Tea Party 2013 “Wet Dream” Team Emerges in VA




Virginia’s 2013 Republican Nominees

Ken Cuccinelli:  Current Attorney General; 2013 Republican Candidate for Governor

Selected Bio Highlights:  Required VA abortion clinics to meet same licensing requirements as hospitals in an attempt to force them to close; Sued to obtain private e-mails and correspondence from state university science professors doing climate change research; Wants to opt Virginia out of Obamacare exchanges

E.W. Jackson:  Currently Homophobic African American Minister; 2013 Republican Candidate for Lt. Governor

Ken Cuccinelli
Selected Bio Highlights: Compares Planned Parenthood to KKK for murdering unborn babies; Asserts that Democrats are engaged in perpetrating an Anti-Christ agenda on America; Says Blacks are being enslaved by the Democratic Party; Believes homosexuals are very sick people emotionally, psychologically and mentally and pursue an anti-Black agenda; States that Obama sees the world from a Muslim perspective. 

Mark Obenshain:  Currently State Legislator; 2013 Republican Candidate for Attorney General

Selected Bio Highlights:  Sponsored a bill to require women to report miscarriages to police and failure to do so would have constituted a criminal offence; Pushed legislature to pass more restrictive voter ID laws (incidents of voter fraud in VA = 0); Pushes ultra conservative agenda in state legislature.  

This all went down last week.  And how, you might ask, did such a slate of unrepresentative-even-for-Virginia politicos get chosen to represent the Commonwealth for the Republican Party?  Good question.  Easy answer.  Virginia’s Republican conservatives (read: Tea Baggers – recall that House Majority Leader and rabid Tea Bagger Eric Cantor is from Virginia) simply opted out of holding a statewide primary to choose candidates and held a smaller, private convention so that they could dictate who would represent the Republican Party in the upcoming election. (Can you spell “hijack”?)

Cuccinelli and Obenshain are known actors in Virginia and make no bones about pushing the far right agenda.   Jackson is  “relatively unknown” here across the Potomac in liberal DC but I’m betting that he will make for an extremely entertaining primary season, that is, if he’s allowed to speak.  You can’t even call this guy’s pronouncements “conservative” or “radical.”  They are simply crazy.  I think maybe he’s channeling Alan West or Westboro’s Fred Phelps.  Very sad.

Virginia’s Tea Party folks are - understandably - in full orgiastic glee over their chosen candidates.  For them, they have the perfect slate one that even includes a bigoted Black man.  I mean how much outreach do you need?  They’ve upped the ante in choosing these three radical right wingers wagering that the citizens of the Commonwealth whom they see as “like them” and hungering for ultra conservative governance, are going to swoon over this fascist triumvirate come election day.  Well, I think they’ve forgotten about Northern Virginia, that suburban part of Washington DC that finds itself within the borders of the Commonwealth. It is here that Obama took Virginia into the Blue column last election. 

Why? Well this part of Virginia sports the most diverse immigrant communities in the country with folks from the Middle East, Viet Nam, Ethiopia, El Salvador, China, India and a host of other countries all living together in relative peace, harmony and prosperity.   Then too it’s that part of the country where Federal dollars flow most abundantly through private sector businesses to America’s citizens.   Virginia receives more Federal money (in Defense Department contracts and military installation support) then the next four largest recipient states put together.  Without our tax dollars flowing to Cantor’s Virginia, the state’s economy would be as viable as Dracula crossing the Sahara at noon. Following last week’s Republican nominations, I suspect that Tim Kaine and the rest of Virginia’s Democratic candidates are laughing behind their hands. 

It’s become more and more evident that the country doesn’t agree with the Tea Party agenda or the means through which such an agenda is being foisted on the rest of us.  It seems as if the Virginia Republican slate of candidates is the Tea Party’s “double down” “final solution” “winner take all” grand bet. They seem to realize that with Obama’s election, lack of non-white votes/voters and all the talk of reforming the Republican Party, they desperately need a victory.  After all it’s their policies that have captured today’s Republican Party.  In Virginia, they have opted for purity: three ideologically pure men.  And Virginia is one they can’t afford to lose since the state looms rather large in discerning the political direction of the nation.  We’ll see what happens come November. 

Naturally I’m hoping that Cuccinelli, Jackson and Obenshain get their asses kicked after the Virginia electorate fucks them royally in the same place.   

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