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Davy Crockett: Key factor in this year's Senate primary, apparently (Lamar!)
Nashville Post ^ | September 26, 2013 | J.R. Lind

Posted on 09/26/2013 4:01:16 PM PDT by don-o

Davy Crockett, a man who lost an election and then told his ex-constituents to go to hell, makes an appearance in a Senate primary.

Joe Carr, from the inbox:

Yesterday, Ted Cruz completed 21 hours on the Senate floor fighting for the American people against Obamacare, standing on principle. Tennesseans from one end of the state to the other rallied around Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech. Sen. Lamar Alexander was nowhere to be found during Sen. Cruz’s speech, but appeared during session to give an insulting analogy about at least one famous Tennessean.

Sen. Alexander spoke on the Senate floor saying, “…Former Congressman Davy Crockett said I think I will go to the Alamo…some people said Davy if you go to the Alamo you’ll get killed, he went to the Alamo he did get killed.” Alexander continued by saying, “Sam Houston took a different tact, he withdrew to San Jacinto. He was heavily criticized by some people at that time for withdrawing. We celebrate Texas Independence Day on March 2, 1836 because Sam Houston won the war. The moral of the story is that sometimes in a long battle patience is a valuable tactic and that’s why I’m in Sam Houston’s Camp on this one. I’m not in the shut-down-the government camp.”

“Not only did Sen. Alexander fail to emulate the views of his constituents in Tennessee who overwhelmingly support Sen. Ted Cruz and his efforts to defund Obamacare, he stood on the Senate floor and criticized Tennesseans who stand on principle including one of the most famous…Davy Crockett. I am in the fight for Tennesseans Camp.” says Rep. Joe Carr.

“Without Davy Crockett staying and fighting at the Alamo and heroically sacrificing his life for the principles Tennesseans believe in, Texas Independence Day would never have been possible. It was the bravery of Davy Crockett and thirty-one Tennesseans at the Alamo who gave their lives that allowed the time necessary for Sam Houston to recruit the men necessary to beat Santa Anna and the Mexican army. It is worth noting that the battle cry for the remainder of the war was “Remember the Alamo!” I don’t believe their sacrifice was in vain and I am sure General Sam Houston would agree,” says Rep. Joe Carr.

“Davy Crockett understood the importance of the Declaration of in Independence, which says “…we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor.” Generations of Tennesseans have honorably given their lives in service of our country. From the Alamo to those men and women serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, their memory should be honored, not be used as political theatre for self-enrichment of a career politician who doesn’t believe in self-sacrifice,” says Rep. Joe Carr


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: cruz; lamarbeatlamar
Joe Carr has announced a primary run against Lamar!

Starting a beatlamar ping list. Who wants on?

1 posted on 09/26/2013 4:01:16 PM PDT by don-o
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To: don-o
beatlamar.com
2 posted on 09/26/2013 4:02:54 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: don-o
Makes one wonder what Lamar's NSA/FBI/IRS files look like. What a vile pos.


3 posted on 09/26/2013 4:06:04 PM PDT by Grampa Dave ( When insane/feral Islamics are killing each other, stand back and let Allah sort them out!)
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To: don-o
My money (and heart) was ALWAYS with Davy Crocket. After all, Sam Houston was NOT the "king of the wild frontier."
4 posted on 09/26/2013 4:06:33 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Davy Crockett was the last decent Democrat this nation ever saw.


5 posted on 09/26/2013 4:13:39 PM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Ride for the Brand. Joshua 24:15)
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To: don-o

I’d love to see Lamar gone. What are Joe Carr’s prospects?


6 posted on 09/26/2013 4:14:47 PM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: cloudmountain; All
Just for y'all: "The Ballad of Davy Crockett"
7 posted on 09/26/2013 4:15:33 PM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
Davy Crockett was the last decent Democrat this nation ever saw.

THAT is for sure. He wouldn't recognize his party today...full of pimps, cowards and fools. No guts, no courage, no a whit of loyalty to what made out nation so great.

8 posted on 09/26/2013 4:16:37 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: don-o
“Republic. I like the sound of the word. It means people can live free, talk free. Go or come, buy or sell, be drunk or sober, however they choose…Some words give you a feeling that makes your heart warm. ‘Republic’ is one of those words."
--John Wayne, as Davy Crockett in "The Alamo". See it here.

9 posted on 09/26/2013 4:17:17 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Idaho_Cowboy

He left the Jacksonians and became a Whig after his first term in the House. The 1st Tennessean in federal office to not be a Jeffersonian or Jacksonian.


10 posted on 09/26/2013 4:18:29 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ken5050

GREAT song! Thanks. I never thought I’d hear that again.
:o):o)


11 posted on 09/26/2013 4:19:11 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: cloudmountain

Post #10. He kicked the party to the curb after a single term to join the Whigs.


12 posted on 09/26/2013 4:21:12 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: ken5050

‘ol davey would have told bathhouse barry that gubmint funds, “aren’t yours to give”, way before now.


13 posted on 09/26/2013 4:21:14 PM PDT by stickywillie (how come there are no father-in-law jokes?)
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To: Twotone
What are Joe Carr’s prospects?

I am told that polling shows a generic conservative beating him by five points. I don't know how legit that is.

Saturday is the 5th of 5 rallies to vette him. I will post a report.

Plans and process in place for knocking on 375,000 carefully targeted doors.

14 posted on 09/26/2013 4:22:09 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: don-o
Do I have this straight? Lamar Alexander does not support the ideas that Ted Cruz holds dear and inspires a whole nation with. He has to explain himself to voters. To do so, he insults Davy Crockett.

You can't make this stuff up.

15 posted on 09/26/2013 4:22:23 PM PDT by grania
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To: don-o

     
“You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas” - Davy Crockett


16 posted on 09/26/2013 4:22:41 PM PDT by ConservaTexan (February 6, 1911)
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To: don-o

Add me!


17 posted on 09/26/2013 4:23:16 PM PDT by SoConPubbie (Mitt and Obama: They're the same poison, just a different potency)
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To: Twotone

Getting brighter every week it seems. Lamar’s poll numbers are sliding into Graham territory.


18 posted on 09/26/2013 4:25:28 PM PDT by Viennacon (S)
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To: don-o

Lamar Alexander would’ve been in Santa Anna’s camp showing him the weak spots in the Alamo defenses.


19 posted on 09/26/2013 4:26:08 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Nothing is more savage and brutal than justifiably angry Americans. Don’t believe me? Ask the Germa)
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To: don-o

Lamar just got bitch slapped. Hope Carr is a bold during the primaries.


20 posted on 09/26/2013 4:26:22 PM PDT by BushCountry (Obama: The dentist told me I need a crown. I was like I KNOW, RIGHT?)
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To: don-o

If Lamar were to run and win another term in the Senate, he’d be 80 when that term ends. Enough.

Tell Lamar to take another trip to Australia like he did in the mid-80s when he was actually needed by the GOP after his run as TN governor and was asked to run for the Senate.


21 posted on 09/26/2013 4:28:27 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Idaho_Cowboy
Davy Crockett was the last decent Democrat this nation ever saw.

I don't know ... I was pretty fond of Zell Miller.
22 posted on 09/26/2013 4:28:39 PM PDT by tanknetter
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To: Grampa Dave

Really stupid to insult a Texan and reference the Alamo. Even dumber when you are the Senator from Tennessee and bad mouth Davy Crockett the same sentence.


23 posted on 09/26/2013 4:29:07 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: cloudmountain

As a kid, I had a coonskin cap...( today, that’s be racist)

Fess Parker had some awesome roles for Disney back then: Davy Crockett, and the dad in “ole Yeller.” However, my favorite movie of his..which you can never see anywheres..lawd knows why, is “The Great Locomotive Chase.”


24 posted on 09/26/2013 4:31:17 PM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: USNBandit

Sam Houston did retreat to San Jacinto, deeper into friendly territory. Alexander has metaphorically switched sides and is drinking a margarita in Mexico City.


25 posted on 09/26/2013 4:33:27 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: SoConPubbie

You’re first


26 posted on 09/26/2013 4:43:07 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: MuttTheHoople
Lamar Alexander would’ve been in Santa Anna’s camp showing him the weak spots in the Alamo defenses.

LOL

27 posted on 09/26/2013 4:45:42 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: USNBandit
Not yours to give

Famous Crockett speech

28 posted on 09/26/2013 4:46:18 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: ken5050
You can what it here The Great Locomotive Chase on youtube
29 posted on 09/26/2013 4:50:08 PM PDT by vbmoneyspender
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To: don-o

don-o, please add me to your ping list and thanks for the job you are doing on chronicling this campaign.

I can’t wait to see Joe Carr sworn in and Alexander moving out of his Senate office.


30 posted on 09/26/2013 4:59:26 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: SharpRightTurn

You’re on. I hope he’s a hoss we can ride to victory. Levin right now is calling out both of the Tennessee rinos.


31 posted on 09/26/2013 5:15:41 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: don-o
We need to be sure and not split the conservative vote this time. That has given us far too many RINOs holding office in TN.

I heard there may be a "Tea Party Primary" this time to avoid that against Lamar! Anyone know about that?

32 posted on 09/26/2013 5:27:09 PM PDT by Martin Tell (Victrix causa diis placuit sed victa Catoni.)
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To: Martin Tell

There is a process underway. I will know more after Saturday.


33 posted on 09/26/2013 5:58:08 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: don-o

Add me too.


34 posted on 09/26/2013 6:14:26 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture)
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To: Martin Tell

Is it the TN GOP who ultimately picks our candidates? Wamp would have been 10,000 times better than Haslam but the RINO won the primary somehow. Also, we need to make sure we defeat Lamar (and later Bob) without ending up with a Mourdock or Akin.


35 posted on 09/26/2013 6:14:36 PM PDT by discomatic
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To: don-o

Davey Crockett was a great American hero and arguably a very early Tea Partier. We need many more like him in congress - men who serve honorably, vote with their convictions (even against great opposition), and then return to private life.


36 posted on 09/26/2013 6:25:02 PM PDT by pelican001
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To: noprogs

done


37 posted on 09/26/2013 6:59:00 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: vbmoneyspender

thank you....


38 posted on 09/26/2013 7:06:23 PM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: grania

Lamar! may be old enough to have known Dvey Crockett, but he sure is no Davy Crockett.


39 posted on 09/26/2013 7:38:17 PM PDT by ebshumidors
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To: Twotone; don-o
I’d love to see Lamar gone. What are Joe Carr’s prospects?

I had the pleasure of meeting Joe the other night when he was in Lynchburg to speak and to answer questions. I was impressed. He's straight-forward and is up on the issues, and stands on the right side of the issues. He's got my vote.

Odd that Lamar! brought up Crockett and the Alamo. Joe talked a bit about them the other night and I got the feeling he's done the same at other events. Makes me think Lamar! has sent some of his people to scope out the competition. LOL! Word is that he's worried and that's a good thing.

40 posted on 09/26/2013 7:57:38 PM PDT by radu (May God watch over our troops and keep them safe)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Got it. Thanks.


41 posted on 09/27/2013 6:39:30 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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To: ken5050
As a kid, I had a coonskin cap...( today, that’s be racist)
Fess Parker had some awesome roles for Disney back then: Davy Crockett, and the dad in “ole Yeller.” However, my favorite movie of his..which you can never see anywheres..lawd knows why, is “The Great Locomotive Chase.”

Fess Parker will always be Davy Crockett for me.

Old Yeller was a real hanky-fest, snerf. What great movies!

42 posted on 09/27/2013 6:41:26 PM PDT by cloudmountain
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