How Is Corker Different Than Trump? - And Response

Friday, August 18, 2017
Corker has voted with Trump 90 percent of the time. It's difficult to see how Corker will play the maverick card with a straight face, but he'll try and succeed with those who believe politicians regardless of the facts.
 
Though it does give one pause. If Trump hadn't been called out on so many positions, does anyone believe Corker would be grandstanding now? What's the old saw about rats and sinking ships?
 
Stephen Greenfield
 
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It always gives me great pleasure to have occasion to say good words about my Senator, Bob Corker.
  He is the reason I voted on the Republican ballot for a second time for president, the first being for Eisenhower.  All the rest were Democrats and I have never missed a vote since my first.  (President Roosevelt taught me about Democrats before I knew there was another party and what parties were for anyway.  I am not sure I yet know.  I do know that the Republican Party of today is closer to the Democratic Party of years past represented by Roosevelt.)
 
That second Republican vote for president was painful:  two liars, one a self-promoting political fixture from Little Rock with the lives of our ambassador and several military and other innocents at Bengazi on her hands as Secretary of State; and the other a self-proclaimed rich and powerful businessman with less-than-questionable moral, social, and business ethics following him around the globe.  I did the best I could by concluding that the unknown would be better than what I knew for several years to be fact.
 
Senator Corker is home-grown:  the kind that we in the South understand, relate to, and appreciate. It has to do with honesty, truth, temperance, responsibility, dedication, competence, and professionalism in his conduct in life and performance of his duties in government, and as a neighbor.  It pains me that some candidates for Senator Corker's position in the Senate are out early this morning blowing off steam that will not resonate with those who, like myself, have watched Senator Corker's work whether on the Senate floor negotiating positions for this country concerning our relations with other countries on matters pertinent to our cooperative relationships, security, or other endeavors, or personally lending aid to the suffering and dying in Africa or to women and girls being sexually abused or sold into slavery wherever it exists on our planet.  Like myself, we also have had opportunity to witness those naysayers' contributions to local, state, and/or federal politics as another election draws near.
 
My support for Senator Corker is unwavering.  And he knows from all of my e-mails that I am watching everything on C-Span 1, 2, and 3 like the lighthouse that never sleeps.  I love my government and my country and as long as I have something worthwhile to contribute, being bashful will not silence me.
 
Charlotte Parton
Chattanooga


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