Davy Crockett: Key factor in this year's Senate primary, apparently

Davy Crockett, a man who lost an election and then told his ex-constituents to go to hell, makes an appearance in a Senate primary.

Joe Carr, from the inbox:

Yesterday, Ted Cruz completed 21 hours on the Senate floor fighting for the American people against Obamacare, standing on principle. Tennesseans from one end of the state to the other rallied around Sen. Ted Cruz’s speech. Sen. Lamar Alexander was nowhere to be found during Sen. Cruz’s speech, but appeared during session to give an insulting analogy about at least one famous Tennessean.

Sen. Alexander spoke on the Senate floor saying, “…Former Congressman Davy Crockett said I think I will go to the Alamo…some people said Davy if you go to the Alamo you’ll get killed, he went to the Alamo he did get killed.” Alexander continued by saying, “Sam Houston took a different tact, he withdrew to San Jacinto. He was heavily criticized by some people at that time for withdrawing. We celebrate Texas Independence Day on March 2, 1836 because Sam Houston won the war. The moral of the story is that sometimes in a long battle patience is a valuable tactic and that’s why I’m in Sam Houston’s Camp on this one. I’m not in the shut-down-the government camp.”

“Not only did Sen. Alexander fail to emulate the views of his constituents in Tennessee who overwhelmingly support Sen. Ted Cruz and his efforts to defund Obamacare, he stood on the Senate floor and criticized Tennesseans who stand on principle including one of the most famous…Davy Crockett. I am in the fight for Tennesseans Camp.” says Rep. Joe Carr.

“Without Davy Crockett staying and fighting at the Alamo and heroically sacrificing his life for the principles Tennesseans believe in, Texas Independence Day would never have been possible. It was the bravery of Davy Crockett and thirty-one Tennesseans at the Alamo who gave their lives that allowed the time necessary for Sam Houston to recruit the men necessary to beat Santa Anna and the Mexican army. It is worth noting that the battle cry for the remainder of the war was “Remember the Alamo!” I don’t believe their sacrifice was in vain and I am sure General Sam Houston would agree,” says Rep. Joe Carr.

“Davy Crockett understood the importance of the Declaration of in Independence, which says “…we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor.” Generations of Tennesseans have honorably given their lives in service of our country. From the Alamo to those men and women serving in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, their memory should be honored, not be used as political theatre for self-enrichment of a career politician who doesn’t believe in self-sacrifice,” says Rep. Joe Carr