Hell, No! They Won’t Go!


Sen. Pat Roberts (KS) is now the eighth Republican senator to announce that they will not attend the GOP Convention in St. Paul, Minn., next month.

Roberts spokeswoman told the Topeka Capital Journal today that Roberts will be campaigning that week, finishing up his 105 county statewide tour during the convention week.

Original DVD cover.

Four others who’ve announced they won’t be attending are — Ted Stevens (AK), Elizabeth Dole (NC), Gordon Smith (OR), and Susan Collins (ME). All are running for re-election and are in close races. (Collins may have the easiest race, but she’s never been a close ally of McCain.)

Three other GOP senators who are retiring this year have also said they’ll skip the St. Paul festivities — Larry Craig (ID), Chuck Hagel (NE) and Wayne Allard (CO).

And the list could grow. Two more GOP senators locked in tough re-election races — John Sununu (NH) and Roger Wicker (MS) are still undecided about attending.

(CNN) – Another Senate Republican is officially skipping the party’s national convention next month, the latest sign vulnerable Republicans may be wary of linking themselves to the GOP brand this election cycle.

Pat Roberts, the two-term senator from Kansas who finds himself in a closer re-election bid than initially expected, won’t be on hand to see Sen. John McCain accept the Republican presidential nomination in Minneapolis, his spokesman Molly Haase confirmed to CNN.


Roberts’ decision comes a week after Republican Congressional Committee Chair Tom Cole reportedly suggested some embattled Republicans should steer clear of the GOP Convention.

According to a report in The Hill, the Oklahoma congressman also urged Republican lawmakers to feel free to criticize the party -– including prospective future colleagues — citing dismal congressional approval ratings. “These ratings are worse than we had on the eve of losing the majority,” he said. “Don’t be afraid to say you are disappointed in fellow Republicans… don’t hesitate to be anti-Washington, D.C.”



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17 responses to “Hell, No! They Won’t Go!

  1. nightowl724

    Excellent, nonnie!

    This whole situation – and your poster title reminded me of Suppose They Gave a War and Nobody Came?


  2. nightowl,
    i used that movie before, remember?

  3. nightowl724

    Oh, that was such a good one!!!!!

  4. is it just my monitor, or are the comments showing up in a very large font? also, is the sidebar showing up under the post instead of at the right like it usually is?

  5. nightowl724


    And, very weird…

  6. jeb

    I’d sign up on pay-per-view if the Rethug convention were broadcast and the only sound emanating was that of the echo of crickets in the empty convention center.

    How fitting for a party that has no substance, no one comes. I’m kinda dissapointed about Craig though. I’d have thought he would have wanted to prove his non-gayness by making through the airport without being busted this time.

    ROFLMAO indeed!

  7. s’okay now. it was my fault, and someone at the forums pointed me in the right direction so i could fix it.

  8. jeb,
    i think it is absolutely hilarious that they are avoiding the convention like the plague! the bonus rotlmao is that they have permission from the party to diss the party! 😆 you can’t make this stuff up!

  9. jeb

    Maybe it’s what makes me support politician’s who believe in people but I almost feel sorry for Johnny Mc in a way. He’s getting what he wanted – to be the nominee – but he’s really being setup to take the fall for how his fellow Rethugs have destroyed the country for the last eight years and he’ll go down in flames taking the blame for it all. Once again, slippery George will get off with a C and a pat on the back and Big Dick will just get richer.

  10. nightowl724

    Gee, nonnie. That’s better.

    the bonus rotlmao is that they have permission from the party to diss the party! 😆 you can’t make this stuff up!

    Hahahahahahahaha yourself!

    jeb, your comments about crickets, Craig, and Mc made me laugh, too.

  11. i don’t feel sorry for capt underpants in the least bit. he is so nasty that even those in his own party hate him. you reap what you sow.

  12. nightowl,
    i centered the rofl gif, but i didn’t put in a closing tag. that little thing is what made everything go all kerblooie.

  13. jlms qkw - jenn

    jeb –
    mccain is eating what he put on his own plate, imho.

    thx much nonnie!

  14. nightowl724

    nonnie, I’m delighted to know that you are human like the rest of the raisins! I mean… That didn’t come out right… Sigh… Never mind…

    Of course, I never mess up my closing tags.

  15. i agree, jenn. and may he choke on it.
    by the way, anyone notice a little something going on in the background?

  16. jeb

    Ah yes, Craig preparing his wide stance as he enters the “John”.

    Don’t get me wrong, I know he gets what he sows. I’m just saying he’s going to wind up with all the crap on his head and once again Incurious George skates away unblemished. That just pisses me off!

  17. finally someone noticed!! it took me forever to get that to look okay, and then nobody even saw him!

    i know what you meant, and i agree that it would be a damned shame if chimpy & co. walked away without so much as a slap on the wrist. however, i am not so sure it will work out that way. if the dems play their cards right, they will show that image of chimpy and captain u in that hug over and over and over again, making them inseparable, and then taking them both down together.