Up for Debate: State Democrats' game plan

Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 11:35pm

What must the Tennessee Democratic Party do to right its ship after years of losses?

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Tagged: Up for Debate

167 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 8/7/13 at 11:57

Let the Republican Tea Bags take over. It won't be long before the citizens of Tennessee see what has been done to butts while they slept.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 5:16

They just have to wait until a few generations of the hillbillies around here die off.

By: JeffF on 8/8/13 at 5:30

Yes, the people voting overwhelmingly Republican in Williamson, Anderson, Blount, and every other county with schools that do not consistently suck will die off and their children will see the light and vote like us sophisticated city people who choose to live in urban paradise.

Wise up people, it took several generations for these people to get out from under the party that controlled this state into the condition we are finally coming out of. It will take at least two more for them to forget about it and go back.

By: HoundDog on 8/8/13 at 5:39

JeffF, if it takes "generations" to overcome the failings of Tennessee's Democratic past, why do those incredibly intelligent Republicans insist that after five years, all of our national problems are caused by Obama and no blame at all should be placed on the disaster that was known as the Bush administration?

By: yogiman on 8/8/13 at 5:41

The democrat party is known to many as the buy out party. Become a member and the party will give you all you want for your vote.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 6:01

Take that chip off your shoulder Jeff, then you can walk upright like the rest of us.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 6:05

That's both parties, nemo.

By: JeffF on 8/8/13 at 7:27

I have no chip, me and my people are in charge and our swatting down left-wing nut bills like we were Mothra. Care to pass another council bill requiring private companies and organizations be nice to gay people? The point of this article is how do Democrats move forward with their own shoulder chips. Apparently, the game plan is still insult the populace and have them vote with us. Good luck with that.

We want some more Chip Forrester and Jimmy Naifeh. Those guys were awesome and had us quivering in our boots. Its a shame we can't dig up ol' Senator Boll Weevil and ask him his opinion on how to convince us hillbillies to vote the enlightened urban-problems-first ticket.

Something to ponder, the vote difference between candidates in the last 4 elections in Davidson were less than the vote differences in neighboring Williamson County. Davidson County isn't as much a stronghold for Democrats as you would think. Put us in a district with Williamson and we will have a Republican representative. In other words, things could get worse for the Democrats in this state will get worse unless they quit trying to stake out the left-most position in any debate.

Tennessee is a net gainer in population and 30 years of the movement has turned this state Red. The growth in population is due to economic opportunity and job growth. Since people who work generally are more likely to be Republican this bodes poorly for the Blues. They will need to figure out how to turn that population growth into a jobless one. Oops, I think I just figured out the reason why granting pardons to illegal immigrants is so important.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 7:31

Um...yeah..."my people"...lol

You should get out more. Life is more than local yokel politics. And I stand by my statement, as did you...

It will take at least two more (generations) for them to forget about it and go back..

Thanks for playing.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/8/13 at 7:32

I just got up and saw that Nashville on the news about flooding. What's going on?

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 7:35

Flash flooding. I saw a pic of Briley at I-24 north of Nashville and it was completely under water. Crazy weather this summer.

By: govskeptic on 8/8/13 at 7:40

As usual on this site, there's little discussion as to the question posed, and lots of
low information critics to bash anyone with opposing views. This statement does
not include, of course, those that have all the answers and always the most and
last words on any subject ie. brrrrrrk, gdiaf, Loner (bless his heart), and a few others.

As long as the Tenn Democratic Party and it's voters protect, defend, and follow the lead of the National Party and their agenda victories in this state will be fewer rather
than more. East Nashville and Memphis is not the entire state, and the West Tenn
Political Mafia has been thankful been deposed for many years to come.

By: revo-lou on 8/8/13 at 7:48

Yes, now we have years of business corruption to look forward to. At least it starts at the top.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 7:51

Shut your hole gov, you whiny little shit. You're just like everyone else.

By: yogiman on 8/8/13 at 7:52

You should have learned by now govskeptic, if they don't know it, it's just a lie.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 7:56

Off topic and for the (normal) regulars: what ever happened to idgaf? Did he die?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/8/13 at 7:57

Tennessee politics has always been bad, we just have a new bad. Maybe worse.

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 8:00


By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 8:01

Only one more day and you retarded liberals are silenced on the NCP. Thank you JESUS!!!!

Jesus hates liberals because they hate him. Eye for an eye, doncha know.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 8:02

Um...dumbass...everyone will be silenced on NCP...lol

By: MamaG on 8/8/13 at 8:02

Gdia, that seems to be the consensus about idgaf. I think Capt. may know for sure...

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 8:03

You same liberals that have involuntary orgasm each time you think about the criminal in the White House complain about the injustice of a duly elected Tennessee legislature.

Pukes. Liberals. Dishonest piles of day-old vomit.

Did I mention that I HATE liberals?

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 8:04

That's too bad, mama. He always had an interesting point of view, though he was abrasive at times. I wonder if Chief will make a comeback one last time? It'd be good to hear from him.

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 8:04

godaminfant: You are a brainy one, aren't you! Congrats on your keen perception.


By: Captain Nemo on 8/8/13 at 8:05

gov, that can be said about the GOP as well and worse. The Republicans has followed in step for years, while the Democrats have been not as organized. It is more a party of individuals.

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 8:05

Hey---Mama Twatflies is here!!!

How's that liberal crotch this a.m.?

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 8:08

Man, you people are the sorriest sacks-o-shit I have ever seen. Your imaginary little liberal online phantom relationships.

Christ, you libs are friggin losers.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/8/13 at 8:08

It just show how little the fringe right understands Christianity. Jesus was a liberal and not Rambo.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 8:08

The dems aren't organized at all, and probably won't be for a long time (as I said above). Meanwhile the GOP pats themselves on the back because they elect twits like Haslam.

We do have the government we deserve, you know.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 8:10

Jesus was Jesus. You can't apply 21st century American political labels to the son of God. All you can do is understand his teachings, which many, MANY people do not.

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 8:12

Nimrod: Jesus stood for faith, humility, hard work, family, and sanctity.

Liberals stand for welfare, oxycontin, unbridled gay sex and baby-mamas, and complete intolerance of anything that is not depraved.

You got it wrong again, you f*77cking piece of trash.

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 8:18

goddaminfant: Take your holier-than-thou preachiness and stick it up your liberal azz, f*&ckwad.

Jesus would puke at the depraved state of America. All thanks to LIBERALS.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 8:29


You're funny, jug.

By: bfra on 8/8/13 at 8:34

gdiafante - I'll differ on that, jug is not funny, he is just low down, sty wollowing scum. NOBODY should be allowed to post what he does & I definitely think less of the people at CP that allows it to stay on the board.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 8:36

NCP goes away after tomorrow, like they care.

By: revo-lou on 8/8/13 at 8:36

This is America bfra, where people are allowed to show their stupidity. It allows you the privilege of knowing where you do not want to step.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 8:41

And it is funny because it's so far over the top. Taking him seriously is idiot bait. Nothing more.

By: bfra on 8/8/13 at 8:42

revo-lou - You are right on that! But, it is a pity that scumbags that low are even allowed to exist.

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 8:58

Thanks for your Kudos, guys, girls, and freaktard transwhatevers!

Any day that I annoy liberal garbage is a GREAT day.

Remember--silence is near. It will be a pleasure to know that you losers will have to like,kinda,LOL,OMG, regroup on totally Facebook or something.

Remember: you ARE a loser when you have phantom online friends. LOSERS.

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 9:00

Liberals=Rosie O'Donnell's dingleberries.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 9:00

I got it...Jug is really Stuart Smalley.

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 9:01

Liberals=Michael Moore's scrotum cheese.

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 9:04

goddaminfant: Mi nombre es Heisenberg. Y, sus huevos son pequenos.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 9:14

I stand corrected...Stuart Smalley with access to Google translator.

I'll miss you most of all, scarecrow.

By: Jughead on 8/8/13 at 9:21

goddaminfant: Tu esperas, senora. Soy el rey de tuyo Come mis huevos ahorita.

Folks, I must do something NONE of you ever do---work. So, I cannot wait for the final glorious day so that I can send you off to your gay orgies, Occupytard rallies, and your Bush hatred seances with one final f*&^ck you.

Love puddles.

By: Captain Nemo on 8/8/13 at 9:26

The flea thinks... There is the problem, he is dumber than yogi.

By: gdiafante on 8/8/13 at 9:27

I would love to attend a Bush Hatred Seance...but I don't speak white-trash so I would probably need a translator. Jug, would you like to be my translator?

By: Captain Nemo on 8/8/13 at 9:28

The only work the flea does is his mouth. All sucking.

By: yogiman on 8/8/13 at 9:40

Freedom of speech is one thing, revo-lou. What you can write in a paper or on a private site is another. The owner has the right to determine what will, or will not, be accepted.

By: yogiman on 8/8/13 at 9:46

Isn't it funny; citizens of the US consider themselves Americans. Aren't citizens of Canada and Mexico also Americans?

Aren't citizens of the nations in Central America and South America also Americans?

How can we be the only ones known as (called) Americans?