Tea Party Targets ‘Bailout Bob’ Corker

April 23, 2010 7:57 a.m.
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As Republican Sen. Bob Corker works with Democrats to strike a deal on financial regulatory reform, tea partiers are coming after him. They are crying that Corker is a “Republican in name only!” who is bending over backwards to help Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT) instead of joining the GOP in a filibuster threat.

Tea Party Nation has enlisted members to bombard Corker (R-TN) with phone calls pleading with him “not to compromise” with the majority party. In an email obtained by TPMDC as a member of the group’s mailing list, Tea Party Nation leaders give out Corker’s six state office numbers and his Washington line.

The tea party group’s facts aren’t quite accurate, since Corker was one of the 41 Republican senators who signed a letter last week pledging to block the bill in its current form. But as we’ve been reporting on our Financial Reform Wire and in detail here, Corker and other GOPers are cooperating with Democrats.Here’s the Tea Party Nation email, minus the office numbers.

Bailout Bob Corker, (RINO-TN) is at it again

The liberals have three major agendas they want passed this year. The first was health care, the second is financial overhaul and the third is cap and tax. While the liberals were able to take over 1/6 of the economy with healthcare, they are now trying to take over the remaining 5/6 with “financial reform” legislation.

This bill, written by Chris “Countrywide” Dodd, is a permanent bail out of the financial sector. It provides for advance funding for government take overs of banks.

Although Corker denies this, it is a permanent bailout.

Until now, all 41 Republican Senators had stood firm, providing a filibuster that the liberals could not break.

Now, that is changing. Corker has been signaling his willingness to work with Chris Dodd.

This bill does nothing for the American people. It will only allow the government to control even more of our economy.

Corker needs to hear from all of us, regardless of whether you live in Tennessee. Call his offices as soon as you can and tell him not to compromise with Chris Dodd, and not to support this “financial reform.”

Send this email to your friends and encourage them to call Corker’s offices.

The Obama/Pelosi/Reid axis of fiscal evil are on the move again and Bailout Bob Corker is the one vote that could stop this.

Call him today!

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