Skip to comments.Tea Party, NRA throw 5 RINOs out of Tennessee legislature
Posted on 08/12/2012 10:09:01 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
On August 2nd, 5 GOP candidates seeking re-election to the Tennessee State legislature discovered just how dangerous it can be to disdain the wishes of those conservatives who helped put them in office.
In 2010, members of various Tea Party groups in Tennessee donated the necessary time and money to put Republicans in charge of both the legislature and the governors mansion for the first time in 150 years.
But after 2 years, not one of the top 10, Tea Party priorities placed before the Republicancontrolled legislature had been implemented. Those priorities were based upon re-asserting state sovereignty over unconstitutional Federal abuses, writes Tea Party steering committee member Van Irion.
Yet rather than assist the Tea Party groups which...
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The moral of the story. Don’t ignore your voters who put you there. Namely the TEA PARTY!!!!!!
Now that’s what I like to see. Holding elected folks accountable after they are elected is just as important as finding them and getting them elected in the first place.
The problem is they may have been good guys to begin with but after so many years on pedestals they become corrupt in several ways.
It's that old-fashioned "We, the people" notion.
You raise an interesting point. Is everyone that is elected able to be corrupted? I dont know yet. The one I work with are not but I know theyre not the normal. I dont think anything would turn them, but others I see are weak. It also makes a point for limitation of time of public service. Of course that limits how far up the chain they can get before stopping. I currently believe that the vetting is one of, if not the most important processes that we all need to get involved in then getting the candidates elected and holding them accountable.
A quick grammar note for author Doug Book:
When writing the numbers zero through ten, use the words (one, two, three, etc.), not the number.
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Same thing happened here in KS. The newspaper editors and poly-sci profs are all upset, which is a source of great joy to me.
You also have to be able to count up to a majority or super-majority number in both houses and avoid a Governor's veto.
I believe you didn't read the story. The people in Tennesee threw the democrats out and installed a Republican House, Senate and Governor and nothing changed. The rino's fought against what the people wanted. The people threw the rino's out.
As a result, not only did Maggart lose to Tea Party endorsed candidate, retired Lt. Col Courtney Rogers, she lost BIG!
That's how it's done. In the primaries, select big RINOs, and get rid of them. Make the cost of spitting in the face of conservatives very high. Inch by inch, recover the party.
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It was good to see Dale Ford bite the dust. The only reason he seemed to want to go to Nashville was to draw a stipend and play golf.
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I did read the story. The Tea Party often has unrealistic expectations and strange interpretations of the Constitution and historic events. They also have a tendancy to scream RHINO when some poor stupe they put into office can’t perform the miracles they want. Elected representatives are given certain powers by the delegation of authorities that is the state constitution. Just because the Tea Party “People” say they want something doesn’t make it so.
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