Speaking of "hypocrisy".....

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Lott Calls Jeffords Switch a 'Coup'

By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent

WASHINGTON (AP) - Outgoing Majority Leader Trent Lott accused Vermont Sen. James Jeffords (news - web sites) on Wednesday of mounting a ``coup of one'' that stripped the GOP of Senate control and handed power to the Democrats.

``The American people, and the people of Vermont for that matter, did not vote to put the Democrats in control of the Senate,'' the Mississippi Republican said. ``The decision of one man ... has, however else you describe it, trumped the will of the American people.''


Uh, yeah, Trent; here's a little hint for ya: The American People didn't vote Shrub into office either, but that didn't stop him.

You can't make this up.

-- Patricia (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), May 30, 2001


Cherri, you might want to add "arrogance" to the title of this forum. Witness:

Conservatives Remain Bullish Despite Senate Setback

It's from The New York Times, so registration is required, but it's free. You can also read it from buzzflash.com; click on the article entitled, Conservatives Renew Their Commitment to Being Block Heads for Life 5/31.

A snip:

Conservatives have concluded that it is Mr. Jeffords who is to blame for the sudden Senate power shift, not them an argument that Mr. Lott was more than happy to embrace on his own behalf.

"There is only one person to blame for all this, and that's Jim Jeffords," said Mr. Lott, who appeared to be trying to shore up his base after a week of criticism from all sides, including some from the right. "He was often very liberal in his views and quite often agreed more with Ted Kennedy" than other Republicans, Mr. Lott added.

The sheer arrogance of the worst hair-do in known male circles simply boggles the mind. The "conservatives" are so out of touch with reality; they absolutely refuse to accept that the U.S., indeed, the WORLD, is much more centrist-left than they are, thus making them a MINORITY.

Until the Grand Hypocrisy Party comes to realize and accept that, they are doomed to the Lotts and Delays and Thurmonds of this world.


-- (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), May 31, 2001.

USN&WP called it "The tyranny of one".

Actually the Jeffords switch is a good deal. Was getting really sick of all this "bipartisan" whimpering since '94. Time to put up or shut up on that score.

-- Carlos (riffraff@cybertime.net), May 31, 2001.

I think what bothers me more than anything is that the majority of Americans are MODERATE; they may lean one way or the other, but basically they just want "it" to work and they want "it" to be as fair to all as is possible.

And perhaps this is a partisan view, but IMO the Dems have been the ones these past few months who've shown the "bi-partisan" thing; NOT the Repubs.

Apparently, Rove(r) has forgotten the platform on which GWB ran.

-- (PatriciaS@lasvegas.com), June 03, 2001.

The "progressive" press is noticing the discrepancies.


-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), June 03, 2001.

BTW, I just know there are some McCain supporters here so listen-up.

The past week should be your lesson on this guy. He DON'T fly straight. Now this may appear to be a good thing, it ain't.

McCain is about BIG GOVERNMENT. I doubt one could find a guy busier than McCain. Just how much damn legislation does this guy try to drive thru anyhow? I would guess he has authored at least 100+ bills every year he has been around. Most do 5-10 if that. Get the fuck outta here. Hey John, get a life pal.

McCain ain't this or that. What he is, is a big spender of YOUR money. He sides with the GOP for two reasons. One, they are the current MEME. Two, he is from Arizona, enough said.

Telling you, this guy is Newt without the belly, trust me.

-- Doc Paulie (doc_paulie@hotmail.com), June 04, 2001.

Doc, I don't know if McCain has what it takes to run again, but I LIKE some of the bills he's presented. I ALSO like it that he's a thorn in the side of Bush, et al.

I don't know about 100 bills, but I pretty much agree with these. Now, if you want to talk about how the guy loves the limelight and is a publicity hound, that's another issue.

-- Anita (Anita_S3@hotmail.com), June 10, 2001.

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