Chamber of Commerce set against Tea Party candidate for House seat in ‘Bama

Thanks go to Mark Levin’s Facebook Timeline for this head’s up.

There is a Tea Party vs. Establishment Republican primary race going on in Alabama’s first Congressional district.  The race is between the Establishmentarian Bradley Byrne and Tea Party guy Dean Young, and this may be the first of the Tea Party primary battles that will be fought in this new election cycle.

Here’s the kicker, though, that I don’t think y’all were expecting:  I can’t get behind this particular Tea Party guy, y’all.  I just can’t.  Dean Young has the backing and approval of Roy Moore, and that fact taints him, in my opinion.  Roy Moore, famous for his Ten Commandments stand back in the 90’s, isn’t a small-government, non-intrusion-into-private-lives kind of guy; he’s merely ultra-Conservative, in the let’s-remake-the-country-in-the-image-of-the-Old-Testament sort.  I find it hard to believe that a candidate with Roy Moore’s backing would be terribly different from Moore, himself.

Granted, I’ve never spoken to Mr. Young.  I really don’t know what kind of a Conservative that he is, but I have my doubts about his ability to divorce himself from right-wing social engineers like Roy Moore.

I find it hard to believe that Alabama is putting it’s best Tea Party candidate out there in this primary.  Whoever in the Tea Party started listening to Roy Moore needs to get a grip on themselves and make him swear off his social-engineering jones before calling him a candidate that represents Taxed Enough Already.

There are good articles out there on this story, from Red State and also from The Guardian.  Give them a read.