Time for Senator Saxby Chambliss to retire

When a Republican starts endorsing tax hikes, it is time for that Republican to go. RS McCain suggests that Georgia Senator Saxyby Chambliss (RINO) might be ready to join Former Republican Charlie Crist in retirement

Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss can blame no one else for his self-destructive decision to repudiate his pledge to Georgia taxpayers. His foolish decision to demonize Grover Norquist of Americans for Tax Reform virtually guarantees that Chambliss would face a well-funded and well-organized primary challenge in 2014, if Chambliss were to choose to run for re-election in 2014.

But he won’t.

Mark my word, the handwriting on the wall will become clear enough pretty soon and, by mid-2013 at the latest, Chambliss will announce that he will retire rather than seek re-election.

Well there is your bold political prognostication. Given Chambliss is getting on in years, and given that he will surely be primaried now, McCain is likely right. But, in any case we, the people need to make sure Chamblisss goes the way of Charlie Crist

Just as it was necessary to prevent John Cornyn and Jim Greer from “anointing” Charlie Crist as the Florida GOP Senate nominee in 2010, so now it is necessary to retire Saxby Chambliss.

Agreed! I hope Chambliss steps aside, and lets a more capable, principled Republican take his place in 2014. The fact is that we send more than enough money to Congress, there is no revenue problem, there is a SPENDING problem! Congress must begin tackling the SPENDING addiction now. Any increase in tax rates, or any closing of deductions without reducing tax rates will simply exacerbate the problem!

Arlen Specter RIP

I got the news via Stacy McCain, who is not exactly broken up over Specter’s demise at 82

One should never speak ill of the dead, and therefore I will merely note that there is one less RINO in the world.

By contrast, Charlie Crist is still alive, so there’s probably no harm in saying that if Charlie got hit by a bus tomorrow, I’d be doing cartwheels.

Ah yes Charlie Crist, RINO, bottom-feeding scumbag, all around lousy excuse for a human being. 

 

Charlie Crist a prime example of why politician is a dirty word

Why do so many Americans think every politician is a liar, a cheat, a scoundrel, and is never to be trusted? Well, I suppose there are many reasons, but the biggest factor is exemplified by Charlie Crist. Crist was the Republican governor of Florida, he was a “Reagan Republican” he told us. Loyal to the party, and he was running for the Senate in 2010. Then Marco Rubio decided to run against Crist in the primary. And many Republicans in Florida got excited about Rubio, and Crist became angry. He began to drift leftward, attacking Republicans like Sarah Palin and other Conservatives. As he did, Rubio moved farther ahead in polls, and eventually won the Republican Primary.

Then Charlie Crist the “Reagan Republican” turned on his own party, he announced he would run for the Senate seat against Rubio and his Democratic opponent. This obviously showed that Crist was more about power than principles. Crist increased his verbal attacks on Conservatives, sounding more like a Liberal every time he spoke. He launched despicable personal attacks against Rubio, to be fair he also launched similarly despicable attacks on the Democrat too. And then election day 2010 rolled around, and Rubio crushed Crist handily. So much for the treachery of Charile Crist.

The story of Charlie Crist, though, does not end there. Most of us have forgotten about Crist frankly. We have moved on to bigger, better and more important things to blog, write and opine about. But, Crist, like pond scum has drifted to the surface once more. He would make his endorsement for president. But who would Crist give his nod too? Surely he would over being rejected in favor of Rubio by now right? Surely he would never let his overly-inflated ego lead him to endorse the sitting president. No, that would never happen, after all, Crist would surely put the good of the country above his own bruised ego right? I mean only the very worst kind of political low-life would root against every principle he claimed to have only two short years ago right?

Well, folks, meet Charlie Crist, the very worst kind of political low-life here is Crist in the pre-low-life stage

Now, Crist in his current low-life stage

I’ve studied, admired and gotten to know a lot of leaders in my life. Across Florida, in Washington and around the country, I’ve watched the failure of those who favor extreme rhetoric over sensible compromise, and I’ve seen how those who never lose sight of solutions sow the greatest successes.

As America prepares to pick our president for the next four years — and as Florida prepares once again to play a decisive role — I’m confident that President Barack Obama is the right leader for our state and the nation. I applaud and share his vision of a future built by a strong and confident middle class in an economy that gives us the opportunity to reap prosperity through hard work and personal responsibility. It is a vision of the future proven right by our history.

We often remind ourselves to learn the lessons of the past, lest we risk repeating its mistakes. Yet nearly as often, our short-term memory fails us. Many have already forgotten how deep and daunting our shared crisis was in the winter of 2009, as President Obama was inaugurated. It was no ordinary challenge, and the president served as the nation’s calm through a historically turbulent storm.

The president’s response was swift, smart and farsighted. He kept his compass pointed due north and relentlessly focused on saving jobs, creating more and helping the many who felt trapped beneath the house of cards that had collapsed upon them.

He knew we had to get people back to work as quickly as possible — but he also knew that the value of a recovery lies in its durability. Short-term healing had to be paired with an economy that would stay healthy over the long run. And he knew that happens best by investing in the right places.

Good freaking grief! Does this man, and I use the word man verly loosely here, have any ideological compass? Sure, I get that someone might evolve ideologically on a position of two, but to be totally opposite of what you were just two years ago? That is not ideological evolution my friends, that is simply a man with no moral compass whatsoever. That is a man who will stop at nothing to make those darned Republicans pay for not electing him. That is a man that is out for himself and his own interests, no matter the cost to anyone else. That is, what most Americans today would call, with a look of disgust on their face, a politician!

Damn that “non-traditional Sarah palin”

Sarah Palin at the Time 100 Gala, in Manhattan...

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Smitty of the Other McCain looks at Sarah Palin’s potential White House bidand finds, that maybe, just maybe, despite the pleadings of the establishment, that this IS a perfect time for non-traditional.

The interesting question becomes whether the GOP will, petulantly, scuttle the chances of ejecting BHO rather than fall in behind a potential Palin candidacy. In other words, will the commitment to the traditional, broken, Ruling Class way be stronger in the GOP than the desire to, you know, live up to the party’s ideals?

Ah yes, principles, you remember those right? The things candidates are SUPPOSED to have? Yes, I understand the “you have to win elections before you can change anything” argument. My problem is not with that. My issue is that too often the establishment wing of the GOP wishes to choose for us the “electable” candidates. You know the Charlie Crist, Dede Scozzafava types that stab the party in the back.

Smitty also links Ann Althouse, who sums up the difference between serious and conventional the difference between 2012 and 2008

Maybe these “serious people” should be called conventional people. What did these “serious people” say when Palin was doing most of her communication via Facebook? Did the serious people say that serious people do not talk to the press and the public by writing Facebook updates? Because that would be conventional. Conventional people saying you’re not serious because you’re not conventional. But what if Palin is out ahead of them, and they can’t see it? I wonder what these serious people thought about the Tea Party as it emerged?

York sees this, sort of:

It’s possible Palin is in fact running and believes she can do so in a way that’s never been done before. Maybe she can. It’s certainly been tried; in 2007, former Sen. Fred Thompson and a small group of aides conceived of a campaign that would rely on Internet videos, social media and lots of buzz to gain support, with less reliance on old-fashioned things like shaking hands, begging for money and courting state party chairmen. It didn’t work.

Strange contradiction there: “never been done before”… it’s been done before and it didn’t work. If Palin has a another new way, then it hasn’t been done before, and you can’t say it didn’t work, based on the fact that “it” didn’t work. We’ll have to see what Palin’s new way would be. But suppose it is essentially the same as what Thompson tried. The fact that it didn’t work the first time it was tried doesn’t mean it won’t work the second time. And, obviously Sarah is not Fred.

York sees that:

Of course, Palin is a far more ambitious politician than Thompson. 

Yet the whole point of Fred was that he was the serious person. He was the adult in the room. Palin is the one so many people like to think of as a lightweight. Fred had an old-fashioned sort of gravitas, melded, perhaps, with some new ideas about how to campaign for President. It’s 4 years later and Palin is a different person, with a different relationship to new (and old) media.

As I have been saying this will be a different type of election, the people are not looking for career politicians, or DC insiders, they are looking for principled people who will do what is right, rather than stick with the same old tactics. This is why Palin, and Herman Cain, and Rick Perry, who appeals to the Tea Party despite being “established” could do very well.

Oh no, not those wacky, crazy, largely non-existent Moderates again!

The media LOVES then some Moderates. Moderates, of course, are folks who possess neither the brain nor the spine to really stand for anything, Stacy McCain notes the latest “Moderates rising” non-sense from the media.

Few things are more predictable than this: Whenever Republicans are on the upswing — whenever conservatives are on fire with enthusiasm, proclaiming their core principles and clearly on the winning side of important issues — the mainstream media will devote enormous coverage to an alleged groundswell of discontented moderates whose demands for “bipartisanship” and “civility” are accompanied by condemnation of “divisiveness” and complaints that “extremists” are ignoring the vast majority of independent “centrist” voters.

Let the reader note that we never heard any such complaints about “divisiveness” and “extremism” after Obama was elected and Democrats were ramming their partisan agenda through Congress.

How very true it sort of like the “Republican party is not a BIG TENT PARTY” BS the Meghan McCain wing of the party spews. And now, from that wing of the party comes the latest in stupidity!

All of this is to explain what notorious candy-ass Allahpundit calls the RINO/DINO Alliance, an alleged “movement” with a manifesto co-authored by David Frum:

On Dec. 13, more than 1,000 citizens from the 50 states will convene in New York to change the odds. They are founding a movement – No Labels. Among them will be Democrats, Republicans and independents who are proud of their political affiliations and have no intention of abandoning them. A single concern brings them together: the hyper-polarization of our politics that thwarts an adult conversation about our common future. A single goal unites them: to expand the space within which citizens and elected officials can conduct that conversation without fear of social or political retribution.

Oh no, not a DINO/RINO hookup, what sort of bastard child would a coupling of those two bring forth? One with no principles, no spine, no fortitude, and no clue. Im\n other words a beast quite similar to one David Brooks! Stacy explains

The purpose of No Labels, of course, is to give the most irredeemably stupid “independent” voters an excuse to keep voting for Democrats. The mere fact that “No Labels” gets an 808-word free advertisement on the op-ed page of the Washington Post should tell you all you need to know about this alleged movement: It’s a ginned-up Establishment scam with no real activist constituency. Erick Erickson summarizes yesterday’s No Label summit:

Only in a place like New York, where a man can set off a bomb in Times Square and have the mayor blame opponents of Obamacare, could an unserious circle of smug, self-righteous political exiles get together and demand that they be treated seriously — so long as we give them no labels.

Stacy also gives us a peek at whom is involved in the No Labels Principles orgy of moral cowardice!

All you need to do to understand what No Labels is about is to look at the list of speakers for yesterday’s big coming-out party. An organization whose manifesto was co-authored by David Frum, and which manages to get both David Brooks and David Gergen at its inaugural event — well, suffice it to say this probably isn’t the kind of “Army of Davids” Professor Reynolds had in mind.This isn’t a “movement.” That would require not only an identifiable activist constituency but also some clear sense of where it is they intend to “move.”

No, this is inertia. This is status quo-ism, a panic reaction to a populist insurgency, a desperate bid for relevance by an establishmentarian elite flying a false flag of bipartisanship, since their bogus “movement” is actually bipartisan in name only:

[T]he only Republicans present at Columbia University’s modern, square Alfred Lerner Hall seemed to be those who had recently lost primary races, such as South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis and Delaware Rep. Mike Castle, or former Republicans like Florida Gov. Charlie Crist and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. No other senior elected Republican officials were in attendance, though a range of Democrats were present, some of them seeming a bit mystified by the bipartisan cast of the event . . .

MUCH, much more at the link. Stacy McCain dissects this “movement” and finds, well, head over and find out what abomination lies behind this scam that only a used car salesman or a televangelist could love!

Hollywood has Lindsay Lohan, the GOP has Lindsey Graham

Lindsey Graham, Republican Senator from South Carolina, continues to illustrate why he is nothing but a bimbo, and should not be taken seriously, ever!

So Senator Lindsey Graham is now trying to educate the Tea Party that their choices in candidates are not up to par with what he considers appropriate choices.

“The House had a dramatic election. We picked up seats in the Senate. Some of us thought, maybe we could pick up two or three more, but we made some pretty poor choices when it came to candidates.”

C-Span has the video.

Oh of course, those darned Tea Party people screwed up the eletions for the GOP! I suppose they should have listened to the likes of Sen. Graham? I  mean, it certainly was not the shenanigans of lily livered RIBNOs like Graham that hurt the GOP in 2006 and 2008 was it?

If you think Lisa Murkowski is anything but a RINO…….

Think again! Via Cubachi comes news that Murkowski is nothing more than Charlie Crist in a skirt!

For those who think Murkowski will caucus with republicans, think again. Dana Bash of CNN reports on Twitter that Murkowski said republicans should not count on her to be with them:

My friends, we cannot, and MUST NEVER, trust our republic to the likes of miscreants like Murkowski and Crist!