Monday, March 19, 2018

When The President [for now] Says They're 'Fine People' This Is What Happens

Over there to Tennessee a House committee declined … declined … to pass a resolution that stated Tennessee denounces white nationalism and neo-Nazism.

The sponsor of the bill, Rep. John Ray Clemmons, right, a Democrat, because of course, didn’t even receive a second motion to proceed with discussing the resolution in the House State Government Subcommittee:
"I'm in utter disbelief at what just happened. "I didn't think there was anything controversial about this resolution."
The subcommittee's sole Democrat, Rep. Darren Jernigan, made the first motion, but it was met with silence, and no action whatsoever, from the subcommittee's Republican members, Reps. Bill Sanderson, Bud Hulsey and Bob Ramsey.

And when Clemmons started to discuss the resolution, you know, talk about it, Bill Sanderson, left, cut him off; Clemmons was only allowed to speak again if he spoke about an unrelated bill on studying state government contracts.

House Republican Caucus Chairman Ryan Williams said the inaction by the committee on the resolution was the result of Clemmons not lining up enough votes to take up the bill before the panel convened.

So, he couldn’t line up enough votes to denounce white s supremacy and neo-Nazism?

Oh yeah … Tennessee. And Republicans. And a president who says Nazis and white supremacists are good people.


the dogs' mother said...

Sigh... xoxoxoxo

Leeanna Henderson said...

I was brought up as an army brat in the 50's and 60's. I had no idea what segregation or civil rights were because I was living in Europe most of the time on an army/air force base. I had more black friends than white. Back then, when I was in school, you never knew if a black kid's father was the ranking CO of the base. You went to school and played with them anyway. To this day I just can't wrap my head around why white people can't see that we are all equal if you look past the color of a person's skin. It's really not that hard to do.

Mitchell is Moving said...

And the tragedy of this is that it no longer even surprises me.

Harry Hamid said...

Doesn't seem like it ought to be a profile in courage to vote for something like that. Are they afraid that there are so many secret white supremacists that such a vote would turn around and bite them later?

anne marie in philly said...

wall the racists into TN and don't let them out!

Dave R said...

Proof the Confederacy still lives.

Helen Lashbrook said...

You've got to be taught to hate and fear
You've got to be taught from year to year
It's got to be drummed in your dear little ear
You've got to be carefully taught