Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today called for Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to resign over the disastrous HeathCare.gov rollout. Alexander is the ranking member on the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee.

Alexander isn’t putting a lot of faith in the “tech surge” that’s supposed to have the site up and running by the end of November — and least if it’s done under Sebelius’ watch.

Alexander also took a shot at the most transparent administration ever, noting that Obamacare enrollment numbers might very well be the last, best kept secret in Washington.

  • Colleen Bakke

    I think Lamar Alexander should resign. RINO!

    • JGHB

      Just like a stopped clock, Lamar gets it right occasionally.

      • Colleen Bakke

        Not as often, though.

        • JGHB

          Very true. I hope he is primaried next year. I would be glad to vote for a real Conservative.

    • JMW

      Yep. This “republican” in a conservative state has been hiding in the shadows for the last 5 years concerning this administration and now all of a sudden when up for reelection his starts yapping his jaws about obvious stuff. Wow. How daring of him to say she should resign…. why didn’t this douche stand up with Cruz and Lee and call for absolute defunding of this monstrosity? How about fighting the good fight all the time instead of pathetic sound bite tweets when you want to get reelected. Tennessee needs to kick this *sshat to the curb in his next election. Get a conservative Senator with b*lls.

  • Daniel the bruce

    no she needs to be FIRED and NO PENSION from the feds

    • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

      Will.Not.Happen.

  • pinupartist

    It’s nice to be on record for the right thing, but where was his speechifying when Ted Cruz needed him?

    • desicon

      All these guys are now courageous. After the war is over they are are suiting up for the fight. This time we should not forget and let them fool us.

  • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

    Okay. So the next look-alike guy from Phantasm can take over? SFW?
    Really? That sh*ts funny I don’t care who you are.

  • Mister A

    Lamar will win this upcoming election most likely, so instead of trying to rid the GOP of RINO’s, we should educate them on what their constituents actually want. Keep them ahead of the game. At least he’s not ranting about a broken website that’s sure to be fixed at some point.

    • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      Lamar is probably old enough that he’s heard the old political adage “Stand with us– or stand back– but don’t stand in our way” more times than there are ticks on a Tennessee huntin’ dawg.

      Important that he remember it.

      • Mister A

        I guess I should have restricted my comment to just TN because after re-reading it, it seems like I’m advocating for RINO’s, which wasn’t my intent. By all means, if there’s a chance in hell to get an actual representative of the people, then 2014 is it. In Tennessee, however, there will be status quo, so I’m choosing to see it as okay (Lamar isn’t an enemy… he’s just not a very good friend). I have a close personal friend in his office tho, so believe me, I’m passing along a conservative message whenever I get the chance!

        • BAW

          And John Cornyn has an excellent “conservative” rating but if we can beat him, I want him gone. He’s been there long enough. He insults my intelligence on a regular basis and has been for years.

          I was born in TN but know nothing of the politics but if Texans can take on establishment Republicans and beat our Lt. Gov. Dewhurst (also a ‘conservative’) with Cruz (who had never run for office before, had no name recognition and way less money) I have hope for TN too.

          I have gotten the impression Carr is no Cruz but at this point I’m for guys out of the phone book over D. C. establishment/party politicians and term limits enforced by anti-incumbent votes.

    • desicon

      No. He needs to face the consequence for ditching the American people. He needs to be beat in the primary. No RINO should go unpunished. It is now or never.

      • Mister A

        I appreciate your point of view, but considering that the only thing that’s truly united the GOP in the last 5 years is opposing Obama, the GOP should cut back on the infighting and eating themselves. It plays into the hands of the ever-removed Democrats and their agenda (they want the GOP completely gone ICYMI). Then again, this isn’t a game (even though most liberals see it as such). Anyway, the point is that Lamar isn’t going anywhere this time around. His opposition is a staunch Tea Party candidate, Joe Carr, who just doesn’t have the steam to take down a guy who’s been in TN politics for almost 35 years.

        • desicon

          We diverge here.

          I would rather face an enemy than walk with a friend who will stab me any time. RINO’s are back stabbers. Lamar is one of the back stabber.

          • Daryl Watson

            So you would for a democrat rather then a Rino. The rino you may be able to influence with constant contact which you should be doing anyhow. In case you haven’t noticed democrats walk in lock step and don’t care what you think, you will never influence them. You are part of the problem keep the dems in office see how that works for you and US

  • The Penguin, Don’t talk shit

    Not since when “Jimmy cracked corn” have I cared so little.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Two-thousand-two called, Lamar. You left your relevance behind. They want to know if you still want it.

    • Mister A

      Netscape Navigator might want it if he doesn’t.

  • BluLou

    I know one thing. I live in TN and will not be voting for that Rino. He needs to be primaried.

  • SAE

    Well ring a ding! Give the man a cookie!

  • desicon

    The people of Tennessee should call for the resignation of Lamar.

  • Anon

    Lamar knows what his constituents want, he just doesn’t care. Further his war chest is nearly insurmountable. He is being primaried by http://CarrforTn.com hence the sudden about face and call for her resignation.

  • LegalizeShemp

    So hiring another left wing bureaucrat will “fix this”? What a joke.

  • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    I hate to say it but Sebelius resigning won’t affect anything with this disastrous law. She’ll just be a scapegoat but the effects of this disaster will still be felt for years unless we can get it repealed.

  • lesterwink23

    RINOs like Alexander were nowhere to be found when Ted Cruz and Mike Lee were being vilified by Dems and their incestuous minions in the media, and now that it’s safe to poke their heads out they’re calling for action. I agree with his statement, but let’s not forget that guys like him and McCain were trying to sabotage the efforts to kill this mess from the beginning.

  • World B. Free

    Sen. Lamar Alexander ✔
    @SenAlexander
    The president should ask Secretary Sebelius to resign.

    You butthead…. you should put your money where your mouth is and start impeachment proceedings against 0bama.

  • fireandreamitchell

    I call on RINO Lamar Alexander to resign. Cool beans?

  • http://randomanglican.tumblr.com randomanglican

    Nice of him to wake up and take a stand when he’s up for re-election. #RINO

  • NixTyranny

    Sen Alexander was one of the 25 Senate Republicans who voted to allow Harry
    Reid (D-NV) and the Democrats to fund Obamacare when he voted with Dems for cloture on debate over de-funding.

    • me

      And don’t forget that, Tennessee, when November comes around….

  • daPenguin

    but their are still so many more babies to kill and she seems to love that blood on her hands

  • Kim_S

    Jamie Dupree was right today. The R’s are going to lose the message of tomorrow’s hearing with Sebellius by calling for resignation, as opposed to trying to get the facts out there.

  • dbmalkie6

    Lamar talks a good game but is never there when it counts ON THE RECORD! I hope we fire him in 2014. He is not a representative of his constituents

  • BAW

    I’m sorry I don’t see what good it does to make Sebelius an issue. She’s incompetent, Obama is incompetent. There’s no real hope Obama would nominate someone who is any better. Obamacare won’t work, there’s no making it work.

    At least the “defund” effort, even if it was unlikely to succeed, would have accomplished something that mattered. Stop Obamacare before it did any more damage.

    Replacing Sebelius, what does that accomplish? Talking about it, demanding it, what does that do? Glad he’s not my Senator.

    • liberalssuck

      It is called ownership and personal responsibility, something no liberal understands. If this was a private sector job most likely she would have been fired or resigned on her own. You are correct both her and the Obozo, are part of the same circus. Neither has the ability to run anything other then a campaign!

      • BAW

        I understand and agree. She should resign or be fired.

        I’m just not impressed with Senator Alexander for making it an issue. But there are so few people in D.C. I’d give credit to for anything, it’s basically just my starting position for any and all members of the D.C. political class.

        • liberalssuck

          Yup, I have no personal experience with this rep, however I will take the word of the folks who have him as a rep. It seems he is just another rino that needs to go too. Looks like he is trying to save his butt in 2014. What the hell happened to us?

  • neoface

    Just fire her! She does work for us and she should be fired for her incompetence, wasting so much money, yielding no results.

  • AMERICAN Kafir™✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈwhitey

    Ha! I guess she don’t work for Lamar….

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    Alexander and his lapdog Corker have betrayed their constituents so many times, no one believes a word they say anymore.