Looks like the Virginia Attorney General is a birther:
Q: Is that something you can do as Attorney General? Can you do that or something?
CUCCINELLI: Well only if there is a conflict where we are suing the federal government for a law they’ve passed. So it’s possible. […] Well, that’s a good question. Not one I’ve thought a lot about because it hasn’t been part of my campaign. Someone is going to have to come forward with nailed down testimony that he was born in place B, wherever that is. You know, the speculation is Kenya. And that doesn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility.
I think it is really unfair how the media portrays all Republicans so negatively. I wonder what Cuccinelli’s Free Republic handle is? How long before he gets caught forwarding embarrassing emails through his official website?
General Egali Tarian Stuck
Shorter Southern Wingnut – That’s where we stole em after all.
Cuccinelli is only in his third month in office. He needs to slow down, or he’ll run out of ways to embarrass Virginia before his four years are up. Lowell Feld lists previous incidents.
Well, I’m not saying anything new here, just repeating… Obama can’t possibly be an American. He’s black, he has a Muslim middle name, he’s black, his parents committed miscegenation, he is very intelligent, and did I mention he’s black?
He is already claiming that he didn’t say what he did say which was captured on tape, although he now says the record is wrong and that is not what he meant…
Once again, I am thinking that it’s time Northern Virginia separated from the rest of the state….
Yes, Virginia, there is no sanity clause.
@Cat Lady: I bow in abject admiration.
He may find a way to try and fuck things up in 2012. He may be in a position to try something.
Birthers are like that.
Ah, it is so sad / obvious to see Virginia slip back into Caveman Land after so many years of largely competent Democratic rule.
And it doesn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility I meet Megan Fox, fall deeply in love, get married and live happily ever after.
The crazier the better I say. Give ’em all megaphones and tin hats and let the good times roll!!
This is how the Dems stop the bleeding.
Due credit to the GOP for being the “party of ideas,” at least in this realm.
yes…that certainly means he is from Kenya — everyone knows that all black men are from Kenya, just as all jewish people are from Brooklyn…
Birtherism is just the poll tax and literacy tests in fancy new 21st century clothing.
just because he was born in Hawaii, that doesn’t mean he’s an American. Besides, Hawaii was the last state admitted to the Union and it’s the farthest away, so it’s almost not a state anyway.
Apparently Virginia Republicans have been deeply, deeply embarrassed at all the attention the much crazier South Carolina Republicans have been getting.
This year’s brackets are tightening up, and the Texas Republicans are no slackers, either. This year also looks like it could be a breakthrough year for the Arizona Republicans, who have a super-crazy on the national ballot.
He says he was giving a hypothetical answer to a hypothetical question and doesn’t actually believe Obama was born outside the United States. Which totally explains lines like “You know, the speculation is Kenya. And that doesn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility.” without leaving room for further questions!
@r€nato: Plus, it’s this weird foreign exotic place, where real people don’t vacation, unlike, say, Myrtle Beach or Martha’s Vineyard.
Nothing else I read today can possibly improve on this. This day is yours.
B-b-b-b-b-b-but…Virginia and New Jersey! Scott Brown! NEVER FORGET!
Yeah, how’s all that turned out so far? Brown has quickly revealed himself to be incompetent by angering the right wing with sensible votes on stimulus measures while angering everyone else by turning the poor guy who flew a plane into the IRS building into a Brown for Senate ad.
McDonnell tried to roll back antidiscrimination protections for gays and lesbians and reversed course shortly thereafter.
Cuccinelli is a birther.
Christie hasn’t done anything completely dumb yet, but his term has merely begun. Cory Booker’s going to take him out in 2013.
So, what have we got? This is the new leadership that the GOP is excited about? Michael Steele should have given more cash to the Marianas Islands GOP.
I say go for it. It sounds about as likely to work as this guy becoming Attorney General of the nation’s 12th largest state
Virginia is for Birthers. Where are the sane republicans hiding now?
Virginia Attorney General Tells Colleges to Back Off on Gay Rights Policies
In for a penny….
Besides, Hawaii is just a bunch of islands. That’s not a *real* state! I demand to see Hawaii’s birth certificate. Why won’t it release it? What is Hawaii trying to hide?
I got to shake the President’s hand today. Nyah nyah.
I hope so. I like Cory a lot. He seems to really have it together.
I love the story about how he went and shoveled the driveway of one of his Twitter-followers dad’s house.
sooo…. you don’t plan on washing that hand, ever, eh?
There are trying to infiltrate Northern Virginia. But, so far our leftest, communist, socialist, militia has held them at bay…We want the sane ones to confront the nuts….
@Annie: Shockingly, Cuccinelli is from northern Virginia. He was a state senator in Fairfax County before he was elected AG. Fortunately the Democrats were able to snap up his senate seat in the special election after he vacated it.
Damn…I do so love Fairfax County…
It really is too much to ask to have Republicans that aren’t goddamn twits, isn’t it?
I like this procedure for laws you don’t like. Every Attorney General should have standing to question the eligibility and the election of every federal officer. So, the AG of New Mexico gets to review Minnesota ballots to make sure Franken is properly seated. The ballots from Florida would be on a permanent tour of the country and we’d alternate between Bush and Gore every couple of weeks between 2000 and 2004.
Did you go to the Strongsville event? How was it and how was the crowd’s attitude, etc?
What, and sap their precious bodily fluids?
@mr. whipple: That is awesome!
Was that you who yelled for Kucinich to vote yes? :)
Nah, it was the second time anyway. :)
I’d say the crowd was pretty upbeat. There was a few wingnut hecklers, but only a few. I heard a lot of happy comments after. Also heard a few people very PO’d at DK.
There it is! Annie FTMFW (for the motherfucking win, and yes I know motherfucker is one word, I should know it, it’s my favorite motherfucking word, one I use every motherfucking chance I get, I just wanted to add some motherfucking drama to the tired FTW).
thanks, i think, motherfucker….
Good with being POed at DK. I wish I could have gone.
We just watched the rerun on Cspan. There were a few catcalls for DK. Another was ‘Dennis, don’t be a menace.’
C-span would have had to bleep me out yelling things about DK if I was there.
LOL. On the rerun, I don’t think it was me specifically that BO was answering to. There was quite a bit of catalling, and some anti-HCR hecklers, too, that we never heard on rerun.
and upon hearing Cat Lady stun the mob into silence with her perfect rejoinder, wise Democrats exit the stage, content to bask in her reflected glory.
NRO? Hell, Teh Cooch could land a job on the Washington Post op-ed page with stone cold shit like that.
This is the part I can’t get over:
This is someone who managed to become the chief law enforcement officer of his state without knowing the basic de facto officer doctrine (screen 4/38). It’s the long-established rule that says the official acts of an elected or appointed officer are valid as to third parties even if that officer is subsequently found to be ineligible for the office.
Seriously, it’s the kind of question a state AG would be asked any day of the week…is the guy really that incompetent?
I saw Big O the first day of his presidential campaign – got to shake his hand, his daughters’, and sit in the first three rows as he spoke. I was given all that campaign largesse, though, because a.) I live in Iowa, and b.) my daughter in law was an early supporter – a precinct captain, even. Later, I saw him and Michelle speak with Oprah (the women were definitely the best speakers that night). I mention all this not just as one-upmanship, but because, after forty plus years as a political volunteer, I finally saw and shook the hand of a candidate who actually became President. I also have some good stories about Ted Kennedy campaigning in Iowa, for what they’re worth – and for another day.
Actually, I have the same thought about meeting the girl from xkcd.com. I think she would fuck my shit right the hell up.
Don’t you judge me!
Oh – also met John Edwards and Joe Biden in the same evening. John sucked in weird ways I can’t even describe. Biden. Kicked. Ass.
Oh come on, don’t leave us hanging!
C’mon. I’m sure urbandictionary.com can describe the alternate ways he sucked.
Not much I can properly describe here. He was just ‘off’ – didn’t really shake hands or meet ‘n greet like the other candidates. He kept saying the same (kind of stupid) things over and over – and when Elizabeth got up to speak, she (like him) was clearly in politico-robot mode. Afterward, I asked my husband, “What was that about?” He said he saw it, too, but couldn’t figure it out.
I’d love to hear it, Jim.
This was my 5th time seeing Obama, and I saw Michelle once. I’m jealous that you folks in Iowa can see them so much early.
Just Some Fuckhead
@Cat Lady: Thank you for that. Now I shall go back to hating you for being one of the Obots who are ruining the site.
Yeah, as tired as we get of it all sometimes during caucus season, we’re all pretty aware of our great good fortune in getting to know the candidates as well as we do. My high school students are so sweet and earnest during those seasons – they make a point of going to campaign events and talking about it the next day. I think you can all be assured that we here in Iowa take all this very seriously.
Well having just read Rielle Hunter’s sad little interview, I have to wonder if Johnny was just feeling “traumatized” that day.
Ha! Yeah, I thought of that later, too. Actually, in some ways, Elizabeth was the one I was most puzzled by. Now, of course, that makes too much sense.
Man, she must’ve been biting her tongue.
I think it’s a great thing for them to go through, but I’m sure you could get tired of it.
I love the idea of having the candidates have to do retail politics on a small scale, with every day people. You guys showed great judgement this time around. LOL.
Oh, yeah. Give her credit she didn’t bite something else, right there i front of us. Can you imagine having to get up and give that speech, knowing what she did? What an asshole he is. And, yes, I did contribute to his campaign. Pisses me off.
I think we did. I have another story about dealing with little rabid right-wingers the day after the election, but again, will save that for another day/night. Gotta go – we’re expected elsewhere. Best to all – especially the newly-employed.
That was very, very good.
You almost made me choke on my toast.
Yes, I give her a LOT of credit.
Hell, Cuccinelli’s not only a Northern Virginia resident, he was originally from New Jersey.
I’m waiting for him to point out that at the time Obama was born, it was still illegal for his parents to marry in Virginia.
Oh dear, I see I inadvertently cited to a Phillipine text. Sorry. Let’s try the good ol’ USSC this time:
There. That’s better.
This guy is gonna regret making any mention of the birfer nonsense once Orly Taitz finds out and starts hounding him.
In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. Although most republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe they have a long way to go.