Fair But Firm
Tennessee Republicans don't have to be vengeful, but should exact a firm hand:
Voters do not ask us to spend all of our time as a party playing petty politics when there is work to be done. However, just as Democrats spent so much of their time lording over the Legislature reminding Republicans just who ran things, Republicans need to be unafraid to remind the other party just who is in charge and the sheer size of that mandate. Tennessee Republicans have never hidden their agenda from the people of this State, and in this most recent election the Democrats couldn't hide any longer from Tennessee's more conservative electorate. Anger at Washington combined with an already-existent Republican trend from the previous State election to allow for a political realignment in this State, and Republicans should not be afraid to utilize that new authority.
Labels: Conservatism, Democrats, Elections, Local politics, Republican Party, Tennessee politics