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Potential McAuliffe Secretary of Health Pick Has Demonstrated Record Against Choice, Medicaid Expansion

Virginia Governor-elect Terry McAuliffe is considering keeping Dr. Bill Hazel on as secretary of Health of Human Resources. Hazel is the same man who assisted Gov. Bob McDonnell and Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli in adopting and carrying out the very anti-choice policies that have dramatically reduced women’s access to health care throughout the state. As reported previously in RH Reality Check, Hazel played an inside role in the adoption of a Virginia law that forces women not only to undergo ultrasounds prior to an abortion irrespective of whether they are medically necessary, but also forces them to pay for the procedure.

There was no left of center emergent party candidate in the Virginia gubernatorial election, but this shows why you should not vote for Democrats.

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Submitted by Rainbow Girl on

Guess who gave $1.1 million to McAuliffe? Mayor Dis-elect Mike Bloomberg. (*)

DeBlasio, Booker, Obama and now this clown -- and, IIRC a school board candidate in California who was in the tank for rentier "ed reform", are simply the public puppets for a small, transnational group of billionaires who are now pretty much directing politics (and by extension political economy, aka looting and distribution of common assets upwards) anywhere they want.

Mike, Asshole Diselect, has not made any secret about the fact that he's only just getting started, in terms of doing things "beyond New York." I hope the Daily Mail roasts him alive in its Page 6 as the vulgar parvenu and dangerous monomaniac that he is.

(*) http://www.ammoland.com/2013/10/bloomberg-giving-1-1-million-to-virginia... (Yes, it's "Ammoland" -- just the first link that came up -- the fact of Bloomberg's $1.1 million present to McAuliffe was widely reported and is undisputed.) Also too, I'm starting to enjoy seeing Bloomberg in the cross-hairs of gun nuts (though I am not a gun freak). Because (as with ObamaCare, etc.) sure ain't no "proh-gress-ive folks" taking note.

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Submitted by Rainbow Girl on

Excellent epithet. And yes, this is the crew of goons who are wont to orchestrate trans-state operations like a coordinated 16-city paramilitary attack on peaceful protesters. The Kellys in those other 15 cities and their ostensible bosses (the mayors) are not representatives of their constitutents but divisions in the Malefactors' army.

And that's not even a metaphor - face palm - Mike "I have my own army" Bloomberg.

And here we were (New Yorkers) thinking that sinking Mike's Mini-Me Christine Quinn would end this bastard's hold on the City. Bwa Ha Ha Ha.

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LGBT and Green are two of the 100% tells that an elected official (or "non profit," or "pundit") is part of this Third Way/New World Order/Hamilton Institute Mafia.

And of course whoever is spouting these "issues" (e.g., Bloomberg) doesn't give a damn about either. "Women" has lost its New Sparkly Pony Issue cachet. It's so last century. So under the bus women go. As is Green (if you look past the shiny government programs -- Citibike?! -- and power points. Mikey Bloomberg looooves his private helicopters and planes. Ahem. For everyone else: congestion pricing, ride a bike, wait half an hour for a subway at rush hour.)

Foily Note: I wonder if Opus Dei has jumped on the International Billionaire Government bandwagon consistent with the Strange Bedfellows Rule.

Note: It's really as though the spirit of TPP is already extant and entrenched. How else would the actual TPP legislation have gotten such traction (albeit in attempted total secrecy).

Submitted by lambert on

Yes. I like nomenklatura because it connects to Soviet-style sclerosis.

I don't use "lackey" because it connects for me with rhetoric like "running dogs" and so forth.

Nomenklatura is funny, true, elevates the tone, and people have seemed happy to learn it. Sort of a click of recognition thing.

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Submitted by Rainbow Girl on

This is sinister and awful.

McAuliffe got about 73% of his total $17.5 million donations from out of state sources (including Mikey Bloomberg). Cuccinelli collected a total of $10.8 million of which "only" 69% was from outside Virginia.

If you think about it, with the chess game being controlled by rich International Crowd (off-shore banking) types, the local state voters are even less important than one thought. These numbers are really quite stunning. And how many of the donors are big "state's rights" people -- ha ha ha!

Noting that the Bloomberg article reporting these figures nowhere mentions that $1.1 million of McAuliffe's foreing money came from ... Michael Bloomberg. Nice.

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Submitted by dameocrat on

There really was no one to vote for in this one except Cuccinelli who is a dominionist, and openly wanted to ram things up women's ying yangs and make birth control illegal. The third party candidate was a libertarian, so he probably would have been similar to Mcaulliffe.

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May I suggest that in order to really change things the left must offer more than critique. We have to actually cultivate candidates! There were none in that election, not even on the third party level.

Ron Paul endorsed Cookynelli so don't claim there is some sort of meaningful alliance with them. Dominionists are Christian Talibans and KKK nuts through and through, and plutocrats like Bloomberg are actually preferable, even though they piss on us too.

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Submitted by Rainbow Girl on

That was not the question. "There were" no other third party candidates removes agency from the equation. Did you, for instance, work on finding and supporting a Third Party candidate that represented your interests?

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Submitted by dameocrat on

To a neoconfederate jbs asshole that wants to outlaw birthcontrol. Yes, they are! What is really bugging me about this site is that it empowers alot of neo-Confederate jbsers as allies of the left and you are not! No black would have preferred the plantation owner to the bankers. They are both fucking elites but at least the banker is not the direct oppressor of the black though the plantation owner was a local elite as opposed to a socalled globalist.

I don't want to live in the Christian theocracy that friggen Ron Paul would impose and I don't care whether there are lots of people at the state level who agree with him.

Submitted by lambert on

One the reasons the Confederate rail system wasn't suited for internal communications during war is that it was optimized for taking cotton to the ports for export.

One thing the Civil War was about was whether a slave economy would be able to participate in the globalization movement of that time as an independent nation. Very fortunately the answer was no, but we can also think of today's political economy as, in some ways, the realization of the Confederate vision.

Submitted by hipparchia on

whatever the plantation owners of yore may have been, the neoconfederates (a catch-all term, to be sure) of today are a mix of john birchers, kkk-ers, neonazis, religious zealots, and other assorted haters, and cuccinelli was their figurehead in this race. mcauliffe is awful, but he's still less bad than cuccinelli.

there are evil ones among the 99% too, and empowering them just because you want to overthrow the 1% is not a win.

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Submitted by dameocrat on

You closet jbsers want it both ways, You want to criticize lesser evil voting for guys like McAuliffe, which is deride as TINA but never the less argue dominionist Crazys like Cookynelli are lesser evil and we should vote for them.

Submitted by lambert on

I tend to save the "What did you do?" for pretty extreme cases. Partly because it's a conversation stopper -- although, with trolls, one wishes to stop the conversation -- but mostly because there can always be personal reasons why person A might not wish to live up to the standards person B might wish to impose on them. Many, many of us have hostages to fortune of one kind or another. We need IMNSHO to cultivate an ethos of "Do what you can!" rather than "You're not doing enough!" to avoid small circles of lefties working 100 hours a week and burning out while nobody else does anything because they can't or won't live up to that standard.

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Submitted by dameocrat on

You do realize that their are many Ron Paul/Alex Jones moles masqerading as lefties on lefty sites. This person basically are argued that the dominionists and the kkk are preferable to a Bloombergian! Doesn't that seem awful strange? Seem strange to me. Harrumphing over the fact that I don't live in the state, sounded like a states rights in joke. Then the person goes after me for describing lesser evil voting for McAuliffe! More strangeness. Also why the sarcasm and laughter over the fact that McAuliffe is selling out. I think that is just a tragedy. Only a right winger would enjoy the dilemma women were faced with.

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Submitted by dameocrat on

I am going repost this edited. I have vision problems and I misplaced my reading glasses. This was a reply to Lambert!

You do realize that their are many Ron Paul/Alex Jones moles masqerading as lefties on lefty sites. This person argued that the dominionists and the kkk are preferable to a Bloombergian! Doesn't that seem awful strange? Seems strange to me. Then harrumphing over the fact that I don't live in the state, sounded like a states rights in joke. Then the person goes after me for describing lesser evil voting for McAuliffe! More strangeness. Also why the sarcasm and laughter over the fact that McAuliffe is selling out. I think that is just a tragedy. Only a right winger would enjoy the dilemma women were faced with.

Submitted by lambert on

I mean, I've been blogging on a daily basis since 2003. I didn't just fall off the turnip truck.

That said, I don't see this as responsive the comment I made, which was quite narrowly drafted.

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Submitted by Rainbow Girl on

Duly noted, though the line is a tad grey in terms of troll-detection and use of prohpylactics or antidotes.

We also learned something: the new TINA-Brigade tactic against real progressives is to brand them libertarians -- hadn't seen that one before! But I was never a regular over at the Kos Opinion Management Center, so I might have missed something that's already commonplace.

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Submitted by dameocrat on

So who were the Women of VA supposed to vote for precisely that was not evil? What is your gripe against me?

I would have voted for Sarvis, but Sarvis was an evil too and I would have most certainly had to live with policies I don't like.

I have never survived Kos for any more than a couple of weeks.

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Submitted by DCblogger on

Had I been living in Virginia I would have voted for TerryMac. To some extent the Virginia election as a vote on the Federal Shutdown. It was important to send a message that no republicans anywhere will win if the congressional republicans shut down the gov't. and the election was understood in exactly that way. But it is also important to note that TerryMac has zero respect for the women who put him in office.

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Submitted by Rainbow Girl on

Regardless of whether a vote should have gone to McAuliffe or to his nutjob opponent, my post specifically addressed the issue of out-of-state funding for both candidates, and McAuliffe, in particular, as his receipt of large sums ($1.1M) from Mike Mayor Diselect Bloomberg highlights very clearly that there is this strain of "lesser evil" candidates that keep getting trotted out by the Career Democratic Machines who are in fact puppets of a nasty Neo Liberal Machine that has inserted itself very deeply into our national and state political systems (such as they are).

TINA is no excuse for failing to call the TINA Candidates and Officials on their profoundly misleading bullshit about giving a damn about women, or LGBT or Green or our federal safety nets, for that matter.

Like a fool, I missed the first sign that "dameocrat" appeared here (for the first time) had no interest in that issue. I can't rewind the spool, but I'm now on notice. Thank you for this enlightenment.

Over and (Way) Out.

Submitted by lambert on

I can't help but think that both McAuliffe and De Blasi are very much about putting reliable Democrats in key 2016 states, and not about much else.

Contrary to DCBlogger, I don't think a message was sent; a message has to be heard as well as sent. The only people who seem to be able to hear messages are Republicans when the right attacks them. Not to say that there was a good vote to be had in VA.

As for lesser evilism, I'm tired of it. If you keep voting for evil, surprise, you get evil. The Dems have been pushing that line at least since 2003, and where has it gotten us? Where we are.

So I would have sat it out or done a write in. I'm just not going to vote for evil any more.

Submitted by hipparchia on

So I would have sat it out or done a write in.

as a straight white dude you can afford this - you're not a member of any of the groups that the party-of-greater-evil is specifically targeting with their worst laws.

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Submitted by Rainbow Girl on

" ... McAuliffe and De Blasi are very much about putting reliable Democrats in key 2016 states, ..."

Not Us, for a definition of Us that embraces what used to be known as progressive democrats but now are increasingly unterbussen because of, not in spite of, the reliable Neo Liberal pawns that are being put in key 2016 states.

UPDATE: Meant as reply to Lambert just above.