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Ron Ramsey is speaking in Murfreesboro today, and Rutherford County Democrats greeted the Senate speaker on their blog with this deliciously vicious post.
It comes complete with this picture of his "dutiful pet Senators" Ketron and Tracy kissing his pinky ring.
What follows is the perfect Democratic spin on the GOP's ill-fated budget-cutting plan. Something tells Pith
we're going to hear more of the same as Democrats try to knee-cap Ramsey and the Republicans before the 2010 elections. This post points out the Republicans tried to kill "needed construction at MTSU." Democrats around the state need only insert the name of their own most popular public construction project.
Here's a free preview we promised you last week. Lt. Gov. Ramsey will take credit for the compromise budget deal that excluded Ramsey, Ketron and Tracy's back-door deal to defund bonds for needed construction at MTSU. Ramsey, Ketron and Tracy will gleefully take credit for funding pre-k education despite the fact that they advocated a plan to defund it and even crashed a press conference of pre-k education advocates just to rub it in.
The voters of Rutherford County know better.
During tense budget negotiations, Lt. Gov Ramsey disappeared to attend several fundraisers during the legislative session, leaving his pet Senators Ketron and Tracy to defend Ramsey's disastrous budget proposals. His absence was even noted by the much more disciplined Republican Speaker of the House Kent Williams.
When Lt. Gov. Ramsey returned from raising money for his gubernatorial campaign he found the Democrats got the priorities of working families fully funded despite Ketron and Tracy's best efforts. Now Lt. Gov Ramsey is on a desperate tour to claim credit for a compromise budget that funds the very priorities his own budget proposal aimed to destroy.
We're certain Lt. Gov. Ramsey will find at least a couple of suckers in the room tomorrow as he will across the entire state.