Skip to comments.Beat Lamar Alexander – Vote Joe Carr – Lamar Alexander Wouldn’t Help African Orphans
Posted on 11/12/2013 5:05:04 AM PST by don-o
In 2008 I wrote a letter to Lamar Alexander asking for a financial donation of just $50 to help me help orphans in Africa, contribute to African Orphans Educations, etc. I thought Lamar Alexander would actually support the cause. You can read the PDF here.
I was travelling there and raising funds not only for travel but for direct giving as well as a long term education program to offer African orphans educational opportunities. I thought writing Lamar Alexander would do some good. I thought he might help.
We had just had 2 terms of George W. Bush who supported Africa. The artist Bono was building awareness of African issues. I thought Tennesee, known as The Volunteer State would rally to help me. I thought Lamar Alexander would help me.
I had only lived in the Volunteer State a year by the time I wrote this letter. But I was sure Lamar Alexander would help me. I mean after all, Volunteer state, Volunteer work. And what better cause than to change young peoples lives abroad.
My local Republican group rallied around me and supported the effort, so I believed Senator Lamar Alexander would too.
Even though the African American population generally votes Democrat, I thought Sen. Lamar Alexander could spare $50 out of his millions to help me help the African youth I spoke of in this letter.
I finally got my answer. I got a letter in the mail shortly afterwards. I couldnt wait to hear from the Senator. I was so excited to get his letter. I was so excited to get Senator Lamar Alexander's Response to my plea to help African Orphans.
I was so excited to get Senator Lamar Alexanders response to my plea to help African Orphans.
I opened the letter expecting something to be said and a check of support for one of his constituents. Instead however I got the answer I never expected from a man of millions: No. See Lamar Alexander say No to African Orphans in his rejection letter here! (PDF) Lamar Alexander said "NO" to supporting my effort to help African Orphans and their educations. He would not send just $50.
Lamar Alexander said NO to supporting my effort to help African Orphans and their educations. He would not send just $50.
Instead of supporting Africa through me Lamar Alexander spent money to have his staff draft a rejection letter to me, then take the time to mail it to me. Lamar Alexander said no.
They even took the time to put it in the mail. I wonder how much it cost to reject me vs actually just go to the website and make a donation.
I was disappointed in Lamar Alexander. I thought sure he would support me in my efforts to help African orphans achieve a better life in Africa.
Lamar Alexanders Net Worth is in the MILLIONS. Why he would not support this effort is beyond me. Instead he simply took the time to mail me back a letter. On official office stationary paid by the tax payers.
So during this election I am voting for anyone but Lamar Alexander in 2014. Be it Joe Carr or another serious challenger. Because Lamar Alexander, with his millions, couldnt even send me $50 for orphans in Africa. It was even TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
I want a senator who cares about those less fortunate, who can spare $50 out of his millions, and who will support those who are doing the work on the ground to make the world a better place.
In short, I cant support a senator who cant spare $50 out of his millions to help African Orphans in need or wont even support his constituent doing it. Ill support Joe Carr or anyone else running against him at this point. In my opinion anyone with millions would would ignore a plea to help those in need with $50 out of his millions should not get my vote.
How much money did you get from Democrats?
You should look elsewhere? He probably has a lot on his hands.
Really? That’s your basis. I NEVER send a check to a kooky charity that sends me mail. I’m not sure about Lamar for 1000 different reasons, but this is not one of them. Perhaps you’ve been reading some Alinsky?
NOT a reason to vote against.
Ain’t somebody thinking he’s the center of the universe.
the country is turning into s*** here at home and all you have to worry about is in AFRICA?
for someone who has been here so long its hard to figure how a troll could have slipped into the cracks.
This is a very manipulatively written piece. Why was it written this way?
Scam artist is pissed because he couldn’t scam Lamar. Notice he put his travel expenses first when listing what the money is for.
Sheeesh... He’s lucky that his nutty sounding letter even got a reply - if he wrote it as poorly as this post.
Sounds like he has never voted for a republican,rino or other.
That might be one of the sensible things Lamar Alexander has done. You want to spend money on African youth who will, in turn, hate America and participate in our demise. Boo that.
Perhaps the whiniest thing I have ever read on FR.
Carr looks weak coming out of the gate. His ad standing in front of a dam was weak and in my view foolish.
Of all the things to go after a dam far away from Tennessee is perhaps low on the list of things that matter. The attack was very weak and ineffective. Essentially, it was a wasted effort.
I doubt Don-o wrote this. But maybe. In any regard, holy crap. Lamar hates African Orphans? LOL
If I gave $50.00 to every charity that asks for it I’d be up to my a$$ in debt. I, like many folks, budget a good amount to donate and choose my charities carefully.
Most people are that way, and, although I’m not a fan of Alexander, can certainly understand his attitude on this.
Alexander probably figured this letter-sending person was another Nigerian prince on a mission to relieve Americans of some their money.
Can't blame the senator. In fact, it just makes him look good and plays into his re-election hands.
This is because the inclination of most folks is to take care of the orphans of our own country first.
Not a Lamar fan, but sorry, problems in Africa ain’t our problem.
And loves Nancy McKeon and writes reviews of McDonald's he encounters. Weird website!
I’m still not clear on the story.
Are you saying LAMAR ALEXANDER, who has MILLIONS, wouldn’t donate FIFTY DOLLARS to help you help AFRICAN ORPHANS?
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