Skip to comments.Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander takes shots at tea party in Tennessee primary race
Posted on 10/28/2013 5:20:23 AM PDT by cotton1706
TRENTON, Tenn. As he seeks a third term in the U.S. Senate, Lamar Alexander is doing something few other incumbent Republicans have tried recently: Instead of running scared of the tea party, hes running hard against it.
Alexander hardly mentions tea party icons such as Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) nor does he call out the hard-right conservative groups such as Heritage Action for America that forced Republicans to pursue the politically disastrous strategy that led to the recent federal government shutd
But in speeches across the Volunteer State, Alexander is in the habit of delivering thinly veiled blasts against the Washington people and their voting score cards who propose to tell Tennesseans what it means to be a Republican. Thats clearly a shot at conservative advocacy groups such as Heritage Action and the Club for Growth, two of the groups that have set new purity criteria for Republicans and have been funding primary challenges against many who do not meet their standards.
At every campaign stop, Alexander offers a parable about the future of the Republican Party based on the tale of two famous Tennesseans who went to battle in Texas almost 175 years ago Davy Crockett and Sam Houston. It is a story about defiance and defeat vs. pragmatism and victory.
Too many of todays congressional Republicans, Alexander says, are like Crockett, who fought to the death and lost at the Alamo. For his part, Alexander explains, hed rather be like Houston, who made his stand on the more favorable terrain of San Jacinto.
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I hope Alexander gets removed in a primary tidal wave!
Keep poking that hornet’s nest, Lamar!
There are two sides in this battle. Harry Reid's side, and the Ted Cruz side. Conservatives demanding the candidates side with us and Ted Cruz is demanding "purity".
Meanwhile, every person using the "purity" line is peddling sewage.
Alexander needs to go.
he has outlived any usefulness he may have had.
It sounds like this weak RINO would much rather be a Democrat.
I invite him to switch parties.
If he continues to pretend to be a Republican I he loses the primary in a Big way....perhaps his opponents will get 83% of the vote.
Buh bye Lamar!
*Alexander needs to go.
he has outlived any usefulness he may have had. *
His 15 minutes were up about 5 minutes ago.
Time for the vaudeville shepherd’s hook to come and drag him off the stage. I wonder if he’s going to campaign for Hilary in 2016?
He’s lucky that audiences don’t come armed with tomatoes anymore.
We know what it means to be an establishment Republican. What I think what the Tea Party is teaching is what it means to be a conservative. Something Alexander knows little or nothing about.
Karl Rove’s good “advice”.
Why RINO’s are like Obama:
Obama is tougher on patriotic Americans than he is on our foreign enemies.
RINO’s are tougher on patriotic Americans than they are on America Hating Democrats.
You are exactly right!!
Bye Bye Lamar
No other than liberal icon Allen Dershotwitz, declared Cruz as “brilliant” and of the ten thousand students he’s had Cruz among the very top.
Like Barry Goldwater made Ronald Reagan possible. Goldwater laid the foundation for the revolution that establishment republicans never wanted.
“LAMAR! OUT! OUT! DAMNED SPOT! (stain, smear, smudge, stench)”
Shakespeare right again.