RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!!
Jesus H. Christ on a pogo stick, what person with a fighting chance at a triple-digit IQ would believe this nonsense?
Ball, of course, was ready with a response, about which I will comment afterwards:
"Sen. Lamar Alexander has voted with President Barack Obama 62 percent of the time. I have voted with him 0 percent of the time."U.S. Senate Candidate Gordon Ball said after learning that the TNGOP had launched a website and video attacking him as 'another vote for Obama.' "I have said consistently that Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell and Lamar Alexander should be replaced. If we want to change Washington, we have to change the people in Washington.
"The bottom line is that in the primary I was painted as far right and now in the general, the partisan attack is that I'm a liberal," Ball said. "It's apparent I fall in the middle in the same mold as Ned Ray McWherter and Phil Bredesen."
"As the Knoxville News Sentinel's Tom Humphrey wrote on his website, they are concerned enough about our campaign to take the time, energy and money to come after me," Ball added. "I find it to be encouraging and energizing as we reach out to Tennesseans who are tired of career politicians like Alexander. We must be doing something right." The facts speak for themselves, Ball has sued health insurance companies over their refusal to compete with each other which causes health care costs to be higher. Ball is a gun owner and pro second amendment. He has said across the state that everyone is pro-life, but that voting no on Amendment 1 allows women to make their health decisions."Women's healthcare should not be dictated by the government and elected officials," Ball said. Alexander will vote to allow the Tennessee legislature to make those decisions for women.
Ball, who has been campaigning this past week in Memphis and upper east Tennessee will be in Nashville this week for the Tennesseans Against Common Core rally as well as hosting a breakfast for the executive committee that represents the Tennessee Democratic Party across the state.
I support Ball because he is not a panderer, as the once-moderate Alexander has become to the Tea Partiers. I also, as I noted earlier this year, do NOT want to see the Senator Bill Haslam, Governor Ron Ramsey scenario take place.
I DO wish, however, that he would work on his messaging. One reason that Democrats have problems with their messaging throughout the South is that they run away from who they really are. I REALLY WANT Democrats to be everything that the GOP says we are, because we are correct in how we view this country and what it should stand for, and they haven't had a clue what America is supposed to stand for since Ike left office.
Embrace the right-wingers' hatred and turn it against them. Ask people in rural areas how voting for the GOP has worked for THEM. Make them take RESPONSIBILITY for their votes and see if they don't realize that they have made poor choices. Then, if they can't figure it out, they DESERVE whatever comes to them.
The problem is, of course, that they will take people like you and I down with them if too many of them fail to realize what the GOP has done. That doesn't mean we should not try. Ladies and Gentlemen, it's not 1992 any more and what worked then will not work now. We need to stand up, be loud and be proud that we stand for the good things in life and not for selfishness, for common working people and not for Wall Street and union-busters. We need to be who WE ARE, DEMOCRATS.