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Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:19 AM

Chambliss fires off on Norquist's anti-tax pledge

Source: CNN

(CNN) A top Republican U.S. senator brushed off the anti-tax pledge pushed by activist Grover Norquist and embraced widely for years by GOP lawmakers.

"I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge," Sen. Saxby Chambliss told Georgia television station WMAZ, a CNN affiliate, on Wednesday. "If we do it his way, then we'll continue in debt and I just have a disagreement with him about that."

Norquist, who heads the conservative group Americans for Tax Reform, has been successful over the years in lobbying a strong majority of congressional Republicans to sign his pledge to not raise taxes.

Many GOP candidates who ran for office also signed the promise, but earlier this year, a small number of freshman lawmakers rejected the idea that they were bound to the document.




Read more: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/11/22/chambliss-fires-off-on-norquists-anti-tax-pledge/



A republican that puts their country ahead of their party? I didn't know they existed anymore.

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Reply Chambliss fires off on Norquist's anti-tax pledge (Original post)
NeoConsSuck Nov 2012 OP
Berlum Nov 2012 #1
tclambert Nov 2012 #2
Berlum Nov 2012 #5
SkyDaddy7 Nov 2012 #3
jerseyjack Nov 2012 #4
Ineeda Nov 2012 #9
Mopar151 Nov 2012 #6
Bibliovore Nov 2012 #7
JNelson6563 Nov 2012 #8
randome Nov 2012 #16
msanthrope Nov 2012 #10
DainBramaged Nov 2012 #11
AnnieK401 Nov 2012 #17
Berlum Nov 2012 #19
w8liftinglady Nov 2012 #23
chuckstevens Nov 2012 #12
TheCowsCameHome Nov 2012 #13
retread Nov 2012 #14
Skittles Nov 2012 #15
AllyCat Nov 2012 #18
Dubster Nov 2012 #20
stubtoe Nov 2012 #25
Hosnon Nov 2012 #21
John2 Nov 2012 #22
marble falls Nov 2012 #24
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #26
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #27

Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:37 AM

1. "Whine." - Grovel Norquisling, Inc. (R - Chickenhawk, of course)

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Response to Berlum (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 06:55 AM

2. Is that Grover Norquist drowning in a bathtub?

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Response to tclambert (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:36 AM

5. Youbetcha

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:24 AM

3. NOT SO FAST!!!

Saxby Chambliss is a FOOL! All he is doing is setting up the ole "I was willing to compromise on taxes but the Obama administration refused to compromise."

He is a snake so don't trust what he says wait & see what he DOES before giving him credit for putting his country first. After all this man has lied to congress to defend corporations that have killed people!!

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:32 AM

4. Chambliss, caring more for his country....

 

That may be a first. Can we assume that up to now, he was putting Grover before his country?

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Response to jerseyjack (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:51 AM

9. Exactly what I'm thinking.

Now that the Rethugs are on the ropes, he's putting country first? Asshole, like all the rest.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:47 AM

6. You ain't gotta be no rocket surgeon...

To figure out Grover's shit is pretty weak just now. Chambliss is just lining up with the other rats to jump the bad ship Norquist.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:50 AM

7. "A republican that puts their country ahead of their party?" Not necessarily.

That could be, but another possibility is that he's decided the only hope for the Republican party, or for his own chances in his next election, is to give in on this particular issue. Or at least to appear to give in, at least for now. (Or maybe I'm just cynical.)

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:51 AM

8. I think some are emboldened.

A major bully from the GOP side has fallen pretty far, namely Karl Rove.

Norquist is next I think. This isn't the first GOPer who has decided to tell Norquist to stick it and I suspect there are more to come.

I don't necessarily buy into the "country before party" thing. I think this is a survival thing.

Julie

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Response to JNelson6563 (Reply #8)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:08 AM

16. And Rush Limbaugh after Norquist.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:56 AM

10. 2014 re-election campaign looms near, eh, Saxby??? nt

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:16 AM

11. ChamblISS didn't have a conscience when he beat Max Cleland

scumbag

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:35 AM

17. My thoughts exactly!

What he did to Max Cleland should have been criminal. Now he's suddenly "come to Jesus" since he is facing reelection.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:29 AM

19. Oh yeah. He's the chickenhawk Republican who trashed an honorable US Veteran

That is such standard chickenhawk Republican shit. I'd forgotten about this Republican assclown draft dodger.

The vast phalanx of Chickenhawk Repubbie 'Leaders' luv to give LIP SERVICE to our vets,
but invariably wind up crapping all over them. Again and again.

Chickenhawk Chambliss has defined himself as a dangerous veteran-abusing 1% RepubliWanker.

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #11)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:07 PM

23. I was thinking the same thing. Max Cleland is a real hero.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:17 AM

12. DEEDS, not words!

All well and good, but I don't believe anything a Republican says until I start see the end of obstructionist tactics and actually votes that help the middle and lower classes. George W. Bush often said things that sounded reasonable. yet his actions were the exact opposite.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:21 AM

13. Posturing is a wonderful thing, eh Saxby?

Who does he think he's fooling?

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:58 AM

14. If this evil pos said the sun rose in the east, I would face west.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 09:06 AM

15. Chambliss, caring more about his country



more likely he is worried about his political future

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:02 AM

18. Will he apologize to Max Cleland now?

If he wants to do more than make a statement, I'll consider him on the road to recovery.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 11:32 AM

20. Spam deleted by gkhouston (MIR Team)

 

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Response to Dubster (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:19 AM

25. Good article. This happened to Bill Sizemore, in Oregon, in the last decade.

Only Bill didn't get that he was persona non grata for the longest time, not even after his prison stint.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 03:42 PM

21. Hmm. At the same time that a primary challenger indicates she may run.

Coincidence?

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 07:47 PM

22. Does Chambliss

 

have any military bases in his District? He better dump that little Napoleon.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 10:34 PM

24. I bet twenty bucks that the GOP allows the tax holiday for the wealtkiest 5% or so elapse ...

with a vote that is one vote more than the President needs to let it go. I think the GOP has learned some taxes are now due. They'll turn on the Koches, you betcha, to hold onto their $250k a year. Now the war profiteers give back. A little.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 11:30 AM

26. Question for Vladimir Putin:

Who was Grover Norquist's Case Officer?

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Mon Nov 26, 2012, 06:17 PM

27. Kick!

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