One would think that we’d have the ability to elect conservative Republicans to R+15 districts in this day and age, especially in a special election scenario. Yet, last November, Vance McAllister managed to slip through the net and win the special election in Louisiana’s Fifth Congressional District.
Electing conservatives is not just about finding people who will vote the right way. It is about finding those with the moral fabric and strength of character to serve as a voice for our causes and a defender of the constitutional republic. It goes without saying that our elected officials need to live and act in accordance with conservative values, not just talk the talk. We will never win the hearts and minds of those who don’t fully share our values by electing Republicans who violate them.
Earlier this week, a video surfaced of Vance McAllister, a married father of five, engaging in intimate contact with one of his married female aides. Sadly, this is par for the course in Washington, but it only took this Republican one month to join the culture.
Now, in McAllister’s case, indeed his voting record is also part of the equation. He has never even pretended to be a conservative. From day one, he made it clear that Obamacare is here to stay and that he would oppose any efforts to defund it. He passionately supports the Medicaid expansion, which has now created a population of people dependent upon subpar government care larger than the population of the U.K.
He was barely sworn in as a new member before he announced his support for full amnesty and citizenship for illegal aliens, even as Obama continues to break our borders and engender a new wave of illegal immigration. And in just four months, McAllister has a 41% score from Heritage Action.
It’s time to kiss McAllister goodbye.