The guy the girls elected Guv.
"Virginia is for Lovers." is one of the most iconic ad campaigns of the past 50 years. With last week's election of Terry McAuliffe (D) to the governor's seat, "Virginia is for Lovers" has become more than a tagline : It has become reality. Terry McAuliffe, the innovative Democrat bag man who came up with the idea of selling 'nights' in the Linclon bedroom for $$$$$ during the Clinton presidency ran a campaign promising the people of the Commonwealth of Virginia all the sex they wanted without consequences. Planned Parenthood made the Virginia's governor's race their number one priority, spending over 1 million dollars to smear Ken Cucinelli and elect McAuliffe. McAuliffe was not content to rely on Planned Parenthood to carry his race and spent over 5 million of his own on abortion ads, portraying Cucinelli as an 'extremist'.
The truth is, Terry McAuliffe, as his 'Sex the Lincoln Bedroom' scheme proved is the real extremist. From Katrina Trinko (NR) September 19, 2013:
In another spot, Holly Purvitz, a calm, gray-haired OB-GYN of 30 years, fixes her hazel eyes worriedly on the camera and says, “I’m particularly offended by Ken Cuccinnelli. Cucinnelli wants to make all abortion illegal, even in cases of rape and incest. Even to protect a woman’s health,” Purvitz says. “I want a governor who’s focused on schools and creating jobs. . . . Who’s Ken Cucinnelli to interfere in the lives of women across Virginia?”
But who’s the real extremist on abortion? McAuliffe has been happy enough to attack Cuccinelli’s position, but he’s been evasive about his own views. In March, Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser in a prepared statement accused McAuliffe of “support[ing] a platform of abortion on-demand at any time, for any reason, paid for by Virginia taxpayers. That means he supports a platform of sex-selective abortion, late-term abortion, partial-birth abortion, and abortions on teenage girls without parental consent — all paid for by Virginia tax payers.” The Washington Post reported that, when it reached out to McAuliffe’s campaign for comment, “McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin declined to say whether Dannenfelser had accurately represented McAuliffe’s position on abortion.”[ big snip]
opposed additional regulations of Virginia abortion clinics while
Cuccinelli supported them. “Cuccinelli bullied the Board of Health to
pass medically unnecessary regulations intended to close women’s health
clinics, which provide numerous services,” McAuliffe’s website scolded... [...]
And those harsh regulations? Well, according to the Virginia Catholic Conference, here’s what they entail:
The Commonwealth’s strong permanent regulations will now prevent abortion facilities from subjecting women to unsanitary conditions, including physicians performing abortions with unwashed hands or blood splattered on examination tables and medical trays. No longer will inadequate building standards prevent emergency medical technicians from retrieving a woman in need of emergency care from inside the facilities to transport her to a hospital emergency room.
Strange, because these all sound like initiatives that someone who supports women’s health and safety should back.Another McAuliffe TV ad depicts Cuccinelli as the jerk who wants to make sure women stay in unhappy marriages. “If Cuccinelli had it his way, a mom trying to get out of a bad marriage over her husband’s objections could only get divorced if she could prove adultery or physical abuse or her spouse had abandoned her or was sentenced to jail.” Okay, but here’s the key bit McAuliffe leaves out: Men would face the same rules in trying to end their marriages, if that law [against no-fault divorce for parents of minors] had passed. (PolitiFact, an outlet not known for being sympathetic to social conservatives, agreed the legislation would have affected both men and women.) The legislation, recognizing that divorce often had bitter consequences for kids, was an attempt to make sure that neither spouse in a marriage with minor children could opt out of the marriage on a whim.
The McAuliffe campaign is also talking about contraception, attacking Cuccinnelli’s past support for “personhood” legislation. Some argue that those bills would have made some (not all) forms of contraception illegal. Cuccinelli took on the issue directly in August, saying, “I’ve never supported legislation that invades people’s choices about contraception.” Cuccinelli spokeswoman Anna Nix then elaborated to PolitiFact that “Ken Cuccinelli is not interested in legislating contraception.” So, while we still can’t get McAuliffe to go on record whether he’s okay with the abortion of babies who could survive as preemies after labor was induced, we do have Cuccinelli on record saying he’s not going to impose new laws affecting contraception.
The McAuliffe campaign, like most on the left, appears unable to see the distinction between supporting religious liberty and supporting bans on contraception. Cuccinelli, the McAuliffe campaign ominously warns on the website, has “even advocated civil disobedience to stop expanded birth control access.” This is a reference to Cuccinelli’s belief that the Obama administration is wrong to require employers with religious objections to contraception to offer contraceptive coverage to their employees. McAuliffe might as well say Cuccinelli wants to stop expanded access to Bibles because he’s not recommending that secular private schools dole out Bibles.
It’s an old Democrat and mainstream-media trick to depict a Republican as hating women because he supports socially conservative values...
The old Democrat trick worked as exit polls demonstrated. Ken Cuccinelli, who was promising to not expand Obamacare, promote the coal industry and school choice won the married vote, 50 to 43%. McAuliffe swept the unmarried vote, 62 to 29% (67 to 25%women).
The irony is that one of the first ads of the "Virginia is For Lovers" campaign promoted the state as a place to honeymoon. In 2009 then-Governor of Virginia, Linwood Holton (R), spoke of his concerns of the campaign's imaging:
"That is a slogan that is subject to more than one interpretation and I was concerned about whether people would be offended by it. My initial reaction was not to do much of anything about it. When he returned to the Executive Mansion one day to find his children singing along with the ditty then associated with "Virginia is for Lovers," he figured: If it was OK for them, it would be OK for adults.
If it's Ok for kids, it's Ok for adults.
With Ken Cuccinelli as governor, Virginia would've gotten an ok-for-kids governor. One that the McAuliffe campaign pretended Terrry would be, "focused on schools and creating jobs." Instead Virginia has a governor who's not ok-for-kids, beginning with the unborn ones. As McAuliffe focuses on implementing the tried-and-true Democrat plan of failed social policies and reckless spending, Virginia will only get worse for kids. Like it has in other places where the Democrat plan has worked. Places like Detroit.
America will soon see in Virginia the merging of two ad campaigns : Virginia is for Lovers, imported from Detroit.