Senator Chester (Trent) Lott of Mississippi has become an official ex-Senator walking, he’s announced his retirement Monday which will take affect at the end of this year.
Senator Lott and Republicans like him are the reason that the Republican Party is in such terrible disarray. Democrats have caught Republicans completely unprepared with a Democrat styled assault that won Democrats both the house and the Senate in the 2006 midterm elections. Better known as the Politics of Personal Destruction (PPD) first employed by President Bill Clinton during his Presidential election bids. Democrats have used PPD to float like a butterfly and sting like a bee while Senator Lott and Republican like him used 1867 Marquis of Queensbury rules of politics which caused them to get their brains bashed in, in the 2006 midterm elections.
Senator Lott fancied himself a deal maker which translates today into a Republican who is willing to compromise Conservative ideas simply to get along with Democrats.
The epitome of Lott’s deal making was evident in the President’s Comprehensive Immigration Reform earlier this year in which the President and Senators attempted to grant citizenship to illegal aliens against the will of the America people. Lott and 23 other Republican Senators voted with Democrats to close discussion on the immigration bill thus attempting to move the bill closer to become law.
This action evoked a firestorm of protest among the citizenry of the United States. Fortunately loyal Republicans in the Senate were able to stand against an over confident President Bush who promised to “see you at the bill signing.”
The political capitalless President and certain Senators fought against their own supporters and political base in an attempt to enact legislation that was meant to appease big business and special interests over and above the people of the United States of America.
Republicans who followed along with this scheme are: AK Jr Sen. Lisa Murkowski, AK Sr Sen. Ted Stevens, AZ Jr Sen. Jon Kyl, AZ Sr Sen. John McCain III, FL Jr Sen. Melquiades Martinez, ID Sr Sen. Larry Craig, IN Sr Sen. Richard Lugar, KS Sr Sen. Samuel Brownback, KY Sr Sen. Mitch McConnell, ME Jr Sen. Susan Collins, ME Sr Sen. Olympia Snowe, MN Sr Sen. Norm Coleman, MO Sr Sen. Christopher Bond, NC Jr Sen. Richard Burr, NE Sr Sen. Charles Hagel, NH Sr Sen. Judd Gregg, NM Sr Sen. Pete Domenici, NV Jr Sen. John Eric Ensign, OH Sr Sen. George Voinovich, PA Sr Sen. Arlen Specter, SC Sr Sen. Lindsey Graham, UT Jr Sen. Robert Bennett, VA Sr Sen. John Warner.
The Senate voted 64 to 35 for cloture, Americans are opposed to amnesty for illegal aliens but the Senators listed above who are now “ex-Senators walking” voted for it and will now bear the full weight for their disregard of the American people.
Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 51% would like their legislators to “take smaller steps towards reform” while 16% believe they should wait until next year. That’s 67% of the electorate saying no on S.B. 1348. Yet 24 Republicans joined 39 Democrats and independent Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman of Connecticut, to defy the will of the people
Senator Lott is just one such Republican who needed to be replaced because unlike their Democrat colleagues Republicans like Senator Lott will not fight for Conservative ideas.
Our government and our society is at a crossroads. If America is going to be preserved for our children we are going to have to make sure that American traditions and values are protected. If Republicans who are elected to the Congress cannot or will not fight for and protect Conservative ideas they should retire too and allow real Conservatives do the work that American Republicans apparently can’t or won’t do.
Our nation is in need of politicians who believe in America and American traditions and for those who believe in compromise over principles we say please don’t hesitate to follow Mr. Lott into retirement.
And to Mr. Lott we say Goodbye to you!