Monday, June 21, 2010

Beavers voted for ..... Naifeh ??

You gotta be kidding. There's not a snowball's chance in "you know where" that Senator Mae Beavers would have ever supported State Representative Jimmy Naifeh ..... right ?? Well, as hard as it is to believe, the answer is yes she did. She voted in favor of him being Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives not once, not twice, not three times, but on four (4) separate occasions. I could not believe it either when I first heard about this video on Youtube. Then, I watched it for myself, checked the records, and found out that it's true.

Here's why it's so puzzling to me. Naifeh is well-known for his dislike of the right to keep and bear arms. In fact, he has single-handedly killed numerous pro-gun bills, including several that would have expanded Tennesseans' right to carry, over the years. Beavers is known as being strongly in favor of the right to keep and bear arms and has received high marks from the NRA and other pro-gun groups over the years. So why would she support an anti-gunner like Naifeh for Speaker of the House ?? Is it politics as the video says ?? Or, is there another reason ?? I'd like to know because it simply doesn't add up. Does it make sense to you ??
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Anonymous said...

the gop did not run a candidate against him until 2002...every single rep voted for him except the one pass which was naifeh himself...pretty weak attack if you ask me

The Second Chance Sheepdog said...


You can call it an attack or whatever you wish. I think it's a very legitimate question. It's not about whether there's a GOP opponent or not, it's about Naifeh's consistent liberal, anti-gun record. As a pro-gun conservative, Beavers should have voted against him as a manner of principle - period.