An alert LIA reader noticed this Facebook ad over the weekend and grabbed a screenshot. It's from Republican gubernatorial candidate Robert Bentley:
Democrats, if you don't want another Bob Riley, then vote for me in the runoff July 13th. You can vote in the Republican primary runoff.
Well, yes, that last part is correct. Democrats CAN vote in the Republican runoff, but why would they when the Democratic runoff has important races in AL-07, Attorney General, legislative and local races?
Robert Bentley may want your votes, but Bradley Byrne most emphatically does not – or at least he can't think of a single thing to offer.
So Bentley wants Democratic votes, but what does he offer – other than NOT being Bradley Byrne? Some of his positions remember, are pretty unbelievable:
- Sponsored a set of anti-abortion bills designed to challenge Roe v Wade (which he says is a priority) by making “participating in an abortion” (everyone involved!) a “Class B” felony.
- Supported Troy King's plan to challenge health care reform.
- Sponsored a constitutional amendment to prohibit anyone from being required to have health insurance.
Or, let's let him speak for himself:
“As a Party, we are winning the battle against the onslaught of liberal mandates: socialized medicine, cap-and-tax, amnesty for illegal aliens, and abortion on demand.”
And he wants Democratic votes? Only in Alabama.
I'm voting in the Democratic runoff next week. How about you?