Saxby Chambliss(R-Ga) First Rat To Abandon Honor

So if his word means nothing after 20 years, I wonder what the Constitution means to him. Or, his marriage vows. Does anyone here believe that negotiating the ‘fiscal cliff’ will reduce our national debt in any way? He is accepting the liberal narrative that tax cuts/breaks cost the government money. He is moving left, as most Republicans will soon do.

A top Republican senator is casting aside an anti-tax pledge he signed, saying that solving the country’s looming fiscal crisis is more important than honoring the decades-old pact.

Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., broke ranks with other conservatives Wednesday when he made the remarks to a local television station. Chambliss is a member of the Gang of Six, a bipartisan group of senators tasked with finding a solution to the country’s fiscal woes.

“I care more about my country than I do about a 20-year-old pledge,” he told WMAZ-TV. “If we do it his way then we’ll continue in debt, and I just have a disagreement with him about that.”

Congress and the White House face a year-end deadline to reach a deal that staves off an avalanche of tax increases and deep cuts in government programs – commonly referred to now as the “fiscal cliff.”

Chambliss signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge, authored by conservative activist Grover Norquist and embraced by the majority of congressional Republican lawmakers. In it, Norquist, an anti-tax lobbyist and head of Americans for Tax Reform, does not allow for tax rates to rise.

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9 Responses to Saxby Chambliss(R-Ga) First Rat To Abandon Honor

  1. Greg B says:

    Makes him just like the repub turncoats who voted for bammycare.
    Really, not much more I can take from these quiffs.

  2. PhoneGuy says:

    To accept that this action means anything in the big picture is to acknowledge the article’s description of Chambliss as a “top GOP senator” as fact. Something that has never been true.

  3. James says:

    The word “compromise” is being used. Compromise means “breach.” When a dam is compromised, you get out of the flood plain!

    When a burglar is caught stealing, you don’t allow him to take more loot just because his drug addiction needs have escalated.

    The fallacy argument here is “America is more important than breaking a 20 year old no tax increase pledge.” The Pledge IS part of the plan to save America. Taxes do not create prosperity.

    Another Fallacy is that raising taxes on the “rich” will solve the spending crisis. There simply never will be enough money to ever cure all the worlds ills when uncoupled to cost.

    The root of America’s problem is moral, not fiscal. Fifty one percent of Americans now believe in stealing from someone else to support their desire for what they think will be a life of leisure.

  4. notamobster says:

    Amen, James.

    They’ll never tax enough to cover the profligate spending. Spending – not lower taxes – is the real issue. We will never see the peaceful, controlled unwinding of our debt.


    Our political class lacks the courage.

    Our people lack the desire (since 51% of them want someone else to pay for their subsistence)and moral fiber.

  5. notamobster says:

    Phoneguy – most important to me, in this story, is the fact that the guy doesn’t think he needs to honor an oath he took, simply because it is old.

    Marriage. Constitution. Etc. He is using the fiscal cliff nonsense as political cover to retreat to the left, just as the majority of the GOP will do. Mark my words.

    The current GOP leadership under George W Bush were nothing more than Obama-lite. Liberals in spirit, republicans fiscal conservatives in name only.

  6. PhoneGuy says:

    Notamobster – I agree with you 100%. My problem – and I have to admit it is actually MY problem – is that I don’t seem to be surprised anymore when someone surrenders all sense of honor for the simple way out of a problem. The old adage “Character is what you do when no one is around to watch you” doesn’t even seem to apply to most policitians today. It’s the “wet-the-finger-and-stick-it-in-the-air” manner of living your life. How can you trust the heart of a person who trades a cliche for his honor. It’s worrisome. And so damn disappointing.

  7. notamobster says:

    I’m not surprised by it, either. I will, however, continue to point it out and call dirtbags on their dirtbaggery.

    I refuse to concede honor, intgrity, and living in a moral society – for political expedience or any other reason – without a fight.

    I’m a dinosaur. I know that one day… hold that thought.

  8. Greg B says:

    Both King & Graham say they are going to cave also.

  9. Uke says:

    Angus King is, as most of us from the Northeast knew, a center-leftist. It was all a show for him to claim that he might still caucus with the right side. He said for quite some time that he couldn’t be sure.

    I knew right from the get go that he’d be caucusing with the left wing. It is what it is. He was always far closer to leftist ideology than aligned with the right.