Tea Time in Tennessee
Tennessee’s Republican senator, Lamar Alexander, has been in the U.S. Senate since 2003 and that’s long enough says the Tea Party.
A coalition of bagger groups (20 of them, actually) have bandied together and sent notice to Sen. Alexander via an open letter that the senator must retire or face the consequence of being primaried in 2016. This is after being found guilty of the two crimes that baggers cannot and will not tolerate from any of their
puppetspoliticians. Not now, not ever.
Compromising with the enemy and bipartisanship activity of any sort.
The letter (in part):
“You have served a long and marked career. … Unfortunately, our great nation can no longer afford compromise and bipartisanship, two traits for which you have become famous. America faces serious challenges and needs policymakers who will defend conservative values, not work with those who are actively undermining those values. Quite honestly, your voting record shows that you do not represent the conservative values that we hold dear and the votes you have cast as Senator are intolerable to us. Furthermore we have serious doubts about your ability to fix our problems since you have played such a significant role in creating them.
“…we urge you to conclude your long and notable career by retiring with dignity instead of fighting against a serious conservative primary challenger who would expose to all Tennessee voters the actual history of your voting record.”
Sevier County Tea Party
Tea Party of Lincoln County
Gibson County Patriots
Benton County Tea Party
Carroll County Tea Party
Jackson Madison County Tea Party
Dickson County Tea Party / 912 Project
Obion County Tea Party
Stewart County Tea Party
Tennesseans for Liberty (Madison County)
Volunteers for Freedom (Henry County)
We the People (Tipton County)
Rutherford County Tea Party
TN 9-12 Project
Caney Branch Tea Party
TN Republican Assembly
Smoky Mountain Tea Party Patriots (Blount Co)
McMinn County TEA Party
North Sumner Tea Party
Tennessee 8th District Tea Party Coalition
Politicians “can no longer afford compromise and bipartisanship.” Amazingly, someone actually believes that craziness enough that they were willing to write it out in open letter.
Do you ever get the idea that the last 5 years of Republican politics has all been one big Monty Python skit and someone neglected to inform the public of that little fact?
These people are nuts and whatever reason one might come up with to help explain the right’s bizarre behavior, I’m now convinced that it goes far beyond politics. There must be some deep screwed-up neurological wiring issue at play in conservatives which has somehow been triggered off by a catastrophic event.
What event, you say? I don’t know. Let’s see…what happened in 2008 that might have made a bunch of older, bigoted white folk lose their minds?
Tough one, isn’t it? Let me know if you come up with something.