Saturday, September 18, 2010
This week in Corinth, Ms. the incumbent Mayor Jerry Latch(D) was easily defeated by a 2 to 1 margin for reelection by newcomer Tommy Irwin(D). Virtually everytime Tommy Irwin showed up in public to give a speech at least ninety percent of it revolved around creating jobs. Corinth has been hit extremely hard during the recession especially with the recent announcement that Quad Graphics will close its doors in a few weeks which means another five hundred people will hit the unemployment lines just in time for the holiday season. Stephen Fincher and Alan Nunnelee should learn a lesson from Mayor elect Tommy Irwin. Just like Mayor Latch, their democrat counterparts Roy Herron and Travis Childers are relatively non controversial candidates. Neither one of them is a foaming at the mouth crazy Bush hating, 9/11 truther type or ethically challenged democrat that you see in other areas of the country. Sure you can beat them over the head with the Nancy Pelosi stuff but at the end of the day that doesnt help John and Jane Doe pay their bills and have a good quality lifestyle in the Booneville, Ms and Dyersburg, Tn areas like a good paying job would. As Mayor elect Irwin proved this week with his huge landslide win over a non controversial incumbent who presided over a bad economy. When you make jobs your main issue and put these other things one the backburner. You'll be surprised at how big of a win you will roll up on election day. Alan Nunnelee I know your aware of Corinth and what went on this week but don't forget it over the next six weeks and Stephen Fincher it would help you tremendously as well to learn what happened in Corinth this week. Roy Herron is a nice man but his record on job growth during his quarter century in office is a failure on an epic scale.
Friday, September 3, 2010
I continue to be amazed at just how inept the Davidson County, Tn. GOP is. The GOP is scoring historic wins in every other region of the state but for some reason they can't even win one office in Davidson County. Its really even more disgusting from a GOP perspective when you look at what happened in Shelby County, Tn last month. Shelby is a huge democrat county, just like Davidson and by the way it has a much higher african american population than Davidson. But somehow the Shelby County GOP swept all the main county offices last month in the county elections. They have also controlled the district attorney's office for the last few decades and up until four years ago they had controlled the county commission for a few decades as well. You also have other regions of the state like Madison,Chester and Henderson counties where you can no longer find a single elected democrat holding a county office. But given all that success on the county level, the GOP in Nashville for some reason can't seem to breakthrough the stranglehold that democrats have on that city. Part of that has to do with GOP officials becoming easily distracted by pretty foolish side issues such as the Matt Collins affair. But most of it has to do with a lack of organization and the sad truth that most of the past and present leaders of the Davidson County GOP cared more about promoting themselves than promoting the party that they claim to care so much about.