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  • Sixteen Republican Senators Vote For Cloture On Gun Control Bill (Lamar Alexander, AYE!)

    06/17/2014 1:32:24 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 32 replies
    redstate.com ^ | 4/11/13
    Remember these sixteen names when they run for office again. The sixteen Republicans who voted to proceed were Sens. Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Kelly Ayotte (N.H.), Richard Burr (N.C.), Saxby Chambliss (Ga.), Tom Coburn (Okla.), Susan Collins (Maine). Bob Corker (Tenn.), Jeff Flake (Ariz.), Lindsey Graham (S.C.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John Hoeven (N.D.), Johnny Isakson (Ga.), Mark Kirk (Ill.), John McCain (Ariz.), Pat Toomey (Pa.) and Roger Wicker (Miss.). List courtesy The Hill.com. As reported by RedState yesterday, this bill would allow doctors to add a person’s name to the national database currently used for background checks, and list them as...
  • Saxby Chambliss, member of Senate intel committee, didn’t know Bergdahl left a note until now

    06/04/2014 1:01:17 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/04/2014 | AllahPundit
    Via Breitbart, this makes two separate accusations today — Ed already blogged the other — involving government attempts to suppress the truth about Bergdahl. Bad enough that they’d ask good soldiers to conspire in it, but withholding it from Congress takes this to another level.Pay attention at around a minute in, when he says he was taken by surprise by yesterday’s NYT story about the note Bergdahl reportedly left before leaving his post five years ago. (A note which may or may not have hinted at renouncing his citizenship.) Chambliss, who holds a plum intelligence post within Congress, read...
  • So much for the GOP Establishment’s “Electability” Argument in Oregon

    04/08/2014 1:11:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the Beltway GOP Establishment has been pushing a liberal, pro-abortion candidate in the U.S. Senate Primary here in Oregon. I talked about how the tired narrative that somehow we have to be more liberal to win elections remains alive and well in DC circles and how the “experts” – including Karl Rove, Saxby Chambliss, Susan Collins, and Richard Burr — do not believe that a conservative pro-life candidate can win in Oregon. They think they know better than those of us fighting here in the trenches. Well, a new Harper poll just...
  • Ga. Senate Candidate Veers Left of Crowded GOP Field on Wall Street Reform (liberal Purdue!)

    03/24/2014 5:39:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | 3/21/14 | Abby Philip
    With the Georgia Senate primary for the seat held by retiring GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss roughly two months away, the crowded field of Republican contenders are tripping over each other in an effort to differentiate themselves. Most observers expect the primary to push candidates to the right on issues as they try to solidify support among the party’s conservative base. But at least one candidate has taken a different route. On the campaign trail, Georgia businessman David Perdue, who was CEO of Dollar General and whose cousin Sonny Perdue was Governor of Georgia, is talking about — of all things...
  • Lawmakers: CIA #2 Lied to Us About Benghazi

    02/20/2014 4:15:22 PM PST · by mojito · 34 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 2/20/2014 | Stephen F. Hayes
    Two leading Republicans on the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence say that Michael Morell, former deputy director and twice acting director of the Central Intelligence Agency, provided an account of his role on Benghazi that was often highly misleading and at times deliberately false. “I went back and reviewed some of his testimony the other day and he’s gotten himself in a real box,” says Senator Saxby Chambliss, the highest-ranking Republican on the committee. “It’s really strange. I’ve always thought Mike was a straight-up guy, gave us good briefings—factual, straightforward. I mean, this has really been strange the last few...
  • Republican Senators who voted for and against the budget

    01/18/2014 7:33:07 AM PST · by armydawg505 · 20 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | Jan 16, 2014 | Becket Adams
    The Democrat-controlled Senate voted 72-26 Thursday to pass a $1.1 trillion “omnibus” spending bill to keep government operations funded until Sept. 30. All 26 “nay” votes came from Republicans. Two Republicans, Sens. Saxby Chambliss (Ga.) and Tom Coburn (Okla.), did not vote. Here are the 17 Republicans who voted to pass the bill:
  • Five Senate races to watch

    12/29/2013 1:15:41 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 28, 2013 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrats and Republicans are amassing enormous war chests for a midterm battle that will decide who controls the Senate for the remainder of President Obama’s term. Republicans need a net gain of six seats to reclaim the Senate majority, and are gunning for Democratic incumbents in conservative-leaning states like Arkansas, Alaska, North Carolina, West Virginia and Louisiana. Democrats are mostly playing defense, but see a few opportunities to peel away seats from the GOP column. Here are the five Senate races to watch in 2014. KENTUCKY The reelection bid of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is the marquee race...
  • Carr calls on Senator Alexander to Co-Sponsor the “Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act”

    11/08/2013 11:35:53 AM PST · by don-o · 8 replies
    Joe Carr for Senate ^ | November 8, 2013 | Joe Carr
    Nashville, TN – Today, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham introduced the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The legislation currently has 33 cosponsors – but Senator Alexander is not one of them. Conservative Senate candidate Joe Carr called on Senator Alexander to change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. “I’m strongly pro-life and believe it’s imperative the Senate pass this important piece of legislation. When Senator Graham announced his co-sponsors and Senator Alexander’s name was missing, I was disappointed. I am hoping Senator Alexander will change his stance and add himself as a co-sponsor. This legislation is too...
  • Senators Up for Re-Election in 2014

    11/07/2013 4:03:00 PM PST · by TBP · 61 replies
    wrhammons.com ^ | ? | W.R. Hammons
    Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander (R) Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) Alaska Senator Mark Begich (D) Georgia Senator Saxby Chambliss (R) Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran (R) Maine Senator Susan Collins (R) Texas Senator John Cornyn (R) Massachusetts Senator William "Mo" Cowan (D) Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (D) Wyoming Senator Mike Enzi (R) Minnesota Senator Al Franken (DFL) South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham (R) North Carolina Senator Kay Hagan (D) Iowa Senator Tom Harkin (D) Oklahoma Senator Jim Inhofe (R) Nebraska Senator Mike Johanns (R) South Dakota Senator Tim Johnson (D) Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu (D) Michigan Senator Carl Levin (D) Kentucky...
  • VP Biden hosts dinner with GOP Senators on Syria

    09/08/2013 4:19:58 PM PDT · by EBH · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | 9/8/2013
    Fox confirms Vice President Joe Biden will have dinner Sunday night with a group of GOP Senators who could be swayed on Syria. The topic of conversation is expected to be what the President needs to say in his Tuesday address.
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 4 August 2013

    08/04/2013 5:25:22 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 152 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 4th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and Justin Amash, R-Mich.; Michael Hayden, a former head of the CIA and the National Security Agency.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Reps. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Michael McCaul, R-Texas; and Sen. Chuck U. Schumer, D-N.Y.THIS WEEK (ABC): Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Reps. Peter King, R-N.Y., and C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Md.STATE OF THE UNION...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 16 June 2013

    06/16/2013 4:50:41 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 157 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 16 June 2013 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows June 16th, 2013 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Former Vice President Dick Cheney. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Sens. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Mark Udall, D-Colo., and Lindsey Graham R-S.C.; Rep. Bobby Scott, D-Va.; Michael Hayden, a former director of the CIA and the National Security Agency.FACE THE NATION (CBS): White House chief of staff Denis McDonough; Rep. Mike Rogers, R-Mich.THIS WEEK (ABC): Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.; Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.; former Gov. Jeb Bush, R-Fla.STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Rogers; Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
  • Boston Globe: Russia warned FBI “repeatedly” about Tsarnaev before bombing

    04/24/2013 9:18:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    The FBI briefed the Senate yesterday and today on the progress in the Boston Marathon bombing case, but more questions than answers may have arisen from it. The Boston Globe quotes multiple sources from within the briefing that the FBI didn’t just get one warning from Russia about Tamerlan Tsarnaev, they got warned repeatedly — including after the FBI’s initial investigation of the now-deceased bomber: Russian authorities contacted the US government with concerns about Tamerlan Tsarnaev not once but “multiple’’ times, including an alert it sent after he was first investigated by FBI agents in Boston, raising new questions about...
  • 21 NRA ‘A’-Rated Senators Part Of 68-31 Vote To Defeat Filibuster Of Background Check Bill

    04/11/2013 6:34:57 PM PDT · by 2nd amendment mama · 112 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | 4/11/2013 | Tommy Christopher
    The Republican plan to block debate on Senate Bill 649, which requires background checks on almost all gun purchases and transfers, failed spectacularly Thursday morning when sixteen Republican Senators joined almost all of the Democrats to vote in favor opening debate on the bill. Among those voting to defeat the filibuster were 9 Democrats with “A” ratings from the National Rifle Association, and 12 A-rated Republicans (out of 16 Republican “ayes”). Two Democrats, Sen. Mark Pryor (D-AR) and Sen. Mark Begich (D-AK), joined the majority of Republican Senators who tried to prevent debate, much less a vote, on the bill....
  • Will Rep. Paul Broun be Karl Rove's first 'unelectable' target?

    02/06/2013 6:17:26 PM PST · by Hoodat · 32 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | February 6, 2013 | Liz Marlantes
    Karl Rove may be trying to quell conservative concerns that his new political group is really an effort to crush the tea party. But actions will speak louder than words – and already, Mr. Rove's group may have a test case on its hands. Rove's Conservative Victory Project has a stated goal of making sure only electable candidates emerge victorious from GOP primaries. But he told Fox News Tuesday: "This is not tea party versus the establishment." So what is it? The campaign of Rep. Paul Broun (R) of Georgia, who on Wednesday filed paperwork to run for the seat...
  • Ga. Sen. Chambliss won’t seek re-election in 2014

    01/25/2013 5:35:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 25, 2013 6:41 PM EST | Bill Barrow
    When Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss announced Friday that he wouldn’t seek a third term in 2014, a race that already was likely to feature a contested Republican primary exploded into a free-for-all. Several Republicans, including several congressmen, are eyeing the seat. The more crowded the field, the more likely the GOP race will pit mainstream conservatives against the hardliners who had grown disenchanted with Chambliss for working with Democrats to find common ground on budget and tax issues. Democrats, meanwhile, hope for exactly that kind of Republican fracas. They view the 69-year-old Chambliss’ decision as an opportunity to reverse the...
  • Chambliss May be GOP's Ultimate Test Case

    11/29/2012 7:07:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 29, 2012 | Matt Towery
    Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., was on cruise control to win a 2014 bid for re-election until he made a comment on a station in Macon, Ga., that ignited a political firestorm. In essence, Chambliss hedged on a prior pledge never to raise taxes, stating that in light of the "fiscal cliff" the country is facing, his devotion to the nation was more important than a 20-year-old statement or pledge. That's when the fireworks started. The first to seize on the comment was tax-fighting lobbyist Grover Norquist, who suggested that voters in the Peach State should hold Chambliss to...
  • Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers

    06/06/2012 11:59:10 PM PDT · by Las Vegas Dave · 12 replies
    abcnews ^ | Jun 6, 2012 | Arlette Saenz
    A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated.
  • Chambliss: GOP spreading 'misinformation' on Gang of Six

    07/21/2011 5:57:00 PM PDT · by tennmountainman · 35 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-21-11 | UnListed
    Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss leveled sharp criticism at his Republican colleagues for spouting “misinformation” about the Gang of Six’s proposal, calling their remarks “very disturbing” and questioning their desire to pass a deficit-cutting deal. “Because people are here on this floor throwing out numbers that are wrong, giving specifics on a piece of legislation that has not even been written, and they’re talking like they’re experts on the subject of a matter that my five colleagues and I have been discussing, debating among ourselves for the last six months,” Chambliss said on the floor. “And we haven’t even put the...
  • <Sen) Saxby Chambliss: First shot at Osama bin Laden was a miss

    05/05/2011 1:37:06 PM PDT · by rawhide · 37 replies
    ajc.com ^ | 5-5-11 | Jim Galloway
    U.S. commandos missed with their first shot at Osama bin Laden, when the world’s most wanted man poked his head out of a third-floor room to see what was headed his way, according to U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee. Bin Laden ducked back in, and the Navy SEALS quickly followed and finished the job, Chambliss said in a telephone interview this afternoon. The missed shot was a new detail in the emerging story of the 40-minute raid on the Abbottabad compound in Pakistan. Chambliss also said commandos found a pistol and AK-47 in...
  • U.S. Air Force: F-22 expected to be used in 'early days' of any Libyan no-fly zone

    03/17/2011 3:40:35 PM PDT · by EnjoyingLife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 17, 2011 | John T. Bennett
    The Air Force's super-stealthy F-22 Raptor fighters likely would see their first combat action if a no-fly zone is set up by the U.S. and its allies over Libya, a senior defense official said Thursday. Under questioning from Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Norton Schwartz said it would be his "expectation" that F-22 fighters "would be in use" during "the early days" of a no-fly zone mission.
  • Sen. Saxby Chambliss defends NPR

    03/15/2011 9:30:07 PM PDT · by pissant · 51 replies · 1+ views
    The State ^ | 3/15/11 | Staff
    Georgia Republican U.S. Senator Saxby Chambliss is breaking ranks to oppose efforts to restrict federal funding for National Public Radio. The Georgia Republican defended the news organization over the weekend, saying restricting federal funding may not be the “wisest thing.”
  • VIDEO: Sen. Chambliss: Cheney's Endorsement Of Rubio Not Helpful To GOP

    04/25/2010 9:19:42 AM PDT · by ianschwartz · 26 replies · 1,122+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 25, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) says Dick Cheney's endorsement of Marco Rubio of Florida is "probably not" helpful for the GOP.
  • Chambliss: Abortion compromise 'sets up a Supreme Court challenge'

    12/19/2009 10:31:31 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 32 replies · 1,787+ views
    Chambliss: Abortion compromise 'sets up a Supreme Court challenge' By Michael O'Brien - 12/19/09 12:38 PM ET The Senate healthcare bill's language on abortion "sets up a Supreme Court challenge," one senator warned Saturday. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) asserted that the compromise on abortion contained within the bill, which would seek to segregate federal funds from subsidizing health plans covering abortion, is unconstitutional. "What this provision does that Sen. Nelson negotiated sets up a Supreme Court challenge. Roe v. Wade's pretty clear on federal funding for abortion," Chambliss said at a Capitol Hill press conference early this afternoon. The compromise...
  • Chambliss Says Obama Needs to Go "Against His Inclination" and Show "Humility" Tonight - Video

    09/09/2009 7:37:56 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 22 replies · 509+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | September 9, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Sen. Saxby Chambliss talking to Stuart Varney yesterday where he said Republicans will be looking for Obama to show some "humility" in his speech tonight, based on the outcry from Americans this past month against a Government take over of Health Care. Chambliss added that "humility" is "against his inclination." He makes the comment at around the 2:30 mark of the video. The whole segment contains a discussion of what Obama and the Democrats may try to do to pass a Health Care bill. . . (VIDEO)
  • F-22 (Raptor) Fight Not Over

    07/23/2009 8:46:05 AM PDT · by WhiteCastle · 10 replies · 774+ views
    Human Events ^ | July 23, 2009 | Rowan Scarborough
    The ranking Republican on the House Armed Services Committee says the battle to fund more than 187 F-22 stealth fighters is not over, even though pro-Raptor forces suffered a stinging defeat in the Senate this week. Rep. Howard "Buck" McKeon of California told HUMAN EVENTS the next F-22 war zone is a House-Senate committee conference on defense spending. There, as ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee, McKeon will fight to preserve final bill language to provide for 12 more jets, as the House approved...Gen. John Corley, who heads Air Force Air Combat Command in Langley, Va., sent a...
  • Shooting Down The Raptor

    07/21/2009 5:36:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 47 replies · 2,681+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Defense Spending: The TARP bailout may hit $24 trillion, but the Senate says the F-22 is too expensive to build and maintain. So why are the Japanese so desperate to buy this "unnecessary" Cold War weapon?By a vote of 58-40, the Senate on Tuesday voted to remove $1.75 billion set aside in a defense bill to build seven more F-22 Raptors, adding to the 187 stealth technology fighters already in the pipeline. After some hope the production lines would be kept open, the Senate succumbed to arguments by the administration and others that the fighter was too expensive, too hard...
  • US Senator looks to block Guantanamo releases in US

    05/06/2009 9:23:17 AM PDT · by freespirited · 15 replies · 566+ views
    Google News ^ | 05/06/09
    A US Senator said Tuesday he would soon introduce legislation aimed at blocking the release on US soil of any detainees currently held at the Guantanamo Bay facility for suspected terrorists. "I intend to introduce legislation in the next few days to make sure that we establish a policy that will provide for no funding for the release of any of these individuals on US soil," said Republican Senator Saxby Chambliss. The Georgia lawmaker said his bill aimed to reassure the US public that Guantanamo detainees are "not going to be re-released into their neighborhoods where they're going to immediately...
  • Republican senators meet to weigh stimulus alternative [RINO alert] [McCain's Gang of 10]

    02/03/2009 11:13:14 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 39 replies · 1,222+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Ten Republican senators met in Sen. Mel Martinez's office Tuesday morning to discuss a broader stimulus measure than their leadership is proposing — but a narrower one than Democrats are considering. CNN was the only news organization outside the meeting. Afterwards, Martinez told CNN the details are still being debated and finalized, but they are looking at a ballpark figure of $500 billion, including the cost of tax cuts, infrastructure and military spending, and provisions to address the housing crisis. Martinez and Sen. Lindsey Graham said they plan to present their ideas to fellow Republicans at their...
  • Saxby Chambliss replies to Birth Certificate

    12/18/2008 4:27:03 PM PST · by FreeAtlanta · 221 replies · 5,493+ views
    email from Saxby | 12/18/2008 | Saxby Chamliss staff
    Unedited and messed up response from Saxby Chambliss to a request that he demand that Barack (Barry) Obama (Soetoro) have a certified long form Birth Certificate sent to the Senate to prove his eligibility. Try not to bust a blood vessel. Email.BeginHide.merge Mail.date_on_letter_for_printing.merge Mail.name_based_on_salutation.merge Mail.address.title.merge Mail.address.org1.merge Mail.address.addr1.merge Mail.address.addr2.merge Mail.address.csz_translation.merge Email.EndHide.merge Dear mail.salutation_for_merging.merge : Thank you for contacting me to share your concerns over President-elect Obama's citizenship. I appreciate hearing from you. Article II, Section 1, Clause 5 of the United States Constitution states, "No Person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time...
  • Lessons from the Georgia Runoff

    12/08/2008 8:33:04 AM PST · by dbz77 · 22 replies · 599+ views
    TownHall ^ | December 8, 2008 | Guy Benson
    Last week's comfortable re-election victory for Sen. Saxby Chambliss comes as an early Christmas gift to Republicans still smarting from the comprehensive drubbing they suffered in November. It also ends the Democrats' dream of exacting "revenge" on the man who defeated their beloved Max Cleland in 2002 by allegedly questioning his patriotism, or so the legend goes. The GOP win in Georgia should not be over-hyped, but it may provide a few insights about the national political landscape—as well as a small dose of good news for the Right. First, Chambliss' 14-point margin of victory ended up being substantially higher...
  • The Senate, Snowe and Dinkytown (58 Democrats + 3 RINOs= 61 Votes)

    12/06/2008 5:54:40 AM PST · by nj26 · 29 replies · 1,122+ views
    NY Times ^ | December 6, 2008 | GAIL COLLINS
    This week Senator Saxby Chambliss won a runoff vote in Georgia. It’s possible you missed this... Above all, you have to love the fact that as things stand, the nexus of power will lie in the Republican moderate caucus, consisting entirely of the two senators from Maine, the Republicans Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins. “And Senator Specter,” corrected Snowe.... But I like thinking of next year’s senate as a kind of mythic quest movie in which a Democratic hero in need of a stimulus package or a Supreme Court confirmation is told: “Go forth and seeketh the Women of Maine,”...
  • Saxby's Win: 08's Most Intellectually Pure Contest

    12/04/2008 5:41:38 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 24 replies · 1,039+ views
    American Thinker ^ | December 4, 2008 | C. Edmund Wright
    For all of the talk about "bi-partisanship," the Georgia Senate run-off was nothing if not blatantly partisan. It was, simply, ALL about the party, and by extention, was the most intellectually sound and pure election in all of the 2008 cycle. Six years ago, Republican Saxby Chambliss routed incumbent Max Cleland by running a partisan and aggressive campaign that "infuriated Democrats" at the time. Since then, Chambliss has often wandered off the conservative partisan plantation and infuriated mainly his own base. He even got chastised for a "reach across the aisle" energy vote in an appearance on the Rush Limbaugh...
  • Covenant with conservatives: This election was much bigger than one man (Chambliss win in Georgia)

    12/03/2008 9:53:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 811+ views
    The Augusta Chronicle ^ | December 04, 2008 | Editorial Staff
    Time will tell if this was conservatism's last stand, a new awakening or just a momentary blip on the political landscape. For now, the faithful in the state of Georgia came out to draw a line in the sand Tuesday by re-electing Saxby Chambliss to the U.S. Senate and temporarily turning back the Democratic tide of 2008. Motivated by images of an Obama administration with a 60-vote Democratic majority in the Senate -- which can run roughshod over the remaining 40 senators by voting to end debate on a bill and proceed to a vote -- Georgia voters told the...
  • Saxby Chambliss's Booby Booboo

    12/03/2008 4:15:29 PM PST · by bloodmeridian · 22 replies · 1,268+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 12/03/2008 | Dr. Dave
    Elections are a fascinating thing in America. Sometimes they get to run nearly until Christmas. They can get even more fascinating, depending on your perspective, when yesterday's winning candidate, Republican Saxby Chambliss, grabs his granddaughter’s boob during a campaign commercial that ran last week wishing all Georgia voters Happy Thanksgiving. Don’t believe me? See the first 60 seconds of a segment from last night's broadcast by Commedy Central's Jon Stewart, below.
  • [Georgia Senator Saxby]Chambliss: Palin 'allowed us to peak'

    12/03/2008 3:10:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 64 replies · 2,657+ views
    The Politico ^ | December 3, 2008 | Andy Barr
    Fresh off his runoff victory Tuesday night, Georgia Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss credited Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin with firing up his base. “I can't overstate the impact she had down here,” Chambliss said during an interview Wednesday morning on Fox News. “When she walks in a room, folks just explode,” he added. “And they really did pack the house everywhere we went. She's a dynamic lady, a great administrator, and I think she's got a great future in the Republican Party.” Chambliss said that after watching her campaign on his behalf at several events Monday, he does not see her...
  • Chambliss Credits 'Cuda: "When She Walks in a Room, Folks Just Explode"

    12/03/2008 12:50:22 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 35 replies · 1,455+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 3, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Video. Good call by Chambliss to credit Palin here. He knows where the future of the Party is all right. More . . .
  • A direct message to Saxby Chambliss from GeorgiaDawg32 (Vanity)

    12/03/2008 7:26:01 AM PST · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 23 replies · 1,031+ views
    Me | 12/3/08 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Senator Saxby Chambliss: Please note the following: According to this remark from you, and I quote, "Obviously, you want to peak on the last day, and we had John McCain and Mike Huckabee and Governor [Mitt] Romney and Rudy Giuliani, but Sarah Palin came in on the last day, did a fly-around and, man, she was dynamite,". Governor Palin was more than influential in helping to return you to the Senate of the United States of America. Please remember sir, with all due respect to you and your position, people rallied around you and Sarah because of what SHE stands...
  • AP: GOP's Chambliss wins Georgia Senate runoff

    12/02/2008 6:04:01 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies · 1,158+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/2/08 | Shannon McCaffrey - ap
    ATLANTA – Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss has won re-election in a runoff, dashing Democratic hopes of capturing enough Senate seats to thwart Republican filibusters.
  • GA 2008 SENATE RUNOFF ELECTION RESULTS (Live) [Chambliss wins in landslide: 58/42%]

    12/02/2008 3:49:00 PM PST · by RobFromGa · 716 replies · 37,616+ views
    self | Dec 2, 2008 | RobFromGa
    The polls close in ten minutes. Hopefully Georgia has held the line today. Poll traffic was reported as steady here Northeast Atlanta today...
  • -CHAMBLISS TAKES GEORGIA-

    12/02/2008 5:54:32 PM PST · by Repeal The 17th · 188 replies · 8,461+ views
    Georgia Secretary of State - Karen Handel ^ | December 2, 2008 | The Voters
    Take it to the bank.
  • Chambliss Crushes Martin In Senate Runoff - Voters Repudiate Obama

    12/02/2008 6:02:15 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 30 replies · 1,139+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | December 2, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Not so fast Barry. Will the MSM hail this GOP win as the first repudiation of the Obama Administration? After all, the Obots threw a pile of cash at this race and brought in all the heavy-hitters. Perhaps a case of buyers' remorse set in and the voters wanted to curtail Obama's ambitious Socialist agenda. These are, of course, the stories the MSM would have run had McCain won the election and had Martin won the seat. They would have asked whether in light of Martin's win, the McCain mandate was gone. Was this a harbinger of a tougher...
  • Time's Grunwald Attacks Chambliss; Frets His Win Will Cause Republicans to Shift to the Right

    12/02/2008 4:56:33 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 29 replies · 958+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | December 2, 2008 | Lyndsi Thomas
    Today's run-off election for Georgia's Senate between incumbent Republican Saxby Chambliss and Democrat Jim Martin has attracted a lot of attention, especially because it could put the Democratic majority one seat closer to the 60 seats needed for a filibuster-proof Senate. Michael Grunwald of Time magazine has a story up today about the importance of the outcome of the race, but instead of giving a fair-and-balanced look at how both candidates would affect the Senate, Grunwald uses the piece to attack Chambliss for being a "textbook Bush-Cheney Republican" and praise Martin for potentially being a repudiation of Bush and a...
  • Palin Shows She's Still Got Star Power in Georgia

    12/01/2008 3:32:52 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 41 replies · 1,811+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | December 1, 2008 | Liz Fabian
    Sarah Theus blew her perfect attendance record at Porter Elementary to go Monday to see Sarah Palin in Perry. The 11-year-old from Macon wore a hot pink "Sarah" headband that caught Palin's eye as she took the stage at a rally for Senator Saxby Chambliss on the eve of the run-off. "Our candidate did not win the election but she won our hearts," said Sally Theus, Sarah's mother, who gave in to her daughter's begging to attend the rally. Theus drove down to Perry with her sister-in-law Tammy Hawkins and 9-year-old niece Hailey Hawkins, who missed a day at Covenant...
  • Poll: Chambliss with ‘solid’ lead, but…

    12/01/2008 12:27:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 16 replies · 1,124+ views
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 12/1/8 | Jim Galloway
    Public Policy Polling of North Carolina has released a final poll of the U.S. Senate runoff, giving Republican incumbent Saxby Chambliss a “solid” 53 percent lead over Democrat Jim Martin, who weighs in at 46 percent. But PPP also attaches a caveat. The survey of 1,276 likely voters was conducted Nov. 29 and 30, and has a margin of error of plus-or-minus 2.7 percent. Here are two cogent paragraphs from the PPP analysis: Chambliss is up 71-28 on Jim Martin with whites. For Martin to win the runoff with that performance, the electorate would have to be 34% African American....
  • Eye on the Senate: Chambliss Ahead in Georgia, 52%-46%

    11/28/2008 10:22:55 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 39 replies · 1,556+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | November 28, 2008 | Staff
    First-term Republican Sen. Saxby Chambliss holds a 52 percent to 46 percent lead over Democratic challenger James Martin), a former state representative, in their Dec. 2 runoff battle, according to a Research 2000 survey conducted Nov. 23-25. Two percent are undecided and the margin of error is 4 points. Research 2000 makes the same observation that Public Policy Polling did in its Nov. 22-23 poll: that Chambliss has been able to widen his lead because, this time around, Barack Obama is not on the ballot to lure a larger turnout. PPP had Chambliss leading Martin 53 percent to 41 percent....
  • Sarah Palin To Close The Deal For Chambliss In Georgia

    11/25/2008 1:36:06 PM PST · by Bill Dupray · 50 replies · 1,015+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | November 25, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Bringing in the ace in the bottom of the ninth. More . . .
  • Democrat Zell Miller Endorses Saxby Chambliss in Georgia Senate Runoff Race - Video 11/13/08

    11/15/2008 11:31:56 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 6 replies · 423+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 15, 2008 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of former Georgia Democratic Senator and Governor Zell Miller endorsing Republican Saxby Chambliss over Democrat Jim Martin in the U.S. Senate runoff race in Georgia. Sen. Miller said he has served with both of the candidates in the race, and Saxby Chambliss is the best choice for America and for Georgia. Sen. Miller also said Chambliss could be the last line of defense to prevent the liberal Democratic agenda from being pushed through Congress. . . . (Watch Video)
  • Nightmare on Constitution Avenue (Election Day Won't End Until the Democrats Have 60)

    11/15/2008 9:14:25 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 25 replies · 1,041+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | November 15, 2008 | John Fund
    With news that Democratic candidate Mark Begich has taken the lead from incumbent GOP Senator Ted Stevens in Alaska's Senate race, Republicans are beginning to visualize a nightmare scenario in which Democrats actually reach the goal of 60 Senate seats that would allow them to stop any GOP filibuster. The scenario runs like this: First, Republicans lose the Alaska seat. At least 15,000 provisional ballots and an estimated 20,000 mailed absentee ballots remain to be counted. Ominously for Republicans, Mr. Begich now holds an 814-vote lead after some 50,000 absentee ballots were counted this week. The race could remain undecided...
  • Boos, hisses greet defense of immigration reform bill (Saxby Chambliss booed)

    05/19/2007 11:40:04 AM PDT · by Pokey78 · 114 replies · 3,639+ views
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Delegates to the state Republican convention unleashed a rare chorus of boos and hisses at U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss on Saturday, as he spoke up for a bipartisan immigration reform package unveiled in Washington this week. Hear it for yourself by clicking here. Chambliss had just finished emphasizing his devotion to border security provisions contained in the measure, and brought up agriculture’s need for temporary, foreign workers. “We’ve got to face the fact that we’ve got to create a new, truly temporary worker program” — the boos started here, but Chambliss plowed on — “for that segment...