Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) is leaving the Senate at the end of this term. His stated reason is that he is frustrated with Washington. His more likely reason: he will be challenged from the right. You see, Georgia thinks he’s too liberal because Chambliss was one of the Gang of Six, and was willing to concede the need for new revenue (taxes) as part of any deal. Also, Chamblis voted for the fiscal cliff agreement.
So let’s look at that old commie’s record: Chamblis has an A+ rating from the NRA, a 100% rating from the Xristian Xrazie National Right to Life Committee (and a 0% rating from NARAL), 100% from Americans for Tax Reform, and the Human Rights Campaign hates him. Clearly, Chambliss is a pinko socialist communist and he must be destroyed.
You may recall Chambliss from Chimpy’s Reign of Error as the man who ran against triple amputee and decorated war hero Max Cleland in 2002 and how infamously morphed Cleland’s picture into Osama Bin Laden.
So who, you might ask, will be nutty enough to replace him?
At least two GOP House members from Georgia, Paul Broun of Athens (Science is a lie from the pit of Hell; and you recall he ran unopposed for re-election) and Tom Price of Roswell (BFF of guns everywhere, who is now calling for expanded mental health coverage–and against Obamacare–to keep everyone’s guns safe), have been contemplating primary challenges to Chambliss
“A decision from Price is expected sooner rather than later. More members of Congress – including Phil Gingrey of Roswell and Tom Graves of Ranger – are certain to consider the race now that it lacks an incumbent. In the state Capitol, one name has already popped up — that of state Sen. Ross Tolleson, a Republican who hails from former U.S. senator Sam Nunn’s home town of Perry.
Talk radio host Herman Cain, a GOP candidate for president who began his political career in Georgia with a 2004 run for the U.S. Senate, quickly removed himself from consideration this morning. But don’t rule out former House speaker Newt Gingrich.