Corker himself hasn't proven to be above "name calling" in his political campaigns (attack ads against Harold Ford), Lisa. And the controversy surrounding some real estate transactions that he profited from while mayor of Chattanooga definitely pushes his character in a self serving direction.
It's interesting that he has voted to pass some amendments to improve transparency in the federal government when evidence points towards him benefiting from undisclosed government transactions in the past.
Just for your info, joneses
The people protesting on the courthouse lawn are human. They, like us all, make mistakes. Unlike the rest of us, they're brave enough to allow their mistakes to be visible to the public. Sure, they haven't done things perfectly, but none of us are perfect. I have had doubts and reservations about them, made judgements, supported them, not supported them, then supported them again... but you can't fault them for believing what they believe and having the conviction to boldly broadcast it to the city, knowing the very real risks involved.
Has there been violence from authorities or protesters? Not to my knowledge.
Have the protesters shown disrespect to the police? Not to my knowledge.
Has there been any irreversible damage or vandalism? Not to my knowledge.
Have they refused to make efforts for sanitation? Not to my knowledge.
Have they refused to concede to requests from the sheriffs department for safety? Not to my knowledge.
Is the courthouse exactly the way it was before they came? Of course not.
Is it less beautiful? Absolutely not... but unlike the author of this article, I can see the beauty in these people that are fighting for what they feel is right, and quite possibly for the good of the nation, the community, and ultimately even you.
This is just amazing. It goes to show how the protestors on site at the Hamilton County Courthouse love and respect the community around them.
Agreed, dotinoz... and people are missing another very important point here as well.
If you aren't (or can't afford) this event or events like it, then you are the 99%! The people protesting events like this across the country aren't greedy... they don't want handouts... actually, they were probably just like you a few months ago and now they're out there with their feet on the ground fighting for YOUR rights. They deserve all the love and support we can give them because they're making great personal sacrifices trying to ensure that the common people have a voice in this country, not just the financial elite.