Conservatives aren’t just having to root for failure, but they’re simultaneously stuck pretending good news is bad news.
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We call this a political disaster for the GOP. Party before country. Always.
Former vice presidential candidate and Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) waded into one of the GOP’s more competitive Senate primaries Thursday, choosing a candidate with a controversial Planned Parenthood past.
Palin endorsed former Georgia Secretary of State and Susan G. Komen For The Cure official Karen Handel — one of several Republican candidates vying for the seat vacated by retiring Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.).
Palin made the announcement on her Facebook page, calling Handel a “champion for protecting life and a proud voice in support of it – one we could use in the Senate.”
Handel’s record includes a noteworthy controversy during her time as Vice President for Public Affairs at Komen. She resigned in February 2012 following public outcry over word that Komen was going to pull its funding from Planned Parenthood.
Komen eventually reversed its decision, insisting that the move was considered because of changes in grant criteria. But a source told the Huffington Post that Handel, a staunch advocate against abortion, was the driving force behind the effort to remove the funding. […]
A Message from the National Parks Conservation Association
On Wednesday, March 26, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 1459, a bill which would dismantle the Antiquities Act—a conservation tool that has been of paramount importance to the protection of our national parks.
Since 1906, presidents of both political parties have used the Antiquities Act to protect some of America’s greatest treasures, including Grand Canyon, Petrified Forest, Muir Woods, Statue of Liberty, and the recently designated Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad and Cesar E. Chavez National Monuments.
America does not need fewer places like these for our children and grandchildren. It needs more.
Take Action: Your representative needs to know how you feel about the Antiquities Act and its importance to the creation of current and future national parks. Visit our website http://www.npca.org/ to find out how your representative voted and thank them for voting the right way — or call on them to do better next time.
While H.R. 1459 has passed the House, it won’t become law unless it is also passed by the Senate. NPCA is working hard to make sure that doesn’t happen, but this issue is going to keep coming back.
Thank you for supporting national parks, and for encouraging your representative to do the same.
Elise Russell Liguori
Government Affairs Natural Resources Director