Breaking: Trent Lott elected Senate minority whip

posted at 10:54 am on November 15, 2006 by Allahpundit

Just across on Hotline. CNN says the margin was one vote over Lamar Alexander.

Suspect on racial issues and pork-friendly. Just the right man to help remake the party. Between this and Mel Martinez, we’re really on a roll.

All that’s left is get to Boehner and Blunt back in charge in the House.

Formal announcement is coming soon. Mitch McConnell supposedly has been elected minority leader, which is no surprise.

Update: Memory lane via John Miller at the Corner.

Update: What about House minority whip? Slim pickings, says WashTimes:

The current whip — Rep. Roy Blunt of Missouri, who hopes to retain the position — has talked about the need for “cultural change in Washington,” but is an old ally of ousted leader Tom DeLay. It didn’t help that he attended a fundraising golf tournament last weekend, just days after his party lost 30 seats amid charges of corruption…

Challenging Mr. Blunt is Rep. John Shadegg of Arizona, a conservative who lost his bid earlier this year for majority leader.

“He was one of the guys who got here in the ’94 Republican revolution and didn’t go native,” said Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, who supports Mr. Shadegg.

But others say Mr. Shadegg is uninspiring and aloof. Many have settled on Rep. Eric Cantor of Virginia, Mr. Blunt’s chief deputy whip, who actively supports Mr. Blunt’s re-election.

“Everybody is asking why Cantor is not running,” said one Republican staffer who requested anonymity to speak freely about the leadership race.

Update: Speaking of Martinez, here’s a little gratuitous Tancredo for you:

Another leading critic of Bush’s stance on immigration, Rep. Tom Tancredo (R-Colo.), chairman of the Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus, offered tepid support for Martinez.

Tancredo called the senator a “competent spokesman for our party,” but added that if he “rejects the will of rank-and-file Republicans and uses the position to advocate for things like the president’s amnesty proposal, then I believe the party could be headed for another shellacking at the polls in 2008.”

Update: Jonathan Martin at NRO says Martinez’s appointment makes more sense in light of Lott’s election. More sense than Michael Steele’s?

Update: Barnett: “If there’s one message that the electorate sent the Republican Party last week, it’s that we hadn’t given them enough of Trent Lott.”


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I do, actually, think the GOP can be saved. I think we’re all still shell-shocked

That might have been the case last week. THey have had a week to start thinking about the future, not duplicating the obvious errors of the past. This Lott nonsense proves that the GOP is completely beyond redemption.

Who is it that always says : “The definition of insanity is doing exactly the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” ?

If the GOP was a car, the insurance company would ‘total’ it.

LegendHasIt on November 15, 2006 at 4:26 PM

Sorry, Allah, changing the guard won’t help your party now. The newest figures are out:

http://www.pollingreport.com/institut2.htm#Democrats

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of the Republican party?

Favorable: 35%
Unfavorable: 58%

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of the Democratic party (Scroll up for this one)?

Favorable: 57%
Unfavorable: 33%

Bush’s newest approval ratings just came out and its looks delicious. He’s back down to 33%, with 61% disapproving, with an additional 61% saying that they flat out don’t like the guy.

Oh, here’s another juicy poll: http://www.pollingreport.com/2008.htm#misc

Would you like to see a Democrat or a Republican become president in 2008?

Democrat: 48%
Republican: 28%

In other words, if the Democrats and Republican nominate relatively lesser known figures within their parties respectively (Romney-Brownback-Huckabee on the GOP side, or Clark-Biden-Obama on the Dem side) the Democrats will trounce the Republicans.

Face it, the only way you’re holding the White House is with a RINO. And even then you’ll probably lose since Bush is going to be a huge drag on McCain or Guiliani heading into 2008. You’re going to take even higher casualties in the senate this time around.

So suck it conservatives. Either bite the bullet and nominate a RINO or we’ll BURY YOU for a generation. All of this talk about ideological purity is only going to put your party out of commission, and this “third party” talk. Well, have fun with that.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 4:27 PM

Well, it wasn’t “balls,” or “grebrook.”

It’s a word we probably said a lot on election night.

Rhymes with a creature that fits into the Anatidae family.

Slublog on November 15, 2006 at 4:28 PM

So suck it conservatives.

“So suck it up”, I meant to say.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 4:29 PM

Remember – only you can prevent fat, sated trolls.

Slublog on November 15, 2006 at 4:29 PM

Legend, “Dance with the one who brung ya.” is the rule of the day. Lott’s no master of the Senate, but he’s not bad and don’t think he’s nearly so bad as to merit all this wailing and gnashing of teeth.
We’re limited as to who we can put up right now–Allen and Santorum are gone.
Lott knows the drill and he’ll be comfortable in the driver’s seat until we can see how this Dhimm-donated Senate with some Dem “moderates” is going to act.
“Know when to hold ‘em and know when to fold ‘em.” Now’s the time to hold ‘em because nobody’s getting any “new cards.”

Jen the Neocon on November 15, 2006 at 4:40 PM

Wow, Grebrook is like your own little Nodrog here at Hot Air, he’s popping up on all kinda threads (I know, I know, don’t feed them)

Max Power on November 15, 2006 at 4:41 PM

I may have forgotten much of what I learned in biology, but would that rhyming word be “duck”?

steveegg on November 15, 2006 at 4:46 PM

The shrinks have a word that seems to be applicable:
Codependency.

LegendHasIt on November 15, 2006 at 4:55 PM

I may have forgotten much of what I learned in biology, but would that rhyming word be “duck”?

Yup.

Heh. Science nerd.

Slublog on November 15, 2006 at 5:02 PM

Who is it that always says : “The definition of insanity is doing exactly the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result.” ? ALCOHOLICS! Oh yeah its all comming to me now . How bout a party. It makes a difference. Instead of a bunch of burned out PARTYING substance abusers. Whata ya think!

sonnyspats1 on November 15, 2006 at 5:06 PM

Addendum Sober Party that is!

sonnyspats1 on November 15, 2006 at 5:07 PM

Democrats will run this country for a generation.

No, the American people don’t like socialism.

V15J on November 15, 2006 at 5:21 PM

No, the American people don’t like socialism.

Alright, let’s try this again: http://www.pollingreport.com/institut2.htm#Democrats

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of the Democratic party (Scroll up for this one)?

Favorable: 57%
Unfavorable: 33%

No, my friend, what the American people don’t like, is YOU:

Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of the Republican party?

Favorable: 35%
Unfavorable: 58%

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 5:35 PM

Democrats will run this country for a generation.

Yeah, a generation of fruit flies.

Iblis on November 15, 2006 at 5:56 PM

No, my friend, what the American people don’t like, is YOU:

Blah. Blah. People are fickle. Polls change. Its easy to be “favored” when all you have to do is complain. When you actually have to write policy is when your rankings drop. That a thin majority has a favorable impression of democrats when they are without power entirely; I think its a pretty sad commentary on the state of the party.

lorien1973 on November 15, 2006 at 6:10 PM

To quote Nelson from the Simpsons: “Ha-haa”

Geez, anyone thinking about bringing back the “Bull Moose” Party?

Wuptdo on November 15, 2006 at 6:10 PM

Grebrook sez:

I wasn’t even born when Kerry was campaigning against the Vietnam War.

So you’ve been alive for what, 7 or 8 Presidential elections at most? 5 Senate terms, tops?

You sure know a hell of a lot about how and why elections have broken and will break and why for a guy your age who has such a limited grasp of actual facts.

Do you know something Jerome Armstrong doesn’t know? Hoe do you do it? And who’s your pick for House Majority Leader?

Pablo on November 15, 2006 at 6:10 PM

No, my friend, what the American people don’t like, is YOU:

1.) I’m not a Republican you idiot.
2.) 60 percent of Americans consider themselves to be “conservative” or “very conservative”.
3.) Nancy Pelosi wants to “spread the wealth” = Socialism.

V15J on November 15, 2006 at 6:15 PM

You know, someone’s doing a lot of braggin’ as if the election was a “Blue Wave mandate,” which it was NOT.
There are 10-12 House races still being counted and at least 6 of the Senate races were close enough for a recount. Not exactly a sweep or a Dem mandate by any reckoning.
It’s hardly true that the American people “don’t like you.”
What’s true is that we’re still divided as to party, but not as to issues.

Jen the Neocon on November 15, 2006 at 6:17 PM

You sure know a hell of a lot about how and why elections have broken and will break and why for a guy your age who has such a limited grasp of actual facts.

Limited grasp of the facts? Last time I checked, I’m the only one who actually sources my claims, whereas all of the hopping-mad conservatives on Hot Air prefer to just spew cliche talking points about “communists” “traitors” “you hate america” “murder babies”, etc…

This election has done more to foreshadow the political future of the United States than the elections of the 60′s, 70′s or 80′s for one fundamental reason: America is changing racially and religious now, it wasn’t then. Latinos continue to constitute a greater and greater percentage of the population, and vote 70% Democratic. Those who are here illegally who are soon to be legalized, are more poor on average and less white (Cubans and Colombians have a tendency of identifying themselves as “white hispanics”), and thus their political breakdown is even more lopsided, around 80-20. Identically, as was not the case in previous elections, Democrats won the youth vote by a massive 60-38 margin, which no party has ever achieved before. And before you break out teh talking points about how youth voters are always more liberal, that’s largely a myth; during Reagan’s presidency they actually split 45/45 between the two parties. Clearly most young people in this country have no respect for the Religious Right or the political party that acts as its two-dollar-hooker in Congress.

So, sorry, yes, I do know a lot more about politics despite not being around for 50 years. Get over it.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 6:18 PM

This election has done more to foreshadow the political future…

Source that, kid.

Pablo on November 15, 2006 at 6:19 PM

There are 10-12 House races still being counted and at least 6 of the Senate races were close enough for a recount. Not exactly a sweep or a Dem mandate by any reckoning.
It’s hardly true that the American people “don’t like you.

Get around to learning the definition of this word sometime:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerrymander

For the Dems to win the senate is much more impressive than for Republicans to hold it, since there are more “red states” than “blue states”.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 6:20 PM

Oh, and I haven’t been around for 50 years. Then again, I don’t pretend to see the future, either. :-)

Pablo on November 15, 2006 at 6:21 PM

60 percent of Americans consider themselves to be “conservative” or “very conservative”

No, they don’t. Exit polls indicated only 32% consider themselves to be “conservative”, 21% “liberal”, 47% moderate. You’re making that number up. This has been the case for the last 20 years. 18% liberal, 33% conservative, 49% moderate.

Source that, kid.

I have, repeatedly, it’s ignored. Allah Pundit actually posted a graph in a thread a while ago pointing out the rise in voter turnout among youth and the corresponding rise in Democratic-voting among youth. I don’t even need to source the claim about Latino voting. Punch the words “latino vote 2006″ into google and find out for yourself.

1.) I’m not a Republican you idiot.

Yes you are, stop acting like a cowardly little weasel. You’re a conservative Republican. Have the guts to own up to it.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 6:24 PM

No, they don’t. Exit polls indicated only 32% consider themselves to be “conservative”, 21% “liberal”, 47% moderate. You’re making that number up. This has been the case for the last 20 years. 18% liberal, 33% conservative, 49% moderate…

…step awaaaaaaaaaaaay from the textbook, boy. There’s a saying that I frequently steal: theory is grey, real life is green. Get out more.

stop acting like a cowardly little weasel. You’re a conservative Republican. Have the guts to own up to it. — Da Greebster

…everyone but you is a fool, a rank partisan or a poltroon.

It must be mighty lonely ’round your house come Thanksgiving.

Join me in a carole:

Arise, the damned of the earth,
Arise, prisoners of hunger,
For reason thunders in its crater,
It is the eruption of the end!
Let us make a blank slate of the past,
Army of slaves, arise, arise!
The world is changing at the base,
We who have been nothing, let’s be everything!
|: This is the final struggle
Let us gather, and tomorrow
The Internationale
Will be mankind! :|

…there…

“We who have been nothing, let’s be eeeeeeeever’thaaaang!”

…that and the smell of chestnuts roasting and I feel all pre-Christmas-y….

Puritan1648 on November 15, 2006 at 6:36 PM

Yes you are, stop acting like a cowardly little weasel. You’re a conservative Republican. Have the guts to own up to it.

Oh goodie, I have a cry baby liberal socialist trying to tell me what I am. I can play that game. You’re a pot smoking loser who does nothing but read Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky in your mom’s basement. Take a bath.

V15J on November 15, 2006 at 6:41 PM

I have, repeatedly, it’s ignored.

Great, then point me to your source for the claim that “Thie election done more to foreshadow the political future…” than what ever other babble followed. I’d love to see it, as well as the instances where you’ve posted it and it has been ignored.

Please, please, please point me your source for knowledge of things that have not yet happened, oh wise and erudite one? Is it Merlin? Is it Miss Cleo? Is it the Ghost of Christmas future? Can I get some lottery numbers or a track report? Do tell.

Or STFU. Your call.

Yes you are, stop acting like a cowardly little weasel. You’re a conservative Republican.

Do you know V15J? Source that next, fool.

Pablo on November 15, 2006 at 6:44 PM

“Thie election done more to foreshadow the political future…”

See the post discussing the youth vote and the Latino vote, which are the two most crucial voting blocs when discussing the future politics of the United States. If you’re too simple to figure out why, I can’t help you.

You’re a pot smoking loser who does nothing but read Karl Marx and Noam Chomsky in your mom’s basement. Take a bath.

I object to all of the above, except the “pot smoking” part. Seriously though, you should grow up a little and drop the stereotypes. Despite your paranoia, there are probably less communists in the Democratic Party than racists in the Republican party. And no one reads Chomsky nowadays. The only people who read him do so to be given more reasons to hate him. Anarchism is a pretty stupid ideology.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 6:59 PM

The Dems have not considered one thing, which is the economy. Clinton had Regans robust economical climate to take advantage of. When the Dems meddle with Bushes tax cuts interest rates and inflation will soar. I am old enough to have lived through the Carter years. Prices were inflating so fast that products were repriced while still on the shelf. It was not unusual to find two or three price tags on a purchased item. The gas shortages were another nightmare. I want to see all the poll results when there is a recession on or worse a depression. For all his falts Pres. Bush has maintained a high standard of living for the entire country. As for Katrina I am full of pride when I see the skilled Mexican carpenters succeeding where the local residents have failed miserably. Due to their dependence on mother pile they are rendered helpless to fix their own community. In the early eightys there was a documentary made with Russian defectors living in the Village in NYC. They were all artists and poets and musicians. They were having problems adjusting to the freedom of thought we are afforded here. They were like a fearful group of paranoids who could not concieve of being free and responsible for their own actions and welfare. These were the free thinker open minded radical thinkers of Russian scociety. Talk is cheap , statistics just lay on the pages. Life experiences are the best teacher and until you have walked a mile in the shoes of your adversaries your thinking is can never truley grasp reality.

sonnyspats1 on November 15, 2006 at 7:02 PM

Please, please, please point me your source for knowledge of things that have not yet happened, oh wise and erudite one? Is it Merlin? Is it Miss Cleo? Is it the Ghost of Christmas future? Can I get some lottery numbers or a track report? Do tell.

Or STFU. Your call.

Ignore the fact that you’re pissing off 18-24 year old voters and Latinos at your own peril. But you are, and you’ll pay for it for generations. You can claim I’m making baseless assumptions all you want, but that’s the same talking point everyone on Hot Air, Fox News and Talk Radio was spinning nine months ago when you brushed off the idea of losing either the House or Senate.

The fact of the matter is this: We’re going to create an entire new generation of Democratic voters when we give amnesty to 20 million illegals and the 8-10 million adult-aged family members that are brought here. And they’re going to break 80-20 for the Democrats, and crush the Republican party in every national election for decades.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 7:03 PM

The next to time the Democrats complain they lost because of the Green party or the Republicans complain they lost because of the Libertarian party, remember this:

It is the the Rep and Dem fault for maintaing the very system the way it is that assumes there are only 2 parties in the general election and anything else doesnt belong there. It certainly isnt in the Constitution that political parties get to groom thier own chosen candidate in primaries and put only them on the general election.

Just look at what happened to Liberman this election! Isn’t that proof the “primary” system we have is somewhat broken. Imagine if you could walk into the primary and vote on idealism for any candidate. Then in the general election you cast a practical vote for one of those top 2. Forget the problems with just this election we need reform.

Resolute on November 15, 2006 at 7:04 PM

yeah yeah yeah spelling-F

sonnyspats1 on November 15, 2006 at 7:07 PM

The fact of the matter is this: We’re going to create an entire new generation of Democratic voters when we give amnesty to 20 million illegals and the 8-10 million adult-aged family members that are brought here. And they’re going to break 80-20 for the Democrats, and crush the Republican party in every national election for decades.

They are so cute when they let their imagination run free.

Slublog on November 15, 2006 at 7:24 PM

They are so cute when they let their imagination run free.

Haha, and just how do you plan to stop us, tough guy? With just 35 Republican senators? That’s not enough for a filibuster, and that’s still counting the three Dems who were against it last time and who are probably for it this time. You’re about 5-8 senators short of a fillibuster. You don’t have a chance.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 7:27 PM

Seriously though, you should grow up a little and drop the stereotypes.

And you followed this up with the old racist Republicans. Take a bath yet?

V15J on November 15, 2006 at 7:32 PM

Sorry, are you under the impression that I take you seriously?

You have really got to learn that wishful thinking and assertion do not equal a factual argument.

Slublog on November 15, 2006 at 7:33 PM

…still signs of life and lively debate over here. Scroll down toward the bottom. Give it a gander.

Puritan1648 on November 15, 2006 at 7:36 PM

And you followed this up with the old racist Republicans.

No, I didn’t offer a blanket indictment on Republicans as racists and most people on Hot Air do for Democrats-communists. I merely pointed out that there are probably more racists in the GOP than commies in the Democratic Party. Why? There are no openly racist political groups in this country, and racists have to vote for someone, whereas there are communist and socialist parties that draw away votes. And thus racists are probably going to vote Republican because of affirmative action and illegal immigration.

Does that say anything about the GOP? Not really. Just pointing out the uncomfortable facts for you.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 7:36 PM

…still signs of life and lively debate over here. Scroll down toward the bottom. Give it a gander.

No way, dude. That argument is so November 14.

Slublog on November 15, 2006 at 7:38 PM

And thus racists are probably going to vote Republican because of affirmative action and illegal immigration.

Affirmative action was shot down in Michigan by 54%. I believe a state that went for Kerry in 2004.

V15J on November 15, 2006 at 7:45 PM

Ignore the fact that you’re pissing off 18-24 year old voters and Latinos at your own peril.

Source your claim or retract it, dirtbag. You’ve dissembled enough, grebrook. Put up or shut up.

Pablo on November 15, 2006 at 7:46 PM

No, I didn’t offer a blanket indictment on Republicans as racists and most people on Hot Air do for Democrats-communists. — Da Greebster

…that’s because your characterization would be incorrect and unfair…ours, on the other hand….

Puritan1648 on November 15, 2006 at 7:52 PM

No way, dude. That argument is so November 14. — Slublog

…*sigh*…story of my life…always a day late when fashion is soooooooo important….

…still wearin’ “Bush-Quayle” buttons…and parachute pants…*sigh*….

Puritan1648 on November 15, 2006 at 7:55 PM

The fact of the matter is this: We’re going to create an entire new generation of Democratic voters when we give amnesty to 20 million illegals and the 8-10 million adult-aged family members that are brought here. And they’re going to break 80-20 for the Democrats, and crush the Republican party in every national election for decades.

Collusion with foreigners to subvert American elections. That’s unprecedented!

Coyote D. on November 15, 2006 at 7:56 PM

I’m all about fashion.

Boat shoes and rolled up jeans. With a members only jacket of course.

Slublog on November 15, 2006 at 7:56 PM

Affirmative action was shot down in Michigan by 54%. I believe a state that went for Kerry in 2004.

You’re mistaking my claim that racists (obviously) oppose affirmative action for “ONLY” racists oppose affirmative action.

Source your claim or retract it, dirtbag. You’ve dissembled enough, grebrook. Put up or shut up.

Latinos – http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/15965795.htm
Youth – http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20061108/ts_nm/usa_elections_youth_dc

Now, do you have any retort to these facts or would you prefer the cliche “MSM/POLL/LIBERAL LIES LIES LIES LIES!”

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 8:05 PM

Without moving the tripod, our camera could pan from Lott’s Mi home to the shipyard that got a billion dollars of your money to build a ship the Defense Department never even requested. Senator Lott didn’t even seem ashamed of that. “Pork is in the eye of the beholder” he joked. “Where I’m from …[pork] is federal programs that go north of Memphis.”

From the book Give me a break by John Stossel p145

Resolute on November 15, 2006 at 8:31 PM

To the victors go the pork. Besides, the Senate is nothing like the House when it comes to that crud.

Forget it. That sounded lame to me as well, but I still think that Lott will be a plus sign in the Republican column through the coming years.

DannoJyd on November 15, 2006 at 8:46 PM

We Beleive That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to life. That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations. That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise. That government should be of laws rather than of men. That earths greatest treasure lies in human personality. And that service (not hand outs) to humanity is the greatest work of life. Creed of a few Republicans called the Jay-Cees

sonnyspats1 on November 15, 2006 at 8:47 PM

You’re mistaking my claim that racists (obviously) oppose affirmative action for “ONLY” racists oppose affirmative action.

And my point is liberals are now opposing affirmative action, as do racists as you mentioned.

It’s nice to see your soon to be presidential candidate wanting to socialize 1/7 of our economy.

V15J on November 15, 2006 at 9:45 PM

And my point is liberals are now opposing affirmative action, as do racists as you mentioned.

Right, because every single person in Michigan who voted for Kerry is automatically a liberal. Right.

It’s nice to see your soon to be presidential candidate wanting to socialize 1/7 of our economy.

Yeah right, she’ll never win the nomination. It’ll be Edwards or Clark, but not Clinton. She’ll get 33% guaranteed, and the other 66% will vote for the first person they think has the best chance of beating her.

My predictions? John Edwards v. Mitt Romney. The redneck liberal versus the New England Mormon. At least it’ll have more character than 2004, which was essentially the boring dudd versus the redneck-dunce-ex-drunk-crackhead. Only one side of that race had an interesting personality.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 10:03 PM

Right, because every single person in Michigan who voted for Kerry is automatically a liberal. Right.

I didn’t say every single liberal, read much? Maybe it should have been “people left of center”. Because it is a blue state and when 54% vote to shoot it down, maybe the tides are turning on this particular issue.

V15J on November 15, 2006 at 10:08 PM

My predictions? John Edwards v. Mitt Romney

Are you freaking kidding me? I know you just like to troll around in here and annoy people but let’s not smoke crack and make lame a** predictions. The dems want to stay in office. They’re not going to p*ss away a chance at the presidency to some ambulance chasing douchebag like John Edwards. Neither he nor Kerry have a senate staffers chance of surviving a ride in Ted Kennedy’s car of winning. They’ll team up Hillary with someone to round out her rough edges (stupid, socialist hag with personality of a bag full of broken glass); they might even go for big money and run her with former President 0.P.P (yeah you know me)Clinton. It’s not like they’re going to have to try hard. Romney won’t get the nomination; too conservative. They’ll probably run Benedict McCain and that Colombian coffee guy with the donkey. He should be legal by then. John Edwards…yeah. Who’s the veep on that ticket genius? Kevin Federline?

austinnelly on November 15, 2006 at 10:50 PM

Good grief.

bloggless on November 15, 2006 at 10:54 PM

Romney won’t get the nomination; too conservative.

This is where I stop taking you seriously.

I didn’t say every single liberal, read much? Maybe it should have been “people left of center”. Because it is a blue state and when 54% vote to shoot it down, maybe the tides are turning on this particular issue.

Not everyone who votes even has a political ideology. A good 20% of the electorate votes but doesn’t really think about politics that much. So it’s not amazing that they would shoot affirmative action down. White people don’t like affirmative action and they’re the majority, both liberal and conservative. So, no, this was not “the tides turning”. There were never any tides to begin with. Affirmative action was never “elected”.

Grebrook on November 15, 2006 at 10:57 PM

Stop taking me seriously? You’re a freaking troll. Moreover, a stupid one. A good 20% of the electorate votes and doesn’t think much; exactly, that’s why your morally bankrupt, completely devoid of anything remotely resembling a principle or issue party managed to slime into the majority. Hence the apparently accurate Southpark truism: 25% of the American people are retards. Why don’t you write a book about that one smart guy? How my party swept into victory on the backs of the uninformed. Democrats, we have a monopoly on the stupid. Good grief, you make an Edwards prediction and you’re not going to take me seriously? I have pants with more analytical ability than you’ve demonstrated. Run along now.

austinnelly on November 15, 2006 at 11:28 PM

So, no, this was not “the tides turning”. There were never any tides to begin with. Affirmative action was never “elected”.

Just because something was not “elected” as you put it, does not mean it cannot gain or lose popularity over time. Seems to mean there is a changing of oppinion no matter how you want to look at it. I just figured if a blue state shot down affirmative action, it’s significant. I could be wrong.

V15J on November 15, 2006 at 11:46 PM

Stop taking me seriously?

Yes. This is not complicated. You see, here is the equation:

*Only an idiot believes that extreme conservatives cannot win the Republican Primary
*austinnelly believes that Mitt Romney, an extreme conservative, cannot win the Republican Primary (I didn’t even think he was that extreme, universal healthcare?)
*Therefore austinnelly is an idiot, and should not be taken seriously when it comes to political debate

Grebrook on November 16, 2006 at 12:11 AM

Great Lott pic – a classic. Not quite up there with Murtha’s mug but a definite keeper…

RD on November 16, 2006 at 1:51 AM

Go Constitition Party!

Catroast on November 16, 2006 at 4:34 AM

Now, do you have any retort to these facts or would you prefer the cliche “MSM/POLL/LIBERAL LIES LIES LIES LIES!”

No moron, I’m looking for THE PART WHERE YOU PROVE YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE FUTURE OR ABILITY TO FORETELL IT. Vis a vis your statement:

“Thie election done more to foreshadow the political future…”

As for your facts, you’ve DECLARED that latinos will break 80% Dem. Your “fact” is an opinion piece with a single data point that you’ve extrapolated into infinity. You pulled your conclusions out straight out of your deluded ass. Andres Oppenheimer speaks, and Grebrook slurps. Is that how it works? Is Oppenheimer a Latino name? Is Grebrook? What makes you think that overwhelmingly catholic Mexican laborers are going to embrace entitlements? Abortion? High taxes?

As for youth, 18-24 has ALWAYS leaned left. But there’s a funny thing about that demographic (and here’s the part where I foretell the future): It grows up.

Your pie in the sky masturbatory socialist paradise fantasy is lacking numerous reality-based elements, and “our enemies” is not the least of them.

Pablo on November 16, 2006 at 6:03 AM

Lott is a King of Pork of the Robert KKK Byrd type. The GOP reminds me of what the Duke of Wellington said about the Bourbons of France – “They learn nothing and forget everything.”

Hilts on November 16, 2006 at 8:31 AM

ok – two things about Lott being re-elected as Minority Whip

a. he is Whip, people, not Leader – Lott’s job is to count the votes of Senators and make majority votes happen for the GOP – he is not the voice of the GOP and not in charge of what happens in the Senate – it is all about getting to 51 or 60, dependinmg on the bill

b. the new Leader, McConnell, is a reliable conservative vote and leader for the GOP – now if you have lost all hope for the GOP, so be it, but remember that McConnell has been sometimes the oone voice in the wilderness about the horrors of campaign finance reform (what a sham) and other issues – he will do a fine job and I commend the Caucus for their choice

Coastian on November 16, 2006 at 10:59 AM

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