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Virginia Republican gubernatorial nominee Ken Cuccinelli stands onstage with his wife Teiro Cuccinelli (R) and their family as he gives his concession speech at his election night event in Richmond, Virginia, November 5, 2013. Democratic Party insider Ter
[Virginia Republican Party Chairman Pat] Mullins mocked post-election analysis that said [2013 GOP gubernatorial nominee Ken] Cuccinelli was too conservative for a changing state.

“This is false narrative by false prophets,” he said. “Republicans do not win when we are mini-Democrats or Democrat Lite.”

Free advice for Mr. Mullins: If you're trying to explain why the Republican Party hasn't been overrun by hardline zealots and right-wing lunatics, you might want to come up with something other than accusing your critics of spreading "a false narrative by false prophets."

On the other hand, while talking about false narratives and false prophets does sound a little crazy, it's pretty much exactly what you'd expect from the chairman of a party of extremists, especially a party of extremists who think Cuccinelli's real problem was that he didn't spend enough time during the campaign talking about right-wing social issues:

RNC national committeeman Morton Blackwell said the party must more “effectively respond to campaigns of vilification” in the future.

“There was nothing wrong about his political match with the voters of Virginia,” Blackwell said of Cuccinelli. “It would have been helpful if Ken had not, through much of the campaign, gone silent on his pro-life and other traditional values positions.”

Yeah, sure, if only Ken Cuccinelli had more effectively channeled his inner Rick Santorum, then instead of Governor-elect Terry McCauliffe, we'd be talking about his miraculous come-from-behind victory. And instead of laughing at Marco Rubio's pre-election pronouncement that Virginia 2013 would set the stage for the 2014 and 2016 elections, we'd all be quaking in our shoes at the juggernaut that surely would have been known as The E.W. Jackson Express.

Originally posted to The Jed Report on Mon Dec 09, 2013 at 09:34 AM PST.

Also republished by Virginia Kos and Daily Kos.

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