by Tona Monroe
While Tennessee has two Republican Senators, neither is particularly known for being a principled conservative. Senator Bob Corker quickly earned the nickname “Bailout Bob” after voting for the TARP bailout and the list of his unconstitutional votes is a mile long. Yet, a recent article would have the public believe that Tennessee Tea Partiers are actually supporting Corker in 2012.
The article only quotes one Tea Party member that actually supports Bob Corker, and that is Mark Skoda a Memphis Tea Party leader and radio talk show host. The article quotes two people that are strongly against Corker, one identified as a Tea Party activist and the other a Redstate blogger. It also quotes talk show host Steve Gill saying he doesn’t understand why the Tea Party is against Bob.
If the article is trying to establish that Tea Partiers are changing from an unfavorable to favorable view of Bob Corker, then why does the author only quote one for Corker, two against and one saying he doesn’t understand why Tea Partiers do not like Corker? Notice that the two speaking favorably of Bob Corker are the ones with the microphones.
Steve Gill is an establishment Republican that was appointed to a White House fellowhip by President George H. W. Bush and the author of a 2007 book discussing how Fred Thompson could have impacted the 2008 Presidential Race. Fred Thompson is a former status quo globalist Senator from Tennessee and member of the CFR.
Mark Skoda is neocon that is politically posturing through the Tea Party to become an establishment Republican. He is a Teacon, which is a neocon that presents his or herself as being fed up with reckless establishment politics, but actively works to maintain it as long as it’s Republican. He displays a video on his homepage of neocon Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, whose voting record is anything but constitutional, congratulating him on his radio station.Details