Facing an active campaign by grass-roots activists to defeat him in next year´s primary, Sen. Lamar Alexander penned a letter to the state´s largest newspaper defending his pragmatic, "problem solving" approach to governing. The letter in The Tennessean defends his record as a conservative who knows how to "get results." "Well, I learned to count in Maryville City Schools," Alexander writes. "So I know that if you only have 45 votes and you need 60 senators to get something important done like balancing the budget and fixing the debt, then you have to work with other people — that is,
Lamar would never say such things about his esteemed colleagues across the aisle.
He recently conducted a stupid, condescending, presumptuous, arrogant advertising campaign urging Tennessee folk to call a certain number to "thank Lamar" for all the wonderful things he has accomplished. Who does that? What kind of person thinks that is a good idea?
I heard him address constituents in Tennessee a few years back - it was nothing about philosophy of government, only about the bacon he was bringing to Tennessee and how he did something or other to protect the eagles or something.
Political philosophy is just not that important to Alexander - what is important is that he have a place at the table when the deal is cut.
Anyone that compromises our founder´s principles has got to go. However, Lamar does not have any principles whatsoever, so he may as well be a progressive liberal democrat, and therefore, he´s not to be trusted.
Reply 14 - Posted by:
god of irony, 8/21/2013 11:07:23 PM (No. 9485238)
Gee Lamar, did it ever occur to you and your hiked-up dress RINO buddies that maybe if you stood for conservative principles then more conservatives would vote for Republicans and put you in the majority and in a position that you don´t have to compromise your so called principles?
The Stupid Party is handing the House back to Pelosi in 2015 and keeping Harry Reid at the helm as conservative will do what they did in 2012 and stay home in disgust. Obama`s last 2 years we be utter mayhem. Expect the GOP to blame it on the Tea Party. At this point, what other outcome could there be?
The more RINOs drift left towards progressive ideology, the more motivated I am primary-ing every spineless RINO office holder that is up for election. Very easy for the gop to solve their (not mine) problem: Earn My Vote! Come right, return to principled conservatism, flush the RINOs once and for all. We just might win elections if they comply. Otherwise: Lose elections, and whine about how the conservatives did this and were that and bwaaaaaaahhh and ..blah...blah...blah. GOP: Get a clue for peeps sake. Put your pacifier away, man-up and stand for something.
He voted to grant amnesty to Illegals. That should ensure he is ridden out of town on a rail dressed in feathers and tar. Come on Tennessee, kick this RINO to the curb and send a True Conservative in "its" place....
Lamar has forgotten math. First, the Republicans have a lock on the House, so it´s the Senate Democrats who need to compromise ~ with the House.
Doesn´t matter if the Republicans have 45 or 60 votes either ~ it´s the Democrats who need 60 votes on nonfinancial votes ~ they only need 50 on the financial stuff ~ but it really doesn´t matter if they can´t get Senate Democrat nonsense through the House.
Reply 28 - Posted by:
rod reese, 8/22/2013 8:22:47 AM (No. 9485575)
Politics should never be a "career" choice. It was never intended to be that way. Politics has been corrupted by the corrupt. Alexander has been useless for a great number of years and he still doesn´t have the grace to retire. Pathetic.
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