Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Virginia Republicans to pay a price for extremism

A recent poll has Democrat Terry McAuliffe leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli 47 to 39 percent. The key to the Democrat's lead? Women.
The shift in the race has come almost exclusively from female voters, who prefer McAuliffe by a 24-point margin over Cuccinelli. The candidates were effectively tied among women in a Washington Post poll in May.

McAuliffe’s strength among women is probably due in part to an intense campaign to portray Cuccinelli as a threat to women and the issues they care about most deeply. A new McAuliffe ad, for instance, features a Norfolk OB-GYN speaking directly to the camera about how she is “offended” by Cuccinelli’s position on abortion.
The video at the top of this post is one that I shot on March 3, 2012 and it shows how the Republican establishment--including Ken Cuccinelli--chose to treat peaceful protesters demonstrating on behalf of Women's Rights: they crushed them with a massive show of force. Lest anyone think that the Capitol Police treats all protesters equally, take a look at the video below.

That's right, the Republican establishment in Richmond crushed a Women's Rights protest but allowed a Neo-Confederate hate group to display a symbol of racism and treason openly on the steps of the Capitol Thomas Jefferson built. The Republican Party of Virginia is about to pay a price for its extremism towards women.

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