Cross posted from Right Truth
Trent Lott opened his mouth and stepped on very dangerous territory with these statements:
The Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, who supports the bill, said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.”At some point, Mr. Lott said, Senate Republican leaders may try to rein in “younger guys who are huffing and puffing against the bill.” (NYT)
A.C. at Fore Left! responds to Lott’s remarks:
What would he recommend, breaking out the thumbscrews? My comment–what a colossal jerk turd. Even if this was taken out of context (it was in the New York Times) it still represents the stink off the pile–one of those truthy moments that sometimes winds up in the public discourse, something apparently Lott doesn’t believe in anymore. Hearts and minds, Senator.
Conservative Common Man responds to Lott:
I listen to talk radio whenever I get the opportunity. I hope to do see even though Senator Trent Lott thinks I shouldn’t. I heard Mike Church talking about the eleven grievances from the original Declaration Of Independence that he believes apply today. Check it out here:Mike Church’s Re-Declaration of Independence
Foghorn Leghorn (as Laura Ingraham refers to Trent Lott) wants to join Lindsay Graham in shutting the “loud people” up on this issue of illegal immigration. We, the people are too stupid to understand the intricacies of cutting back room deals with Tec Kennedy in order for government to accomplish anything. Talk radio connects with people and our senators can’t have the people involved.I say we, the people have been galvanized by this most recent and most obvious act of tyranny by the government that has grown into an out of control monster. We, the people are letting our voices be heard in a way I didn’t know would be possible. Talk radio, blogs, and alternative media provide channels of information and sharing of thought that ensures everyone can be heard. (more)
A.C. on immigration:
It makes the most sense to kick this issue into the 2008 presidential debate. The politicos would rather eat dog poop, which is even more reason. In the meantime let them show us what a whole year of border enforcement looks like, just a crackdown on illegals who’ve committed crimes in this country would do fine [snip]Americans are not grotesquely stupid. We know this is a representative government. And we know that issues aren’t always decided via majority rule. But this issue really is a no-brainer. If Congress wants our support on comprehensive reform they need to earn it. (more)
I agree with A.C. Let’s see some improvements at securing the border before anything else gets done. At to Trent Lott’s statements, big mistake on his part. CNN had an article acknowledging the power of the blogs in stalling the recent immigration bill. However, that article has since been removed. Accident? Probably not.
Will our youth be affected?, J.C. Cordray
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