Skip to comments.Ingraham: Retire Alexander like an 'old sweater'
Posted on 07/24/2014 6:45:56 AM PDT by cotton1706
Conservative talk-radio host Laura Ingraham urged a ballroom full of Tennessee conservatives on Tuesday night to retire Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) like an old sweater thats gone out of style.
"He was really comfortable and sharp looking at one point, but now it just takes up room in your drawer," she said, according to the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
Ingraham spoke Tuesday at a 500-strong rally in Nashville for Alexanders main primary challenger, state Rep. Joe Carr, whos gained traction in recent weeks in his underdog bid to unseat Alexander.
According to reports, she shied away from personal attacks he's probably not an evil guy, he probably doesn't hate the Tea Party, she told the crowd and focused instead on red-meat conservative issues, primarily immigration reform. Carr has made that a central focus of his campaign, charging Alexander voted for amnesty with his support for the bipartisan immigration reform proposal that passed in the Senate last year.
Conservatives view that message as particularly potent after similar attacks contributed to the shocking defeat of House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) in his primary a defeat Ingraham was also rooting for.
And Carr has touted his work leading the fight for some of the strictest immigration laws in the nation in the Tennessee state legislature as evidence hed do better than Alexander in the Senate.
At the Tuesday rally, Carr also slammed Alexander for working with Democrats.
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This is the first year that I can remember Ingraham becoming an advocate for candidates in Republican Primary elections. In the past she was primarily an advocate of Conservatism without taking sides in Primaries. I think she risks losing some of her audience and may find herself being denied appearances on TV Morning and Evening Talk Shows. She made a shout out for Carr in Tennessee the other day on Fox and Friends and I will bet you wont see that again on that show or others she appears on.
“I think she risks losing some of her audience”
I stopped listening when she was pushing Romney. So that’s par for the course. It’s nice to see her trying to elect actual conservatives.
While Ann Coulter is scolding the RNC for ‘wasting’ money on McDaniel (which they’re not) who is not a dimes worth of difference from Cochran.
Oh, money that could be wisely spent opposing BO
What a contrast.
She’s been doing a lot of good work. And she’s credited for the win in va over cantor
She goes on the Sunday shows and quietly presents the reason side of politics
Not too many conservatives are doing that. It doesn’t even happen on the five
I don’t think the Salvation Army will take him.
During the primaries?
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