The Tennessee Tea Party is harassing Republican State Representatives because they (oh, god, I just realized that ‘they’ probably equally applies to both the Tea party and many State Representatives) don’t understand how state government works. Ron Lollar, for instance, is being targeted for being a Republican-in-name-only for attempting to kill a bill he’s not even voted on yet (!).
But here’s the interesting thing, from the Tea Party email:
WE HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT THEY NEED TO RECEIVE TENS OF THOUSANDS OF EMAILS AND PHONE CALLS.
WE ADDED SPEAKER HARWELL TO THIS LIST FOR GOOD MEASURE. WE ARE ALSO BEING TOLD THAT GOVERNOR HASLAM IS EXCEEDINLY WEAK…WE NEED TO APPLY PRESSURE TO HIM!
Oh, I have questions, like why these people are so in love with caps lock. But more than that, who is telling them? Who is slipping the Tea Party information about how much they have to harass Republicans? About how weak the governor is? Who could possibly be slipping them misinformation about how Republicans have voted on matters they haven’t voted on yet?
I swear to god, TNDP, if it turns out to be you, I will hand you a hundred dollars and publicly kiss Chip Forrester’s butt.
Ha, obviously, I’m not that worried about the TNDP’s ability to be either that devious or that effective.