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Monday, July 19, 2010

Tapscott: Trent Lott "Hates Tea Party"

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2010, 09:30 AM

"Any possible shred of doubt remaining in anybody's mind about former Senate GOP leader Trent Lott's true allegiance have now been definitively removed," writes Mark Tapscott at the Washington Examiner. "Lott is a paid tool of the Washington Establishment who hates the Tea Party and all other insurgents who have had it with politics-as-usual."

"'We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples. As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them,' Lott told The Washington Post in an incredibly revealing story," says Tapscott, who is editor of the editorial page at the Examiner.

Why target Jim DeMint? Because, Tapscott continues, "Sen. Jim DeMint . . . is the South Carolina conservative Republican who last year formed the Senate Conservatives Fund to back precisely the kind of insurgent conservative Senate candidates most feared by the Lotts of the world."

As Tapscott sees it, "Lott's quote points to the all-too-familiar GOP-losers mentality that GOP officials can just go on as it did in the years before they lost their congressional majorities in the Senate and House, talking the talk of limited government without having to actually walk the walk with their votes."

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