by Max Brantley
They will…I would anticipate that the voters in their districts will send them back to the legislature,” said Webb. “Once again, we are a representative democracy and those candidates have done a good job at working for lower taxes, for job creation, for economic development, better education.”
They have said some things that are not the position of the Republican Party of Arkansas, but we believe in the freedom of conscience and the freedom of speech. And if they are successful, then we wish them good luck,” Webb said.
Got it? If a candidate is Republican, all is forgiven.
Bad as billionaire Jim Walton wants an automaton rubber stamp on his charter school legislation, even he had the good grace to say there are points beyond which he won't go for a vote and asked for his money back from Loy Mauch.
(Seem funny to you that no other news media seem interested in Jim Walton's written repudiation of Mauch's utterances?)
There isn't a better example of Republican Party principles and how low they'll go for control. You wonder what it would take for Doyle Webb to repudiate a Republican candidate. Profiteering on a widow woman's estate or undercutting a family member on a relative's estate probably aren't disqualifiers, given the history.
We also have the example of Faulkner County, where the Republican Party is urging re-election of a county official who finally resigned office because he wasn't eligible to serve. What's law got to do with it?