Saturday, October 27, 2012

Nobody is too repugnant for Republicans to support

Posted By on Sat, Oct 27, 2012 at 10:19 AM

HOW LOW WOULD HE GO: Is there anything that could prompt GOP Chair Doyle Webb to disavow a party candidate?
  • HOW LOW WOULD HE GO: Is there anything that could prompt GOP Chair Doyle Webb to disavow a party candidate?
Thanks to Jason Tolbert for digging up the clip of Republican Party Chair Doyle Webb campaigning for the Three Stooges in the GOP legislative lineup — slavery apologists Loy Mauch and Jon Hubbard and child execution advocate Charlie Fuqua. Speaking on Republican Radio, aka Dave Elswick's show, he said in response to a question about how some candidates who'd been controversial would fare, said:

They will…I would anticipate that the voters in their districts will send them back to the legislature,” said Webb. “Once again, we are a representative democracy and those candidates have done a good job at working for lower taxes, for job creation, for economic development, better education.”

They have said some things that are not the position of the Republican Party of Arkansas, but we believe in the freedom of conscience and the freedom of speech. And if they are successful, then we wish them good luck,” Webb said.

Got it? If a candidate is Republican, all is forgiven.

Bad as billionaire Jim Walton wants an automaton rubber stamp on his charter school legislation, even he had the good grace to say there are points beyond which he won't go for a vote and asked for his money back from Loy Mauch.

(Seem funny to you that no other news media seem interested in Jim Walton's written repudiation of Mauch's utterances?)

There isn't a better example of Republican Party principles and how low they'll go for control. You wonder what it would take for Doyle Webb to repudiate a Republican candidate. Profiteering on a widow woman's estate or undercutting a family member on a relative's estate probably aren't disqualifiers, given the history.

We also have the example of Faulkner County, where the Republican Party is urging re-election of a county official who finally resigned office because he wasn't eligible to serve. What's law got to do with it?

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