As you may have heard, Tennessee Republican Rep. Andy Holt has a resolution inviting Sean Hannity “and like-minded New Yorkers” to move to Tennessee. This came after Hannity got his fee-fee’s hurt when Gov. Andrew Cuomo said, quite rightly, that “extreme Republicans” won’t win elections in New York state. (Cuomo’s actual comments have been distorted and taken out of context by the perpetually butthurt Fox News crowd and got twisted into “Cuomo said Republicans aren’t welcome in New York state.” But that is not what he said or meant.)
Holt’s resolution quickly passed a Republican House committee and will be taken up by the full House tomorrow. And Tennessee Democrats have added some hilarious amendments.
By adding the following whereas clause immediately after the first whereas clause:
WHEREAS, Tennessee is proud to be the home of New York native,
conservative icon, and star of The Daily Show and The Colbert Report, Senator Stacey Campfield of Knoxville; and
By adding the following whereas clause immediately preceding the final whereas clause:
WHEREAS, Tennessee, unlike New York, will soon offer voters the chance to
purchase their wine in grocery stores; and
By adding the following whereas clause immediately after the eighth whereas clause:
WHEREAS, Tennessee’s Republican Governor recognized the importance of our citizens’ liberty and freedom when he vetoed legislation aimed at curtailing our first amendment rights; and
The above, I believe, relates to this. And finally, my favorite:
By adding the following whereas clause immediately after the third whereas clause:
WHEREAS, unlike the state of New York, Tennessee’s Republican majority in the House and Senate are so dedicated to Republican party principles that they have ignored the will of the people and decided to send two and one-half million dollars ($2.5 million) a day in federal funds to other states in order to deny up to three hundred thirty thousand (330,000) working men and women access to quality, affordable healthcare; and
I’d say these amendments are stupid except they’re actually, in my opinion, very pointed statements about Republican hypocrisy. Meanwhile, nothing is stupider than wasting the legislature’s time on inviting Sean Hannity to move to Tennessee.