Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Tennessee Awarded Title of Worst State Legislature

Posted By on Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 11:44 AM

We're #1! We're #1!

Oh, hey there. Just busy celebrating the good news: Mother Jones has listed Tennessee's legislature as the worst out of 50 state legislatures. That means Tennessee has the worst legislature of all the states in the whole US of A. All right!

Political reporter Tim Murphy goes back through the annals of Tennessee's legislature — though he doesn't have to go back very far — to find some examples of lawmakin' buffoonery going on in the volunteer state. Here are just a few reasons we've been selected for this prestigious honor:

1) The Gateway Sex Bill.
2) GOP State Sen. Stacey Campfield, and more specifically, his back-assward views on homosexuality and his sponsorship of the “don’t say gay” bill.
3) GOP state Rep. Matthew Hill's bill that would disclose extensive information on doctors who perform abortions in Tennessee and the patients who receive them.
4) GOP Rep. Kelly Keisling's mass email to constituents about "a rumor circulating in conservative circles that President Barack Obama is planning to stage a fake assassination attempt in an effort to stop the 2012 election from happening."

Of course, there's more, but we'll cap it here for now. What's that saying? You should quit while your state is so, so far behind?

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