What’s up, Senator Lott? You got a problem with the people of this country expressing themselves? You got a problem with the will of the people striving to affect how their future will play out?
In a NYTimes article posted June 15 about the re-emergence of the immigration bill, the following verbiage appears:
Comments by Republican senators on Thursday suggested that they were feeling the heat from conservative critics of the bill, who object to provisions offering legal status. The Republican whip, Trent Lott of Mississippi, who supports the bill, said: “Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.”
At some point, Mr. Lott said, Senate Republican leaders may try to rein in “younger guys who are huffing and puffing against the bill.”
So, Mr. Lott — Why is it you don’t seem to have a problem with lobbyists trotting around the capitol building — you know, those individuals getting paid HUGE sums of money — to try to influence your vote . But you “have to deal with [the] problem” of talk radio hosts in a free market society raising issues to the public?
Or are these just issues and facts that you don’t want the public to hear? Is THAT the real problem, Mr. Lott?
How come we don’t hear you say, “Lobbyists hold too much influence on capitol hill. We have to deal with that problem.”
Perhaps because you don’t see it as a problem.
Personally, I thought they railroaded you after your comments at Strom Thurmond’s party. You were trying to pay honor to a long-standing public servant, and the Far Left took it and ran the other way, insisting that you implied we’d have been better off as a segregationist country.
That was a bunch of crock, and I defended you rather boldly at that time.
But now? After listening to you spout this tripe? Maybe you need to retire and go flatten your ass across the seat of a rowboat while you smoke cigars and catch fish down in Mississippi.
It appears you don’t like these “younger” senators standing up for what their constitutents want. No . . . these “younger” senators haven’t had time to buy into the good ol’ boy system, in which nobody gives a rat’s ass about their constituents — only about what they can scheme up to make brownie points and pad their pockets.
Sad that you think it’s okay for the whore lobbyists to influence you … but not the electorate.
Go suck a catfish.