Trent Lott in Senate Minority Leadership, good for the West
...and good for Democrats.
The Senate Majority Leader is from Nevada.
The Senate Minority Leader is from Kentucky, the minority whip is from Mississippi. There is nothing that could be better.
For decades the schism between the south and the west has been pulling at the seams of the Republican Party. Conservatives from both regions approach their conservatism is drastically different ways.
The South is an authoritarian region that certainly isn't the West.
Lott being reelected as the Republican leader in the Senate is a solid example of where the GOP is running after their very regionally based defeat last week. Has anyone else noticed that the one house seat the GOP came to picking up was in Georgia?
The Republicans are running home, to the south. As they abandon the West, we have a chance to increase our gains already made.
Emmett O'Connell | November 15, 2006 | Comment on This Post (3 so far)
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One correction -- Lott will be the number 2 Republican in the Senate (Minority Whip). The Minority Leader will be Mitch McConnell, and he's from Kentucky, so I think your point holds.
Posted by: OR Dem | Nov 15, 2006 10:49:50 PM
Thanks, fixed it.
Posted by: Emmett O'Connell | Nov 15, 2006 11:02:18 PM
What an excellent point Emmett - we got to beat them back across the mountain west back to the only place which can still handle their intense brand of big government conservatism.
Mitch McConnell is plain slimy. I look forward to that being one of the most public faces of the Republican Party.
Posted by: Landon Mascareñaz | Nov 16, 2006 7:14:25 PM
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