A Republican candidate running for governor in Georgia gained attention after a tweet of her standing in front of a tour bus displaying the words "Jesus, Guns, Babies" went viral Thursday.
Kandiss Taylor's bus slogan is reminiscent of the song "Lawyers, Guns and Money" by Warren Zevon, which tells the story of a man on the run after losing money gambling in Havana, Cuba.
The bus was the focal point of a tweet that also contained a short rhyme about her supporters.
“WHO’S THAT COMIN’ DOWN THE TRACK? A BIG MACHINE THATS RED AND BLACK… AINT NOTHIN’ FINER IN THE LAND, THAN A CONSERVATIVE KANDISS TAYLOR FAN!!!!" Taylor tweeted.
Also plastered on the bus's side: "I'm The ONE You've Been Waiting For!"
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Taylor used the tweet to promote her weekend bus tour for her campaign around the state. Taylor is polling third in her bid to represent the Republican Party in Georgia's gubernatorial race this year. Taylor trails behind Gov. Brian Kemp and former Sen. David Purdue with 3% of the vote, according to Fox 5. The winner will likely face Stacey Abrams, who won the Democratic nomination in 2018. Abrams is currently the only Democrat running.
Critics of Taylor poked fun at the viral tweet Thursday. Steve Hofstetter, a comedian who specializes in satire and observational comedy on U.S. politics, said it was "impossible" to satirize Taylor.
"Jesus Guns Babies?! Someone like this is impossible to satire because they ARE satire," Hofstetter's tweet said with a photograph of the tour bus.
Author Tara Dublin, who contributes to the news site Hill Reporter, said she was singing Taylor's slogan in the tune of "Lawyers, Guns, and Money."
"I’m now singing 'Jesus Guns Babies' to the tune of 'Lawyers, Guns, & Money' by Warren Zevon, which seems entirely apropos #VoteBlue2022," Dublin tweeted.
I’m now singing “Jesus Guns Babies” to the tune of “Lawyers, Guns, & Money” by Warren Zevon, which seems entirely apropos #VoteBlue2022 pic.twitter.com/2UmltUL7Pm— Tara Dublin (@taradublinrocks) February 17, 2022
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Taylor, a Christian who is running on an anti-abortion, pro-gun rights, and pro-election reform platform, will complete her tour Saturday night. Taylor's stance on election reform comes after the state faced heavy scrutiny over its handling of votes in the 2020 general election. The tour comes three months before the primaries, which are set for May 24.