The continuation of "pass the buck"

@laglen (19783)
United States
November 11, 2010 9:24am CST
Representative Spencer Bachus (R-Alabama) says that it is Sarah Palin's fault that the Republicans did not take controls of the Senate. http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/spencer-bachus-palin-cost-us-control-of-the-senate-20101109 It couldnt be their message. Or their candidates, or their politics, or their actions..... Its all _________'s (insert name here) fault.
9 responses
@jb78000 (15178)
11 Nov 10
at least it isn't me that is getting blamed this time.
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• United States
11 Nov 10
Good to see you haven't been drawn and quartered by those loons up your way. I also notice that there's not much 'round here about it. Maybe I'll check again, though.
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@jb78000 (15178)
11 Nov 10
do you know what 'loons' means up this way? (well a little further north)
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@spalladino (17927)
• United States
11 Nov 10
Could you be referring to "boyfriends" by any chance, blue bunny? matersfish, I seriously doubt that jb would associate with young men who were into that kind of thing. She's never struck me as a blue bondage bunny.
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@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
11 Nov 10
They are going to have to do something if they don't want Palin to win the Nomination for the party as many of the upper Republicans find her well lets just say not to their liking so they are wanting to some how throw her under the bus and get here approval rating among their numbers down. She current;y holds like a 89% approval rating according to a poll I saw. (I know I am quoting a poll) They are going to start flinging some mud at here soon I think as well if they don't want her to win they are going to have to blame all of their problems on her and hope that by 2012 they have ruined her voice and can put up a canidate they think will have a chance against Obama the only things is they are running the risk of spliting their party before it gets to 2012 so by 2012 the Republican (GOP) could be in a civil war. Which will give Obama the upper hand in a lot of ways and hopefully maybe a third party if the Republicans end up having to fight one of their own or at least someone who has a lot of GOP support from voters of the GOP at least.
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• United States
11 Nov 10
I really hope and pray they don't run her. I don't think they will, they basically sabotaged her in 2008. I love her and all and I respect what she tried to do, just as much as I respect Hillary and Geraldine Ferraro (I know there are many many others). But Sarah has become such a target it would be too easy to pick her apart and loose support. We would just be handing over the presidency - again.
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@dark_joev (3043)
• United States
12 Nov 10
Yeah I hope that Obama at least has a challenge to get reelected but her it will be nothing but look Sarah said this today. And what it seems like right now is the Republicans are distancing themselves away from her by having Bush (Didn't like his policies but he does love this country and stood by what he thought the counrty needed just as I believe Obama is doing) say that she is not fit for being President that will be a huge hurdle for her to go over with a sound bit from the Former President stating "Sarah is unfit for president" I mean that will be used against her by not just Dems if she won the nomination and was going after Obama in 2012 but also by fellow Republicans and also this will split the Christan Right by having Bush who was a Christan Right supported President state she isn't fit for the job. Now Personally I believe the only people that might be fit for a Job like the President of the United States doesn't come from any one in the Political Arena or entered the Political Arena. I think CEO's of Fortune 500 companies that where either the Founders of the Company or brought the company up from bankrupcy something like that or a Military General and I am talking 4 star type you know where they control a whole battle group or are in control of several fleets of ships or divisons of troops. Something like that. They might have enough experience for the Job. Our Nation needs a CEO/Entrepreneur or a General that raised through the Ranks to be in the Highest office and the CEO and Entrepreneur would know how to work the problem and so would the General where politicans seem to be unable to get this concept down of working the Problem in stead the Problems work them as they don't try to get to the cause they just try to use bandaids to fix it for a while.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
They have set her up to be ripped apart. But to blame her for them losing the Senate just proves how powerful and popular she is. Just gauging by the people here on Mylot that like to target her, well lets just say, I find it amusing to no end. Nobody is perfect but goodness sakes, there are better people to run for President than what the parties put out there.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
11 Nov 10
Of course, it's easy to place blame, but he's wrong. The Republicans need to clean up their act and stop acting like democrats. Especially in the case of Sharron Angle, there was so much of dirty Harry's tricks and machinations, that I don't think anyone really had a "fair and equal" chance of an honest and clean win. I find it deeply disturbing that Reid, Pelosi, Frank, Boxer, and, of course, the usurper are still there. Great and incisive discussion, laglen!
@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
Thank you Epicure and I agree, it is the Republicans fault they lost.
@epicure35 (2822)
• United States
13 Nov 10
It's hard to know the "full truth" of this past election, especially. I'm in touch with those who monitor vote tabulation, and they say "flipping the vote" is easy. Additionally the dishonesty of politicians on both sides and the almighty dollar are factors. But, I have to give it to the democrats for being outright traitors in installing an illegal alien into the WH and doing the bidding of George Soros and other criminal America haters, including, of course, the usurper. The Republicans are just plain stupid to have allowed this (except for any among them actually RINO and in league with the democrats), but they now have a chance to set things right and, maybe, save what remains of a free America. Pray and call Congress, as many of us do, and demand they rid us of the scourge of Obama, Pelosi, Reid, Frank, Boxer et. al. They all belong in jail for defrauding and disenfranchising the American people.
@gewcew23 (8012)
• United States
12 Nov 10
Representative Spencer Bachus said that because it was her fault or at lest her choice of candidates to support during the primary that cost the GOP control of the Senate. When you do everything you can to get candidates elected who can't win in their state while helping to defeat candidates that could win and you do this enough times to prevent the GOP from retaking the Senate it does become Sarah's fault.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I really dont see it that way, I see it more as the people they were running and the campaigns they were running
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
11 Nov 10
A politician blaming someone else for something? Why...I've never heard of such a thing! Their scripts might have been adjusted to meet the mood of the voters but they're still politicians.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I agree, and I am just trying to point out or call to the carpet so every body else sees it. It is unacceptable whether it is a Republican or a Democrat doing it.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
11 Nov 10
Well, I guess he ran out of people in Congress to point to and scream "SOCIALIST!" So now he's aiming it at Palin just to aim it. But are we sure he means Palin Palin or does he think, like so many bozos, Tina Fey's Palin is Palin? Can we give him a Palin litmus test before deciding whether or not he should be waterboarded? (I threw that one in for Lefty and her twin there up above me.) It's probably Bush's fault. If he wasn't promoting that books full of LIES LIES LIES, then Republicans would have won EVERY seat! Democrats not in an election year would have realized how utterly awesome these bozo Republicans are and would have stepped down. If only!
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I think he is just aiming and screaming because the theme on Capital Hill is "pass the buck" or "its not my fault". It is sick, if you live your life this way, it goes badly so why do these people get rewarded for it.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
11 Nov 10
Bachus, et al, better stop the complaining/blaming and get to work or he'll/they'll be the next ones gone in 2012. I'm not crazy about either party, so they'd better get their acts together. I'll be watching what this Legislative Branch does closely over the next two years. I'll tell them how well they've done in 2012. At least in 2012, I get to vote for a new Senator; this year I didn't get the chance. Same goes for the Executive Branch.
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I agree, he just pounded a nail in his own campaign
@afarrell1 (261)
• United States
11 Nov 10
that's just stupid. As a republican sometimes I am really ashamed of my party, and the truth be told the republican's are loosing seats to independents and sometimes dems by republican voters because the republican candidate doesn't hold to conservative values. I like to think most people are capable of intelligent thought and vote not just according to party but according to which candidate represents your beliefs the best. Anyone who just votes party without researching shouldn't be voting at all And the name blame goes both sides, how much longer do we have to hear about the president's inherited problems - it's been two years - get on with it and take some responsibility yourself already. Stop blaming Bush for our current woes. and I about fell out of my chair when they blamed Halliburton for the gulf coast oil spill.
@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
I agree, I think taking a bit of responsibility would go a long way in my book.
@Taskr36 (13926)
• United States
11 Nov 10
To best understand this, you must think like Homer Simpson. "It's easy to blame ourselves, but it's even EASIER to blame Sarah Palin!" http://www.shoutmouth.com/index.php/news/30_Homer_Simpson_Quotes_That_Could_Be_Emo
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@laglen (19783)
• United States
12 Nov 10
beautiful quotes! love em and especially the Sarah Palin one! Thank you