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Cuccinelli Takes “Liberties” With His Record


Yes, it’s official — the most extremist statewide official in modern Virginia history is running for governor.  He confirms it himself in an email to his staff.  Check it out — it’s hysterical in more ways than one.  Or maybe “hallucinogenic” is the right word.

Cuccinelli humbly praises himself as Attorney General  for “unprecedented battles for liberty in our lifetimes.”  Hmm…I’m thinking that may be a typo — perhaps he meant “unprecedented battles to squelch liberty in our lifetimes”?  As in:

– Squelching academic liberty by relentlessly harassing the University of Virginia because Professor Michael Mann engaged in groundbreaking climate change research.    What is truly unprecedented is having a powerful state official attempting to limit the speech and research of academics whose work offends his Big Oil and Big Coal donors.  I can’t think of a similarly ugly assault on the First Amendment in my lifetime.  

– Trying to end progress on civil rights in the state by preventing state colleges and universities from banning discrimination against gays.  Surely George Mason and Thomas Jefferson flipped in their graves at this attempt to stop and then reverse the flow of history toward ever increasing freedom.

– Fighting the Federal government to prevent the tens of millions of Americans without health insurance from having the liberty to access our health system and thereby free themselves from disabling illnesses and conditions.  In Cuccinelli’s Virginia and his America, only the wealthy are entitled to lives free of disease and suffering.  

– Suing the EPA to block action to prevent climate change — thereby limiting the liberty of future generations, who will be deprived of the right to live on a healthy climate with a more stable climate.  

– Finding that police may question anyone they’ve stopped for any reason about their immigration status — the Bill of Rights be damned!

And that’s just a sampling.  With a freedom fighter like this, who needs tyrants?

More detail and links for all of these assaults on your liberty by our Ayatollah General — and now aspiring  (gasp!) governor — in my previous rundown of Mr. Cuccinelli’s Bully State.

  • Courtesy of Too Conservative:


    Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling issued the following statement on the 2013 Gubernatorial Election:

    “Needless to say, I am very disappointed by Mr. Cuccinelli’s decision to run for Governor in 2013.  During the 2009 campaign, and since taking office in 2010, Mr. Cuccinelli had repeatedly stated that he intended to seek re-election as Attorney General in 2013 and that is what I and other Republican leaders had expected him to do.  Unfortunately, he has now decided to put his own personal ambition ahead of the best interests of the Commonwealth and the Republican Party.

    “In 2009, Governor McDonnell and I gave Virginia Republicans a blueprint for how to win statewide elections in Virginia.  It started with our decision to join together and offer a united vision for the future of our state.  In order to make that possible, I decided to seek re-election to the office of Lieutenant Governor and support Bob McDonnell’s campaign for Governor.  Unlike Mr. Cuccinelli, I set aside my personal ambition and did what was right for the Commonwealth and our party.

    “I have consistently stated my intention to run for Governor in 2013, and Mr. Cuccinelli’s announcement will not alter my intended course.  After serving 10 years in the State Senate and 6 years as Lieutenant Governor, I am uniquely prepared to succeed Governor McDonnell and lead Virginia into the future.   I have also served for 2 years in Governor McDonnell’s cabinet, which has provided me with the experience and knowledge of the executive branch of state government that is necessary to continue our successes.  Throughout my public service I have provided conservative, results oriented leadership, and I have worked with Republicans and Democrats to get things done for the people of Virginia.   That experience and record of results enables me to reach out to conservative and independent voters and makes me the strongest candidate for Governor in 2013.

    “In the months to come I will keep my focus on doing a good job as Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor, fulfilling my responsibilities as our state’s Chief Jobs Creation Officer, and working to elect Republican candidates in 2012.  I will also continue doing the work I have been doing to lay the foundation for my own gubernatorial campaign in 2013.  If I do that work well, the political future will take care of itself.”


    Jobs Creator????


    How’s that working out btw???