Senator McCain took the microphone from that older lady and said, “No madam, no madam, he is a decent family man, citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues and that’s what this campaign is all about.” At that point, I knew that we should be gracious to him during the rest of this campaign because he could be a GOP voice of civility in the Senate to the Obama White House. (Here come the emails.)
The contributors to this blog started discussing who would be the same GOP voice in the House. That’s when I wrote about ‘Republican Rhetoric Dialers Needed” and urged our community to consider supporting GOP candidates who would vote their party line but stand up in their conference meetings and insist that opposition stayed on policy without resorting to dirty behavior and clearly incendiary untruths. In the short time since that posting, we have seen that talk radio muck could push zealots to try some real ugliness.
Could Georgia congressional Deborah Honeycutt be that GOP voice.
First, her opponent David Scott is a Blue Dog Democrat and a welcomed African American moderate—member of the House Agriculture Committee who worked on the bipartisan Farm Bill and a member of the Financial Services Committee who must monitor those Bailout billions.
Should we be concerned that the congress doesn’t have one GOP African American? Senator Obama keeps saying “and some Republicans” but he has endorsed Scott.
Former GOP congressman Joe Scarborough on MSNBC said that the large number of small donors who have given to the Obama campaign must be making the K-Street lobbyists sick—if the people give the money directly, the lobbyists are pushed out of the loop and away from the leaders’ ears.
Do the tons of money Honeycutt raised make her Obama, Jr, or Baby Barrack? For those who question how she did it, that’s easy to see: she is a African American pro-life physician. A Black doctor saying that abortion is wrong from the medical and moral standpoint. Those who agree with her must dream about propelling her onto the national stage in an effort to end the taking of innocent lives. (Here come more emails)
There’s the question: would Deborah Honeycutt in congress actually help the Obama White House if she could reduced the vitriol?
She is an Alpha Kappa Alpha who was medical director at Spelman College—the sister is starting to seem Obama-like.
Personally, I can’t call it because my first deference is to Scott for his Farm Bill work.