Monday, June 8, 2009

Handel's Nutty Claims

Willing to tell any lie to win her primary.

From an email I received:

Handel’s Online Petition Opposing Obama Justice Department Gets Over 6,000 Signatures in 48 Hours

When President Obama’s Justice Department told Georgia over the weekend that it could no longer verify the citizenship of voters going to the polls, Karen Handel sprang into action. She exposed the Obama plan and revealed that it would allow groups like ACORN to actively find and register illegal aliens to vote in Georgia elections.

Karen took to the airwaves and the Internet to rally opposition to the Obama plan. She appeared on Fox and Friends, the Regular Guys and Herman Cain radio programs, as well as radio and TV news stations across Georgia.

She even started an online petition with the goal of getting 10,000 signatures of Americans who opposed this terrible plan and want to have their voices heard in Washington.

In the first 48 hours, more than 6,000 signed that petition, and Karen is well on her way to the 10,000 signature goal. If you have not signed the petition, please do so now, and be sure to forward this email along to your neighbors, friends and family members. If this progress continues, our voices will be heard.

ACORN in league with illegal immigrants to conspire to bring Democrats to power? Oh my! Is Al Qaeda involved in this, too?

It'd be great to see Handel have any evidence -- you know, actual proof that this is about more than just illegally disenfranchising voters, which has become a GOP calling card. But of course she doesn't have any, because there is no nefarious plot.

I hope that Poythress or others on the Democratic side come out and call this stuff out for what it is -- lunatic conspiracy mongering out to rally the fringes of the Republican base.