Skip to comments.GOP lawmaker: Palin cost party control of Senate
Posted on 11/10/2010 2:40:33 AM PST by South40
WASHINGTON A leading House Republican says Sarah Palin cost the GOP control of the Senate.
Questioned about those comments on Tuesday, a spokesman for Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama said the remarks had been taken out of context but didn't retract them.
Bachus, in line to become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, initially blamed Palin last week at a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon. According to the Shelby County Reporter, he said the Senate would be in Republican hands if not for losses by tea party candidates endorsed by the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee.
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Throw the bum out!
The states we lost in the Seanate race last week were not exactly in the GOP’s hands to begin with. This is more whining from teh RINOs.
This is the MSM “trying to find anything and everything that’s positive towards the political left” to report on. Not surprising.
Yeah, and good thing too.
If the Repubs had taken the Senate - with all the RINO’s - it would have been a sure set-up for O’s re-election in 2012. And there is nothing they could have accomplished anyway with O’s veto pen. They only would have been the point of blame for the Dems.
Of course, IMHO.
Looks like we need a GOP re-education retreat for those in denial. He’s about to be a Chairman and is this totally clueless? Wow ....
AP. Of course.
Sarah must be destroyued.
As opposed to RINOS like McCain, who did such wonderful things for a republican majority.
Ap: Barak Obama and Nancy Pelosi cost the Democrats the house and the lost of 5 Senate seats.
Of course, as catalogued extensively before, without Palin and the Tea Parties, the Republicans would still be wandering in the wilderness, and would not have had nearly the success they have had in either house. Also, the winning percentage of Republicans in the Senate was higher than the winning percentage in the House, so it is hard to fault anybody for that performance.
I don’t think Palin supported any primary challenger that was Tea Party other than O’Donnell, and we’ve only got 46 in the Senate. Story is poppycock. Angle and Buck she supported after their primary wins, Fiorino wasn’t Tea Party really, and Miller or Murkowski will still be a Republican win. It comes down to O’Donnell, and I’m with Palin on that one. We don’t need to give liberals like Castle more power as well as the cover of a Republican party label. Palin’s primary picks were pitch perfect — including O’Donnell.
I won’t hold my breath, but the “establishment” needs to look for good CONSERVATIVE candidates for 2012 or they face the same primary challenges . . . and hopefully the same incredible victory by conservatives again.
Bullcrap, the Tea Party Movement saved the GOP from sure death.
This is the absolute last chance for the AP to run yet another story based on this quote saying “last Tuesday”. Starting tomorrow, they will have to start saying “a week from last Tuesday” or omit the date of the quote altogether.
So, hopefully, they can stop sucking on this particular thumb, and move on to another finger.
The Tea Partie groups are not waiting for the establishment to pick anyone. They will support those who subscribe to their principles and take on the establishment if they choose to field their beltway approved candidates. Give them a few months for Marco to sink in before they actually start to know something is up.
this clown, Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama is an asshole who has shown that old adage: “it’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think your a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt”,is correct
The Republicans failed to gain control of the Senate because of their failures to honor the winners of the Republican Primaries. The failure of the Republicans to fully support the candidates who came out of the primaries as winners is why the Senate is not in Republican hands.
Furthermore, the candidates themselves failed to support the Republican winner of the primary. Lisa M. showed arrogance and disdain for Miller; Castle turned his back to Christine O. Where was the leadership in the RNC? Why have primaries if the RNC is not going to support the results?
We already know that there is no integrity or statesmanship in the Democrat Party. ...and the Republican party?
That's been obvious for some time, which is why after 30+ years as a Republican I registered as an Independent in 2008.
She’s tapping Bachus bumper, it’s time to move over or get taken out. His choice
Better to work together . . . the Republican party needs to be on notice that there will always be a challenge on the right if they don’t encourage conservative candidates to run. It seems to me that their “formula” has been to pick liberals in the northeast and pacific coast — and it’s been a disaster politically as well as in policy when they won (which is the same thing).
Interesting how Palin isn’t being criticized for backing Fiorina and Whitman. It is okay for Palin to back a loser as long as it is a RINO, but if she backs a conservative candidate who loses then it is her fault for some reason.
Bacchus, you are a RINO. I’m sure glad you are not from my district.
“I don't care if anybody likes me as long as I'm popular.”
Angle and O conner forced the democrats to spend lots of money and time in states they didn’t think they had to, thus freeing up other candidates of ours....
The RNC lost us the Senate. They backed McMahon instead of the conservative candidate, (Simmons?)
This guy is full of crap....Another no nothing...
That comment belongs in this thread.
So are you suggesting we work with them and their failed formula? The Tea Party groups are not interested in starting another party, how many times must this be pounded? It is entirely their intent to change them from within. It seems the Democrat Party is a lost cause at this point and will have to be virtually eliminated with its liberal handlers repudiated before it ever has a chance to gain stature within the general public.
The shift is on in a big way for conservative Democrats and the so-called Moderates in aligning themselves as Conservatives, not Republicans and it will get even more so if Clyburn is handed the Whip’s post and Pelosi continues to reign. So with that said, the writing is on the wall for the Republicans to get out of the beltway and smell the coffee because the realignment has started whether they want to beleive it or not.
Nonsense. The Rinocrats chose to run against who the Party rank and file chose as candidates. Rove needs assisted living.
I don’t think we’d support a different candidate at the Senate or Congressional level very often; we see things as conservatives. What I am saying is that the Republican party, at all levels, need to wake up to the reality of the base today. Instead of Castle supported by the Republican “establishment” versus O’Donnell supported by the Tea party, in Delaware we should have had an unassailable conservative candidate supported by both. “They” just didn’t look for that candidate since they had a liberal congressman with the party label “R” and they defaulted to Castle . . . without thinking about the consequences of an inevitable primary challenge.
I would love to see the Dems pulled back towards the center through the voters as well . . . but the crazies have such a lock on that party that Pelosi and Reid will remain in leadership it looks like.
For decades Republicans have had to fend off attacks from democrats and the complicit liberal media. Now they're fighting on another front with the establishment Republicans who seem hell-bent on blurring the lines between democrat and Republican, left and right and good and evil.
RINOs are on the endangered list and they know it...so they're fighting for their political lives. The good news is, we have every reason to believe they will fail.
No, she swept out a lot of RINO’s; a vastly superior benefit than actually “winning” the Senate. If Joe Miller gets in, it will be a big win in my estimate.
Bachus (Malignant RomneyBOT):
Yes. We attack conservative GOP women for my coward Master, misogynist Mitt Romney.
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Used to be we didn't even have a Republican party ~ it was a one-party operation and all the top dogs were named Byrd.
Negroes were lynched on alternate Thursdays back then.
We now have a Republican party and the lynching has pretty much been stopped but occasionally a mob of Democrats must still be fired on by the police.
Just more bashing of a future president by a liberal RINO A-hole attempting to discredit a fantastic conservative.
And how many of the other races won by GOP candidates would not have been won without her?
With a&&holes like this championing his cause, Romney can count on going down BIG in flames in the 2012 primary.
Taking notes for 2012.....
Mitt Romney: "I'm not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.
(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldnt make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
Our work has just begun - these useless RINOs are next to go!!!
A MAJORITY COMPRISED OF IDIOTS IS COUNTER PRODUCTIVE.
They need to move on!
what chairmanship did bauchus lose?
This is just RINOs for business as usual.
I understand your wishes but you will have to realize that for now, the establishment “Ruling Class” of the Republican party is just that and will not accept anyone other than from their clique, that should be painfully obvious and they have shown they are not interested in anything else.
Until they are marginalized by We The People, nothing will change with them and they will only go down kicking and screaming.
Here’s the POS
This is pure hateful drivel. I, for one, am glad for every RINO we got rid of. Now to concentrate on the next bunch.
How about this meme--Palin and the TP HELPED us gain at least 6 seats--Alaska still in play.
A ‘leading’ House Republican, most of us have never heard of before.
Yea!! They were doing so good before she came along....there would be no landslide election with out Sarah and the tea party!!!
Guess I missed Rep Bachus out there campaigning for those Republican Senate candidates he wanted to win.
I saw a lot of Sarah Palin, though.
I also missed seeing Michael Steele out there stumping for O’Donnell.
I saw a lot of Sarah Palin, though.
I don’t think I saw Lemar Alexander at any campaign event last year.
But I saw a lot of Sarah Palin.
I missed seeing Trent Lott working the ground around Las Vegas for Angle.
But I saw a lot of Sarah Palin.
Saying Sarah Palin cost the Republicans the Senate is like Obama saying that he saved the US from going over the economic cliff. The only substance to the comment is based in a huge assumption that defies logic.
to the left of me,
to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.
I refer to them as the “Rinocratic Oligarchy” they’ve run DC since the ‘30’s. Its the longest running “good Cop-Bad Cop” in history.
The Tea Party is in the process of learning to call their bluff.