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GOP lawmaker: Palin cost party control of Senate
San Diego Union-Tribune (AP) ^ | 11/9/2010 | Ben Evans

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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1 posted on 11/10/2010 2:40:35 AM PST by South40
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To: South40

Throw the bum out!


2 posted on 11/10/2010 2:52:35 AM PST by Bellflower (All meaning is in The LORD.)
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To: South40

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.


3 posted on 11/10/2010 2:53:36 AM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: South40

This is the MSM “trying to find anything and everything that’s positive towards the political left” to report on. Not surprising.


4 posted on 11/10/2010 2:58:40 AM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: South40

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.


5 posted on 11/10/2010 3:09:05 AM PST by Arlis (- Virginia loghome/woods-dweller/Jesus lovin'/Bible-totin'/"gun-clinger")
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To: South40

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 ....


6 posted on 11/10/2010 3:09:15 AM PST by major-pelham
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To: South40

AP. Of course.

Sarah must be destroyued.

As opposed to RINOS like McCain, who did such wonderful things for a republican majority.


7 posted on 11/10/2010 3:11:12 AM PST by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: I still care

Ap: Barak Obama and Nancy Pelosi cost the Democrats the house and the lost of 5 Senate seats.


8 posted on 11/10/2010 3:21:17 AM PST by scooby321
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To: South40
This is a quote from last Tuesday, not today This one quote has been the subject of about ten stories in the Washington Post. They are really running the wheels off this one statement by one particular Congressman that nobody ever heard of before.

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.

9 posted on 11/10/2010 3:24:22 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Anything not about elephants is irrelephant.)
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To: South40

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.


10 posted on 11/10/2010 3:25:09 AM PST by November 2010
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To: South40

Bullcrap, the Tea Party Movement saved the GOP from sure death.


11 posted on 11/10/2010 3:26:32 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: South40

Got rope?


12 posted on 11/10/2010 3:27:16 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: South40

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.


13 posted on 11/10/2010 3:27:32 AM PST by Haiku Guy (Anything not about elephants is irrelephant.)
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To: November 2010

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.


14 posted on 11/10/2010 3:32:05 AM PST by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: South40

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


15 posted on 11/10/2010 3:32:43 AM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: South40
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.

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?

16 posted on 11/10/2010 3:33:02 AM PST by olezip
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To: olezip
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.

17 posted on 11/10/2010 3:36:49 AM PST by South40 (My computer beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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To: South40

She’s tapping Bachus bumper, it’s time to move over or get taken out. His choice


18 posted on 11/10/2010 3:37:16 AM PST by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: mazda77

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).


19 posted on 11/10/2010 3:37:50 AM PST by November 2010
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To: South40

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.


20 posted on 11/10/2010 3:40:27 AM PST by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: South40

Bacchus, you are a RINO. I’m sure glad you are not from my district.


21 posted on 11/10/2010 3:55:43 AM PST by Jemian (I stand with Cam.)
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To: South40
Wow,looks like more irrelevant RINOs have discovered that bashing Palin gets your name in the news.
Lucy Van Pelt (Linus's big sis) definitively defined such egotistical stuffed shirts:

“I don't care if anybody likes me as long as I'm popular.”

22 posted on 11/10/2010 3:55:50 AM PST by Happy Rain ("So this is how a black man leads America.")
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To: Shery

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...


23 posted on 11/10/2010 3:55:52 AM PST by nikos1121 (Praying for the big -20 today all the way to Nov 2nd)
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To: Happy Rain
“I don't care if anybody likes me as long as I'm popular.” <

lol!

That comment belongs in this thread.

24 posted on 11/10/2010 3:58:11 AM PST by South40 (My computer beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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To: November 2010

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.


25 posted on 11/10/2010 3:58:14 AM PST by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: mazda77
This is nothing more than the Obama agenda at work! They are trying their best to divide and conquer and it looks like it might work if we believe the shit they feed us!
26 posted on 11/10/2010 4:00:58 AM PST by elephant
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To: South40

Nonsense. The Rinocrats chose to run against who the Party rank and file chose as candidates. Rove needs assisted living.


27 posted on 11/10/2010 4:04:07 AM PST by mo
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To: mazda77

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.


28 posted on 11/10/2010 4:08:35 AM PST by November 2010
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To: mo
You're right Mo...it is nonsense.

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.

29 posted on 11/10/2010 4:12:43 AM PST by South40 (My computer beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kickboxing!)
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To: South40

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.


30 posted on 11/10/2010 4:17:58 AM PST by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: South40

Bachus (Malignant RomneyBOT):
“Yes. We attack conservative GOP women for my coward Master, misogynist Mitt Romney.
Click here to get to my PIMP PAGE for General Admiral Commander Romney.”

31 posted on 11/10/2010 4:17:58 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: South40
A meaningless act. We get along fine here in Virginia without party registration for anyone.

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.

32 posted on 11/10/2010 4:23:29 AM PST by muawiyah (GIT OUT THE WAY ~ REPUBLICANS COMIN' THROUGH)
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To: South40

Just more bashing of a future president by a liberal RINO A-hole attempting to discredit a fantastic conservative.


33 posted on 11/10/2010 4:28:53 AM PST by chainsaw ( 'You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal)
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To: South40

And how many of the other races won by GOP candidates would not have been won without her?


34 posted on 11/10/2010 4:43:21 AM PST by Mouton
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To: Diogenesis

With a&&holes like this championing his cause, Romney can count on going down BIG in flames in the 2012 primary.


35 posted on 11/10/2010 4:53:37 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: South40

Taking notes for 2012.....


36 posted on 11/10/2010 4:59:51 AM PST by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: harpu
Romney is a proven spoiler with absolutely no conscience.

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
wouldn’t make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan



37 posted on 11/10/2010 5:02:35 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: South40

Our work has just begun - these useless RINOs are next to go!!!


38 posted on 11/10/2010 5:08:17 AM PST by alicewonders
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To: South40

A MAJORITY COMPRISED OF IDIOTS IS COUNTER PRODUCTIVE.


39 posted on 11/10/2010 5:08:28 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: South40

They need to move on!


40 posted on 11/10/2010 5:08:49 AM PST by sickoflibs ("It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the federal spending=tax delayed")
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To: SC_Pete


41 posted on 11/10/2010 5:10:02 AM PST by Diogenesis ('Freedom is the light of all sentient beings.' - Optimus Prime)
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To: South40

what chairmanship did bauchus lose?

This is just RINOs for business as usual.


42 posted on 11/10/2010 5:14:38 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: November 2010

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.


43 posted on 11/10/2010 5:31:35 AM PST by mazda77 (Mike Hogan - JAX Mayor)
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To: South40

Here’s the POS
http://bachus.house.gov/


44 posted on 11/10/2010 5:33:12 AM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: South40
To knock Palin, the msm has to reach deep--Bachus-a totally unrecognized name outside AL politics. We should listen because....?????

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.

vaudine

45 posted on 11/10/2010 5:34:51 AM PST by vaudine
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To: South40

A ‘leading’ House Republican, most of us have never heard of before.


46 posted on 11/10/2010 5:39:00 AM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: South40

Yea!! They were doing so good before she came along....there would be no landslide election with out Sarah and the tea party!!!


47 posted on 11/10/2010 5:46:58 AM PST by ontap
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To: South40

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.


48 posted on 11/10/2010 5:49:20 AM PST by RavenATB ("Destroy the family and you destroy the country!" ~Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Diogenesis
Well I don't know why I came here tonight,
I got the feeling that something ain't right,
I'm so scared in case I fall off my chair,
And I'm wondering how I'll get down the stairs,
s

to the left of me,
s

to the right, here I am,
Stuck in the middle with you.

49 posted on 11/10/2010 5:51:32 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (Lame and ill-informed post)
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To: South40

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.


50 posted on 11/10/2010 5:53:09 AM PST by mo
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