Thursday, January 15, 2009

Another Embarrasing Moment for the TN GOP

You have to wonder, how does a group continue to shoot itself in the foot multiple times? This wasn't a new ploy that happened on Tuesday. It happened four years ago between Wilder and Ramsey. The TN GOP campaigned against Kent Williams as a challenger to the incumbent State Representative in 2006. Our sources in the tri-cities indicate that they again campaigned against Williams in 2008. They had to see this coming.

Before some blogger(s) begin accusing Brian's Blog of defending Williams. We are not defending Williams actions. Williams is too liberal for our leanings. However, you can't trust somebody that you never reached out to include.

Williams likely in defense of himself, will say that he hasn't left the Republican Party. The Republican Party left him.

As for kicking him out of the Republican party. Wouldn't the Republican Party lose it's House majority? Wouldn't the House then be 49 Republicans, 49 Democrats and 1 Kent Williams?

This week as conversations of Republican and the Republican party. I just shake my head. The party that I have spent 26 years, since I was 16 years old, working in the grassroots trenches.


Netmom said...

Excellent point, Brian. More of us need to speak up, urging the party to move on from this.

At this point, we can make the best of it, or the worst of it... and it's not a good time to be making the worst of anything.

Steve Mule said...

You kow I hate to say this, but your're completely correct. The TNGOP has been on William's back since he first ran for office. Several present GOP members of the TN House supported his oppenent in the recent primary. I've even heard that a boycott of his business was seriously talked about. So when it came to voting for Mumpower what did they do? They acted like a bunch of goons and threatened him with explusion. They overplayed their hand and yes, they should have seen this coming.