Throw Out Haslam Too - And Response

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Re: Roy Exum New Year's Day article:

Here, here. and well-spoken, Roy. I am now seeing signs in neighborhood yards proclaiming "No Lamar" or "Anybody but Lamar". I am reasonably sure that these yards are owned by tea-partiers, but, though I am exactly opposite them on the political spectrum, I am in hearty agreement. There are no aisles in my neighborhood, but there sure are fences that I think we can work across. 

But Lamar is only one Plutocrat that I would like to see go. You rightly included the Hon. Fleishmann, but I would also have thrown in the Hon. Bill Haslam, who apparently is trying to pull a "Mitch McConnell" course of inaction by refusing to allow Tennessee's poorest citizens access to any medical care as well as the money and job creation that Medicaid expansion would provide. I call it the "Plutocratic pout". 

It continues to amaze me that Tennesseeans and the Southeast in general continue to vote against their own interests. But maybe we're seeing a sea change coming: though it has been ages since I have voted for a Republican (the three above included), I would readily support Weston Wamp for any office in this state.

David Crisman 

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I have read two articles recently that portrayed Lamar Alexander's concern about the effects of the "Affordable Care Act" on Tennesseans.  If Senator Alexander is so concerned about his constituents, where was he when he had the opportunity to cast a vote for the de-funding of this horrendous bill?   

As Bill O'Reilly publicly stated, Tennesseans need to take notice of Senator Alexander's voting record when he is up for re-election. If we continue to allow our representatives to say one thing and then do the opposite, we deserve what we get. 

Cynthia Patterson
Chattanooga


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