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Are there 15 Truly honest politicians?
9/2/09 | 2nd Amendment

Posted on 09/02/2009 7:01:58 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment

My friend and I were having a discussion. He says there are no more than 15 truly honest, conservative, moral, politicians now serving in the House and Senate. I disagreed with him and said there are many good public servants serving their country. Can you Freepers help me out and give me some names of good politicians that we should not oust in 2010?


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KEYWORDS: conservative; honest; moral

1 posted on 09/02/2009 7:01:58 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: 2nd Amendment

Let me think............uhhhh....let me get back to you on that.


2 posted on 09/02/2009 7:02:57 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2nd Amendment

Rep. John Sullivan, Oklahoma District 1
Rep. Sue Myrick, representing whatever NC district I live in
Senator Jim DeMint, SC
Senator Inhofe of OK


3 posted on 09/02/2009 7:03:54 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is our duty: to zot their sorry arses into the next time zone." ~ Admin Mod)
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To: 2nd Amendment

This would be like the messengers of God trying to find one decent man in the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah!
; )
(I know- they eventually did, but dang.)


4 posted on 09/02/2009 7:04:47 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Change you can believe in...Revolution you must pay for.)
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To: 2nd Amendment

Politics by it’s nature converts people into substandard humans. If someone was honest at the outset of their political life, that honesty is most often sacrificed for success.

Short answer, nope, I don’t think there are 15 honest ones out of 535, conservative or liberal.


5 posted on 09/02/2009 7:04:52 AM PDT by brownsfan (The public schools and the SRM, they are killing us.)
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To: 2nd Amendment

Better way to look at it is What is the Half Life of Honesty in a Politician.

Most of them come into office honest. After 10 years half of them are totally corrupt. After 20 years 99% are totally corrupt.


6 posted on 09/02/2009 7:05:13 AM PDT by DManA
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To: 2nd Amendment

I think Coburn in OK is good but not sure
there are a few here and there
in 2010 though it should be Vote R straight ticket get rid of Pelosi Reid Rangel and the rest. Even if they dont lose their seats if Rs pick up enough they lost their power positions.


7 posted on 09/02/2009 7:06:14 AM PDT by DM1
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To: 2nd Amendment

Honest Conservative Politicians:

DeMint
McClintock


8 posted on 09/02/2009 7:06:27 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: 2nd Amendment

That this has to be thought about to find “15” bodes ill for our country.Once they step into the beltway the system corrupts all of them to a degree.


9 posted on 09/02/2009 7:06:37 AM PDT by Apercu ("A man's character is his fate" - Heraclitus)
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To: Tax-chick

Tom Coburn of OK


10 posted on 09/02/2009 7:06:53 AM PDT by I'm ALL Right! (I love the Bill of Rights. Is that extremist?)
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To: 2nd Amendment

Ted Poe
John Culbertson
Kevin Brady.


11 posted on 09/02/2009 7:08:10 AM PDT by Texas resident ( It's us against them. And we're on our own.)
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To: I'm ALL Right!

Good guy - I couldn’t remember if he was still in office.


12 posted on 09/02/2009 7:08:13 AM PDT by Tax-chick ("This is our duty: to zot their sorry arses into the next time zone." ~ Admin Mod)
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To: ozark hilljilly

I always got a kick out of how Lot bargained with God.

If there are 20 good people will you spare the town?

Yes.

How about 10?

Ok

What about 1 that at least takes Saturday off?

Now cut that out!


13 posted on 09/02/2009 7:09:06 AM PDT by DManA
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To: 2nd Amendment

.....still looking......


14 posted on 09/02/2009 7:11:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2nd Amendment

Your friend was optimistic. If you were right, I suspect you wouldn’t be having trouble coming up with names. In your heart, you know that 99% are corrupt as hell.


15 posted on 09/02/2009 7:11:39 AM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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Senator Jeff Sessions.....I’m on the fence with Richard shelby. He votes like I want, but I believe early in his career he took some pork projects I had a problem with.


16 posted on 09/02/2009 7:13:41 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (The problem with socialism, is eventually you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher)
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To: DManA

LOL!
Same with Satan betting with God over Job.

‘Just give me a few days and I’ll have him cussing You 6 ways from Sunday.’

“I’ll take that bet! You’re on Hornboy!”


17 posted on 09/02/2009 7:14:08 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly (Change you can believe in...Revolution you must pay for.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

This would be like the messengers of God trying to find one decent man in the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah!
; )
(I know- they eventually did, but dang.)

ONLY after lowering the # several times did they eventually find some decent men and then they all came from the same family!!! Just saying.... :)


18 posted on 09/02/2009 7:14:49 AM PDT by EmilyGeiger (The problem with socialism, is eventually you run out of other people's money. Margaret Thatcher)
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To: 2nd Amendment

I think your friend as over-stated the number by at least 15.


19 posted on 09/02/2009 7:14:51 AM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: DManA
That is why term limits on the whole corrupt lot should be in the top 3 list of Constitutional Amendments. You are absolutely correct. We send them there a fundamentally honest public servant and then over time the change. Limit the damage they can do.
20 posted on 09/02/2009 7:16:24 AM PDT by John.Galt2012 (I'll take Liberty and you can keep the "Change"!)
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To: 2nd Amendment

my congressman, Gus Bilirakis seems alright. http://bilirakis.house.gov/


21 posted on 09/02/2009 7:16:35 AM PDT by jjw
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Jeb Hensarling!!!! The next Republican Speaker! Love that guy.

Thad McCotter is also a good one.

22 posted on 09/02/2009 7:19:00 AM PDT by Dems_R_Losers (U.S. Out of My Doctor's Office!!)
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I THINK these guys are but nothing surprises me lately:

Rep Lee Terry, R, Nebraska
Sen Michael Johanns, R, Nebraska


23 posted on 09/02/2009 7:21:53 AM PDT by NEMDF
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To: 2nd Amendment

Add Rep. Mike Pence to your list.

(Of course, since I said that, he’ll pull a Sanford or something. lol)


24 posted on 09/02/2009 7:28:28 AM PDT by nodumbblonde (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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Mike Pence - US House

Paul Ryan - US House

Michelle Bachman - US House

Marsha Blackburn - US House

25 posted on 09/02/2009 7:28:40 AM PDT by elizabethgrace (WORLD CHAMPIONS - Park View Little League - Chula Vista, CA !!!!!!)
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To: 2nd Amendment

I would nominate Steve King of Iowa.


26 posted on 09/02/2009 7:29:18 AM PDT by drjulie
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To: 2nd Amendment

Consider Steve LaTourette, congressman from Ohio. He’s my Congressman and I have yet to have been disappointed in him. He organized the Republicans in the house to take a unified stand against the first bailout, opposed Cap and Trade, and has been faithfully opposing Obamacare.


27 posted on 09/02/2009 7:31:00 AM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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You lose. Honest politician is an oxymoron.


28 posted on 09/02/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit The law will be followed, dammit!)
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From Minnesota: Michele Bachmann, John Kline and Erik Paulsen.


29 posted on 09/02/2009 7:34:45 AM PDT by MNSlim
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I think the whole system is set up to reward failure. In a lot of cases a situation would be better off if left alone, but we only reward politicians for “doing something.” They're constantly running around looking for a situation that they can turn into a crisis so they can “do something.” Their primary job is to get reelected and that requires them to “do something” to bring federal tax dollars to their district. They can be the biggest bonehead tax and spend idiot on the planet, but as long as they're bringing in federal tax dollars to their district they're going to get reelected. A reelection also requires a lot of cash, so they like to “do something” that rewards the biggest contributers.
30 posted on 09/02/2009 7:38:30 AM PDT by mbynack (Retired USAF SMSgt)
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To: 2nd Amendment

I’m not sure I could name more than two or three I’d brake for in a crosswalk. . .

And I’d be being generous with those.


31 posted on 09/02/2009 7:41:17 AM PDT by Filo (Darwin was right!)
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Just wanted you to know..I’m still working on it....


32 posted on 09/02/2009 7:41:32 AM PDT by dfwgator
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Didn’t God promise to spare Sodom and Gomorrah if he could find just one righteous man...??

Just sayin’...


33 posted on 09/02/2009 7:46:08 AM PDT by Bean Counter (No, I am Jim Thompson!!)
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To: 2nd Amendment

I’m talking about honest (not stuffing $80,000 in the fridge) moral (not cheating on your spouse with a brazilian firecracker) conservative (belief in the original reading of the Constitution and the values of capitalism that has made us so prosperous) You can differ with an honest politician about specific issues (you also have the right to vote them out if they differ from you) I’m talking about the fundamental character of a man or women in office. Have we really reached the state when we cannot readily name a couple honest politicians out of at least 588 important national and state positions?


34 posted on 09/02/2009 7:48:10 AM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: ozark hilljilly
This would be like the messengers of God trying to find one decent man in the towns of Sodom and Gomorrah!

yep - that took a LOT of time!!!

We know what sodomy is. Have you ever wondered what the folks in Gomorrah were doing that was so bad that we don't even have a word for it?!?

35 posted on 09/02/2009 7:48:20 AM PDT by MortMan (Stubbing one's toes is a valid (if painful) way of locating furniture in the dark.)
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To: ozark hilljilly

Yeah, and look what happened to all those citizens?


36 posted on 09/02/2009 7:49:48 AM PDT by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: MortMan

Naw. It was just to hard to spell.


37 posted on 09/02/2009 7:49:53 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$ (Nemo me impune lacessit The law will be followed, dammit!)
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To: 2nd Amendment

I don’t think it is possible. Just in order to get elected, they have to say and promise what they know people want to hear.


38 posted on 09/02/2009 7:51:21 AM PDT by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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Randy Forbes, R-Va, 4th District. He’s a good ‘un.


39 posted on 09/02/2009 7:51:55 AM PDT by tgusa (Gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger ....)
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To: MortMan

I shudder to think what it would feel like to be gomorrahtized!!


40 posted on 09/02/2009 7:53:27 AM PDT by stuartcr (If we are truly made in the image of God, why do we have faults?)
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To: drjulie

Steve King is on the right path and is my home representative. A good guy with a promising future.

I will add Senator Grassley who has done very well for Iowa and for the nation over many years in his office.


41 posted on 09/02/2009 7:54:31 AM PDT by iacovatx (If you must lie to recruit to your cause, you are fighting for the wrong side.)
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Doug Lamborn - Colorado 5th.

Agree with posters who point out that the temptations that go with these offices eventually end up corrupting the majority. Length of time in office is more a bane than a boon and term limits is a good idea.


42 posted on 09/02/2009 8:02:02 AM PDT by scory
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Scott Garrett, House, NJ-5. I vote for this guy with relish. He’s definitely a keeper.


43 posted on 09/02/2009 8:20:22 AM PDT by Huck ("He that lives on hope will die fasting"- Ben Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac)
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To: Texas resident

And another absolutely awesome Representative - Pete Olson. Texas District 22. Been voting for 50 years in 4 different states and he’s the best I’ve ever seen. Lots of local town halls, lots of email updates, staff is great and he’s easy to reach and share concerns with.


44 posted on 09/02/2009 8:36:42 AM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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Replace them all. If they are honest now they won’t be after a term or two.


45 posted on 09/02/2009 8:38:56 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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Gus M.Bilirakis, Florida, 9th District.

Outside of a couple of brain farts, I have found Gus to be a pretty straight shooter.


46 posted on 09/02/2009 8:41:28 AM PDT by TarponTom
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Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin District 1

The rest of our delegation are dreck.

Regards,
GtG

47 posted on 09/02/2009 9:35:28 AM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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Ted Kennedy is now an honest politician.
48 posted on 09/02/2009 12:59:58 PM PDT by ALinArleta (One shot! One kill!)
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