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Trent Lott and talk radio

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by markvid, Jun 15, 2007.

  1. markvid

    markvid Guest

    This from the NY Times today:

    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.”

    People expressing opinions has to be dealt with?
    That statement scares me a lot more than anything Bush has ever said.
  2. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    It's how he phrased it that's scary.
    I mean, does he really think that "talk radio" is "running America"?

    I think he understands that talk radio is a heavily-listened-to entity.
    I don't think he understands the words he used.
    He can't be that dumb.
  3. Captain_Kirk

    Captain_Kirk Well-Known Member

    isn't that along the lines of government of the people, by the people, for the people.

    we can't have that now, can we?
  4. Birdscribe

    Birdscribe Active Member

    Would this be the same Trent Lott who has been a beneficiary of talk radio over the years, especially in light of his less-than-enlightening views? Just checking.

    Frightening, indeed. Can't be having them there people expressing them their views. ::)
  5. Hey Trent --
    Talk to Vince Foster's family, you Confederate fake.
    I said it elsewhere, they're trying to beg the monster to come back into the lab.
  6. Del_B_Vista

    Del_B_Vista Active Member

    I thought BLOGS! were running America.
  7. BLOGS! vs. Talk Shows.
    This time, it's stupi...er...personal.
  8. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Nothing scares the "modern" GOP more than an informed electorate.
  9. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Fenian, Trent is on your side on this issue.

    Trent is probably complaining because the "J.T. and Dave Show" guys were handing out Washington phone numbers left and right Wednesday. They were encouraging listeners to call the offices of Republicans who voted against the immigration bill to tell them that Trent wasn't "representing Mississippians."
  10. Tres baguettes:
    Non, non, mon ami,
    The Republicans stoked this kind of idiocy for 20 years. They also played footsie with white supremacists -- like Trent Lott, for example -- in the South and militia crazees in the west. Now, the whole unholy mess is biting them in the ass.
    I, for one, am loving it.
  11. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Dude, Trent Lott -- racist, or not -- is pushing the president's immigration policy something awful.
  12. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    That's sort of outlandish to categorize Lott as a "white supremacist"
    I mean, really.
    To lump his politics into the same boat as some "militia crazies" is just not realistic
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