Trent Lott (R-MS) has a deadline looming ahead of him: January 1st.
Earlier this year, the Democrats changed the law regulating lobbyists in Congress. There used to be a “time-out” period of one year for a member of Congress to leave and return as a scum-sucking lobbyist. The Democrats changed all of that by extending it to two years, enough time for at least one election cycle to pass through.
A law kicks in on January 1 that forbids lawmakers from lobbying for two years after leaving office. Those who leave by the end of 2007 are covered by the previous law, which demands a wait of only one year.
Lott, known most for his 2002 comments at racist/bigoted Republican Senator Strom Thurmond’s birthday. During the celbration, Lott noted that if Thurmond’s presidential election campaign would have succeeded, “we wouldn’t have had all of problems”; referencing the Civil Rights era, women’s rights and GLBT rights success over the past forty years. Sounds preposterous, I know. But the Senator isn’t the only Republican who feels that way. Michelle Malkin, who is an Asian American her self, ridicules Asian Americans by complaining that they stupidly vote Democrat and they smell like “stinky tofu”. Her foul-mouthed tranny sister Ann Coulter would agree, she believes women are too stupid to know how to vote and they should have their right to vote taken away!
Ahh, bliss. With the racism, sexism and their boiling cauldron of hate, it truly is no wonder why the GOP is so unpopular these days.
Lott, beating out the January 1 deadline, is going to join the ranks of Jack Abramoff as a lobbyist trying to win the hearts and minds of a Democratically controlled Congress in 2009.