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one_voice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 12:59 PM
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Bennett: The GOP Is A Party Of Slogans, Not Ideas
Sen. Bob Bennett (R-UT) has some tough words for his party. Bennett became the first incumbent senator to lose his re-election bid in 2010 after his defeat at Utah's Republican convention in May. Speaking yesterday to The Ripon Society, Bennett predicted Republicans will win the House -- and maybe even the Senate -- this fall, but he expressed doubts that the party has the ideas needed to govern successfully.

"As I look out at the political landscape now, I find plenty of slogans on the Republican side, but not very many ideas," Bennett said. "And indeed, if you raise specific ideas and solutions, as I tried to do on health care with Ron Wyden, you are attacked with the same vigor as we've seen in American politics all the way back to the arguments over slavery and polygamy. You are attacked as being a wimp, insufficiently pure, and unreliable."

Bennett argued that as things stand now, Republicans could lose control of Congress as quickly as they win it.

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http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/06/bennett-the-...

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Scurrilous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:16 PM
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1. K & R
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:20 PM
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2. A bitter has-been
The scales have done fell from his eyes. Hallelujah! The blind can now see, and totally bereft of a position or any credibility, turns Cassandra for the benefit of . . . well, no one. Fuck you, soon-to-be ex-Senator Bennett. You sure loved you some sloganeering when it was getting you a nice seat at the table. Now that you've been sent back down, you're finally willing to tell us all what a sham it was. Fucknuts.
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MisterP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:20 PM
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3. spill the beans, Senator: the party dumped you for its methhead faction, you owe little to them nt
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JBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:21 PM
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4. Republican party is basically anti-idea. Next step after anti-intellectualism.
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Arkana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 01:25 PM
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5. Bennett's pissed that his own party allowed him to be eaten alive by teabaggers.
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