Daily Kos hates Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, and now they have even more reason to trash him, thank God. This is what DK wrote on June 8, 2010 about the Attorney General’s fight against the part of the healthcare law that forces people to buy insurance:
Commerce clause, taxation without representation, whatever. The colonists were pissed. About tea, or something. The teabaggers are pissed. Not about tea, but they want to be like the colonists, so the Boston Tea Party must be somehow applicable to the new health insurance law. Hell, it works for Boehner and Cantor, et al.
I don’t what’s scarier: that Cuccinelli is the chief legal officer for Virginia or that the Republican House leadership are actually in a position to make federal law.
Today, six months later, Cuccinelli emailed his supporters and the “pissed off teabaggers” this message:
Dear Defender of Liberty,Today, a federal judge in Richmond ruled the individual mandate of the federal health care law UNCONSTITUTIONAL!
In other words – we won! This won’t be the final round, as this will ultimately be decided by the Supreme Court, but today is a critical milestone in the protection of the Constitution.
I am still fully digesting the court’s ruling, so I’ll get back to you again later with more details, but I wanted you to hear the good news right away.
Thank so many of you for your support to become the Attorney General of Virginia, and your support since then. Today is a day to celebrate those same first principles that our founding fathers articulated over 200 years ago.
We are proud to defend their work and the same first principles today in the 21st century.
Stay tuned – and thank you for your support.
Ken Cuccinelli, II
Attorney General of Virginia
The war is far from over but the American people, from town halls to Capitol Hill, will continue to fight against big government.