An Open Letter to Jim Cooper
March 22, 2010
Dear Mr. Cooper:
Today, you have officially abandoned any pretext as a credible representative for District 5 of Tennessee. I have contacted you many times in the past regarding your votes for Cap and Trade, Health Care Insurance, Stimulus One and Two, Cash for Clunkers, Bank Bailouts, Insurance Bailouts, Car Company Bailouts, etc. Your office has steadfastly told me that you know best because you are a teacher at Vanderbilt, a fiscal conservative, a Rhodes Scholar, etc. You certainly teach at Vanderbilt and are a Rhodes Scholar. However, you are no fiscal conservative.
You have consistently voted to add trillions of debt to my children and grandchildren in the standard practice of Progressives and Liberals over the past eighty years. Sir, a fiscal conservative would have declared his/her rejection of all the aforementioned legislation without apology. A fiscal conservative would have immediately been able to recognize a federal seizure of individual liberties and continued confiscation of individual wealth without citizen consent. As of this past Saturday morning, you were reported to have been in your office doing your homework on the Health Insurance Bill. Mr. Cooper, I was born at night, but not last night. Pray tell, what additional information were you looking for after the last eighteen months of debate? I would think that a Rhodes Scholar would have been able to sort through the issues fairly quickly. No sir, you were looking for political cover. You, sir, are no fiscal conservative. And there is no cover for you now.
You are joined at the hip to the Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi.
As a result, you have now term-limited yourself to the end of 2010 where I will win your seat via the ballot box. The people of this district are with me. The people of this district will respond positively to our message that includes fiscal responsibility, individual responsibility, smaller federal government, balanced budgets, reducing our debt, and immigration laws. I will work tirelessly, along with the new 4th, 6th, and 8th District Conservatives and other new Conservative House members, to win back the liberty of the producers in these United States and begin rolling back the intrusive Federal Government to the constitutional boundary in which it belongs.
Enjoy this “historic” day basking in the glow of victory with the Democrat caucus in D.C. You will have plenty of time to reflect on the decisions you made as the Congressman from Tennessee’s 5th District come January of 2011.