Skip to comments.GOP lawmaker: Palin cost party control of Senate
Posted on 11/10/2010 2:40:33 AM PST by South40
WASHINGTON A leading House Republican says Sarah Palin cost the GOP control of the Senate.
Questioned about those comments on Tuesday, a spokesman for Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama said the remarks had been taken out of context but didn't retract them.
Bachus, in line to become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, initially blamed Palin last week at a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon. According to the Shelby County Reporter, he said the Senate would be in Republican hands if not for losses by tea party candidates endorsed by the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential nominee.
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Throw the bum out!
The states we lost in the Seanate race last week were not exactly in the GOP’s hands to begin with. This is more whining from teh RINOs.
This is the MSM “trying to find anything and everything that’s positive towards the political left” to report on. Not surprising.
Yeah, and good thing too.
If the Repubs had taken the Senate - with all the RINO’s - it would have been a sure set-up for O’s re-election in 2012. And there is nothing they could have accomplished anyway with O’s veto pen. They only would have been the point of blame for the Dems.
Of course, IMHO.
Looks like we need a GOP re-education retreat for those in denial. He’s about to be a Chairman and is this totally clueless? Wow ....
AP. Of course.
Sarah must be destroyued.
As opposed to RINOS like McCain, who did such wonderful things for a republican majority.
Ap: Barak Obama and Nancy Pelosi cost the Democrats the house and the lost of 5 Senate seats.
Of course, as catalogued extensively before, without Palin and the Tea Parties, the Republicans would still be wandering in the wilderness, and would not have had nearly the success they have had in either house. Also, the winning percentage of Republicans in the Senate was higher than the winning percentage in the House, so it is hard to fault anybody for that performance.
I don’t think Palin supported any primary challenger that was Tea Party other than O’Donnell, and we’ve only got 46 in the Senate. Story is poppycock. Angle and Buck she supported after their primary wins, Fiorino wasn’t Tea Party really, and Miller or Murkowski will still be a Republican win. It comes down to O’Donnell, and I’m with Palin on that one. We don’t need to give liberals like Castle more power as well as the cover of a Republican party label. Palin’s primary picks were pitch perfect — including O’Donnell.
I won’t hold my breath, but the “establishment” needs to look for good CONSERVATIVE candidates for 2012 or they face the same primary challenges . . . and hopefully the same incredible victory by conservatives again.
Bullcrap, the Tea Party Movement saved the GOP from sure death.
This is the absolute last chance for the AP to run yet another story based on this quote saying “last Tuesday”. Starting tomorrow, they will have to start saying “a week from last Tuesday” or omit the date of the quote altogether.
So, hopefully, they can stop sucking on this particular thumb, and move on to another finger.
The Tea Partie groups are not waiting for the establishment to pick anyone. They will support those who subscribe to their principles and take on the establishment if they choose to field their beltway approved candidates. Give them a few months for Marco to sink in before they actually start to know something is up.
this clown, Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama is an asshole who has shown that old adage: “it’s better to keep your mouth shut and let people think your a fool, than open your mouth and remove all doubt”,is correct
The Republicans failed to gain control of the Senate because of their failures to honor the winners of the Republican Primaries. The failure of the Republicans to fully support the candidates who came out of the primaries as winners is why the Senate is not in Republican hands.
Furthermore, the candidates themselves failed to support the Republican winner of the primary. Lisa M. showed arrogance and disdain for Miller; Castle turned his back to Christine O. Where was the leadership in the RNC? Why have primaries if the RNC is not going to support the results?
We already know that there is no integrity or statesmanship in the Democrat Party. ...and the Republican party?
That's been obvious for some time, which is why after 30+ years as a Republican I registered as an Independent in 2008.
She’s tapping Bachus bumper, it’s time to move over or get taken out. His choice
Better to work together . . . the Republican party needs to be on notice that there will always be a challenge on the right if they don’t encourage conservative candidates to run. It seems to me that their “formula” has been to pick liberals in the northeast and pacific coast — and it’s been a disaster politically as well as in policy when they won (which is the same thing).
Interesting how Palin isn’t being criticized for backing Fiorina and Whitman. It is okay for Palin to back a loser as long as it is a RINO, but if she backs a conservative candidate who loses then it is her fault for some reason.