On Talk Of Secession

With reports this week of GOP gubernatorial candidate Zach Wamp discussing secession. What Wamp said was this:


I hope that the American people will go to the ballot box in 2010 and 2012 so that states are not forced to consider separation from this government…

Of course, the candidate has backtracked on these statements, but it’s still curious the adamant caterwauling that Ron Ramsey and Wamp have been partial to in these last days before the primary on big government.

Lean Left responds:

Here is a little thought experiment: suppose that a GOP government took power on the heels of a questionable Supreme Court decision. Suppose further that that government failed to prevent the largest terrorist attack in US history, failed to catch the people behind that attack because they preferred to wage war against a country that had nothing to do with the attacks, officially sanctioned torture and thus gave the terrorist a golden recruiting tool and lied about the justification for ignoring the real threat and attacking the other country. Now suppose that New York State decided hay had had enough and tried to leave the Union. Do you think that anyone supporting secession now would have supported New York State?

Unfortunately for the country, we already ran that little experiment during the last decade.

I had a conversation with a young man yesterday that spoke of how no party is very united right now and that it is truly frustrating for him as an independent. It’s true, the republicans (watch the primary race in the 8th) and the democrats (liberal vs. blue dog) have been infighting for a long time all across the country and not just in Tennessee.

I return to this state however and I can’t help but ponder why we immerse ourselves in wedge issues, because if last night’s conversation was any reflection of voters right now, these things aren’t resonating in the least with the voters they are wining and dining.

Related: Ron Ramsey makes us scratch our heads.

1 comment for “On Talk Of Secession

  1. July 27, 2010 at 6:04 pm


    Zach is such the goof. He looks like a cross between Jay Leno and Dan Aykroyd. What’s up with that chin? He’s got elf ears too.
    Looks like an actor in a cheap B movie.

    That’s about all there is to say about Jack Wamp

    I think that McWherter is doing well with his TV ads here in the Appalachian area. The tractor thing looked good and I’ve heard some independents speak of it. We really need to remind the younger voters in TN about the things ol’ daddy Ned did while he was Governor. Many voters don’t remember the Ned McWherter days.

    Mike believes in the principals that brought us Sunshine Law and TennCare too. If enough people know the truth, maybe we can make the Repig nominee the next Dwight Henry.

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