Ambition drove many men to become false; to have one thought locked in the breast, another ready on the tongue. Sallust (86 BC - 34 BC)
How do you describe what happened today? How can you? We all had great hopes for Tennessee. For helping education, the second amendment, life, a whole host of ideas. We all now realize those hope are more or less gone now at least for all intense and purposes.
What can you say about Kent? He swore an oath. He broke it. He signed pledges, he broke them. He lied. He lied to all of us. He lied to our faces over and over. He lied to my face. He even lied to us today right before the vote. I could have handled it better had he been straight up with us all along. But he wasn't. Many people worked incredibly hard. For the last few weeks people were putting in 70+ hour weeks getting ready for the change. Wasted time. I know some people who quit jobs and moved to Nashville just to be a part of the new administration. They are screwed.
Dems are all giddy and trying every way they can to rub salt in. We are all incredibly let down. We know the capitol will stay more or less the same whore house with just a different piano player. He will be a puppet for Naifeh and the Dems. He will offer some small meaningless scraps to give people the false impression he is being bipartisan but we all know the truth.
I have always been warned "Watch out for people who's ambition exceeds their conviction. They will run you over in a second" We just got hit.
I suppose none of those legislature elected state officials are going any place huh.
If there aren’t gonna be any rules, why should they follow the rule about not “Charles Sumner”ing Williams? Honestly what’s to do? Just bend over and keep taking it?