Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Corker Blogger To Dissatisfied Conservative: You Are a "Poor, Misguided Soul"

Volunteer Voters had a post yesterday afternoon slamming Nathan Moore and Blogging for Corker's response to my post pointing out Rob Huddleston's dissatisfaction with Bob Corker:

"It seems to me that Nathan Moore needs a few lessons on how to win friends and influence people.

His remarks on comments that Rob Huddleston, Bryant supporter, made about Nathan's man, Bob Corker on Red State:

The right thing to do now is to either support the winner, or to take a leave of absence from the race. The wrong answer is to provide supporters of Harold Ford, Jr. ammunition to divide the party.

If you are a Republican, and will not actively support Bob Corker, the next question is whether you want Harold Ford as your next senator or not. A hint - the correct answer isn’t “I dunno” or “I’m voting independent”.

A lecture? You really think talking about your position as "right" and "correct" is gonna bank some love with Huddle House and other movement conservatives? I thinks not.

You win over people by showing understanding. You bring them in by praising their efforts and passion for their candidate.

What you don't do is tell them what they are supposed to do. Most Republican conservatives are going to vote for Corker. We all know this.

Independent conservatives and others remain to be seen but those hooked in with the party will vote for Corker. How ethusiastic they are about it depend on the actions of people like Moore."

"What Nathan might have done is show some understanding for Huddleston and strike back at the Ford Blogger. Instead his post sorta of amounts to piling on.

This is not the way to get Bryant supporters to join your blog, Nate Dogg."

To make matters worse, on his blog, Blogging for Corker, Nathan Moore said the following about Huddleston:

Rob’s a poor, misguided soul who has taken the election loss of Ed Bryant rather hard. There’s no need to exploit him.

Wow, some pretty harsh words for someone, who is Rob's case, was just telling the truth about Corker's record. ("Ford's campaign has enough dirt on Corker to bury him. Plus, with most conservatives unsatisfied with Corker's pro-abortion past, history of raising taxes, and blatent success at buying the primary, many of them are not going to support this candidate.")

Unity? Puhleeeeeeeeeeasssssssssseeeee!

219 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!