Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Incompetence Run Amok In Republican Primary

I just got through watching Congressman Ford on the Imus in the Morning program (great as always). And during his appearance, the Congressman mentioned how his Republican opponents recently suggested that the war in Iraq really wasn't an important issue to the voters in Tennessee.

Yep, it may be heard to believe (or actually not coming from these guys), but they actually said that.

Bob Corker said, "You really don't hear so much about the war in Iraq -- it's actually surprising," said Corker. "You all (in the media) are asking about that issue. It's just not an issue that comes up a great deal on the campaign trail."

And sure enough, his fellow two "public opinion experts", who also are vying for the U.S. Senate, foolishly agreed with that notion.

Congressman Ford had it right when he said, "The war in Iraq has cost $400 billion, we've lost 2,500 soldiers." "I don't know what world my Republican opponents are living in if they don't believe the war in Iraq is an important issue to people across this state."

Statements like these just show how incompetent these guys are. Iraq is the number one issue not only on the minds of voters in Tennessee, but voters all over the nation.

For Bob Corker, Van Hilleary, and Ed Bryant to try and dismiss the issue simply because it is not good for them politically, just shows how pathetic these guys are. All of them are unfit to lead.

Knowing that we have already heard them say this, along with the fact that they do not believe global warming is real, it wouldn't surprise me one bit if the next thing we hear from the Republican candidates is that gas prices really aren't that high. That would fall within the same lines of insanity as their past statements.

I absolutely can't wait until the Republican choose their nominee and debate Congressman Ford. I look forward to any of them trying to publicly defend these outlandish statements they have been making.

The choice in the election is going to be easy for voters...really easy.

People are ready for a new generation of leadership, not more incompetence. That is why Harold Ford Jr. will be our next U.S. Senator!

191 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!