Posted at theamericanconservatives.org:
Written by Butch Porter
“Although ideologically in line with McDonnell, who was also elected in November and supports Cuccinelli’s lawsuit to stop the health-care law, Cuccinelli and his confrontational style could complicate the governor’s efforts to rebrand the GOP as inclusive and pragmatic.
“Cuccinelli did not alert McDonnell’s office before sending his letter on nondiscrimination policies to colleges and universities, leaving officials to learn of it through a media inquiry. Although McDonnell agreed with Cuccinelli’s legal reasoning, protests that followed were a distraction while McDonnell was trying to help legislators adopt a budget and conclude the first legislative session of his term.
“‘This back-of-the-hand, gratuitous, finger-in-your-eye, hand-on-the-chest stuff — people don’t feel good about it,’ said a senior Republican strategist in Richmond, who spoke on condition of anonymity to avoid creating a rift in the party. ‘It’s not how you build a broad-based coalition.'”
Somehow, the “Republican strategist” interpretation of fulfilling a campaign promise of standing up for the Constitution and protecting the people of the Commonwealth from an overarching and tyrannical Federal Government is “back-of-the-hand” and “gratuitous.” A Conservative Governor, even with an “R” by his name, that has earned the endorsement of the VCP, would be on Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC defending his Attorney General as doing the right thing. We hate to proven right, in this circumstance, because it gives the media the ability to make this about a personality instead of about the Commonwealth’s sovereignty.
But we were right to support the person who is willing to not only follow the law of his own State, but to stand up and back it up with conviction. We’re still waiting on our Governor to do what HE promised: fight to uphold the laws of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Sic Semper Tyrannus