Friday, June 16, 2006

1994 Corker Vs. 2006 Corker: Term Limits Flip Flop

Once again folks, we have uncovered another flip flop from Bob (The Fraud) Corker.

This time the flip flop comes on the issue of term limits for members of Congress.

Back in 1994, Corker said the following of term limits:

  • “Term limits are the only way we can make the Senate a body run for the people and by the people.” -- Bob Corker, Knoxville News Sentinel, 05/19/94

  • “GOP U.S. Senate hopeful Bob Corker called for congressional term limits Tuesday, saying ''milk that sits in the refrigerator too long starts to take on the smell of everything around it.'' -- Commercial Appeal, 07/27/94

  • “He [Corker] said he supports term limits, truth in budgeting, the line-item veto and a balanced budget amendment.” -- Associated Press, 05/18/94

  • “Corker also said he is for line-item veto, a balanced budget amendment, term limits, "truth-in-budgeting" and cutting government spending. He said he would not accept money from PACs." -- Commercial Appeal, 05/19/94

Flash forward to 2006 and Corker says:

  • "Finally, Corker said he opposes term limits for U.S. congressmen in part because “the ballot box” was available to voters to end the political terms of elected officials." -- The Greeneville Sun, 06/13/06

What is with the change of heart Bob? The only thing that has changed in the past twelve years that could have influenced your mind would be Congressional pay, which has skyrocketed. There would be no other reason to flip flop on an issue like this.

However, it goes right in line with you character, as you have flip flopped on nearly every issue since you first ran for the U.S. Senate back in 1994.

Just another tale of the Two Bobs!

More: When is Bob Corker going to come clean about the hiring of illegal immigrants back in the 1980s? Up till this point, all he has done is tried to cover up the facts and lie about the issue.

Nevertheless, he still tries to talk tough about illegal immigration on television, which is pathetic.

I am sorry, but if you hire illegal immigrants to work for your company, then turn around and act as though you are tough on illegal immigration, you are nothing but a fraud.

However, we already knew that about Bob.

It is time for Bob to come clean and be honest with the people of Tennessee!

163 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!