Full disclosure: I was a supporter of Eric Johnson for governor, and then Deal when it came down to the runoff between he and Karen Handel. I didn’t have confidence that Handel was a true conservative, and rather than spending her ad time discussing her platform and convincing Republicans that she is a conservative, she spent time making accusations against Deal. Deal didn’t do a whole lot better, but his slams seemed to focus more on Handel’s politics than other matters. What I really got a kick out of, though, was the contrast in Handel’s view of Deal in a mere 24 hour period. Because on Monday, she called Deal a “corrupt relic of Washington”, but today, when she conceded to Deal she endorsed him as the GOP nominee for governor. While expected, it’s just so terribly hypocritical. How can she endorse someone if she truly believes he is “corrupt”?
I mean, I knew that already, but still.
“Zakaria … applauded the Islamic center as an example of moderate Islam that is compatible with American ideals.”
From HotAir, and the sharp pens of Mary Katherine Ham and Guy Benson.
Read it here.
What about the courage not to change? (Leon Wieseltier)
To be a conservative is to be called a racist, sooner or later. It’s written in stone; it’s baked in the cake. If you support colorblindness — if you like the old motto E pluribus unum, “Out of many, one” — you will be called a racist. Because race-consciousness is where it’s at, baby. (Jay Nordlinger)
Pro-life women of the 111th Congress. HT to the Susan B. Anthony List (see blog roll):
- Michele Bachmann (MN-06)
- Marsha Blackburn (TN-07)
- Mary Fallin (OK-05)
- Virginia Foxx (NC-05)
- Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA-05)
- Candice Miller (MI-10)
- Sue Myrick (NC-09)
- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-18)
- Jean Schmidt (OH-02)
The question posed by the Georgia Republican Party to Republican Candidates for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District was: “Which federal law would you seek to repeal and why?”. Mike Crane and Deborah Honeycutt both replied; Crane would repeal the federal income tax, Honeycutt the healthcare bill. Though I hate our tax system, I think the most pressing issue – and the one with the greatest chance for success – is repeal of the healthcare bill. Honeycutt’s response follows: Deborah Honeycutt, Candidate for Georgia’s Thirteenth Congressional District.