“If Lamar Alexander is voting with Barack Hussein Obama 62 percent of the time, he’s voting against Tennesseans 62 percent of the time,” state Rep. Joe Carr told a Nashville radio station last week. You’ll be surprised to know that Carr left a bit of context out of his comments in his primary challenge to the Volunteer State’s senior senator.
Carr’s remarks suggest that all votes “with” Obama are bad votes, for Tennessee and for the country. But that means Carr should be aiming his fire at virtually all of the GOP senators in the country, not just Alexander.
While Alexander voted with Obama 62 percent of the time in 2012 and 63 percent in 2011, according to CQ’s rating system, his record isn’t all that far off from many senators considered conservative heroes. Full story