It’s too bad political hypocrisy isn’t a recipe for political success, otherwise the Virginia GOP would be flush with political representatives at every level of government across the state. And in this latest chapter of “how can we successfully attack Terry McAuliffe’s successful business record,” Virginia Republicans and GOP representatives are trying to spin GreenTech Automotive as an unsuccessful company that should have been kept in Virginia…I hope everyone sees the irony in that.
In its latest attempt to prove how bad of a successful capitalist the Democratic Party candidate for Virginia’s governorship really is, a reporter was sent to Mississippi to unearth just how many Americans McAuliffe helped employ and well, I’m not really sure why a reporter was sent to Mississippi to investigate GreenTech Automotive.
You know that Republican operatives are reaching when they have to pull out their wild card, the old Watchdog.org report that identifies GreenTech as the subsidiary of a company established in the British Virgin Islands, a territory that probably does allow GreenTech from paying U.S. taxes. If it were a Republican doing this, it would be considered a brilliant business move to avert the socialist tax policies of that terribly big-hearted president, Barack Obama.
So here’s where the Republican Party of Virginia stands: It’s okay to be a businessman as long as you do business and create jobs in Virginia (and you’re a Republican). It’s okay to run for another public office while still in public office, raking in taxpayer dollars and whoring your position out for “gifts” from wealthy CEO’s (e.g., Jonnie Williams Sr.). It’s okay to oppose an expansion of Medicaid while simultaneously attempting to restrict the kind of Virginian who is allowed to vote.
If McAuliffe is a hypocrite (and really, who besides a handful of politicians isn’t?), Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli is a criminal for using his office openly, unashamedly, and unethically to promote his own political career and bank account. Oh yeah, and there’s always the simmering scandal still going on surrounding Cuccinelli’s involvement with Star Scientific CEO, Jonnie Williams Sr.
McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin commented, “While Cuccinelli is dodging any and all questions about his ongoing scandal, Terry McAuliffe has been to six community colleges in the last three days talking about workforce development and answering any questions.” Yeah, what he said.