McAuliffe campaign sinks below level of parody

posted at 1:01 pm on September 7, 2013 by Jazz Shaw

If it weren’t for a couple of primary battles taking place in New York City this season, the Virginia gubernatorial race between Republican Ken Cuccinelli and Democrat Terry McAuliffe might be nationally notable for the depressing, unintentional comedy it’s become. Erika noted this week that the Bill and Hillary approved Democrat has taken a substantial lead in recent polls, though the numbers leave a lot of questions unanswered. Professor Sabato described the race as already being in meltdown mode. But if you thought things were getting silly before, as National Review points out for us, we’re nowhere near the bottom of the barrel yet.

Virginia Beach police arrested a Ken Cuccinelli look-a-like at a local aquarium last weekend after employees noticed prosthetics glued to the impersonator’s face. According to the Virginian-Pilot, NextGen Climate Action Committee hired an actor to portray the Republican gubernatorial candidate as part of the super PAC’s larger effort to support his Democratic opponent, Terry McAuliffe.

When you click through to the original story you’ll find a full sized, higher resolution photo of the Cuccinelli impersonator. Trust me… we really didn’t need to bring in Nero Wolfe or Sherlock Holmes to suss this one out. That’s one of the worst “prosthetic” devices you’re going to see in terms of trying to pull off this type of impersonation. (For the record, the impersonator was release and no charges were filed.) But that may not be much of a surprise considering the other “political” tactics employed thus far by McAuliffe’s cash cow supporters.

An affiliated group also hired an airplane to fly a banner claiming Cuccinelli supported Brigham Young University over the University of Virginia football stadium as the teams played last weekend.

Airplane banners alleging support for the wrong football team? That’s your secret weapon? This race belongs more on Tru-TV as a weekly reality series than in the national political headlines at this point. But if McCauliffe is what the residents of “New Purple Virginia” want, then the old H.L. Mencken rule comes into play.

Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”


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In the America we used to know, McAuliffe wouldn’t even dream of winning an election; the citizens would humiliate him with withering abuse and derision for the scumbag he openly is.

Same goes with much of the dreck that populate the left.

What the f*ck happened to this f*cking country?

Midas on September 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM

McCauliffe is playing the entire Obama 2012 playbook. He’s flooding the zone. He’s bough ads on Youtube, for crissake.

If Cuccinelli doesn’t do a lot of something soon, this state is lost to that snake.

Jeff Weimer on September 7, 2013 at 1:09 PM

OT – Professor Sabato, yesterday, about Syria “Well, he said he’d unite us – now he did”.

Schadenfreude on September 7, 2013 at 1:15 PM

For the record, the impersonator was release and no charges were filed

For legal eagles, is that legit?

conservative pilgrim on September 7, 2013 at 1:18 PM

So is Cuccineli running a Romney style campaign where he’s not fighting back and is absent from the airwaves then? Or is it just that Virginia is lost?

Jack_Burton on September 7, 2013 at 1:22 PM

McCauliffe is playing the entire Obama 2012 playbook. He’s flooding the zone. He’s bough ads on Youtube, for crissake.

If Cuccinelli doesn’t do a lot of something soon, this state is lost to that snake.

Jeff Weimer on September 7, 2013 at 1:09 PM

Down to the full court press by all media, the “war on women” charade, looking for scandals and tying Cuccunelli to all of them, and Axelturfing the comments on any and every online article. It’s ridiculous. We’ll be leaving VA soon-and I’m ready to go– but others can’t. They’ll be stuck with the same disaster we’ve suffered on a national level with Obama. And Cuccunelli isn’t getting any help from Repubs.

conservative pilgrim on September 7, 2013 at 1:25 PM

What the f*ck happened to this f*cking country?

Midas on September 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Same was said in ’92 when a draft dodger, philanderer, skeezy AR gov won the Presidential election. This country has been gone for a while.

IR-MN on September 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM

An affiliated group also hired an airplane to fly a banner claiming Cuccinelli supported Brigham Young University over the University of Virginia football stadium as the teams played last weekend.

This confused tens of thousands of voters in the Commonwealth, who were unaware the University of Virginia even played football…

radjah shelduck on September 7, 2013 at 1:34 PM

The left is like a cancer, once it has a foothold it permeates the entire body with rot and putrid stench. Virginia is malignant and is beginning to smell.

rplat on September 7, 2013 at 1:55 PM

In the America we used to know, McAuliffe wouldn’t even dream of winning an election; the citizens would humiliate him with withering abuse and derision for the scumbag he openly is.

Same goes with much of the dreck that populate the left.

What the f*ck happened to this f*cking country?

Midas on September 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Public “edukashun”??

oldleprechaun on September 7, 2013 at 2:04 PM

In the America we used to know, McAuliffe wouldn’t even dream of winning an election; the citizens would humiliate him with withering abuse and derision for the scumbag he openly is.

Same goes with much of the dreck that populate the left.

What the f*ck happened to this f*cking country?

Midas on September 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM

…agreed!

IR-MN on September 7, 2013 at 1:31 PM

…ditto!

KOOLAID2 on September 7, 2013 at 2:06 PM

The current Governor of Virginia is Republican. He governs like a Democrat. The GOP in Virginia is a great example of why the Republican Party needs to vanish in shame from US history. We need a party that actually has principles. A party of McCains, Graham’s, Christies, Bushes, Doles, Romneys, etc. is too much like the party of Obamas, Clintons, etc. When voters are faced with these kinds of choices, to paraphrase Hillary: ‘what difference does it make?’.

Ceteris Paribus on September 7, 2013 at 2:15 PM

What happened to the country we once knew?
How did it get this way?

Two Party Evil Money Cult

It is a con.

We are the marks.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on September 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM

APACHEWHOKNOWS on September 7, 2013 at 2:17 PM

You said it, brother.

S. D. on September 7, 2013 at 2:24 PM

The Cuccinelli Strategy: say nothing unless asked about gay marriage, then say too much

Jeddite on September 7, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Conservatives in Virginia should feel like abused spouses who don’t suffer from Stockholm Syndrome. They should file for divorce and press charges for the abuses they have suffered at the hands of the Virginia GOP.

Ceteris Paribus on September 7, 2013 at 2:47 PM

The Cuccinelli Strategy: say nothing unless asked about gay marriage, then say too much

Jeddite on September 7, 2013 at 2:26 PM

Who the he!! cares about an issue that effect less than FIVE percent of the population. People are out of frickin work. They are getting dependent on government, and frickin liberal Republicans are too busy worrying about whether Adam and Steve can register at Macy’s for dishes.

Cuccinelli has been tarred with the social conservative crap because he defended a charge against three time child rapist with sodomy. Guess what geniuses? Lawrence did not constutionalize sodomy with a minor or a unconsenting party. I am so sick of the gay issue and all their minions. Now San Antonio has voted that you can run for city office if you don’t tow the PC correct line on the holy gayness. Bah!

melle1228 on September 7, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Where do these guys get that hair? Do they buy it on Ebay?

claudius on September 7, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Screw em…if Va. hasnt had enough “hope and change” they deserve whatever they get in McCauliffe.

LIV`s will be the undoing of this Nation

NY Conservative on September 7, 2013 at 3:02 PM

In the America we used to know, McAuliffe wouldn’t even dream of winning an election; the citizens would humiliate him with withering abuse and derision for the scumbag he openly is.

Same goes with much of the dreck that populate the left.

What the f*ck happened to this f*cking country?

Midas on September 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM

About 70 or so years of liberal/socialist infiltration, most notably in the last 40 years with strict attention to dumbing down the population.

kim roy on September 7, 2013 at 3:03 PM

They should file for divorce and press charges for the abuses they have suffered at the hands of the Virginia GOP.

Ceteris Paribus on September 7, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Yep. The stupid is strong with the RPV. They thought screwing the rank and file GOP would end well…

Who coulda’ seen this coming.

BacaDog on September 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM

In the 2012 Virginia GOP primaries, the estimable Larry Sabatoh noted on Fox that the Virginia GOP went out of their way to review the nominating signatures for two leading Republican primary opponents of Mitt Romney. The two were eliminated from the Virginia primaries because of invalid signatures. Did Virginia GOP operatives deliberately sabotage the contenders by gathering fake endorsements? Who knows?

Ceteris Paribus on September 7, 2013 at 3:08 PM

For the record, the impersonator was release and no charges were filed

For legal eagles, is that legit?

conservative pilgrim on September 7, 2013 at 1:18 PM

Yes. I can’t believe they detained him in the first place. If doing an impression of a public figure was a crime, there would be a lot of actors and comedians behind bars.

cam2 on September 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

Said it in the last post about this race and i’ll say it again, McAuliffe knows what the low info voters respond to and he’s giving it to them, think of it as the political equivalent of the Miley Cyrus act at the VMA’s, give the idiots what they want and they’ll support you, at least until the next person panders to them.

clearbluesky on September 7, 2013 at 3:15 PM

Yes. I can’t believe they detained him in the first place. If doing an impression of a public figure was a crime, there would be a lot of actors and comedians behind bars.
cam2 on September 7, 2013 at 3:13 PM

I know that. This impersonation was different. The guy shook hands with people and acted like he was Cuccinelli at a campaign stop. The people and workers thought the guy was legit (yeah, I know) until they saw the costume. Fraud? idk

conservative pilgrim on September 7, 2013 at 3:33 PM

Jack_Burton on September 7, 2013 at 1:22 PM

Number of factors:

1: Number of Republican scandals, mainly around McConnell, but hurt the Repubs.
2: Cucinelli got the bid through the convention and bypassed a primary. He is very conservative and the entire moderate wing of the party has declined to be involved, and the current Lt. Gov. pretty much said that it doesn’t matter who you vote for.
3: Cucinelli hasn’t run a great campaign.

boone on September 7, 2013 at 3:51 PM

McAuliffe campaign sinks below level of parody

As garbage and corruption WINS in a low information America you might say the American people are now beyond parody.

I do.

MNHawk on September 7, 2013 at 3:59 PM

But he’s going to win anyway because El Partido Republicano Legado is on an anti-conservative kick.

Steve Eggleston on September 7, 2013 at 4:33 PM

This race is just beyond bizarre. There’s very little buzz about it, and I have seen NO yard signs whatsoever (81 corridor). Cuccinelli’s big selling point 4 years ago was that he was the Tea Party guy, the one who would excite the base and all that, but I’m not seeing any indication people care about either one.

That said, McAuliffe will win. I haven’t seen a single Cuccinelli TV spot…he’s going to be outspent and outgunned by a massive amount. It’s beyond depressing to believe that we’re about two months away from electing a crooked snake like McAuliffe, but Cuccinelli’s campaign is nonexistent.

changer1701 on September 7, 2013 at 5:44 PM

What the f*ck happened to this f*cking country?

Midas on September 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Well, you answered your own question. F*cking is the most important thing to far too many people. Why do you think Sandra Fluke and that chick from the stupid ‘Girls’ show were in the news so much during the last election? Abortion and birth control won the single woman vote…throw in the fiscal con/social libertines who must have their porn (even though no one is trying to take it away) and the homosexual ‘marriage’ farce and would rather live as slaves than have a Christian Conservative merely telling them they are being immoral and you have a country that is doomed, such as ours.

Romans 1…It’s all in there, clear as a bell.

pannw on September 7, 2013 at 5:53 PM

Airplane banners alleging support for the wrong football team? That’s your secret weapon?

George Allen lost his job as a Senator for less.

Jefferson weeps.

Happy Nomad on September 7, 2013 at 5:56 PM

McAuliffe will win. Dems love prick politicians.

Hummer53 on September 7, 2013 at 6:09 PM

since McAuliffe has almost an 8 point lead is he doing this just ot mock cuccinelli?? he certainly doesn’t need these stunts to win sadly

chasdal on September 7, 2013 at 8:52 PM

In the America we used to know, McAuliffe wouldn’t even dream of winning an election; the citizens would humiliate him with withering abuse and derision for the scumbag he openly is.

Same goes with much of the dreck that populate the left.

What the f*ck happened to this f*cking country
Midas on September 7, 2013 at 1:06 PM

You know I said the same thing when I read about Obama’s safe school czar, Kevin Jennings. A man that is clearly trying to make sex with children the norm in this progressive country. Why he his name wasn’t screamed from masses of parents as he was drug out and… well at least imprisoned for 1,000 years plus.
As Breitbart exposed him, he was quietly… promoted. ABC,CBS,MSNBC never heard of the guy.

Public “edukashun”??

oldleprechaun on September 7, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Jennings is the lead speaker for “Core Curriculum” in our schools. For the sake of our new federal parents masters

onomo on September 8, 2013 at 9:32 AM

Their collective silence makes them all accessories. All progressive democrats are pedifiles by default. They call it hope and change.
That’s what happened to this country.

onomo on September 8, 2013 at 9:52 AM

None of us want to vote for McAuliffe, but we desire even less to vote for Cuccinelli.

When the VA GOP cancelled the primary election (which would have favored Bolling over Cooch), LtGov Bolling, who would have won in the general, dropped out of the race.

The VA GOP threw this election. You should be demanding an investigation of them, instead of blaming the voters for being able to tell the difference between a sleazebag and a scoundrel.

hicsuget on September 8, 2013 at 10:26 AM