I believe that blogger, who was of course me, also warned that Republicans who supported the bill would likely face a primary challenger. Today we learn that Senate President Pro Tem David Long, one of the legislators leading the charge on SB 344, has drawn an opponent who seems very well qualified. The Indianapolis Star reports:
In the aftermath of a legislative fight for gay rights,Indiana Senate leader David Long is facing a primary challenge from fellow Republican John Kessler.
Social conservatives have been looking for a challenger to Long ever since he announced in November an effort to expand the state's civil rights laws to add protections for gay Hoosiers. Kessler appears to be that candidate.
The Fort Wayne resident filed his paperwork with the Indiana Secretary of State's office today to take on Long in the May 3 primary.
Kessler directs of the Center for Economic Education at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. He is an adjunct scholar with the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, a conservative think tank, and was a one-time military veterans liaison for U.S. Senator John McCain, according to a resume posted on IPFW's website. He is also a disabled Marine Corps veteran.
"Whether or not Indiana conservatives are able to unseat Long, who is not particularly conservative even on fiscal issues, will be a sign of how the nation’s far-from-over culture wars are playing out politically in state capitols. Indiana is a deep red state (despite barely going for President Barack Obama in 2008) and battles there are a battle for the heart and soul of the future of the conservative movement." He denied Indiana a vote on Sodomy Unions....we should have voted. It was not and is not a moot issue.
But, it is only fair to note that this was and is the Republican Leader doing what the supermajority wanted, e.g. Sodomy. Sounds a little stupid but if you abstract Sodomy out of the dissident movement just what, exactly, is left? All this talk of rationality and reasons and logic are basically bulltucky.
Impressive background, & his IPRF contacts are likely to lead to some campaign contributions. Looks like Sen. Long may have a race on his hands. If he doesn't work his butt off, he may become another Sen. Garton.
He has long been at work, "Senator Long was described as a "Champion of Conservative values" when he was named Allen County Right to Life's "Legislator of the Year" in 2015." I wonder if Allen County has any reputable bloggers who would care to expand their audience? I am reluctant to believe anything, pro or con, that comes out of duh Star concerning Senator Long. If the Star said the sky was Blue I'd go outside and check it.
That explains the long faces...
In addition, it is being brought out that Senator Long was in the front ranks to abolish State funding for Planned Parenthood though, given revelations later, such should not be considered only a conservative view but a view embraced by all sentient beings. Cutting off Kinsey should also be welcomed. Where Long is being nailed to a cross of his own choosing is his embrace of Cummins, Lilly, Salesfarce, and other jammers who are not only amoral but positive enemies of the State for their selling of sodomy and their preaching that the 98% must be compelled to celebrate sodomy. One wonders how bright guys can lie with straight face concerning all of the talent they need being contained in the 2%?
Tom Linebarger of Cummins, CEO, might better spend time selling engines since their 4th quarter profits went down 64% as selling sodomy isn't popular or a moral thing for him to be doing. ThunderJug Brinegar of the Chamberpot of Commerce might consider polling NIFB's 14,000 business owners in Indiana rather than his secret Board members to get a good idea of what practical folks think of his misguided policy recommendations...none of which are getting legislative traction (and plenty of resentment as legislators work in the public eye instead of being a secret society like Kevin's modern version of the KKK.
Dah Chamber is full of piss & Brinegar...
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