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  •  If you really think that's a winning issue... (1+ / 0-)
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    I have a bridge to sell you.

    Really?  A climate change scientist versus an Attorney General?  You really think that's the kind of issue that a carpetbagger can run on and win in a state like Virgina?  It will be tough to move voters in NoVa on that issue, forget the rest of the state.

    There is truth on all sides. The question is how much.

    by slothlax on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 05:02:25 AM PST

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    •  Again ... (5+ / 0-)

      this isn't "Michael Mann vs Cuccinelli" -- and that sort of framing would / does make this not useful.

      It is:

      * Cuccinelli placed his anti-science ideology above the interests of Virginians, including expending significant resources (potentially $millions) on a witch-hunt that was against academic independence (which lowered Virginia's strong reputation re support for state schools) and which was based on anti-science ideology with no basis in legal code -- that money could have been used to pursue real criminals, instead the "Attorney General" wasted time and money on anti-science ideology

      * Science denial contributed to the removal of the UVA President, the leadership crisis at the University, and the undermining of UVA's/Virginia's reputation

      And, well, have to say that it is hard to see you as a "support Democratic candidates" when using term like "Carpet Bagger".  Just how long has Terry McAuliffe been in Virginia? Over 20 years.   Warner is from Indiana and Kaine from Minnesota.  Does that make Virginia's two Democratic Senators "carpet baggers"?  What leading Virginian Republicans merit "Carpet Bagger" if we count this sort of 'born out of state and moved to VA'?  Ken Cuccinelli, NJ; George Allen, CA; Bob McDonnell, PA. Hmmm ... Are you seeking to undermine the (almost certain) Democratic Party nominee to be the next Governor of Virginia or what?

      The way that I phrase this issue:

      A Modern Day Virginian:  Terry McAuliffe is a Virginian -- a VA drivers' license carrying and VA registered voter for decades. America is defined by social, economic, and geographic mobility. Yes, Terry McAuliffe wasn't born in Virginia.  Neither, by the way, was New Jersey-born Cuccinelli.

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      by A Siegel on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 06:43:27 AM PST

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    •  Carpetbagger? (2+ / 0-)
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      A Siegel, pelagicray

      How long does someone need to live in a state to be a legitimate candidate?

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      by JamieG from Md on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 07:44:15 AM PST

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