Nervous Tom Carper Tries to Influence GOP Primary Voters

Filed in National by on April 20, 2018

Tom Carper apparently sent out a “fundraising email” attacking Rob Arlett, but why?

Senator Tom Carper is feeling some heat. He made the uncharacteristic move of acknowledging an opponent’s existence by attacking them. Moreover, instead of his primary opponent, he attacked Rob Arlett who is not even the favorite to win the GOP nomination.

That this is a fundraising email is a farce. Tom Carper doesn’t need the money so he is clearly trying to accomplish some other goals.

It is likely that his immediate goal is to attempt to consolidate some support in his primary race against Kerri Harris. Feeling some heat, he can’t strike back Kerri Harris directly because it would raise her profile. So this in an attempt to diminish her by shooting over her head, while setting himself up as “the anti-Trump Democrat” in the race for the Senate. He does that directly in this passage:

The last thing we need in the U.S. Senate right now is a Senator who will be a rubber stamp on President Trump’s backward agenda. We don’t need yet another Trump ally in Congress who will undercut workers’ rights to line the pockets of corporations and their shareholders.

This anti-Trump talk actually accomplished two things. While setting himself up as the Anti-Trump candidate, it lifts the general election tomato can, Rob Arlett, in the minds of GOP primary voters. In fact, judging by the play it got on wingnut radio, it lifted Rob Arlett in the mind of Rob Arlett.

Carper is clearly monkeying with the GOP primary, while trying to cover his do-nothing, Trump enabling ass.

All in all – this is great news for the Harris campaign.

Tom’s opponent is clearly cut from the same cloth as President Trump. Like the President, Tom’s opponent claims to support workers. But also like the President, he supports policies that hurt them.

Last year, Tom’s opponent tried (and failed) to undercut Sussex County workers’ ability to bargain for better wages.

The last thing we need in the U.S. Senate right now is a Senator who will be a rubber stamp on President Trump’s backward agenda. We don’t need yet another Trump ally in Congress who will undercut workers’ rights to line the pockets of corporations and their shareholders.

We need to do everything we can to set Tom up to win in November.

Rush in $5 or $10 and help us reach our Rapid Response goal of $5,000.

Thank you,

Team Carper

PAID FOR BY CARPER FOR SENATE

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  1. I guarantee you that Carper didn’t mention THIS (Harris campaign, pay attention) in his fundraising appeal:

    http://www.delawareliberal.net/2014/02/26/carper-opposes-10-10-minimum-wage/

    Harry Reid was trying to pass a bill increasing the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour back in 2014. Guess who opposed the bill b/c he didn’t want it to be higher than $9 an hour. That’s right, Delaware’s shufflin’ shill, Tom Carper.

  2. Jason330 says:

    Such a friend of the working man.

  3. SussexWatcher says:

    “The last thing we need in the U.S. Senate right now is a Senator who will be a rubber stamp on President Trump’s backward agenda.“

    And you voted for how many of Trump’s Cabinet nominees, Tom? Give me a fucking break.

  4. bamboozer says:

    Tom Carper? This too shall pass, it’s just taking way too much time. Sort of like a taller and uglier kidney stone.

  5. Anon says:

    Carper must be worried. He is getting into this pissing contest with Arlett up to his neck.

    “Delaware’s Senior U.S. Senator Tom Carper issued a statement in response to Sussex County Councilman Rob Arlett’s comments claiming he consistently votes party-line.'”

    Delaware 105.9 reached out to Carper who said he’s “never stopped working to create and protect jobs here at home.”

    “When I had the honor of serving as governor of Delaware, we balanced the budget eight years in a row, cut taxes in seven out of those eight years, paid down debt, earned a AAA credit rating, and focused like a laser on job creation,” said Carper. “More jobs were created in that eight-year period than any other eight-year period in the history of the state of Delaware, and the fact is, I’ve never stopped working to create and protect jobs here at home. In the U.S. Senate, I’m fighting for Delaware’s families and workers—I always have, and I always will.”

    http://www.thecourierexpress.com/news/state/carper-fires-back-at-arlett-s-comments-i-m-fighting/article_5231c3a0-172a-5018-9b50-2678e809343a.htmln

  6. Alby says:

    The link doesn’t work because it has an extraneous “n” at the end of the address. The quotes are taken from a story at WXDE’s web site.

    Carper fails to mention that the U.S. economy added jobs just as fast; he had little to nothing to do with it.

    The key for Harris is to catch him talking about how well he reaches across the aisle, which might be what he does to counter the Arlett criticism.

    Dumb fucker should have figured out a successor and retired with his ego intact.

  7. jason330 says:

    That paper looks like some clickbait nonsense out of Bryn Mawr, Pa. The Carper quote sounds like pure boilerplate. I’m not sure it shows that Carper is taking part in a pissiing match.

  8. spktruth says:

    Carper should know that his time has come to go. Who supports a man who doesn’t support our citizens…what has he done for Delaware? not a damn thing for the working man.