Friday, March 23, 2012

Even more embarassment from the state party

From today's Tennessean...

Dems gave Forrester 33% raise

I think this about sums it up...

Momentum has not been with the Democrats since Forrester was elected party chairman. Over the past three years, Democrats have lost the governor’s mansion, three seats in Congress, 15 seats in the state House and one in the Senate.

Over the past year, 10 Democratic lawmakers have either announced their retirement or chosen not to run for re-election.

That does not sound like the makings for a raise of any kind.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This is the party?

So Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville was quoted in the Tennessean this week saying that our state party is at a 140-year low point. Sad, but true.

Today, I was looking around the TNDP and had a question regarding the voter ID law. I went to the 'contact us' page and, low and behold, their email link doesn't work.

Therefore, I sent them a message on FB...

Me: Hello. I tried sending an email to which is the contact posted on the TNDP website and it is bouncing back. I'm not sure if this is an old address or if it is a problem with my email.

TNDP: I've forwarded the problem to Benjamin Crumpler who oversees the database. Hopefully, he can get it fixed. Thank you for bringing it to our attention.

That = embarassing.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Proof that Republicans are part of a cult

Marsha Blackburn was the headliner at a Charlotte, NC GOP fundraiser (I don't know how that's supposed to benefit her constituents in TN) and was introduced after this dude TJ Ritchie spoke about how his kids go to a "government school". But, TJ says it's OK because he doesn't let the school indoctrinate his kids with the tyranny of liberalism. What he means is that his kids go to study hall during science class.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Good points made

Here's a clip from Sunday's Meet the Press where Rep. Blackburn took part in a panel on civility in public discourse. I commend her for somewhat acknowledging how screwed up political speech can be these days. I'm hoping her public statements reflect this sentiment in the future... we'll see.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

USA Today has picked up on the hypocrisy

USA Today uncovers Republican support for energy loans they blast

The best part...

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) wrote a push back letter saying the letters were not letters of support, but rather letters just asking DOE to speed up the loan approval process. A distinction without a difference.

Monday, March 5, 2012

The House GOP is so dumb that they don't even understand themselves!

And they prove it this time on energy policy, of all things! Federal funds going to their districts is AOK, but funding for anything anywhere else is WASTE WASTE WASTE!!!!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Congresswoman Virginia Foxx on the Need to Increase Domestic Energy Prod...

Marsha Blackburn's brainiac counterpart from North Carolina wonders why the President doesn't just lower gas prices like he should.  You know, all he has to do is press that button underneath his desk and BOOM... gas prices would go down!

The oil from the Keystone Pipeline was never meant to be used in the U.S., congresswoman. The pipeline leads straight from Canada to the Gulf, where it would be refined and shipped overseas. As a reminder, you voted to make sure that this would happen.