I was reading thru the prepared speech by State Representative Jason Mumpower - a speech he had prepped as he awaited being elected the Speaker of the House in Tennessee - but he did not win said election. And most if not all the comments flowing from Mumpower and his supporters has been a rather sad whining and endless rounds of blamethrower games, since, apparently it wasn't their fault they lost a bid for power.
However, Mumpower's speech-not-given reveals some glaring hypocrisy from the Right, like their victories are ordained by God Almighty (their loss, apparently, is the work of Evil Itself, which somehow subverted the Will of the Creator).
"As the Apostle Paul describes in the book of Corinthians, the body is made of many parts, but together they form one unit.
“God has brought each member of this body together in His service and each, though different, is an important member of the whole. This body — this House — wouldn’t be the same without each part.
“Our calling to this place is foremost a calling of service. And we must be vigilant to remember daily our purpose to serve, lest we confuse it with the mirage of power."
"As I quoted when I addressed this body two years ago as minority leader, I’ve heard it said that ‘great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss things. (And) small minds discuss people.’
“In serving Tennessee and her people, we are here to discuss ideas and find solutions to the problems Tennesseans face. That’s our job, and that’s what we are going to do."
Now, Rep. Kent Williams - also a Republican - won the vote for Speaker. But rather than accept a loss, Mumpower and his Republican backers obviously feel none of that is true. By their own argument, God ordained it so that Williams would be Speaker. Why challenge the Will of the Almighty? Are they angry with God?
Wonder when they'll see the best option is to stop whining, take up the business of government, and seek solutions to the issues of the day?