Skip to comments.Lott "I don't have to work with them (GOP) anymore, they threw me overboard!" (202) 224-6253
Posted on 05/10/2005 9:13:36 AM PDT by watsonfellow
Tony Snow just finished an interview with Trent Lott. Senator Lott wanted to respond to an article in Roll Call to the effect that he had crafted a deal to dump certain judges to guarantee others an up-or-down vote on the Senate floor. According to an account (I didn't hear the interview), Lott called the report "exaggerated," adding that he has worked with Ben Nelson "from time to time" on a deal, but that the proposed deal "isn't much of a deal at all." Lott also stated that he won't accept criticism from Republicans for working with Democratic senators because "they're the same ones who threw me overboard. I'm free. I don't have to work with them anymore." Lott called the Senate a "dysfunctional institution." Lott may consider himself part of the solution to this problem, but in the context of the confirmation battles that remains to be seen.
Call Lott now and tell him we WILL throw him overboard in the next election.
Lott was a Rat to begin with, maybe he'd feel better off back at "home."
Showing once again that he doesn't have the brains to mop the Senate floor, let alone be Majority Leader.
Trent, they threw you down in steerage. But keep it up and you'll find out what it really means to be thrown overboard.
Well, I guess he doesn't care that much about the current BRAC and those military installations in Mississippi after all.
Where's Preston Brooks when we need him?
as bad as i dont want to admit it
hes got a point
the pubbies did nothing to help him in his time of need
Feel free to follow the tracks of Jumpin' Jim Jeffords, and try not to let the boots of the Mississippi voters hit you on the way out.
Can you say Senator Pickering ( R-Miss)..either one..the retieewd judge, or his son, the congressman...methinks that Lott may well face a primary challenge..
FYI..ping the group..
Well, it's true, they did throw him overboard.
I don't blame him for being angry. I do blame him for working with Democrats who don't give a damn about whether judges get put on the bench or not. He is being stupid by doing that. Leftist kooks certainly aren't going to vote for him.
And Lott thinks he has a snowballs chance in hell to become majority leader again.
BY The way, this was from "Powerline" but we can't post from "blogs"...This is not my reporting, but Powerline's!
The Gov. of Miss. Haley Barbour will be a good candidate to replace Lott.
In other words, he just admitted what a lot of us felt all along, that he was gonna "payback" the Senators and the President for not keeping him as Majority Leader---
Well, lets see then, we can add him to the LIST with McCain, Collins, Chafee, Snowe, Hagel, Voinivich, Warner,...I am sure I am missing some more Republicans, that would prefer to be stepped on by the dems, than stand up for their own party and, more importantly, THE VOTERS THAT PUT THEM THERE......
They didn't throw him overboard because of his remarks. If you recall right after the 2002 elections and before his idiotic comments, there was much talk of getting a new leader because his leadership was just AWFUL.
Lott is the one who CREATED the disfunction when as majority leader he refused to lead.
Nelson is up in 2006 so he had better tread very carefully. He is the last FL statewide democrat standing.
Correct me here, but my recollection about the Lott incident was that his remarks were blown out of proportion. I found it sickening that he did not stand up for himself and just tell them to get lost. But the real problem with Lott was that he was always making deals with the dems, proving what a good guy he was, such a go along, get along kind of fellow. That's why I was not sorry to see him go.
Crossed my mind. He does have an excuse for being somewhat bitter.
Sounds like things are going to get much worse.
We went from weak spined to spineless, when they dumped Lott for Frist. I can see his point, even though I disagree with his cavorting with the enemy. The fact is Frist is just as useless as Lott was as majority "leader". We need George Allen as the new leader ASAP.
must be thumbtacking that wig on now-a-days
Excuse me...but didn't Lott go on BET and then back down from various conservative and popular positions in order to curry favor with the liberal elite, JUST SO HE COULD KEEP HIS JOB!!!!!
Flushed him would be a more accurate description.
It was the Democrat outcry that precipitated Lott's loss of his leadership position. How come he doesn't feel antipathy toward the Democrats?
hes got a point
the pubbies did nothing to help him in his time of need
Thank you, I did not have the courage.
On that he is correct however he is no different than any of the rest of them. GOP or Dim, doesn't matter. They are all rotten and of no use to any of us.
". . .the retieewd judge. . . ."
You spelled it just like my grandson says it.
But we can only hope for a challenge to Lott, the Democrat's Republic.
You lay down with dogs, you rise up with fleas. We're sick of your kind, Senator.
Hell, Foster Brooks would be an improvement over this clown!
This Nelson is from Nebraska. The FL Nelson is a total louse.
I think that's right. The support for Lott from his own party was a mile wide and an inch deep.
I know..and BTW..meant to thank you..you've done a super job of late keeping us apprised on some of these developments..
Time of need my foot. He stepped in a huge pile of Rottweiler diarrhea, and to make matters worse, tracked that crap in the house without wiping his feet.
Lott is just true to his party, Rhino.
What an arrogant SOB.
Look at your keyboard..(g).all the letters are in the same general area...I'm eating a sandwich with one hand..typing with two fingers, on the same hand, with the other...
Foster Brooks is dead...
"Different things motivate different people," says the Rules staffer. "In the case of Lott, it's anger over the way he was treated by both his fellow Republicans and the media after the Strom Thurmond dustup. He wants his old job back, and he wants to see the look on the faces of people like President Bush and Sen. George Allen when he gets it back."
Lott is known to harbor resentment toward both the President and Allen. The onetime leader believes the former pulled his support for him during the Thurmond kerfuffle; the latter worked behind the scenes against Lott to push the candidacy of Sen. Bill Frist for the leadership post.
Senators Trent Lott and Tom Daschle share a light moment as they go over the last details in their historic power sharing agreement in Lott's office. 1/4/01
Fine .. LET HIM JOIN JIM JEFFORDS
GET HIM OUT OF OUR PARTY !!!
Who? Lott or Pickering?
Might need a Mississippi ping on this..
They DID throw him overboard, but he obviously is nursing a petty grudge rather than thinking about the best interests of the country, and therefore should not hold such a position of power.
Pray for W and Our Troops
Lott should be sent to pasture. He just does not know how lucky he is to still be in Congress.
I can't believe he said that! Without rehashing the whole Thurmond party incident, Lott certainly didn't show much political skill there, although I thought he was unfairly tarred and feathered by the MSM. He might have been thickheaded but not bigoted.
But to be so publicly peevish and whining, that's inexcusable. Putting his hurt feelings above what's good for the counrty!
Clearly the Senator holds his own personal ambition in higher regard than the service of the people who elected him.
The Spineless One is upset because the GOP didn't support HIM?? Wow!!
Pot, meet kettle!
(To be fair, he was abandoned when he should have been supported by his colleagues in the Senate, but . . .)