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.