Poster boy for term limits. 8 years max as a congressman and 2 terms max as a Senator. 20 years total in Washington is more than enough for any politician. Chambliss is in the final 2 years of his second Senate term, which will give him a total of 20 years on Capitol Hill. He’s starting to turn mushy like the rest of them.
“He covets his seat in Washington and is fearful of being primaries. Georgia has primary run-offs, whichs means he can be taken out.”
Careful what you wish for. Too many times, a viable, winnable conservative Senator or Senate candidate has been beaten in the primaries by someone believed to be “pure” by tea-party primary voters, only to have his or her arse handed to them in the general election (e.g. Indiana, Delaware). As for pledges, the only pledges that matter are ones regarding upholding the Constitution, and taking care of his constituents, not some ill-thought “pledge” made to some moose-limb rabble rouser.
Chambliss is a backsliding RINO DC Poweratti content to be in power, even if in second place. He never saw an appeasement he wouldn’t try to foist off on his constituents either for amnesty for illegals, or in this latest case tax their ass to death for the “sake of the ‘country’ he loves so much”. BullSHIT!
The country he loves is that damned country-club Senate! I wrote him one last time to tell him I don’t give a damn about ‘his’ country - this country, ours, can’t tax its working taxpaying citizens to death to pay for no-good leeches, and that he was dead to me as far as his next campaign for the Senate and that I would give as much as financially possible to anyone that runs against him in the primary. At this point, I’d even consider a Zell Miller-like Democrat. I am so pissed at him and Isakson I can’t see straight hardly.
Screw him and his DC power base, screw him and his good ole boy Georgia RINOs that put him up for office and keep him there. I’ll do everything I can to get rid of this RINO appeaser.
I hope he doesn’t think his wedding vows have expired.
I’m not a fan of Grover Norquist. He’s a covert agent for Islam. And he’s not conservative across the board. I wish someone else was in charge of the “no new taxes” pledge.
But I must say, he played it pretty perfectly with Chambliss. Instead of saying that you are breaking your pledge with me, he said he’s breaking his pledge to his constituents.
And so he did. So now he’s backing up, like the corrupt politician that he is.
I do wish we could find somebody more soundly conservative to take Norquist’s place, however.
You and your useless coward party can go **** yourselves.
Dear Sen. Chambliss,
Perhaps you need to be reminded WHY we have the pledge to begin with. Please recall the Reagan-Bush era. During this period both Presidents Reagan and Bush, in good faith negotiations in an effort to reduce the deficit, agreed to minor tax increases in exchange for budget cuts as part of an overall compromise package with the Democrats.
Funny, though, how it all worked out: The tax increases ALWAYS took effect and remained in place. But spending was NEVER cut. NOT A PENNY!!!!! NEVER!!!! There were a number of these deals during this period. The Dems always promised some spending cuts in exchange for a few tax increases. THIS NEVER HAPPENED AND NEVER WILL!!!! Please wise up Sen. Chambliss.
The GOP eventually wised up. After they figured out that the Dems acting like Lucy they were Charlie Brown naively trusting that she would act in good faith.
If the GOP cannot defend the interests of the taxpayers in this nation, it really cannot be considered a credible alternative to the Democrat Party. The tax pledge, sir, with all due respect, is there for a reason. We have a SPENDING problem in DC, not a revenue problem. And moreover, the Dems cannot and will NEVER reduce domestic spending in any meaningful way. They will only consider cutting spending on things we really need, like the Defense Department, and the Border Patrol.
Grover Norquist for President!
Eric Erickson is sucking around for support to run against Saxby. He seemed tickled on his radio show when it was brought up. I want Saxby out but we must make sure the replacement is not a plant or has a checkered past.
Georgia is not as red as it used to be. We could lose if the R is weak or gets caught in a scandal.
The only thing that saved that card carrying RINO moron last time was Sarah Palin running in at the last minute and doing a rally for him in the Gwinnett County Civic Center.
We and all of our friends voted for the Libertarian in the primary but then they scared us into voting for Saxby in the runoff saying if he didn’t win the Dems would have a super majority.
Never again Saxby. Your vote for that Food Safety Act was the last straw buddy. You are going back to Macon in 2014.
I want him and Isackson gone. They usually take turns on which one will pretend to be conservative based on who is closest to election.
An Ex-Democrat is equal to an ex-con.
Herman Cain should run in the primary against Chambliss!
Is there a likely conservative candidate to implement your scenario? I don’t know Georgia, but I’d guess that the strongest challenger would be a conservative Republican now serving in the House — but that such a Representative might be reluctant to give up a fairly safe House seat.
Someone mentioned Eric Erickson. The ideal challenger would be someone better than Erickson in terms of having a record — in elective office, in a high rank in the military, or in running a major business.
What do you think are the prospects?
I’m going to write a letter to Lynn Westmoreland to encourage him to challenge Chambliss for his spot in 2014.