorant, intolerant face of the Virginia Republican Party. Any further questions? No? Good, then vote Democratic this November and let’s make sure we don’t lose the last check on this lunatic we’ve got — the State Senate!