Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Those Patriotic Conservatives!

UPDATE--Oh, that slavery thing?

Guess I just kinda forgot.

Elections have consequences. We can celebrate that at the national level when we have a president who ends torture, prevents a depression, and makes the first steps toward health care reform.

We can also see it at the state level, and it isn't always pretty.

Take Virginia, for instance. Just last month we saw Virginia's new attorney general, Ken Cuccinelli, order all of Virginia's colleges to start discriminating against gay people, reasoning that there is no basis in Virginia law to treat them as equal human beings.

RICHMOND -- Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli II has urged the state's public colleges and universities to rescind policies that ban discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, arguing in a letter sent to each school that their boards of visitors had no legal authority to adopt such statements.

After health care reform passed Cuccinelli announced that he'll join the groundless federal case challenging the health care reform law.

The latest move is right at the top, though. In addition to a new Republican AG, Virginia has a new Republican Governor. You know what he's into? Supporting slavery and treason.

Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) has quietly declared April 2010 Confederate History Month, bringing back a designation in Virginia that his two Democratic predecessors -- Mark Warner and Tim Kaine -- refused to do.

The last Republican governor, George "Macaca" Allen, also signed on in favor of the Confederacy back in 2002.

The next time you hear some conservative attacking liberals as being anti-American and unpatriotic, just remind him about this.

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