Romney ran on a platform he claimed was a “referendum on Obamacare” and lost. Cuccinelli in Virginia did the same thing and also lost yesterday. This is also after they tried 42 times to repeal it, and after they appealed it to the United States Supreme Court and lost.
How many times do you guys have to be hit over the head until you get it?
Of course, the Cuccinelli crowd is spinning this as if it was a win. “We did better than expected based on the polls,” they say. “Clearly this was because people didn’t like Obamacare.”
Had Cuccinelli won, they would have claimed it was about Obamacare and felt vindicated, saying “See? People don’t want Obamacare.” But he lost, and they’re still saying “See? People don’t want Obamacare.”
When you define the terms so that you win no matter what, you’re being dishonest and hypocritical.
Besides, given the GOP voter suppression going on, there may be another perfectly good explanation as to why the Democratic vote wasn’t as good as pollsters thought it would be.
Tea Party favorite Ken Cuccinelli is the Attorney General from my home state of Virginia. You know, the person who is the top attorney in the state. The guy to go to when you have a question about the Constitution. The expert on the law.
Oh, wait, did I say “tea party favorite”? Never mind. All bets are off once you say those words.
Kenny Boy has decided to spend taxpayer money fighting for an anti-sodomy law in Virginia, to prohibit all sex except vaginal intercourse. As anyone who is a lawyer knows, all such laws were struck down by the United States Supreme Court in the Lawrence v. Texas case ten years ago.
The Constitution has never stood in the way of these people before, though, especially when it comes to icky sex things such as oral sex, gay sex, abortions, or other personal choices having to do with one’s own body. These prudes want to make sure no one does anything that they personally don’t like. (As an aside, have you noticed how almost all of the loudest anti-sex protesters later turn out to be closeted themselves, doing the very things they rant about?)
Fortunately, the very conservative 4th district federal court ruled unanimously that the law was what it was. Surprise, Ken!
This guy is now running for Governor of a state that is becoming bluer by the day. Let’s hope he loses and Virginia remains for lovers.