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  •  "Really conservative" an understatement (8+ / 0-)

    Cuccinelli is one of the most extremist elected officials in America.  He used the full powers of his office as attorney general to attack the University of Virginia for harboring a -- gasp! -- climate scientist.  

    His frivilous subpoenas ended up costing U-VA over half a million dollars in legal fees before the state Supreme Court tossed it out as a bad joke.  But much more important is what this whole sordid affair says about his view of the proper use of government, of the role of academic freedom in America, and how far he is willing to go to make his (Big Oil, Gas and Coal) donors happy.  

    This is not a small government conservative.  This is not a libertarian who wants government to just leave you alone.  This is a man who will bring the full offensive apparatus of government to your doorstep if you don't fit the mold of right-wing, tea party America.  He has spent his time and powers as AG doing all he can to strip away the rights of gays, women, immigrants and whomever else he deems deserves to be marginalized.  His favorite tool is not rhetoric or procedure or cajoling, but browbeating and bullying.

    This is not your father's Ronald Reagan conservative, but one who represents the ugliest totalitarian pretentions of the Dominionist, tea party conspiracy crowd.  

    Cuccinelli truly needs to be stopped next November, or Virginia and America will be in deep, deep trouble.

    Freedom is the freedom to say two plus two make four.  If that is granted, all else follows. -- George Orwell, 1984. Now on Twitter.

    by kindler on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 07:02:06 PM PST

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