Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Ed Bryant To Bob Corker: You Have No Cojones and You Can't Beat Harold Ford Jr.

In the closing days of this primary election, the civility between the Republicans just keeps getting worse.

Just the other day, Ed Bryant said the following about Bob Corker: "Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Ed Bryant today questioned the electability of primary opponent Bob Corker over the expected Democratic nominee Harold Ford Jr., saying that Mr. Corker has liabilities with his record on taxes, abortion and immigration and would be unable to present a strong challenge to Rep. Ford.

“We cannot have a neutered Republican,” Mr. Bryant, a former congressman, told the Pachyderm Club, a local Republican Party organization."

And they say we are the ones lowering the civility in this race? Ha!

I guess that is just the "statesmen" in Ed coming out.

Keep it up guys!

190 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!