Carr: I’m Running Against Alexander over His Vote for Amnesty

Matthew Boyle, Breitbart, August 20, 2013

Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr told Breitbart News on Tuesday that he is running against Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) in the state’s GOP primary for U.S. Senate over Alexander’s vote for the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” immigration bill.

In a phone interview shortly after he announced his candidacy on a local radio station, Carr told Breitbart News exclusively that Alexander’s vote for the Gang of Eight bill “is going to be one of the three critical issues in the campaign going forward.”

“Sen. Alexander’s support of the Gang of Eight Senate bill doesn’t address the problem with the illegal immigration issue in the United States and likewise in Tennessee,” Carr said. “The reason I know something about this is I’m the author and architect of every single significant piece of legislation in Tennessee that deals with immigration, whether it’s E-Verify or no sanctuary cities or identity theft and fraud, it doesn’t matter. I have authored and passed about half a dozen different bills specifically dealing with the activities of illegals in Tennessee and ensuring that Tennessee is a place of enforcing the law when the federal government doesn’t or won’t do so. We’ve been so successful we’ve never been sued, unlike Arizona, South Carolina, Georgia or Alabama. We’ve been very, very successful and I’m very proud of that.”

Carr added that there is no way to know if America’s immigration system is “broken,” as many advocates for amnesty argue, until President Barack Obama actually steps up and enforces the laws already on the books. “My point is this: We don’t know if our immigration laws are broken because what we have is a failure on the part of the president to enforce the law,” Carr said. “So, you don’t know if a law is broken if it’s not being enforced. What we have is we have a broken federal government system and executive branch that refuses to enforce laws. That’s the biggest problem I see. So, until such time as we enforce the law, I think it’s a little disingenuous–in fact, not just a little disingenuous, it’s crazy–to pass any new laws that the president won’t enforce.”

When asked why Sen. Alexander would vote for such a bill, Carr responded: “I don’t know, you’ll have to ask him. Why would any of our senators up there vote for, propose, sponsor or sign onto a 1,200 page bill that essentially grants amnesty to 11 million illegals? Especially with the unemployment problem that we have and the educational problems that we have. We’re going to burden the court system, the healthcare system, the educational system, with 11 million illegals? It defies logic if you’re concerned, like I am, about the sovereignty of the United States.”


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  • jackryanvb

    Found my cause/man:

    Tn state Rep. joe Carr.

    I went to college in the great White state of Tennessee.

    We’re making a fight of this and are going to severely punish that fraud Lamar Alexander and his fake red plaid hunting shirts.

    If I have anything to say about this….

    Lamar’s going down.

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Amen. Ballot guillotine for all RINO’s who want to sell our country downriver and then retire to their gated “plantations”, well pruned by their Mexicans…

      Those Republicans who support this are worse than Democrats. They would sell their own family downriver for the right price. If they are White, that’s precisely what they are doing…

      • jackryanvb

        Agreed. But the guillotine is a bit too French. This is America, we hang scumbag traitors, love to see Lamar and his plaid hunting shirt swinging from a rope.

        This is going to be a fight I’m going to enjoy.

        • din_do_nuffins

          Judge Lynch for guest preacher.

      • jackryanvb

        Please e-mail to discuss.

        Let’s make a concerted effort to take down one terrible traitor in the great state of Tennessee.

        • NeanderthalDNA

          I’m in the fine state of Souf Crakalaky, lol, but I would love network.

          Gimme a few days for the e-mail and I’ll hopefully be babbling with you here in the meantime, brother.

          Sleepy time.

      • WR_the_realist

        Precisely. When Republicans vote for illegal alien amnesty and to increase legal immigration they give me no reason whatsoever to prefer them over the Democrats.

    • Stentorian_Commentator

      I suggest we all cough up some dough for this Carr fellow, and quick. What he says sounds great, but there’s not a lot of money in it, as opposed to the kind of bucks Sheldon Adelson and the Koch brothers can lay out for amnesty. And let’s not forget the power of lying, as John McVain shamelessly did in the 2010 Senate primary, acting like he wanted to put up a border fence when he has no intention of doing so. Mendacious ruthlessness is the reason for leftist success.

    • OlderWoman

      I saw him at a Davidson Country GOP meeting in January. He nearly broke his arm patting himself on the back for his stance on fishing rights. I have never like Alexander or Bob Corker. They’re RINOs. I hope we vote these traitors out of office.

  • This is how it’s going to have to be done. Single issue: Immigration.

    Lamar Alexander and Lindsay Grahamnesty will both have tons of money. So hammer on the one issue that has deep roots with the voting public. And don’t get distracted.

    If both Lamar Alexander and Linsday Grahamnesty can both be taken down next year and if it is plainly understood that their immigration treachery was the reason for their loss, politicians are going to run so fast from amnesty and open borders that they’d beat Usain Bolt in a hundred meters.

    • jackryanvb

      Well said.

      And it’s long past time to be nice, respectful and fair to these rich traitors.

      Let’s get down in the mud and do battle with these vile scumbag, political prostitutes.

      I’m perfectly fine with blaming Lamar Alexander for the 9/11 Muslim terror attack and his wink, wink at The Islamic extremists building a mosque on Ground Zero to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the 9/11/01 mass murder of our people.

      We have to humiliate, destroy Lamar Alexander and make an example of him so that other milk toast cowards don’t try to follow his example and get rich betraying our people.

  • borogirl54

    I live in the State of Tennessee. Joe Carr will get my vote. I believe illegals have caused more trouble than they are worth and should go back home.

  • Spartacus

    “Tennessee …Lamar Alexander…”


    The state where the Knoxville case happened elected a ****** ? Please tell me no White people voted for him…

    • NeanderthalDNA

      Lamar Alexander is precisely the white cookie cutter smiley fake conservative that needs be (ballot) guillotined en masse.

      Born choking on a silver spoon to a wealthy and powerful dynastic family completely isolated from the hell they create by supporting policies that impoverish and degrade White folk, they pretend to be the opposition while working to destroy what’s left of their country by, in this particular case, importing browns and blacks who lower wages and overall quality of life.

      Not that Lamar cares. He’s set for life, was before he was born. Has always and will always live separate from the mess he and his makes. Smiley, jovial, GENOCIDALIST who doesn’t give a rip about his own political party much less his people.

      After a few generations the wealthy and powerful sometimes dysgenically devolve into some form of homer simpson with a trust fund, not unlike the enormous jawed, once dynamic Hapsburg Dynasty of old Europa. When that sort of intellectual mediocrity has power we are all in trouble regardless of the party.

      Ah, the (ballot) guillotine. Nice destination for traitors like Mr. Alexander…

  • MarcB1969

    Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are both shams who need to be voted out office. Alexander is vulnerable, but he will get the support of the big money republican machine in the state who are just pleased as punch with the current crop of checked pant Republican senators. The Tea Party leaders in my part of the state wimped out on challenging Corker on any level in 2012, even giving him a pass on his indecision on the UN’s Law of the Sea and Small Arms Treaty, as if a “conservative” should have any doubts on issues of US sovereignty.

  • din_do_nuffins

    Joe Carr is unfit to serve. He believes there are only 11 million illegal aliens invading his country, when his own eyes show him more.

    • bigone4u

      I think he’s just quoting the official number so as not to give his political enemies ammunition to declare him stupid or a liar. No one as aware as he really believes the 11 million.

    • John Ulfsson

      How many is it for real?

      • Ngati Pakeha

        I had to ask that question two weeks ago. Some good reliable folk here on this site consistently quoted 30-40 million. So the margin of era is as much as the purported substantive figure of 11 million. Add on the resultant chain migration and you see the scope of the problem.

        • John Ulfsson

          Jesus. So we’re fucked?

          • Ngati Pakeha

            Your words not mine LOL. Succinctly put my friend. Let’s put it this way. Time is almost up on the clock, it is fourth and long with no timeouts. If ever there was time for a hero to step up it is now!

        • mobilebay

          “Margin of error.” Sorry, it’s the former teacher in me.

          • Ngati Pakeha

            Cheers would you forgive me if I blamed my auto-correct? Having said that I should read before I push the button. Thanks.

  • Sick of it

    If you live in the district, make sure he hates big government or he’s just going to do the same garbage as everyone else.

    • He probably does, but that’s not really the biggest deal to me right now. Mr. Plaid Shirt is going to have beaucoup bucks, the EL CHEAPO labor lobby is really going to open the daddy warbucks chest. By contrast, Carr won’t have that much. So he is simply going to have to use what works with what little resources he’s going to have, that being a single issue referendum on immigration and its consequences.

      If he starts talking about much else, I don’t think it would be a good use of his resources.

  • IKantunderstand

    Immigration? Pfft! Immigration is only one of many policies pursued by “our” government that is broken. Even putting the qualifier quote marks with the word “our”, no longer reflects the reality. It is “their” government. It is no longer mine. It is no longer the government of the traditional American. They have literally rendered being an American, meaningless. I hate that I feel this way. But, I absolutely feel nothing about the majority of my fellow Americans. First of all, they have succeeded in polarizing Whites against Whites, second of all, they have introduced so many foreign people so quickly, that i barely recognize my surroundings. I could be anywhere: India, China, ME. I feel like I’m the foreigner. Talk about being a stranger in a strange land. I swear, if I could go back in time, I would have alerted all my ancestors who died and bled for this country, NOT TO DO IT! What an effing waste of time it turned out to be. Yay, hindus get money from the enemy to buy motels and hotels and dunkin donuts, Muslims get financing to buy convenience stores and gas stations. Asians get to buy green grocers, or laundrys and dry cleaners. Did you notice a pattern? Why is it that Hindus end up with motels? Why is it that Muslims end up with gas stations? And, why , do Chinese end up with laundrys and dry cleaners? Seriously, how could that happen, so uniformly, without the help of the enemy government? OOOOH, a statistical anomaly? Right. This is no longer a government in quotes, which is really, sort of a mild disapprobation, nope, we have gone waaaay beyond that. I believe this country, is now occupied by an enemy force. They have, in fact, declared war on us. And, they are wearing red coats, metaphorically speaking.

    • bigone4u

      I like to read your long posts, but it’s difficult without paragraph breaks. If the breaks don’t show up after you post, just hit the Edit button and add them.

  • bigone4u

    Next target: Boner. Get on board Kentucky.

    • His Congressional district is in southwest Ohio. But there is someone who is hinting that he might primary Boner, that being the Sheriff of Butler County, Ohio, Richard Jones, who I’ve followed for some time, solid as a rock on immigration.

      • bigone4u

        Brain disconnnect. Old Mitch McConnel and Boner got mixed up in my head there for a while. Duh.

  • WR_the_realist

    I might have to support Joe Carr’s campaign if only because I know that every globalist in the country will be sending checks to support Lamar Alexander’s reelection. My own Republican senator voted for that horrid immigration bill precisely because it doubles the number of H-1b workers. She says that will be good for the economy! She doesn’t care how many more American programmers and engineers will be put out of work because of that bill.

    • willbest

      I suspect I would get more enlightened conversation out of my 4 year old than talking to most of these Senators. Is it better for the US economy for Zuckerberg to be worth $14 billion instead of $11 billion (of which he isn’t paying taxes on it either way), or is it better that the average employee at Facebook make $130k a year instead of $110k a year?

  • I agree on the crucial importance of the immigration issue.

    But the point I’m trying to make here is that Carr is going to be campaigning against an incumbent in his own party’s primary. Alexander will have the advantage of incumbency, name recognition and fund raising. Carr should hammer away on the immigration issue exclusively, because it’s his only hope. If he had more money and name recognition, perhaps I would advise him to branch out on other issues.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Buck up. Things will get worse before they get better, but they will get better.