Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mumpower Political Suicide?

If Jason Mumpower really wants to be Speaker of the House by 2011, he is not off to the best of starts in that regard:

For Jason Mumpower to try and get the members of the House Republican Caucus to sign on to a letter "reprimanding" Tennessee Right to Life for endorsing a candidate that the caucus didn't support is akin to Mumpower and Glen Casada trying to tell their constituency groups what to do (in Casada's defense, I do not believe that if he were Leader, he would be stupid enough to do anything like this of his own accord). Tennessee Right to Life does not care about the internal issues within the Republican Party, either. Those of us who are active or semi-active in the GOP who are also committed pro-lifers do care, but we have a vested interest since we are committed to party politics-Tennessee Right to Life is not, since it is a constituency organization, but is not affiliated officially with the Republican Party.

Rather than take a page from How to Win Friends and Influence People, Jason Mumpower is shooting himself in the foot at a time when he needs to be building support rather than dividing his base. Unless Mumpower gets his head out of the clouds and back down to political reality, he will be much less likely to be Speaker of the House in 2011-and not because he would lack a Republican majority.

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At Thursday, November 12, 2009 5:10:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


As an FYI regarding your story about Mumpower/Casada and TRL are way, way off base.

The TRL letter was Casada's idea...he spearheaded the draft of the letter to TRL....and, his signature is on the draft letter sent to GOP caucus members as printed in the Knox News Sentinel.

Do you ever check sources or do you just write stuff?

I have read in the past that you claimed to know both Mumpower and have even referred to them as "friends".

I know them too....and, niether of them are stupid...nor are they politically ignorant.

So, did you check with your "friends" to get their side before you wrote this opinion piece?

At Friday, November 13, 2009 3:25:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


What do you think would happen if Kent Williams voted in the Republican primary? Since he's not technically a Republican would it be an issue of voter fraud?


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