Skip to comments.Lott, Clinton, Gingrich say bitterness fades
Posted on 09/19/2009 8:11:34 AM PDT by Route797
WASHINGTON Set aside the images of lawmakers in hallowed halls of the Capitol yelling about who's lying and why, and picture this: Two Republican heavyweights and the Democratic president they tried to eject from office a decade ago, perched together as elder statesmen in a gilded chamber reserved for events that transcend partisanship.
"We were sort of a triangle," former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott recalled Wednesday of then-Speaker Newt Gingrich and President Bill Clinton. They all joined Lott's colleagues, staff and family to unveil the Mississippi Republican's official portrait. "Even though we had our differences, we found a way to come together."
It was a striking, if quaint, counterpoint to the events that had transpired down the hall a day earlier, when the House voted largely along party lines to rebuke Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C. for shouting, "You lie!" at President Barack Obama as he addressed a joint session of Congress.
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Bitterness? Lott did as much as anyone to undermine the impeachment proceedings. ‘Toon should be licking his boots.
And Gingrich was successfully smeared and LOST the PR battle with Clinton’s White House. Its Gingrich who should be the bitter one.
Tell that to the democraps first.
Exactly.....100-0 to run the sham in the Senate. 100 votes means every republican voted to scam us.
I know it takes two sides, and I'm fully aware the hate that can come from the left. We all need a good dose of Christian kindness. Our nation needs it. Hate is like cancer, it eats away at our national spirit.
Yes.....When Obama is done destroying the country, we can all just sit around a sing cum bai ya. Of course, he would have to allow us to live or I am not singing.
That garbage place needs to be taken to the dump & replaced by real patriotic conservatives.
The 'crossing the aisle' incest is ruining our country.
Time for new blood to man up and take our country back.
Please refrain from posting profanity on FR. Thanks.
All one big happy family. Narcissism bridges all divides.
Lott is the poster boy of the term “useless republican”.
What is the proper way for a national political figure to behave? How would we behave if we were members of Congress and had to work with liberals on a daily basis? If Sarah Palin became President, would you want her to treat Democrats with contempt? With hate? There is a picture of Ronald Reagan sharing a drink and a laugh with Walter Cronkite. Was Reagan a Rino, a wimp, or a sellout? I know everybody is upset about things, but do we let our passion overcome our kinder natures?
This is just news because the left isn’t used to being on the receiving end of their own tactics. Fighting fire with fire is often useful. Ridicule and shame are very powerful tools, especially against the sin of envy that the left is consumed with. If you know of a more effective antidote to envy, we’d all love to hear it. Christ was nailed to the cross in envy. Even he didn’t have a more effective antidote that was civil and respectful.
I know that John Adams and Tom Jefferson were bitter enemies...Adams was even upset that he thought he was dying ahead of Jefferson...of course that turns out to be wrong, but he never knew!
Three of the greates losers in American History .. they deserve each other
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