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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:16 PM

"Most media coverage focused on Cuccinelli's tongue-tied difficulty to distance himsef from Cruz."

From a Slate article by By David Weigel, titled, "In Virginia, A Quick Round of Blaming the Other Guy for the Shutdown"

"The moment at last week's Virginia gubernatorial debate that really sent eyebrows raising came when Ken Cuccinelli was asked about Ted Cruz's filibuster (of sorts) of the continuing resolution to fund the government. He was baited by his Democratic rival, Terry McAuliffe, who bellowed that "gridlock, driven by the Tea Party, is once again risking a government shutdown that would be devastating to the Virginia economy." (Democrats are pretty confident that the Tea Party is now a loser for Republicans. Cuccinelli may have been the movement's first winning candidate -- his victory at the 2009 Virginia GOP convention was celebrated by activists waving Gadsden flags.) Most media coverage focused on Cuccinelli's tongue-tied difficulty to distance himsef from Cruz."

Whole article here:
http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2013/10/01/in_virginia_a_quick_round_of_blaming_the_other_guy_for_the_shutdown.html

He ends it with "It's my favorite example of the transmogrification of shutdown politics, and of how Republicans now work so hard to promise that they would never force a shutdown for ideological reasons because hey don't look over there at Congress!"

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Reply "Most media coverage focused on Cuccinelli's tongue-tied difficulty to distance himsef from Cruz." (Original post)
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Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:20 PM

1. "Democrats are pretty confident that the Tea Party is now a loser for Republicans"

 

That made me feel warm and fuzzy

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Response to arcane1 (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 1, 2013, 04:23 PM

2. Hope everyone shows up on election day in VA and puts the final nail in the

tea party coffin.

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