Five of the most-liked Washington Post comments from the last 24 hours

Ken Cuccinelli remains a hot conversation topic three days after his loss in the Virginia governor’s race. And I’m learning it’s rare to go a day without at least one touching comment on a Carolyn Hax column:

From Mr. Cuccinelli has himself to blame for loss by Editorial Board; glaucomatose (64 likes)

There’s nothing funnier than Republicans whining about being outspent. Surely the same people who insist that money is speech, corporations are people and any attempt to trim the outsize role of large donors in our elections couldn’t possibly be complaining about money in politics, could they?

Let’s put this in language a Republican can understand: “People” (corporations and billionaires) didn’t offer their “speech” (money) in favor of Cuccinelli, because they “exercised their First Amendment rights” by not supporting a raging loon who would have turned the state into a backwards laughingstock.

From Maddow: Rand Paul can’t ‘handle the rigors’ of Senate by Erik Wemple; TAndrea304 (42 likes)

Rachel has taken Rand Paul apart brick by brick.

Watch her do the same to Ted Cruz and Chris Christie. Their turn is coming.

Politicians ignore or fight her at their own peril. [Read the full comment here.]

From Take back a friend who went silent for years? by Carolyn Hax; Redheadwglasses1 (26 likes)

I went radio silent on my three oldest, closest friends in the world a few years ago. Not going into details, but suffice it to say, it was 100% my fault, I was 100% lame, and it kept going because I was ashamed of my behavior. …

Then terminal cancer happened, and we got together yesterday (well, two of them, one lives far away, but we got a an appropriate sub who I also have known for over 25 years).

When I tried to apologize for being a lousy friend, they would have NONE of it. It was a fantastic day. [Read the full comment here.]

From Obama apologizes to Americans losing health plans by Zachary A. Goldfarb; Mr. Genius (23 likes)

Insurance companies have been arbitrarily canceling policies since the first policy was sold. Obamacare has nothing to do with it. This is just the latest insurance industry scare tactic to discredit ACA. It won’t be the last.

From Senate votes to ban discrimination against gay and transgender workers by Ed O’Keefe; Woody Sez (22 likes)

Along with Being Gay, Other Actions Punishable by Death in the Old Testament:

Cursing your parents. Exodus.  Being a rebellious son. [Deut].  Being a drunkard. [Deut].

Not penning up a dangerous bull that kills someone. Exodus

Related: Thursday’s edition of the top 5 comments

Matt McFarland is the editor of Innovations. He's always looking for the next big thing. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments

Sign up for email updates from the "Confronting the Caliphate" series.

You have signed up for the "Confronting the Caliphate" series.

Thank you for signing up
You'll receive e-mail when new stories are published in this series.
Most Read National



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Next Story
Matt McFarland · November 7, 2013

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.