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Comment Archives: stories: News: Woods

Re: “Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target

Why would the author here repeat the 62% number without exposing that it's a lie? That's a number that came from the Congressional Quarterly, but it's based on only a fraction of votes actually cast, as they consider only those votes for which Obama even has a position...The bottom line is it's a number based on only about 30% of the votes cast by Alexander. In other words, when the lying tea party clowns keep repeating that Alexander voted with Obama 62% of the time, they're not even counting almost 70% of the votes he did cast. Their 62% is really 62% of the only 30% they considered, and many of those were for presidential appointments. The number they're NOT throwing around is that Alexander has a record of voting overall with his party over 80% of the time. That would be a solid grade if the Republican party hadn't been highjacked by nuts. http://www.wbir.com/news/article/251519/2/Sen-Lamar-Alexander-often-votes-with-Obama-study-shows

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Posted by Norma on 09/18/2013 at 9:49 AM

Re: “Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target

>>The honest, patriotic, smart people just can't win<<

Nor would they want to run either, IMO. With the MSM backtracking every single tiny little thing ANY candidate did, said or thought since birth, no candidate wants to endure that crap.

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Posted by bobsguns on 09/07/2013 at 6:08 PM

Re: “Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target

Leahy was obviously on the side of only one candidate considering he sent Kevin's personal email to the media. Also, Joe Carr jumped from one race to the other. How can anyone trust the players in this process. The honest, patriotic, smart people just can't win no matter what.

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Posted by Claudia Henneberry on 09/06/2013 at 10:11 PM

Re: “Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target

>> Vetting a candidate for the US Senate should be a deliberative, studious, and honest process, not a circus<<

Oh, sweet fucking jesus. I guess when Bill Clinton was playing Fleetwood Mac when doing his first presidential campaign, that wasn't playing to the yuppie voting crowd?

There's absolutely nothing wrong with having a bit of fun in what's become a deadly boring political process. That stuff would cure insomnia.

Unclinch your rectum, EmilyB. Enjoy life a bit more. Or, better yet, simply go to those DEADLY SERIOUS Dim Party debates with their Sen candidates. BTW, who are they again??????

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Posted by bobsguns on 09/06/2013 at 6:25 PM

Re: “Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target

Just for the record, Looney Floyd, Alexander isn't doing much for you, either.

Posted by EmilyB on 09/06/2013 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target

These grassroots people with no money are such bullies against those entrenched powers-that-be. Waaaahhh.....

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Posted by Looney Floyd on 09/05/2013 at 1:26 PM

Re: “Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target

Let's face it, baiting a rowdy crowd, most of whom had not even registered to vote before 2008, with a plastic animal is beneath the process of choosing a new senator, and is ready-made fodder for the left. Vetting a candidate for the US Senate should be a deliberative, studious, and honest process, not a circus. My issue is not with the candidates. My issue is with the leaders of the process. Leahy and Cunningham violated their own process and turned the forum into a circus. It's also very telling that you are aware of a "private" email Kookogey sent to Leahy. Unless Leahy asked to share the information, it's more evidence that he can't be trusted. Should the winds shift toward another candidate, Leahy is likely to float away from Joe Carr hoping to garner more attention for himself.

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Posted by EmilyB on 09/05/2013 at 11:47 AM

Re: “Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target

Kookogey had already sent a private e-mail to Leahy saying that he was not going to run. Kevin has now publicly made that statement, but apparently Woods was too busy thinking up nasty names for Tea Party people to look into actual news to report. I will never understand why people like Woods think that wanting a reduction in spending (Lamar voted to raise debt ceiling, TARP, Cash for Clunkers, recent stimulus & ever spending bill Obama has presented Senate) makes Tea Party monsters with no "grip on reality" He seems to feel sorry for Lamar not getting the high praise that comes with decades of being in office, but it is Lamar's votes & dishonest dealings (read Ireland's Politics for Profit: The Rich Rise of Lamar Alexander) that has brought us all to this point. I would love to have a GOP Senator in office I could support, but immigration bill, war in Syria, refusing to defund Obamacare, War on Coal, voting for Planned Parenthood judges, breaking filibuster on gun control bill, spending money like drunken sailor, and the wacko idea that state should take 3 month old children from parents for 12 hours a day are more than any person in the GOP should be required to take. This was an awful article with the only correct assertion being that the conservatives of Tennessee are zeroed in on taking Alexander out in the primary. I will aid that effort anyway I can!

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Posted by Michaele Swiderski on 09/05/2013 at 10:39 AM

Re: “Tennessee tea partiers say they're going RINO hunting, and U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is their target

This forum turns out to be something less than (or is it more than?) an audition of potential opponents to run against Alexander. Two of the most visible organizers of the forum, Michael Patrick Leahy and Ben Cunningham, publicly endorsed Joe Carr before the first forum. Why would Kevin Kookogey, or any other candidate participate in a process that's been compromised by the organizers? What are Leahy and Cunningham doing and saying in private to further promote their candidate to make certain he wins the straw polls? What will Leahy do with the ballots he's holding until the "process" is complete? This kind of behavior is the reason many people who oppose Alexander steer clear of any tea party connection.

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Posted by EmilyB on 09/05/2013 at 9:56 AM

Re: “Gov. Haslam's 'third way' on ObamaCare is just what the doctor ordered — for the nervous GOP

This Haslam needs to go and get a better governor elected that will do the bidding of voters who put him into office not like the weiner Haslam lier and so filty rich he could careless about TN at all. His whole family is crooked just lie him. Vote his ass out in next election or fire him now

Posted by Betty Clouse on 08/20/2013 at 9:48 PM

Re: “Tennessee Democrats blame racism for historic election losses

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Posted by William Nelson 1 on 07/17/2013 at 3:06 AM

Re: “Only the Tennessee GOP could accomplish legislative gridlock wielding a supermajority

Certainly biased reporting. Does the scene have any reporting that is not anti Republican?
Most of the state votes Republican, why dont you ever give that view?

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Posted by Rickrak on 05/13/2013 at 8:01 PM

Re: “Only the Tennessee GOP could accomplish legislative gridlock wielding a supermajority

Of course the charters would have re-segregated schools. But the main goal is to have government pay for religious education, and to bankrupt the public school system. Then, when the "unfortunates" have little or no education due to underfunding, the corporate masters can claim that there is no one "qualified" and they can justify sub-standard wages, which is the same outcome that the new law that doesn't require that companies pay prevailing wage will also accomplish.

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Posted by Jane Waye on 04/26/2013 at 10:01 AM

Re: “State GOP lawmakers defy their leaders, with little evident resistance

The author aptly demonstrates the difference of mentality between freedom loving, independent minded, true citizen Republicans, and Democrats who embrace being whipped into line like a bunch of mewling PC sheep.
You could not have made the difference clearer.

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Posted by Ken Weaver on 03/25/2013 at 1:06 PM

Re: “State GOP lawmakers defy their leaders, with little evident resistance

The Author obviously doesn't understand the Republican Party in Tennessee. Governor Haslam may be the highest elected state official in Tennessee, but he is not the head of the Tennessee Republican Party. We believe in a government of the people, by the people, and for the people. Conservative Republicans are the head of the Tennessee Republican Party, not any one officeholder.

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Posted by Grassroots on 03/25/2013 at 11:44 AM

Re: “State GOP lawmakers defy their leaders, with little evident resistance

Great article and it is good to see one telling it like it is. It is about time the real republicans started acting like they should. They have let the rinos run the party too long.

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Posted by Jim W. Horner on 03/23/2013 at 10:20 AM

Re: “State GOP lawmakers defy their leaders, with little evident resistance

>>"McWherter would have sent the goon squad down there and done away with the whole county,"<<

And libtards call Republicans "crazy"............

Pure hypocrites.

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Posted by bobsguns on 03/21/2013 at 5:54 PM

Re: “The calendar says March, but thanks to Tennessee’s legislature it’s mayday for LGBT students

I'm curious to know how many guidance counselors and teachers Campfield conferred with as he drafted this bill. Guess what? The ones I know think it's a HORRIBLE idea. Because it is truly awful.

Not only will this bill hurt the kids (GOP-intended?) who are LGBTQ (and especially Q), but it's also gonna hurt kids struggling with other serious issues. Campfield et. al: Is it so important for you to think you can stop/cure people who are gay that you are willing to completely ignore and dismiss every medical organization that opposes you as well as warnings from experienced teachers and guidance counselors? If so, do you then consider a kid dealing with a divorce or bullying as collateral damage in your mission to alleviate gayness?? What if that kid didn't have a supportive parent or what if the kid was unable to afford a private referral? Sometimes a kid can benefit tremendously from just spending a few lunches with a trusted guidance counselor. You'd know that if you actually spoke to the people whose hands you want to tie with this garbage you call "classroom protection".

Your incessant- well, 'persecution' is the only word that comes to mind- is so singleminded, so focused... Why are you so afraid of LGBTQ people?? Would treating them equally- NORMALLY- be that impossible for you? Your obsession with these bills is not only potentially harmful to ALL Tennessee kids, it's embarrassing. There are some of us in Tennessee who have other things to do besides worry that a middle school guidance counselor might actually tell a scared gay kid that their sexual orientation in no way makes them less of a person or someone undeserving of fair treatment, understanding, love, or basic compassion.

This bill won't pass (I hope) but the fact Campfield and his ilk continue to push it is appalling.

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Posted by OriginalMomsta on 03/19/2013 at 10:31 PM

Re: “The state moves closer to a charter-school authorizer — or as Democrats call it, 'a death panel for public schools'

The appeals process has been in place for years. The decision to overturn a local school board's decision has always been defined as "final." It turns out the code was not enforceable, so it was necessary to revise the language. The legislative body passed the previous language, but now many members are questioning an enforceable amendment? Come on. And for the record, local control isn't always what it seems. I am a public school parent in Davidson County, and I am very much in support of a statewide authorizer. There are hundreds of parents who are. There are also hundreds of parents who are not. But to say the local board represents the entire community and what they want is completely inaccurate. Yes, I voted in the last school board election in my district....but my district is one vote out of nine. Local control? Please.

Posted by Haley Rumore Dale on 03/08/2013 at 11:08 AM

Re: “GOP legislators push back against their party's lunatic fringe

Leave it to Beavers: the Constitution is unconstitutional !

Posted by S L on 03/06/2013 at 3:34 PM

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