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"All He Has To Say Is 'Stuck on Stupid', And (Senator) Vitter Is Toast."
Stuck On Stupid ^ | August 29, 2009 | George

Posted on 08/29/2009 11:49:44 AM PDT by Quaker

Retired Lt. General Russell Honore

Retired Lt.General Russell Honore is considering running in a primary race against Senator David Vitter (R – Louisiana).

(Excerpt) Read more at stuckon-stupid.com ...


TOPICS: Military/Veterans; Politics
KEYWORDS: 111th; gopprimary; honore; la2010; louisiana; oifveterans; stuckonstupid; vitter

1 posted on 08/29/2009 11:49:44 AM PDT by Quaker
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To: Quaker

Oh, hell yes.

I don’t have a huge problem with Vitter, but the thought of a cigar chomping General Honore headed to the senate is just too awesome.


2 posted on 08/29/2009 11:52:01 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

What makes you think a man that cheats on his wife won’t sell you out! Morality counts.


3 posted on 08/29/2009 11:57:00 AM PDT by notaliberal (Right-wing extremist)
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To: Quaker

LTG (R) Honore is just what the US Senate needs. A good infantryman to lead that august body from the morass of bs in which it is currently mired. With Vitter’s zipper problems, LTG Honore will smoke Vitter’s fourth point of contact in the primary.
Follow me!


4 posted on 08/29/2009 11:57:21 AM PDT by sako shooter (cib&eib)
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To: Quaker

Wonder if he’ll run as a democrat?


5 posted on 08/29/2009 12:04:49 PM PDT by Kirkwood
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

An ugly internecine primary battle here is Melancon’s ticket to the Senate. Let Vitter alone and have the General run for Melancon’s seat or against Landrieu. We can’t risk one of our best voting members.


6 posted on 08/29/2009 12:10:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Quaker
The talk show host mantra (and ours) that we need average American Citizens not Career Politician's is starting to gel. Not to sound like Glenn or Mark, but it is about the Constitution and common sense. If The General runs, my guess his coffers will fill with small donations from the likes of us..

Wow, I am beginning to think the real action will be in the Senate. I think we will say goodbye to Corzine, Dodd, Specter and Reid. Now maybe Honorae to fill a slot with hoepfully more of a conservative, and the question remains who will replace Kennedy (will they change the law again or get a supreme court challenge) No to mention Byrd's frail health.

7 posted on 08/29/2009 12:11:08 PM PDT by taildragger (Palin / Mulally 2012)
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To: Quaker

HOT DAMN! This guy is just what we need in the Republican party.Sorry vitter,you cant hold a candle to the General.


8 posted on 08/29/2009 12:12:06 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

I would just hope that General Honore doesn’t turn out to be an Obama-supporting RINO like Gen Powell.


9 posted on 08/29/2009 12:13:34 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: PapaBear3625

That’s the problem, you don’t until he starts voting. Do you guys realize Vitter was the only Senator with the balls to vote NO for Hillary for Sec of State ? Indiscretions aside, he’s one of our gutsiest and best members in that body.


10 posted on 08/29/2009 12:20:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Quaker

You don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater. Vitter has a strong following in Louisiana and a good conservative voting record. Throwing out a sure conservative for an unknown is foolish politics. I agree with the other poster - let the General cool his heals and go after Landrieu.


11 posted on 08/29/2009 12:32:35 PM PDT by usnavycdr
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To: Quaker

I hope he does run against him. Vitter is compromised it is better to replace him.


12 posted on 08/29/2009 12:36:29 PM PDT by Maelstorm (Bigger government is not reform.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Yes, and we need more of them across the country.

They know how to Kick Commie A$$es.

NO BS.


13 posted on 08/29/2009 12:39:54 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: Quaker

I live in Louisiana and I think you’re nuts! Vitter has been a great senator, despite his moral failure (which we all have). Good God, here we have the exact kind of conservative Senator we want and now some want to defeat him. Talk about shooting yourself in the foot.


14 posted on 08/29/2009 12:40:44 PM PDT by TexasKate
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To: Quaker

Vitter is a diaper wearing, wh*re visiting RINO who just became conservative recently when he realized he was up for re-election.

Let’s throw this diaper wearing baby out with the bathwater and not be stuck on stupid!

Bring it on General!


15 posted on 08/29/2009 12:42:43 PM PDT by Taking Congress back in 2010
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To: usnavycdr

I do not know anything about the General, but I would much rather have an X-military leader than the run of the mill attorney we typically get. They invariably make a deal and sell us out in DC.

I would love to see someone X-military officer with balls take Kay Bailey Hutchison’s seat in the Senate for TX.


16 posted on 08/29/2009 12:46:16 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: TexasKate

Louisiana has surprised me in recent polls, it appears that since Katrina the balance has shifted.

The last two Obozo polls that I have looked at, showed Louisiana with higher anti Obozo % than Texas or Oklahoma.


17 posted on 08/29/2009 12:51:18 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (The last time I looked, this is still Texas where I live.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

I want to hear what he has to say first. I think there is going to be a lot of anti-politican, anti-incumbent, anti-Washington sentiment in 2010. If Honore is a RINO trying to run to Vitter’s left, then to hell with him. But if he’s a rock-ribbed conservative, in the environment that I foresee ahead of us, I’d rather be the one arguing for citizen politician like Honore than a career politician like Melancon OR Vitter. The more people we can get into office who aren’t career politicians, the better.


18 posted on 08/29/2009 12:52:39 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Quaker

Vitter’s moral lapse is problematic, but he has been consistent on all the important issues. If General Honore wants to serve in the Senate, I’d rather see him go up against Landrieu.


19 posted on 08/29/2009 12:54:44 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: Taking Congress back in 2010

Um, no. His record has been consistently Conservative. Name me other Senators who had the balls to vote against Hillary for Sec of State (especially given she’s committed enough criminal misconduct when she was First Lady to warrant a very long prison sentence). I lament his personal conduct, but his voting record is simply impeccable.


20 posted on 08/29/2009 12:58:33 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Quaker

interesting to see how many people will declare their support for Honore, before they see a single position on an issue from him.


21 posted on 08/29/2009 1:11:13 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Taking Congress back in 2010

And what is the General’s ACU rating? What is his position on Abortion? On tax cuts? On immigration? On guns?

Or does none of that matter, so long as he’s a general and all?


22 posted on 08/29/2009 1:12:57 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Quaker

It’s a man, baby! Yeah!


23 posted on 08/29/2009 1:31:22 PM PDT by Excellence (Meet your new mother-in-law, the United States Government)
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To: CharlesWayneCT
What I was thinking as well. Everyone needs to remember the lessons of Colon Powell. Mere military service does not automatically equate to conservative values.

Need I mention Jim Webb of Virginia and Mad Captain Jack Murtha of Johnstown, Pa.? There are a bunch of looney lib vets. Better to wait to see if he has anything useful to say.

Vitter's infidelity is disturbing, but should conservatives automatically flush every one of their own just because they have demonstrated that they are human.

Vitter does have an admirable conservative record. Honore has "Stuck on Stupid." I am not certain I wish to gamble the future on another slogan...after all, how's that "Hope and Change" thing working?
24 posted on 08/29/2009 1:40:14 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Without God there is no freedom, for what rights man can give, he can take away.)
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To: taildragger

Corzine is no longer in the Senate. He is the current Governor of New Jersey, who, God willing, will be replaced in November by his Republican opponent who now has a double digit lead. I sincerely hope you are right about the other three!


25 posted on 08/29/2009 2:00:20 PM PDT by srmorton (Choose life!)
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To: Sudetenland

Being in the military makes a person a pragmatist. He/she will be inclinced to use the best method available to get an operation done. Thus candidate with military service will unlikely be a “Die for conservative dogma” kind of person.


26 posted on 08/29/2009 2:04:13 PM PDT by DanZanRyu
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To: DanZanRyu
"Conservative dogma" was good enough for our Founding Fathers...including those who served in the military.

If men like Murtha and Webb represent miltary pragmatism, I will do without.

The truth is that I am not big on career military men. By the time they have risen to the level of command, they have become so political that I no longer trust their judgment. Patraeus comes the closest to a military man I might support, but I would have to hear a great deal more about his political philosophy before I would support him.

We have been burned by men like Eisenhower and Powell. Remember that George McGovern and Daniel Inoye were decorated combat veterans; Frank Church-the man who almost destroyed the CIA-was an intelligence officer in Burma; and many of the other men who orchestrated the loss of the Vietnam war were WWII combat veterans. Having a military record is not a certification of loyalty either to the fidelity of the Constitution or the country.

Far too many of our Liberal-anti-capitalist, anti-war, soft on communism members of government have been military men. On balance, probably more were strongly conservative, but being in the military, by itself, is not a recommendation as far as I can tell.

Honore wants my support, I need to see his bona fides.
27 posted on 08/29/2009 2:53:31 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Without God there is no freedom, for what rights man can give, he can take away.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Being receptive to the idea of the man running is hardly a declaration of support. He hasn’t said a word yet and hasn’t given any positions on anything. If he isn’t a conservative, most, if not all of those very same people would change their tune quickly.

It’s kind of like a company coming out with a new product. They advertise their product and maybe it appeals to someone. That appeal is not a commitment to buy the product and that appeal can go by the wayside in a flash when that someone hears a bad review of the product.

You see, Charles, we’re not all blind, sycophantic, devotees of candidates like you and the rest of the Romney crowd. Unlike you guys, who support a candidate based on his phony conservative veneer, people who are expressing interest in General Honore’s candidacy are attracted to the idea of a citizen politician with a military background and a penchant for telling the media to pound sand. It is tentative support pending further information and there is nothing wrong with that.


28 posted on 08/29/2009 2:55:28 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Sudetenland

"We have been burned by men like Eisenhower and Powell. Remember that George McGovern and Daniel Inoye were decorated combat veterans; Frank Church-the man who almost destroyed the CIA-was an intelligence officer in Burma; and many of the other men who orchestrated the loss of the Vietnam war were WWII combat veterans. Having a military record is not a certification of loyalty either to the fidelity of the Constitution or the country."

Lets see now, who comes to mind.

John McCain.

29 posted on 08/29/2009 3:02:20 PM PDT by Czar (Life Member -- NRA)
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To: Czar

Ya think??? :)


30 posted on 08/29/2009 3:03:14 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Without God there is no freedom, for what rights man can give, he can take away.)
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To: Quaker
The really disturbing thing is that the comment that all he has to say is "Stuck on stupid and Vitter is toast," is probably right. It won't matter what his politics are, we will see another cult of personality arise.

Certainly he is deserving of praise for the way he came into South Louisiana and straightend out that mess, but again that was simply making chaos respond to military discipline and regimentation...not sufficient for me to support him without knowing his ideology.

I will say this however, at least he would have the management skills to deal with problems...unlike the current occupant of the White House.
31 posted on 08/29/2009 3:11:11 PM PDT by Sudetenland (Without God there is no freedom, for what rights man can give, he can take away.)
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To: notaliberal

Who cheated on his wife?


32 posted on 08/29/2009 3:40:58 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gama Tamasi Ma Jyotir Gama)
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To: notaliberal

I’ve got to stop asking questions until reading down the thread.

Duh - sorry!


33 posted on 08/29/2009 3:44:36 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gama Tamasi Ma Jyotir Gama)
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To: little jeremiah

I’ve been guilty of the same thing


34 posted on 08/29/2009 4:40:34 PM PDT by notaliberal (Right-wing extremist)
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To: notaliberal

I’ve done it a lot lately.

Must add it to my list of bad habits to stop!


35 posted on 08/29/2009 5:55:22 PM PDT by little jeremiah (Asato Ma Sad Gama Tamasi Ma Jyotir Gama)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

You obviously haven’t read the comments in the Honore threads, if you think nobody has expressed support yet.

And in fact too many people are like the caractature you draw of the Romney supporters. Just go look at the Palin supporters justifying her giving money to RINOs (I’m not attacking her for it, but I know how those same people would react to a thread about Romney’s PAC giving money to the same people).

You still find it much easier to categorize and marginalize than to have an intelligent conversation.


36 posted on 08/30/2009 9:58:40 AM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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