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Another Republican lawmaker ditches Norquist tax pledge (Sen. Saxby Chambliss - Ga.)
http://thehill.com ^ | november 22, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali

Posted on 11/22/2012 5:56:24 PM PST by lowbridge

Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) on Wednesday said that addressing the nation’s looming “fiscal cliff” took precedence over honoring the anti-tax pledge he signed for conservative activist Grover Norquist.

“I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,” said Chambliss to local Georgia television station 13WMAZ. “If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that.”

Chambliss said he expected that Norquist and some conservatives might hold his decision against him when he is up for reelection in 2014, but said he was confident he had made the right choice.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chambliss; norquist; sourcetitlenoturl; taxes

1 posted on 11/22/2012 5:56:40 PM PST by lowbridge
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To: lowbridge

A republican for tax increases, sadly not a news story anymore. It is time for the republican party to wither and die.


2 posted on 11/22/2012 5:58:30 PM PST by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: lowbridge
“If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that.”

And his belief that any taxes raised will actually be put to reducing the deficit/debt is backed up by ... ???

It'll be taxes raised and monopoly money spent so that they can raise taxes again in a few years.

I have zero belief in the federal system and their willingness to reduce either the deficit and the debt.

3 posted on 11/22/2012 6:03:10 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: lowbridge

Throw out every one of these faux conservatives the first chance you get. The current GOP and it’s leadership need to land on the ash heap.


4 posted on 11/22/2012 6:04:10 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: lowbridge

“Conservative activist’? Grover Norquist: Married to a muslim. Founder of the islamic institute. Agenda setter, lobbyist, policy maker and overall heavy hitter for the muslim/islamic terrorist front group, C.A.I.R. Based right here in the good old USA, this 1930’s nazi style ‘Bund’ outfit is an insidious disease and Norquist is a huge player involved up to the hilt in it. He talks, they listen.


5 posted on 11/22/2012 6:06:00 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: lowbridge

“”20-year-old pledge””

?????

Yeah Saxby, I’ll remember it..nice of you to remind me.
Time for all the old goats to go!


6 posted on 11/22/2012 6:08:56 PM PST by Thank You Rush
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To: lowbridge

How about going back to 2008 level spending?


7 posted on 11/22/2012 6:09:07 PM PST by JLS
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To: lowbridge
Another RINO shows his true colors.

Stop the SPENDING, you dumbass....the Deficit is the result of Reckless Spending, and until it is rolled back, there will be MORE Spending with ANY increase in Revenues....COUNT ON IT.

8 posted on 11/22/2012 6:09:13 PM PST by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: lowbridge

Not surprised at all...


9 posted on 11/22/2012 6:09:47 PM PST by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

-— I have zero belief in the federal system and their willingness to reduce either the deficit and the debt. ——

Yup. Zero.

Even here in MA we balance the budget. In DC, it is Monopoly money.


10 posted on 11/22/2012 6:17:40 PM PST by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: Cheerio

Right on target. Norquist is a problem not a solution.


11 posted on 11/22/2012 6:17:40 PM PST by codder too
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To: bobby.223

Norquist is also a big time amnesty supporter.


12 posted on 11/22/2012 6:20:30 PM PST by Arthurio
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13 posted on 11/22/2012 6:29:31 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: bobby.223
"“I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,” said Chambliss..."

Actions can have...'Unintended Consequences' Mr. Chambliss...just remember that fact.
14 posted on 11/22/2012 6:34:16 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum -- "The Taliban is inside the building")
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To: Tainan

Uh, okay.


15 posted on 11/22/2012 6:40:36 PM PST by bobby.223 (Retired up in the snowy mountains of the American Redoubt and it's a GREAT life!)
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To: lowbridge

I’d ditch the pro-Islamist, illegal amnesty loving SOB too. Norquist is poison.


16 posted on 11/22/2012 6:43:43 PM PST by TADSLOS (LOSING BIG- The GOP legacy.)
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To: lowbridge

I think most would have turned their back on their promises and on us even if Romney had won. I believe the difference is only in how screwed we are.


17 posted on 11/22/2012 6:44:58 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Founding Father

Another *conservative* who doesn’t get the more you give the government the more it will spend and the more it will spend the more debt we will have.


18 posted on 11/22/2012 6:54:16 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: lowbridge

Everyone should ditch the terror-supporting Norquist.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 6:54:49 PM PST by PghBaldy (Pete Hoekstra RE: Petraeus scandal - "There's more here than meets the eye.")
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To: bobby.223

I despise Norquist as well, but what do you mean by the “Bund” comment. I would like to know more about this.


20 posted on 11/22/2012 6:56:52 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: Founding Father

It is going to tax cuts in spending and then a tax increase (in that order) to fix the problem. Interest payments on the national debt will one day exceed all government revenues. That is the cliff.


21 posted on 11/22/2012 6:58:00 PM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Ingtar
If there is a silver-lining to all this misery it is that we are finally seeing how phony many in the Republican party are. Remember when Rush Limbaugh recently said that the Republican party has no ideology? Chambliss is just the example du jour.

Listen to Mark Levin if you can. He has been exposing the perfidity of John Boehner who certainly appears to be a collaborator with the Democrats. Sometimes I wonder if the Democrats are fielding fake Republicans into Repulbican campaigns. Nothing would surprise me today, nothing!

22 posted on 11/22/2012 7:05:36 PM PST by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: lowbridge

“We should just turn the sheriff loose and have him arrest every Muslim that crosses the state line.” - U.S. Rep. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) [Valdosta Daily Times, 11/20/01


23 posted on 11/22/2012 7:05:50 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: bobby.223; lowbridge
“Conservative activist’? Grover Norquist: Married to a muslim. Founder of the islamic institute. Agenda setter, lobbyist, policy maker and overall heavy hitter for the muslim/islamic terrorist front group, C.A.I.R. Based right here in the good old USA, this 1930’s nazi style ‘Bund’ outfit is an insidious disease and Norquist is a huge player involved up to the hilt in it. He talks, they listen.

I've read somewhere that he's also inexplicably pro-"gay," even though islamic sympathies should rule that out.

24 posted on 11/22/2012 7:10:45 PM PST by Zionist Conspirator (Ki-hagoy vehamamlakhah 'asher lo'-ya`avdukh yove'du; vehagoyim charov yecheravu!)
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To: cradle of freedom

I’m sorry to sound so down today. Seeing the fruits of yielding the education system in this country to the Dims is really bothering me today. Indoctrination, lack of a controlling legal authority in Life (morals), and peer pressure are killing us.


25 posted on 11/22/2012 7:13:53 PM PST by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: lowbridge

RINO File.


26 posted on 11/22/2012 7:14:32 PM PST by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Founding Father

I believe it is in the withering stage now, and death will follow soon.

I will not miss it.


27 posted on 11/22/2012 7:37:45 PM PST by Venturer
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To: lowbridge

Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) cares more about his own ass than America. His political future trumps private growth, debt reduction, and the future. Guess the people of Georgia have a decision to make.


28 posted on 11/22/2012 8:21:30 PM PST by JohnD9207 (Isn't freedom worth fighting for?)
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To: lowbridge
The Democrats are extremely evil.

The Republicans are mildly evil.

29 posted on 11/22/2012 8:30:39 PM PST by Lazamataz (Islam is a religious form of Nazism.)
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To: lowbridge

This country is following the exact foot steps of other countries which gradually morphed into socialism. The analogy is slowly boiling a frog in water. He has no idea he will soon be mortal danger.

Expect more spending, not less. People have figured out they like the free stuff and will keep electing those who promise the most.

Good news is most countries make a turn towards capitalism after suffering through ravages of socialism. So will this country. Bad news is it takes 30 to 40 years before the masses had enough and wake up.

So, do not get upset, you can’t change this big momentum towards socialism. Enjoy life the best you can. As your material standard of living gradually decreases, the more intelligent ones will not let that stop them from enjoying the simpler things in life...your family, sunsets, smell of roses, lighting wood in fireplace on a cold night, listening to great music, playing card games.....all cost so little.


30 posted on 11/22/2012 8:38:15 PM PST by entropy12 (The republic is doomed when people figure out they can get free stuff by voting democrats)
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To: Cheerio

After supporting Romney, Freepers can’t complain about RINOs. The conservatives just showed the GOP that we’ll support RINOs, even if they’re losers.


31 posted on 11/22/2012 9:15:01 PM PST by Hilda
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To: lowbridge

Saxby Chambliss actually think’s HE is relevant!


32 posted on 11/22/2012 9:15:11 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, they must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Founding Father; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; sickoflibs; randita; ...

Rebranding is not a solution, it would lead to a vote split and huge democrat majorities and then when the GOP folds the new party would have the same old people in it. Look at what happened in Canada.

Winning primaries is the only solution.

Suxby is begging to be Lugared.


33 posted on 11/22/2012 9:38:53 PM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: Impy; Founding Father; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; GOPsterinMA; ...
RE :”Rebranding is not a solution, it would lead to a vote split and huge democrat majorities and then when the GOP folds the new party would have the same old people in it. Look at what happened in Canada. Winning primaries is the only solution.”

This type of poker game with Dems is very tricky.
If a few crazy House Rs start saying ‘Shut it down, shut it down, Default, Default’ like last years standoff then Rs will lose this for sure, again.’

The only way to win is to convince voters that Obama and Dems pushed us over the cliff. If O thinks HE will get the blame for the consequences then he will cave. That should be Republicans #1 goal, TO WIN.

The Republican circular firing squad is getting really boring to me. How about winning some?

34 posted on 11/22/2012 9:56:17 PM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Bohner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: sickoflibs

Republicans are like women, can’t get along with each other. AHAHAHAHAHA.


35 posted on 11/22/2012 10:01:24 PM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: Impy
RE :”Republicans are like women, can’t get along with each other. AHAHAHAHAHA.”

Exactly right.
I made this same point tonight to a fellow Republican after dinner.

We used to see Dems as the fractured special interest multiple groups who could not be united to beat Rs, but now it looks like Rs are the dysfunctional party.

I saw a post last night claiming that Scott Brown lost to Elizabeth Warren because he wasn't conservative enough. It was a small part of the post so I didn't jump in.
This is totally delusional. A state (MA) that elects Elizabeth Warren is not going to at any time elect a Jim DeMint.

Considering his state voters Scott Brown made many courageous votes and lost his seat for it.

36 posted on 11/22/2012 10:18:22 PM PST by sickoflibs (How long before cry-Bohner caves to O again? They took the House for what?)
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To: lowbridge

Scumbag.


37 posted on 11/22/2012 10:23:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Thank You Rush

“Yeah Saxby, I’ll remember it..nice of you to remind me.
Time for all the old goats to go!”

Like most RINO’s, Saxby looked down after the election and noticed that little willie was missing, hence his capitulation. They might as well close up all the men’s rooms in the Capitol frequented by the Repubicans to avoid “gender problems.”


38 posted on 11/22/2012 11:03:00 PM PST by vette6387
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To: lowbridge

Chambliss is a draft-dodging SOB of the first degree. He’s also a RINO that I have never had any use for. He might as well switch parties. The chickenhawk SOB.


39 posted on 11/23/2012 5:11:24 AM PST by NKP_Vet
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To: lowbridge

We are going to primary that RINO in 2014.


40 posted on 11/23/2012 8:23:39 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lowbridge
DANG-IT SAXBY....

It's not about "THE PLEDGE"...
...or some old "paper" you signed....
.....It's about "THE PRINCIPLES"

You need to do some serious "listening" to your constituents....
And fight tooth and nail to keep new taxes out of the mix....

...Until BHO and the socialist cabal makes some level of commitment to reign in fraud, corruption, waste....
And just dumb@$$ gub'mint spending....

Don't make me come up there...

I will run against you my own bad self...

ggrrrrrrrrr......

41 posted on 11/23/2012 10:28:25 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Impy
>> when the GOP folds the new party would have the same old people in it. Look at what happened in Canada. Winning primaries is the only solution. <<

Well, Canada had two right-of-center parties (the contradictory named "Progressive Conservatives" and the "Reform Party of Canada"), which were competitive in different regions of the country. They merged them and created an entirely new national "Conservative Party" that was capable of giving them a majority. It worked.

Frankly, I surprised conservatives don't win every election in Canada and England, since the conservatives have a single major party but the left-wing vote is split among multiple major parties there (UK: Liberal Democrats & Labour, Canada: Liberals, New Democratic Party, Bloc Quebecois). It should be like Ireland in reverse (where the right-of-center Fine Gael & Fianna Fáil beat each other up instead of going after the socialist Labour Party)

The two party system really causes problems in the U.S., since both the GOP and RATs have to cover a huge range of the political spectrum to get a majority. The RATs seem to be much better at uniting all their factions than us, and they did well in 2012 even though the Blue Dog RATs have dwindled to almost nothing.

42 posted on 11/23/2012 12:54:04 PM PST by BillyBoy ( Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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To: Impy

Haiku amuses for a day or two
the struggle for meaning
daily Soviet life in the heartland

Chisox ... Stewart & Lillibridge to Beantown
Stewart now on waivers
Lillibridge gone for De La Torre

27, no hype, but De La Torre a steady performer
signed for another year on the BoSox farm
a former Met, adds ongoing interest in the Youk deal


43 posted on 11/26/2012 1:33:14 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (campaigned for local conservatives only)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

The vote split with the Reform party led to three easy Liberal majority wins including their initial landslide in 1993 were the PCs the party that won the last election was reduced to TWO seats. In 1997 the PC plus reform vote equaled the Liberal vote, but the liberals won a majority with twice as many seats as PC and Reform combined. It took the parties a decade to merge, a decade of holding almost no seats in Ontario.

We could not survive a decade with a heavily democrat congress.

And it took them till the 4th election with the new merged party to win a majority.

Look what the 1912 split wrought here. The Bull Moose morons ran candidates for Congress and state leg too, must have been a big part of the reason the rats won huge majorities that gave Wilson carte blance.

It is quite disgusting that the Tories didn’t win the last UK election outright. In the past the Liberal Democrats and the predecessor party took evenly from both parties. In modern times they take mostly from Labour but still the Tories won only a minority after the long windup to the election evaporated their poll lead.

The Lib Dem vote has eroded in the polls, moved straight to Labour who would win easily if they had an election today.

Ireland is the most disgusting of all, 2 center-right (both of them so squishy they make the UK Conservative party look like gold) parties that disagree on little being bitter enemies because they were on opposite sides during Irish independence. They form coalitions with the Greens or Labour rather than work together. Kinda reminds one of the conservative southern democrats who were still too butthurt over the civil war to wake up while they’re national party was going hardcore socialist.


44 posted on 11/27/2012 4:12:10 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican

Carte blanche.


45 posted on 11/27/2012 4:12:50 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: BillyBoy

Thing about Quebec lately they have been more divided federally over separatism than ideology. The Liberals there have been killed by scandal.

The New Democrats, the new flavor previously with no success in Quebec won most of the “federalist” vote outside of a few strongholds of the Liberals and Conservatives.

Harper tried to make his party the federalist option in Quebec in 2008. After initial success he opposed some stupid arts funding that caused his numbers to crash. In the last election he ignored them, was reduced to a few seats there and won a majority by dominating in Ontario.


46 posted on 11/27/2012 4:21:39 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

The Pale hose should

re-sign Youk cause their other

options at third suck


47 posted on 11/27/2012 4:37:51 AM PST by Impy (Boehner for President - 2013)
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