With ‘Taxby’ gone, Tea Party tacks new RINO hide to wall

As my colleague Jim Galloway first reported, U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss will soon announce that he will not seek re-election in 2014.

Georgia conservatives are already taking credit for the decision, arguing that they pushed “Taxby” into retirement. And they probably did. The senator has a very conservative voting record, but not conservative enough for many in his party. His admission that maybe, just maybe, the Republicans would have to accept higher taxes as a necessary evil made him unacceptable in their eyes, guaranteeing a bitter primary fight.

I doubt Chambliss will admit that internal party dissent played a role in his decision. He might say that by announcing so early, he allows himself to devote the next two years to trying to solve problems in Washington. He’ll probably also tell us that if he had wanted to run again, he’s certain that he would have won.

However, few will believe him, and his departure marks another step in his party’s inexorable march to the right.

The announcement also sets off a free-for-all among Georgia congressmen, who are all too aware that an open Senate seat doesn’t come along very often. As they give up their seats to run, that in turn will create ripples in the Georgia General Assembly, as legislators position themselves to fill those vacancies. It promises to be quite the scene, with GOP Senate hopefuls competing with each other for the title of most-diehard-conservative-ever-ever-ever.

And as an added attraction? As the AJC’s Dan Malloy tweets from Washington, a spokesman for Newt Gingrich may be cracking the door open a bit, observing that “Newt might be on Medicare, but he is not ready for the retirement home.” As you recall, Gingrich won the Georgia presidential primary by 20 percentage points. He had ruled out running in a primary against Chambliss, but this could change things.

(Personally, I think a Gingrich run is unlikely. But in a second tweet, Malloy reports that “Expecting a statement from @NewtGingrich on #GASen today after he speaks with his wife.” UPDATE 12:34: A Gingrich spokesman now says that the former speaker “will not be a candidate in the 2014 GOP Senate primary.”)

On the Democratic side, the promise of a hard-fought, expensive, blood-letting GOP primary, with the process almost certain to produce a candidate much more conservative than the conservative Chambliss, may create a small window of opportunity.

No, the timing isn’t perfect. The demographics of the state may be changing, but they haven’t quite changed enough. The political fortunes of Democrats in general are improving, but they haven’t improved quite enough in Georgia. And the party infrastructure in much of the state is abysmal. Nonetheless, the right Democratic candidate, with the right campaign and message and against the right opponent, could potentially accelerate the process by a cycle or two.

And who might fit the bill as the “right Democratic candidate”? The list is pretty short. U.S. Rep. John Barrow, the only white southern Democrat remaining in the House, has already announced he won’t run for Senate. State Sen. Jason Carter of Decatur has a bright future, but youth and relative inexperience would make victory difficult. And while Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is probably the party’s best hope in a statewide race, it would be a big political risk even for him.

– Jay Bookman

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Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
11:28 am

I wonder if he’s the fall guy.

getalife

January 25th, 2013
11:29 am

Great news.

All loyal bushies should retire after destroying our country along with some dems.

RF

January 25th, 2013
11:31 am

Great- now we have to endure a primary bloodbath. As if the lemmings weren’t already bad enough, now they have an open primary without Saxby. That’s gonna be crazy!

Ronald Reagan Parkway

January 25th, 2013
11:33 am

Kasim Reed would be a good choice.

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
11:35 am

That was vague. What I meant is maybe he’s got a good pay out, (campaign fund), to live from along with a sweet “power job” and as such he gets to be the guy who negotiates, cuts the deal that needs to be cut and then takes all the blame.

The Republicans have shown that they are easily lied too and will believe ANYTHING as long as it comes from talk radio or FOX. So once the things are done that we HAVE to have done to fix our economy, Rush and his boys along with FOX start blaming it all on Taxby to clear the other guys “name” with the tea party idiots.

Were it any other group I would say it couldn’t happen, but with this crop of FOXBOTS? It’s a cakewalk. Expect one or two other sacrificial lambs Jay. Look for other states like Georgia where there isn’t a snowballs chance in hell of a Democrat being able to take the seat. Look for another State where they would gladly elect a thief who ran from Congressional Ethics charges like here in Georgia.

Time will prove me right. They’ve backed themselves into an unwinnable corner and this is how they will attempt to get out of it.

Aquagirl

January 25th, 2013
11:35 am

The crazy sects of the Republican party are absolutely determined to cut off their nose in to spite their face.

Good luck in your new party of fools.

larry

January 25th, 2013
11:36 am

As i stated on the earlier thread…………

Now , the Republican primary , as i see it will be Paul Broun vs. Tom Price.

I see maybe Jason Carter being one of the Democrats running for the Senate seat, it will be interesting.

Joe Hussein Mama

January 25th, 2013
11:37 am

Reed works for me. Also Max Cleland or Thurbert Baker.

larry

January 25th, 2013
11:38 am

As far as Gingrich , doesnt he live in Washington exclusively?

barking frog

January 25th, 2013
11:40 am

No doubt, Georgia will pick the worst of all possible choices.

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
11:41 am

Oh and as far as a Democratic candidate? Kasim Reed is probably a front runner, but Georgia democrats showed they won’t vote for a black man when they rejected the awesome candidate for Governor, Thurbert Baker for that total unelectable ass clown, Roy Barnes.

(you need to lighten up on the awesome term {you know what}hat Jay. It is the PERFECT descriptor for Roy Barnes………. )

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2013
11:42 am

“Newt might be on Medicare, but he is not ready to give up trying to destroy it.”

I assume that’s what Dan Malloy meant to Tweet.

Jay

January 25th, 2013
11:43 am

Larry, the Constitution merely requires that a senator be a resident of his or her state at the time of the election. The election is in 2014, so that’s no obstacle to Gingrich.

Oscar

January 25th, 2013
11:44 am

newt lives in Virginia now. But h could probably move back here in time to qualify for the race.

Redneck Convert (R--and proud of it)

January 25th, 2013
11:44 am

Well, now we can be rid of this RINO and put in somebody that will keep taxes low and cut this big spending.

By “big spending” I mean any guvmint spending that goes to help people I don’t like. It ain’t big spending if it helps me and mine.

Have a good lunch everybody, or dinner as we call it. Things is looking up!

yuzeyurbrane

January 25th, 2013
11:45 am

Jay, Barrow said he would not run against Chambliss which is what Gingrich also said. I’ll bet he is at least thinking of it. Carter will be tempted because he obviously has higher aspirations than State Senate but he is young and can wait for demographics to come more into play. A lot will depend on how bloody the Republican primary is.

TaxPayer

January 25th, 2013
11:46 am

I look forward to Paul Broun riding into small towns across Georgia on his T-Rex. A true Christian soldier if ever there was one. Tom Price’s best chance would be to fully utilize technology–a megaphone to amplify his whiney little voice. It will be an epic battle well worth the cost of a bag of popcorn.

Oscar

January 25th, 2013
11:46 am

Sounds like we (Georgia) will go further dowhill before it will go back up hill

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2013
11:47 am

The demographics of the state may be changing, but they haven’t quite changed enough. The political fortunes of Democrats in general are improving, but they haven’t improved quite enough in Georgia. And the party infrastructure in much of the state is abysmal.

Agree on the last part, but that’s fixable. Not so sure about the first two; remember that an energized African American votership helped get Obama 47% in 2008. in 2014, with a less-abysmal GA democratic organization, it could be real competitive.

Oscar

January 25th, 2013
11:50 am

Redneck – right – more fed money to dredge the Savannah river is not big govt, welfare or socialism.

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2013
11:50 am

I look forward to Paul Broun riding into small towns across Georgia on his T-Rex.

Reposted just so I can acknowledge the debt for when I steal it.

Oscar

January 25th, 2013
11:50 am

Redneck – right – more fed money to dredge the Savannah river is not big govt, welfare or socialism.

Peadawg

January 25th, 2013
11:50 am

“No doubt, Georgia will pick the worst of all possible choices.”

Sadly….

St Simons

January 25th, 2013
11:53 am

it takes 6 mos to be a ‘Banana Republic of New Somalia’ resident,
so at this point, anybody could do it.

I know Max’s health is failing, but he ought to serve at least one day,
then let the winner take over, just to right a horrible wrong done
by some digusting scum.

JohnnyReb

January 25th, 2013
11:54 am

Jay, when I started visiting your blog, what, over four years ago now, you were not the partisan you are now. No smart ass remarks about the opposition, the whole blog was more civil in disagreement. I see/read now the hard left in you just like I have tacked more to the right and become more grumpy myself. If you can’t see that’s from Obama, you need to hang up the typewriter.

You are also in dreamland thinking about a Dem senator from Georgia. That thought is in the same bucket as changing the electroal college to be from districts. I didn’t weigh in on that piece, busy working, but I’m for it. I don’t expect to leave Georgia so my vote will contribute to the state college votes going to a Conservative. However, living in Clayton County I constantly feel disenfranchised with Scott not worth the powder to blow him up. I’m sure in other states millions fell the same as to the way their state goes in POTUS elections.

Oscar

January 25th, 2013
11:54 am

stands – you could be right. back when georgia was a one party democrat state, they wouldmoften reject the right wing most conservative candidates and elect moderate democrats. a moderst democraye could beat an xtreme gop man in Georgia

DownInAlbany

January 25th, 2013
11:55 am

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
11:35 am

That was vague. What I meant is maybe he’s got a good pay out, (campaign fund), to live from along with a sweet “power job” and as such he gets to be the guy who negotiates, cuts the deal that needs to be cut and then takes all the blame.

Sort of like Obama’s campaign committee converting to a 501(c)3 and giving cushy jobs to Axelrod, et al?

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
11:55 am

No doubt, Georgia will pick the worst of all possible choices.

You mean like Georgia’s version of Ray Nagin, Nathan Deal?

GoodScout

January 25th, 2013
11:56 am

As for his excuse for bowing out, I think Saxby should blame it on his knee and use the same one that allowed him to dodge the Vietnam War.

Anton Chigurh

January 25th, 2013
11:57 am

Doesn’t a Georgia senator have to live in Georgia? Did Newt happen to move back?

Towncrier

January 25th, 2013
11:57 am

“His admission that maybe, just maybe, the Republicans would have to accept higher taxes as a necessary evil made him unacceptable in their eyes, guaranteeing a bitter primary fight.”

Of course, a few of us here are still waiting on a column from you addressing the “necessary evil” of substantial spending cuts. I don’t recall ever seeing one. Perhaps you deem them unnecessary (like apparently Obama does – as evidenced by his “lip service” to the idea sans any credible in writing).

Doggone/GA

January 25th, 2013
11:58 am

“Doesn’t a Georgia senator have to live in Georgia? Did Newt happen to move back?”

already been answered, all you have to do is scroll back

Oscar

January 25th, 2013
11:58 am

I thought the law about keepin the caampaign fund was chaged a few years ago. Don’t believe no you can just put it in your ersonel account.

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
11:58 am

DownInAlbany

January 25th, 2013
11:55 am

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
11:35 am

That was vague. What I meant is maybe he’s got a good pay out, (campaign fund), to live from along with a sweet “power job” and as such he gets to be the guy who negotiates, cuts the deal that needs to be cut and then takes all the blame.

Sort of like Obama’s campaign committee converting to a 501(c)3 and giving cushy jobs to Axelrod, et al?
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I’ll bet when you were growing up you blamed everything on your brother. And that time you were caught torturing the dog your excuse was, “but Johnny was humping the goat.”

Grasshopper

January 25th, 2013
11:59 am

Why don’t the Democrats go ahead and nominate Cynthia McKinney for the seat? She is the perfect candidate – very representative of the D Party in Georgia today.

SPC

January 25th, 2013
11:59 am

Why don’t you ask Jesse Jackson Jr. to move to Georgia and run. I hear he’s interested in becoming a Senator and he would fit right in.

Towncrier

January 25th, 2013
12:00 pm

“Larry, the Constitution merely requires that a senator be a resident of his or her state at the time of the election. The election is in 2014, so that’s no obstacle to Gingrich.”

I half suspect you are secretly rooting for Gingrich’s election, Jay. That should prove to be a veritable goldmine for GOP-bashing columns – what, you’d get maybe 100 columns a year out of him? ;-)

Oscar

January 25th, 2013
12:00 pm

Town – disagree with you on Obama. He has stated over and over that cuts in spending are necessary.

curious

January 25th, 2013
12:01 pm

Chip Rogers. He’ll advocate walking away from our debts. problem solved.

Aquagirl

January 25th, 2013
12:01 pm

Doesn’t a Georgia senator have to live in Georgia? Did Newt happen to move back?

Under Georgia law a concubine’s address is counted as a legal residence.

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2013
12:02 pm

You are also in dreamland thinking about a Dem senator from Georgia.

No he is not. I will say it again–an energized Democratic base gave Obama 47% of the vote in 2008. Do you really think that GA in 2014 will have become LESS inclined, demographically, to support a Democratic candidate, statewide, if that candidate has a coherent message and campaign team?

(And yes, I recognize that’s a big ol’ “if.”)

Oscar

January 25th, 2013
12:03 pm

Grass – bad – bad

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2013
12:04 pm

She is the perfect candidate – very representative of the D Party

refresh my memory–why isn’t she a Congressman today? something about a primary.

JoeFann

January 25th, 2013
12:06 pm

I’m struck by the usually non-right posters lamenting the loss of a conservative senator. Personally, I had no large axe to grind with Chambliss, except that he’s past my term limits. For that reason alone, I rejoice and look forward to the blood-letting, I mean vetting, that will occur on both sides to present a viable candidate. Isaacson’s next. Doesn’t matter to me R or D. Won’t vote for a senator past a second term, or a congressman past a fourth. Long live term limits! Fire them all. Start over!

Oscar

January 25th, 2013
12:06 pm

If the gop candidat is an extreme right winger e.g. talks about legitmate rapes – a blue dog or moderate democrat can win in Georgia

DownInAlbany

January 25th, 2013
12:07 pm

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
11:58 am

An even more snarky non-answer than I expected. Thanks for not disappointing me!

vinny

January 25th, 2013
12:09 pm

Jay – Your boy obammy just got the smack down for his non-recess appointments and all you can come up with is this mindless, bed-wetting liberal drivel? I thought you were better than that.

Donovan

January 25th, 2013
12:09 pm

We don’t need ‘Taxbys in the senate. He turned out to be a conservative imposter.

You libs can have him. Slowly we are throwing out the trash and cleaning house.

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2013
12:10 pm

While it’s stating the obvious, the biggest obstacle to a Democrat winning that Senate seat in 2014 is one of will.

It is a very high risk proposition, and this state isn’t exactly filled to the gills with balls-to-the-wall Dems that have the added benefit of statewide recognition.

JoeFann

January 25th, 2013
12:10 pm

The 535 members of Congress have done far more damage to this country on every level than all of the single occupants of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue combined. It’s time for accountability.

Pick your poison

January 25th, 2013
12:10 pm

Why don’t the Democrats go ahead and nominate Cynthia McKinney for the seat? She is the perfect candidate – very representative of the D Party in Georgia today.

_____

Is she the same Congresswoman that exposed George W. Bush and the weapons of mass destruction?

Aquagirl

January 25th, 2013
12:11 pm

something about a primary.

It’s tough to win a Democratic primary when your campaign promise is “get more beatdowns from Nancy Pelosi.”

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2013
12:11 pm

If the gop candidat is an extreme right winger e.g. talks about legitmate rapes

Guarantee you they’ll all write on the palm of their hand, “do not mention RAPE”, whilst campaigning.

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
12:12 pm

DownInAlbany

January 25th, 2013
12:07 pm

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
11:58 am

An even more snarky non-answer than I expected. Thanks for not disappointing me!
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And I’m not surprised it went over your head. You answer to EVERYTHING is “but so and so did this.”

Party of Responsibility my fat, white, hairy ass.

stands for decibels

January 25th, 2013
12:13 pm

your campaign promise is “get more beatdowns from Nancy Pelosi.”

I am not totally sure I get the ref, but boy, do I wish that Cynthia had actually *said* that.

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
12:13 pm

vinny

January 25th, 2013
12:09 pm

Jay – Your boy obammy just got the smack down for his non-recess appointments and all you can come up with is this mindless, bed-wetting liberal drivel? I thought you were better than that.
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Have you ever posted anything of substance or relevance?

emo

January 25th, 2013
12:14 pm

‘you’d get maybe 100 columns a year out of him?’ (Newt)
Shoot, you could get 365 columns a year out of him, more in a leap year.

Towncrier

January 25th, 2013
12:14 pm

“He has stated over and over that cuts in spending are necessary.”

I guess you have never heard any adages about words counting for little and actions counting for a lot. Or know about used car salesmen. I don’t believe him. At this point I think he is a liar. He has put nothing credible on paper for all of us to see (as the GOP has done in the House – whether you agree with all of the proposed cuts or not, it is at least a clear starting point) in four years time. NOTHING. I want to know what spending he would be committed to cutting. And, judging from his ACTIONS (rather than his words), I can only conclude he really doesn’t want to cut spending.

Mick

January 25th, 2013
12:14 pm

reb

We are in a particularly vicious cycle of politics whereby many viewed bush as being installed by the supreme court and the dems begrudgingly accepting it without threats of 2nd amendment solutions or tea party type opposition. Bush panned out to be one of the worst ever, just as many feared and predicted. Obama gets elected and its payback time for repubs who want to vent and hate on the first african american president. Obama’s intellect and pragmatism is far and above that of bush’s who was basically a yes man for cheney’s hard right ideology. to bush’s credit, after about the sixth year of cheney leading, he cut it off and went his own way which was too little and too late.
After this 4 years is up, maybe, just maybe, there will be someone out there that can unite and bridge the gap. Even though I’m an optimist, I have no illusions that will be a very long shot…

Cheesy Grits is gone but not forgotten

January 25th, 2013
12:15 pm

Lets see how crazy the Cons go with this one.

My bet is they get a Tea Party nutjob to scream about guns and the bible.

Then the Dems run a moderate.

Dem wins big at the polls in 2014 and a Democrat gets back the seat Saxby ” where is Vietnam again ” loses the seat he stole from Max Cleland

JohnnyReb

January 25th, 2013
12:15 pm

stands – Obama’s Georgia supporters are mostly in the metro area. The others who voted for him are low information voters who will have awakened and have a bad case of buyer’s remorse by the mid-term, much less the next presidential.

Obama’s true colors came out in the inaugural address. He now faces a supreme court case on over reaching his authority – the labor board appointment. He is starting to be reined in. He will however continue the extreme liberal path until the mid-term where Repubs will take the senate.

DownInAlbany

January 25th, 2013
12:16 pm

You answer to EVERYTHING is “but so and so did this.”

Not intended to be a factual statement.

Obamatron

January 25th, 2013
12:17 pm

WHAT??? How dare they??? Our great and brilliant leader should be able to do whatever he wants to get things done in Washington – the Constitution be damned! I can’t stand these “activist” courts:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/25/federal-court-obama-broke-law-recess-appointments/

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
12:19 pm

DownInAlbany

January 25th, 2013
12:16 pm

You answer to EVERYTHING is “but so and so did this.”

Not intended to be a factual statement.
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Very much intended to be factual. Show me differently…………. I’ll wait.

Intown

January 25th, 2013
12:19 pm

Bookman, your Dem list has one glaring ommission: Stacey Abrams.

Thomas Heyward Jr

January 25th, 2013
12:19 pm

Hey Chambliss———–
.
With your TARP, Patriot Act, and NDAA of 2012 votes………..you may quit, but just don’t leave town.
In the future, the People might have questions.

Plain Truth

January 25th, 2013
12:20 pm

If all you liberals hate Georgia as you say…Delta is ready to fly you back to your blue state now!

DownInAlbany

January 25th, 2013
12:20 pm

vinny

January 25th, 2013
12:09 pm

You should know by now, these loonie lefties are NOT going to have an adult conversation about anything controversial that the dems do. Don’t you know the dems are ALWAYS right?

Keep it up and you’ll be called racist, knuckle-dragger, birther, KKK, Southern Baptist. When you mention anything anti-dem, the name calling commences immediately. Desenting opinions are not welcome here.

indigo

January 25th, 2013
12:21 pm

If the Republican Party is unchanged when Saxby’s replacement runs for this office, you may be sure the new candidate will be somewhat to the right of Genghis Khan. You may also be certain that loyal electorate tools will give full support to the neanderthal candidate.

DownInAlbany

January 25th, 2013
12:23 pm

Fred, I tried all afternnon yesterday to engage in a civil discussion with Stands. All he would do was call me a liar. He wouldn’t respond to my request to show me where I lied. 3 or 4 times I asked that he do so…to the point that a fellow lib pointed out how unreasonable he/she was being.

I like to come on here and simply be contrary. I’ve said many times that hypocrisy, lying and cheating are not confined to one party. When I counterpoint it quickly turns to deflection and name calling.

GT

January 25th, 2013
12:25 pm

Saxby will do more good for the state in the next two years with the special interest lobbies off his neck than any senator we have had since Nun. There is a movement for term limits that I think may cut in by the end of Saxby’s term anyway.

How about bringing Roy Barnes out of mothballs? Remember Johnny had less a track record of winning than Roy when he finally got in, or maybe Pierre Howard or Cathy Cox who should have been governor in the first place. I think there is a window that will be wider in two years if Saxby stands up to the wing nuts like I am thinking he will. If Saxby handles himself well he could become the next governor. We need to root out the nasty political machine that has run this state and local congressman and replace it with the character we are electing for senate now days. This is a great opportunity the Tea Party is a very disorganized bunch.

getalife

January 25th, 2013
12:26 pm

Albany,

Try using facts and live in the rea; world.

Thanks.

Ronald Reagan

January 25th, 2013
12:26 pm

A true credit to his community as a Conservative Senator but had to work in a Liberal “buy one get one free” Senate!

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 25th, 2013
12:26 pm

If all you liberals hate Georgia as you say…Delta is ready to fly you back to your blue state now!

What? We were sent here to undermine Georgia by asking for rationality. The legislation and GOP are completely irrational so our plan is on track so that soon we’ll take the entire state. :lol: This has been our plan since Lincoln. :lol:

Cheesy Grits is gone but not forgotten

January 25th, 2013
12:26 pm

If all you liberals hate Georgia as you say…Delta is ready to fly you back to your blue state now!

If we left the IQ level around here would drop about 50 points.

You would all end up shooting each other withing 30 days.

Its sort of a charity thing sticking around to make sure you dont go crazy.

Heck the South wouldn’t even have electricity without Northern federal dollars.

If Georgia seceded it would be a third world country inside of 6 months.

You see…. Georgia is a moocher red state that depends on Federal money to keep it afloat.

indigo

January 25th, 2013
12:27 pm

Peadawg – “no doubt Georgia will pick the worst of all possible choices”

You can count on it.

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

January 25th, 2013
12:28 pm

Saxby is doing the right thing. I suspect he won’t be the last pragmatic GOP who decides he doesn’t want any part of what GOP does, or may stand for..

Too bad for you libs that you can’t squeeze another BO sheep into that position. Sure would be great to have less sheep on both sides than pragmatists..

Jay

January 25th, 2013
12:29 pm

Intown, I have a lot of respect for Rep. Abrams, but I do not believe she could win statewide at this point.

getalife

January 25th, 2013
12:29 pm

Steve

January 25th, 2013
12:29 pm

For sure, some Tea Party nutjob will replace Saxby, and we’ll continue to glide into 3rd world status down here.

Towncrier

January 25th, 2013
12:30 pm

But, of course. What else could it possibly be but racism (even though one of the judges is black and another is part black, part Hispanic and part Irish and a third is from Trinidad) ?

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/427974/20130125/american-idol-racism-row-9-black-former.htm

Jay

January 25th, 2013
12:31 pm

Newt’s spokesman now saying he will NOT be candidate.

Mr. Snarky

January 25th, 2013
12:31 pm

Looking forward to the idiocy of the repub primaries in GA. It’ll be a contest to see who can be the most bass ackwards.

getalife

January 25th, 2013
12:33 pm

I predicted his retirement after working with our President.

Lets see how long it takes for him to announce a very lucrative lobbyist job.

That industry they set up for themselves is a racket.

mbtc

January 25th, 2013
12:34 pm

Johnny you ma..:”If you can’t see that’s from Obama, you need to hang up the typewriter.”

Heehee, where to start? Now Obama is responsible for the thoughts in Johnny’s and Jay’s heads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fred ™

January 25th, 2013
12:34 pm

I like to come on here and simply be contrary.

So why whine when your constant provocations earn the ire they deserve and you want?

When I counterpoint it quickly turns to deflection and name calling.

You mean like loonie lefties?

As to the rest of it, I’
m not Stands. Take up your problems with him, with him.

I maintain my original point and you have said nothing to disprove it, (actually you PROVE it for me), that you only offer excuses like “he did this” to justify poor behavior. It’s weak, ignorant, and “proves” nothing.

Why did you beat the dog? Johnny kicked a horse.
Why did you throw your milk on the table? Johnny spit on the floor.
Why did you key that car? Johnny threw a rock through Mrs. Crabapples window.

You had kids didn’t you? Did you put up with that sht when you confronted tehm about misbehavior? I somehow doubt it. Those are juvenile responses. Why do you engage in that here?

Oh right, I forgot, you just want to be contrary, not exchange ideas or have meaningful debate. Yet you get cranky when that drivel is responded to in a manner that befits it. Why?

Steve

January 25th, 2013
12:35 pm

No coincidence that Georgia tends to rank in the 40-50th range among states for most issues now. But go ahead and blame Obama, not the uber conservative good ole boy network here.

Obamatron

January 25th, 2013
12:35 pm

“A true credit to his community as a Conservative Senator but had to work in a Liberal “buy one get one free” Senate!”

Please tell me you are NOT talking about senator Menendez:

http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/25/emails-show-fbi-investigating-sen-bob-menendez-for-sleeping-with-underage-dominican-prostitutes/

Because one is innocent until proven guilty (or something like that)…

getalife

January 25th, 2013
12:36 pm

Nobody showed up for the abortion march in Washington.

Mick

January 25th, 2013
12:36 pm

getalife

Bullseye!!!

mbtc

January 25th, 2013
12:38 pm

Newt is more of a hit and run guy. Signing up for a six year gig in the sernate much to disciplined for a “free” thinker like the Newster. Free of anything factual, that is. And full of cowardace.

Steve

January 25th, 2013
12:38 pm

If Menendez were a Republican, we’d be learning that he was sleeping with underage male prostitutes, no doubt.

Skip

January 25th, 2013
12:38 pm

No Newt? What’s the point of watching then?

RB from Gwinnett

January 25th, 2013
12:39 pm

“Of course, a few of us here are still waiting on a column from you addressing the “necessary evil” of substantial spending cuts. I don’t recall ever seeing one.”

And you won’t. This talk of spending cuts from the left is complete BS. They will whine like little fat children begging for a cookie every time somebody suggests cutting money for anything they care about (see Jindal post from yesterday). They won’t accept cuts to anything but the military. PERIOD.

The only thing they’ll whine more about is being asked to pay for any of this crap.

skipper

January 25th, 2013
12:40 pm

As I have always said….extremism in either party is not good! Hail to us independents!

F. Sinkwich

January 25th, 2013
12:41 pm

I think Rep. Price would be a good choice, but perhaps there are a couple other candidates who would do well also.

Lib ilks need not apply…

Ronald Reagan

January 25th, 2013
12:41 pm

Maybe we can get Senator Hank Johnson to change parties, otherwise we are going to lose Guam!

Towncrier

January 25th, 2013
12:42 pm

Keep Up the Good Fight!

January 25th, 2013
12:42 pm

mbtc, well Newt first has to decide if he could sell some books and use the campaign to make money to line his pockets. Being a senator helps but its just not the same big bucks you can make fleecing the extreme right cons with Fox appearances, books and of course, if you go full Beck, being a gold spokesperson.

Paul

January 25th, 2013
12:42 pm

History repeats itself.

152 years later.