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Shays bucks DeLay
Greenwichtime ^ | 04/10/05 | Michael Dinan

Posted on 04/10/2005 1:05:45 PM PDT by Pikamax

By Michael Dinan Staff Writer

April 10, 2005

Though Republicans in some circles are rallying around beleaguered House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, R-Texas, one prominent Republican yesterday dissociated himself from the powerful and controversial lawmaker.

"He is an absolute embarrassment to me and to the Republican Party," U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Bridgeport, told more than 50 Greenwich residents yesterday morning at Town Hall. He was in Greenwich to host a public forum, open to all political parties, on whatever pressing issues attendees were interested in discussing.

(Excerpt) Read more at greenwichtime.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 109thdelay; backstabbingsob; chrisshays; jeffordsonian; liberal; rino; sellout; shays; spineless; turncoat; ushouse

1 posted on 04/10/2005 1:05:45 PM PDT by Pikamax
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To: Pikamax

I remember old Shays during the impeachment vote. "I'll go talk with the President [Clintula]." Yeah. I guess he still is.


2 posted on 04/10/2005 1:08:40 PM PDT by Arthur Wildfire! March (<<<< Profile page streamlined, solely devoted Schiavo research)
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To: Pikamax
Ohhhhhhh. No doubt when Shays is up for re-election against a DemocRAT, he's a right-wing wacko extremist who wants to poison the air and pollute the water. But when he stabs a fellow Republican in the back, suddenly he's a "prominent" Republican.

Screw him.

3 posted on 04/10/2005 1:10:43 PM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all)
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To: Pikamax

Shays' spine is like spider silk waving in the wind. And he has no balls.


4 posted on 04/10/2005 1:11:41 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Advanced Directive -- don't step on my blue suede shoes.)
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

Shays is an embarrassment to the Republican Party. I hope DeLay stays on and imposes discipline which would include Shays, the quintessential New England bloodless wus, cleaning House toilets for a year. Maybe we could get the Senate to send Lincoln Chaffee over to lend a hand.


5 posted on 04/10/2005 1:13:04 PM PDT by gaspar
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To: Pikamax

Jeez, there's a shocker. Shays gets limelight by betraying his own party... who'd a thought?


6 posted on 04/10/2005 1:14:59 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: Pikamax

That Shays would support slick willie and questions DeLay is beyond infuriating.


7 posted on 04/10/2005 1:15:31 PM PDT by OldFriend (MAJOR TAMMY DUCKWORTH.....INSPIRATIONAL)
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To: Pikamax

This is only a guess, but....WHAT'S SHAYS HIDING?


8 posted on 04/10/2005 1:15:32 PM PDT by kitkat
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To: beyond the sea; thoughtomator
Have you see these?

http://www.neuticles.com/index1.html <-- Neuticals
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Courtesy of thoughtomator on Filibuster Fight a Crucial Test of Frist's Leadership.

9 posted on 04/10/2005 1:16:14 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Arthur Wildfire! March

I'm not surprised by Shays comments. He's to the left of many Texas Democrats!


10 posted on 04/10/2005 1:18:06 PM PDT by lonestar (Me, too!--Weinie)
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To: Pikamax
We're RINO hunting today folks


11 posted on 04/10/2005 1:18:21 PM PDT by Vision (When Hillary Says She's Going To Put The Military On Our Borders...She Becomes Our Next President)
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To: Pikamax
No wonder our pubs ship is sinking slowly every day.....:(
Where the HELL is the unity we voted for? We need to disinfect and clean from top to bottom the house!! Besides DeLay, isn't there any one at the HILL with brass rocks??...and I ain't talkin about the RATS either! Ughhh!!
12 posted on 04/10/2005 1:19:12 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: Texas Eagle

Yeah, I noticed that too - "prominent" - meaning only that because he's bashing the repubs then he's a good guy.


13 posted on 04/10/2005 1:19:37 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: beyond the sea

Shay was very hesitate to support the Iraq invasion.


14 posted on 04/10/2005 1:22:15 PM PDT by conservlib
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To: Pikamax

Rahm Emanuel Behind DeLay Hit April 8, 2005
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1380961/posts?page=52#52


Rush: Media Circles DeLay - The media's out for his scalp
Rush Limbaugh Radio Show ^ | 4-6-05 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 04/07/2005 11:53:53 AM EDT by Matchett-PI
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1379223/posts

LA Times: In Nevada, Reid Is the Name to Know
http://www.latimes.com/la-na-sonsday223jun23,1,1120739.story?ctrack=1&cset=true

LA Times - June 23, 2003 THE SENATORS' SONS: PART TWO
In Nevada, Reid Is the Name to Know
By Chuck Neubauer and Richard T. Cooper Times Staff Writers

Members of one lawmaker's family represent nearly every major industry in their home state. And their clients rely on his goodwill. [snip]

Rush: Media Ignores Rampant Harry Reid Corruption But Goes Nuts Over Martinez, DeLay
Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | 4-7-05 | Rush Limbaugh
Posted on 04/07/2005 11:42:50 PM EDT by Matchett-PI
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1379608/posts

DeLay's Backers Launch Offense
Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2005 | Mike Allen
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A40496-2005Apr9.html
Posted on 04/09/2005 10:56:45 PM EDT by FairOpinion
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1380684/posts


http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1380961/posts?page=54#54


15 posted on 04/10/2005 1:27:08 PM PDT by Matchett-PI (The DemocRAT Party is a criminal enterprise.)
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To: conservlib

Shays was also nervous about the Contract With America when it was first being fashioned.


17 posted on 04/10/2005 1:32:23 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: CyberAnt
Shays is a major a-hole.
It's time we stood up as pubbies and fought these guys. The rats defend their own all the time against many deeds we would never defend a pubbie for. We need to stick up for our own and when they get out of line like Shays lets let em' know it.
18 posted on 04/10/2005 1:34:10 PM PDT by rodguy911 (rodguy911:First Let's get rid of the UN and the ACLU,..toss in CAIR as well.)
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To: Pikamax

So the State of Bridgeport sends a representative to the House?

I say "kick Bridgeport out of the U.S.". That will take care of the ol' Rep. Christopher Shays.


19 posted on 04/10/2005 1:34:51 PM PDT by i_dont_chat
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To: Pikamax

Why would anyone expect anything different from Christopher Shays?


20 posted on 04/10/2005 1:35:58 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: rodguy911

I agree .. people think that just because he's a guy who represents Connecticut - they can't say anything to him. Phooey. I tell them upfront I'm not their constituent - but the last time I checked - I WAS A CITIZEN OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

Although they don't answer me - they are still forced to read my email - at least the first few lines - so make them powerful and to the point.

I never use bad language and I never, ever all them names. I give them all the respect THEY NEVER GIVE TO ME.

But .. even though my seantors are dems - I CALL THEIR LOCAL OFFICES AND USUALLY LEAVE THEIR PHONE STAFF SPEECHLESS - which can't be a bad thing.

Hey! I'm doing my part for dissent.


21 posted on 04/10/2005 1:39:20 PM PDT by CyberAnt (President Bush: "America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth")
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To: Pikamax

Mr. "light in the toes" ? No surprise here.


23 posted on 04/10/2005 1:51:52 PM PDT by John Lenin
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To: William Creel

We've got a comfortable enough lead in the house that we can get rid of Shays and not really be hurt. The democrats will cheer for offing a republican in a leadership post and the republican base will cheer for getting rid of him. Everybody is happy. Not to mention if arnold's redistricting passes we'll probably pick up 6-7 seats here in california.


24 posted on 04/10/2005 2:07:24 PM PDT by SDGOP
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To: Cboldt
Neuticals............ I can't believe that! Do they make 'em for congressional representatives? ;-)

****

Btw, are you aware of any update on the health of Mae, the 81 year old lady from Georgia?

25 posted on 04/10/2005 2:47:23 PM PDT by beyond the sea (Advanced Directive -- don't step on my blue suede shoes.)
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To: Pikamax

Someone tell the Shayster that he's the embarrassment to the GOP.


27 posted on 04/10/2005 2:55:19 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Constitution or bust)
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To: Pikamax
"He is an absolute embarrassment to me and to the Republican Party," U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-Bridgeport, told more than 50 Greenwich residents yesterday morning at Town Hall. He was in Greenwich to host a public forum, open to all political parties, on whatever pressing issues attendees were interested in discussing.

Shays has embarrassed me for years!!

28 posted on 04/10/2005 3:05:40 PM PDT by billie bob
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To: beyond the sea
Btw, are you aware of any update on the health of Mae, the 81 year old lady from Georgia?

I just checked the chat thread and a couple others. No news. I plan to keep my eye on the threads for awhile. I am very curious about the case, and praying that Mae comes through in great shape.

29 posted on 04/10/2005 3:43:51 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: GatorPaul

Thats exactly what i was trying to say, i'd be more than happy to see a backstabbing worthless rino like Shays get ejected from his seat. I didnt mean to give off the impression that just because hes a republican we should stick by him, by all means eject them.


30 posted on 04/10/2005 4:35:38 PM PDT by SDGOP
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