TN Wingnut Wants Governor Impeached for Complying With Court

Rep. Rick Womick of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, wants Gov. Bill Haslam impeached because he is complying with the Supreme Court’s ruling overturning state laws banning same-sex marriage. Womick, of course, is a Republican. So is Haslam. In fact, Haslam is chair of the Republican Governors Association.

And where is Tennessee’s leadership…oh that’s right…our Governor bowed down to the five self appointed gods in black robes just minutes after they issued their “opinion!” He changed Tennessee state law and our State Constitution without ever consulting with the General Assembly. I think it’s time to give serious consideration to impeachment hearings against Gov. Haslam and these five rogue SCOTUS justices!

Womick’s Facebook post included the video of Sen. Lee Bright of South Carolina going on that inane rant against same-sex marriage during a special session of the SC legislature that was called to pass legislation to take down the Confederate flag from capitol grounds. Bright was one of only three senators to vote against that bill. Some of the comments on his Facebook were amusingly daft.

Karen Bracken Sign me up!!! TN is already moving to impeach Obama so why not Haslam too. Should have been done a long time ago.

Uh, Tennessee can’t move to impeach Obama. Only Congress can do that. Do they not teach even basic civics in Tennessee schools?

Susan Coyter I believe the majority of Americans are still Christian and hold dear our Judaeo-Christian heritage. How is it possible that Tennessee would vote to make The Bible our “State book”, then agree to the SCOTUS ruling? God NEVER changes, if He would destroy Sodom and Gohmorrah, don’t think He wouldn’t destroy America….When abominations become “Law of the Land” then the ENTIRE nation falls under judgment. Christians need to stand up! Thank you Rick Womick, for standing! Tennessee NEEDS strong Christian leadership, Haslam needs to go!

And yet the majority of Americans support same-sex marriage. And actually, Tennessee didn’t vote to make the Bible the state book. The Senate killed the bill that would have done so. Silly human, facts are for thinking people.

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  • D. C. Sessions

    Tennessee can’t move to impeach Obama.

    They can if their county sheriffs let them.

  • D. C. Sessions

    Tennessee can’t move to impeach Obama.

    They can if their county sheriffs let them.

  • Abby Normal

    Do they not teach even basic civics in Tennessee schools

    No, not really. The passage of No Child Left Behind casued a shift away from social studies, with Civics being particularly hard hit. Race to the Top put another nail in the coffin. Schools put their extreemly limited resources in the areas that are part of state standardized testing. Today only 8 or 9 states include standardized civics testing as a requirement for graduation. Tennessee is not one of them.

  • Abby Normal

    Do they not teach even basic civics in Tennessee schools

    No, not really. The passage of No Child Left Behind casued a shift away from social studies, with Civics being particularly hard hit. Race to the Top put another nail in the coffin. Schools put their extreemly limited resources in the areas that are part of state standardized testing. Today only 8 or 9 states include standardized civics testing as a requirement for graduation. Tennessee is not one of them.

  • eric

    This could shape up to be similar to prior year Tea Party maneuvers. Remember when Eric Cantor lost his primary in 2014? I wonder if the same thing will happen in 2016, with some far-right ‘oppose SSM’ GOP candidates successfully knocking out more pragmatic GOP incumbents or frontrunners in the primary, only to get mixed results in the general. I have no idea whether that will happen or whether the mainstream GOP will be able to quash all this and sideline SSM as a non-issue as we get closer to Nov 2016. But at least for the moment, the impact of SCOTUS’ SSM ruling on politics is definitely more interesting than I thought it would be.

  • eric

    This could shape up to be similar to prior year Tea Party maneuvers. Remember when Eric Cantor lost his primary in 2014? I wonder if the same thing will happen in 2016, with some far-right ‘oppose SSM’ GOP candidates successfully knocking out more pragmatic GOP incumbents or frontrunners in the primary, only to get mixed results in the general. I have no idea whether that will happen or whether the mainstream GOP will be able to quash all this and sideline SSM as a non-issue as we get closer to Nov 2016. But at least for the moment, the impact of SCOTUS’ SSM ruling on politics is definitely more interesting than I thought it would be.

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    I agree! Bill Islam should be impeached. Along with Hussein OBAMA Obama!! Also, BENGHAZI!

  • http://www.thelosersleague.com theschwa

    I agree! Bill Islam should be impeached. Along with Hussein OBAMA Obama!! Also, BENGHAZI!

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    “if He would destroy Sodom and Gohmorrah, don’t think He wouldn’t destroy America…” But he didn’t* so he won’t!

     

     

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    * That pesky old not existing makes some things soooo hard to do.

  • http://howlandbolton.com richardelguru

    “if He would destroy Sodom and Gohmorrah, don’t think He wouldn’t destroy America…” But he didn’t* so he won’t!

     

     

    ___________________

    * That pesky old not existing makes some things soooo hard to do.

  • xuuths

    Here are the graduation requirements for Tennessee:

    Social Studies: 3 credits, including U.S. History and Geography, World History and Geography, U.S. Government and Civics, and Economics

    http://www.tennessee.gov/education/topic/graduation-requirements

  • xuuths

    Here are the graduation requirements for Tennessee:

    Social Studies: 3 credits, including U.S. History and Geography, World History and Geography, U.S. Government and Civics, and Economics

    http://www.tennessee.gov/education/topic/graduation-requirements

  • Chiroptera

    Rep. Rick Womick of Murfreesboro, Tennessee….

    Murfreesboro? Weren’t they the good simple people — people of the land, the common clay of the New West, you know, morons — who were all up in arms against their local Muslims building a new mosque?

  • Chiroptera

    Rep. Rick Womick of Murfreesboro, Tennessee….

    Murfreesboro? Weren’t they the good simple people — people of the land, the common clay of the New West, you know, morons — who were all up in arms against their local Muslims building a new mosque?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Sometimes I don’t understand why scare quotes are being used, but that’s my “opinion”.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/TabbyLavalamp Tabby Lavalamp

    Sometimes I don’t understand why scare quotes are being used, but that’s my “opinion”.

  • Abby Normal

    @6 xuuths

    Thank you for the additional information. To reiterate and clarify my point @2, there is no standardized test for civics in Tennessee. So the class gets little attention or financial support. Schools focus on classes that have standardized tests because those are the classes that influence their budgets.

    I should note that after looking into Xuuth’s comment I came across a bill submitted earlier this year buy Teneessee’s House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R) to make passing a standardized civics test a requirement for graduation in Tennessee. So good on them.

  • Abby Normal

    @6 xuuths

    Thank you for the additional information. To reiterate and clarify my point @2, there is no standardized test for civics in Tennessee. So the class gets little attention or financial support. Schools focus on classes that have standardized tests because those are the classes that influence their budgets.

    I should note that after looking into Xuuth’s comment I came across a bill submitted earlier this year buy Teneessee’s House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick (R) to make passing a standardized civics test a requirement for graduation in Tennessee. So good on them.

  • freehand

    God said it and I believe it: marriage is one man and his half-sister(1); or one man and many women(2); or one man and a pre-pubescent girl(3); or one rapist and his victim(4); or one man and however many sex slaves he could take during war(5); or one girl and whichever man her parents picked(6).

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    1. Abraham and Sarah.

    2. Solomon.

    3. No lower age limit is mentioned or even suggested in the bible.

    4. It’s the law of God. (shrug) My hands are tied.

    5. Sometimes under direct order of Yahweh.

    6. Admittedly the most common way.

  • freehand

    God said it and I believe it: marriage is one man and his half-sister(1); or one man and many women(2); or one man and a pre-pubescent girl(3); or one rapist and his victim(4); or one man and however many sex slaves he could take during war(5); or one girl and whichever man her parents picked(6).

    .

    1. Abraham and Sarah.

    2. Solomon.

    3. No lower age limit is mentioned or even suggested in the bible.

    4. It’s the law of God. (shrug) My hands are tied.

    5. Sometimes under direct order of Yahweh.

    6. Admittedly the most common way.

  • macallan

    At least Haslam is not a teabagger. That said, his predecessor was a Democrat. Let’s wait & see.

  • macallan

    At least Haslam is not a teabagger. That said, his predecessor was a Democrat. Let’s wait & see.

  • busterggi

    Tennessee – not actually a part of the US but an amazing imitation of one.

    Also applies to Texas, Oklanoma, etc.

  • busterggi

    Tennessee – not actually a part of the US but an amazing imitation of one.

    Also applies to Texas, Oklanoma, etc.

  • Die Anyway

    eric@3: “…the impact of SCOTUS’ SSM ruling on politics is definitely more interesting than I thought it would be.”

    Ain’t it the truth. I’ve put on 10 lbs from all of the popcorn and champagne as I sit back and enjoy the entertainment. I’m may have to switch back to beer though as the budget is taking a bit of a hit from the Moet Chandon.

  • Die Anyway

    eric@3: “…the impact of SCOTUS’ SSM ruling on politics is definitely more interesting than I thought it would be.”

    Ain’t it the truth. I’ve put on 10 lbs from all of the popcorn and champagne as I sit back and enjoy the entertainment. I’m may have to switch back to beer though as the budget is taking a bit of a hit from the Moet Chandon.

  • whheydt

    Does TN teach basic civics? No. Not since John T. Scopes was convicted of violating the state law against teaching evolution. (And, yes, I know about the outcome of the appeal.)

  • whheydt

    Does TN teach basic civics? No. Not since John T. Scopes was convicted of violating the state law against teaching evolution. (And, yes, I know about the outcome of the appeal.)

  • Knight in Sour Armor

    They sure didn’t teach civics when I was in primary school there back in the 90s, so I can’t imagine they do now. Mostly they taught ‘merican history up to the muckrakers as well as TN history over and over. Finally made it to WWII somewhere around my junior year in high school in an AP history class (non-AP who knows?).

  • Knight in Sour Armor

    They sure didn’t teach civics when I was in primary school there back in the 90s, so I can’t imagine they do now. Mostly they taught ‘merican history up to the muckrakers as well as TN history over and over. Finally made it to WWII somewhere around my junior year in high school in an AP history class (non-AP who knows?).

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    At a low point in my life, I decided to go through the process of becoming a teacher. I figured as a trained, and experienced, lawyer, I could bring some insight to civics classes. Becoming a teacher, however, required taking a multiple-choice GRE type test in civics. Apparently, only about half the candidates pass the test. I came out appalled, shocked, and awed, at how little civics teachers are required to know about the subject they teach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    At a low point in my life, I decided to go through the process of becoming a teacher. I figured as a trained, and experienced, lawyer, I could bring some insight to civics classes. Becoming a teacher, however, required taking a multiple-choice GRE type test in civics. Apparently, only about half the candidates pass the test. I came out appalled, shocked, and awed, at how little civics teachers are required to know about the subject they teach.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    P.S. Meaning absolutely no disrespect to teachers. My wife is one, and I know what a toll it takes on her.

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    P.S. Meaning absolutely no disrespect to teachers. My wife is one, and I know what a toll it takes on her.

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Uh, Tennessee can’t move to impeach Obama. Only Congress can do that.

    What have you got against States’ Rights, Ed?

  • sigurd jorsalfar

    Uh, Tennessee can’t move to impeach Obama. Only Congress can do that.

    What have you got against States’ Rights, Ed?