Jon Stewart on VA GOP wanting to ban all oral sex (video)

Ken Cuccinelli wants all oral sex to be illegal in the state of Virginia.

Cuccinelli also wants to be governor of the state of Virginia (he’s currently the attorney general).

And Cuccinelli a religious right nutjob, in addition to being a Republican.  So he’s against oral sex, and thinks the state should outlaw it.  Except there’s that pesky Supreme Court decision that overturned sodomy laws several years ago.

What is with poor Virginia and those pesky Supreme Court decisions?

jon-stewart-ken-cuccinelliCuccinelli is a huge homophobe.  And he made clear during the campaign for attorney general that he thought “homosexual acts” were against “natural law,” and to many ears it sounded like Cuccinelli wanted to make them illegael under state law too.  That’s part of what’s behind his attempt to outlaw oral sex.  Cuccinelli apparently thinks only gay people partake in it.

Oh, and Cuccinelli is a birther too.

And southerners wonder why they keep getting a bad rap.


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  • Abbi Orenstein

    she (or he you never know) might charge too much. I never had to pay for it I’m not gonna pay for someone else’s.

  • Abbi Orenstein

    how much you wanna bet these guys will still accept it if offered after banning it?

  • HolyMoly

    I’d like to see a judge, with a straight face, fine or sentence someone for having engaged in oral sex. We all know that judge has been to college, gone to frat parties, picked up girls, and received a few hummers in their day. Could call the judge onto the stand to testify under oath to that effect.

  • This bozo sounds like someone who is in dire need of a serious a$$ f*** or a BJ. Someone hire a hooker for this guy.

  • pappyvet

    Well, if you dont have a……..never mind

  • samizdat

    Yup.

  • cole3244

    cuccinelli had better watch out because an inbred like him must be giving oral to someone to be in the position he is in.

  • It’s simply the code language they’ve adopted meaning, literally, “Christian Laws” — to avoid that pesky 1st Amendment stuff.

  • We’re a country with a wide stance.

  • We’re a “natural law based country”? Since when?

  • The story is a little more nuanced than it’s being portrayed here and the other night on The Daily Show. Doesn’t make it any less ridiculous and Cuccinelli any less of a homophobic bigot though.

    The crime in question — a 47 year old male soliciting a 17 year old female to give him a BJ — would’ve been considered only a misdemeanor under current Virginia law. (Their definition of felony statutory rape doesn’t include consenting oral sex.) Cuccinelli wanted a felony charge, so he used the old ‘Crimes Against Nature’ statute, which was presumed to have been overturned by Lawrence v. Texas.

    Here’s the thing: In the aftermath of Lawrence, in 2004, the Virginia legislature took up a measure that would’ve amended their old law so that it no longer applied to consenting adults, just between an adult and a minor — and thus would be Constitutional. Cuccinelli helped kill the bill, at the time a Virginia State Senator, saying in 2009 when asked about it, “My view is that homosexual acts, not homosexuality, but homosexual acts are wrong. They’re intrinsically wrong. And I think in a natural law based country it’s appropriate to have policies that reflect that. … They don’t comport with natural law.”

    In other words, there’s no doubt he simply wanted to assert that he didn’t care how the Supreme Court had ruled, he wanted Virginia to keep its anti-gay law and to have the option to enforce it at any time. Even though as written, it bans oral sex between anybody, even a hetero married couple, his entire intent was to attempt to make homosexuality a felony in Virginia.

    Source: http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2013/04/03/1816861/ken-cuccinellis-appeal-and-how-he-helped-undermine-virginias-protections-against-adult-sex-with-minors/

    The irony that Virginia was also the state that charged the Lovings with the felony of interracial marriage in 1958 isn’t lost…

  • Clearly the Cucc never had a BJ.

  • Anyone accused of oral sex will have to prove their innocence by being weighted with stones, tied up and thrown in a pond. If they sink to the bottom they are guilty, cuz otherwise the angels would lifted them up. Hey, it worked in Salem.

  • UncleBucky

    Meh. Cuccinelli is on the low end of the North, which intersects the high end of the Southern hillbilly types. There. See? Cuccinelli might as well be a SouthernIST.

  • PeteWa

    this diary on kos is rather informative, and adds a lot to what you are saying.
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/11/07/656272/-Facts-Belie-the-Scapegoating-of-Black-People-for-Proposition-8

  • Drew2u
  • FLL

    An excellent analysis. We already see the results of this today because Texas (currently a red state) is turning purple.

  • MyrddinWilt

    What happened in California is that Obama’s 2008 election machine was vastly more effective in driving turnout than expected. In particular they didn’t just bring out the Dem base, they brought out a lot of rather older minority voters who wanted to vote for a black President, wanted to see the GOP defeated but had mostly not really considered the issue of gay marriage till they started seeing the attack ads.

    So the myth was established that minorities were socially conservative on the basis of that one vote. The polls backed up the myth. What the polls did not show is how the Latino population would react after the bigots won Prop H8 and it suddenly became clear to many that California had just passed a gay version of Prop 187.

    The polls today are very different. Opinion has moved faster on marriage equality than any previous social conservative issue. Racism only died in the South as the racists died. Helms and Thurmond were racists to their dying breath whatever their apologists claim. We don’t have good figures state by state or on particular population groups. What the polls do show is a major change on the coasts and with the old confederacy being the major holdout.

    It simply isn’t mathematically possible for marriage equality to have made so much progress in public opinion without a lot of support from the Latino population. Drawing conclusions from a 2008 vote in 2013 is misleading.

    I think that we will see one of the real GOP opinion leaders switch on this soon, maybe this year. Rush is already prepping his audience for a flip.

  • FLL

    My comment above does not refer to Cuccinelli specifically. It refers to white evangelicals in the South in general, who likely agree with Cuccinelli’s sentiments. I certainly don’t assume that the anti-Mexican comments on this board are coming from you because I haven’t noticed your username attached to them.

  • FLL

    I’m waiting for Internet commenters to stop complaining about Mexican-Americans because they think that having brown skin proves that Mexican-Americans are homophobic… in spite of virtually every poll ever taken that proves that Mexican-Americans are more enlightened about gay rights than the national average. Could the problem possibly be the attorney general of Virginia and other like-minded white evangelicals in the South? Maybe?

  • Indigo

    Aren’t they cute? Like visiting a living museum, inn’t? What time do they burn the heretic?

  • Russ

    Smug Alert: Cuccinelli is from Edison, New Jersey – no kind of Southerner, John. Which just goes to show that hateful pigheadedness knows no geographic bounds.

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