Trent Lott Isn’t Hannitized

June 15, 2007

Oh brother, some politicians just say the oddest things:

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.”

At some point, Mr. Lott said, Senate Republican leaders may try to rein in “younger guys who are huffing and puffing against the bill.”

I noticed they were talking about this over at Hot Air.  They ain’t happy.

Alas, Trent Lott is NOT a “Great American“.

BTW- If Sean Hannity and I were ever on the same page about anything, it would probably be immigration.  New laws don’t inspire confidence because we aren’t really enforcing the laws we have now.  I’ve always assumed that America is, by law,  kind of like a gated community. People can go in and out, but there’s a protocol to be followed.  Right now our gates are being overrun.  To me that seems like a pretty simple concept, but maybe I just don’t know what the heck I’m talking about (I haven’t read the gazillion-page bill myself).

For the most part, I probably agree a bit with Lott here in a way.  Guys like Hannity would repeat statements alleging that the Democrats don’t want us “listening to terrorists” or some other outrageous spin on the topic of the day.  These programs just ooze spin.  Become a “Dittohead”!  Subscribe to the “Medved Memo”!  You haven’t been Hannitized!  Lets face it, if these on-air pundits aren’t controlling the opinion, they sure as hell make it look like they want to be.


  1. ChenZhen – Being somewhat older than you I tend to remember what politicians have said and (more importantly) done in the past when deciding whether to listen to them. Here’s a perfect example:
    1965 Ted Kennedy:

    “I want to comment on … what the bill will not do. First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually. Under the proposed bill, the present level of immigration remains substantially the same. …”

    “Secondly, the ethnic mix of this country will not be upset. … Contrary to the charges in some quarters, [this bill] will not inundate America with immigrants from any one country or area. …”

    “Thirdly, the bill will not permit the entry of subversive persons, criminals, illiterates or those with contagious disease. … As I noted a moment ago, no immigrant visa will be issued to a person who is likely to become a public charge. …”

    “The charges I have mentioned are highly emotional, irrational and with little foundation in fact. They are out of line with the obligations of responsible citizenship. They breed hate of our heritage. …”

    “The bill will not flood our cities with immigrants. It will not upset the ethnic mix of our society. It will not relax the standards of admission. It will not cause American workers to lose their jobs.”

    1986 Ted Kennedy:

    “This amnesty will give citizenship to only 1.3 million illegal aliens. We will secure the borders henceforth. We will never again bring forth an amnesty bill like this.”

    /Now I’m supposed to believe him this time for what reason?

  2. That’s a good post EC, but I wasn’t defending Kennedy in this thread. Like I stated above, I think I’m on your side on this.

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