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GOP craziness in Tennessee.

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#1 DarthMarley

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 09:01 AM


Mainstream conservatives, and their big money backers are trying to rein in the crazies.


The measure is an example of what some Democrats call “the crazy bills.” Without referring to specific bills, House Speaker Beth Harwell has implored Republicans to steer clear of “fringe” legislation. Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey has lamented bills that are “a distraction.” Gov. Bill Haslam has chided media for focusing its reporting on the “craziest legislation.”
At the outset of the 108th General Assembly, House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner, among others, voiced fear that the new Republican supermajority would “run amok” enacting “all these right-wing extremist bills.”

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#2 Godeskian


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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:37 AM

It's been a problem with any political system that is designed around a balance and one party takes over.

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#3 Themis

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 10:58 AM

There is always craziness in the Tennessee legislature... on both sides.  Who can forget the road kill bill??  Most of the state is very evangelical Christian and very conservative.  Good to see most of the nuttier bills don't escape committee.
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#4 DarthMarley

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Posted 07 April 2013 - 08:21 PM

I can defend the "road kill" bill. Game wardens have immense police powers, and wasting food is evil.

It is a good example of what happens when there is a power shift though.
Fortunately, things settle down to good or bad governing once the power trip subsides.
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