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This Bigoted, Ignorant “Palin-style conservative” is Who Supposed “Moderate Republican” Barbara Comstock Just Congratulated

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See below for more details on the “Palin-style conservative,” Karen Handel (R-GA06), who Rep. Barbara Comstock – supposed “bipartisan,” “moderate” Republican (according to idiots like the Washington Post editorial board’s Lee Hockstader) – congratulated this morning on her narrow win last night.

  • “The Los Angeles Times described Komen’s decision to cut ties with Planned Parenthood as ‘one of the great PR faux pas of the decade,’ with Komen losing 22% of its funding in the subsequent fiscal year. Komen officials also attributed much of the lost funding to the decision to cut ties with Planned Parenthood.
  • “Handel describes herself an ‘unwavering conservative fighter’ rather than a ‘go along to get along’ Republican. In the campaign for the 2014 Senate seat, she said that she would be a Senator in the mold of Ted Cruz, and called on Mitch McConnell to resign from the Republican leadership of the Senate. In 2014, Politico described her as ‘a Palin-style conservative’.
  • “Handel voiced support for President Trump’s May 10, 2017 firing of FBI Director James Comey.”
  • Handel “supported the May 2017 version of the American Health Care Act, the GOP’s replacement plan for the Affordable Care Act.”
  • “In a June 2017 debate, she stated that she opposed a minimum wage, saying ‘This is an example of a fundamental difference between a liberal and a conservative. I do not support a livable wage.'”
  • “Handel opposes abortion and favors eliminating government funding for Planned Parenthood. She opposes embryonic stem cell research.
  • “She supports President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement. Asked if she accepted the scientific consensus on climate change, Handel said, ‘Clearly, there have been changes in the climate’ but did not say whether human activities contribute to climate change.
  • “Handel opposes same-sex marriage and same-sex civil unions. She has voted against legislation that would give domestic partner benefits. She opposes the adoption of children by gay individuals, stating that it ‘is not the best household for a child.’