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Lamar Alexander, Bob Corker blasted by tea party leaders as 'gutless cowards'
WIBR/10 | Aug 21, 2013 | By Michael Cass / The Tennessean

Posted on 08/22/2013 12:06:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson

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http://www.wbir.com/news/article/285413/2/Lamar-Alexander-Bob-Corker-blasted-by-tea-party-leaders-as-gutless-cowards


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: alexander; bobcorker; corker; defund; joecarr; lamar; lamaralexander; michaelpatrickleahy; obamacare; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; tennessee; tn2014

1 posted on 08/22/2013 12:06:04 PM PDT by Jim Robinson
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“Do they want to put an army of government bureaucrats in charge of our lives, or do they want to secure freedom and put us in charge of our health care and our lives?” Nashville Tea Party President Ben Cunningham said. “That’s the decision that Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander have to make.”


2 posted on 08/22/2013 12:08:46 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

I think they have it backwards


3 posted on 08/22/2013 12:09:44 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Jim Robinson

They are worse than gutless cowards. They are collaborators.


4 posted on 08/22/2013 12:12:38 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Tyranny is defined as that which is legal for the government but illegal for the people. T Jefferson)
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To: Jim Robinson
That’s the decision that Bob Corker and Lamar Alexander have to make.

I believe that decisions belongs to us, the people, not our public servants.

5 posted on 08/22/2013 12:13:15 PM PDT by Standing Wolf (No tyrant should ever be allowed to die of natural causes.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Indeed, “gutless cowards” is about as charitable as you can be with these two quislings.
6 posted on 08/22/2013 12:16:07 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Jim Robinson
Ever since Obamacare was passed into law, there have been calls to repeal it, or now, to defund it. The House has passed literally dozens of bills to repeal it, and of course they have meant nothing as the Senate refuses even to consider the idea.

While the House can pass a budget with no funds for Obamacare, it will face the same fate in the Senate, and the media will have a field day blaming republicans as the deadline for "government shutdown" approaches.

I suppose its worth a try, but I cannot see the Senate yielding to pressure when the forces at large are all arrayed against the House republicans. Reid would call Boehner's bluff and Boehner would fold because his heart isn't really in this anyway.

7 posted on 08/22/2013 12:18:05 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Jim Robinson
To my un-ending shame, these two supposedly represent me in Washington D.C.

They lost touch with Tennessee folks quite a while back. I'm praying for a real alternative in the primary.

8 posted on 08/22/2013 12:19:06 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Tea Party and real conservatives recognize if ObamaCare is funded and allowed to start, we will be stuck with it forever.

The House must authorize funding. Send the continuing resolution and/or budget to the Senate with no ObamaCare money and do not allow any OC money on reconciliation talks. Anything else and we are doomed. Ir Obama & Reid push it to shutdown, make sure the public learns it was the Democrats fault.


9 posted on 08/22/2013 12:23:00 PM PDT by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: deoetdoctrinae
They lost touch with Tennessee folks quite a while back.

And yet, Tennessee folks keep sending them back...

There's a technical term for that: Stupid.

10 posted on 08/22/2013 12:23:09 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Jim Robinson

georgias senators are no better.I hope they are next to be voted out.


11 posted on 08/22/2013 12:27:20 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: Jim Robinson

You don’t have to be a “TEA Party Leader” (we have leaders??) to know those squishes are gutless.


12 posted on 08/22/2013 12:31:37 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: hinckley buzzard

No one has proposed shutting down the government

Cruz and Lee have both said they will vote for a CR (whatever happened to budgets?) without ObamaCare funding


13 posted on 08/22/2013 12:33:27 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Blood of Tyrants

I pray that our country can survive long enough to get these kinds out of office.


14 posted on 08/22/2013 12:34:08 PM PDT by lu shissler (ecause)
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To: Jim Robinson

I have never voted for Lamar or Bob

I voted for Ed Bryant whan Bob first run

about that ad with rand Paul and Lamar fishing..

I heard on local radio this morning that Lamar did not have Sen Paul’s permission to use his image..

Sen Paul did not know Lamar was going to do that ..

Sen Paul has said since that he has not endorsed Lamar..

That’s the kind of dishonesty that we can expect from Lamar though..


15 posted on 08/22/2013 12:35:35 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Blood of Tyrants

“They are worse than gutless cowards. They are collaborators.”

The C’s of gop leadership:
Cringe
Cower
Capitulate
Cave
Cooperate
Collaborate


16 posted on 08/22/2013 12:45:30 PM PDT by RKBA Democrat (Power disintegrates when people withdraw their obedience and support)
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“Tea Party group taunts Wicker with chicken ad”:

LINK w/video: http://blogs.clarionledger.com/thebuzz/2013/08/21/tea-party-group-taunts-wicker-with-chicken-ad/


17 posted on 08/22/2013 12:56:34 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Old Sarge
"And yet, Tennessee folks keep sending them back..."

Bob Corker, not so much. It is still his first term. The option was John Ford, Jr. (D). Hopefully Corker will be one and done.

Lamar!
First time around he replaced Algore. So, yes he was an improvement then.
Second time around was the first time R's took control of the State House. No one ran against Lamar! in the primary. Our energy was focused on the State House and Senate.
Now we control the House and Senate. While we still have a few old rhino’s there we can now turn our focus to the U.S. house and senate.

N.B.: Lamar! is from his campaign graphics. I do not include the exclamation point in a nice way.

18 posted on 08/22/2013 1:00:34 PM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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To: hinckley buzzard
I suppose its worth a try, but I cannot see the Senate yielding to pressure when the forces at large are all arrayed against the House republicans. Reid would call Boehner's bluff and Boehner would fold because his heart isn't really in this anyway.

It is a shame our strategy has to be based around Boehner's being a gutless coward.

19 posted on 08/22/2013 1:18:31 PM PDT by Reddon
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To: Jim Robinson

I sometimes wonder if the TEA Party’s only purpose is to keep us thinking that there’s a political solution to prevent the demise of our constitutional republic.

There isn’t a political solution.


20 posted on 08/22/2013 2:24:58 PM PDT by EricT. (Freedom is slavery. Ignorance is strength. Big brother is watching you.)
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To: EricT.

The TEA party is the last gasp of hope that we might find a way to forestall the next civil war or societal collapse.

Not looking good though


21 posted on 08/22/2013 2:26:07 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: EricT.

We are the tea party. It’s a grassroots movement, not a political party.


22 posted on 08/22/2013 2:31:29 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: fireforeffect
"Bob Corker, not so much. It is still his first term."

Au Contraire. Corker was elected Senator in 2006 and re-elected in 2012. I voted for Zach Poskevich in the '12 primary.

23 posted on 08/22/2013 2:35:18 PM PDT by TennesseeGirl (“I believe there are more instances of the abridgement of freedom of the people by gradual and sile)
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To: Jim Robinson
+1
24 posted on 08/22/2013 2:36:23 PM PDT by tomkat
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To: Jim Robinson

Excellent!
Get RID of both of them...RINOs to a man...hey TN, do us proud!


25 posted on 08/22/2013 3:46:12 PM PDT by matginzac
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To: Jim Robinson

They are, and John Boehner of Cincinnati just told his “Republican” colleagues in a conference call that the party will do NOTHING to defund Obamacare or reduce deficits in any way. Few things are less surprising than this inaction. Source: The Mark Levin Show.


26 posted on 08/22/2013 6:00:40 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: EricT.

There is no political solution because of the ineptitude of Republican primary voters.


27 posted on 08/22/2013 6:01:43 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: TennesseeGirl
Poskevich

Sadly, with a name like that the uninformed of TN would't pay him a second look. One has to have name ID to win in TN, but maybe Bill Frist overcame his lack of ID with the "Frist Will Put You first" false mantra.

28 posted on 08/22/2013 6:03:50 PM PDT by Theodore R. (The grand pooh-bahs have spoken: "It's Jebbie's turn!")
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To: Jim Robinson
BOTh Alexander and Corker are back in Tenn attempting to put a positive spin on themselves. It isn't selling well to most constituents.

BOTH need to be REPLACED. They are RINOs to the core.

29 posted on 08/22/2013 6:07:50 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: fireforeffect
Bob Corker, not so much. It is still his first term. The option was John Ford, Jr. (D). Hopefully Corker will be one and done. Lamar! First time around he replaced Algore. So, yes he was an improvement then. Second time around was the first time R's took control of the State House. No one ran against Lamar! in the primary. Our energy was focused on the State House and Senate. Now we control the House and Senate. While we still have a few old rhino’s there we can now turn our focus to the U.S. house and senate. N.B.: Lamar! is from his campaign graphics. I do not include the exclamation point in a nice way.

Corker just got his second term in 2012. Last election I voted for Clayton-D who was running far right of Corker as a Conservative.

The only time I voted for Alexander was for governor and I never voted for Corker. Alexander replaced Thompson or rather Alexander announced his intentions for Thompson's seat hours before Thompson stated he was not running. Harlan Matthews I'm fairly certain replaced Gore and was appointed by then governor Ned Ray McWherter -D. Fred Thompson took Harlan Mathews place.

Bob Corker took Bill Frist place and took office in Jan. 2007

30 posted on 08/22/2013 6:37:17 PM 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: Jim Robinson
I don't believe the DEMs as of now are seriously considering running anyone against Alexander. Why should they when he can do more for them disrupting Conservative causes as a Republican.

The Liberal leaning newspapers in Tennessee are running fluff stories on both Alexander and Corker for their reaching out to Democrats Bipartisan BS.

Corker's DEM opposition in 2012 was a guy who managed to get past the party leadership. Don't flame me for saying this but we'd been far better off had Clayton won against Corker. I think the guys name was Mark Clayton and he was very far right of Corker on issues. The state Democratic Party was not happy about that LOL.

31 posted on 08/22/2013 6:47:00 PM 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: TennesseeGirl; cva66snipe

Right You are, my bad. Trying to respond too fast without adequate research.


32 posted on 08/23/2013 6:04:22 AM PDT by fireforeffect (A kind word and a 2x4, gets you more than just a kind word.)
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