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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: Nita Nuprez
Come on Nita, tell me how you really feel.

btw - great post.

81 posted on 12/17/2002 12:43:53 PM PST by Kerberos
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To: Howlin
Howlin, is there an e-mail address to Racicot that's available for me to send a similar e-mail? My husband and I were saying the same thing in the car when we went out to buy that gift I told you about. Additionally, I'd like the GOP to use the stats below in fighting this thing. The indoctrination in the press and by the DNC has been successful and we need to fight back.

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 were signed into law under a Democratic President. However, it was the Republicans in Congress who made possible the passage of these Acts, for even though the Democrats controlled both Houses by wide margins, they still could not garner enough of their own votes to pass the bills. In fact, in the House, only 61% of the Democrats voted for the Civil Rights Act (152 for, 96 against) while 80% of Republicans voted for it (138 for, 38 against). In the Senate, only 69% of Democrats voted for the Act (46 for, 21 against) while 82% of Republicans did (27 for, 6 against). The passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 would not have been possible without the strong, cohesive support of the Republicans. In fact, all Southern Democrats voted against the Civil Rights Act, including Sen. Al Gore, Sr., who voted with the Southern Democrats against civil rights whenever the occasion arose. Around 1890, Democrats instituted what became known as "white primaries" to keep blacks from being placed on the ballot. Democrats also developed poll taxes to keep blacks from voting. It was not until 1966 that the poll tax was ended, and it had only been in 1944 that the "white primaries" had finally ceased. Significantly, it was not Democrats, but the Republicans, who had long championed the repeal of the poll tax. The Republican platform declared: "We demand that every citizen of the United States shall be allowed to cast one free and unrestricted ballot, and that such ballot shall be counted and returned as cast." Three African-Americans have presided over Republican National Conventions, while only one, Yvonne Brathwaite Burke in 1972, has made it as high as Vice-Chair - not even Co-Chair - of a Democratic National Convention. In 1966, Republican Edward William Brooke III of Massachusetts became the first black to be elected to the U.S. Senate by popular vote. Today, in 2001, there are 39 black Members of Congress: one Republican and thirty-eight Democrats. The black Republican (one of 271 combined Republicans in the House and the Senate) was elected by his Republican peers to a position of Republican leadership in this Congress; but of the thirty-eight black Democrats (from among the 262 combined Democrats in the House and the Senate), none was elected by his Democratic peers to any leadership position. Black media personality R.D. Davis of Alabama correctly observes, "History tends to unilaterally and falsely depict Republicans as racists when Democrats truly deserved this title."

82 posted on 12/17/2002 12:44:02 PM PST by Peach
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To: Howlin
Then surely he won't mind if we CALL THE VOTE right now, will he?

Something tell me .. he plays a bad game of bluff

83 posted on 12/17/2002 12:44:06 PM PST by Mo1
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To: Howlin; Mo1; goodnesswins
Lanny Davis praised his performance on BET last night! GOOD LORD!
84 posted on 12/17/2002 12:44:09 PM PST by Wphile
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To: Howlin
The can't do it to somebody who doesn't hand them the GUN, can they?

Amen, brother!!!

85 posted on 12/17/2002 12:44:15 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Howlin; Lizzy W
Someone had a photo of Al Sharpton getting the full beauty treatment....under the hair dryer.

I think it was LizzyW.......hey lizzy post the Sharpton getting the works.

86 posted on 12/17/2002 12:44:20 PM PST by Dog
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To: spectre
I am very suprised Jackson talked to FoxNews. What did they do, lasso and hogtie him? Usually he flees like a roach when the lights come on whenever Fox is around.
87 posted on 12/17/2002 12:44:24 PM PST by RabidBartender
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To: Wphile
After last night .. not a chance ..
88 posted on 12/17/2002 12:44:52 PM PST by Mo1
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To: brydic1
Just called my Republican Senator.

Good for you! Wish I could do the same. I don't have a Republican Senator. Sigh.

89 posted on 12/17/2002 12:45:13 PM PST by Wphile
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To: Mo1
Lanny Davis is now defending Lott!

Geez, this was so predictable. Of course when the GOP appears to be leaning towards dumping Lott, of course the Rats were going to do a 180, and start defending him. God, the Rats are so predictable.

90 posted on 12/17/2002 12:45:46 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Mr. K
I had your same thoughts until I heard the remarks he made on BET last night. When he said that white people in the South really didn't know who and what Martin Luther King stood for I almost puked in the car. Okay, maybe HE didn't but don't going labeling the whole south in that picture. Thanks a lot Lott.
91 posted on 12/17/2002 12:46:12 PM PST by TXBubba
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To: Dog
I can only make out every three words Jesse is saying..

I always activate the closed caption feature on my tv when Jackson is talking........absolutely hysterical to see the gibberish that the poor soul that's responsible for typing the text of Jackson's spewage eventually puts up on the screen.

92 posted on 12/17/2002 12:46:13 PM PST by hole_n_one
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To: dfwgator
The first statement he issued was on Monday of last week, four days after the party. It was short, two sentences, and it took the view that the statement was no big deal. Just the sort of thing I take it you think he should have issued. A lot of people -- including people here -- crucified him for that statement. I'm sure he would have let it go at that if people weren't crucifying him.
93 posted on 12/17/2002 12:46:41 PM PST by aristeides
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To: RabidBartender
You should have seen the end of the interview when Shep mentioned OReilly.....the look on Jesse's mug was priceless.
94 posted on 12/17/2002 12:46:42 PM PST by Dog
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To: Nita Nuprez
The new Leader must take this mind-numbingly hypocritical racial issue away from the Democrats and cram it down their throats.

You got that right. And I intend to tell the GOP exactly that. THey can start by educating the public to the points in my post to Howlin, think it's #82, re the Civil Rights Act and who voted how.

95 posted on 12/17/2002 12:46:56 PM PST by Peach
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To: goodnesswins
Well, sounds like the "TALKING POINTS FAX" has gone out....and Jesse is following it....

LOL. Exactly.

96 posted on 12/17/2002 12:47:10 PM PST by Nita Nuprez
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To: ewing
A Party that is stupid enough to allow an incompetent such as Trent Lott to hold any position of leadership deserves to lose. There is a lot of negative talk here about the Libertarians, but they are looking like an attractive alternative.
97 posted on 12/17/2002 12:47:15 PM PST by Fish out of Water
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To: Peach
Amen Peach!

President Bush needs to get out there and explain the truth about the Republican party and civil rights. How the democrats were able to turn this issue for them and against the Republicans has been extraordinary.

98 posted on 12/17/2002 12:47:17 PM PST by Wphile
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To: Nita Nuprez
Jesse Jackson is on Fox News taking up for Lott.

Yet another bad sign. When Jesse Jackson is on your side, watch your back and make sure you still have your wallet.

99 posted on 12/17/2002 12:47:58 PM PST by mhking
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To: goodnesswins; Nita Nuprez
I wish I had a dollar for every time I've heard the word "code" this very week.
100 posted on 12/17/2002 12:48:25 PM PST by Howlin
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