Tuesday, September 30, 2008
I love Marsha's interjection around minute 5:20 telling Rep. Moran that "this is not a partisan issue." If you haven't already, scroll down and read her explanation of her nay vote from yesterday...aka one of her many love letters to right-wing conservatives and Senator McCain.
Moran telling Marsha that they should've done "the other things they could do" this past week is pretty funny too. I'm assuming Congressman Blackburn is referring to those groundbreaking ideas of hers like eliminating the capital gains tax and "across-the-board-except-military" spending cuts.
Monday, September 29, 2008
The Wall Street Bail-out and Tennessee's House delegation...
Steve Cohen (D-09)
Jim Cooper (D-05)
Bart Gordon (D-06)
Marsha Blackburn (R-07)
David Davis (R-01)
Lincoln Davis (D-04)
Jimmy Duncan (R-02)
Zach Wamp (R-03)
I guess time will tell... Here's a glimpse at Marsha's explanation (it isn't partisan at all):
Blackburn Votes Against Bailout Provision
Congratulates Conservative Colleagues for Averting Disastrous Proposal
“I fully understand the magnitude of the problem facing us and why Congress must act decisively to prevent further erosion of our economy. While the media focus has been on Wall Street, my focus has been on Main Street."
“I commend my House Republican colleagues and Senator McCain on the work they have done over the past week to craft a common sense solution from the proposal that Secretary Paulson originally brought to the Hill. They carried the conservative banner in negotiations and saved the country from what I saw as a disastrous legislative product."
“I voted against the legislation today with a heavy heart, in full consideration of the advances my conservative colleagues won during the negotiation process. Still, the flaws of the proposal challenge my free market values. Voters in Tennessee trust me to hold fast to those values and I will not abandon them now."
Friday, September 26, 2008
Blackburn Statement on Proposed Bailout
President Bush and Secretary Paulson Should Start Over
Washington, Sep 24 - The following is a statement by Congressman Marsha Blackburn (TN-7) elaborating on her position regarding President Bush's proposed bailout of the country's financial system.
"I do not support a straight bailout of Wall Street firms funded by hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars."
"While the situation is very serious, there are better ways to address it than the plan before us. The first step is for the President and Congressional Leaders to lay out a predictable and reasonable legislative process that will yield a responsible solution."
"To infuse more private capital into the Market, I would like to have a suspension of the Capital Gains tax considered as part of any proposal. To the extent that taxpayer funds must be used, they should be offset by spending reductions in other places, and be distributed in the form of short term bridge loans. I have also proposed a 5% across the board spending cut- excepting defense and homeland security funds- that could yield over $100 billion annually."
"Finally, this is a serious crisis and Congress and the White House need to deal with it seriously. All ideas, including those I listed above, should be on the table."
What an ingenious proposal, Congressman! How many times have you suggested cutting spending on everything but the military as the solution to a problem? Are there no other ideas in the "American Conservatism for (Republican) Dumbies" book?
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
NASHVILLE, TN - The Tennessee Republican Party has some friendly advice for Barack Obama: Those “foreign automakers” who made those cars you criticized John McCain for buying? They employ hundreds of thousands of Americans across the heartland of America, including in so-called “swing states” like Ohio.
Today, Obama’s campaign released a new and very silly ad attacking John McCain, a certified American war hero, for owning three cars built by international automakers - a Honda, a Volkswagen and a Lexus. The junior senator from Illinois apparently doesn’t realize that foreign automakers like Honda, Volkswagen and Lexus-maker Toyota have major operations in the United States, employing hundreds of thousands of Americans.
“Obama should be proud that so many car makers from around the world have found that American workers are the best in the world, not criticizing someone for buying the cars they make,” Hobbs said. “The Obamacrats don’t like American jobs that would be created from more domestic oil drilling and, now, Obama doesn’t respect the jobs created by Americans building cars.”
“When Barack Obama attacks John McCain for owning a Honda, he might as well be attacking the tens of thousands of people in Ohio, Indiana and Alabama who build Honda Accords and Civics, Pilot SUVs and Ridgeline pickup trucks, - and the tens of thousands of Americans who make their living at dealerships selling Honda products,” said Hobbs.
I guess TN Republicans now need to criticize all people who prefer to "buy American." Seems like that's how their train of thought works!
...and in Marsha news!!!....
Thursday, September 18, 2008
In a campaign oddity, Blackburn emerges as a new feminist hero
When John McCain went looking for Republicans to defend his running mate against the "liberal media," Marsha Blackburn suddenly morphed into a well-coiffed Norma Rae.
This, mind you, is the Brentwood image-consultant -turned- conservative-firebrand whose feminist consciousness is so underdeveloped she wants to be called "congressman." Only six weeks ago, she voted against legislation to help stop sex discrimination in job pay.
Now she's popping up on all the cable gabfests to proudly fight for Sarah Palin—and oppressed women everywhere—as a member of the McCain-Palin Truth Squad. Blackburn is even finding much to admire about Hillary Clinton, her new role model.
It's all too much for Tennessee Democrats, who point out that conservatives like Blackburn say they support working moms but reject policies to make their lives better.
"Marsha Blackburn," says state Democratic Party spokesman Wade Munday, "is someone who has been silent on women's issues until now, who refers to herself as 'congressman' and likely relishes her quotidian stance against women's equal work for equal pay. She seems a tad bit disingenuous in her current defense of Sarah Palin. Just a tad."
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Awesome blog... I wish I could say my Marsha criticism matched... http://dumpbachmann.blogspot.com/
Anywho, here's the latest hilariousness from the racist Williamson TNGOP...
09-12-08...This week, ABC's Charles Gibson held the first post-nomination interview with Governor Sarah Palin. Staring condescendingly over his granny glasses, Gibson asked her to give her opinion of the "Bush doctrine", knowing full well that there have been 6-8 separate issues variously described as the "Bush doctrine." Gov. Palin responded with grace, intelligence, and an elaborate knowledge of foreign affairs. Gibson looked like he was wearing lipstick.
Monday, September 15, 2008
The fall campaign has begun and it will be an exciting race for our Republican candidates at all levels. The addition of Alaska Governor Sarah Palin as the Vice Presidential nominee has provided incredible momentum to the Presidential ticket. She helps provide a clear contrast with the ultra liberal Obama-Biden ticket.
After an aggressive primary, I will face a Democrat opponent this fall. Being a consistent conservative voice is a sure way to draw attacks from the Democrat attack machine. They will spend several hundred million dollars to make sure that the Democrats have control of the White House, the Senate and House. If I'm going to continue fighting for conservative values in Washington, I must be prepared to answer these attacks in a timely manner. As you know, this costs money.
During the next 45 days, I will continue to work day and night for the McCain-Palin ticket, work to be certain that Senator Alexander returns to the U.S. Senate, that we take the State House and that we hold a majority in the State Senate.
I need your help! I was forced to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in the recent Primary. It was money that I was planning on spending this fall against my Democrat opponent.
AKA...I need the money so I can filter it to other (floundering) Republican campaigns across the country (see Rep. Marilyn Musgrave).
And on a McCain-Palin-Bush-whatever note...
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
By Bartholomew Sullivan
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
At 656,424 square miles, Alaska is 15.5 times larger than Tennessee (42,169 square miles)
Alaska’s two largest cities, Anchorage and Fairbanks, are separated by 360 miles; Tennessee’s two largest cities, Nashville and Memphis, are separated by 200 miles
The distance from Alaska’s capital, Juneau, to its two largest cities is 732 miles to Fairbanks and 848 miles to Anchorage. By contrast, Tennessee’s capital city, Nashville, is the largest metropolitan area in the state and the rest of the top five- Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga and Clarksville - all are located within 200 miles of Nashville.
Despite its massive size compared to Tennessee, Alaska has far fewer miles of public paved roads than does Tennessee- 14, 441 versus 87,259.
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery: Marsha Blackburn
Thursday, September 04, 2008
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
Are you serious, Congressman? I mean seriously serious? Because I don't think you can be serious by saying that. So I'm going to conclude that you aren't being serious.
The world attacks conservative women? To quote one of their own...
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
Life Equity gives women a step-by-step plan for using the powerful and valuable skills they already have to change their own lives and enrich their world.
They are experienced, smart, and effective. They have a wealth of wisdom and influence to offer and are America's richest resource. They are women. But today too many of those women view their lives and futures with a growing sense of frustration or ambivalence. At a time in which there are more opportunities for women at every level and in every realm of American life than ever before, many women wrestle with paralyzing doubt about what they can and should be doing. Congressman Marsha Blackburn exposes these fears and misconceptions and lays out a compelling corrective case for empowerment and action. Blackburn helps women of all ages discover a hidden or forgotten truth: the life they've led has prepared them for the life they dream of.
240 pages, published by Thomas Nelson, due out December 2008. Sounds like it'll be a funny book filled with the kind of stuff in Hallmark cards!