Day 1 of Mr. Clay Aiken’s campaign for the House, and his supporters are already shrieking “Homophobia.”
Clay Aiken, who officially announed his intention to run for Congress and challenge Rep. Renee Ellmers in North Carolina, is already being attacked by Ellmers with familiar homophobic rhetoric, Think Progress reports.
“It speaks volumes to the state of the N.C. Democratic Party that the primary is shaping up to be a choice between the failed Perdue Administration’s Keith Crisco, a lawyer who doesn’t even live in the district, an activist who’s (sic) own party rejected her in the last democrat primary – and Aiken, a performer whose political views more closely resemble those of San Francisco than Sanford,” Ellmers spokeswoman Jessica Wood wrote in an email.
It’s a completely legit critique. Mr. Clay Aiken… for that matter any Democrat who is elected to Congress… will vote as directed by Ms. Nancy Pelosi; who represents the city of San Francisco both geographically and ideologically. This means votes for gun control, high taxes, more spending, Federal control of health care, regulation of business, Amnesty for illegal immigrants, Federalized Day Care, mandatory union membership, expansion of welfare, and a host of other leftist causes. It is completely legitimate for a Republican opponent to point this out.
But, like Obama supporters attributing all criticism of the president to racism, or Hillary supporters blaming sexism, de-legitimizing opponents by calling them hateful bigots is much easier than defending what Democrats actually support.
Mr. Aiken’s chances should not be discounted. North Carolina is plagued by an influx of Democrat refugees from New York, Massachusetts, New Jersey, and other northeastern states blighted by decades of tax and regulate liberalism. Not content with destroying their own states, they bring their horrible policies with them when they relocate.
Speaking of celebrities with political aspirations, Ms. Sandy Fluke and her famous ladyparts will not be running for Congress. She will run for the state Senate of California, a state she has lived in for just under two years. If she wins, she should send Rush Limbaugh a thank-you note; without him, she’d be nobody.