Tuesday, August 08, 2006

No Blogging For Corker For Rob Huddleston

I found the following comment left by former Ed Bryant blogger, Rob Huddleston, very telling about how many Republicans across the state are feeling about Bob Corker:

"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.

It's a sad outcome, but, as one conservative radio host spoke on Election Night, Tennessee's Republicans just might get what they deserve for being duped this time in the form of a Ford in the Senate.

My hope is that Santorum, Talent, Steele, and Bouchard continue to rise in the polls so that our failures as conservatives here in Tennessee don't cost the Republicans their majority status."

Rob is right--Bob Corker's record is enough to bury him in this election.

Whether it be his history of raising taxes, being soft on security, being opposed to the minimum wage, hiring illegal workers, emergency failures, lavish spending and fraud, his ties to Big Oil or his long list of character flaws--the people of Tennessee will see Bob Corker is unfit to be our next U.S. Senator.

For once, I can honestly say I agree with you Rob.

More: Steve Gill questions the Republicans "unity". He notes that unity "is something that is easier said than done."

218 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!