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(Senator) Vitter defends Southern influence in GOP, slams Voinovich
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WASHINGTON (CNN) Sen. David Vitter of Louisiana slammed fellow Republican George Voinovich Wednesday for saying the GOP's problems stem from the fact that it is "being taken over by Southerners," calling the Ohio senator "a moderate, really wishy-washy."

"I'm on the side of conservatives getting back to core conservative values," Vitter told the Washington Times. "There are a lot of us from the South who hold those values, which I think the party is supposed to be about. We strayed from them in the past few years, and that's why we performed so badly in the national elections."

"(Voinovich is) a moderate, really wishy-washy," he said.

Voinovich, who has decided not to run for re-election next year, told a newspaper in his home state that Southern dominance of the GOP was hurting the party elsewhere.

"We got too many Jim DeMints and Tom Coburns," Voinovich told the Columbus Dispatch Monday. "It's the Southerners.

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  -(Senator) Vitter defends Southern influence in GOP, slams Voinovich sabra  Jul-29-09 01:35 PM   #0 
  - Tom Coburns?  KamaAina   Jul-29-09 01:36 PM   #1 
  - Geographically, maybe not  DefenseLawyer   Jul-29-09 01:44 PM   #6 
  - I liken the ignorance of Okie redneckians more to Arkansas than Texas.  Blaze Diem   Jul-29-09 02:06 PM   #11 
  - Whether or not Oklahoma considers itself part of the south doesn't matter: it is  harmonicon   Jul-29-09 04:00 PM   #37 
  - Popcorn time!  Laelth   Jul-29-09 01:37 PM   #2 
  - "core conservative values"  left coaster   Jul-29-09 01:37 PM   #3 
  - Or hoods and sheets (nt)  The Wizard   Jul-29-09 05:30 PM   #41 
  - Vitter?  LaurenG   Jul-29-09 01:39 PM   #4 
  - Yup. . Diaper Davie. . . n/t  annabanana   Jul-29-09 03:08 PM   #30 
  - As long as the Republicans believe they aren't conservative enough  rockymountaindem   Jul-29-09 01:39 PM   #5 
  - They can keep moving to the conservative hard right, it is being rejected.  AlinPA   Jul-29-09 02:08 PM   #13 
  - He follwed up this statement with a spirited defense of  ashling   Jul-29-09 01:46 PM   #7 
  - where does diaper dave get off saying anything about anyone???  Soylent Brice   Jul-29-09 01:55 PM   #8 
  - Please...  Rebubula   Jul-29-09 01:59 PM   #9 
  - Even more GOP infighting  livetohike   Jul-29-09 01:59 PM   #10 
  - betcha they bring in spokesmodel wannabe Palin to finish themselves off.  Blaze Diem   Jul-29-09 02:08 PM   #12 
     - They are a party of bumper stickers - a national joke  livetohike   Jul-29-09 02:12 PM   #16 
        - lol..57 yrs of GOP Bashing...Is there a Lifetime Achievement Award for you?  Blaze Diem   Jul-29-09 02:29 PM   #20 
           - ROFL . I was born a Democrat  livetohike   Jul-29-09 02:33 PM   #22 
              - Sounds like my family. My mom was the vocal one. A pro union lady. Hubert Humphrey. Kennedys  Blaze Diem   Jul-29-09 02:56 PM   #27 
                 - Nice to meet you too!  livetohike   Jul-29-09 05:42 PM   #42 
                    - Flower Child, it's more than just an era - it's in your heart ..awwww that's beautiful ..  Blaze Diem   Jul-29-09 10:09 PM   #45 
                       - Bless your Mom  livetohike   Jul-30-09 08:02 AM   #49 
  - I wouldn't mind Vitter's flubs except he keeps embarrassing my state  garthranzz   Jul-29-09 02:10 PM   #14 
  - LOL Voinovich should be able to take Senator Pampers pretty easily...  MessiahRp   Jul-29-09 02:12 PM   #15 
  - Fight! Fight! Fight!  onehandle   Jul-29-09 02:14 PM   #17 
  - "Wishy-washy"? You gonna take that, George?  gratuitous   Jul-29-09 02:39 PM   #23 
  - Certainly does make you wonder which  Pharlo   Jul-29-09 02:19 PM   #18 
  - Voinovich was the only GOPer I've ever voted for. He's a decent man. Sorry to see him leave a party  Divine Discontent   Jul-29-09 02:25 PM   #19 
  - I always thought Voinovich was a non descript political figure...  WCGreen   Jul-29-09 03:39 PM   #34 
  - Oh yes, Vitter and Sanford are staples of those core Southern values of which he speaks.  MidwestTransplant   Jul-29-09 02:32 PM   #21 
  - Yeah, how many diapers has Voinovich added to the debate?  damntexdem   Jul-29-09 02:46 PM   #24 
  - Dave Vitter knows his ______(fill in the blank.)  Hubert Flottz   Jul-29-09 02:48 PM   #25 
  - Diapers.  Jack Rabbit   Jul-29-09 03:06 PM   #28 
     - A tiny curse on Dumplin' Davy...  Hubert Flottz   Jul-29-09 03:38 PM   #33 
        - Its become compulsive...He needs his shit to finish the tryst else all is lost  opihimoimoi   Jul-30-09 08:32 AM   #50 
           - 10-4 on the DVD  Hubert Flottz   Jul-30-09 08:52 AM   #52 
  - The GOP really is pursuing not a 50 state strategy, but a 0 state strategy n/t  GodlyDemocrat   Jul-29-09 02:53 PM   #26 
  - Republicans keep their hateful lying greedy pigs in line cuz they'll eat their own in a heartbeat if  GreenTea   Jul-29-09 03:08 PM   #29 
  - The sad thing about the present day GOP...  Hubert Flottz   Jul-29-09 04:14 PM   #39 
  - This Vitter thread brought to you by...  KamaAina   Jul-29-09 03:26 PM   #31 
  - guys are killing me....  opihimoimoi   Jul-30-09 08:38 AM   #51 
  - Keep devouring yourselves, GOPers.  Arkana   Jul-29-09 03:27 PM   #32 
  - I love seeing mod-repubs ditching the party because it leaves the wackjobs like Vitter/Coburn etc nt  Divine Discontent   Jul-29-09 05:44 PM   #43 
  - DO NOT pick on my Vitter  Laf.La.Dem.   Jul-29-09 03:45 PM   #35 
  - How far south IS Alaska anyway?  nolabear   Jul-29-09 03:52 PM   #36 
  - core republican values, like wearing a diaper to the whorehouse..  frylock   Jul-29-09 04:11 PM   #38 
  - Vitter says they need to get back to core conserative values....  notadmblnd   Jul-29-09 05:17 PM   #40 
  - Oh, go change your diapers, vitter..  Cha   Jul-29-09 08:54 PM   #44 
  - LOL - Gotta luv Ohio's carpetbaggers....  InkAddict   Jul-29-09 10:28 PM   #46 
  - David Vitter, The Diaper Shitter.  David Zephyr   Jul-29-09 11:11 PM   #47 
  - OMG I read "Vitter defends" as "Vitter depends"  VWolf   Jul-30-09 07:55 AM   #48 
  - Gooper Food Fight Alert! Heh. Tom Davis has joined the fun also.  yellowcanine   Jul-30-09 09:00 AM   #53 
  - Yes! Go South!  sofa king   Jul-30-09 09:21 AM   #54 

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