Republicans: Are You Listening?

As someone whose first vote was for Ronald Reagan in 1980, I can honestly say that I have consistently sought after the most conservative candidate I could find, but all too often I found myself voting for the lesser of two evils. But in 2009 the political landscape changed. When the Republicans could only muster up a miserable option by the name of John McCain to run against a socialist-Marxist by the name of Barack Obama, tens of millions of grassroots Americans said enough is enough. The Read more [...]

Lamar: Don’t Tread on US

The Chattanoogan.com website is a great place to read what's on the minds of people in the community so I frequently peruse its Opinion page. This week I read an interesting piece that was chiding grassroots citizens for their "less than civil" activities when they held a "No Amnesty" Rally at a Lamar Alexander event in Chattanooga. First, let me say I was at the Rally of grassroots citizens who gathered peacefully outside the Rib & Loin Restaurant at 4:30 Tuesday afternoon with signs, banners Read more [...]

Picking a Fight with Mike Huckabee – Vote for Carr!

If you’re a Conservative, Mike Huckabee wants to fight you. Yep, if you consider yourself a bonafide conservative then tough guy and former Governor Mike Huckabee has challenged you to a duel.  No not literally, at least I don’t think so.  But he did come out this week with a challenge. In what is now becoming a routine intervention every couple years by Mike Huckabee into Tennessee politics, the former Governor turned entertainer has plastered his face and voice across the Tennessee airwaves, Read more [...]

What Eric Cantor’s devastating loss means to Tennessee and YOU… and Lamar!

Republican House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's devastating loss this week by little known University Professor Dave Brat sent shockwaves throughout the nation. Democrats and Republicans alike were taken back by such an upset.  No doubt pundits will dissect and analyze this phenomena for weeks to come. But what does an election in a congressional district hundreds of miles away from Tennessee mean to you and me? Are there any lessons for us to learn here in Chattanooga and across the Volunteer Read more [...]