Joe Carr Challenges Sen. Lamar Alexander (Globalist-TN)Submitted by republicanmother on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 21:04
Until now, no one has subjected themselves to the gauntlet of the dreaded Tennessee machine. We here in the Volunteer State knows that a sinister force controls the politics in this state, but it's hard to pin down how it really operates and who the real players are. Typically, the conservative vote gets split in half and these wishy washy moderate types who "say" they're conservative all the day long get in.
Challenger Joe Carr is a state representative who made himself famous for sponsoring a bill that would allow state troopers to arrest feds trying to enforce gun bans. He was planning to run against supercreep Congressman Desjarlais, but changed his mind to go after Lamar. He thinks he'll need about $5 million to have a chance and so far has $300k.
While Dailypaulers need no explanation on why Lamar Alexander represents everything wrong with America today, I thought ya'll would be interested to know that Chip Saltsman, who ran Huckabee's campaign and was running for RNC chair not so long ago, was the director on Carr's Congressional campaign. He resigned with a sternly worded letter that forever proclaimed his fealty to Team Lamar:
“It is because of Lamar Alexander that people like you have the honor of serving in the majority of the state legislature,” Saltsman wrote. “Due to the hard work of Lamar Alexander, and because he stayed true to his conservative ideals, our state has no income tax, great roads with no debt, and an economy that is the envy of most states.”
What Chip is saying here is that Tennessee only exists because Lamar allows it to. The Republican majority in the assembly is the fruit of Lamar's extensive monied network. The voters have nothing to do with it.
We have no income tax because many thousands of activists worked their behinds off. Sunquist, the governor behind that move has had to retreat deep in the woods, he is still so reviled. We have a balanced budget because the Tennessee Constitution requires it. I guess Lamar is so awesome he time traveled to the past to put that in. Yes, we have great roads here and would have them if someone else (shock, gasp) were a US Senator. Our economy is doing better than most because of the low tax attitude of Tennesseans and the right to work atmosphere. I just can't get over the gall of this guy.
Recently Lamar tried to make a big deal out of being able to fish around the dams; once again, it's all thanks to him. I also remember him trying to take credit for the funding of the levies that held during the flooding of 2010. Again, Father Alexander takes care of his redneck children. Lamar and Bob are so unpopular, I'm surprised they don't wear bags over their heads when they come back here, but that would require them having a clue.
Where are our conservative reps on Lamar voting with Obama 62% of the time? Why on his reelection committee of course. Even Jimmy Duncan. Makes me want to puke.
Well, that's what I'm thinking. Does anyone out there have additional insight, info, or comments on the Republican machine in Tennessee?