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‘Top GOP Senator’ Freaks the Hell Out Over Mitt Romney’s Michigan Meltdown

Posted on | February 17, 2012 | 50 Comments

Who is this “prominent Republican senator” who thinks Rick Santorum would “lose 35 states” if he got the nomination? Who is this vicious backstabbing crapweasel who wants to DRAFT JEB BUSH?

Lindsey Graham? John Cornyn? Mitch McConnell?

Inquiring minds want to know.


50 Responses to “‘Top GOP Senator’ Freaks the Hell Out Over Mitt Romney’s Michigan Meltdown”

  1. McGehee
    February 17th, 2012 @ 9:50 pm

    One of the gals from Maine, is my guess.

  2. Multimedia Group
    February 17th, 2012 @ 9:51 pm

    There is likely a long list of potential crapweasels.  In fact, there are very few GOP senators who don’t fit into the above category.  

  3. Dan Collins
    February 17th, 2012 @ 9:53 pm

    Poor things are just getting a glimpse of  how traumatized they’re going to be.

  4. OldNuc
    February 17th, 2012 @ 9:54 pm

    Thats just what we need, more Bush dynasty.  NOT!

  5. Liberty Jane
    February 17th, 2012 @ 9:55 pm

    Jeb Bush will never win. Why in the world would people want a dynasty? It’s ridiculously against our nature, isn’t it?

  6. K-Bob
    February 17th, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    I swear, these “GOP” types seem determined to screw up this country so bad that the only way out is the worst.

  7. Mike G.
    February 17th, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

     I vote for that damn crapweasel Lindsey Graham. Can’t wait ’til we vote that sorry excuse out of office!

  8. smitty
    February 17th, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    @rsmccain:disqus No one has mentioned your illustrious cousin, who has been shot down all sorts of ways; yea, verily, to the attainment of knowledge thereof.

  9. ThePaganTemple
    February 17th, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

    I’m surprised no one here has mentioned Mike DeWine, who just today switched his support from Romney to Santorum. Not a small deal, as DeWine is current Ohio AG, and a former Senator and Lieutenant Governor of Ohio. He was also one of the biggest damn RINOs in the Senate, which makes his switch to Santorum all the more remarkable, but evidently he was butt hurt because he could never get a personal private meeting with Romney. Even at that, its pretty noteworthy. Guys like him usually go for the safe bet, because they’re looking for them some payback.

    As for who this is, just narrow it down from all the Senators who have yet to endorse somebody.

  10. ThePaganTemple
    February 17th, 2012 @ 11:37 pm

     He’s endorsed Romney, and according to the article the Senator in question has yet to make an endorsement.

  11. smitty
    February 17th, 2012 @ 11:40 pm

    Oh, very good. Missed that detail.

  12. AnonymousDrivel
    February 17th, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

    Um,  Prominent Republican Senator… please to shut your piehole when around the MFM.

    More stupid from The Stupid Party™.

  13. Mike
    February 18th, 2012 @ 12:27 am

    I consider myself a libertarian conservative who thinks that Obama is an economic-moron, but there is zero chance of Santorum winning the election.  If he is the nominee, Obama will win 40 states.  

  14. Dave C
    February 18th, 2012 @ 12:31 am

    Never underestimate the stupidity of the GOP.

    They picked their chosen boy who just so happened to be the Grandfather of ObamaCare.  Which makes one wonder if they are really serious about repealing ObamaCare because it’s off the table now.

    Second, if they go for a brokered convention and pick Jeb, yeah, there will be four more years of Obama. 

  15. Bob Belvedere
    February 18th, 2012 @ 12:37 am

    I didn’t know Miss Graham was from Maine!

  16. Adjoran
    February 18th, 2012 @ 1:05 am

     Back in the ’90s, most observers thought Jeb was the sharp brother and would be the one to run for President.  He would probably do a good job, but I can’t see any way he could win this year – too soon after Dubya departed with the two-termer’s typical end-of-term low ratings.  Besides, people would vote against him just for giving Jesse Jackson the chance to come out again with “Stay out de Bushes!”

    If I had to bet, it would be on either Chambliss or Isakson from Georgia.  I don’t think either of them has endorsed, and neither is the sharpest knife in the drawer.

  17. Adjoran
    February 18th, 2012 @ 1:07 am

     I’m surprised Stacy hasn’t been flaunting it, too, but maybe it’s because Rick is the third choice already.  DeWine endorsed Pawlenty before Romney.

    Mike was a fine conservative in the House, but it the Senate he was blown with the wind.  Looks like he hasn’t lost the habit. 

  18. Thomas L. Knapp
    February 18th, 2012 @ 1:17 am

    Only 35 states? I’d be surprised if he won more than five.

  19. EBL
    February 18th, 2012 @ 2:35 am

    I do not think Lidsay is so enamored of Jeb, I am going with Mitch McConnell.

  20. EBL
    February 18th, 2012 @ 2:37 am

    I suspect Cousin John would love to see Mitt get the nomination and then not do as well as he did in 2008.  A friggin cherry on this career that would be.  

  21. Adjoran
    February 18th, 2012 @ 2:44 am

     Of course, Obama’s only chance is to make the election about the Republican, demonizing the opponent as a tool not only to turn swing voters but also to motivate his disillusioned base voters. 

    Santorum would be pilloried on the social issues – not fairly, but made to appear extreme even where he holds the same position as Obama and the majority of Americans like on gay marriage.  But he is articulate in defending those values, and would have a target-rich environment for counterattack on the economy.

    But, yes, he would be an underdog.  He seems to do well from that starting position, though.  And he hasn’t spent the last 20 years alienating the electorate like Newt has.

    If the economy deteriorates much, any Republican could beat Obama.  If it improves much, no Republican could.

  22. Thomas L. Knapp
    February 18th, 2012 @ 3:03 am

    I was unaware that Santorum supports same sex marriage, as 53% of Americans do (as of last June, the last poll I saw on it). Good on him, I guess.

    Right now, it will take some kind of massive catastrophe or downturn for Obama to dip below 400 electoral votes.

  23. ThePaganTemple
    February 18th, 2012 @ 6:52 am

     Uh, the point was Obama is (supposedly) opposed to same sex marriage, not that Santorum is in favor of it.

  24. ThePaganTemple
    February 18th, 2012 @ 6:54 am

    Whoever this is, I’m guessing its somebody who served in the Senate with Santorum and has some animosity towards him. What about Dick Luger? Orrin Hatch? 

  25. A Stephens
    February 18th, 2012 @ 7:21 am

    4 states.
    Lose 35 states.
    Lose 40 states.

    The effing Democrat party and feces flinging media is the organ grinder while “deep thinkers” like those who predict the tripe above are monkeys on a leash.  You fools create your own outcomes.

    Don’t want to fight back, fine, then get the hell out of the way, you’re giving the enemy cover.

  26. Paul Zummo
    February 18th, 2012 @ 7:50 am

    Sigh.  I hate to do this . . . again.  But, there are no less than 19-21 states, at a minimum, that any GOP nominee will win.  Please tell me which of the following states Santorum will lose: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

  27. Paul Zummo
    February 18th, 2012 @ 7:53 am

    A majority of Americans opposed the Prop 8 ruling in California, a strange poll result if a majority of Americans support gay marriage.  And you know who else opposes gay marriage?  President Barack Hussein Obama.

    And I’ve said multiple times already, the absolute floor for any GOP nominee is about 20 states, representing about close to 200 electoral votes.  The idea that Santorum  or any GOP nominee will lose in a Goldwater or even Dukakis-like blowout is absolutely not grounded in reality.

  28. ThePaganTemple
    February 18th, 2012 @ 8:43 am

    I think I’ve figured it out. I bet its that asshole from Texas who heads the RNCC. Is that Cornyn? I always get him mixed up with McCain’s colleague from Arizona. But the Texas guy would fit. As head of the RNCC or whatever it is he’s the head of, he wouldn’t want to go on record as endorsing a particular candidate, so would probably only agree to speak “off the record”. Plus, well, Texas and the Bushes.

  29. MattBX
    February 18th, 2012 @ 8:46 am

    I smell an Alaskan rat.

  30. Blake
    February 18th, 2012 @ 9:59 am

    Yeah, Murkowski is enough of a RINO to stab conservatives in the back.

  31. MattBX
    February 18th, 2012 @ 10:14 am

     Yep, she is. But it’s not her, and others,  RINOness I’m worried about. It’s the “hack politician DNA” that dictates they must settle scores. And she’s got quite a few to settle after 2010.

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  33. Charles
    February 18th, 2012 @ 11:34 am

    Exactly, Jeb might well lose all 50 states.

  34. PhillyCon
    February 18th, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    Would you consider Dick Lugar or Orrin Hatch a “top Republican?”  Maybe, its someone in leadership like McConnell.  He’s perfecting the art of “folding.”

  35. PhillyCon
    February 18th, 2012 @ 11:58 am

    That’s my guess too.

  36. PhillyCon
    February 18th, 2012 @ 12:05 pm

    Anyone see this?  The “top” GOP idiot really wants this?

  37. DaveO
    February 18th, 2012 @ 12:23 pm

    I’m thinking it’s Cornyn. He won’t make an endorsement, but his actions and the results of his actions are pure Establishment, and Santorum and Paul are not full members yet.

  38. A Stephens
    February 18th, 2012 @ 12:35 pm

    Wow!  Interesting he mentions cars.  He’s all over the road there.  Dude, look out, you’re about to hit a tree!  Or drive into a lake. 

  39. richard mcenroe
    February 18th, 2012 @ 1:00 pm

    Anonymous ID’d as Senator Poosay Waterytripes (R-DC)

  40. Thomas L. Knapp
    February 18th, 2012 @ 1:47 pm

    A lot of Americans oppose courts setting aside laws passed by legislatures or in referenda, regardless of the content of those laws. For example, I know “pro-choice” people who hate Roe v. Wade.

    I’m not an Obama supporter by any stretch of the imagination, but I doubt (based on his actions, such as dropping the federal defense of DOMA on a lower appellate ruling) that he actually opposes marriage.

    Nor do I think that the 2012 presidential election will turn on marriage as an issue, or for that matter on issues per se at all. Obama will win not because he’s a great president (he’s not), but because he’s the incumbent and his major opposition is in disarray.

  41. Adjoran
    February 18th, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

     Better start saving up your nickels, then.  It will take at least a $3 million war chest to seriously challenge him in a primary – IF you can find an SC Republican willing to try.

    Andre Bauer would do it, but he couldn’t win.

  42. Adjoran
    February 18th, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

     Both of them are more concerned with their own reelections.  And whatever you think of them, neither is given to the sort of frantic panic described.

  43. are6729
    February 18th, 2012 @ 2:32 pm

    i’d love to cut your face into shreds.

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  45. richard mcenroe
    February 18th, 2012 @ 5:54 pm

    Cornyn is NRSC.  With Carly Fiorina.

  46. Mary
    February 18th, 2012 @ 6:34 pm

    If the “top gop senator’ or the MSM huckster pushing this horse puckey think Jeb would fare better at winning than Romney, they’ve got another thing coming. We wouldn’t let the Obama campaign get to expose Jeb’s record of corruption and criminal behavior, we’d beat them to the punch.. and we’ve got much more than his criminal, anti-American wife and drug addicted spawn Jeb’s got bank scandals, real estate fraud, pay for play, and more than just the savings and loan scandal dirty business he was up to with his pedophile brother Neil.  We will never let Jeb step in to service the Saudi royals, the way Papa Bush did, at our expense. That gravy train is long gone. We’re not going to let Romney or Jeb and their establishment hacks steal our election. In all candor, should the ‘top gop senator’ step forward, I’m sure plenty of people on our side who would be glad to campaign against him or her.

    I want Santorum, he’s the best candidate, and he can wipe the floor with Obama. What the establishment want is, to step in to the same deal Obama and the democrats have going, they don’t care about the US or we, the people. Obama fears Santorum because he can’t beat Santorum, Santorum focuses on a lazer light on that empty suit. Romney, Gingrich and yes, most especially Jeb Bush act as an affirmation for Obama’s corruption

  47. Quartermaster
    February 18th, 2012 @ 7:59 pm

    McConnell and Cornyn are very good guesses. McConnell used to be a decent conservative. Since he married his young Chinese wife and “advanced” to the Senate, he’s become worse than a squish. Cornyn has always been an untrustworthy squish.

    Fortunately, they are unlikely to get their way. If they were to were to try to broker a convention, and bring some establishment candidate out of it, the conservatives would abandon them. They would do so even if it meant Obama winning, and they know that. 

    The base is sick of their ways, and they’re generally running scared. The TEA Party is actually more of a shock to the GOP establishment than to the Dems, and is a real threat to their possession of the levers of power and preferment. They are rent seekers, and they thrive no matter who wins.

  48. Mike
    February 18th, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    Rick Santorum will never be elected president. There is not a majority of people in enough states who want to elect a theocrat who has disdain for people who prefer liberty. They will realize that Santorum prefers a government as big as Obama prefers, just run by religious people instead.

  49. Quartermaster
    February 18th, 2012 @ 8:04 pm

    You’ve nailed DeWine. The GOP base in Ohio detested the man, but the GOP establishment (which is RINO to its core) loved him. Same with King George Voinovich, another Ohio GOP RINO. It was a good thing to get them out of the Senate, even with the price that was paid to do it. At least we knew Glen and Metzenbaum would stab us in teh chest. DeWine and Voinovich repeatedly stabbed us in the back.

  50. Mike G.
    February 18th, 2012 @ 8:06 pm

    I don’t know…if a person started right now with a web page and a tip jar, they might be able to do it. The only people who could possibly still want Graham in the Senate all live around Charleston and some in Columbia. The rest of the state is damn sick of him and his crapweasel ways.