Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Tea Party, NRA throw 5 RINOs out of Tennessee legislature
Coach is Right ^ | 8/12/2012 | Doug Book

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 governor’s mansion for the first time in 150 years.

But after 2 years, not one of the top 10, Tea Party priorities placed before the Republican–controlled 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...

(Excerpt) Read more at coachisright.com ...


TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; banglist; debbiemaggart; donttreadonme; elections; gopprimary; nobama2012; nodemocrats2012; norinos2012; republicanparty; rino; rinofreeamerica; rinos; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; tn2012; wethepeople
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021 last
To: metalurgist

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.


21 posted on 08/12/2012 8:39:29 PM PDT by marsh2
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Bloggers & Personal
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson