Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, our just reelected Tennessee Senator said this:
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) said Sunday that he’s “beginning to believe” that falling in line with President Obama’s call to raise taxes on the wealthiest Americans, then shifting the focus to reforming entitlements “is the best route for us to take” on the “fiscal cliff.”
“There is a growing group of folks that are looking at this and realizing that we don’t have a lot of cards on the tax issue before year end,” Corker said on “Fox News Sunday.” He continued: “A lot of people are putting forth a theory, and I actually think it has merit, where you go ahead give the president the two percent increase that he is talking about — the rate increase on the top two percent — and all of a sudden the shift goes back to entitlements.”
Corker must be feeling pretty cocky since he won so overwhelmingly Nov. 6. Senator, you only won so easily because no one knew your opponent and those that did realized he was too radical for either Democrats or Republicans. Sadly, he won Shelby County and won Midtown, which only shows how difficult our battle is here. Anyway, Corker makes a huge mistake in assuming Republicans in this state, unlike him, have left their principles at the border.
The fact that Corker agreed to appear with Chuck Schumer, a vile foe of the GOP who wants nothing more than our annihilation, in a conciliatory manner is alarming. If you want to appear with that New York charlatan go armed for battle. He does. In the past year Corker has decided he will lead the battalion waving the white flag and has done so on every Sunday show he could snag.
Then to agree with Obama on taxes is to open the lamb pen to the lion. It starts off as taxes on the very wealthy, then the Democrats move the goal post again and again until they can get the bulk of the middle class in there. For that is where the real revenue is for the government. They know and we know that there just aren’t enough wealthy people out there to fund their unending appetite for redistribution of wealth. Corker is a fool to believe that.
He’s a sucker and a dimwit if he doesn’t take a look at recent history. Reagan believed he had cut a deal with the Democrats in raising taxes. They agreed to cut $3 in spending for every new dollar of taxes. Never happened. Even the Gipper was snookered. George H.W. Bush believed the Democrats when he broke his read my lips pledge. Those cuts never happened either and he lost the election. Sen. Corker, what more evidence do you need of Democrat duplicity? By the way, you’re lucky you got to hold any office with that super whiny voice of yours. Keep your mouth shut and people might forget about it.
Corker did us no favors in his fiscal cliff dive. I don’t know what air they breathe in the Senate, but it must be filtered through liberal vents because they think differently there than in the House or in our state. It leads to this kind of mistaken view of the electorate.
What Republicans need now – and all Americans though they don’t know it – is a ruthless, outspoken Republican leader to step forward and challenge every move Obama makes. The person also needs to snare the media and get the spotlight, perhaps by a dramatic speech or emotional event. Then he needs to go after the media to keep them from shaping his remarks.
It doesn’t seem like it would be that hard. As Osama Bin Laden said, people will always choose a strong horse over a weak one. Saddle up, boys.