Virginia AG Cuccinelli cowardly denies birther pandering after being caught on tape

Even though he comes from a state whose elected officials should know better, Cuccinelli pandered, probably cynically but you never really know, to the base rightwing birther wing of the Republican party (via Steve Benen at TWM):

“I absolutely believe that President Obama was born in the United States. I don’t buy into the claims that he wasn’t. On the recording, I was asked a hypothetical legal question, and I gave a hypothetical legal answer in response….”

Benen also writes about McCain challenger Hayworth, also a birther, and how he blatantly acknowledged that truthiness is the highest ideal for the birthers and rightwing Republicans:

And this is why conversations with conservatives never seem to go well. Reality is an inconvenient detail that can be twisted, manipulated, and frequently ignored.

In a normal, sensible debate, one side might make a provocative claim. The other side can challenge the claim, and provide evidence. If it’s proven false, the first side moves on to some other claim. Lather, rinse, repeat.

But that’s not how Republicans work. They make claims that aren’t true, and after being corrected, either repeat those claims again anyway, pretend the matter is subjective, or both.

It’s genuinely painful to listen to clowns for whom reality is meaningless.

Well, you might think that up is up, but we’ll just have to disagree because I believe just as strongly that up is down and you have to respect my opinion.



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One response to “Virginia AG Cuccinelli cowardly denies birther pandering after being caught on tape

  1. Montana

    In my opinion this is what the small portions of the republican party of “birthers, baggers and blowhards” have brought you. They are good at “Follow the Leader” of their dullard leaders, they listen to Beck, Hedgecock, Hannity, O’Reilly, Rush and Savage and the rest of the Blowhards. Are you surprise at what they do when you know what they think? The world is complicated and most republicans (Hamiliton, Lincoln, Roosevelt) believe that we should use government a little to increase social mobility, now its about dancing around the claim of government is the problem. Although most republicans are trying to distant themselves from this fringe they have a long way to go.

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