Clowns of the Republican Party
Send in the clowns! Pull the rug from under him and watch him fall… how hilarious! Ha, ha, ha.
Well that’s what the Republican Party did to Republican Tea Party candidate Ken Cuccinelli in the Virginia Governor’s race. The GOP pulled the funding rug from under Cuccinelli and now the Democrats are laughing all the way to the Virginia Governor’s mansion!
Cuccinelli was steadily soaring ahead by pounding on the miserable ObamaCare law and had closed a 10-point gap despite little funding and an Obama-funded fake Libertarian candidate that took away some Republican votes.
Democrat candidate Terry McAuliffe, his polls falling, had called in the campaigner-in-chief, Obama. Together they heaped scorn on Cuccinelli for being part of the “extreme faction” of the GOP and for supporting GOP Sen. Ted Cruz’s attempt to defund ObamaCare, which shut down the Government. Virginia was hit hard by the shutdown. However, despite association with the Tea Party or government shutdown… none of this seemed to deter the voters from Cuccinelli… he was gaining fast, on a roll, in the zone!
On Oct. 1 the GOP “establishment”, embarrassed by media criticism over the government shutdown (?), pulled the funding “rug” on Cuccinelli. Ironically, that was the day of the miserably failed ObamaCare website launch! Plus it was just as Virginia voters began to get cancellation notices in the mail from their health care companies. Perfect storm for a Republican victory!
After Cuccinelli lost his GOP funding, in the crucial final weeks, Democrats ran TV ads against Cuccinelli 10 to 1. Cuccinelli had little time left to raise enough money on his own to fight back. He lost by only 2 points.
This is not funny for the people of Virginia. However, the Democrats are laughing… Ha, ha, ha… all the way to the Virginia Governor’s mansion!
Rose Marie Rauschkolb