So, the Tennessee Legislative Session hasn’t even convened (won’t until January) and already the Republicans are pissed at each other and shocked, shocked, shocked to find evidence of secret backroom deals being made.
It’s all very interesting, but I do want to touch on one thing that seems to be shaping up as conventional wisdom.
Well allow me to correct them. Tennessee Chairman Robin Smith made it very clear that if you are Republican and you abandon the party on crucial votes such as leadership votes, then adios amigo. The Party Structure stands ready and willing to do the heavy lifting. The enforcing. (Example: like the Democrat Party with Kurita!)
Two things, one minor, one major. The minor thing is that it’s pretty obvious that the Democrats’ treatment of Kurita helped cost them the election. The major thing is that the Republican majority in the house is one.
Yes, I know, we’ve all been acting like it was a landslide, but it’s just one.
So, Robin Smith can say all she wants that Republicans need to fall in line on crucial votes or they’re out of the official party system, but that’s a hell of a game of chicken she’s playing. She’s really going to oust Republicans when it would cost Republicans their majority?
I could be wrong, but I don’t think so.