Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD -- Tennessee and Oklahoma State House Special Elections
Posted on 10/13/2009 6:08:47 PM PDT by AuH2ORepublican
TN/OK: Polls Close In Special Elections
The polls have closed in Tennessee. The first results are in for early voting and absentee and can be found here.
The polls have also closed in Oklahoma. The first results are also in for early voting and absentee and can be found here.
Marsh is for stem cell research that’s why TN right to life backed the nepotistic rat who I guess must be against it then.
Anyway it sucks the Speaker can’t be removed. It’s pretty ridiculous actually. The state AG or Judge that decided that question decided it wrongly.
Maybe it was based on projections but there was a thread earlier about GOP picking up a long-held D seat in TN.
There are upsides and downsides to removing a Speaker. Although I want the current one removed at once, there are some practical reasons for locking in one for two years so as not to necessarily have upheaval and turmoil. In a closely divided body, you could (if all that was required was a majority vote of 1) oust Speaker after Speaker (think of the appalling CA Assembly session of 1995-96) every time there was a vacant seat or a coalition would come up, with a Speaker-presumptive bribing members for votes.
When we had Republican Bill Jenkins as Speaker for the 1969-71 session, I’m sure the Dems would’ve tried anything possible to get him out before his term expired, all they needed was their entire caucus and the bizarre old iconoclast Independent to remove him (if again, by majority vote). Probably better to leave Traitor Kent in, because he’s only causing the Dems more harm.
If he tries to run again under our label and the party doesn’t have the balls to strip him of the nomination (if he wins), then that will be a real problem. If he runs as a Democrat, they certainly won’t make him Speaker again (even if he could persuade some RINOs to support him), the Dems in leadership will want that post. They only voted for him to stick it to the GOP and because he promised to keep most of their power intact within the House (the only promise that scumbag kept).
I hope defeating him in the GOP primary should be a top priority. If he runs in it. His reelection is not acceptable.
“strip him of the nomination”
The state party has that power? The rats basically did that to that lady state senator right?
Yes, they have the power. The rodents are more ruthless than we are. The Dems stole a primary race in TN-1 when they ousted David Davis in favor of Phil Roe by flooding our primary. The party wouldn’t strip Roe of his win, which should’ve been done at once.
The only Jackson County townships not in the state senate district are Grass Lake, Leoni, Norvell and Summitt.
When the last precincts came in it confirmed that the GOP did pick up the seat in TN quite handily. The link to the final results is on this thread.
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