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ABC News Reporting Lott Says He Has Votes to Remain Leader, Will Not Step Down
ABC NEWS Radio Report ^ | December 17, 2002 | Doug Limerick

Posted on 12/17/2002 12:17:43 PM PST by ewing

No text yet, just a radio report at the end of Rush's show.

Must be worried about the Russert report this morning that he is 'Far' from the 26 votes needed for a Senate Caucus victory.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Mississippi
KEYWORDS: abcnews; defiance; lott; senatevote; showdown
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To: Howlin
I may have to step away from the computer for a bit. I wasn't this mad at Clinton -- EVER.

I was. When the entire 'Rat party voted in lockstep unison against impeachment.
OTOH, it's become glaringly apparent the RINOs would rather join the 'Rat mafia when it comes to skewering one of their own with flagrantly distorted charges.

101 posted on 12/17/2002 12:48:46 PM PST by Willie Green
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To: dfwgator
Ari Fleischer's change of tone towards Lott today preceded Lanny Davis's appearance.
102 posted on 12/17/2002 12:48:55 PM PST by aristeides
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To: Peach
Paragraphs are usually my friend. Sorry for my #82 - don't know what I did wrong. Good facts in there for the GOP to use in the future - IF they'd only learn to defend themselves appropriately, that is.
103 posted on 12/17/2002 12:49:10 PM PST by Peach
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To: dfwgator
I'm a gull. :-)
104 posted on 12/17/2002 12:49:11 PM PST by Howlin
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To: dfwgator; Howlin; Miss Marple; Mo1; Poohbah; mhking; rdb3
Or, if they try to do it to someone who hasn't handed them the gun, it becomes patently obvious as a smear, and FAR more likely to backfire on the RAT that tries it.
105 posted on 12/17/2002 12:50:26 PM PST by hchutch
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To: Kerberos
Lott should stay , but not as leader right now. He's a beaten dog. Now he's anti-white . "
I know I was watching the capitulations earlier on this morning but quit around 10 am as they were making me too ill.

We should demand he stay, but in another position.
That way, he's "punished", but still gets to keep the Senate.
If that happened, The Democrats will have lost everything. Their spin would be irrelivant. They don't get to fill the Senate seat with a crimminal, nor refer to Republicans as "Segragation supporters".

Many don't care for Lott, but we need tokeep the Senate. That needs to be first and foremost on our minds. It's a Democrat victory if we cave. The voters chose Republicans to lead the Senate twice. I don't think they'd like it if we screwed them again!

Look, this would be a victory for us. We would be expecting a kick in the balls, but all we'd get is a punch in the face. That's a victory!

106 posted on 12/17/2002 12:50:40 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: Wphile
Well... let's not believe our own BS too completely. It could be argued that the rise of the Republican party in the south was populated by those same southern racist democrats who jumped overboard when the democrats became the party of the minorities.
107 posted on 12/17/2002 12:50:51 PM PST by johnb838
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To: Wphile
Lanny Davis praised his performance on BET last night! GOOD LORD!

BIZARRE!!!!

108 posted on 12/17/2002 12:50:58 PM PST by Mo1
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To: mhking
Lott's made a deal with Je$$e. Time for him to go - let Bill Frist handle the job.
109 posted on 12/17/2002 12:51:06 PM PST by hchutch
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To: Peach
Hannity now defending Lott. Charlie Rose of PBS saying he thinks Lott will not survive.
110 posted on 12/17/2002 12:51:14 PM PST by aristeides
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To: Wphile
How the democrats were able to turn this issue for them and against the Republicans has been extraordinary

It couldn't have happened without a willing press. THey've been lockstep with the DNC on this matter. And it is indeed astounding that the DNC has been able to paint us all with such a broad brush for years, and have it stick.

111 posted on 12/17/2002 12:51:29 PM PST by Peach
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To: brydic1
Well I personally would like to thank you for kowtowing to the racist NAALCP. I have called my retiring Senator's office and the phone number established for our Senator. One office is recieving pro-Lott calls, the other isn't. Want to guess which is which?
112 posted on 12/17/2002 12:51:54 PM PST by billbears
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To: Howlin
Can anyone give me Elizabeth Dole's e-mail address?

Thanks
113 posted on 12/17/2002 12:52:13 PM PST by franny7777
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To: Kerberos
The Dems realize now that they screwed up again! WE want Lott out so we can move a genuine and healthy conservative agenda through that body. Lott has been an obstacle to that with his pusilanimous stature and cowardly comprimises with the left. THANKS FOR THE FAVOR RATS! You've done something the footsoldiers could not do in their own ranks- and for their own good. I sure hope we do not lose this opportunity.
114 posted on 12/17/2002 12:52:14 PM PST by DanielLongo
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To: Nita Nuprez
He dug his own grave by not immediately apologizing and then shutting up

If he was a leader he wouldn't have apologized.

He would have said that his remarks were not related to the segregation aspect of Thurmonds canidacy and told anybody who thought otherwise that they were the ones mistaken.

You don't apologize for something you are not guilty of unless you are stupid.

He is either a racist, a stupid racist, or just plain stupid, but whatever he is he cannot be trusted with the GOP Senate majority.

115 posted on 12/17/2002 12:52:28 PM PST by Rome2000
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To: Dog
He just said that Lott can be turned....I don't know what he meant.

"Like Jackson, Lott can be turned to the Dark Side..."

116 posted on 12/17/2002 12:52:56 PM PST by mhking
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To: johnb838
It could be argued that the rise of the Republican party in the south was populated by those same southern racist democrats who jumped overboard when the democrats became the party of the minorities.

I refuse to believe that that is true and I don't believe the statistics bare that out either.

117 posted on 12/17/2002 12:53:07 PM PST by Wphile
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To: dfwgator
Exactly. When the Rats were calling for Lott's head, they expected the GOP to rally around Lott. When that didn't happen, and they saw signs that Bush was willing to jettison Lott, they changed their tune.

Man, oh man. This is rich. How am I ever going to get anything done while this is going on? It's like watching a cliff-hanger movie where you know the bad guys will end up hanging themselves, but you just aren't sure how they'll do it.

Quick! Someone give the hypocritical, race-baiting morons some more rope!

118 posted on 12/17/2002 12:53:20 PM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: Fish out of Water
We have to get this resolved soon, I agree with Howlin have the vote this week.
119 posted on 12/17/2002 12:53:29 PM PST by ewing
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To: Howlin
Looking to the future, if Lott is not removed, anyone got any suggestions as to what addditional acts of groveling Lott can take. He is probably reading these comments to find how he can more effectively show how he is aligned with the socialist left black caucus.
120 posted on 12/17/2002 12:54:10 PM PST by brydic1
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To: Wphile
Lanny Davis is now defending Lott! Lanny says...he's a man of integrity and character.

hmmmmmm. Maybe the polls came in???
Maybe the Democrats are losing this issue? Maybe voters think they're NUTS? This is a 1-80.
I'd like to see a voter poll on this.

121 posted on 12/17/2002 12:54:28 PM PST by concerned about politics
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To: RabidBartender
What did they do, lasso and hogtie him? Usually he flees like a roach when the lights come on whenever Fox is around.

More like what is Jesse up to .. you are right, he stays as far away from Fox as he can

122 posted on 12/17/2002 12:54:48 PM PST by Mo1
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To: ewing
Yes a quick vote would be advantageous.
123 posted on 12/17/2002 12:55:16 PM PST by Fish out of Water
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To: ewing
I agree with Howlin have the vote this week.

If Lott really has the votes, he might prefer that too. However, some senators are apparently overseas.

124 posted on 12/17/2002 12:55:21 PM PST by aristeides
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To: concerned about politics
I've suspected for some time that the RATs have been badly overplaying their hand.
125 posted on 12/17/2002 12:56:18 PM PST by aristeides
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To: Kerberos
Jackson was too busy trying to smear the president with Lott's mess to actually go after Lott.
126 posted on 12/17/2002 12:56:20 PM PST by alnick
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To: aristeides
I heard on Fox last night ......the vote could be done on a conference call.
127 posted on 12/17/2002 12:56:36 PM PST by Dog
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To: brydic1
He is probably reading these comments to find how he can more effectively show how he is aligned with the socialist left black caucus.

He's done a damn good job of showing his socialist tendencies for many years. It's only the black caucus part that's new.

128 posted on 12/17/2002 12:57:40 PM PST by NittanyLion
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To: Dog
Are you sure? I read here within the past day or two that the VP has to vote in person in Senate votes. Are caucus votes any different?
129 posted on 12/17/2002 12:57:41 PM PST by aristeides
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To: alnick
"Jackson was too busy trying to smear the president with Lott's mess to actually go after Lott. "

Why does that not surprise me?

130 posted on 12/17/2002 12:57:52 PM PST by Kerberos
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To: ewing
E, If both sides get to vote, the Democrats will undoubtedly elect Lott again. Peace and love, George.
131 posted on 12/17/2002 12:58:13 PM PST by George Frm Br00klyn Park
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To: billbears
Well I personally would like to thank you for kowtowing to the racist NAALCP.

The last thing the NAALCP wants is for Lott to go. They've got him right where they want him now.

132 posted on 12/17/2002 12:58:14 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Howlin
Trent was good as Minority Leader ....I suggest a trade with the Democrats ....We'll take Breaux they get Trent and weekly visitations with McCaine
133 posted on 12/17/2002 12:58:23 PM PST by woofie
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To: ewing
Oh, I don't know... it (for the most part) has gotten the anti-war communist leftists and UN butt-kissers off the front page while we move the last pieces into place for

Gulf War II: The Conquest of Babylon
134 posted on 12/17/2002 12:58:46 PM PST by johnb838
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John Lewis offers an olive branch to Lott
135 posted on 12/17/2002 12:58:56 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: ambrose; Free the USA; deport; Fish out of Water
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136 posted on 12/17/2002 12:59:01 PM PST by KQQL
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To: Dog
We've been pushing for a conference call vote OR AT LEAST press release. Calls to my senator's office, etc. But still need Racicot's e-mail address if anyone has it. Would like to threaten to cut off our quarterly donations unless they get rid of Lott AND start defending themselves appropriately.
137 posted on 12/17/2002 12:59:04 PM PST by Peach
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To: aristeides
I've suspected for some time that the RATs have been badly overplaying their hand.

Exactly, that's the best part. The longer it goes on, not only does it make Lott toast (win), it also exposes their hypocrisy regarding Byrd, Hollings et. al. (win).

138 posted on 12/17/2002 12:59:50 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: concerned about politics
Yep. Lott said he now is for affermative action. (barf)
That's reason enough for me to abandon Lotts sinking ship.

139 posted on 12/17/2002 1:00:00 PM PST by John Lenin
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To: Howlin
"I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard the word "code" this very week."

Let us get together tonight and discuss that "matter" we were discussing earlier. Bring the rope. That "matter" needs to be taught a lesson.

"Matter" was not so uppity when we were in charge.




140 posted on 12/17/2002 1:00:19 PM PST by Bluntpoint
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To: aristeides
However, some senators are apparently overseas.

Can they call a vote with so many out of town??

Does anyone know the rules??

141 posted on 12/17/2002 1:00:32 PM PST by Mo1
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To: billbears
Thanks, nice to know there are some other freepers who hate to see this man thrown to the wolves by the so called fair and balanced media hacks and the so called conservatives who populate the likes of FNC and talk radio.

I wish Lott the best altho I am far more conservative than he is......I don't like to see the media given the power over our party, our country, and the every day lives of our children in government schools.

The very thought that Mississippi governor thinks that Espy would be a replacement for Lott is stomach turning.

142 posted on 12/17/2002 1:01:06 PM PST by OldFriend
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To: brydic1
One word: reparations.
143 posted on 12/17/2002 1:01:22 PM PST by Howlin
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To: Mo1
If there is another vote, it will not occur until January 6, absent something extraordinary taking place.
144 posted on 12/17/2002 1:02:04 PM PST by mwl1
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To: franny7777
I don't have one.....and her web site for Senate has been taken down!
145 posted on 12/17/2002 1:02:41 PM PST by Howlin
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To: dfwgator
Yup, about pork.......and the nerve of that man to bring money and jobs home to one of the poorest states in the union. Why, how dare he!
146 posted on 12/17/2002 1:02:45 PM PST by OldFriend
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To: Dog
You should have seen the end of the interview when Shep mentioned OReilly.....the look on Jesse's mug was priceless.

What was Jesse's response? What was Jesse's response to the "Hymietown" question?

147 posted on 12/17/2002 1:03:39 PM PST by lainie
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To: ewing
"MORE LOTT FALLOUT: SPLITTING THE BASE [Kate O'Beirne]

(Add to the long-term damage we can expect from the Lott affair the self-inflicted damage the White House risks doing with its conservative base. Conservatives are split over whether Lott ought to step aside. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, and our own beloved Mark Levin no doubt speak for plenty of conservatives who are defending Lott, in part, because they can’t stand what they see as a capitulation to the dishonest grievance industry. Many of us fault the senator for handing the industry a race card and are unwilling to sacrifice a principled conservative agenda in an attempt to save him. The White House’s reaction to the controversy appears likely to alienate the entire conservative base. The president isn’t defending Lott and if he winds up similarly unwilling to defend the race-blind agenda conservatives have long championed, the movement will once more be unified--in opposition to his complete surrender to the race-baiters. >

VIA

http://www.nationalreview.com/thecorner/corner.asp
148 posted on 12/17/2002 1:04:39 PM PST by KQQL
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To: Wphile
True, praising Strom Thurmond on his 100 birthday was so much worse than Byrd calling some folks white niggers.....no doubt about it. After all, the media is telling us that's so and we go dutifully along with them. What good sheeple we are!
149 posted on 12/17/2002 1:05:07 PM PST by OldFriend
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To: Howlin
Howlin, do you have Racicot's e-mail address?
150 posted on 12/17/2002 1:06:09 PM PST by Peach
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