Tennessee’s primary elections sent these two powerful messages:
- Mere plastic support for the right to keep and bear arms is insufficient to assure a Republican’s success.
- The Tea Party movement lives, grows, motivates, activates—and consumes.
- State Democrats persist in self-destructive, even stupid, denial.
Sound familiar? Project those messages onto the national stage.
“Plastic support for Second Amendment”
I call it that because so many Tennessee politicians evidence their level of support for the Second Amendment by getting a handgun carry permit. A piece of plastic. Politicians love to proclaim that that are “strong supporters” of the Second Amendment. Even President Obama said that. Our state politicians parrot the words instinctively when poked by a Second Amendment supporter for their position. NEWSFLASH: That does not cut it. Your carrying the plastic (handgun carry permit) in your wallet and in your heart and mind does not cut it. We are listening to hear you take strong stands. Because we know that the other side will always creep up, take liberty here, take liberty there, and advance like a ratchet wrench always in one direction until the liberty is lost. That is why we refuse magazine capacity limits, silly rifle-feature limits, and limits on the number of weapons purchased on any given day. We know these ploys that you try to sell as “common sense regulations” are the mere tools of a greater lust to transfer power to the government, exclusively, at the citizen’s loss. And, from time to time, you confirm our belief as fact. Debra Maggart in Tennessee waffled on gun control; Debra Maggart lost. Having re-occupied Nashville after 160 years of Democrat machine control, conservative Tennesseeans are in no mood for squishy support for the right to keep and bear arms.
The Tea Party Movement
Debra Maggart lost to a Tea Party affiliated, conservative, ex-military officer. The Tea Party is like faith. It is like a spirit. It is the invisible force of the mind, soul, and heart. And, it is powerful.
Democrat Vilification of Conservative People
Listen to these words of Chip Forrester, the head of the vanishing Democrat Party in this state. ”State Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester does not predict that Democrats can even hold their own Nov. 6.” Then, even while recognizing that his Party is fading away, Mr. Forrester mouths the robotic hate-mantra of his party, insulting conservative Republicans, saying of them: “The [Republican] party is clearly moving to the right. [That is true, it's his next sentence that is repulsive.] We don’t hear the Republicans calling out their fringe, extremist candidates.”
Forrester misunderstands the political reality here. The more wishy-washy Republicans did try to “call us out.” Instead, we called them out. But, the state Democrat party head persists in calling us as “fringe, extremist” people. He is highly insulting and delusional. And, Mr. Forrester, you are a loser. Perhaps, just perhaps, you should re-valuate some of your platform. Many are the people who think like we think. We are neither at the fringe, nor extremist. We are driven by a deep belief in the virtue of liberty. We see the manifestations of Marxism in our own government, and we see the havoc little marxism has wrought. We vote.