Skip to main content

Newly-elected U.S. Senate Republican Whip Trent Lott (R-MS) remains silent among a throng of reporters after the new Republican Party Senate leadership presented themselves following secret voting on Capitol Hill in Washington November 15, 2006. Lott resigned as House majority leader in 2002 during a controversy over remarks that were seen as racially insensitive. REUTERS/Jason Reed
Even old Republican assholes can't stand today's Ted Cruz-led GOP.
More civil war:
"I'm of two minds," Lott said. "I'd like to be in the arena and help work something out. But it's gotten too nasty and too mean these days. I couldn't work with these guys."
When an asshole like Trent Lott shies away from the cesspool that is the GOP caucus, perhaps they've gone a teensy bit too far?
I asked Lott if his old GOP pals still serving in the Senate have lost control of their party. How do they feel about that? I inquired. Lott shook his head: "That Ted Cruz. They have to teach him something or cut his legs out from under him."
Everyone is so afraid, that a so-called "moderates revolt" in the House that was supposed to garner 20 votes ended up getting two. So yeah, no one is cutting Cruz's legs out from under him. At least not until we're closer to 2016, and Rand Paul is forced to act.

Originally posted to kos on Mon Sep 30, 2013 at 04:43 PM PDT.

Also republished by Daily Kos.

EMAIL TO A FRIEND X
Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags

?

More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Pat K California, GainesT1958, Alumbrados, Sylv, vicki, TXdem, RF, Bill in Portland Maine, fcvaguy, hester, melo, slinkerwink, Subterranean, Gooserock, TrueBlueMajority, Shockwave, Heimyankel, donna in evanston, eeff, LeftHandedMan, recentdemocrat, red moon dog, Bryce in Seattle, exNYinTX, Creosote, Heart of the Rockies, missLotus, susans, ask, CoolOnion, roses, splashy, sidnora, wader, lulusbackintown, jdmorg, Redfire, Texknight, SneakySnu, psnyder, NYC Sophia, Farugia, pat bunny, roseeriter, wdrath, defluxion10, chickeee, sancerre2001, Major Kong, zerelda, mungley, tomjones, NapaJulie, Josiah Bartlett, sebastianguy99, Longwing, Gowrie Gal, vcmvo2, bloomer 101, historys mysteries, democracy inaction, basquebob, dewtx, Tool, leftynyc, Alan Arizona, begone, hlee1169, Patriot Daily News Clearinghouse, myboo, cybersaur, profundo, bastrop, Naniboujou, Gottlieb, gpoutney, Rosaura, BlueMississippi, Clive all hat no horse Rodeo, va dare, blueoregon, Bernie68, Aaa T Tudeattack, Sapere aude, john07801, bluicebank, Cronesense, Habitat Vic, hawaii2, Loudoun County Dem, LSophia, Dartagnan, certainot, rantsposition, jayden, millwood, Librarianmom, janatallow, sable, on the cusp, TomP, Empower Ink, gizmo59, mconvente, also mom of 5, GAS, spacejam, Sixty Something, Youffraita, Involuntary Exile, bythesea, elwior, skohayes, lineatus, chazz509, Lujane, tofumagoo, royce, boatjones, smartdemmg, Jeff Y, Gemina13, OrdinaryIowan, bijoudesigncom, maggiejean, J M F, LinSea, juca, CanyonWren, CamillesDad1, followyourbliss, johnosahon, Munchkn, Tortmaster, Nannyberry, collardgreens, Larsstephens, Railfan, Just Bob, coppercelt, FogCityJohn, NJpeach, estreya, piers, Crabby Abbey, Polly Syllabic, Lost and Found, manyamile, Betty Pinson, kenwards, ericlewis0, stevenaxelrod, Actbriniel, slice, verdeo, annieli, misshelly, kerflooey, Front Toward Enemy, Bluefin, I love OCD, slowbutsure, lady blair, AuroraDawn, Mr MadAsHell, OhioNatureMom, CoExistNow, marleycat, thomask, smoothnmellow, IB JOHN, MinistryOfTruth, VTCC73, disconnect the dots, waiting for lefty, Miggles, SoCalSal, stlsophos, Chitown Kev, MichaelNY, allergywoman, ArtemisBSG, No one gets out alive, Monsieur Georges, hulibow, angry marmot, Siri, Eric Nelson, Joieau, a2nite, Deep Texan, Trotskyrepublican, This old man, rat racer, Glen The Plumber, this just in, CalBearMom, Blue Bell Bookworm, koosah, countwebb, poopdogcomedy, aresea, PALiberal1, howabout, Smoh, IndyinDelaware, BadKitties, Ishmaelbychoice, duhban, Kit RMP, patbahn, trkingmomoe, Gurnt, yaddyman

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site