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Obama Beats Bennett -- How Washington defeated a Senator.
The Wall Street Journal ^ | 05-12-10 | The Wall Street Journal Editorial Staff

Posted on 05/11/2010 5:02:52 PM PDT by GOP_Lady

Democrats and assorted commentators are professing to be alarmed about the defeat on the weekend of three-term Utah Republican Senator Bob Bennett at a GOP nominating convention. They say it signals the triumph of the tea party and other allegedly uncouth sorts, which is said to be bad for bipartisanship and other Beltway bromides.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: 111th; agenda; amnesty; bennett; bobbennett; capandtrade; gop; obama; teaparty; ut2010

1 posted on 05/11/2010 5:02:52 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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2 posted on 05/11/2010 5:03:16 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady

Spread the word
The Senate is voting no Cap and trade tomorrow 5-12-10
Tell your senator to vote no.


3 posted on 05/11/2010 5:04:17 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: GOP_Lady

Some IDIOT woman from theStreet.com just said on Kudlow that the people were SATISFIED with INCUMBENTS!! LOL!!!


4 posted on 05/11/2010 5:06:13 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion,,,,,,the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: steveab

My senators are Dodd and Lieberman , good luck there.


5 posted on 05/11/2010 5:07:03 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: GOP_Lady
The Washington political and media classes continue to have a hard time comprehending the revolt in the provinces and want to portray it as radical.

The Wall Street Journal doesn't want to discuss how Bennett's voting for Amnesty in 2007 worked against him as well.

6 posted on 05/11/2010 5:07:34 PM PDT by Plutarch
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To: GOP_Lady

What a perfect headline !


7 posted on 05/11/2010 5:08:08 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: YankeeReb

Call them anyway. Jam the phones


8 posted on 05/11/2010 5:08:36 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: GOP_Lady

The Democrats are always expecting the right to do all the work of being “bipartisan”. It never seems to be a problem when some extreme-LEFT wacko gets elected; that’s a “mandate” (NO, Barack, not you, go back to work). Let the left carry the “bipartisan” water for a change and agree to every idea conservatives come up with, every law they want to repeal, every department they want to abolish, or risk getting called “partisan”.


9 posted on 05/11/2010 5:08:48 PM PDT by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Ann Archy

10 posted on 05/11/2010 5:09:31 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
All this (and the results of the election just held by our British Cousins) leads one to the inescapable questions:

Will some congressional Dems start to bolt, or will they cheerfully allow themselves to be forced into the (metaphoric) wood chipper?

And...

Will one or more DEMS (think Bayh or Clinton ((or McCain)) here) run against Obama in the 2012 primary?

.

11 posted on 05/11/2010 5:12:29 PM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: YankeeReb

Mine are Cardin and Troll Mikulski, Good luck there too.

They say that Bennett not getting the nod is bad for Bipartisanship. Who wants bupartisanship? We have seen what the Democrats want and we dont want it. We dont want republicans who go along with them.

When Republicans regain power ,I want the Republicans to be just as snotty as the Democrats have been , and I want whoever is Speaker of the House to assign Pelosi a office in the basement next to the coke machine . Tell her to take her requests for bipartisanship and shove them where the sun dont shine, just as she has done to Republicans.


12 posted on 05/11/2010 5:12:36 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: steveab
Thanks I did.

FYI: you may phone the United States Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121. A switchboard operator will connect you directly with the Senate office you request.

Just called this # and requested Lieberman's office> I got right through and left a message. Jam their voice mail and shut the switchboards down

13 posted on 05/11/2010 5:20:50 PM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: steveab
“Spread the word
The Senate is voting no Cap and trade tomorrow 5-12-10
Tell your senator to vote no.”

Didn't we do this for the bailout legislation and the Obamacare legislation????

A lot of good that did us. I might as well talk to my neighbors cat.

14 posted on 05/11/2010 5:43:28 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: CapnJack

Cannot blame the GOP for odumbocare, thats all rat


15 posted on 05/11/2010 6:01:51 PM PDT by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: CapnJack

Wow! You give up that easily?
Call your Senators.


16 posted on 05/11/2010 6:03:43 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: steveab

When you know what your senators will do no matter how many calls come into their offices ... whats the point.

It appears that voting no longer works in America.


17 posted on 05/11/2010 6:08:36 PM PDT by CapnJack
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To: GOP_Lady

The handwriting is on the walls of Congress. Bye, bye anti-American Elitists who declared war upon We The People.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XJRIdeoceh4


18 posted on 05/11/2010 6:24:29 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: CapnJack

Again take 10 minutes out of your busy day and call them.
What freedom are You NOT WILLING TO LOSE before you take a stand.


19 posted on 05/11/2010 6:28:32 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: GOP_Lady
The word bipartisanship has been made onerous and ugly by Dems and RINOs like McCain.

I hate bipartisanship. I do not want any part of bi. part. i. san. ship!

The Dems are changing the language as they change the culture. Up s down and down is sideways.

vaudine

20 posted on 05/11/2010 6:35:12 PM PDT by vaudine (,,)
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To: italianquaker
Cannot blame the GOP for odumbocare, thats all rat

It got out of committee because of Olympia Snowe.

21 posted on 05/11/2010 7:04:55 PM PDT by outofstyle (Anti-socialist)
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To: outofstyle

Is she realy a repub or just a rat with a smaller tail


22 posted on 05/11/2010 8:05:30 PM PDT by italianquaker (My bartender knew about the attempted Christmas attack before odumbo)
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To: YankeeReb

Mine are Chucky Schumer and Not Caroline Kennedy. Upchuck wants to break my back and make Algore filthy filthy (and I do mean filthy) rich.


23 posted on 05/11/2010 8:23:51 PM PDT by Lauren BaRecall (FR threads critical of John McCain, Michael Steele, and Karl Rove really cheer me up! :-D)
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