The Gang Lamar Forgot

Mickey Kaus, Daily Caller, August 21, 2013

I Get to Drop One Issue, Right? Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander has written an op-ed addressing those on his right who think it’s time for him to go. Reid Wilson of WaPo and Chuck Todd of NBC call it “remarkable,”  and maybe it is. Alexander boasts that he “stood up to President Obama at the White House health-care summit” and “helped block” Obama’s labor board nominees. He’s fought for lower student interest rates, against “common core,” and for the “Freedom to Fish.” He wants to “reduce runaway entitlement spending by a trillion dollars.”

Impressive. But why do I have a vague sense of unease, as if there were some major issue Alexander isn’t addressing … you know, there was a big fuss about it a couple of months ago …Something that’s motivating his primary opponents …maybe even the first issue they raise. … A controversial major bill he recently voted for, perhaps–one of only, say, 14 Republicans to do so? …

If Alexander doesn’t even dare mention this mystery issue–in what is clearly supposed to be a candid, meet-’em-head-on statement–what does that say about the issue?

That he’s scared of it.

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  • Spartacus

    VOTE HIM OUT !

  • Oil Can Harry

    So what if Senator Alexander is fighting to allow 33 million third worlders to invade our country?

    He supports the “Freedom to Fish” and that’s a MUCH more important issue!

  • serious123

    Forget about it? No way Jose(accent over the e).

  • bigone4u

    Tennessee can do better. It’s called the “Volunteer State,” so let’s get some white nationalists volunteering to “race replace” HIM!!!

    • Spartacus

      “Volunteer State”

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      Then how come no one volunteered to do the right thing after what happened in Knoxville ?

      • bigone4u

        Do you know for sure that someone didn’t or won’t in the future? It’s not so easy to lynch anyone now that the cops have tanks and assault rifles. The perps in the picture may run into a white supremicist in prison. One on one. Enough said.

        • Spartacus

          It doesn’t have to be those exact ones. One dark-skin is as “good” as any other .

  • Alexander boasts that he “stood up to President Obama at the White House health-care summit” and “helped block” Obama’s labor board nominees. He’s fought for lower student interest rates, against “common core,” and for the “Freedom to Fish.” He wants to “reduce runaway entitlement spending by a trillion dollars

    While at the same time you want the borders wide open so that none of this will matter. Remember Ann Coulter’s excellent summation: Immigration isn’t an issue, it’s not even the issue, it’s every issue.

    He’s scared of it? If Joe Carr beats Alexander and Lee Bright beats Lindsay Grahamnesty next year, they’re all going to be so scared that they’re going to try to seek refuge in purgatory.

  • jackryanvb

    I’ll be in the thick of this fight in my college state of Tennessee. Tennessee is a good state, unfortunately regular folks there fall for Neo Con wars that have nothing to do with US interests, but, hey, Tennesseans like guns, the military, war – our enemies know this. Just focus on immigration, culture wars, standing with regular (White) folks in Tennessee.

  • Stentorian_Commentator

    Now starts Lamar’s lying and denying, just like Juan McAmnesty in the 2010 Arizona Senate primary. Lincoln has been attributed as the one who said you can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool all the people all the time. Some might think this was Lincoln warning people to be honest. Actually Lincoln was setting out the rules of modern politics. An important corollary: if you fool enough people at the right time, you win the election. With luck Lamar will not be able to run away from amnesty, and will be defeated for it.

  • NeanderthalDNA

    Well, he sure can spew the cookie cutter talking points, can’t he?

    What a stuffed empty suit. (Ballot) guillotine for you, traitor. Just keep quacking that hollow, BS duckspeak, buddy.

    Quack quack quack!

  • Former Representative Randy “Duke” Cunningham thought his “tough on crime” stance entitled him to take bribes. I guess he was tough on crime only when other people were committing it.

    The late and unlamented Senator Ted Kennedy was in favor of massive Third World immigration and in fact helped write the old immigration reform law, in spite of the fact that the poor Americans he claimed – as a liberal Democrat – to support would be competing with these interlopers for the same low-skilled jobs.

  • OlderWoman

    Again, Lamar is about to break his arm patting himself on the back. He knows he’s in danger of losing in the next election. We in Davidson County are disgusted by his and Bob Corker’s betrayal regarding their votes for amnesty.