The Real Reason Lott Was Forced Out
By Chuck Baldwin
December 21, 2002
Let me say up front that I am no fan of Senator Trent Lott. I have
never forgiven him for railroading Bill Clinton's impeachment by
sabotaging the Senate trial - and he did sabotage the Senate trial.
He made it clear in unmistakable terms that under no
circumstances would he allow the Senate to remove Clinton from
Therefore, it seems more than poetic justice that Lott would be
forced out as Senate Majority Leader for something as innocent as
a flippant statement made over an event that happened more than
50 years ago. When President Clinton needed Lott, he was there,
but when Lott needed President Bush, he got the shaft. Tough.
Was Bush angry with Lott over his remarks? Sure he was. Dubya
is busy building Daddy Bush's massive New World Order where
there is no room for personal opinion or free speech. He sees the
world as one big multicultural, politically correct family where
disagreement or dissent is not tolerated. However, Lott's politically
incorrect statement was only an excuse, not the reason, for Bush to
force his ouster.
The real reason can be traced to a promise Senator Lott made to
pro-life Christians just weeks ago. Soon after the Republican Party
won control of both houses of Congress, Lott promised that there
would be quick passage of a partial birth abortion bill that
President Bush would sign. That promise doomed Lott.
As I have repeatedly chronicled in this column, G. W. Bush has no
desire to press the pro-life agenda in any form or fashion. He made
no promises to pro-life Christians during the campaign or since,
except the timid commitment that "if" a partial birth abortion ban
made it to his desk, he would sign it.
Bush never made a commitment to press for a partial birth abortion
ban. He never promised to appoint pro-life justices to the Supreme
Court or any other federal court. Instead, he has repeatedly said
that a person's view of abortion would play no part in his selection
of any member of his government. That Christians have ascribed to
Bush a pro-life position is the height of wishful thinking.
Make no mistake about it: Bush forced Lott out of the Senate
leadership. It wasn't the media or the Democrats; it was G. W.
Bush! Had Bush backed Lott, he would have remained Senate
Majority Leader. So, who does Bush want as Lott's replacement?
According to press reports, it is Senator Bill Frist.
You recall that it was Frist who championed the nomination of
President Clinton's former Surgeon General David Satcher.
Satcher is a rabid supporter of unrestricted abortion. Beyond that,
he actually performed abortions! You also recall that Satcher
continued to serve in the Bush administration until earlier this year.
Furthermore, several conservative news providers quickly pointed
out that Frist is a major shareholder in HCA, a for-profit hospital
chain that reportedly performs abortions for its customers.
It is very simple: Bush had to replace Lott in order to sabotage the
pro-life agenda. Not only will Bush replace pro-life Trent Lott as
Senate Majority Leader, watch for him to appoint another David
Souter-type justice to the Supreme Court. This will insure that if a
partial birth abortion bill were passed, it would be declared
When will conservative, pro-life Christians wake up to the fact that
George W. Bush is not one of them, that he is a wolf in sheep's
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