Leaked Audio Of Tennessee Dingbats
Holla at your crew at ye olde Tennessee Holler for excavating this delicious recording of the Republican members of the state’s House of Representatives in the immediate aftermath of their calamitous decision to expel Justin Pearson, Justin Jones, and Gloria Johnson. Rarely have the symptoms of the prion disease been so clearly evident in its victims. I can’t figure out if these guys have listened to too much talk radio, watched too much Fox News, or worn out 85 DVD copies of the original Red Dawn: WOLVERINES!!!!!
[More Barrett bashing here] … I’ve been called a racist, a misogynist, a white supremacist more in the last two months than I have been in my entire life, and, by golly, I’m biting my tongue.
“And I’m telling you, Mr. Speaker, with all due respect, those days are wearing thin right now. And I’m going to have to swallow this seeing Mr. Jones back up here, walking these hallowed halls, that the greats of Tennessee stood in, and watch them disrespect the state that I chose to move to, and by golly, it’s got to stop. I’m sorry for getting angry here. My father was D-Day Plus-4 and he fought for this freaking country and many of his friends died. You gotta do what’s right even if you think it might be wrong. [Ed. Note: I don’t know, either.] And you gotta protect this freaking republic here in Tennessee or, you know what, let’s all go the hell home. I’m getting gray hairs sitting here listening to this freaking bullshit.”
This ladies and gentlemen is the Republican farm team. A couple of these guys are better than even odds to end up in Congress, where they can inflict this whinging paranoia on the rest of the nation. And if they don’t get their way, and if people point out that their way is revanchist crapola seeking to return this country to the 1880s, America is simply finished. They are standing at the gates. Gay penguins, beware.