Karen Handel releases new ad: “Principles”

April 25, 2014 9:39 am

by Jason · 7 comments

Karen Handel’s campaign rolled out a new TV ad this morning. In the ad, she takes a shot at “career congressmen” and “an out of touch millionaire elitist,” before giving a brief bio and touching on some red meat issues for the Republican base:

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northside101 April 25, 2014 at 12:06 pm

“Cut spending.”

Details? Is she referring to REAL cuts in spending, or “Washington math” (we’ll spend “less additional” money than we planned to next year)? I really haven’t heard any of the candidates (either party) talk about real cuts, or “entitlement reform”. Do any of the candidates for instance favor allowing younger persons to withdraw from Social Security and set up their own voluntary retirement accounts? Do any favor raising the retirement age for benefits? Stopping or slowing cost of living adjustments until the budget is balanced? Always interesting to hear candidate A or B rail against pork barrel spending, when that is a drop in the bucket compared to the 80%+ of the federal budget that is either entitlements, interest on the debt or defense.

saltycracker April 25, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Her differentiation is she is not a career congressman or rich…??…but if we elect her she can reverse that………

Harry April 25, 2014 at 5:23 pm

Somehow I have the feeling in Karen’s case it’s not gonna be the same ole same ole incest.

saltycracker April 25, 2014 at 8:11 pm

As much as I support term limits and admire self made folks, her comments are insulting and ignorant. Maybe she should have taken ethics in college, oh, never mind, Handels handlers will figure it out for her.

Will Durant April 25, 2014 at 9:02 pm

She keeps leaving out a couple of rungs on the career ladder battling against these Washington careerists even while trying to get back to her hometown. She was deputy chief of staff to Vice-President Dan Quayle’s wife, Marilyn. We all know the Vice President’s role can’t be called one of an insider so working for his wife certainly couldn’t be one. I think one of the better descriptions of her endorser Sarah Palin that I’ve heard is that she was “almost another Dan Quayle.”

Later she had the same title for Gov. Sonny Perdue “where she served as a policy advisor and supervised constituent services, the Governor’s Mansion, and general administration services.” I’m just betting that she won’t be exchanging Christmas cards with Sonny anymore. So no, she hasn’t been a career congressman, but this coupled with her elected roles doesn’t exactly make her an outsider either. And yes Harry, it is the same ole, same ole, with the exception of her suits having skirts.

troutbum70 April 25, 2014 at 6:58 pm

It’s amazing how we in the Republican Party wants everyone to be as successful and rich as possible; unless you’re running for office!! Then you’re out of touch or an elitist. I like Karen but her, “I left at 17….” is a bit tiring.

Jon Lester April 26, 2014 at 11:46 am

And I doubt if she waited to be married first.