Today marks a sad day in Virginia’s history. Terry McAuliffe, infamous carpetbagger and former DNC chairman, will be inaugurated as the next governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia today at noon. McAuliffe has never held any office. Additionally, this is the first time in 40 years that Democrats control all top positions in Richmond.
I also tweeted this about Inauguration Day:
The Left attributes McAuliffe’s win to former Va. Attorney Generatl Ken Cuccinelli’s “extreme” views on social issues:
Saturday’s ceremony marks the first time in a quarter-century that Democrats will hold all three of the state’s top elective posts: governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
Larry Sabato, director of the Center for Politics at the University of Virginia, said Republicans could learn from McAuliffe’s victory if they want to win competitive swing states like Virginia and take back the White House.
“Just about everyone realizes that Terry McAuliffe won mainly because Ken Cuccinelli’s positions, especially on social issues, were too far to the right for a moderate swing state,” Sabato said.
In actuality, McAuliffe basically bought the election with $15 million dollars’ worth of negative ads defaming Cuccinelli. Politico also notes that McAuliffe barely won the election as the failed Obamacare roll out started to materialize:
The main news stories of the last two weeks of the race were about the botched rollout of the health exchanges and troubling revelations about people getting kicked off their health plans.
Cuccinelli called the off-year election a referendum on Obamacare at every stop during the final days.
“Despite being outspent by an unprecedented $15 million, this race came down to the wire because of Obamacare,” Cuccinelli said in his concession speech Tuesday night.
So who will be leading the Commonwealth of Virginia for the next four years?
Woman #1: “So as governor, would you oppose any restrictions on my right to an abortion at any time?”McAuliffe: “Yes.”
Woman #1: “No, Yes?”
McAuliffe:“I would support stopping any restrictions.”
And then to remove any doubt, he told another woman that as governor he would be a “brick wall” against even the most common ground limitations on abortion.
Woman #2: “Also, if any anti-choice Republicans were to introduce legislation preventing me from getting an abortion after 20 weeks would you oppose it?”
McAuliffe: “So you have a Constitutional right. This has been determined in our nation. It is a Constitutional right. It is. What I said here is that I will be a brick wall to stop any erosion of any Constitutional right that any woman has in Virginia. I will be a brick wall.”
A guy who’s currently under federal investigation by the SEC.
A guy who’s in favor of bankrupting Virginia through Medicaid expansion.
A guy who favors Obamacare.
A guy who dislikes the Second Amendment and appointed a gun control loon to his transition team. (Mind you, Virginia is predominately pro-gun.)
A guy who’ll bypass Virginia law to impose gay marriage. (The Marshall-Newman Amendment, or Virginia Marriage Amendment to preserve traditional marriage, passed overwhelming in 2006 with 57% of the vote.)
A guy who left his wife in the car to attend Democrat fundraisers after she gave birth to their kids on numerous occasions.
Thank goodness for term limits in Virginia. (Governors are limited to one, four-year term.) This guy will undoubtedly abuse the office and attempt to pass legislation that puts Virginia towards the path of regression.
We must monitor this guy like a hawk. Maybe one of his scandals will creep up on him? We can only hope. Whether or not you live here in Virginia, watch what goes on in Richmond very closely.
In the meantime, hide your income, hide your guns, hide your babies, fellow Virginians…Scary Terry’s reign is about to commence.
Newly updated Governor of Virginia Facebook page misspells Virginia as “Virgina”.
This is not surprising coming from a guy who only up until recently learned about the basic functions and rules of Virginia’s government. (h/t VA Black Conservatives to taking the screen shot)
Twitchy reported on the Virginia misspelling found on the Governor of Virginia Facebook page.