Skip to comments.Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
Posted on 08/11/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
It didn't take long for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to embrace amnesty again.
As soon as he won his Senate primary election against conservative Joe Carr, Alexander said it was "embarrassing" that Republicans have not yet passed a bill.
Never mind that Alexander spent nearly his entire primary campaign trying to convince voters that he was against "amnesty" and would never dare to embrace it before the primary election.
I dont know how it will affect our politics in the near term," Alexander told Politico of a comprehensive immigration bill. I think its embarrassing for us not to deal with the problem, and I think we should do it in the next two years.
And though Alexander claimed that he won the primary because he did not run away from his record, he aired a deceptive ad in the final week of the campaign that claimed he "voted to end amnesty."(continued)
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VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT (OR WHOMEVER)!!
What’s this? Another bought and paid for corporatist liar from the GOPe?
Between him and idiots like Ryan, the GOP is swirling the drain.
These arrogant traitors like the Democrats along side them have absolute contempt for the middle class in this country.
WOW - what a surprise - he turns back into a RINO after the primary! Who are the idiots that voted for this guy?
Makes me wonder if the country can be saved.
He was for it before he was against it before he was for it again.
I despise POS like lamar.
Conservatives may have a better chance of running as democrats in some states. Conservatives need to WIN. And it shouldn’t matter which party puts them in office.
damn .the body wasn’t even cold yet ..
And not only that but republicans can vote in democrat primaries in open primary states too.
Screw the republican party.
I am usually not a person who quits and goes home and I am pragmatic about my politics. However if I lived in TN, and I just saw this crap by Alexander, I would sit home on election day.
“...Who are the idiots that voted for this guy?”
Well, they are the same ones that voted for him before.
“Stupid is, as stupid does.” — Gump
Just how many times do these politicians have to give voters the finger before they stop voting for them.
Cornyn did it. Graham did it. Cochran did something even worse. He went after votes from the other party. McConnell is in the hot seat because of his wife so he hasn’t done it yet. But he will.
Apparently we can’t beat the rinos. It’s been proven we can beat the democrats. My theory is to stay home and let the democrats take out the rinos. Then the next election we’ll take out the democrats.
I still want to know who in the heck are the dopes that voted for him in the primary? I’d sure as hell hope there aren;t Freepers that would still be voting for RINOs like this scumbag. Who the hell keeps voting for people like him, Cornyn, Cochran, Linseed Graham etc.?
I don’t think Dracula ever gets completely cold.
I must say that I am seeing the value of this strategy. The GOPe must be made to feel they need the votes of the GOPc in general elections. Those votes are now taken for granted. Honestly we don’t have many options to save the country!
Apparently we cant beat the rinos. Its been proven we can beat the democrats. My theory is to stay home and let the democrats take out the rinos. Then the next election well take out the democrats.
Unfortunately, I don’t believe we’re going to have that many more opportunities. The nation is in such rapid decline.
The GOPe machine too often decides their candidates. We need to run conservatives where they have the best place to win — democrat or republican. The republican party doesn’t deserve our loyalty anymore.
We need candidates that will tell both parties to kiss off when they get there.
I’m laughing at anyone who actually still thinks We The People have an actual voice in nationally-impacted elections.
Either we went Soviet and The Oligarchy now actually ‘chooses’ who is going to get the seats we supposedly vote for via bribes, corruption and election-stealing, or the Free Shit Army now outnumbers us and we lose no matter what.
I prefer the former, because a people can survive and overthrow tyrants who usurp the system to rule in power. However, a nation cannot survive a people who continually make tyrants their leaders.
If it is the latter, then we are finished and it is over.
If it is the Former, we have a window to act within to correct the tyranny being imposed on us without our consent.
Who says it can’t be both?
At some point we need to have independent conservatives to run as a third candidate. Once amnesty is passed, it will not matter if the republican wins or loses. Conservatives will not have a voice anymore.
I was reserving a sliver of optimism for myself.
If it’s both - then my FRiend we are in worse trouble than we currently understand.
And stopping this tyrannical oligarchy might be an impossibility altogether.
In which case, it’s going to be about raw survival, nothing more.
“we dont have many options to save the country”
Article 5 !
I predicted that as soon as he secured the primary he would go right back to being a RINO.
We overthrew a major power in the 18th Century with far less than we possess now.
we really need a third party
You can forget anything written on paper. That ship has sailed.
This lying weasel sold his soul for one more Senate term.
If he had been honest, Alexander would have admitted he was pro-amnesty (and pro-Big Government). At least he would have earned a little respect for being honest about doing his part to destroy the country. But to lie through his teeth about his positions is utterly contemptible.
Yes. And it will require the same.
We are past the point of rectifying our subjugation via civil means.
Elections are now but a tool to placate an ignorant populace about what has been done to them.
The Declaration defined it as “reducing them under absolute despotism”.
And that is precisely where we are at.
Which is why it is entirely laughable when people keep referring to elections and Amendments as a solution to the chains being forged around our necks.
Thanks Alexander, now I really don’t feel inclined to vote for you.
Alienating voters is stupid since he didn’t win in a landslide.
I will be calling Phil Roe's office tomorrow to get his justification for his support of Lamar in light of this disgusting spectacle.
I have never done a write in vote. Will be a first when I write in Joe Carr in November.
There are freepers that support the gope, and attack the tea party. You’ll see a lot of them in November, telling you that you HAVE to vote R or the world will end. Same ones that supported Willard.
What a @#$% SHDW#%...LIBERAL DEMOCRAT LYING SOCIALIST MARXIST
TN people will always be for amnesty; it’s in their genes, but I bet old Andy Jackson wouldn’t be for it.
Lamar! a line I can just as soon leave blank
Don’t sit home, just leave Lamar! blank.
We do have a voice, but our own people won’t let us express it!
TN must be full of idiots now; years ago I heard the delightful Minnie Pearl endorsing Lamar! If Minnie can be fooled, nearly all can be fooled in TN.
What is the level of interest in a voter write-in Campaign?
SIX MORE YEARS of Amnesty Alexander is a very looooong time to suffer - - - .
hah, yeah - but I was referring to “the Carr campaign” as the not yet cold body ..
You know, the line was just too good to pass up. :)
Hope you’re well.
It'll be worth it!
In order for Conservatives to eventually prevail in elected government, first the GOP MUST BE DESTROYED.
can’t ever pass up a good line .
The short term damage by defeating GOPe traitors pales in comparison to the long term damage they inflict on us.
Those are not OUR people. Not unless you consider yourself part of the Ruling Class Oligarchy.
The 'little people', we Conservatives - are being rendered politically-irrelevant by both Parties that are in reality - ONE party: The State; the Federal Beast.
While Tennessee will at least never vote for a Democrat, both Senators and the Governor are RINO vermin. We The People need to establish more effective deterrents, both in quantity and quality, to stop such vermin from lying. Maybe we should pass a law mandating that politicians wear shock collars, and that the body politic can hold a vote at any time to administer a 20 amp shock at the politician. Really, anything which makes politics a higher-risk profession than it is now should be seriously considered.
In an open primary? The DEMs voted for him. IIRC Dem primary voting numbers were low compared to GOP. Plus the DEMs weren't running serious opposition. The Liberal newspapers in the state adore him.
The only thing as good or better in the DEMs eyes than holding a seat is having Liberal Republican Moron Schmucks hold them and high positions in the GOP making the party ineffective. Hurray for the party../sarcasm.
TN people must think denying Gore the presidency is all they will ever again be required to do. So they make up for voting against Gore with Republicans in the Gore-mold.
You are a damn fool for saying that. That sort of idiocy got us Obama