Summary: "Sen. Lamar Alexander will resign from his influential Republican leadership post in January, according to a letter obtained by POLITICO - a stunning decision by a former two-time presidential candidate who has played a central role shaping GOP strategy during President Barack Obama’s time in office. ... Alexander says the decision was rooted in his desire to foster consensus in the gridlocked Senate, a role he felt constrained playing while spearheading the partisan Senate GOP messaging machine."
Alexander says the decision was rooted in his desire to foster consensus in the gridlocked Senate, a role he felt constrained playing while spearheading the partisan Senate GOP messaging machine.”
“Consensus” = compromise. Glad he’s gone. Thune will be better and actually seems to stick to his convictions.
I figured as much, without knowing anything about him, the moment he wants to promote understanding and cooperation across the aisle.
That is always a clue.
Well so much for Lamar Alexander’s other announcement today — his demand that Eric Holder investigate Solyndra! That’s going nowhere, to be sure.
Lamar wants to reach across the aisle and compromise with Dems in the new (post 2012 election) Republican controlled Senate. Just another RINO doing what RINO’s do.
I've been trying to figure out a good way to do exchanges between Freepers for a while now, so let's try this:
A: "God Himself is a RINO.
Everyone’s a RINO.
Circular firing squad.
Heck, Ron Paul’s a RINO. So was George Washington.
Maggie Thatcher is a RINO. Ronald Reagan was a RINO. So was Moses.
But not Sarah. Wait, I forgot. She endorsed McLame.
RINO, RINO, RINO, RINO. All the world’s a RINO."
B: I didn’t know God was an advocate of abortion.....thanks for the clarification. And yes, most of the GOP establishment are progressive POS RINOs....that is the problem, so you are correct in your assertion that MOST (90 percent) of the GOP is and will always be RINOs.....until we the people change things.
A: What’s so interesting is that we now have to break down RINOism into first and second and third degree RINOS. The word (is it a word?) is so overused here on FR that it’s become, by itself, meaningless, so we have to add “first order” and POS for villains like Alexandar (I agree, he’s bad) and then fit the others in down-rank.
So, my question to a profound political philosopher like you is,
given that Sarah endorsed McLame for reelection, if that makes here a 42nd-Degree RINO, is she or ain’t she a RINO?
And who among us has the guts to work out a really solid, acceptable list of the degrees of RINOs from 1 to 42 and give good examples of each rank?
Or could we just stop it already with the RINOing and say, “yeah, Alexander is a really liberal Republican but Thune is a lot less liberal and . . . .” so forth? The RINO thing has become a useless label on FR. This equating of an otherwise solid conservative with the worst of the liberals via “RINORINORINORINORINORINOing” because someone does something I don’t like is really not helpful.
That was my point, which I think maybe a few people understood.
B: I think the problem is that so many progressive pubbies run around lying their collective asses off about being “conservative” that no one really knows who is a stinkin RINO and who is a constitutional Conservative....
People, like yourself, who are mental lightweights can't tell the difference, but we Conservatives sure can....see, we Conservatives look much closer then the mental lightweights such as yourself...we actually look at DEEDS, not words.
I know, I know...it's not easy being a mental lightweight...but try to keep up with the big boys at least.
I have two brothers that live in TN and are chomping at the bit to vote against Alexander and Corker in the primaries.
They have been infected by McStain’s insatiable need to “reach across the aisle, ah, hell lets just stay over here with the libs a while...” The democrats view them as useful idiots.
Speaking of a primary to get righ of Boehner, who elected him speaker anyway?
I remember that they held that election BEFORE the old congress left and the new congress with a republican majority took over.. what’s up with that?
The intolerable liberal chick (Beth Adams WHAM 1180) who hosts a morning show on a local conservative radio “applauded” Lamarr for “moving across the aisle” to “compromise with dims”