The Republican primary to replace Senator Richard Shelby picked up another candidate this past week. Jessica Taylor, a failed candidate in 2020 for the state’s open Second Congressional District, has decided to join Mo Brooks, Lynda Blanchard and Katie Boyd Britt.
Go here to see Taylor’s video announcement.
While Taylor may have the best of intentions. her video leaves you screaming, IS THIS THE BEST WE CAN DO?
It is hokey. amateurish and relies on a well-worn message of hate to sow division–not cohesion. In a nutshell, it is a example of once again drawing a line in the sand to appeal to our most base instincts, instead of being uplifting and appealing to our better angels.
Taylor obviously wants to be a Trump clone and “drain the swamp.” But didn’t Trump already do that? Or maybe I’m confusing draining the swamp with the wall at the southern border that Mexico paid for.
She also tells us she will be Vice-President Kamala Harris’ “worst nightmare.” Which no doubt sent a chill through the V-P’s spine when she heard it. Taylor also intends to send the Democratic liberal agenda into outer space which includes $2 billion. earmarked for Alabama public schools from Covid relief. I’m sure your local school superintendent will be excited to know Taylor does not support public education.
When Martha Roby stepped down from Congress recently, Taylor ran for her seat, finishing third in the GOP primary. At that time, she said she lived in Prattville. However, she now says she is a businesswoman in Birmingham
In a time when this country is more divided at any time in decades, candidates like Taylor are the last thing we need.