The Ed Show | January 25, 2013
>>> well, georgia senator saxby chambliss has had enough. earlier today the two-term republican senator announced he will not seek reelection in 2014 . good old saxby, well, he is just sick of the gridlock. the debt ceiling debacle of 2011 and the recent fiscal cliff vote showed congress at its worse, and sadly, i don't see the legislative gridlock and partisan posturing improving any time soon. really. chambliss has a lot of nerve blaming gridlock and that's why he's got to leave. the senator has been a loyal foot soldier in mitch mcconnell 's obstructionist army, wouldn't you say? chambliss doesn't have much to hang his hat on after ten years in the upper chamber . the gentleman from georgia is most famous for the underhanded way he got to the senate in the first place. just a year after 9/11, saxby chambliss used images of osama bin laden and saddam hussein next to pictures of his opponent, senator max cleland . senator cleland lost three of his limbs and received the silver and bronze star during his service in vietnam. chicken hawk chambliss of course dodged vietnam using two deferments due to bad knees from a football injury. the commercial was one of the scummiest in modern history . at the time, senator john mccain condemned the commercials that were produced by chambliss. i had never seen anything like that ad. putting pictures of saddam hussein and osama bin laden next to the picture of a man who left three limbs on the battlefield, it's worse than despicable. it's reprehensible. in 2014 , when saxby chambliss leaves the senate and settles into a cushy lobbyist job, this will be his legacy. in the moon time, if chambliss is really worried about gridlock, maybe he can reach across the aisle tonight and help democrats fix the mess that he helped create. saxby, what a lousy couple of terms you've had. tonight in our survey, i asked you will the democrats stop the republicans from cheating in elections. 1% of you say yes. 19% of you not so confident, saying no.
>>> coming up, wall street 's shady banking practices trashed the economy, but the justice department isn't holding anyone accountable. i want to know why. mike papantonio weighs in with me next. stay tuned. you're watching "the ed show" on msnbc. [