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Thursday, June 14, 2007

Trent Lott will never learn to keep his mouth shut

With retarded boobs like this in the Senate, it's a wonder how we ever took the majority in the first place. If you haven't seen this yet, crawl out from under the rock because it's screaming through the 'sphere right now, and a lot of people aren't happy. See, Trent Lott stepped in it this morning, and he doesn't appear to be backing down from his statement:

Comments by Republican senators on Thursday suggested that they were feeling the heat from conservative critics of the bill, who object to provisions offering legal status. The Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, who supports the bill, said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.”

At some point, Mr. Lott said, Senate Republican leaders may try to rein in “younger guys who are huffing and puffing against the bill.”

Um, Senator, talk radio isn't running this nation, and if you're talking about "dealing" with the problem, I'm wondering what your solution will be. Are you going to run to the other side, and support the reintroduction of the Fairness doctrine? Or will you pull a John McCain, and trim a little bit more off of the First Amendment?

Of course, some say he may have already made a run to the other side. Michelle Malkin discovered that when you try to go to his website -- www.trentlott.com -- it takes you to MoveOn.org's site instead:

Indeed, it looks like some savvy nutroots-er snapped up Lott's eponymous domain name. Type in www.trentlott.com and it redirects you to the nutroots' front page ...

How appropriate. It is most definitely time for Trent Lott to Move On.Allah excoriates Lott's contempt for the conservative grass-roots and their most powerful medium:

Question: What kind of political instinct would identify the one spot on the media spectrum controlled by his constituents as a “problem” that needs to be dealt with? Answer: The same kind of political instinct that believes this bill is going to guarantee his party millions of Hispanic votes for decades to come. His comment here is the logical conclusion of the grand betrayal that this bill and the secretive maneuvering behind it represents — not just ignoring the wishes of the base, not just expressing hostility towards it and/or impugning its motives and integrity (Lott also falsely claims that critics “don’t even know what’s in the bill”), but actually moving against it by threatening to neuter its media mouthpiece.

You know, you'd think a guy that's been beat worse than Mike Tyson would hacve the decency to keep his mouth shut. At the very least, he should have the smarts to know when to keep that yap shut. And the GOP wonders why donations to congressional people is down, why fundraising for certain presidential hopefuls are off severely, and why the Congress is deluged with phone calls and e-mails from very irate Americans.

Here's a hint for the monkeys in Congress as to why we're ticked: QUIT ACTING LIKE YOU'RE FRELLING ROYALTY!

These people have been in Congress far too long. And we have no one to blame but ourselves because we let them stay there. When that happens, fools like Trent Lott pop up and sound off in that same sort of arrogant, condescending way that drives us nuts. For the life of me, I don't even know why he was accepted as the party's whip in the Senate. After he was ousted from the leadership position a couple of years ago, his butt shouldn't have been anywhere near the leadership again. And this latest episode just goes to prove that point.

Senator Lott, I'll be damned if you and your ignorant cronies are going to pass this immigration bill without hearing from us day after day while you fools debate it. Oh, and just so you know, Senator, the majoirty of people who are upset have read this bill. It boggles the mind, I know, but Americans do pay attention.

I guess he liked the good ol' days when people like him could get away with virtually anything they wanted. It makes me think how much different this nation might be if we had had the Internet back during the Founding period. Were that the case, a good many things may never have occurred, and this nation might be better off. But people like Trent Lott dislike the transparency that we demand. People like Trent Lott don't like the fact that when others call attention to a problem, we go out and investigate. That means reading things, like this bill, and determining whether it's a good or a bad thing.

I'd be willing to bet that Trent Lott hasn't read this bill. I'd bet you that the president hasn't read this bill yet. Why do I say that? Because if they had read the bill, they wouldn't be talking it up like it was the greatest thing since sliced bread. We've seen this sort of attitude before out of Trent Lott. He threw a tizzy last year over PorkBusters, and how they were watching government spending. No offense, but if the monkeys in the Senate had been doing their job in the first place, we wouldn't have to watch over them at all. But it's pretty obvious that Congress is the five-year old we grownups have to watch to make sure they're not stealing cookies from the cookie jar.

Trent Lott was reelected last year, meaning that we can't chuck him until 2012. There needs to be a solid primary challenger in Mississippi to take this schmuck down. The Senate doesn't need people like this in power, and we sure as Hell don't need him there. Until we can jettison him in the next election, maybe we can toss him from the Whiop's job. He never should have been allowed to return to power, and he barely beat out Lamar Alexander for the Whip position.

Trent Lott may be sick of the grass-roots people and talk radio, but we do outnumber him by quite a bit. When you're on the phone with your senators in the coming days telling them to kill this bill, tell them to drop kick Trent Lott, too, and this time make sure he doesn't return.

And before I go, I'm going to leave you with an e-mail from a Hill source that Michelle knows. This is up at her site, as well, but I think it's worth circulating so we know the score on this bill when we start making the calls. Remember, we are basically being sold down the river by the very leaders we trusted. Let them know how you feel, and remind them that if they go through with this bill, not only will there be no money going to their coffers, but they're going to be facing primary challengers or a recall election.

Senate Immigration Update – June 15, 2007

All indication is that Harry Reid has chosen to resume consideration of immigration sometime next week, possibly as early as Wednesday. It is his folly – a curious political choice designed to avoid the "do-nothing" label he so richly deserves.

But as much as he should be blamed personally for choosing to bring the bill back, it is the Republican leadership and Republican "grand bargainers" who are deserving of America's contempt. Grand bargainers Graham, Kyl, Martinez and McCain made their deal with the devil a long time ago. And now, after a week of deal-making and arm-twisting, Senator Lott and McConnell have joined forces with them and with Democrats to pull together the 60 votes needed to pass an immigration bill that not only has no chance of working, but undermines our nation's rule of law, damages our national security and will cost billions of dollars.

They do so knowingly and firmly over the objections of the American people. They have done so with great contempt for those who dare to question the decision or put up a fight. It is now up to the American people to demonstrate at a level never seen before in American politics that this is an unacceptable breach of faith with them and will not be tolerated. It is the only hope at this point that this terrible legislation – that has no chance of working – does not become law.

Up to now, a handful of Senators have been able to fight for amendments – and more, to fight for the transparency necessary to expose this bill's fatal flaws. Senators Sessions and DeMint properly objected to a sham amendment process that was limiting the rights of Republicans. Other members offered amendment after amendment designed to target the bill's many weaknesses - but few were granted votes. Their efforts and of those other members who didn't just "accept the grand bargain" have exposed the bill to the American people.

But now, those members are not the hope. They are going to be limited in their ability to do anything to stop this bill. In short – the very Senate leadership who repeatedly asks that the Republican caucus stick together are now rolling their conservative members to do a deal with Democrats – to do a deal with Ted Kennedy, Harry Reid and Hillary Clinton.

The hope now lies with the American people. The American people have been speaking – and Senators are beginning to listen. Don't give up now. It is clear that Senators are beginning to understand that this bill is not supported by a sizable and important segment of the American public – middle America. There are many Senators still on the fence that are being counted on to pass this bill. This is why today it is up to the people. If there is any hope – the American people must speak, and must speak loudly. Make phone calls to Senate offices, repeatedly, and non stop until the bill is defeated. Faxes and email – flood their offices. Fax in voided checks to the NRSC and the RNC with letters saying you won't support them – and if you have ever given money before, ask for it back. Make very clear that this is the ultimate breach of faith and that there will be consequences.

Spread the word, America – there are a handful of Republican Senators who can stop this – and it is up to you to hold them accountable. It is up to you to tell them that you refuse to take this – you refuse to be sold a bill of goods. You are on to them – you know the bill cannot work. You know that this bill is "not better than the status quo" as the powers-that-be would have you believe. You know that this bill will cost YOU billions of dollars. You know that this bill harms our national security and undermines the rule of law. You know.

If you speak, they will listen. Go.

Publius II


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