Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Treason

I am on the House floor at this hour, and I am still agog at what happened here yesterday. Kent Williams guaranteed at least twelve members of the House Republican Caucus that he was going to vote for Jason Mumpower, and told Mumpower this three times. The deal to make Williams speaker was a Democratic coup d'etat so that control of this House can be maintained. Democrats had better never talk to me about the 2000 Presidential Election again. The party opposite accuses us of "stealing" a presidential vote. In Tennessee yesterday, Democrats made an arrangement to nullify an entire legislative election-and that is precisely what happened.

Kent Williams lied to his fellow Republicans, made a deal with the Democrats to make himself Speaker in return for giving the other party power, and betrayed his Caucus and the voters. He does not give a damn.

Even this morning, Williams was running around the plaza trying to kiss arse-he even tried to butter me up, and I won't be rude to the weasel, but I refuse to call him Mr. Speaker-Representative Williams will do.

Democrats in the House and across Tennessee should remember this: You will regret this in a terrible way, and I am not saying that because of the political consequences of this evil doing-those are coming, but you have bigger problems. Your members have elected a Speaker who is known to be short a few bricks, even by some of the old Naifeh Republicans here. He cannot run the House, he will be a puppet of others, and there will be days this year when business in this House grinds to a halt because the Speaker, who has previously been a member all of two years, has no clue what to do.

Whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

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At Wednesday, January 14, 2009 11:47:00 AM, Blogger Steve Mule said...

You (and the rest fo GOP'ers) screwed up. Screwed up big time!
With a 50 to 49 majority you simply can not afford to piss anyone off! ... and you did ... and someone was able to use it to bite you (and yours) in the butt.
He won't be that bad a speaker and besides with his vote and the other 49 ( = 50 which is greater than 49) they'll manage to get stuff done. Wait and see.
In the meantime, from out here where the deer and the antolope play I will be enjoying the popcorn I told you about earlier.


At Wednesday, January 14, 2009 12:08:00 PM, Blogger Steve Steffens said...

Mumpower measured the drapes before he counted the votes.

Look, you KNOW Mumpower tried to beat Williams TWICE, and failed both times. You also know Williams wasn't comfortable with the direction Mumpower was taking the Party.

Call Speaker Williams what you will, but Mumpower proved above all else that he is NOT ready for Prime Time with what happened yesterday.

Mumpower is only the victim of his own hubris.

At Friday, January 16, 2009 11:00:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen, Left Wing Cracker!

Lesson? Count your votes Mumpower. Naifeh counted his.

At Tuesday, January 20, 2009 2:35:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We were told this was a last minute maneuver by the Naifeh crowd. Apparently not:
According to this article Representative John Litz states that he was one of many Democrats who were searching for an alternative to Mumpower for House speaker interviewed Williams in mid-December and asked him to divulge his positions on firing the state employees and committee chairmanships.


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