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Rachel Maddow On VA Gubernatorial Candidate Ken Cuccinelli: He's Had A 'Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad' Day - VIDEO


Rachel Maddow, MSNBC's resident master of witticism, ripped into Virginia's gubernatorial candidate, and current attorney general Ken Cuccinelli on Monday night, tracking his terrible day of politics through a few successive steps.

First, headlines blared across the nation that the Supreme Court had denied his request to stay the ruling from his state deeming its sodomy laws unconstitutional. Second, Cuccinelli had to deal with the repercussions of a previous decision to host Texas Senator Ted Cruz who has now become a poster boy for the government shutdown (which has hit VA particularly hard). Finally, Cuccinelli has fallen down in the polls, sitting nearly 10 points behind his democratic adversary. 

As Maddow said, Cuccinelli has faced a lot of "terrible, horrible, no good, very bad political" developments in the last 24 hours. With his staunchly conservative social politics, can we really feel bad for the guy? 

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  1. If your Republican friends and family cant vote Democratic, tell them to vote for Robert Sarvis, a more sane candidate. If Sarvis gets a big share of the vote it sends a message to the Virginia Republicans to not nominate anymore nutjobs.

    Posted by: Matt Munson | Oct 8, 2013 6:54:01 PM

  2. I can't believe Repugs still think sending such dinosaurs to election will get them votes!

    Posted by: litper | Oct 8, 2013 7:26:41 PM

  3. Despite Cuccinelli, consensual sodomy between adults is still legal in Virginia, so as it stands right now, it looks likely he'll get legally f^cked in the upcoming election. Poor guy...

    Posted by: rroberts | Oct 8, 2013 7:33:46 PM

  4. Cooch will NEVER be accused of being very bright, but maybe Chik-Fil-A is hiring. A paper hat beats a dunce's cap, I guess. Har, Har, Har!!!

    Posted by: Geoff | Oct 8, 2013 7:44:15 PM

  5. Who the hell is the psycho typing in all caps?

    Posted by: Edmund | Oct 8, 2013 8:22:30 PM

  6. Attn.CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON aka cray-cray. Indoor voice please.

    Posted by: michael | Oct 8, 2013 8:39:18 PM

  7. If it weren't for the Libertarian candidate Cuccinelli would still be ahead. That's a real indictment on the people of Virginia. Let's face it, Virginia is pretty much Mississippi except for the fact that it has the high population density DC suburbs that give the illusion that it is more progressive and sane than it really is.

    Posted by: TampaZeke | Oct 8, 2013 8:45:37 PM

  8. Re Obama's base, and this will be a news flash to you: in my mostly white state, if every black person had awakened on election day, lost their damned mind, and voted GOP, Obama would still have won.

    Posted by: melvin | Oct 8, 2013 8:54:50 PM

  9. Don't blame the people of Virginia, blame the Democratic Party of Virginia - they've run two very lame candidates for governor, two cycles in a row now. It's their race to lose.

    Posted by: Keith | Oct 8, 2013 9:31:21 PM

  10. Target in another one of their underhanded slaps at the GLBT community gave $50,000 to a GOP organization that has contributed nearly $3 million to Cuccinelli's campaign. Maybe Target needs to double down and send him more cash -- indirectly, of course, so they can claim not to know. He's gonna need it. Shame on Target.

    Posted by: Joe in Ct | Oct 8, 2013 11:47:41 PM

  11. Rachel is funny, but I wonder how she stays on the air with such low ratings.

    Posted by: Skip | Oct 9, 2013 12:12:53 AM

  12. Since when is Rachel Maddow "MSNBC's resident master of witticism"? Should it not be that the unbelievably gifted Ms. Maddow is MSNBC's MISTRESS of witticism? [sigh]

    Posted by: Mike | Oct 9, 2013 4:37:33 AM

  13. As a gay Virginian living in this state with my partner of 35 years we can only dream of beautiful November the 6th, the day after Cuccinelli becomes just a very bad dream for our state.

    Posted by: Peter | Oct 9, 2013 8:23:35 AM

  14. Skip, Rachel is a Rhodes scholar, who quite a few people listen to. She's really intelligent, witty, and explains complicated issues so people can get a good grasp of them. THA'S why she's still on the air.

    Posted by: kdknyc | Oct 9, 2013 9:47:07 AM

  15. and I am sure Mr. Cuccinelli will blame the gay community, the liberal activist judges, etc.......he has wasted lots of money and time on a non-issue.........

    Posted by: Bernie | Oct 9, 2013 9:56:14 AM

  16. Glad I don't have to vote in VA. McAuliffe is a disgrace, and Cuccinelli is a Neanderthal.

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Oct 9, 2013 10:17:43 AM

  17. You know you have a bad choice when you find yourself rooting for Terry McAuliffe. The Cooch is a nightmare. He is Rick Santorum on steroids.

    Posted by: DC Insider | Oct 9, 2013 10:49:11 AM

  18. Some of you girls complain about the dumbest things! Play nice, children!

    Posted by: billmiller | Oct 9, 2013 2:36:00 PM

  19. She can laugh all she wants. She isn't taking anything up the butt.

    Posted by: Josh | Oct 9, 2013 9:41:28 PM

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