First, in 1994 we saw Republicans swept into office at the federal level, and they then lost their way. Twelve years later they were shown the door. State Republican leaders need to remember that and heed the lessons from it. But we need to help them with their “lessons.” We need to be even more vigilant to make sure they don’t lose their way.
And second, now that the Christian Right runs state government (along with the NRA, of course) those slippery liberals will find new targets for their devilment:
Because conservatives do control the state legislature, you can expect the battle for the liberal agenda to now shift to the local governmental level.
That's right, Fowler says, watch out for new city ordinances like Nashville's "giving special employment rights and protections to homosexual conduct and gender expressive behaviors," and more sex education classes like the one in Nashville where "they had the female students come touch the male genitalia on those anatomically correct models."
But you say, “I don’t live in one of these bigger cities. It doesn’t affect me. I’ll worry about it when it comes to my city.” If that is your attitude, then I submit that when the issue comes knocking on your door, it will be too little too late. If a liberal agenda controls our major communities, then it effectively controls the majority of Tennesseans. And that majority will eventually exert their control at higher levels of government. Then everyone in every community, no matter how small, will be affected.
So last night was a great start toward having a more conservative, pro-family Tennessee. But it was only a start. Now that the sprint to Election Day is over, the marathon needed to transform Tennessee government from the local level to the state level has just begun. Let’s get started!