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Tennessee Democratic Party disavows Senate nominee

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120803/NEWS02/308030124/...

"...Less than 24 hours after a man espousing conservative and libertarian views surprised the state’s political scene by winning the Democratic nomination, the Tennessee Democratic Party disavowed him, saying he’s part of an anti-gay hate group..."

From what I've heard, this guy's pretty good! A little unpolished, but right on the issues. It'll be a tough decision deciding between him and the Libertarian Shaun Crowell.... Glad I get to vote against Bob Corker!




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Why are you posting this here!

This is the Daily Paul, not the Daily Clayton!!!

Sorry! I couldn't resist. LOL!!!

the "hate-group" smear again

The hate-group called Southern Poverty Law Center has labeled Public Advocate of the United States a hate-group - because they don't support gay marriage.

NJ

Corker sure wont get my

Corker sure wont get my vote...I have called his office a half dozen times and he still hasnt signed on as a co sponser for S202, I guess this guy is about as liberal as corker is conservative. It just goes to show that the democratic party is trying to ignore the public's vote when it comes to candidates that stand for important issues just as much as the republican side. Just another example of the two winged bird of status quo collectivism

I emailed his office about S 202.

Here's what I got  
Dear Mr. Cooper,
 
Thank you for contacting my office regarding the Federal Reserve. Your input is important to me, and I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts.  
 
Like you, I disagree with the current, overly accommodative direction that the Fed has taken. Due to its active role in stabilizing our financial system, I believe it is important that we have a highly transparent understanding of the central bank's financial transactions. 
 
As you may know, the Dodd-Frank Act expanded GAO audit authority to all emergency lending facilities set up to address the recent financial crisis. Additionally, it implemented transparency measures relating to discount window activities and further limited the Fed's emergency capabilities to prevent the type of lending we saw with AIG and Bear Stearns. During debate on the Senate floor, I supported measures ensuring that any existing conflicts of interest would be examined by the GAO and made public, as well as requirements to publicly disclose recipients and the amount of assistance provided. While I did not support the Dodd-Frank Act because of the massive government overreach created in other parts of the bill, I was supportive of those provisions which enhanced the transparency of the Fed. I also remain open to additional proposals that could further audit Federal Reserve activities. This includes several proposals in front of the Senate right now. 
 
I further recognize the concerns that many have with the Fed's purchasing long term financial assets, a policy known as quantitative easing. I too have been very concerned with the long term effects this could have on our currency and inflation, and I believe that accommodative monetary policy is bad for the long term economic health of our country. The Fed's decision to engage in this practice stems from its dual, and sometimes conflicting, mandate of price stability and full employment. 
 
Moving forward, we must ensure that maintaining stable prices is the Fed's sole focus, and I have recently offered legislation to do just this. This bill, even more than auditing the Fed's activities, will structurally prevent the central bank from engaging in the type of accommodative practices that we've seen recently. It is the best way to institutionalize the Fed's focus on fighting inflation, and it would be a permanent and structural change to how the Fed operates. 
 
Please know that the insight you have given here will certainly help me and my staff as we consider these important issues. Thank you again for your letter. I hope you will continue to share your thoughts with me as I serve you in the United States Senate. 
 

Sincerely,

Bob Corker
United States Senator