On Ginning Up Anger & Frustration (against Attila the Hun?)

An excerpt from Frank Cagle’s latest column:
The Republicans passed a raft of gun bills as soon as they got a majority, an entire session known as the Year of the Gun. The Republicans and conservative Democrats have a constitutional amendment ready for the ballot in the next gubernatorial race to restrict abortion rights. This session saw the repeal of the inheritance tax and the gift tax and a reduction in the sales tax on groceries.
So is there rejoicing in the streets?
Not if your issue is propelled by frustration and anger. But how to gin up frustration and anger when you have control of the Legislature and your agenda is being passed?
Well, you think of something.
You attack the non-existent problem of elementary school teachers teaching homosexual sex. You try and regulate the student handbook at a private university (Vanderbilt) because they are discriminating against Christians. You argue that an anti-bullying law that prevents students calling a gay classmate names is restricting free speech.
You come up with a gun bill that tells property owners they don’t have the right to regulate firearms on their property and then go berserk when it isn’t passed.
You run candidates against conservative Republicans in their primary.
I find it amusing that someone like state Rep. Debra Maggart, chair of the Republican Caucus, is being attacked for not being conservative enough. Maggart is to the right of Attila the Hun.

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