By Jeff Simpson
Today Virginia held a special election. The choice was simple in this solidly red state ....
1. A Democrat who could possibly be the worst possible democrat to run since Dan Rostenkowski! McAuliffe is a former head of the DNC and is an awful person and terrible politician. I personally can not think of a possible scenario of a way that I would vote for McAuliffe.
His loss should be a sure thing....until you meet his opponent!
2. Republican candidate and full on "tea party" hero Ken Cuccinelli, who ran on the ultra right wing, tax cutting platform.
“On the other hand, you have a candidate who says he will lower taxes by $700 per family. That will allow the economy to grow and allow your kids to move out of your basement.”
“My opponent believes government is the answer to everything, and he can’t walk in a room without promising something,” Cuccinelli said.He reminded the crowd that he was the first attorney general in the country to file suit against the federal Affordable Care Act and that he opposes a key piece of the health care overhaul that is unresolved in Virginia: expansion of the Medicaid health insurance program for low-income people. McAuliffe supports Medicaid expansion.Noting the technical difficulties that have beset the rollout of the federal law, Cuccinelli said: “Why would we expand failure? We knew it would fail.”
This race was so bad, that the local paper endorsed - None of the Above! However that did not stop our very own Governor to spend a weekend(and our tax dollars) helping his good friend campaign.
Terry Mcauliffe pulled it out tonight!
In a very red state, the Democrats just pulled out a major victory with the message of "I know our guy is horrible but the other guy is tea party" and now will be in charge of the Governorship.
In Wisconsin, our guy not only hitched his wagons to this losing train, Scott Walker calls himself "the Original tea party".
"When people ask me, 'How do you appeal to Tea Party folks?' I say: I was the original Tea Party in Wisconsin." -- Scott Walker on CNN.
When you pair Wisconsin, which leans to the left, and just came off overwhelming victories to Tammy Baldwin and President Obama, with nationwide disgust for the "tea party", should mean a change of faces in the Governor's office. Let's see if the powers that be, have the ability to make that happen!