Skip to comments.GOP tests its own in legislative primaries
Posted on 05/13/2012 9:52:00 AM PDT by SmithL
Almost guaranteed. The TN Democrat Party is all but dead. The 140-year old House of Cards they built finally collapsed in the last cycle.
It’s sadly amusing watching the Tennessean, formerly just predictably arrogantly liberal & Democrat partisan rag up until the ‘90s (defending the “fairness” & “justness” of their party’s majority, built on fraud, deceit & disenfranchisement), turn into a shrill, ugly, decadent, morally depraved and viscerally ultraleft (not to mention ignorant and stupid) joke. Page after page of whining about and attacking constantly the Conservative ideology for which they cannot understand (with a merry band of morons from the letter-writing brigades with the collective IQ of a turnip — their talking points that often conclude with blaming Reagan for our $16 trillion debt and stating that Emperor Zero is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ).
As Tennessee becomes more and more sane (Conservative) and moves away from the diseased leftist ideology, the Tennessean becomes ever more enraged and sanctimonious, completely failing to come to terms with or acknowledge how out of touch they are. A premier example of the kind of people they are, I offer up the story of a Hispanic columnist that they imported some time ago, he was a protege of the repugnant Molly Ivins of Tejas. They similarly expected him to (poison) pen a regurgitated diatribe of leftist race-baiting and other hateful rhetoric to browbeat Whitey with...
Well, they got their wish. He did his hateful Hispanic Commie bit for a little while... and then something happened to him. Who knows what it was, all of a sudden, he started becoming a smidge more... reasonable. His columns, still left-of-center, were starting to show the telltale signs of questioning the orthodoxy. Their “Mexican” was starting to tiptoe off the reservation and the talking points. When that happened, the paper wasn’t happy at all.
His presence started to lessen, and eventually he was called the “Conservative” voice (even still as left-of-center !), to “diminish” him. A bit later, he got very very sick (which I believe depleted him of his finances) and the paper did little beyond a patronizing acknowledgement (I believe he was simply fired). Sadly, he died not long after (I think he was just in his 40s) and his passing barely mentioned by them. They were more offended he moved away from moonbatland. Their (former) token Chicano militant was more mourned in town by the Conservatives he was expected to villify daily than by these shameful leftists who kicked him to the curb when his body failed him. Their shamefulness knows no bounds, nor their hypocrisy.
Hey, but don’t get me wrong, the Tennessean is great for lining the litter box for my two cats... even if it leaves their paws a little red.
Besides a couple of weekly papers does the state have a conservative newspaper anymore? Knoxnews.com went liberal when Frank Cagle left as editor. Now they seem to have some partnership with Memphis Commercial Appeal as well.
It’s a Gannet paper, what do you expect? LOL
Only Memphis is the last bastion of dem strong hold, and with the redrawn GOP lines, we might stand a chance to get a couple of GOPers in place of the all controlled demonrat positions on council and commisssion and maybe with enough luck OUST COHEN! Mayor’s are mixed. Still a divided gov’t but moving closer to a unified one, which is some respects is good, but in others VERY BAD. Especially where the schools are concerned and the corruption of the LEO force in Memphis, there is less scandal coming out of the LEO’s in the county, where as nearly nightly we hear of another Memphis cop being charged with assault, homicide, or spouse abuse, or drugs taking, stealing from property room to sell, etc.
George Flynn has the money to do it. But he is in a 2 way race with a black conservative Female, and make no mistake she is T-Party chosen. But cohen beat her 75-25— 2 years ago.
The Nashville City Paper is the closest to a moderate paper, but it’s pro-business, which means they don’t want to take tough stances on social issues. When the Nashville Banner folded (which had been Conservative but became more liberal under new ownership, though well to the right of the Tennessean) in the late ‘90s, it gave the Tennessean carte blanche to jump off the moonbat cliff (the irony was that the Tennessean “promised” to take into consideration its more moderate Banner readers... but that lasted about 5 seconds, leading to a middle-finger salute).
So, basically, there is no Conservative newspaper in TN that I know of.
Well, Nashville itself is in no danger of local GOP control. We haven’t elected a GOP Mayor since 1886 (not a typo, I mean during Grover Cleveland’s 1st term) and only a handful of the 40-member Metro Council identify with the GOP (it’s non-partisan, but... that’s probably better as it gives us a better shot at some seats).
While Jim Cooper isn’t as ghastly as the execrable Stalinist anti-Christian bigot Steve Cohen, it’s astonishing the latter has managed to dodge losing to a Black candidate (although so far, they’ve run pretty dreadful campaigns against him). Cohen’s voting record makes Junior Ford look like Jesse Helms.