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Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 11, 2014 | Tony Lee

Posted on 08/11/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

(VIDEO-AT-LINK)

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 don’t know how it will affect our politics in the near term," Alexander told Politico of a comprehensive immigration bill. “I think it’s 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)

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Tennessee; Issues; Parties; U.S. Senate
KEYWORDS: amnesty; immigration; lamaralexander; tennessee; uniparty

1 posted on 08/11/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

VOTE FOR THE DEMOCRAT (OR WHOMEVER)!!


2 posted on 08/11/2014 5:12:12 PM PDT by Memphis Moe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


3 posted on 08/11/2014 5:13:08 PM PDT by headstamp 2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


4 posted on 08/11/2014 5:13:21 PM PDT by wewereright
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 08/11/2014 5:14:12 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

damn….the body wasn’t even cold yet…..


6 posted on 08/11/2014 5:15:01 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: boycott

And not only that but republicans can vote in democrat primaries in open primary states too.

Screw the republican party.


7 posted on 08/11/2014 5:15:30 PM PDT by boycott
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


8 posted on 08/11/2014 5:15:41 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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To: wewereright

“...Who are the idiots that voted for this guy?”

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Well, they are the same ones that voted for him before.

“Stupid is, as stupid does.” — Gump


9 posted on 08/11/2014 5:16:11 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 08/11/2014 5:17:25 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: boycott

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.


11 posted on 08/11/2014 5:19:10 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican (Liberals were raised by women or wimps. And they're all stupid.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.?


12 posted on 08/11/2014 5:20:14 PM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: C. Edmund Wright

I don’t think Dracula ever gets completely cold.


13 posted on 08/11/2014 5:22:22 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

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!


14 posted on 08/11/2014 5:23:08 PM PDT by wewereright
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To: VerySadAmerican

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.


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.


15 posted on 08/11/2014 5:25:31 PM PDT by boycott
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To: Blue Highway; 2ndDivisionVet

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.


16 posted on 08/11/2014 5:31:13 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: INVAR

Who says it can’t be both?


17 posted on 08/11/2014 5:35:12 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


18 posted on 08/11/2014 5:39:17 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


19 posted on 08/11/2014 5:48:02 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: wewereright

“we don’t have many options to save the country”

Article 5 !


20 posted on 08/11/2014 5:48:45 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I predicted that as soon as he secured the primary he would go right back to being a RINO.


21 posted on 08/11/2014 5:48:55 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: INVAR

We overthrew a major power in the 18th Century with far less than we possess now.


22 posted on 08/11/2014 5:52:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; KC_Lion

we really need a third party


23 posted on 08/11/2014 5:52:38 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: RS_Rider

You can forget anything written on paper. That ship has sailed.


24 posted on 08/11/2014 5:53:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (The most dangerous man to any government is the man who is able to think things out for himself.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


25 posted on 08/11/2014 5:56:24 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


26 posted on 08/11/2014 6:04:34 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


27 posted on 08/11/2014 6:09:09 PM PDT by RginTN
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To: SharpRightTurn
If he had been honest, Alexander would have admitted he was pro-amnesty (and pro-Big Government).

I will be calling Phil Roe's office tomorrow to get his justification for his support of Lamar in light of this disgusting spectacle.

28 posted on 08/11/2014 6:17:17 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: RginTN

I have never done a write in vote. Will be a first when I write in Joe Carr in November.


29 posted on 08/11/2014 6:19:03 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Mrs. Don-o; SoConPubbie; SharpRightTurn; noprogs; navymom1; SumProVita; tnlibertarian; garybob; ...

ping


30 posted on 08/11/2014 6:19:51 PM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Blue Highway

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.

/johnny


31 posted on 08/11/2014 6:22:49 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What a @#$% SHDW#%...LIBERAL DEMOCRAT LYING SOCIALIST MARXIST
SOB!!!


32 posted on 08/11/2014 6:25:38 PM PDT by Osage Orange (I have strong feelings about gun control. If there's a gun around, I want to be controlling it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

TN people will always be for amnesty; it’s in their genes, but I bet old Andy Jackson wouldn’t be for it.


33 posted on 08/11/2014 6:37:41 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: RginTN

Lamar! a line I can just as soon leave blank


34 posted on 08/11/2014 6:38:34 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: KC_Conspirator

Don’t sit home, just leave Lamar! blank.


35 posted on 08/11/2014 6:39:26 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: INVAR

We do have a voice, but our own people won’t let us express it!


36 posted on 08/11/2014 6:39:56 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: wewereright

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.


37 posted on 08/11/2014 6:41:20 PM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Memphis Moe

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 - - - .


38 posted on 08/11/2014 6:42:19 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

hah, yeah - but I was referring to “the Carr campaign” as the not yet cold body…..


39 posted on 08/11/2014 6:56:46 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

You know, the line was just too good to pass up. :)

Hope you’re well.


40 posted on 08/11/2014 6:59:08 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Compromise" means you've already decided you lost.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; All
Vote for the Democrat in the general election.

It'll be worth it!

In order for Conservatives to eventually prevail in elected government, first the GOP MUST BE DESTROYED.

41 posted on 08/11/2014 7:00:08 PM PDT by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: Colonel_Flagg

…can’t ever pass up a good line….


42 posted on 08/11/2014 7:01:21 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright (www.FireKarlRove.com NOW)
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To: VerySadAmerican

The short term damage by defeating GOPe traitors pales in comparison to the long term damage they inflict on us.


43 posted on 08/11/2014 7:29:01 PM PDT by crusher (GREEN: Globaloney for the Gullible)
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To: Theodore R.
We do have a voice, but our own people won’t let us express it!

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.

44 posted on 08/11/2014 7:57:23 PM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


45 posted on 08/12/2014 1:37:55 AM PDT by Objective Scrutator (All liberals are criminals, and all criminals are liberals)
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To: wewereright
Who are the idiots that voted for this guy?

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.

46 posted on 08/12/2014 1:52:41 AM PDT by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: Objective Scrutator

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.


47 posted on 08/12/2014 4:06:52 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Liberals keep winning; so the American people must now be all-liberal all the time.)
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To: Memphis Moe

Idiot!!!

You are a damn fool for saying that. That sort of idiocy got us Obama


48 posted on 08/12/2014 4:24:20 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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