No surprise our media outlets would do a puff piece on a mentally ill meatpuppet pissant like Traitor Kent. No mention that the man he beat in the GOP primary to win, incumbent Jerome Cochran, was a Vietnamese-American. As with many RINO liberals, he probably just couldn’t stand having a Conservative “gook” as his representative. Of course, they’d never mention that...
I hope you get this out of your system - especially that you suspected, in your gut, that something like this would happen.
The problem in Tennessee is a simile of the problem in Washington. When Elmer gets to the Capitol he’s immediately submersed in “one goes along to get along, constituents come second”. In DC the coercion comes from high-ranking incumbants who’ve long parted from the concept of a two-party system.
In Tennessee the Democrats have held the reigns for so long that the Republican Party here has never even conceptualized taking over. So used to steppin’ and fetchin’ for Massa Jimmy and his predecessors they were caught unprepared with but a few upstarts willing to break those chains. Hence the fallback to the status quo.
The old horses preferred the bit of their old master than risk roaming when the fence was down. Seems to me that a lot of those nags are due at the glue factory.