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Why They Really Fear Ken Cuccinelli

RINOs and the leftwing have been expending an extraordinary amount of money and ink lately to paint Ken Cuccinelli as an extremist.

Ken CuccinelliThose of us who know Ken laugh at them.  He’s one of the most caring, decent, normal human beings you’ll ever meet.  He also happens to be a brilliant politician.  He’s for women, the little guy, children, small business people.  His views are those of the majority of Virginians and Americans, which means his critics are liars – and desperate ones.

RINOs and the left fear Ken because he is for those things, and they are not, no matter what they say to try to make you think otherwise.  They are for the powerful; Ken’s for the people.  They thrive on government that bends and breaks the law; Ken understands that liberty is lost when government breaks the law, including our Constitution

They fear Ken Cuccinelli because he is the future of the Republican Party, which is not the crony capitalist GOP of establishment Republicans who seek power for themselves, not liberty, opportunity and prosperity for the people.

Here, let me pick up on and supplement Norm Leahy’s excellent spot at Bearing Drift of Chris Beer’s Mason Conservative piece (“Bill Bolling: The Last Dixiecrat”), which explains this all so perfectly well:

Bill Bolling is the last, desperate gasp of the old Dixiecrat tradition in Virginia. It is why big business, long successful in Virginia from its great bi-partisan tradition of crony capitalism, is so afraid of Cuccinelli. As Norm Leahy put it: “This is, in many ways, Cuccinelli’s party. Bill Bolling and his friends – they don’t understand it. They can’t control it. And that is why they fear it.” Make no mistake; you will never hear this blog claim Bill Bolling is a RINO. Far from it. But rather, Bolling is an establishment crony-capitalist conservative who, like his Dixiecrat forefathers, just wants to leave everything the same and let big business do what big business does. Cuccinelli is looking to apply true limited government principles and truly unleash capitalism in Virginia. Instead of our business being reliant on the federal government, state tax breaks, and giveaways he wants to create a commonwealth of opportunity and freedom. This is not how the Dixiecrat Junta has tried to rule Virginia since Byrd died for the last fifty years.

In many ways, what motivates the base of Democratic support that twice elected Barack Obama, Tim Kaine, and Mark Warner in Virginia is the same energy that is moving Republicans to Ken Cuccinelli. Ken isn’t just running on low taxes and abortion. He is focusing his campaign as redefining conservatism as a force that will help the poor, help business, and revolutionize the state. The real political struggle isn’t left versus right in America or Virginia; it’s the powerful versus the powerless. Cuccinelli is running on issues like eminent domain; prison reform, sex-trafficking, federal mandates, mental health reform, market-based transportation solutions, and a willingness to take on the powerful in both parties. The Bolling Dixiecrats are attacking Ken the sway way they all have attacked him. He’s extreme, dangerous, too right wing, and inflexible. Bolling wants to run on what all Dixiecrats ran on . . . doing what’s best for big business. The fact is, Ken Cuccinelli has gotten more done working with the other side than Bill Bolling ever has. The problem is he just has never done it when it came to raising our taxes. The powerful interest in the Democratic Party and Republican Party don’t care about the regular folks, they just want more money (and thus power) to remain centralized in Virginia. Ken has worked and voted with Democrats on the EPA (with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors), the triggerman law, innocent prisoners (Michael Herring), sex-trafficking, among other issues.

These are issues that really matter, but not to the big business Dixiecrats. They don’t want to compete; they want to stay in power. Because of Ken’s partisan reputation, it’s easy to win over some Republicans by throwing out code-words like “common sense” and “pragmatic.” They will co-opt the media in believing Ken is the boogeyman. But in reality, it’s this new tea party/libertarian alliance that is the true future of the Republican Party, and one that will make the GOP much less willing to play the crony capitalist game and more open to young and minority communities. The problem for the Dixiecrat Organization is they don’t have the Democrats to run back to anymore. As Cuccinelli takes over the GOP step by step, bringing along with him a new generation of elected officials less willing to do business the old fashion way in Richmond, the more they will appear like wolves in sheep clothing begging for bi-partisanship and pragmatism. They will bring good people, unaware of this history, with them and attempt to stay in power just a little but longer. I get it. There are people who don’t know Ken Cuccinelli, good Republicans who don’t know him but know Bill Bolling. Ken is from Northern Virginia, where no matter how conservative you are you will never be fully trusted in RVA. His positions have been strident. I can see how Bill Bolling, with a lazy message of pragmatism and good feelings from 2009, can sway those people.

I challenge anyone who reads this that believes Ken is a right-wing fanatic who can’t win independents. Go see him speak. Don’t listen to what the media, the Democrats, and Bill Bolling want you to believe.

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I understand the gubernatorial race situation though some promises have indeed been broken but I do NOT understand this Cuccinelli Prersidential Boomlet talk.. Far too presumptuous. He'll have to serve competently as governor for at least four years.