"Needless to say, DesJarlais, who was elected to Congress in 2010 as a Tea Party Republican, is stridently 'pro-life."
Why does the author find this "needless to say?" Is Bruce saying that all Tea Party members are pro-life? Because if he is, I have news for him. The Tea Party is a movment of people who are motivated by fiscal, not social, issues.
Man, that beenderdonedat dude sure seems to have an inferiority complex when it comes to Memphis. I hopd everyone in Tennessee's second largest city (Nashville) isn't like that. As a native Chicagoan who frequently visits both Memphis and Nashville for business, let me say that Memphis is the more pleasant to visit and the more cosmopolitan of the two cities. Nashville has tried very hard to shed itself of its Hee Haw reputation and they deserve a lot of credit. But even today, if you ask folks here in the Upper Midwest to react to Nashville, more often than not, the toothless hillbilly Hee Haw persona will be mentioned. If you ask us to react to Memphis, you're likely to get all sorts of responses all of them positive from BBQ, to Elvis, to Blues, to funky river town.
By Jackson Baker
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