Wingnut Virginia attorney general and gubernatorial candidate Ken Cuccinelli is the latest Republican to compare himself to Martin Luther King, Jr.
Cuccinelli makes a very easy target, especially when — like he did once again Monday — he compares his fight against the contraception coverage mandate found in ‘Obamacare’ to the non-violent civil rights struggle led by Martin Luther King, Jr.
On Monday, MLK Day, Cuccinelli again made the comparison between his fight against the federal requirement that birth control be offered with no copay by insurance plans to King’s fight for equal rights for African Americans. Cuccinelli earned some headlines earlier this month when he told an Iowa show that opponents of the mandate need to be prepared to “go to jail” in protest of the law. (He later tried to walk that back a bit.)
It would be cute if it wasn’t so offensive. The modern GOP bears no resemblance in any way to Martin Luther King. None.