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The Growing Fire Around Trent Lott

 
 
dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 05:03 pm
but Shrub said Lott did NOT need to step down from his Senate Majority Leadership.
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 05:06 pm
Bush quote: "Recent remarks by Senator Lott do not reflect the spirit of our country." (loud applause from the crowd)

This same news report says that the White House has said President Shrub will NOT be joining the "growing chorus" of those demanding Lott's resignation as majority leader.

The Shrub wants him out, i have no doubt, for reasons of political expedience; but he also wants to keep his skirts clean for dancing in front of the right-wing racist crowd . . . he'll let someone else do the hatchet work . . .
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dyslexia
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 05:08 pm
The president does not think Lott should resign, White House press secretary Ari Fleischer (news - web sites) told reporters.


"The president did Trent Lott a big favor today," said Sen. Rick Santorum (news, bio, voting record), R-Pa. "He basically cleared the air. ... This is not an issue that divides us anymore."
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Dartagnan
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 05:24 pm
As Bob Herbert comments in today's NY Times (re the fact that many in the GOP quietly share Lott's views): "Keep hime in plain sight. His presence is instructive. As long as we keep in mind that it isn't only him."
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Setanta
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 05:26 pm
Very adroitly put . . .
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BillW
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 06:06 pm
"The Growing Fire" - ah, the fire brigade is out in full force. May a heavy gale rise up and blow, blow, blow to uncover the truth!
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Lightwizard
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 08:12 pm
Ouch -- Jon Stewart on The Daily Show just ripped Trent Lott and Strom Thurmond a beautiful new set of assholes.
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 08:52 pm
Those old crackers never change he meant what he said and said what he meant. The only thing that slipped his mind was that he was not with his useual cronies.

Bye, bye Trent Lott, lottsa luck back in ole miss.
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blatham
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 09:14 pm
http://www.salon.com/politics/wire/2002/12/12/lott2/index.html
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BillW
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 11:05 pm
Very impressive blatham. How many chances does Lott get before someone in the Repub party says:

It speaks like a racist,
It associates like a racist,
It acts like a racist,
It thinks like a racist=

By God (white of course), it is a racist!
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JoanneDorel
 
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Reply Thu 12 Dec, 2002 11:48 pm
Exactly my point. If it walks like a duck and talks like a duck then it must be a duck. One thing though Mississippi got some great new highways and repaved roads out of the deal.
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BillW
 
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Reply Fri 13 Dec, 2002 12:04 am
Joanne, that ain't nothing - know how many air craft carriers and battleships were built in Pascagoula? At how many billions of $? And the Dems want big government - the largest increases in new spending has occurred in the last two years - far, far, far ahead of any other group of years added together.

The largest new Gov't Organization - added

I could go on forever, but then it is digression>>>>>>>>>
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blatham
 
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Reply Sat 14 Dec, 2002 09:45 am
http://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/14/politics/14RECO.html
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blatham
 
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Reply Sat 14 Dec, 2002 09:58 am
http://www.salon.com/politics/feature/2002/12/12/ballot/index.html
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New Haven
 
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Reply Sat 14 Dec, 2002 10:01 am
Too much emphasis on what people "thought" Trent said.

I heard what he said. Didn't sound racist to me...Not nearly as racist as some of the stuff said by Jesse Jackson. Embarrassed
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New Haven
 
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Reply Sat 14 Dec, 2002 10:03 am
Joan:

If it walks and talks like a Duck, but isn't a DUCK, someone needs to see an optometrist, quick! Rolling Eyes
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blatham
 
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Reply Sat 14 Dec, 2002 10:10 am
And another view...
http://slate.msn.com/default.aspx?id=2075408
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blatham
 
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Reply Sat 14 Dec, 2002 10:23 am
edited...see below
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blatham
 
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Reply Sat 14 Dec, 2002 10:25 am
And on the 'Is Trent the only one?' question...

"In addition, workers in the Landrieu campaign cited what appeared to be unusually aggressive Republican efforts to dampen black turnout. They produced a flyer they said had been distributed in black public housing complexes in New Orleans, apparently designed to mislead black voters.

The flyer reads, in part: "Vote!!! Bad Weather? No problem!!! If the weather is uncomfortable on election day (Saturday December 7th) Remember you can wait and cast your ballot on Tuesday December 10th."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A27966-2002Dec8.html

As mentioned earlier, Democrats with an eye on next election ought to hope Lott stays around, nice and visible.
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perception
 
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Reply Sat 14 Dec, 2002 10:47 am
Blatham

Glad to see you back-----on your above observation I'd like to make this comment. If Carl Rove has as much influence as you seem to think he has-----Lott will be stepping down -----no sign of that as of this date!!!!

I personally think he is damaging the Republican party as much or more than the religious right.
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