Cup of Joe Powell tells us not to be fooled by national stories regarding Pres. Barack Obama and gives a lesson that most politics are local. Much of this is coming from ALEC, he writes, and we need to have an eye on legislators in our own backyards.
And as always, Americans most often forget that the decisions made at the state and local level are the ones which determine much of the way we run our education and economic systems. Blaming all ills on one single elected official is juvenile, whether the blame is aimed at a Democrat or Republican. Our job forever remains holding the highest standards of performance and accountability for all our elected officials.
ALEC, photo ID voting mandates and Tennessee’s push comes from interests that go back to 2006, according to this story by Tom Humphrey.
“I think they’re genuinely trying to disenfranchise people they think tend to vote for Democrats,” said House Democratic Caucus Chairman Mike Turner. “It’s a national Republican thing. I guess it’s something people of wealth and power have always tried to do.” LINK
Rep. Stephen Fincher has won a dubious title that I don’t believe he is probably very proud of which is one of the most corrupt politicians in Washington. LINK Memphis blogger Steve Ross delves in deeper looking at some of Fincher’s legislation. LINK
Tennessee House and Senate democrats were in parts of west Tennessee yesterday and will continue to the northwest portion of the state tomorrow on its Tennessee Job Tours. The Jackson Sun caught up with them in Haywood County.
The four state leaders were joined by Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith and Brownsville Mayor Jo Matherne as they drove through the 1,741 core acres of the megasite and viewed construction of the solar farm. Monday’s group hopes the megasite can attract an industry that could bring 1,500 to 2,000 jobs to the area within the next five years. The megasite is off Interstate 40′s exit 42 and is bisected by Tennessee 222. LINK
A new strong voice from the west side of the state at a website called Yeah and Another Thing breaks down the recent funding shuffling of Planned Parenthood to another entity. She also talks about civility in public discourse and keeping mindful of mainstream media.
I don’t believe we’re a nation of extremes. I really don’t. Squeaky wheels get press. People who believe passionately in something but who are rational and level-headed don’t get the air time zealotry does. How many people know who Michelle Bachmann is? How many know who Elizabeth Warren is? I’d love to see that poll.
By the way, as I sit here writing this, something interesting came up in my Twitter feed. A CNN poll shows 78% of the country is pro-choice. So it just goes to show you that even though the anti-choice voice might be loud and well-funded, it’s not the majority’s voice.
Read Bergsie and put her in your RSS feed because she is knocking out of the ballpark. LINK
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Quote of the Day
You must accept that you might fail;then, if you do your best and still don’t win, at least you can be satisfied that you’ve tried.
If you don’t accept failure as a possibility, you don’t set high goals, you don’t branch out, you don’t try – you don’t take the risk.
Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter
TRUE BLUE PARTY
The Rutherford County Democrats are holding a True Blue event Thursday night at Fanatics at the
DoubleTree Hotel in Murfreesboro.
This month we are privileged to have Murfreesboro’s finest, The Eclectics, entertaining us courtesy of Carl and Carol Berning.
Suggested donations are $10 and $5 for our “younger” Democrats which all goes to the support of our RCDP.
For more information, contact 615-962-7594
The Madison County Democratic Party
is proud to host
the West Tennessee Regional Mini-Summit
September 24, 2011 at
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
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