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samsung101
Nov 15th, 2006, 04:47 PM
McConnell worked his way to that job. He's kept his nose
clean. He's a Bush friend, and more important, he's not
the whimp Frist was.

Frist was bland, boring, and he rolled over a lot. He had
the delusional idea he could be President. Sure Bill.

McConnell is decent. But, Lott is where the fireworks
will come from. Good.


Good, breathe some life into that geriatric body over
there.

Harry Reid needs a good nemisis. Lott has about as
much chance as anyone else to needle old Harry.


He may be a dope, but he's a dope with a lot of
street smarts in the Senate. Just keep him away
from making birthday comments about Bob Byrd
and his KKK past.


Lott is a deal maker. He has pals inside the Senate
on both sides of the aisle. Right now, the GOP needs
someone who can help form voting blocks to stall or
delay or kill bills in committeess and on the floor. Lott
is about as good as anyone for that.

Personally, I would have preferred a new face, Kyl or
Hutchison, etc.

Lott still thinks the White House bailed on him after his
Strom Thurmond moment....no, Trett, you said something
stupid...you had to step down.



Fact is that Bush has stood by Lott with Mississippi
Katrina relief very well. They don't hate each other,
but they don't like each other either. Lott has been
a big supporter on Afghanistan and Iraq. Bush has signed
off on cash for Mississippi year after year for Lott.

samsung101
Nov 15th, 2006, 05:26 PM
The Wash. Post has a funny piece on Lieberman and Lott,
how they both got back at the party that left them.

What goes around, comes around.

In Lieberman's case w/o merit, he did nothing to earn the
brutal attacks he took from the party. The Democrats
threw him overboard. Now, he's a Senate Kingpin as an
Indepdent. Courted by both parties for his vote.


In Lott's case, he put his foot in his mouth, and earned
the boot. However, he managed to keep his record clean
since that time. He kept his mouth shut . He snipped at
Bush, Frist, and the media. He became a saint in Mississippi
for his work after Katrina.

Really, same for Murtha. He was engulfed in scandals years ago
in the House. Almost sent off to jail, but Tip O'Neil saved him
from that. He lived to be a new kingpin in the House.

SelesFan70
Nov 15th, 2006, 07:08 PM
Lott is an old-school, good ol' boy, bring home the pork kind of senator. :rolleyes: It wasn't a smart move if you ask me.

I just hope he's tough on immigration. We're gonna need all the help we can get. :help:

samsung101
Nov 17th, 2006, 09:29 PM
McConnell has stated he will extend to Harry Reid and the
Democrats the same level of cooperation and bipartisanship
they extended to Bush the past 6 years (minus the time
the Dems had the majority because of Jeffords).

Which was none.

Good.

Hold up what you can.
Stall.
Delay.
Investigate.
Demand floor debate.
Lots of debate.

Start with Harry Reid and the Gang of 7 and Abramoff.

Volcana
Nov 18th, 2006, 12:46 AM
McConnell has stated he will extend to Harry Reid and the
Democrats the same level of cooperation and bipartisanship
they extended to Bush the past 6 years (minus the time
the Dems had the majority because of Jeffords).

Which was none.
So when Harry Reid only allows Democratic admendments to bills, doesn't let Republican bills even be voted on, crafts legislation with only Democratic input, and let Mitch McConnell and the rest of the Republicans have exactly no input on legislation except to agree with what the Democratic party has done, Mitch McConnell will refuse to cooperate.

Good.

McConnell doesn't even need to filibuster. He can just let Bush veto. Given that, senatorial Republicans can just go home for the next two years. There's nothing for them to do in Washington.