50-49, I plum forgot they were of course gonna pull something. Too good to be true.
How does this piece of garbage justify this?
“He predicted that history will show that this will be a great thing for the state.”
No seriously Williams. Now is not a naked personal power grab?
Hopefully history will show 5 or 6 more Republicans elected to the house in 2010 and you defeated in the primary and then the general when you switch to “independent”. Or hopefully history will show that....no the rules of FR and human decency say I can’t post that but it’s how I think coup attempts should be handled.
I was breaking this story on FR and was commenting as it went along. I told State Rep. Stacey Campfield this just a few minutes ago...
“Stacey, I hate to rub salt in the wound myself (and it’s a damn good thing I wasn’t in the gallery, because they would’ve carted me off as soon as I unloaded on certain individuals for their treachery), but why on Earth didn’t Leader Mumpower get some non-moonbat Democrats as a cushion for support (even if it meant giving some of them a Chairmanship or two) ? He had to have known, and I warned it myself, that Naifeh wasn’t going to just give up without pulling off a stunt like we witnessed today. Williams isn’t the real Speaker, he’s just a puppet for Naifeh (and we saw again, his support for DeBerry, proving he was completely in the pocket of Naifeh). We couldn’t rely on a one-seat cushion that one weak-willed traitor would sell out for his pieces of silver.
The Democrat party is absolutely the most immoral and corrupt political band of thugs in the U.S. Naifeh and his minions have been playing the game for decades and we play it like it’s Marquis of Queensberry while they just get out a baseball bat and hit us in the knees. They don’t play by the rules, they make up the rules as they go along. Rule #1, the Democrats are always in charge. Rule #2, if the Democrats are voted out, see rule #1.
No honor, no decency, no sense of right or wrong, just a raw grab for power to which the people of Tennessee did NOT elect them to, nor have in 16 years, for which time since ‘94 onwards the GOP has received more votes for legislative candidates than the Democrat party. This is “minority rules” by a thugocracy. It’s disgusting.”
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.