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Laura Ingraham: Sen. Jeff Sessions Should Run for President (Not so fast, Laura)
breitbart ^ | 3/4/14 | m boyle

Posted on 03/04/2014 2:08:34 PM PST by bestintxas

Nationally syndicated conservative radio host Laura Ingraham said on Monday morning Senate Budget Committee ranking member Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) should run for president. Ingraham’s comments came after she played segments of Sessions’ keynote address, given at the Tea Party Patriots' five-year anniversary event last Thursday evening.

“Jeff Sessions, we need Sessions for President,” Ingraham said. Elaborating, she continued:

Really, is there anyone out there who is better than Jeff Sessions on any of these issues? He’s great. I think someone like Sessions could probably attract Democrats, Hispanics who are here legally who are tired of these stupid trade agreements and who have had their own wages undercut by illegal immigration, African Americans, certainly I think a lot of Tea Party people. Sessions is one of the few people to actually say it like it is. Last week during that keynote speech, Sessions called on the Republican Party to start offering policies that help ordinary Americans and to ditch special interests like Wall Street and Silicon Valley figures attempting to influence the party’s policies.

“I believe the Republican Party needs to sever itself from this elite consensus,” Sessions said during that speech. “We need to break it off. Wall Street, we love ya. Davos, hope you have a good time over there. But we’re going to be representing everyday Americans by the millions.”

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My esteem of Laura has now been lowered a notch. Why? Because one of the chief requirements of being POTUS is to have the skills to know who will be working for you to run the govt. Governors have exhibited these skills, Senators rarely so (see the present instance currently in office as an example). Besides being a Senator, Sessions notoriously said this about the approval of Eric Holder as AG 'he was sure that Mr. Holder would be “a responsible legal officer and not a politician.”'

Disqualifed himself forever from consideration.

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/02/03/us/politics/03holder.html?hp&_r=0

1 posted on 03/04/2014 2:08:34 PM PST by bestintxas
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To: bestintxas

FWIW, Senator Sessions rated second in Heritage Action ratings from the entire AL congressional delegation.


2 posted on 03/04/2014 2:19:24 PM PST by Jacquerie (Article V.)
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To: bestintxas

Ingraham has been consistently wrong with the pols she backs, time and time again. I don’t know why anyone believes she is not a RINO cleverly fleecing her “conservative” listeners.


3 posted on 03/04/2014 2:24:05 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: bestintxas
'he was sure that Mr. Holder would be “a responsible legal officer and not a politician.”'

This sounds a lot like Southern speak akin to "Well, bless your heart." It is a genteel response to someone who is abhorrent.

Sorry, but you have jumped the shark in your Sessions disqualification with the example provided. Better luck next time.

4 posted on 03/04/2014 2:24:54 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: bestintxas

Jeff Sessions can articulate the conservative postition very well and would be fellow that would get my vote ahead of Jeb, Rubion, Thune, and a host of others being mentioned.

Scott Walker would be better, but Sessions is a solid individual.


5 posted on 03/04/2014 2:29:56 PM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: bestintxas

Our Republic would be blessed, honored and fortunate were Senator Jeff Sessions POTUS.

You ought to actually check his stellar conservative record, instead of cherry picking a comment.

And, BTW, he’s a US Senate Leader against illegal alien invasion.


6 posted on 03/04/2014 2:33:07 PM PST by onyx (Please Support Free Republic - Donate Monthly! If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, Let Me know!)
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To: NautiNurse

bump


7 posted on 03/04/2014 2:37:13 PM PST by Pelham (If you do not deport it is amnesty by default.)
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To: bestintxas

sorry, can’t agree.

sen. sessions is solid, statesman like, true conservative.

in addition, he is humble but experienced, meek and wise, basing his positions on fact or as near as you can get in d.c. and has a perfect grasp on how to draw conservative dems (me being an ex-dem) like my family in particular. he is reagan like in his positions and demeanor.

right now, i’d support him for president. he’s on my short list.


8 posted on 03/04/2014 2:37:27 PM PST by dadfly
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Session is an amnesty supporter that would put the final nail in the coffin.

NO THANKS!!!!!


9 posted on 03/04/2014 2:39:22 PM PST by newfreep
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To: newfreep

i think your thinking of rep pete sessions. not sen jeff sessions.

jeff sessions has been a stalwart in opposition to amnesty.


10 posted on 03/04/2014 2:43:45 PM PST by dadfly
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To: NautiNurse

I pretty much agree with your analysis. This “I know you’re going to
do a good job” routine is a tool used by all politicians even when
they are sure the putz in question will likely be a failure. This
faux gesture of support gives the politician some cred when it
is time to turn the guy out to pasture. The best witness for the
prosecution is a friend of the defendent.


11 posted on 03/04/2014 2:44:02 PM PST by Sivad (NorCal red turf)
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To: onyx

Sessions has always been a strong Constitutional Conservative. That said, he’d be a great Minority Leader, now and Majority Leader in the near future!


12 posted on 03/04/2014 3:28:28 PM PST by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: Bushbacker1

Sessions/Walker 2016.

Maybe. Has possibilities.


13 posted on 03/04/2014 3:50:06 PM PST by JT Hatter (Who is Barack Obama? And What is He Really Up To?)
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To: bestintxas

Jeff Sessions besides being a true southern gentleman is a great conservative. He is one of the good guys.

Of all the people in the US Senate to start bashing why would you pick Jeff Sessions? If he wants to run for President which I doubt I would be glad to see him do it.


14 posted on 03/04/2014 3:52:48 PM 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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This faux gesture of support gives the politician some cred when it is time to turn the guy out to pasture. The best witness for the prosecution is a friend of the defendent.

It is also a call out for, "I'm keeping my eyes wide open and watching you."

15 posted on 03/04/2014 4:40:52 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: bestintxas

I would be honored to have Jeff Sessions as my President. Pete sessions, not so much!


16 posted on 03/04/2014 4:43:52 PM PST by dforest
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To: newfreep

You are thinkin’ that ass Pete Sessions. Jeff Sessions is against amnesty. Please get that right, would ya?


17 posted on 03/04/2014 4:45:16 PM PST by dforest
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To: KC Burke
"Jeff Sessions can articulate the conservative postition very well and would be fellow that would get my vote ahead of Jeb, Rubion, Thune, and a host of others being mentioned."

Bump!

18 posted on 03/04/2014 4:51:23 PM PST by jpsb (Believe nothing until it has been officially denied)
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To: bestintxas
Disqualifed himself forever from consideration.

What is Sessions' opinion now? Aside from that Sessions is probably the most intelligent Senator. Probably not presidential timber.

19 posted on 03/04/2014 5:53:38 PM PST by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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To: bestintxas

I would vote for Sen. Sessions should he run, unless Sarah Palin was also running. Come to think of it, he would make an excellent VP for her.....


20 posted on 03/04/2014 5:59:14 PM PST by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Still bitterly clinging to rational thought despite it's unfashionability)
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