(HinterlandEditorial) — Karen Handel is in the news again. You will recall she was a gubernatorial candidate in 2010 and lost to Nathan Deal. She also resigned abruptly from the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure after an uproar involving Planned Parenthood. Yep, she almost wrecked the organization. We have written about Karen Handel in the past and still hold the same opinion — she is not a credible candidate for anything, much less to best represent the LGBT, black and Hispanic communities. Karen Handel is another self-righteous Republican hypocrite who placed so little value on education that she didn’t bother to get a college degree. Yeah, Karen Handel is Georgia’s Sarah Palin — zero qualifications and a lot of hubris.
Roll Call: “Handel is the fourth Republican to enter the race for the seat of retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss. Notably, she is also the first woman and first candidate who is not a member of Congress. GOP Reps. Paul Broun, Phil Gingrey and Jack Kingston are running. David Perdue, the cousin of former Gov. Sonny Perdue, announced an exploratory committee this week.”
Karen Handel was the main force behind the organization’s move to change the criteria that had a direct impact on Planned Parenthood. Once again, she would rather feign ignorance than accept her role in this mess. Karen Handel is no stranger to the cut-and-run mentality. She threw the former head of the Log Cabin Republicans, a group of gay and lesbian GOP voters, under a bus, when she claimed she didn’t support same-sex domestic partnerships, though there were a number of emails indicating she supported granting such benefits.
Karen Handel also implemented the Georgia’s photo ID law, which requires Georgian voters to show state-issued photo identification before casting their vote in person. The voter ID program sparked controversy and many in the black community said it worked against them and was a way to deter blacks from voting. The law was challenged as unconstitutional, but was eventually upheld by the Supreme Court. Karen Handel is a HYPOCRITE in all caps. Plain and simple. Source
After Karen Handel’s abrupt departure from Susan G. Komen, she wrote a book — “Planned Bullywood” — slamming Planned Parenthood and painting the organization as “a bunch of schoolyard thugs.” Who better would know about schoolyard thugs than someone who barely finished high school. She claimed she had nothing to do with the funding being reduced to Planned Parenthood, but during a speech to the Family Research Council last December, Handel implied that her battle with the the family planning organization was far from over. She said, “Planned Parenthood counted on conservative elected officials to be quiet, and they were silent, but they didn’t count on me. Cecile Richards has absolutely no idea who she’s picked a fight with, folks.”
I will boldly predict that if Karen Handel manages to win the GOP nomination, she will go on to lose the election and the Democrats will pick up a seat. As a woman, I am always very supportive of women running for higher office, but this hypocrite isn’t worth anyone’s vote. She has zero credibility and is very divisive. I must also remind the black community in Atlanta that she was instrumental is getting rid of the nation’s first black female sheriff, Jackie Barrett, on corruption charges. Sarah Palin endorsed her in 2010 and it’s ironic that they both have the sickening quality of never completing what they start. Nathan Deal slammed Handel on not finishing her term as Secretary of State. As soon as Karen Handel sets up a campaign office we will be calling for an interview. I guess the theatrics will be coming soon. Break out the popcorn.