Friday, April 07, 2006

Pull the plug on "Part Deux"

On April 5 Bob Corker's Senate campaign announced the release of "Part Two" of his "Blueprint for Tennessee."
I recall a few years settling in to watch my rented copy of the movie "Hot Shots! Part Deux." I thought the first "Hot Shots!" movie was funny, although lacking in any redeeming intellectual or social value. It took real life political characters and put them in ridiculously unbelievable settings and situations. I figured the sequel would be no dumber than the first.
I was wrong.
Corker's first version of his "Blueprint for Tennessee" made me laugh, while lacking in any redeeming intellectual or social value. It attempted to put Corker in a different, more thoughtful light. Knowing something of his record I found it all to be a rather ridiculously unbelievable stretch. In it Corker outlined four principles that he claims are his guiding lights: job growth, smaller government, security, family values. What's so comical about the first "Blueprint" is the fact that each of the four principles totally collide (I mean major train wreck) with the reality of Corker's record.
You remember Corker's record...
- he was one of the principal architects of the Sundquist budget fiascos that prompted that Governor to push for a state income tax
- he was in the Sundquist inner circle hanging with some of the other Sundquist knuckleheads who partied with state dollars and state contracts like it was 1999
- he was Mayor of Chattanooga when the city's unemployment rate went up
- he was the Mayor who raised his salary at the same time he raised local taxes
- he was the Mayor who refused to fund critical 911 emergency positions
- he was the Mayor who pissed away millions in federal $$ to support the city's 911 emergency system
- he was Mayor when the city's long term debt increased by millions of dollars
- and more recently he was candidate who supported Bush's giveaway of our major seaports to foreign interests.
I could go on, but my point's been made.
In this week's unveiling of "Part Deux" of the "Blueprint," Corker's states that he plans to take his proven approach to controlling spending and managing tax dollars to Washington.
Washington is already crowded with politicians who got there on the promise to control spending, only to become clones of the idiots who are breaking the bank and mortgaging our nation. With Corker's record as a point of reference, we can already see past the promises toward an ugly reality.
At some point in the "Hot Shots!" escapade, someone in Hollywood got smart and pulled the plug on any more sequels.
Someone in Tennessee needs to advise Corker to do the same.

3 Comments:

Blogger Sean Braisted said...

Mike, just out of curiosity, why has Corker, out of all three Republican candidates, been the main target of Tennessee Democrats? Maybe there is some stuff that happened that I don't know about, but if I had to choose between Corker and Bryant or Hilleary, I would think it would be a no brainer for Corker.

3:27 PM  
Blogger tennessee political pulse said...

can't speak for other tn democrats...but I fundamentally have a problem with a political candidate who is not true to his stripes...bryant and hilleary are unabashed right wingers, corker wears the mask when he wants a treat...that I have a problem with

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