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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...

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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; banglist; debbiemaggart; donttreadonme; elections; gopprimary; nobama2012; nodemocrats2012; norinos2012; republicanparty; rino; rinofreeamerica; rinos; teaparty; teapartyrebellion; tn2012; wethepeople

1 posted on 08/12/2012 10:09:10 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: Oldpuppymax

The moral of the story. Don’t ignore your voters who put you there. Namely the TEA PARTY!!!!!!


2 posted on 08/12/2012 10:16:30 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: Oldpuppymax
It will take some time to take this country back. Just keep working. Make every election count.


3 posted on 08/12/2012 10:24:29 AM PDT by InterceptPoint (.)
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To: Oldpuppymax

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.


4 posted on 08/12/2012 10:41:13 AM PDT by 103198
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To: 103198

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.


5 posted on 08/12/2012 10:46:34 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer.)
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To: Oldpuppymax
Though Republicans may continue to ignore the legislative demands of Tea Parties and other conservative groups, they now know that a price will have to be paid on Election Day. For the focused energy of conservative voters can put at risk the political career of even the most powerful of Republican politicians.

It's that old-fashioned "We, the people" notion.

6 posted on 08/12/2012 11:07:51 AM PDT by Standing Wolf
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To: TribalPrincess2U

You raise an interesting point. Is everyone that is elected able to be corrupted? I don’t know yet. The one I work with are not – but I know they’re not the normal. I don’t 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.


7 posted on 08/12/2012 11:12:19 AM PDT by 103198
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To: Oldpuppymax

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.


8 posted on 08/12/2012 11:20:59 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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9 posted on 08/12/2012 11:25:31 AM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: Oldpuppymax

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.


10 posted on 08/12/2012 11:37:02 AM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: Oldpuppymax
I believe it is more a matter of discovering that expectations were unrealistic - that the state really didn't have the veto power that the neophytes an Tea Party thought they did. Sometimes it can also be a matter of shall we spend all our resources fighting an unrealistic battle with the feds when we can't find the budget to keep libraries open, fix roads or educate our children. Also, a handful of new folks do not a majority make. 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.
11 posted on 08/12/2012 12:03:07 PM PDT by marsh2
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12 posted on 08/12/2012 12:06:38 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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NASHVILLE TEA PARTY MEETING AUGUST 16 AT MAXWELL HOUSE

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13 posted on 08/12/2012 12:11:45 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: marsh2
I believe it is more a matter of discovering that expectations were unrealistic

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.

14 posted on 08/12/2012 3:03:18 PM PDT by metalurgist ( Want your country back? It'll take guns and rope. Marxists won't give up peaceably.)
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To: Oldpuppymax
Four term incumbent and Chairwoman of the Republican Caucus, Debbie Maggart was selected as the RINO upon whom the sights of these Tea Party hunters would be trained.

...

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.

15 posted on 08/12/2012 3:10:46 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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16 posted on 08/12/2012 3:17:54 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Oldpuppymax
I have a fatalistic view of America's future at this point, but this story warms my heart, and give me hope. Seriously.

 

 

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17 posted on 08/12/2012 4:24:20 PM PDT by CaptainKrunch
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18 posted on 08/12/2012 5:01:54 PM PDT by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: Oldpuppymax

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.

Long live the Tea Party!


19 posted on 08/12/2012 5:42:24 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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20 posted on 08/12/2012 7:52:46 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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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
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