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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.’
  • A_Siegel

    Barbara Comstock is a very hard-working and effective politician. An excellent example of that ‘effective’ in politics is what is raised here: that she maintains an image of ‘moderate’ despite her consistently radical agenda. As to radical, ratings provide an indication — https://votesmart.org/candidate/evaluations/112252/barbara-comstock#.WUpnCBPyvUo A few examples …

    2016 NARAL Pro-Choice America – Positions 0%
    2016 Planned Parenthood Action Fund – Positions (Lifetime) [12/30] 0%
    2015-2016 Campaign for Working Families – Positions 100%
    2015-2016 National Right to Life Committee – Positions 100%
    2015-2016 National Parks Action Fund – Positions 9%
    2015-2016 American Forest and Paper Association – Positions 100%
    2015-2016 National Association of Manufacturers – Positions 100%
    2015 United States Chamber of Commerce – Positions 100%
    2015-2016 American Civil Liberties Union – Positions 5%
    2015-2016 Human Rights Campaign – Positions 0%
    2015-2016 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – Positions 0%
    2015 American Civil Liberties Union – Positions 0%
    2015 EarthRights International – Positions 0%
    2015 Friends Committee on National Legislation – Positions 0%
    2015 Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights – Positions 0%
    2015 National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) – Positions 19%
    2007-2016 National Religious Campaign Against Torture Action Fund – Positions 0%
    2015-2016 Americans for Prosperity – Lifetime Score 92%
    2016 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund – Positions 5%
    2015-2016 Environment America – Positions 0%
    2015-2016 Food Policy Action – Positions 25%
    2015 Defenders of Wildlife Action Fund – Positions 8%
    2015 EarthRights International – Positions 0%
    2015 Environment America – Positions 0%
    2015 Food Policy Action – Positions 20%
    2015 Council for a Livable World – Positions 0%
    2015 Friends Committee on National Legislation – Positions 0%
    2016 National Rifle Association – Candidate Positions on Gun Rights 93%

    Okay, so she didn’t ‘earn’ a 100% from the NRA — MODERATE!

    • Yeah, try explaining that to Lee Hockstader.

  • A_Siegel

    Btw, Comstock’s tweeted out an #AlternativeTruth. See: http://www.georgiaencyclopedia.org/articles/history-archaeology/helen-douglas-mankin-1894-1956 “Helen Douglas Mankin, lawyer and legislator, was the first woman elected to the U.S. Congress from Georgia, a victory she won in a special election on February 12, 1946, with a winning margin of votes cast by African Americans …”