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Lamar Alexander Has No Conservative Ideals ^ | August 20th, 2013 at 04:07 PM | Daniel Horowitz

Posted on 08/20/2013 6:34:48 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn

The media is finally realizing that there is a growing wave of conservative grassroots support to throw out the failed Republican leaders who currently waste conservative seats in Washington. The latest flaccid Republican who is gaining a lot of attention is Senator Lamar Alexander.

Earlier today, Senator Alexander wrote a letter in the Tennessean to his constituents stating, “I stay true to my conservative ideals.” First, I’d like to give him credit for actually engaging in a dialogue with his constituents. Unlike Mitch McConnell to his north, who is not man enough to defend his record, opting instead to engage his constituents through embarrassing smear ads, Lamar is attempting to make the case for another six years. Unfortunately, he fails to move beyond platitudes and distractions.

One good way to do that is to send to Washington a conservative, problem-solving former Tennessee governor with a record of getting results: Auto jobs. Better schools. Better roads. Balanced budgets. Low taxes. Low debt.

Hmm..I’m not sure what he means by auto jobs – perhaps, he is referring to his support for continuing the auto bailouts government motors into 2009 [Roll Call #148, 4/2/2009]? Or perhaps, he means the Cash for Clunkers boondoggle he supported [ Roll Call #270, 8/6/2009]?

As for schools, how can we have better schools when Senator Alexander supports officious federal control over the education system?

Better roads? Lamar voted against ending the failed federal highway policy and devolving transportation authority to where it belongs – the states [Roll Call #36, 3/13/2012].

Lower taxes? Lamar voted to pave the road for an online sales tax run by a cartel of states [Roll Call #62, 3/22/2013]. He also voted for the “Fiscal Cliff” tax hikes – the largest tax increases in American history, coupled with $332 billion in stimulus spending [Roll Call #251, 1/1/2013]

Balanced budgets? Lamar voted for the massive $1 trillion food stamp/farm bill [Roll Call #141, 6/6/2013]

Low debt? Lamar voted for the massive $2.4 trillion debt limit increase – the largest in history – giving Obama a free credit card to get passed the 2012 elections[Roll Call #123, 8/2/2011].

I stood up to President Obama at the White House health-care summit.

Actually, you co-sponsored the individual mandate in Wyden-Bennett before Obama ever conjured up Obamacare. And you refuse to stand up to him now and defund the law.

I helped block the president’s unconstitutional labor board nominees.

Yes, but you voted for his replacement nominees who are just as anti-worker’s choice as the previous nominees [RC# 191, 7/30/13: RC#194, 7/30/13]. You helped cut the deal to let through all of Obama’s executive nominees, including Todd Jones for ATF Director, the man at the scene of the crime during the Fast and Furious scandal.

Last month, I helped to enact a market-based plan that reduced interest rates on loans for 200,000 Tennessee students going to college this fall.

There is nothing market-based about continuing to indiscriminately subsidize all bachelor’s degrees and randomly peg the rates to the 10-year Treasury note.

He goes on to use the old “Freedom to Fish” legislation as a distraction from the more important issues where he has joined with Chuck Schumer to undermine conservatives. There is no mention of his support for the reckless open borders/amnesty proposal [Roll Call #127, 5/17/2006: Roll Call #168, 6/27/2013], his support for Cap and Trade style regulations [Roll Call #201, 11/10/2011:[Roll Call #139,6/20/2012], cloture on gun control [Roll Call #95, 4/11/2013], his vote for Tom Perez has Secretary of Labor [RC#177, 7/17/13], his vote to confirm Chuck Hagel and Samantha Power to important foreign policy positions, or his vote to confirm Andrew Hurwitz to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, one of Obama’s most radical judicial nominees [Roll Call #118, 6/11/2012].

Taken as a whole, Lamar Alexander is weak on all three legs of the conservative stool. He is a progressive and his record stands for itself.

Indeed, every six years we are entreated to an array of distractions from the establishment Republicans who seek support from the conservative base. They ignore us for six years; it’s time we return the favor.

Lamar Alexander has spent his life in politics growing government on every level. It’s time for new leadership with private sector experience who actually understands conservative ideals.

TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: alexander; cino; gutless; joecarr; lamaralexander; michaelpatrickleahy; tennessee
I think this effete, patrician insider is sensing some disharmony with the populace.

We just need a good, solid, credible candidate to rally around to send Alexander packing to some more welcoming state (Vermont?).

1 posted on 08/20/2013 6:34:48 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn
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To: SharpRightTurn

LA is a stealth Senator who is high on the list of those who need to go spend more time with their family.

2 posted on 08/20/2013 6:40:54 PM PDT by Paladin2
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A whole lot of Republicans and Democrats MUST taste their own political blood at the polls before we’ll ever, EVER see any change in Washington DC. Unlike some, I still think there’s hope, but I’ll admit time is quickly running out. The simple truth is, if we don’t make traitors like McCain, Graham, and Alexander pay for sticking it to the party’s base, they’ll just continue to do what they’ve always done. Me, personally? I’m getting tired of being stabbed in the back by leaders of my own team!

3 posted on 08/20/2013 6:47:30 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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I’m getting tired of being stabbed in the back by leaders of my own team!

What a choice! The Democratic [sic] face of the Big Government party stabs us in the heart. The Republican face of the Big Government party stabs us in the back.

4 posted on 08/20/2013 7:13:54 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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With luck, Lamar! is out next year.

I guess it’s time to do some homework on Joe Carr to find out more about him since he announced he plans to run against Lamar! next year. I don’t know much about him but he’s supposedly a TEA Party favorite.

5 posted on 08/20/2013 7:37:28 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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Alexander is just another “Welfare Republican” who votes with the “Welfare Democrats.”

6 posted on 08/20/2013 8:35:32 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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Thad Cochran of Mississippi is another one that needs to go. Wicker has been heading RINO as of late.
7 posted on 08/20/2013 8:45:33 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: SharpRightTurn

But his plaid shirts are cool!

8 posted on 08/20/2013 9:32:17 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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9 posted on 08/20/2013 10:34:39 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: radu

Send Carr this

Subject:The Dual Purpose for the “Targeting” of George Zimmerman

The truth and dual purpose behind the Zimmerman persecution .. The regime and the media set the premise for the trial narrative and their presentations ignoring the setting where the incident took place..An area having a “Neighborhood Watch” and the person working security just doing his job. Why was this episode politicized ?...The first was to gin up the base for purposes explained herein but there was another second agenda..

If some of those so called conservative talk show hosts had interviewed guests who run such watches and had the courage to fight PC and defend Zimmerman they would have exposed the regime and the media for the frauds they are. The few who are still “milking this” by accepting black callers. Fail to cite the simple facts outlined and documented here,. and to ask them what has Obama done for you? Then dismiss them as unfortunately being used and deliberately mis-informed..

Particularly a “gated” neighborhood watch.When you enter one of these and start wandering around no matter if you are white, blue, red, green, or black. You can be asked your purpose for being there. You are on private property. And yes those on patrol can and do leave their vehicle and follow on foot if they lose sight of the person they’re observing..That’s the Watch Captain’s who is really a security guard’s job.

It’s the second time the President of the United States has interjected himself into a confrontation between those in authority on legal grounds reasonably questioned and released someone involved in a curious activity in a patrolled area. Could this attitude be based from the idealized communist concept that there is no such thing as “private” property because the state (collective) owns the land ? and is the second purpose of selecting this episode to paint a target on Zimmerman’s back

In both cases those representing “authority” were reported as “white” . In the second case the person working security was attacked on private rights of way while on foot who discontinued an observation and was returing to his vehicle after being suggested by the police to do so. Legally he could have approached Saint Trayvon but didn’t..The hooded tall figure was allowed to continue on his way.unimpeded. But didn’t. That figure turned out to be a Martin Trayvon who doubled back and attacked the “neighborhood watch” worker as he was returing to his vehicle. Knocked him to the ground and began beating him severly. Saint Trayvon, the attacker, was subsequently killed in a struggle over the Neighborhood Watchman’s legal pistol.

In the second case both were dark skined.

The facts of this case are still being shamefully being concealed by the media to the extent they are advancing and are complicit in permitting a putrid injstice of the worst order,organized and instituted by our governent, to be committed .While denied. It began as a miscalculation when a surname of a Jewish origin shot up and lighted the heavens like a star shell in the darkest of nights. It would have been difused if the media used pictures of both side by side because they look like cousins. And the area where this occured of paycheck to paycheck struggling homeowners of all races trying to protect themselves had been reported and not some ritzy all white enclave.they portrayed..Worse yet the media is still pilling it on with ABC editing a a black jury members (remember when they were all white)t remarks to make it sound like she accused Zimmerman of murder .

The result as we have seen is that another marxist axiom (division) has been implemented which has resulted with gangs of black youths murdering happless whites and “hispanics” who happen into areas usually where a black population is the majority. Those media outlets who by their delberate misuse of the instrument of the 1st amendment are just as complicit in those deaths as the regime is. They had the duty but not the obligation to verify and report factually but instead quoted the reports from various “mainlining” socialist media sources: Some examples here all of which serve the first purpose of selecting Zimmerman as the target.

The Secondary Purpose

Using propaganda from the party that hypenated itself from God at their 2012 convention into demo-coms, and believe that all groups should be hyphenated , Afro-American, Hispanic-American, etc..Decided Zimmerman to be the egg that is to be broken,. sacrificed, so that we have an omlet..

Just like Stalin did to the Ukrainian land owners known as Kulacks whom he executed, (and used that egg example) in a soclal engineering plan to organize collectives during a Russian drought..Because as we have learned there seems to be the intention to use a collective data base to create collectives.where a utopia of uniforimity of conformity exists. As was done in Detroit, and Oakland California.only this time a poor whitey or blacky won’t be able to move.

Just as with the energy plan where the cost of fuel used for energy and transportation and that includes raising the price of transporting gas and oil by rail, that favors a key contributer (Buffett) while the regime has been recently ridiculing the impact the completion of a pipeline, has skyrocketed those costs. Placing many on fixed or limited incomes dependent on government handouts. Resulting from this regimes socialist policies which go blameless. Now call for the sacrifice of Zimmerman who must die for another communist plan.. We all move together in centers designed and approved by comrades running the collective who (just like Obamacare aren’t in it) won’t ever live there.

What could the first purpose be ?

What better way to cover up Bengahzi, Fast and furious, IRS, Wind and Solar panel gate, NSA spying on US, Over-riding the constittution? Don’t look into who accompaines Obama on his many trips around the world at taxpayer expence ? Were they the heavy hitters or their friends holding the president’s hand isn’t that pay back at US taxpayer expence?. Isn’t that an impeachable offense ??

Now if somebody even suggests impeachment. Get to your black base voters, whom you’ve done nothing for,.all worked up. Pick on some security guard who’s doing his job. Accuse him of being racist ,even though he is part black..But his last name sounds “jewish.”Who’s doing surveilance in an mixed race area of modest means a where there’s been robberies and burgalries by young blacks. Now call that surveilance stalking, the area he’s patrolling owned by rich whities,and the guard of course he’s white.That person he’s watching a 10 year old black kid and a saint ,not six foot two 165 pound 16 year old, who gets killed fighting over a gun. . Now put a target on the security guards back .Ain’t that neat ? What better way to discourage any investigation into malfeasance and corruption by organizing the base for riots in the streets ? Think it’s too far fetched ? Think it’s not working ? Look again

To date the political opposition known as Republican has yet to mention or comment on this example of how this regime operates. Time to ask them why ?

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You are encouraged to Print up or email -pass it on....Why ? Time to expose citizens to the face the facts that they may believe whatever activity they get involved in is perfectly legitimate and legal. If it suits their purposes this regime and its adhearants will paint a target on their back.

10 posted on 08/20/2013 11:08:23 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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