Tennessee House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner has shown us the other side of himself:
This debate has revealed another side to a lot of people. It has shown us a John Boehner who was not long ago seen as a dry, dispassionate federal Leader who has emerged as a fiery fighter for conservative ideas and a potential future Speaker of the federal House of Representatives. We've seen a Bart Stupak who was once a passionate defender of human life at all costs sell his soul for a promise that even the White House Chief of Staff admits is empty. Unfortunately, Tennesseans can now see our own State House Democratic Caucus Chairman, a man who I always believed was, if nothing else, a genuinely decent human being who was wrong on politics but right on temperament. Instead, Mike Turner has shown himself to be everything his harshest Republican opposition has always said that he was-a mouthy, angry, underhanded, untrustworthy union thug with little decency and no manners. I never wanted to believe these thing about Turner, he has always been nice to me...but in calling the political opposition racist because it is becoming apparent that the Democrats are about to lose an election partly on States' rights, Mike Turner is allowing his political enemies to dictate the terms of the debate, and making the worst images of him come to life for all of Tennessee to see.
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