5 Crazy Things Cuccinelliís Surrogates Have Said (So He Didnít Have to)

In the final days of the Virginia governor’s campaign, both candidates are bringing out every gun in their arsenal to woo last minute voters and convince their bases to come out in droves. Democratic candidate Terry McAuliffe has had both Clintons — Bill and Hillary — on the ground to round up support. Republican candidate and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, meanwhile, has brought in every Tea Party and social conservative big hitter he can think of.

With such a cavalcade of far right stars, it’s not a shock that Cuccinelli’s surrogates have said some pretty amazing things on his behalf. Here are just five:

1. We have to make abortion illegal or there will no longer be short people.

Kentucky Senator Rand Paul can always be counted on for a little Christian conservative crazy. His latest, while speaking to a crowd at Liberty University, keeps that reputation intact. “In your lifetime, much of your potential – or lack thereof – can be known simply by swabbing the inside of your cheek,” Senator Paul told the crowd. “Are we prepared to select out the imperfect among us?” He then implied that the short, fat and “less intelligent” would be unlikely to make it through the Brave New World, according to the Washington Post.

2. Legal abortion is like living through Nazi Germany.

Considering what a hard time Jim Bob Duggar seems to have speaking on the trail, it’s surprising that he was able to say anything that offensive. But he still managed to take his standard “baby Holocaust“†rhetoric and up it even further, comparing America to Nazi Germany. “You know that’s where we’re at in our nation,” Duggar said earlier this month, before telling Cuccinelli supporters that, “You guys are the army that can go out and impact America.” He also told voters to support the Republican ticket because the governor and lieutenant governor were “not trying to please men; they’re trying to please God.”

3. Expanding health insurance coverage to the poor is like spreading pixie dust.‘”

Surrogates aren’t just for public events. They’re also for conference calls, like the one where Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan joined Cuccinelli to condemn governors who were expanding Medicaid coverage thanks to Obamacare, calling the federal payments for expansion some sort of magic that would never happen in real life. “This is like budget pixie dust claiming that this money is all of a sudden going to come raining in from Washington and pay for all the things you want to do in state government,” Ryan told reporters, according to the Washington Post. “It’s just not so. It’s misleading.”

4. College women are vulnerable and need protecting — as long as they dont need any reproductive health care.

When former Governor Mike Huckabee stomped for Cuccinelli, he reminded voters that the A.G. would always fight for the “most vulnerable” of people. Then, to name some examples, he provided three: “a young lady on a college campus…a homeless person who has no place else to be or a child in the womb of a mother.” Those three particular choices are pretty telling. After all, what exactly is so “vulnerable” about a young woman, particularly one who is in the process of getting a college education? Unless, of course, it’s about protecting her from the evils of birth control and abortion,†two issues Cuccinelli agrees with Huckabee on.

And finally, the craziest thing said by a Cuccinelli campaign surrogate in the race:

5. Women will go for Ken Cuccinelli.

The words, spoken by Republican Governor Nikki Haley in mid-October, seemed like a stretch back then when Cuccinelli was trailing McAuliffe by about 14 points. That gender gap is now 24 points. Still, weeks earlier Gov. Haley declared: “The women in Virginia will do their homework in this race. They will realize that for the good of economic success in Virginia, for our families, for our lifestyles and for the future of Virginia, women will go for Ken Cuccinelli.”

The women did their homework, it seems. Their conclusion, however, was far different.

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Jim Ven
Jim V1 years ago

thanks for the article.

Joe M.
Joe Martinez4 years ago

The shutdown of government exposed the Tea Party's true color, as composed of a bunch of idiots seeking to over throw what little part of government we still have. Additional it revealed how weak the Republican leadership is. Being the majority of the Republican party was paralyzed by one loud mouth Ted Cruz shame on them.Glad to have witness how quick public opinion changed against them that forced them to concede to preserve their job for the time being.

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage s4 years ago

Republics................, = Money to Power to Control....................

Lynn C.
Lynn C4 years ago


janice b.
jan b4 years ago

Terry McAuliffe has to win against the vaginal probing Cuccinelli mob. I truly expect that if the fates abandon us, and the RABID GOP candidates win the governor's seat, the Lt Governor and the Attorney General, in the states...we will see ALL women's rights diminished, if not eliminated totally. I see the movement to go back to the Jim Crow situations with regard to minorities.

Cathleen K.
Cathleen K4 years ago

Rand Paul's speech, in which he plagiarized the Wiki entry on 'Gatika', did not disappoint, did it? Like most Libertarians, he's an adolescent, riffing about deep philosophical conclusions he reached while watching sci fi in his teens and twenties. The one thing that confuses me about him though is the anti abortion stuff. You simply cannot be a Libertarian and then turn around and demand that women carry pregnancies to term that they want to be rid of. That other Rand would put him in front of a firing squad faster than you can say Objectivism. When Emerson made that crack about consistency being the hobgoblin of little minds, he wasn't talking about inconsistency on this level. Unfortunately for Rand and the GOP, it will be noticed by the very people they're hoping to attract - those young, disaffected invincibles who can't imagine that they'll ever need Social Security and Medicare can sure as hell imagine that the condom will break.

Danuta Watola
Danuta W4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

David Youmans
David Youmans4 years ago

Unfortunately, this is the new breed of "conservative" governor, that's trying to create their own "Jerusalem" on this side of the earth. It's just too bad they don't try actually reading their Bibles, because they sure haven't been learning about Christianity. Their whole behaviors, policies, and attitudes are totally contrary to everything that Jesus taught, and their philosophies are entirely about increasing their own power, and riches.

People really need to learn how to see through this type of charlatan. The people who vote for these unethical dirtballs, are the same ones that are continuously scammed by the Televangelists, and their "send me twenty dollars and I'll pray for your salvation", Or their "buy my new book to learn the path to salvation" ploys.

When People asked Jesus to heal their daughter or son, He didn't ask how much they were willing to give him, he said "Yes" and did so...

Georgia I.
Georgia I4 years ago


Nikki Haley, fyi, the women of Virginia HAVE done their homework, and that's why any woman in VA capable of independent thought and with at least an AVERAGE IQ will be voting AGAINST KC on Tuesday

Lori Hone
Lori Hone4 years ago

republicans are disgusting