Carol Platt Liebau: Grow Up, Trent Lott

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Grow Up, Trent Lott

It's nothing short of amazing that -- a week after President Bush insults the Republican base -- Trent Lott would essentially behave the same way, showing more courtesy to Teddy Kennedy than to members of his own party.

What Lott, like many other members of the "let's get something done" caucus don't seem to understand is that many Americans would rather have no immigration bill than a bad one. It's not just about marking up a notch for a passed bill -- not if the bill would bring with it a host of undesirable consequences like enabling illegals from "countries of interest" to obtain permanent temporary residence within a business day.

In politics as well as in medicine, the Hippocratic Oath -- first, do no harm -- should have some resonance. It's just galling to see Trent Lott invest more emotional energy into condemning the Republicans who, in good conscience, oppose the immigration bill than he did denouncing Democratic obstruction in the Senate for years.

2 Comments:

Blogger rplat said...

Lott is still vindictively pouting over the loss of his senate leadership position and that says volumes about his maturity, character and ability to lead.

4:22 PM  
Blogger Marshall Art said...

We finally get to hear some passion out of Republicans and they end up yelling at other Republicans. Real nice, Trent. Take a hike.

11:34 PM  

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