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  •  Cuccinelli (1+ / 0-)
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    tikkun

    McDonnell, save for 2-3 really awful and needlessly inflammatory and privilege-utilizing moves (the Confederacy Celebration Month thing, the vaginal ultrasound thing, etc.) has been a fairly good centrist Governor. And that has, of course, been defined down to mean, "hasn't destroyed our economy", but still...

    Cuccinelli is a terrible man, and would be a terrible Governor. Bolling would've been a step sideways at a time when Virginia could move forward. Cuccinelli would be a dangerous step back.

    Please, nation, help Virginia not inflict that wound upon itself.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 06:51:00 PM PST

    •  Centrist? (2+ / 0-)
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      pelagicray, Aquarius40

      I would say "Centrist" in a Tea-Partyite definition of 'conservative', at best.  McDonnell has not been 'centrist' as much as 'not as extreme as we thought he would be ...'

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      by A Siegel on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 07:24:57 PM PST

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      •  Eh... (3+ / 0-)
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        ...at the risk of dinging my Dkos cred, I'll disagree. With the notable (and nearly substantive, were it not for McDonnell's blessed ability to be shamed -- something so many Tea Party nuts lack) exceptions I mentioned, Virginia's economy, both public and private, has done well. And our social scene has hardly moved rightward. He's been a centrist caretaker of the Commonwealth as it's moved from red to blue, whether he meant to or not.

        it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

        by Addison on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 07:53:59 PM PST

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        •  Just try a simple thing (1+ / 0-)
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          go to his wikipedia

          Moderate:

          He has used his amendatory veto power to restrict state funding for abortions.

          Since taking office, McDonnell has pushed for privatization

          promoted offshore drilling for Virginia

          McDonnell issued a directive ordering the Department of Conservation and Recreation to cease enforcing regulations that prohibit people from openly carrying firearms in state parks. He has also given preliminary approval to amend the regulations to allow people to carry open or concealed firearms in state forests.

          Governor McDonnell issued a proclamation designating April 2010 as "Confederate History Month" following similar designations by two of his Republican predecessors, George Allen and James S. Gilmore. However, the last two governors, who were Democrats, did not designate such a month. Unlike Gilmore's proclamation, which included anti-slavery language, McDonnell's initial proclamation left out any direct mention of slavery

          Etc ...

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          by A Siegel on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 10:06:33 AM PST

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          •  I think I'll try an even more simple thing... (0+ / 0-)

            ...and ignore comments that start out with patronization.

            it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

            by Addison on Fri Dec 28, 2012 at 11:45:02 AM PST

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