To add, I was unaware she was a Pastor. Because she didnt act like one today.
She doesn't even have the patience of common folk. I witnessed her today complain about a salesman because the salesman was being too energetic and loud with a other customer. Meanwhile, the associate she had was very dull and bland. She acted like she owned the store she was in. Never would vote for her. And her son or some young man that was with her seemed very entitled and very un Christian.
See, this is why I like Haslam. Everything he said there was reasonable. I don't have to agree with all of it. But it's a rational, nuanced response to complex problems. Not a sound bite.
You go Governor!
Oak, I am truly jaded because the system itself corrupts.
I think a strong corrupt political beast can be a counter balance to capitalism as long as the corrupt know whereof their power/profits are derived and so provide.
I'm not that jaded yet, Jeff. Still a little of the 'Mr. Smith Goes To Washington' left in me. Without idealism and refusing to accept corruption as the dominant paradigm, then the corruption only gets worse. So no, I'm not kidding myself. I'm expecting more. And I think we should call out corrupt politics when we see it.
Oak, Smitty, don't kid yourselves. That's what politics is about and what it has always been about. The only real difference is between the competent crooks, who can get things done and win the elections they're supposed to win while lining their pockets, and the incompetent ones who can only line their pockets, and have no real idea how to govern, or even any desire to govern.
I think we all know it was nepotism, Smitty. It's the last gasp of machine politics. Restarting the local party will need to be a grassroots effort, with local issues being the most important thing. Some people need to remind themselves, it's not about how to turn political donations into personal gain for party officials.
So in a city that is predominantly democratic, we can't even get competent people to run the party? Is it entrenched incompetence or nepotism that has maintained this epic failure over the years?
If we work together maybe we can replace them with the Carlyle Group!
@Memphis Watcher - Raising money?! I'm a good Democrat but I wouldn't contribute money for their fiscal mismanagement.
@Still living - Both Bryan Carson and his mother need to come off of the State Executive Committee. They have, to say the least, a conflict of interest.
I can appreciate that Mancini wants to put the issue to bed and focus on the November election. The local committee says the amount missing is $25k and the settlement agreement calls for Bryan Carson to repay $6k at $100 a month; the truth may be somewhere in the middle. It's as Brackston says - the State party gave him a pass. What's not in dispute is the years of fines at $10k each for failure to file financial reports. And Bryan Carson has the audacity, the effrontery, the shamelessness to sit on the State Executive Committee?! This is a disgusting mess.
The SCDP has been the biggest joke in Tennessee for the past 2 decades. Embarrassing to say the least!!
Democrats are Democrat regardless of where they are assembled.
The longest track record and largest group of 'say one thing and do another'.... No one is really shocked that a Democrat was caught stealing from fellow Democrats...They gave him a pass!!
The right thing was done!! And, remarkably by a fellow Democrat... A rare happening.
Berclair wins the cigar.
Should've happened years ago to this group of under-achieving jugglers.
Berclair, the reason for the decertification was that the SCDP was obsessed with Bryan Carson and not doing their job, nothing to support candidates for election this year, not raising money, not doing anything to get out the vote. They were worthless as a political party. I don't think the whole state executive committee voted. I think the Chair has the authority to de-certify any county party.
Correct me if I am wrong, but Mancini wanted to let Carson off with basically a slap on the wrist, and the local executive committee wanted a stiffer penalty? Therefore, the solution by Mancini and the state executive committee - which Carson and his mom are members - was to decertify the local party?
Another question, was this decertification put to a vote by the state executive committee? If so, did Carson and his mother vote on the matter?
Finally, so what happens to Carson now? Does he receive any penalty?
When a cancer gets big enough, it eventually overwhelms the body as a whole, killing it. This applies as much to the body politic as it does to the human body. Mancini did the right thing.
I don't think it's at all funny. This is a disgrace.
Too funny. What a bunch of morons.
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