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Trent Lott: “Shoot the messenger!”

Posted by cann0nba11 on November 26, 2007

[I originally wrote this June 19, 2007 and am updating it to reflect Lott’s upcoming stepping down. Let’s hope the folks in Mississippi replace him with a voice of the people.]

“Trent Lott is a member of the old guard if ever there was one. Lott is apparently less-than-pleased that the president’s amnesty bill didn’t exactly slide unnoticed through the Senate on its way to eventual approval by the House. In fact, perhaps it can be said that Lott is furious, and he seems to be placing the blame for the trouble the amnesty bill is facing directly on talk radio! “

Read the entire article here:

If I remember correctly talk radio defended Mr. Lott when he put his big foot in his mouth at Senator Strom Thurmon’s 100th birthday party. His quote: “When Strom Thurmond ran for president, we voted for him. We’re proud of it. And if the rest of the country had followed our lead, we wouldn’t have had all these problems over the years, either.” I don’t remember Lott complaining much when Talk Radio came to his side:

  • Rush Limbaugh: “You remember when he got into trouble with the Strom Thurmond comment? We’re out there defending the guy. The White House threw him overboard. All kinds of Republicans were throwing him overboard. Talk radio came to his defense.”
  • Glenn Beck interviews Al Sharpton after the Lott comment. Beck disagreed with what Lott said, but also said that the black community gets away with racist statements all of the time. He then said to Al Sharpton “I just hope that you`re with me when Republicans say something very similar and very stupid.”

Hey Senator… it’s WE THE PEOPLE, not We the Elected.


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