Tennessee US Senate 2018

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Post by RVInit » Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:41 pm

:pray: Sounds good so far. Keeping my fingers crossed, too. Blackburn is whackadoodle, for sure.


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:12 pm

Looking for my surfboard to ride the blue wave!


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Post by Turtle » Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:39 pm

Blackburn is trying to run on tax reform and that's not gonna work. Bredesen brought jobs to TN and will win if he runs on that.



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Post by NotaPerson » Thu May 03, 2018 1:18 pm

Sounds like Corker has pretty much endorsed Bredesen! :-D
Republicans are increasingly unnerved by the rift between retiring Sen. Bob Corker and Marsha Blackburn, the GOP congresswoman vying to replace him, saying it could cost them a must-win seat in Tennessee.

The duo’s chilly relationship has spilled into the open after Corker praised Blackburn’s Democratic opponent and refused to even utter her name in multiple media appearances this spring. The retiring senator’s remarks have boosted former Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen and agitated Blackburn’s supporters, who want Corker to help heal the state party, not inflame its divisions.
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.....Recent public and private polls show Bredesen leading Blackburn, a staunch ally of President Donald Trump, in a state that went for Trump by 26 points in 2016. Supporters argue that there’s still plenty of time for her to catch up before November and that she has backing from the vast majority of the state’s Republican officials.

But Republicans in Washington and Tennessee worry that Corker’s Bredesen-friendly comments amount to a tacit permission for pragmatic-minded GOP voters to cross the aisle. They want Corker to go to bat for Blackburn or sit out the contest entirely.
https://www.politico.com/story/2018/05/ ... ans-565945


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Post by Tiredretiredlawyer » Thu May 03, 2018 1:31 pm

Can't figure Corker out other than he is greedy (his vote on Tax Scam) and mercurial.


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Post by RVInit » Thu May 03, 2018 1:45 pm

I could be wrong about Corker but he seems to be a complete rwnj when it comes to actual policy positions, but doesn't actually believe in destroying the rule of law and openly calling the media the enemy. The issues that some of these Republicans like Corker and Flake seem to be having with Trump do not appear to extend to policy so much as to Trump's personal behavior - tweeting, constant lying about things big and small, attacking the FBI. I'm not saying they aren't liars themselves, but they at least seem to have the sense to avoid saying anything whenever they can so that they aren't lying 9 times every single day to a microphone where it's going to be put on the news.

His supporters, on the other hand, are all in for all of it. They love his policies and they love his out of control tweeting, lying, and destroying the rule of law, too.


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Post by Turtle » Tue May 29, 2018 8:50 pm

RVInit wrote:
Thu May 03, 2018 1:45 pm
I could be wrong about Corker but he seems to be a complete rwnj when it comes to actual policy positions, but doesn't actually believe in destroying the rule of law and openly calling the media the enemy. The issues that some of these Republicans like Corker and Flake seem to be having with Trump do not appear to extend to policy so much as to Trump's personal behavior - tweeting, constant lying about things big and small, attacking the FBI. I'm not saying they aren't liars themselves, but they at least seem to have the sense to avoid saying anything whenever they can so that they aren't lying 9 times every single day to a microphone where it's going to be put on the news.

His supporters, on the other hand, are all in for all of it. They love his policies and they love his out of control tweeting, lying, and destroying the rule of law, too.
Corker is closer to a Chamber of Commerce Republican than a RWNJ. He usually votes with the party, but will break from conservatives on some economic issues. A US Senate race in TN is much different from a lot of the other races. Corker can't win Nashville and Memphis on red meat, he needs to run on his relationships with industry and how he can use that to bring jobs to TN. But when he goes in to the town halls of the smaller cities, they all want to know is he with Trump or against Trump. That's all they care about, and every statement or action is measured by that standard. And that is why he is leaving.

Now here comes Marsha Blackburn trying to run on red meat, and Bredesen is polling ahead of her, way ahead with women. She is running on Trump, who is there right now "helping" her campaign:




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Post by Addie » Tue May 29, 2018 10:33 pm

Enjoy the cray cray.



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Post by Addie » Wed May 30, 2018 12:02 pm

CNN
The 45 most astonishing lines from Donald Trump's Nashville speech ...
13. "Who is he? I never heard of this guy. Who is he?"

Trump is referring to Phil Bredesen, Blackburn's likely opponent in the fall Senate election. And Bredesen is a former two-term governor and two-term mayor of Nashville. So ...
22. "Phil Bredesen supported her. He supported her ideas. Border wall. We have already started doing it."

I didn't edit this or splice sentences together. This is exactly what Trump said. He went from attacking Bredesen to saying the words "border wall." Just like that. [looks around in amazement]
27. "Our laws are the worst laws of any country anywhere in the world."

... said the President of the United States.
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The Star: Minute by minute: Trump’s wildly dishonest rally speech in Nashville


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Post by RoadScholar » Wed May 30, 2018 12:51 pm

Well, crime families don’t appreciate laws in general.


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Post by Turtle » Tue Jun 05, 2018 1:45 am

This ad was running today on local stations:




Don't see the Blackburn ad online yet, but the current one is about crimes committed by illegal immigrants. But not too long ago she was running 30-second versions of this:




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