One of their own just cast the deciding vote to make himself Speaker of the state House - backed by all the Democrats. A real ruckus ensued. But I was most struck by how a leading Tennessee Republican framed his opposition:

"Action will begin immediately to address the actions of Rep. Kent Williams," said Smith. "His commitment today was not to Republican principles, but to the blind and shameless pursuit of personal power. He cast his vote for a pro-tax, pro-gay, pro-abortion, anti-gun liberal Democrat to preside in leadership against all 49 of his Republican colleagues."

Notice that the Southern GOP is now getting more honest. It has a problem with anyone who can be called "pro-gay."

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