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Thu Jan 10, 2013, 10:55 PM

Ken Cuccinelli: 'Go to jail' to fight contraception mandate

Source: Politico

Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, the presumptive GOP gubernatorial nominee and a rising national figure on the right, told an Iowa-based radio show Wednesday night that opponents of a federal mandate for contraception coverage should be willing to “go to jail” to fight the law.

Cuccinelli, who also addressed the Iowa Republican Party’s Lincoln Day Dinner last spring, told conservative radio host Steve Deace that he strongly supports the lawsuit by Hobby Lobby Stores against the Affordable Care Act’s requirements for contraception coverage.

A devout Catholic, Cuccinelli told Deace that opponents of the mandate should put the controversial measure on trial by making the government enforce it in as heavy-handed a way as possible.

“You know, Abraham Lincoln has many good quotes, but one of them is ‘the best way to get rid of a bad law is to enforce it vigorously.’ And here we’re going to have an example of what tyranny means when it’s played to its logical conclusion,” Cuccinelli said. “Because forcing business owners and businesses to do this is not consistent with our history of preserving religious liberty, one of the most important protections we have in this country.”


Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/ken-cuccinelli-go-to-jail-to-fight-contraception-mandate-86028.html?hp=l5



Think Cuccinelli is ready to "go to jail"? Or is that just for the talk radio suckers?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:03 PM

1. What the hell is he doing talking to an IA radio station.

Is this idiot thinking of running for national office?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:08 PM

2. And the republicans wonder why their support w/ female voters is so soft?

What of % women use birth control at sometime in their lives?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:14 PM

3. "A rising national figure on the right."

The freak show that is Virginia GOP politics wants to take it nationwide? Heavens preserve us...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:16 PM

4. Then he must be in favor of pregnancy complications and dead babies

The real reason for the contraception mandate is that allowing enough time (at least 2 years) between pregnancies saves lives of mothers and babies.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Jan 10, 2013, 11:37 PM

5. Ken hates women .............

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:03 AM

6. no down side nt

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:10 AM

7. They'll only hook up with other wingnuts in prison.

It's part of the conservative gang culture.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 12:16 AM

8. I bet it's all hot air...

...because if he's in jail, he can't run for office. Why would he be talking to an Iowan right wing radio station? I say it's a good law, should be enforced vigorously, and think it will stand. The law has nothing to do with religion. It's about a woman's right to live her own life the way she sees fit, and not living it according to some ancient religious law. After all, if women want to live by religious law, then they won't worry about birth control and will have untold numbers of children.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:00 AM

9. yes - let's highlight how RW nuts want to force their extremist views on their employees

capital idea!

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Response to ZRT2209 (Reply #9)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 03:43 PM

14. Hobby Lobby demands the right to live up to their "Christian" principles...

Think they check their employee's lunches in the cafeteria to make sure there's not pork or shellfish?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 02:54 AM

10. Other people should go to jail!

.. to support my opposition to other people having contraception

Sincerely,
Ken Cuccinelli

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 08:41 AM

11. All supporters of these ideas should be required to.

say how many years they have been married (if they are married) and how many children they have,if they are able to conceive. I would think that many people who have been married for 10 or 20 years will not have 10 or twenty children. Now how could that be?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 10:40 AM

12. "sure, you suckers go to jail, not me".

another right wing jackass using the mouth breathers to do his cowardly bidding.

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Response to Javaman (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:18 AM

13. Agreed. Yes, let the other guy be the stupid one to go jail to enforce your beliefs

just like Glenn Beck tells his followers to buy a gun and be prepared to fight the civil war that's coming. All from the convenience and security of his secured, temperature controlled studio. Funny how the vast majority of those who are in favor of their right to own people-killers, never put on the uniform of this country and served when they had the opportunity to do so, including Beck. But they like to whip up a frenzy in their stupid followers, to pick up their arms and fight this tyrannical government and I assure you that Beck, who has amassed quite a fortune doing just that, has no intention of doing so himself.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:36 PM

15. And this guy is attorney general?

Maybe he should consider a new career.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Jan 11, 2013, 04:41 PM

16. Go directly to jail. Do not pass Go. Do not collect $200.

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