Democratic Leader Says ‘There Are No Moderate Democrats Left,’ Begging the Question of Whether That Applies to ‘Fibber Phil’ Bredesen


Call it a Freudian slip at best, an unfortunate encounter with the truth at worst, with a top Democrat saying all the moderates have fled the party. That likely applies to Phil Bredesen as well.

Speaking on MSNBC, Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez said “There are no moderate Democrats left…”


Garren Shipley, Republican National Committee spokesman, said, “Tom Perez had it right the first time. Moderate Democrats are a thing of the past. Phil Bredesen, who has based his entire campaign on the false promise of independence, is raising money today with billionaire Mike Bloomberg – an anti-gun zealot who has spent millions of dollars in an effort to abridge our Second Amendment rights. He is bought and paid for by Chuck Schumer, Michael Bloomberg, and national Democrats. Today’s Democrat party isn’t just Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi at the top, it’s like-minded people all the way down.”

Bredesen is running for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Bob Corker (R-TN). U.S. Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN-07) is his opponent.

Shipley referred to a Tuesday fundraiser that billionaire Bloomberg hosted for Bredesen at his Manhattan home.

The event was billed to financiers as an opportunity to “join Mike Bloomberg for an evening in support of Governor Phil Bredesen.”

Bloomberg said in 2014, “And if you want to have a gun in your house, I think you’re pretty stupid – particularly if you have kids – but I guess you have a right to do that. Someday, there is going to be a suit against parents who smoke in their houses or have guns in their houses by a kid. It’s not that far-fetched.”

Bredesen has his own gun rights issues despite his efforts to portray himself as gun-friendly.

The National Rifle Association has been demanding Bredesen retract what it calls a misleading ad from his U.S. Senate campaign in which he uses an old rating to make it appear the organization supports him. Bredesen, in his ad, says he has an “A” rating from the NRA – but the organization says that is from 2002 when he was governor. His current rating is a “D.”

Shipley also was referring to Bredesen’s connections to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who recruited the former governor and has poured millions into his campaign.

Bredesen, Tennessee’s former governor, has expressed opposition to abolishing U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), giving a flat “no” to the agency’s destruction, according to the Times Free Press on July 10. Despite his claims that he doesn’t support abolishing the agency, he accepted $5,000 from Empire PAC, an affiliated PAC of New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand.

Bredesen also donated over $33,400 to Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.

President Donald Trump said recently at a rally in Johnson City, “A vote for Bredesen is a vote for Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, and the real leader of the Democrats, Maxine Waters.”

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Jason M. Reynolds has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist at outlets of all sizes.








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6 Thoughts to “Democratic Leader Says ‘There Are No Moderate Democrats Left,’ Begging the Question of Whether That Applies to ‘Fibber Phil’ Bredesen”

  1. […] The national Democratic Party’s pretenses of moderation are over. The radical left now defines it. […]

  2. Democrats are mob as in organized crime and the old Mafia was more moderate and less violent than today’s cultural Marxist democrats.

  3. David Stovall

    That is why Republicans should tell voters,, ” the Democrat party has left you,, vote Republican.”

  4. BonHagar

    Democrats have been a far-left socialist-militant party with a predilection towards violence against non-democrats since 2000

  5. It could have been worse. They could have had Obama on talking about his muslim faith again.

  6. Rick

    Well this confirms what I have thought the democratic leadership no longer is sane they are psychotic. These people are scary. With what Hillary said basically inciting civil unrest, Bernie Sanders wanting global socialism and this moron – its confirmation they are NUTS. VOTE REPUBLICAN !!