Watching Tn This Week on Channel 6 today and some guy speaking for the Knox Countt Democrat Party (I guess Democrat Chairman Cameron Brooks is too scared of tv or maybe the studio bright lights cause him to sweat) explained that Republican Michele Carringer snatching the Democrat Second District County Commission seat with 75 more votes was a coin toss. NO, a coin toss would have been where Republican Carringer had the same number of votes as the Amy Broyles endorsed candidate. There were 3/4 of a 100 people in District Two that REJECTED the representation of Broyles and Company.
The Brooks-lite guy also said that the Democrats were competitive in District 4. Now that was break out Laugh Out Loud…..
In Absentee voting Republican Hugh Nystrom got 105 votes to the Democrat 35 votes that is 75% to 25%; in Early Voting Republican Hugh Nystrom got 1,521 votes to the Democrat 1,054 that is a 59.07% to 40.93% drumming; on Election Day, Republican Hugh Nystron received 967 votes to the Democrats 815 votes, that is 54.26% to a 45..74% smack down. For a total butt whopping by Republican Hugh Nystrom of 2,593 votes to the Democrat 1,904 votes for a winning Republican percentage of 57.66% to the losing Democrat 42.34%. Where in anyone’s mind those numbers is a competitive race is ignorance at best?
An indication in early July that the Fourth District Democrat and her campaign were clueless was from a picture posted on her Facebook page. I saved it for a post election blog post, see it below.
It was a great help for the Republican candidate to knock on those doors on Monday and Tuesday evening.
So, this is a prime example why the Knox Co Democrat Party is irrelevant and if they do not change their ways, they will be confined to Knox County Commission District One for four years and TN House Distritct 15 until 2018. When a Republican wins TN House District 15 in 2018 and the Knox County Commission District One in 2020, then the door to the Knox County Democrat Party HQ can and will be boarded up.
It will take some real Democrats with courage and backbone taking the wheel away from the current regime and changing the approach and strategies to ever be relevant and a threat to the GOP again.