Tennessee politicos react to upheaval

Nashville Mayor John Cooper walks by the Metro Courthouse damaged during weekend protests on May 31, 2020 (Erik Schelzig, Tennessee Journal)

 

Here’s how some elected officials reacted to statewide protests that included clashes with police, vandalism, and fires.

13 Responses to Tennessee politicos react to upheaval

  • MARLE says:

    I thought Americans and their political leaders loved violent rioting. They were super encouraging of it in Hong Kong as I recall from speeches and tweets. Hong Kong protesters/rioters were burning out high rent zip code areas of the city with innocent shop owners property destroyed.

    Our past experience with widespread looting and rioting happened in Watts or Harlem and I always wondered how it would have been viewed had it happened on 5th Ave or Rodeo Drive. Seems we don’t like it one bit inspite of our encouragement of it in place (NIMBY) such as Hong Kong.

  • Stuart I. Anderson says:

    And the winners are the statements from Marsha, Chairman Manny, and Tim Burchett. A clear condemnation of lawlessness without any dilution by mawkish sanctimony in a clumsy attempt to give something to everyone.

  • James White says:

    I suggest you go to you tube and search for Anarchy USA and watch it

  • James White says:

    It is the responsibility of state and local leaders to ensure that adequate law enforcement resources, including the National Guard where necessary, are deployed on the streets to reestablish law and order. We saw this finally happen in Minneapolis last night, and it worked. – AG Barr

  • James White says:

    I also suggest you go to you tube and search for ‘How President Reagan dealt with the Berkeley protesters in 1969’

  • Eddie White says:

    Mayor Cooper has spent weeks telling everyone to social distance and avoid large gatherings. On Saturday he participated and encouraged others to participate in a large demonstration. It appears there is no social distancing is required if it is part of the leftist agenda. I have heard no questions from the media. Everyone in the world knew how this peaceful demonstration would end, and yet it appeared the mayor and chief of police were not prepared. It is hard to believe the metro council would give this mayor a 32 percent tax increase and reward incompetence.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Indeed, Sharon Hurt leader of the Metro Council Minority Caucus asked the Mayor not to attend the demonstration as well as other members of the Caucus. But of course, she was asking a liberal officeholder not to virtue signal which is like asking a siamese cat not to meow. The only question I have is why in heaven’s name would a conservative want to live in a liberal ghetto like Davidson County, Tennessee.

  • Paul says:

    In this week’s episode of “Donald Trump and Conservatives Are Not Responsible For Anything”: watch the exciting action as they blame that double duo from the past in a special return blame-someone-else engagement, yes, it’s Antifa and BLM! Watch as once again conservatives clutch their hankies and moan about “those people”. Watch as once again as there is plenty of exciting finger pointing with simple solutions to complicated problems. Watch as once again as we see the amazing card trick hocus pocus of “America is great again” as we have double digit unemployment, cede our global leadership to China, and collapse the economy for everyone but millionaires! Yes, watch it all folks, in all its blame casting glory. Special teaser for next week: you might just see someone who needs to be “locked up” as the special guest! Tune in nightly.

    • MARLE says:

      There many be some in the middle who could be persuaded that your points are valid and yet the Dems have chosen perhaps THE most inarticulate person to make the case. Of all the times in election history to pick a befuddled, gaffe machine…..this is the worst. You could have had a potential win but once again hapless Dems will snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Congrats you folks have handed Trump another 4 years.

    • Stuart I. Anderson says:

      Cute Paul, but I’m afraid no exercise in creative writing can hide the fact that there are some people who are temperamentally and/or ideologically incapable of living in a democratic society governed by the rule of law. When officials and stockholders of the grievance industry like yourself are successful in electing your ideological bedfellows who are ever so reluctant to punish the anti-social elements with whom they sympathize, this element naturally does what comes naturally and becomes more brazen in their anti-social behavior.

      What is curious to me is not how you and I will react to all of this Paul. Our responses could be written by anyone who knows that you are a true believing leftist and I am a table pounding conservative. Rather, I wonder how much of this mayhem can the “moderates”/”centrists” take before this country is radically transformed into some impoverished dystopia? How much longer will they contribute to the decline and fall of this country by only sometime voting for well-meaning but inept liberals?

    • Eddie White says:

      Paul, your post doesn’t add very well on the accuracy meter, but I will give your candidate a very reasonable chance to win the White House. Biden was the most moderate of your candidates and seems to rank high on like ability. He has good appeal to minorities and will win a lot of votes in the industrial Midwest. I give the Democrats credit for getting behind their candidate.

  • James White says:

    You will notice that the worst problems are those in cities run by leftist, who by the way, were put into office by the very organizations and people behind the rioting in the streets.
    It is a pincers movement with pressure from above and pressure from below with a law-abiding citizen caught in between wondering what’s going on.

  • helen lewis says:

    Wells and Carmack are stories of the civil war….

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