Just How Sick Are Republicans, You Ask?

Anyone who thinks the Republicans have learned any lessons from their losses, past, present, and future ought to talk to Trent Lott…

The former (and not future) Senate Majority Leader says Senate Republicans should try to lure Joe Lieberman to join the GOP.

"They should aggressively pursue him,” Lott told The Hill.

"If the Democrats take away his credentials or they take away his committee, why would he want to make them a majority?” Lott ran on…

“We need different points of view and Joe would bring that.”

“I don’t agree with those who say you’ve got to be a total, pure Republican on every issue.”

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Every issue? How about more than one, Trent?

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A longtime veteran of comedy and political forums, I decided that I needed a more restful venue because... well... I finally hate everybody. Except my wife that is... and my ex-wife.. and... no, that's about it. I lead about as simple a life as one can, preferring activities that include anything that doesn't involve going out and seeing YOU! And I particularly enjoy what I call "Get the Bitch" movies on Lifetime. You know the ones where the intended victim finally does something so incredibly stupid that she forfeits her right to live, and from that moment on you're rooting for the stalker. Of course, it rarely works out the way you want, but when it does, the feeling you get is... well, there's nothing else like it, other than, maybe, eating chocolate chip cookies. Oh, and I'm proudly anti-wildlife, both foreign and domestic, and anti-environment - especially foreign environments. I think Howard Stern put it best when he said, "If fifty percent of the population died tomorrow, I can live with that." And I feel the same about the other fifty percent, so together, we've pretty much got it all covered.
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9 Responses to Just How Sick Are Republicans, You Ask?

  1. Lott should go back to a stodgy faculty office at 'Ol Miss and stay clear of the Republican Party. The Republicans should embrace F.A. Hayek and not Joe Lieberman.

  2. TedWest says:

    I may be too naive, but it seems to me that if you have to make overtures to anybody, you're doing something wrong? I mean, shouldn't they be embracing you because they like what you stand for?

  3. You are right Ted, Lieberman is too far left to be a Republican and not what I think America should and does stand for.

  4. Ted and Zak – I am not sure that Lieberman wants to be in the Republican Party. He would be better off with his supporters as an Independent. His support for Bush during a tough time shamed the Democrats. The Dems tried to oust him. It did not work. He is popular in his state. I like him. Trent Lott got a raw deal in being ousted from Republican Party leadership. Why do Republicans cast their leaders aside when the Dems and the MSM attack them. The Dems will support their leaders, regardless of their shortcomings. The following Dems have remained leaders even though they have come up short. Ted Kennedy – Driving drunk; Bill Clinton – womanizing; Barney Frank – running a escort service out of his home; Obama – radical assocations.I could go on and on. But, I am tired now. Take care.

  5. TedWest says:

    Timothy,
    What got me so irritated by Lott's comments were that if Lieberman didn't jump ship when his party rejected him and his Senate "friends" endorsed the other guy, why would anyone assume he wanted to be a Republican? In fact, that he didn't jump is a slap in the face to Republicans, not to mention that it could have given them control of the Senate back.
    Years ago when people in our forum were praising Lieberman as the "good " Democrat, and saying they could vote for him as President, I got just as irritated at them. This guy shares few conservative values, and the so called "conscience of the Senate," couldn't even bring himself to call for Clinton's resignation.
    So I thank Lieberman for his support of McCain, but I have no other use for him any more than any other liberal.
    But then I have no use for Lott either. He's so miserably weak and stupid – just like most of his Senate counterparts.
    You're absolutely right, when Republicans encounter the slightest criticism, they fold like a house of cards. Democrats commit ethical breeches that bear directly on their office and they remain entrenched and even protected by their peers. Republicans commit the most minor transgressions and they resign because no one will stand with them.
    Playing nice has gotten Republicans nowhere, and just yesterday, there was Obama castigating McCain for running a dirty campaign. Can you image the nerve? Actually, it took no never at all because Dems have no ethics and no shame. They do what they need to win. I don't condone that, but I always believe in outdoing the other guy at his own game – like Sean Connery said in the Untouchables.

  6. We need to bring back dueling- Republicans need to get a backbone.

  7. Ted- I do think the Republicans are weak. They need to stand up and be counted. And, playing nice does not work with Dems. They will take advantage of anyone. Zak – I like dueling. Obama against Palin with moose rifles to start with. I will take Palin.

  8. Jordan says:

    Everytime a dem calls for a republican to resign because of some minor offense, republicans should immediately call for liberals who still hold their posts to be fired.Can you believe it? Stevens of Alaska is being fingered for getting some "gifts" and congressman Rangle of NY who evaded taxes is still chairman of the "means committee?' Clinton, the rapist and womanizer has been exhalted as the "greatest" president of our time regardless of all he did while in the W.H.; while President Bush is bashed even by republicans because of the war in Iraq!?Although, I voted for McCain and Palin this morning I am disgusted whenever McCain makes a point of "distancing" himself from the President.Yes, republicans ought to stop wishing to be liked and start having some gumption.

  9. The Bush family killed conservatism and the Republican Party. George W. Bush is LBJ with a human face.

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