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Chambliss May be GOP's Ultimate Test Case

Chris from Kalifornia Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 12:53 PM
There's no fiscal cliff. That is a boogeyman dreamed up by the parties and the press. We need the cuts in spending more than we need to keep the taxes from going up. That may sound contradictory compared to my other posts but the cuts NEED to be made. Yes, even the defense cuts. We need to get the heck out of the middle east and Germany, and Italy and Japan and any place or country who doesn't want to pay us the cost of maintaining our forces there. We need to station a bunch of those troops on our borders and keep people out who don't have a legal reason for coming in.

Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., was on cruise control to win a 2014 bid for re-election until he made a comment on a station in Macon, Ga., that ignited a political firestorm. In essence, Chambliss hedged on a prior pledge never to raise taxes, stating that in light of the "fiscal cliff" the country is facing, his devotion to the nation was more important than a 20-year-old statement or pledge. That's when the fireworks started.

The first to seize on the comment was tax-fighting lobbyist Grover Norquist, who suggested that voters in the Peach State should hold Chambliss...