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Tennessee GOP Senator Alexander Has Done Nothing to Stop Obamacare ^ | 1/16/14 | CHQ Staff

Posted on 01/16/2014 8:48:59 AM PST by cotton1706

Our friend Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of BEAT LAMAR, today called-out Tennessee's establishment Republican Senator for his phony and disingenuous TV commercial on Obamacare.

“Senator Alexander’s recently released television commercial makes the false claim that he ‘stands up strong’ against Obamacare,” said Leahy.

“Such a demonstrably untrue claim deserves four Pinocchios,” Leahy stated. “At every significant step since its passage, Lamar Alexander has in reality served as the number one enabler of Obamacare in the Republican Party.”

Leahy pointed out that “Senator Alexander’s false claim that he has resisted Obamacare arises from a series of timid statements he made to President Obama in a Kabuki theater style joint press appearance held several weeks before Obamacare passed in 2010. Lamar Alexander posed for the television cameras that day with President Obama, but since its passage he has done nothing in four years to stop Obamacare.”

Noting that Alexander failed to stand with Ted Cruz when he opposed the adoption of a new budget unless Obamacare was defunded this past fall, Leahy said that “Lamar Alexander simply does not have the willpower, the energy, or the desire to stand up for conservative values.”

“At this critical time in our history, our country needs tough, dedicated fighters for the Constitution who will vigorously oppose the extralegal power grabs of the Obama administration on every front,” Leahy stated. “Lamar Alexander has proven he can’t do that. In fact, he is far more likely to be working with the Obama administration—he voted with the President 62% of the time—than he is to be working against it.”

“It’s clear to Tennesseans that Lamar Alexander stands for one thing, and one thing only: maintaining his own position, power, and prestige,”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Politics/Elections; US: Tennessee
KEYWORDS: 2014midterms; aca; beatlamar; elections; joecarr; lamar; tn2014

1 posted on 01/16/2014 8:48:59 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: cotton1706
Support Joe Carr to oust Lamar Alexander in TN
2 posted on 01/16/2014 8:51:19 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Paine in the Neck

People in Lamar!TN have in many cases shook his hand. That’s all that is required there.

3 posted on 01/16/2014 8:53:26 AM PST by Theodore R. (TX Republicans can't wait until March 4 to nominate Cornball and George P.!)
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4 posted on 01/16/2014 8:57:41 AM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: cotton1706
The Lamar commercial running here is laughable. "He's a thinking conservative." LOLLLLL! Riiiiight. Another "asset" according to a woman in the commercial? Why, he's played piano at the Ryman Auditorium! An unnamed old guy in the commercial pauses and thinks of an adjective to describe our Lamar. "Humble." OMG! The lamest political commercial I have EVER seen.

The ONLY thing I hear come out of Lamar's mouth whenever he's in front of a microphone is, "I didn’t hear anything they said," Alexander told Politico. “They were a mile away. They were enjoying their First Amendment rights, and I was enjoying playing 'Johnny B. Goode' with Mike Huckabee." from July 2013 when Alexander's consitutients tried to protest his voting history. He was literally laughing about it. THAT'S how much concern he has for Tennesseans.

Alexander's in that special, protected ruling class that is so far removed from his constituents that he can't hear them. Money makes dandy soundproofing.

5 posted on 01/16/2014 9:21:36 AM PST by TennesseeGirl (<i>Those who don't know history are doomed to repeat it.</i> - Edmund Burke 1790)
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To: cotton1706

Alexander has never been a conservative, at least as far back as his college days. He has always been a slightly left of center squish.

He justifies his votes as a Judiciary Committee member in voting in favor of leftist judicial appointees by saying “the President should have the prerogative to pick judges.” He justifies votes in favor of cloture for leftist measures by saying “I am against it, but it deserves an up and down vote.”

Wink, wink, hint, hint, nudge, nudge.

But the sleight of hand could be up for Alexander in 2014.

6 posted on 01/16/2014 9:31:45 AM PST by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: cotton1706
Tennessee GOP Senator Alexander Has Done Nothing to Stop Obamacare

And THAT FACT has been duly noted by Conservatives in TN.

7 posted on 01/16/2014 10:47:52 AM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: TennesseeGirl

I am looking forward to voting for ANYBOBY BUT LAMAR in the next election.

8 posted on 01/16/2014 10:53:58 AM PST by packrat35 (Pelosi is only on loan to the world from Satan. Hopefully he will soon want his baby killer back)
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To: Theodore R.

Q: Who built Obamacare?

A: Obama built that. Period.

9 posted on 01/16/2014 1:42:20 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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336 B.C. -— Alexander the Great
2014 A.D. — Alexander the Barely Mediocre

10 posted on 01/16/2014 2:19:39 PM PST 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: packrat35

I am looking forward to voting for ANYBOBY BUT LAMAR in the next election.



(However, I wish someone would do some SERIOUS fundraising for Carr.)

11 posted on 01/17/2014 8:29:40 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo....Sum Pro Vita - Modified Descartes)
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