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As VA Governor, Ken Cuccinelli Will Still Hate You

Just in case you were wondering, Ken Cuccinelli, the GOP nominee for governor of Virginia and the current state attorney general, would like to reassure you: he still doesn’t like you.

At a sometimes contentious debate with Democratic rival Terry McAuliffe, Cuccinelli tried to portray himself as a compassionate kind of guy who volunteers at homeless shelters and coaches kids sports. McAuliffe, however, kept insisting that Cuccinelli greatest interest is social issues, not economic ones. “He can stand up here and talk about jobs, transportation,” McAuliffe said. “He’s done nothing but hurt jobs, try to stop transportation and led a very social ideological agenda against women’s health and gay Virginians.”

Given a chance to talk about how much he respects all Virginians, Cuccinelli then showed his real stripes. “My personal beliefs about the personal challenges of homosexuality haven’t changed,” he said.

In case you haven’t been paying attention, Cuccinelli’s personal beliefs include wanting to bring back sodomy laws,  saying that gay people “don’t comport with natural law,” and demanding that state colleges rescind protections for LGBT employees.

Still, Cuccinelli believes he’s in the mainstream. “The notion that because I believe marriage ought to be protected, because I believe life begins at conception — just like hundreds of thousands of independents and Democrats — this isn’t just me, it isn’t just Repulicans,” he said. “There are lots of Virginians, millions, perhaps, of Virginians, who share my sincerely held beliefs.”

Not if his fundraising is any indication. Cuccinelli has raised half the cash that McAuliffe has. More to the point, some potential donors have made a point of saying that his stand on social issues, including gay rights, precludes their contributing to him. It also doesn’t help that Cuccinelli has been tangled up in an ongoing investigation involving the current governor, Bob Mc Donnell, who is accused of receiving tens of thousands of dollars in payments from a Virginia company in which Cuccinelli happened to be an investor. All in all, Cuccinelli is running the quintessential GOP modern campaign: out of touch with voters and out of step with reality.

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  • Daniel-Reader

    Closet cases try to keep themselves locked in by harming those who are open and honest. It is a tale as old as time.

  • andy_d

    Really? He’s still gonna hate us? Ya think? DUH!

  • Kangol

    He’s a very sad, angry, disturbed man. The position he should be running for is a comfy spot in psychiatrist’s office, not the governorship of the Old Dominion.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    Virginia Republicans are so out of touch and out of control. Governor Ultrasound, Bob-hick-stealing-everything-from-the-mansion-and-taking-bribes McDonnell and Cuccinelli need to be run out of Dodge. Governor UltraSound needs to go to prison. We cannot let this hick GOP party taste power ever again. They’re insane and too involved in our lives.

  • hf2hvit

    Probably another member of Larry Craig’s Men’s Room Toe-Tappin’ Boogie Dance Troupe.

  • sfbeast

    Yes, definitely another closet case.

  • GymJockTX

    Our Goobernator down here in TX is a legend in the Austin gay community, as in, on the DL. Maybe we should get these two boys to go out on a blind date–pun intended.

  • Jayson

    Is this the same guy that wants to make oral sex against the law? If so, he probably means oral sex giving by a woman, but in a bathroom stall by another man is okay. GUUURL

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