Monday, April 01, 2013

Power-Mad GOP Lawmakers Seek to End Democratic Primaries for U.S. Senate

File this one under Power Really Goes to Their Heads. This may be the dumbest of the GOP super-majority's bizarre bills yet.  

Tennessee's ego-maniacal GOP lawmakers want to end the democratic primary for the U.S. Senate.

Ending the democratic primary for U.S. Senators? Heck, why not end all democratic elections? What the hell do voters care about democracy anyway?

If Tennessee voters don't choose their nominees for the U.S. Senate, who does? Power-mad GOP lawmakers of course. 

TIMES FREE PRESS: Bill ending U.S. Senate primaries in state has a shot

HUFFINGTON POST: Tennessee Legislators Advance Bill To Partially End Direct Election Of Senators