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Media wins again, turns wimp Ken Cuccinelli to jelly, he folds after ‘unflattering headlines’ and attacks from McCauliffe. Cuccinelli, you’re a democrat. Just like the rest of the GOP establishment who wrecked the US two-party system.

October 5, 2013

10/3/13, “Cuccinelli finally urges Congress to restart government, then strangle health law separately,” AP via Washington Post

After days of equivocation, Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli on Thursday called on Congress to reopen the federal government, then fight over whether to starve the new health care law of funding.

Cuccinelli told reporters after a Thursday-morning event that shuttering the government is not the right way for opponents of the 2010 Affordable Care Act to gain leverage to defeat the law he wants to see repealed.

“Strangling government to do this is not an appropriate course to go,” said Cuccinelli, the state’s attorney general.

Previously, he had said he opposed the government shutdown, but had refused to specify whether he supported efforts led by congressional Republicans to make passage of a temporary federal funding authorization bill contingent on stripping the health care law of the funding necessary to implement it. That subjected him to days of attacks from Democratic opponent Terry McAuliffe and unflattering headlines.

“Holding one part of government hostage to another part, I don’t think is a proper way to govern,” said Cuccinelli, who in 2010 became the first state attorney general to file a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the health care law — passed solely by House and Senate Democratic majorities that controlled Congress at the time.

McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin said Cuccinelli finally gave a definitive answer Thursday “only after taking a political beating.”…

The politics of the federal shutdown had been particularly difficult for Cuccinelli, who campaigns Saturday with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, the Senate’s leading Republican advocate of using the stalemated budget fight to defund the health care law.”…via Free Republic

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