Thu Mar 22, 2012, 03:23 PM
cynatnite (28,233 posts)
House Dem Leader Lashes Out at GOP as Tennessee Taliban
Rep. Mike Turner says extremists have seized control of the state GOP and are trying to turn Tennessee into another Afghanistan.
“They’re preoccupied with sex up here,” the House’s No. 2 Democrat told reporters at his party’s weekly availability. “They’re got a real thing with sex. We’re about ready to put the turbans on, I think, and put the women in burkas here if we keep going at this rate.”
It’s the end of a bizarre week at the Capitol—even for this legislature—with sex education, abortion, the Ten Commandments, guns and creationism all on the agenda. And when Republicans weren’t pandering to their nutty base, they were passing laws to lift the ceiling on special-interest political contributions and giving hugs and fist-bumps to a party member who had just been released from jail on charges of beating up his wife.
“There are some things coming through that just make you think, good Lord! We’re making national news on all these crazy things. It’s just not good for the state of Tennessee. It’s not good for economics here. It’s embarrassing, it really is,” Turner said.
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Response to spanone (Reply #4)
Thu Mar 22, 2012, 04:25 PM
SharonAnn (10,260 posts)
5. It's my state, too. And it's just as bad as Turner describes. Maybe worse.
And around East TN, the belligerent ignorance on so many issues is pretty unbelievable.
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Thu Mar 22, 2012, 06:13 PM
IcyPeas (4,691 posts)
7. who is he talking about here:
". . . .giving hugs and fist-bumps to a party member who had just been released from jail on charges of beating up his wife"