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Sen. Ayotte offers GOP
an influential new voice

Washington Post, by Rosalind S. Helderman

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/1/2012 12:21:41 AM

The three Republican senators emerged grim-faced from a basement meeting room in the Capitol on Tuesday and took turns before a bank of televisions cameras, blasting away at the Obama administration for its handling of the deadly attack on an American outpost in Benghazi, Libya. The first two were prominent national security heavyweights, Arizona’s John McCain and Lindsey O. Graham of South Carolina. Then the third senator, Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, stepped forward. A freshman in her second year and ranked 99th in seniority, Ayotte said she had not been swayed by the administration’s efforts

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 12/1/2012 12:34:59 AM     (No. 9042391)

Ayotte kind of reminds me of the female version of Mitch McConnell with that deer in the headlights look on her face.....

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Reply 2 - Posted by: iamtinman, 12/1/2012 1:13:20 AM     (No. 9042412)

#1 go troll somewhere else. She´s smart, personable, obviously takes her job seriously, and is not b*** ugly in stark contrast to many of those women on the other side of the aisle. As far as experience, the dems nominated and elected president with virtually none.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: ocjim, 12/1/2012 2:44:04 AM     (No. 9042456)

She and other Republican women need to step up even more these days, as the Dems continue to cynically harangue the notion of a Republican Party of old white men.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/1/2012 2:54:53 AM     (No. 9042461)

Can´t help but note that the WhiteWash Post chose to skip over remarks from the Senators it characterised as "prominent national security heavyweights" in favor of "a freshman in her second year and ranked 99th in seniority."

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Mike PHX, 12/1/2012 3:16:08 AM     (No. 9042467)

Seriously...this chick has balls.
Love her!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/1/2012 3:43:27 AM     (No. 9042473)

All eyes on her right now (critical ones from the look of things here) and she is new to this intense spotlight so I believe the very best about her and for her. She may surprise her critics! Go Senator Ayotte!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Trigger2, 12/1/2012 4:52:00 AM     (No. 9042490)

At least Ayotte has a working brain. That´s more than you can say about Peelousy, Murray, Waters, etc.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: LZK, 12/1/2012 7:35:13 AM     (No. 9042562)

Why is it that republican women seem to "have it together" -- where/as the demorat women are all bitter/angry/unattractive and down/right mean....

Hmmmmmmmmmm?

LZK

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Reply 9 - Posted by: mws50, 12/1/2012 7:55:43 AM     (No. 9042580)

Wait til you get a load of our new Texas Senator, Ted Cruz, America.

Looks like Ted Cruz will get along with Senator Ayotte just fine.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Janjan, 12/1/2012 8:09:44 AM     (No. 9042600)

Because #8, liberal women have to fight for respect from their own party. They are props - along with the blacks, hispanics, gays, etc.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rinktum, 12/1/2012 8:09:50 AM     (No. 9042602)

Is the Presidency the only goal of a politician? If anyone on either side of the aisle is promising in the least, talk begins about running for a president. The public servants in Washington need to realize that they are there to do a job that we pay them to do. Stop with the politicking long enough to try and save this country. Just do the job you were sent to do.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: privateer, 12/1/2012 8:11:37 AM     (No. 9042605)

That´s rich for Louisiana-purchased $2-Mary Landrieu to take potshots at her!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: andyboy, 12/1/2012 8:13:13 AM     (No. 9042610)

This is what the GOP needs -- not a bunch of race-pandering, big-spending, reach-across-the-aisle Democrate Lites.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: 4freedom, 12/1/2012 8:39:02 AM     (No. 9042645)

If you can stomach it read the comments after the article, this is what we are up against, progressives are such sweet hearts.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: vanimal, 12/1/2012 9:09:26 AM     (No. 9042699)

Ayotte is an Excellent Senator. She won election with more than 60% of the vote. She was a popular Attn. General of NH with lots of convictions. Taking down the bad guys is what she does. She is a military wife who is tough as nails but comes across as one of us "Joe Lunch Pail" She is going places.

#1 you don´t know what you are talking about. I agree with #2.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Mazeman, 12/1/2012 9:18:54 AM     (No. 9042722)

This NH constituent has had a crush on her since BEFORE she became a senator.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/1/2012 9:23:36 AM     (No. 9042733)

The all turn eventually, they want to be liked and invited to gay DC events. It´s in the water. This IS a Washington Post article by the way.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Judy W., 12/1/2012 9:59:29 AM     (No. 9042819)



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Reply 19 - Posted by: Judy W., 12/1/2012 10:01:53 AM     (No. 9042825)

She is more than a national security conservative. She spoke at the Heritage Foundation a couple of years ago and she is an all-´round conservative. And obviously tough. But the Dems are going to start destroying her -- can´t have a woman as the face of the GOP, you know.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: JAN, 12/1/2012 10:03:02 AM     (No. 9042829)

Ayotte is a national treasure. We need to call her office, let her know we support her.

She has promised to put a hold on any nomination for Sec of State until we get the full story of Benghazzi murders.

Bless this woman. She has uncommon courage.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: rc1776, 12/1/2012 10:03:53 AM     (No. 9042832)

Good. We needed a sane conservative voice among the respend0kans. Who is the other one?

Ala Akbar Yaw´all happy dancing taxpayers

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Chuzzles, 12/1/2012 10:24:22 AM     (No. 9042884)

An evil and hard heart with no soul is what makes liberals ugly #8. They embrace their corruption with such joy it is very sad to watch.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: planetgeo, 12/1/2012 10:37:10 AM     (No. 9042913)

Seems like the only Republicans who act like real men these days are women.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Gale, 12/1/2012 10:49:03 AM     (No. 9042945)

I look forward to Sen. Cruz´s Senate debut and Sen. Marco Rubio´s speeches all the time.


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Reply 25 - Posted by: Screwgun, 12/1/2012 11:09:22 AM     (No. 9042986)

Quick. Name the other senator from New Hampshire. Exactly.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Arby, 12/1/2012 11:13:09 AM     (No. 9042996)

Compare her with the idiots on the other side of the aisle. OMG, Boxer (!?!), Warren (How!).

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Reply 27 - Posted by: RancherJack, 12/1/2012 11:14:07 AM     (No. 9042998)

#17 for the win.

I can´t believe after so many times desperately praying there´s a pony under there, the majority of "conservatives" keep dipping their pens in the Republican Well of Hope.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: Analyn, 12/1/2012 11:21:28 AM     (No. 9043017)

#1 Just goes to show you ain’t never too old to learn new ways of being stupid.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/1/2012 11:25:15 AM     (No. 9043025)

#27, the mixed metaphor doesn´t make much sense, but if you´re saying that Ayotte is, or soon will be, a sell-out, then by that definition, any conservative will sell out. So why bother voting at all?

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Reply 30 - Posted by: LadyHen, 12/1/2012 12:19:55 PM     (No. 9043092)

She may be a wonderful person and completely legit but I dislike the LIBERAL Progressive Obama fawning eunuchs at the WaPo "hand picking" who we Conservatives should be excited about. They don´t exactly have our best interest at heart, now do they?

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Reply 31 - Posted by: nevernaught, 12/1/2012 1:50:51 PM     (No. 9043184)

Sorry for the double post, I meant ´They´ instead of ´The´ in Post #17. I´m tired of being disappointed by stanch conservatives that the media labels, who eventually lead to disappointment. This is the WaPo after all.

Our very own staunch Right Winger Ann Coulter labeled Christie as a great Conservative and supported him as the Republican presidential nominee. He was last see kissing Obama´s posterior just because he showed up in NJ for a photo opportunity and then bugged out to the nearest dry, sunny Golf Course. Who can you trust these days.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 12/1/2012 2:04:45 PM     (No. 9043197)

Ayotte, through affectation, genetics, or disease has a voice that sounds as though she´s on the verge of tears all the time. It´s a suoerficial thing, but offputting all the same. Sheyotta try some coaching.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 12/1/2012 3:27:37 PM     (No. 9043310)

Not that I am a fan of Hepburn´s politics, she was a great actress whose voice was distinctive..like Sen. Ayotte´s. I don´t really covet a strong voice...I covet strong action. I want a true conservative that will look Harry Reid straight in the eye and say "Go to Hell", someone that will go toe to toe with Boxer and say "You do not represent the majority - you represent the minority and your days of taking from the many so the few can stay at home and sit on their couches in their tsxpayer funded home, watching their taxpayer funded satilite HDTV eating their tax payer funded Cheetos are over...done...stick a fork in em" Lip service is all DC is good for...time for action.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: M Stuart, 12/1/2012 5:09:23 PM     (No. 9043436)

Agree #32. I love her, but she needs speech lessons.

She´s great. We´re just waiting for her to be demonized by the Michelle Bachman character assassination squad.

Lefties are so hateful. I agree will hillbuzz that we need to start calling them "lefties". They think that "progressive" sounds great.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: lana720, 12/1/2012 5:21:45 PM     (No. 9043447)

Well, the three amigos are all light weights. Lieberman sold his soul to AlGore on his change to pro-abortion when he ran for veep. Of course, he thinks the Benghazi debacle does not disqualify Rice.

I think this is a smokescreen while we are being sold down the road economically and over the fiscal cliff.

McCain laughs at everything as though nothing is serious and Graham is a swishy guy.

We need more men and women Republican who will NOT back down from the Constitution and American security and our principles. Kelly Ayotte is a good start but then we thought Sarah and Michelle Bachmann both were until the press eviscerated them. Sad!


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Reply 36 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/1/2012 5:34:27 PM     (No. 9043457)

Kelly Ayotte has a 95 rating from the American Conservative Union.

She was lauded as a "hero" of conservatism by the American Conservative Union.

Sarah Palin endorsed Ayotte and designated her a "granite grizzly." (Granite as in "The Granite State.")

She´s smart, knowledgeable, tough, committed, serious, and hard-working. What more, exactly, do you want?

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Reply 37 - Posted by: Beca, 12/1/2012 6:26:03 PM     (No. 9043517)

I like her a lot. She is a great new voice. We have a lot of great young repubs. How could people vote to put Obama Biden. Axelgrease. Valpal. Geithner etc back in. It is just beyond rational thought


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Reply 38 - Posted by: hamrman, 12/1/2012 6:46:02 PM     (No. 9043542)

Fresh new voices...now we need to get down and and dirty and give Barry & the Dumbs a taste of their own medicine, let us call it Loonie Left Therupy, reverse Saul Alinsky...

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Reply 39 - Posted by: congaree53, 12/1/2012 8:08:56 PM     (No. 9043633)

I don´t get the awe for this one. Aligning herself with the BAGHDAG BOB´s of neoconservatism.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: LadyHen, 12/5/2012 1:50:42 AM     (No. 9049200)

Why did she just vote FOR ratification of the UN Disabilities Treaty?? She is for allowing the UN governing power in the US?? Huge strike against her in my book.


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