Talk radio is running America. We have to deal with that problem.
Sen. Trent Lott (R-MS)
For the last fifteen years, talk radio has been at the beck and call of the Republican Party, happily distributing their talking points, rallying the troops, getting out the vote, and whipping up a lynch mob to bash traitorous liberals at a moment's notice. More than any other single force, talk radio has been responsible for keeping the Republicans in power for the last fifteen years. Now that they have taken a stand independent of the Party on one issue, immigration, they have become a problem that must be dealt with. Not only is Lott ungrateful, arrogant, and hypocritical, he's stunningly short sighted. If he breaks the power of talk radio over this one issue, where will he get a lynch mob next time he needs one?
In other words, he has my whole-hearted support to move forward on this.