By Kathy Crest:
Congresswoman and Tennessee Republican, Marsha Blackburn, announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by retiring Senator Bob Corker (R-TN) on Thursday. Blackburn has been a staunch advocate against Planned Parenthood and has sat on a committee that has helped to expose the selling of fetus body parts. She recently placed a campaign ad which mentioned her committee’s contribution of putting an end to the illegal activity. It was quickly banned by Twitter.
The campaign ad released this week began with, “The United States Senate . . . it’s totally dysfunctional, and it’s enough to drive you nuts, and that’s why I’ve decided to do something about it.” Blackburn goes on to say she is NOT politically correct and a big pro-life advocate who fought Planned Parenthood and “stopped the sale of baby body parts, thank God.” Twitter labeled the ad “inflammatory”. A Twitter representative told Blackburn’s media buyers on Monday that the statement was “deemed an inflammatory statement that is likely to evoke a strong negative reaction.” They said if she took the pro-life statements out of her ad, they would run it. Blackburn responded by going public with the ban, which quickly backfired on Twitter. Today they reversed their decision and will allow the ad to run.
According to Breitbart News, on September 26, Senator Corker announced his sudden retirement from the U.S. Senate, one day after Breitbart News reported on his $3 million sweetheart deal in a Mobile, Alabama retail center, McGowin Park, in which he receives sales tax incentive rebates from Alabama taxpayers. Marsha Blackburn stands a good chance at taking his position and is now the clear frontrunner. So far, Andy Ogles, former head of the Tennessee chapter of Americans for Prosperity, is the only other Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate nomination.
The act of censuring Americans’ media is becoming rampant with the left’s effort to silence conservatives. It goes against everything this nation was founded on. Freedom of speech is a constitutional right that is afforded to every American, not just a political class. It is becoming very apparent that Liberals and not as “liberal” as they claim, but it is also becoming apparent that they are losing the fight, as more and more Americans are speaking out against them.