The Tennessee Supreme Court on Friday sided with the state’s Republican Party and issued a ruling to remove Tennessee Republican House candidate Robby Starbuck from the primary ballot.
Starbuck, a longshot candidate was barred from appearing on the 5th Congressional District primary ballot after the party voted to do so in a closed meeting on the grounds that he did not meet the party’s requirements to stand in the race. Starbuck, however, won over the Davidson County Chancery Court last week and secured a ruling in his favor to restore him to the ballot.
Shortly thereafter, the state GOP filed a petition to appeal the ruling, with several high ranking Tennessee Republicans such as Attorney General Herb Slatery among the signatories.
The embattled candidate on Friday announced via Twitter that he had been removed from the ballot. “A very sad day for Tennessee voters who will be disenfranchised by today’s TN Supreme Court decision to overturn the State Court’s order to keep me on the ballot,” he wrote. “As a result, my name has been removed from the ballot. The precedent this sets is shocking.”
“The law now is that parties don’t have to face their voters to explain why they’re removing a candidate,” he continued. “They can just decide they only want a few select party puppet options.” Starbuck went on to highlight that, in Republican-dominant Tennessee, such a practice would effectively mean the party could choose the state’s representatives and officials behind closed doors.
“In a super majority state like ours that means many reps will be SELECTED in secret instead of ELECTED,” he said.
Starbuck appeared on “Just the News, Not Noise” on Tuesday and blamed the party establishment for working against candidates who back former President Donald Trump, saying “[w]e’ve got a lot of establishment people still… in the Republican Party […]
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Will America-First News Outlets Make it to 2023?
Things are looking grim for conservative and populist news sites.
There’s something happening behind the scenes at several popular conservative news outlets. 2021 was bad, but 2022 is proving to be disastrous for news sites that aren’t “playing ball” with the corporate media narrative. It’s being said that advertisers are cracking down, forcing some of the biggest ad networks like Google and Yahoo to pull their inventory from conservative outlets. This has had two major effects. First, it has cooled most conservative outlets from discussing “taboo” topics like Pandemic Panic Theater, voter fraud, or The Great Reset. Second, it has isolated those ad networks that aren’t playing ball.
Certain topics are anathema for most ad networks. Speaking out against vaccines or vaccine mandates is a certain path to being demonetized. Highlighting voter fraud in the 2020 and future elections is another instant advertising death penalty. Throw in truthful stories about climate change hysteria, Critical Race Theory, and the border crisis and it’s easy to understand how difficult it is for America-First news outlets to spread the facts, share conservative opinions, and still pay the bills.
Without naming names, I have been told of several news outlets who have been forced to either consolidate with larger organizations or who have backed down on covering certain topics out of fear of being “canceled” by the ad networks. I get it. This is a business for many of us and it’s not very profitable. Those of us who do this for a living are often barely squeaking by, so loss of additional revenue can often mean being forced to make cuts. That means not being able to cover the topics properly. Its a Catch-22: Tell the truth and lose the money necessary to keep telling the truth, or avoid the truth and make enough money to survive. Those who have chosen survival simply aren’t able to spread the truth properly.
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