I Thought They Hated The Feds?


The above photo is from a Tea Party rally going on right now at Tennessee’s Legislative Plaza. It was posted to Twitter by Tennessean state house reporter Chas Sisk. (Yeah it’s a crappy photo but it’s all we’ve got, folks.)

Tennessee is one of the few states which still has not made a decision about setting up a state health insurance exchange as part of Obamacare. The Tea Party is rallying against the state exchange, of course.

Which begs the question: they do know that if the state doesn’t set up its own exchange, the Feds will do it for them, right? Right?!? Aren’t these the “states rights” people? They really want the Feds to do this instead of letting Tennessee do it? Are they serious?

Not the first time the Tea Party hasn’t made a lick of sense.

Oh, and also from Chas Sisk’s reporting on the rally comes this gem:


Steve Gill is our local conservative radio blowhard. Hilarious. Apparently Republican votes count twice as much as Democratic ones! Must have something to do with that “real America” stuff I mentioned in my last post.


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5 responses to “I Thought They Hated The Feds?

  1. democommie

    Well to paraphrase the OTHER Donald, Rumsfeld.

    “We know what we know and we know what we don’t know, but we for damn sure don’t know what we don’t WANT to know!”

  2. onyxpnina

    If there are a hundred people at that rally (in the picture) I’d be very surprised…

  3. deep

    Easy Beale. If the Feds come in an set up an exchange then the local tea party will have a target that doesn’t involve “local” citizens.

  4. Hank

    I think you mean that they think a Deomcrat’s vote is about 3/5 of a Republican’s