An Ol' Broad's Ramblings
You might expect Tennessee’s senators to clash with President Barack Obama on most of their congressional votes.
After all, Republican Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker are no fans of the president’s policies.
After the president’s State of the Union address Tuesday, Alexander nicknamed the nation’s economic doldrums the “Obama economy,” and according to Bloomberg, Corker told its next-day breakfast panel the speech signaled “that for the next year we’re really not going to do much.”
But Alexander and Corker voted in line with Obama’s positions 63 percent and 61 percent of the time last year, respectively — more often than all but a few other Republican senators.
I know I can’t be the only person in the state of Tennessee who KNOWS we need new Senators! Last go round, I couldn’t, in good conscience, vote for Alexander. I didn’t vote for the other guy either. I just left it blank. This time, Corker is up for re-election, and once again, unless we have someone who actually reflects the values of Tennesseans, instead of the elites of D.C., I won’t be able to cast my vote for him either!
I honestly wish we could find a CONSERVATIVE primary challenger. I have asked at least one person I know who would make a great Senator, but he has other obligations right now. Perhaps Marsha Blackburn could challenge him? At least she hasn’t fallen so far into the trap of D.C. insider politics, she can’t see the light! Hmm…. I wonder if Stacey Campfield would be up for the challenge? Just a thought!
How can we have any trust in our representatives who vote so overwhelmingly WITH a man/child whose sole purpose seems to be the destruction of our nation? The answer is quite simple. We can’t.