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Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« on: August 11, 2014, 05:03:58 PM »
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/08/11/Lamar-Alexander-Embraces-Amnesty-After-Primary-Win

by Tony Lee 11 Aug 2014, 11:53 AM PDT

It didn't take long for Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) to embrace amnesty again.

As soon as he won his Senate primary election against conservative Joe Carr, Alexander said it was "embarrassing" that Republicans have not yet passed a bill.

Never mind that Alexander spent nearly his entire primary campaign trying to convince voters that he was against "amnesty" and would never dare to embrace it before the primary election.

“I don’t know how it will affect our politics in the near term," Alexander told Politico of a comprehensive immigration bill. “I think it’s embarrassing for us not to deal with the problem, and I think we should do it in the next two years.”

And though Alexander claimed that he won the primary because he did not run away from his record, he aired a deceptive ad in the final week of the campaign that claimed he "voted to end amnesty."

"Last year, I voted to end amnesty," Alexander claimed in his closing campaign ad, despite his vote for the Senate's amnesty bill.

As Breitbart News reported, "Even after law enforcement officials warned him that the Senate's 'Gang of Eight' amnesty bill would worsen the border crisis, Alexander voted for ... the Senate bill [that] provided a pathway to citizenship for nearly all of the country's illegal immigrants."

Alexander also claimed in the ad that he "voted against President Obama's immigration bill" before the recess.

But as Breitbart News also reported, "When Alexander had a chance to help Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) kill the Senate's border bill, he was absent, which means he neither voted for nor against it."

After Carr made Alexander's vote for the Senate's "Gang of Eight" amnesty bill the focal point of his campaign, Alexander failed to receive a majority of the vote on primary night. In fact, Alexander's showing was "by far the lowest winning percentage and margin of victory ever recorded in a primary for a Republican U.S. Senator" from Tennessee, according to a University of Minnesota analysis.

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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2014, 05:17:29 PM »
But by golly we all better hope this sniveling POS wins his election, after all  we, must "win" the Senate!!

What a bleep joke...

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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2014, 05:45:46 PM »
But by golly we all better hope this sniveling POS wins his election, after all  we, must "win" the Senate!!

What a bleeping joke...

I think it's like a sporting event to some people. They don't care what does or doesn't get passed, as long as their team wins.
To heck with that.

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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2014, 07:03:00 PM »
But by golly we all better hope this sniveling POS wins his election, after all  we, must "win" the Senate!!

What a bleeping joke...

You are right as rain but unfortunately wasting your cyber breath in pointing this out to some folks here.
« Last Edit: August 11, 2014, 07:03:45 PM by Bigun »
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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2014, 08:51:48 PM »
But by golly we all better hope this sniveling POS wins his election, after all  we, must "win" the Senate!!

What a bleeping joke...

Everyone should just vote for the Democrat at this point when it comes to people like Alexander.  There isn't a lick of difference and at least it gets rid of a RINO.
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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2014, 09:33:01 PM »
I think it's like a sporting event to some people. They don't care what does or doesn't get passed, as long as their team wins.
To heck with that.

Some may still view it as the "sporting event" type of thing, but I'm not sure that there are that many any more.  I think that many are just clinging to their desperate hopes that there is a dimes worth of difference between the establishment of 'both' parties....

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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2014, 09:33:54 PM »
You are right as rain but unfortunately wasting your cyber breath in pointing this out to some folks here.

I don't bother much any more....  I really don't give a rat's azz what they wish to believe....

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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2014, 09:35:10 PM »
Everyone should just vote for the Democrat at this point when it comes to people like Alexander.  There isn't a lick of difference and at least it gets rid of a RINO.

I'm with you totally on that.  People like Alexander, McConnell, Cochran, et al need to be taken out, no matter how it is done.

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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2014, 09:39:38 PM »
I don't bother much any more....  I really don't give a rat's azz what they wish to believe....

I'm on exactly that same page!
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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #9 on: August 11, 2014, 10:05:06 PM »
Katzenjammer wrote above:
[[ I'm with you totally on that.  People like Alexander, McConnell, Cochran, et al need to be taken out, no matter how it is done. ]]

Jes' wonderin', but have you ever read John Ross' book?

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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2014, 10:10:45 PM »
Katzenjammer wrote above:
[[ I'm with you totally on that.  People like Alexander, McConnell, Cochran, et al need to be taken out, no matter how it is done. ]]

Jes' wonderin', but have you ever read John Ross' book?

No sir, can't say that I have.

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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2014, 10:26:25 PM »
Everyone should just vote for the Democrat at this point when it comes to people like Alexander.  There isn't a lick of difference and at least it gets rid of a RINO.
That is a bridge too far. That mindset is how we got Obama.

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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #12 on: August 11, 2014, 10:29:54 PM »
Katzenjammer wrote above:
[[ No sir, can't say that I have. ]]

Then I suggest that you do, and don't delay.
It may change the way you think about things.
It's not a short book, but I sense you will enjoy it.

It was out-of-print for a while (and used copies could cost $150+), but is again available:
http://www.amazon.com/Unintended-Consequences-John-Ross/dp/1888118040/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407810420&sr=1-1&keywords=ross+unintended+consequences

Or, you could look here:
http://tinyurl.com/klrbofk

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Re: Lamar Alexander Embraces Amnesty Again after Primary Win
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2014, 12:09:52 AM »
Katzenjammer wrote above:
[[ No sir, can't say that I have. ]]

Then I suggest that you do, and don't delay.
It may change the way you think about things.
It's not a short book, but I sense you will enjoy it.

It was out-of-print for a while (and used copies could cost $150+), but is again available:
http://www.amazon.com/Unintended-Consequences-John-Ross/dp/1888118040/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1407810420&sr=1-1&keywords=ross+unintended+consequences

Or, you could look here:
http://tinyurl.com/klrbofk


Thank You, I will add it to my list!


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