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GOP Sen. Bennett predicts Reid win
Associated Press ^ | July 9, 2010 | Brock Vergakis

Posted on 07/09/2010 3:57:52 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

Warning that tea party "mischief" may be aiding Democrats this election season, defeated Utah Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett says that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likely will keep his seat and that the GOP may not win hotly contested Senate seats in Colorado or Kentucky either.

Bennett, a three-term incumbent who lost his re-election chances when he failed to win his party nomination this year, made the comments in an interview with The Associated Press.

The Utah senator said he fears tea party extremism could end up costing the GOP seats that they otherwise would have been able to win.

He said he also worries that the GOP has no clear plan to govern if they take control of the Senate this election year.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Nevada; US: Utah
KEYWORDS: bennett; bobbennett; harryreid; rinopurge; sharronangle; teaparty
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1 posted on 07/09/2010 3:57:54 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

SoreLoserBennett


2 posted on 07/09/2010 3:59:16 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think Bennett is a dreamer. A Pubbie talking about Tea Party “extremism” tells me there’s a RINO working here.


3 posted on 07/09/2010 3:59:30 PM PDT by From The Deer Stand
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To: Clintonfatigued

He’s morphed into a sad, pathetic man.


4 posted on 07/09/2010 3:59:45 PM PDT by Andyman (The truth shall make you FReep.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“...defeated Utah Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett says that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid likely will keep his seat”

NEED TO READ ANY FURTHER?


5 posted on 07/09/2010 3:59:55 PM PDT by jessduntno (A-Stan: "illiterate peasants in caves, ruled by "warlords" ... not a target for "nation building.")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Well at least there’s no sour grapes from him. /s


6 posted on 07/09/2010 4:00:12 PM PDT by mainepatsfan
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To: writer33; Las Vegas Ron; george76; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; ...

Long ago, Aesop told a story about the likes of Bob Bennett.

http://www.mainlesson.com/books/scudder/fables/zpage006.gif


7 posted on 07/09/2010 4:00:15 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Clintonfatigued

I just made another contribution to Sharron Angle. This time I signed up for a recurring monthly payment. Harry Reid MUST be defeated.


8 posted on 07/09/2010 4:00:38 PM PDT by AdaGray
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hmm...think I can figure out why he lost.


9 posted on 07/09/2010 4:00:56 PM PDT by ryderann
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To: AdaGray

Excellent move, you sound like a great American.


10 posted on 07/09/2010 4:02:24 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Clintonfatigued

what a DOOOOOOSHBAG you are Senator.


11 posted on 07/09/2010 4:02:24 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Not "predicts" -- hopes!

The enemy within.

12 posted on 07/09/2010 4:03:10 PM PDT by Rocko
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To: Clintonfatigued
Here Bob, try some of this:


13 posted on 07/09/2010 4:03:42 PM PDT by skimbell
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To: Clintonfatigued

bennett/shabazz, scumbags


14 posted on 07/09/2010 4:04:10 PM PDT by shadowcat
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To: Clintonfatigued

Y’know, the real “bitter clingers” are the RINOs that stay well past their welcome.


15 posted on 07/09/2010 4:04:32 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Clintonfatigued

LOL!

Sour grapes Bennett.


16 posted on 07/09/2010 4:04:32 PM PDT by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I think Senator Bennett needs this:

Organic Industries, Inc. Develops "Crap In A Can" For Liberals

17 posted on 07/09/2010 4:05:02 PM PDT by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: Clintonfatigued

if Reid wins then good for him and the country will be done for.. the voters have a right to vote themselves into oblivian if they want to.... and I wouldn’t put it past them


18 posted on 07/09/2010 4:05:03 PM PDT by Lib-Lickers 2
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To: Clintonfatigued

Has he given Reid his endorsement yet?


19 posted on 07/09/2010 4:05:03 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Maybe soon Bob and Harry can get together and wash their “Magic” underwear.


20 posted on 07/09/2010 4:05:18 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: Clintonfatigued

I think that Bennett is correct in his concerning Reid winning. I also believe that if the Republicans have to win by being Democrat lites, the hell with it.


21 posted on 07/09/2010 4:06:14 PM PDT by sport
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To: Drango

Time to go home, Bob.


22 posted on 07/09/2010 4:06:22 PM PDT by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: skimbell

The dog in the manger speaks. Bennett can’t go graciously or respect the wishes of Utah voters who sent him to the Senate three times and his father there before him. Sure evidence that the state party convention did the right thing in telling him to retire to a career as a Washington lobbyist, where he can still hang out with his real friends across the aisle.


23 posted on 07/09/2010 4:06:25 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Clintonfatigued

Wolf is sheep’s clothing?

Way to vindicate the decision to dumb your ass Bennett. Enjoy retirement, your friend/soulmate/whatever Harry Reid will be joining you soon.


24 posted on 07/09/2010 4:06:46 PM PDT by Impy (DROP. OUT. MARK. KIRK.)
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To: mainepatsfan

Check the link on Posting #7, you may approve.


25 posted on 07/09/2010 4:07:24 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Obama's more worried about Israelis building houses than he is about Islamists building atomic bombs)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Sour grapes from another Vichy Republican scumbag.


26 posted on 07/09/2010 4:07:50 PM PDT by Noumenon ("Upon what meat doth this our Caesar feed, that he has grown so great?" - Julius Caesar)
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To: Clintonfatigued

27 posted on 07/09/2010 4:07:57 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Clintonfatigued

So how does the rino Bennett explain why fellow rino kirk is behind Dim Giannoulias a Greek mobster from IL?
People want the real thing not a slick socialist pol.


28 posted on 07/09/2010 4:08:00 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Clintonfatigued

STFU, Bennett. You lost because your bitch ass was democrat-Lite. When will you learn to stop bending over for the enemies of America?


29 posted on 07/09/2010 4:08:33 PM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

RINOs are all alike and they all behave the same when they lose a primary.

When Joe Schwarz lost in my district 4 years ago he accused Walberg of campaign finance violations (Schwarz was later fined for some of his own) then in 08 Schwarz endorsed the democrat. This year he made some noise about running an independant campaign for governor but I think he realized that he had pretty much killed any potential support with his past behavior.


30 posted on 07/09/2010 4:09:20 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Clintonfatigued
defeated Utah Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett ... said he fears tea party extremism

Ahhh... Validation is sweet!

31 posted on 07/09/2010 4:10:18 PM PDT by rhinohunter (If Sarah Palin were irrelevant - she would be)
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To: Clintonfatigued
What a bitter, bald loser.

Nam Vet

32 posted on 07/09/2010 4:10:21 PM PDT by Nam Vet (Are you better off than you were 4 trillion dollars ago?)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Even if he were right, and he’s not, purposely saying things to divide the party to the press undermines his own point. He’s a Utah version of Charlie Crist, Lowell Weicker and Dede Scozzafava.


33 posted on 07/09/2010 4:10:23 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Syncro; Clintonfatigued

I’m certainly extra glad now that Bennett was so soundly defeated.

Looks like he’s cheering for his fellow Mormom to win!


34 posted on 07/09/2010 4:12:47 PM PDT by onyx (Sarah/Michele 2012)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Out. Of. Touch.


35 posted on 07/09/2010 4:16:50 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (Whoever disagrees with me at any point is a RINO)
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To: cripplecreek; fieldmarshaldj

Also idiot super-RINO Gilchrest who also endorsed a dem. And yet Harris still almost won.


36 posted on 07/09/2010 4:16:50 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

RINO sour grapes. I’m sure LAME DUCK Bennett HOPES Reid wins. He hates the Tea Party and Conservatives anyway...


37 posted on 07/09/2010 4:17:15 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: Clintonfatigued

That’s all I need to know.


38 posted on 07/09/2010 4:17:30 PM PDT by jimfree (In 2012 Sarah Palin will continue to have more relevant quality executive experience than B. Obama.)
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To: Elsie; reaganaut; greyfoxx39; Tennessee Nana; colorcountry

Liberal Morgbot Ping


39 posted on 07/09/2010 4:17:36 PM PDT by Utah Binger (Mount Carmel Utah, where Mr. Milquetoast lives with his "Persecution Complex")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Bennett, it must be very tough to be a loser. It instantly turns you into an idiot lib.


40 posted on 07/09/2010 4:19:19 PM PDT by Gator113 (God save the Republic.....)
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To: patriot preacher
Wasn't he the second largest recipient of Countrywide donations?
41 posted on 07/09/2010 4:31:12 PM PDT by mimaw
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To: Clintonfatigued

This years vintage will not be good. The grapes are sour.


42 posted on 07/09/2010 4:34:43 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson" to have your econ arguments effortlessly to hand.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Bennett can join Snarlen Arlen and lick their chops in defeat at the seniors country club for RINO’s and ‘Rats.


43 posted on 07/09/2010 4:40:22 PM PDT by tflabo (Restore the Republic)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Is this not the second article today from AP about a sore loser republican congressman complaining about the party becoming too conservative?


44 posted on 07/09/2010 4:41:59 PM PDT by willk
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To: Clintonfatigued

Am I glad he lost.


45 posted on 07/09/2010 4:44:48 PM PDT by rushmom
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To: Drango
Yep. "Fine Senator" Bennett sticks the knife in his party's back. Proof that The People did the Right Thing.
46 posted on 07/09/2010 4:45:17 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Drango

Bennett predicted he would win too. He knows NOTHING.


47 posted on 07/09/2010 4:46:15 PM PDT by bfree (The revolution is coming and it will be violent--FUBO)
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To: Clintonfatigued
He said he also worries that the GOP has no clear plan to govern if they take control of the Senate this election year.

I've got one:

I know it sounds crazy, but it just might work.

48 posted on 07/09/2010 4:47:48 PM PDT by Sloth (Civil disobedience? I'm afraid only the uncivil kind is going to cut it this time.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
defeated Utah Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Bennett

Another 'sour grapes' RINO!

49 posted on 07/09/2010 4:48:34 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannolis. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Clintonfatigued
Usual RINO suspects.


50 posted on 07/09/2010 4:54:12 PM PDT by Leisler ("Over time they create a legal system that plunders and a moral code that glorifies it." F. Bastiat)
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