Letters to the Editor

Monday, June 14, 2010 at 11:45pm

District 17 Senate primary heats up

At the end of the legislative session, we watched a battle unfold between the House and Senate. Oddly, the two controlling sides were conservative Republicans actually trying to accomplish the same goals.

We all know there is no love lost between the two conservative candidates for Senate District 17 — Mae Beavers and Susan Lynn. Both candidates have worked hard over the years to achieve conservative goals in government and to do their best to represent the constituents. Lynn decided to run for the seat after Beavers announced she would seek the Wilson County Mayor's seat, but Beavers did an about face and decided to run for re-election of her current seat.

The main legislative battle became over protecting Tennesseans from Obamacare. An overwhelming majority of Americans have rejected the socialist takeover of our healthcare system and Beavers and Lynn have worked to protect Tennesseans from this unconstitutional overreach of federal government powers.

How do we decide the right candidate? Just look at how this legislation died and which candidate fought for our rights, and which candidate played politics.

The legislative session ran very late this year. Knowing this, Beavers decided to wait until the last few days to dump 31 different bills at the foot of the House and expected Lynn to just go along with every single one of them. Instead of taking responsibility for her inefficiency, Beavers decided to blame Lynn for not rubber-stamping her bills. Then Beavers played politics with the Health Freedom Act to make sure she can say she fought against Obamacare even though Diane Black was supposed to be the senator that pushed the bill through.

Lynn's bill, HR 2622 was set to easily pass in the House, which it did. However, Beavers couldn't seem to live with Lynn getting the credit for this.


As Beavers explains in this youTube video, the Senate recalled the bill "passed in February" to insert her language and name into the bill.

So, what was so important that the Senate needed to change language on a bill already passed? Beavers wanted to force Attorney General Bob Cooper to file a lawsuit against the federal government's Healthcare Bill. Unfortunately, in the state of Tennessee, the Attorney General is appointed by the state Supreme Court so that would be the same as the legislative branch telling the judicial branch what must do.

When you listen to the language of both candidates explaining what happened, Lynn took the high road and Beavers took the low road saying, "the House needs to act like adults." Well, I will act like an adult and recognize which candidate was working for us and which candidate was working for her self.

Mark Charest
Mt. Juliet 37122

227 Comments on this post:

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 12:21

OH OH I know idgaf

By: gdiafante on 6/15/10 at 12:25

I like "surrender monkeys". I had no idea monkeys were French.

By: Kosh III on 6/15/10 at 12:30

France, our oldest ally.

By: BenDover on 6/15/10 at 12:31

Yeah... Maher, Matthews, Oberman, Maddow...

"these are not the vitriol spewing 'droids you are looking for".

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 12:32

If it were not for the French, we may have not won our independence.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 12:34

Limbaugh….enough said

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 12:39

You gonna give us the punchline to that Brewer joke, Nemo?

By: BenDover on 6/15/10 at 12:40

Bill Maher has more vitriol in his little finger than all of the conservative talk guys combined... excepting Mark Levin.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 12:41

So that he can play with his hair!!!.

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 12:42

Nice. He's about to hear that one...

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 12:43

That is only because the truth hurts,Ben.

Beside I don't like Maher.

I raise you a Beck.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 12:44

Go at him house.

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 12:48

I can't help myself, Nemo...maybe it's the fat face/bow tie combination.

By: AmyLiorate on 6/15/10 at 12:50


By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 12:53

A man of height and vision


By: Kosh III on 6/15/10 at 12:55

I don't have HBO, don't do Maher. Chris Matthews, I never hear him name-call. The other two, don't watch, don't watch Matthews much either.The only regular news show aside from the local news(for weather mostly) is the BBC World Report. I get most news from the net, preferably overseas outlets as they are not so obviously controlled by the corporate fascists of Wall Street, K Street and Madison Avenue.

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 12:57

Kosh, are you originally from the UK?

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 12:59

Then Ben, there is this Coulter dude

By: Kosh III on 6/15/10 at 1:03

For instance, check these

By: BenDover on 6/15/10 at 1:16

What's the scoop on Brewer? Political editor? That's a fishy title. I thought the little Napoleon was showing his colors over at the TN Center for Policy research.

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 1:16


USA vs England

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 1:32

I heard that Clint left when they tried to play pin the toupee on the bald guy.

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 1:37

"My name is Clint, and I'm an assoholic."
"Hi, Clint."

By: BenDover on 6/15/10 at 1:51

That whole cue-ball / bow tie thing was just too much.

By: MamaG on 6/15/10 at 1:54

Clint Brewer looks like he could be J Edgar Hoover's son, if that were possible.

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 1:55

I just posted Nemo's joke over there, under the name "complexnapoleon".

By: MamaG on 6/15/10 at 1:57

House, you are so baaaaad! But in the best way! LOL You folks here have (mostly) got the best senses of humor I've ever seen! love it!

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 1:59

Why does Clint Brewer wear a bow tie?
To cover the circumcision scar.

By: MamaG on 6/15/10 at 2:01

Actually L'ingOL! (He's a Richard Cranium)

By: BenDover on 6/15/10 at 2:04

lmao house!

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 2:18

The joke is still up over there. I can't believe it.

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 2:38

d7 & I have had posts removed over there today. All I did was agree with him(d7)...
in the freakin' opinion section, no less.

By: bfra on 6/15/10 at 3:03

Loner - No, I didn't take a powder, just got back from sitting 3 hrs for an MRI, after which I pitched a fit and left.

Now, I see you have added the Arabs to your mix on 9/11. You still didn't explain what (you think) Israel had to do with it, other than being Muslim.

Also, sourch that Obama (you think) is on anyone's paroll.

By: bfra on 6/15/10 at 3:05

house - What topic under opinions?

By: bfra on 6/15/10 at 3:07

Nemo - Even as upset as I was, I didn't do a "drop & roll". LOL

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 3:08

bfra: McNair case...some Boy Scout wrote it, trying to get a merit badge.
Lame, at best, even for a kid his age.

By: bfra on 6/15/10 at 3:17

Thanks house - Those merit badges are ok I guess. I have never realized any benefit of a whole sash full.

By: brrrrk on 6/15/10 at 3:20

I don't care what anyone says, there's something hinky about the McNair case.

By: bfra on 6/15/10 at 3:24

I agree brrrrk!

By: bfra on 6/15/10 at 3:25

Loner - s/h/b "source"

By: slacker on 6/15/10 at 3:27

uh oh... grassy knollers

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 3:29

It all started month ago when Clint first arrived at TN. Center for Politics. Some of the staff laugh when he sat on the curb and his feet dangle over the edge.

By: slacker on 6/15/10 at 3:30

lol nemo

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 3:31

I agree brrrk, there is something strange witn the McNair case.

By: Captain Nemo on 6/15/10 at 3:33

I love house 2:59 post

Dose brrrk get some king of award for the 4:20 post?

By: bfra on 6/15/10 at 3:36

I didn't understand the police letting her on/off exboyfriend, not only leave the City, but the State, while the investigation was still on going.

By: dargent7 on 6/15/10 at 3:37

4:35pm: We really had our posts removed at the Tenn.? With all the slosh from the Nazi's: Bill, Ed, 41%, preds, "Chief", redbird ( my personal favorite).

By: budlight on 6/15/10 at 3:39

: Dragon on 6/15/10 at 7:59
"Driving is a privilege, not a right, if you want to drive, you must have insurance. Does this logic also apply to healthcare?"

Is living a privilege? Maybe being American is a privilege.

The analogy would better fit if you were required to have comprehensive car insurance rather than merely liability. I don't expect my car insurance to pay for gas, oil, maintenance, or damage I cause to my car.

I could not have said it better, Dragon. mandatory health care is a crime.

By: house_of_pain on 6/15/10 at 3:39

brrrrk gets the Loner Award.

By: budlight on 6/15/10 at 3:41

As he's been quoted as saying, "Who'd want this job"? posed by D7

D7 he wanted it bad enough to buy it for one billion dollars. Ain't campaign spending a hoot?

He wanted it. He bought it.