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Fitzgibbons: Virginia's Election and the Fate of ObamaCare

Ken Cuccinelli
Attorney and CHQ contributor Mark J. Fitzgibbons has an excellent piece in The American Thinker "Next Tuesday and the Fate of ObamaCare" on what Virginia's gubernatorial election means for the future of ObamaCare.

In Fitzgibbons' analysis, "No election -- state or national -- will be as important in sending a message about ObamaCare or massive lawbreaking by government than the one on Tuesday in the Virginia governor's race."

And the key reason Fitzgibbons gives for claiming no other election will be as important as the Cuccinelli vs. McAuliffe match-up is not the obvious one -- that Democrat Terry McAuliffe, an ObamaCare supporter who has stated his desire for a public option that would lead to a government-run healthcare system.

It is that "The Washington establishment wants to paint this election as a referendum on principled conservatism -- tea partyism. Ken Cuccinelli is more than just a conservative. He is a constitutional conservative, and like Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and Rand Paul, makes establishment Republicans nervous.

As Mark Fitzgibbons notes, the collaboration of establishment Republicans with big government and their lack of effectiveness in controlling it are exposed when constitutional conservatives hold office.

Already the forces for bloated, lawbreaking government are giddy with the prospect that Virginia's Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli will go down in defeat. The Washington Post headline reads, "Cuccinelli's hard-line conservatism seems headed for decisive rejection in Va."

If Ken Cuccinelli were to lose, then Republicans running in 2014 and 2016 might be less inclined to be bold, hard-charging conservatives, like Cuccinelli and Ted Cruz, and more likely to roll over and make weak, token passes at ObamaCare that will do nothing but ensure its permanence.

As Mark Fitzgibbons observed, the left and the political establishment understand the stakes next Tuesday more than conservatives do. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has poured over $1 million into this race to squelch gun rights. Bill and Hillary have been helping their friend McAuliffe, who rented the Lincoln Bedroom when he was their top fundraiser.

Crony capitalists far and wide will see if one of their own will be rewarded in the face of his own highly questionable GreenTech business that is under investigation by the SEC, and has raised questions of whether it is a visa-for-cash scam.

As Mark Fitzgibbons reminds us, Ken Cuccinelli was the first state attorney general to file suit against ObamaCare, appropriately saying that the case was about freedom instead of healthcare. 

The election on November 5 is a signal to Republicans. Will they get the right message? More appropriately stated, will we limited government constitutional conservative voters send them the right message?

President Obama campaigned with Terry McAuliffe this Sunday at Northern Virginia's Washington and Lee High School. With his presidency collapsing around him as his signature accomplishment shows itself to be a massive failure, he is eager to pass the torch for his agenda. A win for McAuliffe would be resuscitation for ObamaCare and government lawbreaking. A win for Cuccinelli would be the real beginning of the end of ObamaCare.

To read Mark J. Fitzgibbons' article "Next Tuesday and the Fate of ObamaCare" in its entirety use this link

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