Governor Kay Ivy of Alabama was by no means a moderate Republican. But when she ran for her first full term in 2018, she cleverly immersed her conservative point of conversation in a gentle way.
Four years later, she ran for reelection and re-advertised music suitable for the family sitcoms of the 1990s. However, the messages are very different.
In one ad, Ivey Claim “The left teaches children to hate America.” After that, she is proud to finish her “transgender sport” at Alabama’s school. In another ad, she mistakenly accused President Biden of “transporting illegal immigrants into the country” and warned that “we would all have to learn Spanish.”
Faced with pressure from her right, Ivy abandoned her image as a traditional Earth salt alabama conservative — Restricted abortion law Protected the monument of the South Army and transformed into a cultural warrior of the Trump era.
Her election year shift shows that even in the Deep South, Republicans with unquestionable loyalty to the party are leaning to the right, making the red states even redder.
“Politics is what people like to do. Politician spirit is to do the right thing,” said Mike Ball, a longtime retired Republican representative. “But before you become a politician, you must be a politician.”
“I think this campaign has moved her rhetoric too far to the right,” he added. One receives more than 50 percent of the votes.
The strength of ivy’s enhanced ideology goes beyond her advertising. This year She signed one of the strictest laws in the country Limit transitions of care for transgender adolescents and threaten healthcare providers while in prison.She also signed a law limiting classroom discussions on gender and sexual orientation, as well as some of them. Florida law The critic calls it “don’t call it gay.”
The ivy campaign states that it was all a continuation of her conservative record and that it laid her a solid foundation for reelection. When asked about her message changes from 2018 to 2022, her campaign said in her statement, “The change is that Alabama is stronger than ever.” I am saying.
“Kicking such a liberal ass” Governor
Ivy’s entry into politics has gradually progressed. Prior to his appointment, he was a high school teacher, bank officer and assistant director at the Alabama Development Office.
Then, in 2003, Ivy became the first Republican Treasury Secretary in Alabama since its reconstruction. In 2011, she won the election as Vice Governor. Six years later she was promoted to governor Incumbent resigned In a sex scandal.
Ivy faced several major challengers when she entered the 2018 race for reelection. She placed ads in support of conservative goodwill while maintaining an equal tone.
Alabama NAACP criticized advertising campaign Express support for preserving the Navy monument.. In it, Ivy insisted that we “cannot change or erase our history,” but “going where we go is to understand where we were.” Means. “
Another major ad Two men in the shooting range were shown preparing to fire at the target. Then someone hits the target first. The camera is pointing towards Ivy (a silver-haired woman in her 70s) holding a gun.
After that primary, her general election ad catalog included titles such as “My Dog Bear,” “Dreams Come True,” and “A Former Teacher.”
Now, when Ivy fights again in Primary, her first ad reveals that she is an anti-critical racial theory, anti-abortion, anti-viden, and pro-Trump.Her campaign too 2018 advertising renewal At the shooting range, one of the men said that Ivy “must be tired of her legs because she’s kicking her liberal ass.”
A few weeks ago things really changed.
The ads keep the same energetic music, the ivy smiles with narration, but the language straddles new territory. In what she accused of “transporting illegal immigrants,” she says, “My message to Biden: No way, Jose.”
Congressman Maxine Waters, a Democrat in California, told MSNBC that the ad was “Obvious racist ignorance on your face.. “
of Another ad, Ivy falsely declares the election stolen from Donald Trump — a deviation from previous advertising and simply stated that she worked to ensure that the Alabama elections were safe. “The left is probably offended,” she says. “That’s fine.”
Pressure from the right
But Ivy’s ads aren’t the most provocative in the Republican primary for the governor. The distinction probably goes to former governor businessman and his son Tim James. advertisement That “left-wing prejudice” taught children that there were “50 genders.”
Another candidate, businessman and former diplomat Lynda Blanchard, was aired advertisement He criticized Ivy for suggesting that unvaccinated people were blamed for a prolonged pandemic.
Ivy has partially opened himself up to major challenges Expansion of Maskman Date In the spring of 2021, many Republican governors had fired them.
Ivy after Biden was launched Tweet Congratulations to him and Kamala Harris. And she was one of the few Republican governors to take part in a pandemic call at the November 2020 Biden presidential election.
Ivy campaign denies Report of a rift Between her and Trump, Those who have not approved the candidate in the race. When asked about their relationship, an Ivy spokesman said: I will win on May 24th. A Trump spokesman did not respond to a request for comment.
“You cannot rule against the will of the people.”
Retired Alabama Legislature Mike Ball gave a deeper explanation of Ivy’s political calculations.
The governor has partially responded to her main challenger, but she has also responded to the Alabama Legislature, Ball said.
“She really had to sign it when the election came, because they would have killed her if she hadn’t,” said Ball, who participated in the vote.
Ball said she believed that if Ivy wins again, she would govern in a milder agenda than the message of the campaign suggests, perhaps working on prison reform and government transparency.
“I think she’s been around enough for a long time not to drink anyone’s cool aid,” he said. “But she’s also enough to know what she has to do. You have to build a coalition of support and you can’t rule against the will of the people. “
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Sex is a consistent discussion topic in her podcast. Launching a show on September 17, 2020, Caramo declares that “Satan has organized a sexual revolution to separate people from God and connect them to sexual destruction.”
She further claims that Alfred Kinsey, an American biologist known for her pioneering work on human sexuality, was “totally Satanist.” Their delight. “
In another podcast episode a day later, Caramo describes rapper Cardi B as a tool for “Lucifer.”
She also describes yoga as a “devilish ritual.”
“This is more than just dancing,” says Caramo. “It’s about summoning the devil. Even yoga. The word” yoga “actually means” York to Brahmin. ” So people think they are exercising. No, you’re actually doing — a demonic ritual, and you don’t even know it. “
In another episode, on November 24, 2020, after providing scattered ideas about political extortion, Jeffrey EpsteinCaramo embarks on a long tangent to “sexual deviation”.
“Some people are willing to leave God forever because of the orgasm,” says Caramo. “It’s wild to me.”
Jayne County Community College professor Caramo recently taught a class on career and professional development.
Jason Roe, a former managing director of the Michigan Republican Party, who was presented with Caramo’s comments, said briefly. Michigan is going crazy. “
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