I asked myself this question after I saw Cooper’s ad on the tv last night. I heard several people talking about how he helped them in regards to the flood. But, then a lot of people in the Nashville area helped those who had been affected by the flood. What I remember the most was when Kenny Chesney called Anderson Cooper to ask him why he wasn’t covering the flood damage in Middle Tennessee. I remember watching many people donate money at the telethons and concerts that were held. I remember hearing that he appeared at a few locations to “help” but it appeared to be more photo ops than anything else. And, these pictures are part of his ad But, he had a handful of people on his ad telling everyone that he helped them.
Wow, how many years in office and the only thing he can show on his ad is that he helped a few people after the flood, a few months before the election? Why isn’t he showing how he voted as Pelosi wanted him to vote? Why isn’t he showing how he supported Obamacare? Why isn’t he showing how he left to go on the fall break to campaign with all the democrats leaving tax cuts and the budget on the table so to say? You know the things that are in the Constitution for what Congress is supposed to do. Is he even showing that he is the democrat candidate?
It took a while and then I remembered a few things he has done. He stood up to the underfunded Corps of Engineers so that they would produce a report that reported things they had already reported to show what they had found in their reactions to the flood. I still wonder how much of this was to stay in the good graces of Gaylord. It is interesting the story doesn’t seem to be a story anymore after the Corps of Engineers reported that they told Gaylord a couple of times that their private levee was too low. I knowhe really did try to help Gaylord find tax money that would help them repair the damage that could have been prevented if they had followed the suggestions of the Corps of Engineers.
Then, there was the recent article in the Tennessean. You know the one that reports that Cooper would have gotten Nashville a new Federal Courthouse. But, gosh dern it, every time he tried, someone else would jump ahead of him in line so he just couldn’t get it. I guess this is his way of telling us he just doesn’t have the political clout to do anything for us. Even after he tried to stay in the good graces of Pelosi by voting the way she wanted him to vote.
So, once again I ask Jim Cooper, what have you done?