Collateral Success of Carr vs Alexander Tennessee Race

Patriots, it is frustrating and painful when a good man of the people candidate like Joe Carr loses to a lying Washington machine betrayer of the people like Lamar Alexander. The fact that Lamar Alexander voted for Obama's agenda 62% of the time is all you need to know about him.

My Conservative Campaign Committee team and I were boots on the ground in Tennessee, driving all over the state participating in rallies and other events for Joe Carr. We felt the pulse of the people and there was excitement and enthusiasm for Joe. http://bit.ly/1v6ifpE

At one of the Joe Carr rallies we attended, a local Carr supporter bent my ear big time, expressing his frustration with the fact that Carr did not run tons of radio ads much earlier in the campaign; missing an opportunity to win over early voters.

I tried to explain to the frustrated Joe Carr fan that his campaign simply did not have funds to run tons of radio ads. Lamar Alexander's war-chest was $7 million dollars provided by DC power brokers. Grassroots efforts raised $1.3 million for Joe Carr.

But there were several bright spots. Joe Carr received 41% of the vote. Carr would have probably won if we had enough money to really get his message out to Tennessee voters. Thanks to the efforts of Rep. Joe Carr, Tennessee enacted the toughest illegal immigration laws in the country. Carr was eager to get to DC to help Ted Cruz, Mike Lee and our conservative troops on the front-line in the battle to stop Obama's fundamental transformation of our great nation.

What Republican would have voted for Lamar had they known that he voted to fund Obamacare. He voted for the Gang of Eight amnesty for illegal immigrants. Lamar voted to raise income taxes, death taxes, capital gains taxes, dividend taxes and payroll taxes.

It is safe to say voters would not have selected Lamar over Carr had they known these truths about him. This is why funding is so crucial to winning elections.

Still, there were collateral successes/bright spots in the Carr vs Lamar race.

For example.

Patriot brother Michael Patrick Leahy of Beat Lamar PAC lead the charge. He organized a small army of college age campaign workers who did an amazing job; knocking on over 70,000 doors. Absolutely brilliant! Four of Micheal’s youth workers spoke at a press conference for Joe Carr about their experiences working on the campaign. They shared how Lamar kept running away from answering their questions. Please watch this video of these awesome youths (future conservative leaders): http://youtu.be/5esE48If0kM

I asked Michael how he got so many young people involved. Michael said you recruit a leader and the leader recruits their friends; all done word of mouth.

A black student told me he initially joined Micheal’s Beat Lamar team for college credit. He has since discovered he is conservative.

Another bright spot was the coming together of several national Tea Party groups to help Joe Carr. A lesson learned is that we should have gotten involved in the race earlier. Despite the huge difference in war-chests, Carr's $1.3 million compared to Lamar's $7 million, Carr still got 41% of the vote. Folks, that is huge. Imagine if Carr had our national Tea Party support and funding much sooner.

Another thing I found particularly enjoyable about the Carr race was my Conservative Campaign Committee working with numerous other national Tea Party groups. It felt like a political barn raising, everyone joining in to achieve success for our movement. We simply should have started sooner in the Joe Carr campaign.

I want to personally thank Joe Carr for stepping up for America. He is a great man and I pray he will run again. God bless.

Lloyd Marcus, Unhyphenated American

Chairman, Conservative Campaign Committee

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Comment by robert barnes on August 10, 2014 at 4:26pm

I bet Joe Carr lost because of old school presentation. When are you people going to wake up? The tactic to ues is the BIGGER Hammer: www.commieblaster.com and www.uhuh.com and goggle FREEDOM LAW SCHOOL,  and www.youtube; ask Is the IRS part of the U.S. Goverenment? watch videos. NOW SPREAD THE WORD NOW !!!!! 

Comment by Dennis L on August 10, 2014 at 8:40am

In Tennessee anyone of either party can vote in the primary. Lying Liberal Lamar was pushed over the top and won the primary with help of the Liberal vote. If the primary was restricted for registered voters affiliated with the Republican/ Conservative party, Carr would have won. When you invite the other side in, things immediately take a sharp turn to the left.

Comment by Mangus Colorado on August 9, 2014 at 9:40am

The issue is here and not RNC/Tea Party/Conservative/RINO it is we the voters being apathetic.

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Comment by Marsha Henney on August 9, 2014 at 9:18am

Lloyd, your last sentence says it all. We are blessed to have men like Joe Carr step up and equally blessed to have folks like yourself and the hundreds of campaigners (both statewide and national) step up. And in the end, Lamar may have had a 7 to 1 donation success, but he sure didn't have that margin in votes. What Joe Carr does have in untold riches is integrity, conservative Constitutional values, and now - national recognition. And just as former Rep. Lt. Col. Allen West, he needs to remain active among Volunteers as well as social media because the country needs him in office. Victory will be his if he wants it.

Comment by george repasky on August 9, 2014 at 9:00am

God bless u joe

Comment by Wordwaryor on August 8, 2014 at 5:12pm

Folks. Keep Calm and Reload.

I'm reminded of the darkest days of the Revolutionwary War.  Geo Washington and his loyal troops experienced defeat after defeat at the hands of the Brittish and their superior forces.  Yet at each time our Continentals regrouped, reloaded and fought yet again.  Until in time came victory after stunning victory.

This is such a Valley Forge time in our movement our nation and the Tea Party.

We faced the enormity of Incumbency plus GOP support and Lamar's massive war chest.

And we faced a basic ignorance of the populace of exactly WHO Lamar is and has become. I guarantee many voted FOR him simply via name recognition. Knocking off an entrenched encumbent is a monumental task.

Short of courting democrats to vote FOR Carr to retire Lamar as an obstacle, It's not clear how much more could have been done.  Maybe next time such a strategy should be considered.

Nevertheless,  take heart. 

Washington and his army eventually won......  because they simply would NOT give up or eath their own.

Therefore ..... patriots.


Keep Calm



Comment by Mangus Colorado on August 8, 2014 at 4:54pm

JULS, WE HAVE ALL TRIED . . A time to let go of of our memories and live today appreciating our friends and families.

Comment by Mike Meeks on August 8, 2014 at 4:47pm

November is around the corner.  We need to take on Harry Reid

and his thugs. Sure, we are disappointed.  We can not quit.  Even a RINO

can't vote for REID in the senate.  Let's show them that we have not yet

begun to fight.

Comment by Juls on August 8, 2014 at 4:33pm


Message received.  Lesson learned - sadly.  

Comment by Mangus Colorado on August 8, 2014 at 4:20pm


“From p. 40 of Signet Edition of Thomas Wolfe's _You Can't Go Home Again_ (1940):

Some things will never change. Some things will always be the same. Lean down your ear upon the earth and listen.

The voice of forest water in the night, a woman's laughter in the dark, the clean, hard rattle of raked gravel, the cricketing stitch of midday in hot meadows, the delicate web of children's voices in bright air--these things will never change.

The glitter of sunlight on roughened water, the glory of the stars, the innocence of morning, the smell of the sea in harbors, the feathery blur and smoky buddings of young boughs, and something there that comes and goes and never can be captured, the thorn of spring, the sharp and tongueless cry--these things will always be the same.

All things belonging to the earth will never change--the leaf, the blade, the flower, the wind that cries and sleeps and wakes again, the trees whose stiff arms clash and tremble in the dark, and the dust of lovers long since buried in the earth--all things proceeding from the earth to seasons, all things that lapse and change and come again upon the earth--these things will always be the same, for they come up from the earth that never changes, they go back into the earth that lasts forever. Only the earth endures, but it endures forever.

The tarantula, the adder, and the asp will also never change. Pain and death will always be the same. But under the pavements trembling like a pulse, under the buildings trembling like a cry, under the waste of time, under the hoof of the beast above the broken bones of cities, there will be something growing like a flower, something bursting from the earth again, forever deathless, faithful, coming into life again like April.” 
― Thomas WolfeYou Can't Go Home Again

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