On Friday, I was convinced that the TNDP could sink no lower than the interview Steven Hale posted with party chair Chip Forrester, in which Forrester blames donors, the alphabet and the laws of physics for the TNDP's inability to keep a guy like Mark Clayton from running as a Democrat.
He also says — warning: It's so offensive and hilarious that you may snort your drink out of your nose — the following: "And it's also a slippery slope to keep a candidate off the ballot. "
The idea that there's ANY slope, let alone a slippery one, when you say, "You know, you can't be a Democrat and advocate for the elimination of any of our constituents," is ridiculous. And it would be sad, if it wasn't the aforementioned hilarious and offensive, to think that the TNDP is apparently sold on the idea that being tolerant of different ideas means sitting back and letting people who want to get rid of you pass themselves off as you.
That had to be rock bottom, right? The TNDP had fallen way, way, way, down, but it simply couldn't get any worse. Right? Please?
Nope. Let's quote J.R. Lind, who says it better than I could:
In a pretty naked effort to save face after having nominated Colbert-ready candidate Mark Clayton, the TNDP is selling the story that they aimed to find a celebrity to take on Bob Corker, but they just couldn't convince anybody.
Wow, way to stab Park Overall in the back. Tell me why, again, any woman would run for office as a Democrat? Not only do you get to lose, you get to be insulted by your own party on the way to losing?
From The Tennessean Monday morning:
“You don’t push around someone’s name that you don’t want to get elected,” [TNDP Brandon Puttbrese] said. “We could never have anticipated it would have ended this way.”
People, he is literally saying that, if there is a terrible candidate running as a Democrat, the TNDP is not going to warn you, because, if you hear about him, you might elect him. The TNDP clearly thinks Democrats are utter morons. Hell, at this point, maybe we are.
So to recap, Clayton's nomination is the perfect storm of a lack of donors, the alphabet, the laws of physics as they pertain to time, dumbass voters and disappointing celebrities. (It's a little off-topic for this post, but let's just snicker at the idea that the TNDP thought, after the Music Row Democrats debacle, that they had any goodwill to trade on in entertainment circles.) At some point, doesn't this start to sound a little like General Hood casting about for everyone else to blame for his inability to keep the Yankees from Nashville?
At some point, it's not everyone else's fault, you know?