Friday, April 07, 2006

The Silent Trio: Why Won't Bryant, Hilleary, and Corker Talk About The Issues?

Way back in November of last year, I wrote the following, "Would it kill the Republicans in the U.S. Senate race to ever talk about the real issues that face Tennessee and our nation?

I mean come on!

Every single day it is the same thing coming from the Republican candidates and their respective blogs: Attacks, misleadings, and debate over non-issues."

Well folks, we are now in 2006 and my observation of the Republican candidates running for the U.S. Senate here in Tennessee remains the same.

Instead of talking about the pressing issues that face our state and nation, they would rather talk about silly straw polls or issue attacks on Congressman Ford.

That is in stark contrast with Congressman Ford who is the issues candidate.

Whether it is defending America at all costs, fighting to restore fiscal sanity to Washington, standing up for the 118th Air Lift Wing, or challenging our nation to become independent of foreign oil, Congressman Ford has done it all.

On the other hand, the Republicans have been AWOL on all fronts.

The Republicans know they are in trouble. They realize they have no new ideas or solutions to put forth in this race. That is why they are being mum on the real issues of the day and resorting to nasty attacks and lies on Congressman Ford.

However, those tactics will not stand in this election.

Tennesseans are fed up with the Republicans, their tactics, and their failed policies.

Harold Ford Jr. represents a fresh start and change from the failures of the Republicans. That is why he will become our next U.S. Senator come this November!

93 Days

Days of Congressional Inaction on Ethics

Above is the number of days that have passed since Jack Abramoff pleaded guilty to bribing Congressman.

It is also the number of days in which Congress has failed to pass an ethics reform bill that would limit private travel, ski and golf junkets, and would call for a full disclosure of expenses by lobbyists on members of Congress.

It is time for Congress to step up and pass an ethics reform bill that would do all of the above. In addition, it is time to end the pork barrel spending system as we know it and establish an independent ethics commission that would review ethics complaints against members of Congress.

I am proud Congressman Harold Ford Jr. is fighting for that reform!

Read Congressman Ford's call for reform of the House rules here!