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What An Arrogant Thing Bob Corker Did. Shame on Him.

The old white guys in the Senate always try to stop women and minority conservatives from joining the institution.

Bob Corker has decided that Marsha Blackburn should not be in the Senate. The result is Corker now trying to sabotage her bid. He is telling people that she cannot win and has media and party allies doing the same.

According to Corker, only Corker can win the Senate. This is ridiculous.

Time and time again, the GOP old white guy establishment does its best to shut out the women and minority conservatives who would expose the old white guys as the moderate and liberal Republicans they are.

Blackburn is heads and tails better than Corker and would be a viable candidate, but Corker is trying to sabotage her. Shame on him.

“Anyone who thinks Marsha Blackburn can’t win a general election is just a plain sexist pig,” Blackburn campaign spokeswoman Andrea Bozek said in a phone interview with The Washington Post. Erick, um...is this quote what you refer to?

Sorry guys. No idea why the body of the post disappeared.

Cool. Bredesen is only up on Blackburn 47-45, a statistical tie. For Corker to undercut her chances sounds very "I alone can fix". Very Trumpian. Alert the adult daycare!

He is just part of the mindless establishment. He is a never Trumper. This is the same thinking that cost the Alabama senate seat. In the 2010, and 2012 Republicans lost seats they could have won, but the establishment did not want a conservative. win. With people like Corker, more debt and more caving.

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Did Corker actually say anything to indicate that his opposition to Blackburn has anything to do with her being a woman, or is this "arrogant, sexist" claim just a version of the Left's "racist" claims? You say "Time and time again, the GOP old white guy establishment does its best to shut out the women and minority conservatives who would expose the old white guys as the moderate and liberal Republicans they are." but all I see is a person, who happens to be a white male of a certain age, expressing his opposition to another candidate. I don't see a single word that makes this linked to his age, his gender or his color. Going after Corker because of his age, color or sex is no different than what you are claiming he is doing, which is opposing Blackburn because of her gender. It's just more Identity Politics.

Its not as much about gender or minority as it is about establishment politics. The old guard congressmen get elected to line their pockets and make money for their backers. That is all. Anyone who disrupts that endeavor or exposed the horrific kickbacks is unwelcome to the Grand Old Politburo.

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I believe Corker is strictly politics as usual--no going forward or correcting with this individual. He is a classic example why we need term limits.

The late grand dame of Conservatism, Phyllis Schafly wrote a great piece n 2015, about the GOP and why they hate Trump and Conservatives. If the video starts, scroll to the bottom of the article to stop. This was the only copy I could find.

I don't think conservatives should respond to criticism of female conservative candidates or their campaigns by playing the race or gender card. Let's leave that sort of thing to the liberals. Why don't we assume that Corker has perfectly logical reasons why he feels that Marsha can't win (e.g. she's too conservative) to which we should respond with perfectly logical reasons why he's wrong. Conservatives shouldn't join liberals in lowering the quality of political debate in this country.

I quit caring what Bob Corker thinks after he decided he knew more about treaties than the Constitution did. Marsha is probably going to have to primary him to get him out of the way to beat Phil Bredesen, but she will. The Democrat machine is bringing up polls that say Bredesen is ahead of Blackburn, and the Corker supporters are saying he has a better chance of beating Bredesen, but that just shows that he is a weak candidate and is vulnerable to a Democrat in a Republican state. That is nothing I would want to brag about when considering trying to hold on to a senate seat. The only thing that can get Corker to defend his seat is that the Democrats do their usual crossing over in the primary to give Corker the challenge, instead of allowing Blackburn to fight for the win in the general election. And that is the Thad Cochran way of doing things. corker will just go more to the left if he wins, but Bredesen can beat him to a pulp. Corker should just let his retirement start on schedule and quit giving gifts to Democrats.

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I have an idea! Why don't conservatives make ending open primaries a serious goal so we stop liberal mischief making in Republican primaries? Why do we put up with this nonsense election after election?

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So is there a reason that Blackburn being a woman matters because talking about how the old white guys are always trying "to stop women and minorities" is something I'd more expect to hear from a liberal obsessed with identity-politics.

Don't worry. corker couldn't be elected dog catcher in Tennessee now. We may be deplorables, but we ain't stupid. He couldn't beat Marsha in the primary let alone a full vote.

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What we see in the Congress of the elderly corrupt Establishmentarians crushing the younger more ideologically driven Conservatives is actually a microcosm of what's going on in the states where hundreds of thousands of elderly racists who are four decades past their sell-by dates march to the polls in lock-step to try to vote the 50's back. They're constantly reaching back a generation when we need to get newer, more fresh faces and ideas, and simply turf out the votes of younger, more firebrand conservatives and their candidates in the primaries. This dynamic isn't going to change until people born after the Vietnam War start to make up the majority of Republican primary voters. Only then will Chris McDaniel find enough votes in Mississippi to beat Thad Cochran.

I think this has little to do with sexism, and more to do with McConnell and Company doing what they always do... protecting the incumbency of the inner circle. Quite honestly, I don't think there's a significant difference between the two to begin with.

It's good that Corker is leaving. Good riddance.

myeh. Corker would go down in the race against Bredesen. So would Blackburn. Maybe try someone else.

Why is there no context to this piece? No explanation of what Corker did?

I would love to agree with you, but Democrats do love to crossover vote in open primaries to get the right person to beat. Trump is the only example I can think of where it backfired on them. Corker likely thought he had a chance in getting the nod for governor, and that fell through. Corker got elected because he looked slightly better than a Ford from Memphis. Now, I imagine he looks even less slightly better.

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