Virginia Attorney General: Obama Worse Than King George III…

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    (Daily Caller)- Virginia’s fiery attorney general Ken Cuccinelli, who argued against the constitutionality of the health care law in federal court this week, has a new line: President Obama is worse than King George III, the English king in power when Americans declared independence in 1776.
    Cuccinelli said Monday that at no other time in American history had a government forced citizens to purchase a product and gotten away with it, even the British King that sparked the American Revolution.
    The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act passed in April contains a provision that requires citizens to buy health insurance. Virginia’s lawsuit argues that the mandate is beyond the powers of the federal government, as defined in the Constitution. (A Massachusetts state measure, championed by former governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, requires everyone in the state to have insurance.)
    In 1774, the American colonists signed onto a document that notified King George III that Americans would boycott British goods until the so-called “Intolerable Acts” were lifted. Speaking like a history professor, Cuccinelli told the story of how American colonists boycotted British products in response to the Acts more than 200 years ago.
    “The King’s own lawyer, his solicitor general, advised him that the boycott was legal under British law and that Americans could not be forced to buy British goods,” Cuccinelli said. “Yet in 2010 we have a Congress and a president that have enacted a law that compels Americans for the first time in history under the guise of regulating commerce, that they must buy a private product even when the King of England and the parliament that we rebelled against acknowledged that they should not have the authority to compel us to do that when we were their subjects.”
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    I like Cuccinelli. He's bright and a firecracker. Good for him speaking about the reality of the situation.
     
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    King George now?

    Seems as if they are taking a liking to Obama....they used to compare him to Hitler
     
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    Obama has the emperor and rebellion metaphors ass backwards.
     
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    I wasn't aware of Cuccinelli ever comparing Obama to Hitler. Do you have a link to that?

    And, there is something about shoes fitting that I want to say, but it seems too obvious.
     
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    Cuccinnelli is Virginia's equivelent of Tailgunner Joe. A pathetic demogogue full of lies and himself. The people there will tire of his idiocy soon enough.
     
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    VA tiring of Cuccinelli? LMAO! Don't count on that happening anytime soon.


    It's interesting how no one has come up with anything to counter Cuccinelli's metaphor except for cheap talk.
     
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    Sex education
    The bright young men who want to go back to 1910

    Ken Cuccinelli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Cuccinelli has been a strong advocate of the abstinence-only sex education programs with state funding. He stated "The longer you delay the commencement of sexual activity, you have healthier and happier kids and more successful kids.".[94]

    In 2005 Cuccinelli condemned a "Sextravaganza" event at George Mason University. The event sponsors, who received GMU Student Activity funds that are not appropriated by the state, said the event merely explored issues of safe sex, date rape and sexual health. However, Cuccinelli stated that the event was “designed to push sex and sexual libertine behavior as far, fast and furiously as possible” and promote “every type of sexual promiscuity you can imagine.” [95]

    [edit] Sexual orientation
    In 2004, Cuccinelli stated "homosexuality is wrong"[96] and during his 2009 campaign for attorney general opposed a nondiscrimination policy against gays and lesbians and stated about homosexual acts: "I happen to think that it represents (to put it politely; I need my thesaurus to be polite) behavior that is not healthy to an individual and in aggregate is not healthy to society."[97] More directly, Cuccinelli said that “homosexual acts are wrong” and that “in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that.” [17]

    [edit] Obama's Presidency
    Cuccinelli at first publicly stated that it was possible that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya, and that the validity of any law that he signed could be challenged to raise the question of Obama's citizenship. In response to the controversy surrounding his statements, Cuccinelli on March 15, 2010, issued a statement clarifying that he believes that Obama was born in the United States.[98]
     
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    Heavens to Ashcroft!

    Ken Cuccinelli - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Female breast on Virginia seal
    Cuccinelli caused a small controversy when he used an altered version of the historical state seal which shows Virtus, the Roman goddess of bravery and military strength, carrying a breastplate to cover her left breast on lapel pins he provided as gifts to his office staff.[60][61] The current official seal shows Virtus holding a spear and her left breast is exposed. The original state seal was designed by George Wythe, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, and adopted in 1776.[62] The historic seal on which Cuccinelli's version is based is a Confederate-era seal that appeared on the flag of a Virginia unit in the American Civil War.[63] Cuccinelli's spokesman, Brian Gottstein, said lapel pins with the breast covered were paid for by Cuccinelli’s political action committee, not with taxpayer funds. On May 3, following media coverage, Cuccinelli announced that he was dropping his "family friendly" version of the seal.[64][65] His statement misidentified the deity Virtus as "Virtue," stating "I cannot believe that joking with my staff about Virtue being a little more ‘virtuous’ in this antique version has become news."
     
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    Aaaaaand, how exactly would that counter Cuccinelli's King George analogy?




    This should be interesting. ;)
     

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