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[ # ] Minority Whip? That’s Not Funny!
November 17th, 2006 under Hypocrisy, Politics, Rant

trentMississippi Sen. Trent Lott, ousted from the top Senate Republican leadership job four years ago because of these remarks about Strom Thurman who supported racial segregation:

“I want to say this about my state: When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over all these years, either.”

was elected to the No. 2 post Wednesday for the minority GOP in the next Congress. The position, minority whip, is a very ironic title wouldn’t you say?

John McCain spoke these words today
“Americans had elected us to change government, and they rejected us because they believed government had changed us,” he said in a speech in which he cited Reagan, Abraham Lincoln and Teddy Roosevelt. “We must spend the next two years reacquainting the public and ourselves with the reason we came to office in the first place: to serve a cause greater than our self-interest.”

He argued that after a dozen years of GOP rule on Capitol Hill, voters felt Republicans cared more about protecting their incumbency than they did about staying true to core conservative principles such as limited government, fiscal discipline, a strong defense, low taxes, free trade and family values. He urged a return to those tenets.

WOW! The straight talk express is back! (Except for pandoring to the extreme right.) Why wasn’t anyone in the party saying this before the election? Poor Rush! (See Limbaugh Greets Dems as Liberators) Why didn’t he speak up?

Is it possible that “limited government, fiscal discipline, a strong defense, low taxes, free trade and family values” never really were core conservative principles?

Matt. 7:15–You will know them by their fruits. (Insert your own joke here.)

It would be great if these values were “resurrected.” To bad they didn’t use them when they could!

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[ # 22534 ] Comment from jasonk [November 18, 2006, 12:28 am]

I think Lott’s comments from four years ago were taken out of context. He obviously does not want to go back to
the days when Thurmond was young. He was paying homage to an old statesman. In the process, he got buried because of
Thurmond’s past. Now he is earning the right to get back in power. What I would like to see is for someone to whip
that hair into shape. That’s just wrong.

Its good to hear McCain saying those things, but how much of it is him attempting to distance himself from the things
America is revolting against, in an attempt to win the White House? McCain has always marched to his own beat though, so
we will see.

Rush’s comments are just confusing to me. He is more appealing when he is working against the powers that be, so now
his show should be more interesting.

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