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DeMint sets sights on four Dems in 2012 (WOO-HOO!)
The Daily Caller ^ | 12:46 PM 12/02/2010 | By Jeremy P. Jacobs

Posted on 12/02/2010 11:09:20 AM PST by onyx

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint (R) is turning his attention to 2012 and using the vote this week on an earmark moratorium to pick his Democratic targets.

DeMint sent an email to the supporters of his Senate Conservatives Fund early Wednesday highlighting four Democrats who voted against the earmark ban, are up for re-election in 2012 and sit in states that John McCain (R) carried in 2008: Sens. Jon Tester (Mont.), Ben Nelson (Neb.), Kent Conrad (N.D.) and Joe Manchin (W.Va.).

In the email, DeMint called for unseating Tester, Nelson, Conrad and Manchin.

"These senators are nice folks but they have ignored the will of the American people and they must be replaced with principled conservatives in 2012," he said. "That's where the Senate Conservatives Fund comes in and it's where you can help. We've already begun the process of building campaigns against these other liberals in the Senate who are driving our nation deeper and deeper into debt."

DeMint went on to ask for money -- stating that his fund will need "at least $4 million" to win the four races.


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KEYWORDS: 2012; bennelson; demint; joemanchin; jontester; kentconrad; scf; senate
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WOO-HOO!

NO REST FOR THE WICKED!

1 posted on 12/02/2010 11:09:27 AM PST by onyx
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To: upchuck

DeMint ping, please!


2 posted on 12/02/2010 11:10:17 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx
we are learning: personalize, isolate...take out...
3 posted on 12/02/2010 11:11:19 AM PST by bareford101 (For me, there is no difference in a tolerant, open mind and a cess pool. Both are open to filth.)
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To: onyx

“These senators are nice folks...”

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Love ya Jim, but stop it, just stop it.

The future of our country is hanging in the balance. This is no time for niceties. These people are the enemy.


4 posted on 12/02/2010 11:13:53 AM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: onyx

This guy is the greatest. I wish he’d set his sights on a Higher Office.


5 posted on 12/02/2010 11:14:24 AM PST by samtheman
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To: onyx

No Claire McCaskill?


6 posted on 12/02/2010 11:18:08 AM PST by speciallybland
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To: onyx

I admire DeMint more with each passing day. I hope he’s pro-Palin.


7 posted on 12/02/2010 11:18:11 AM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: samtheman

Hopefully he will run, although I remember him saying something about “too many dogs in the yard already”?

He seems to be our best hope.


8 posted on 12/02/2010 11:19:32 AM PST by Joann37
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To: onyx

Money for the Senate Conservatives Fund is on the way!


9 posted on 12/02/2010 11:20:18 AM PST by 2001convSVT (That Beck guy was right about gold, too.)
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To: EyeGuy

Do you know the above mentioned personally? Jim does. John McCain is a pretty nice guy but politically he stinks. just saying


10 posted on 12/02/2010 11:20:28 AM PST by fish hawk
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To: speciallybland

Not yet.... she voted properly regarding the earmarks.


11 posted on 12/02/2010 11:21:25 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

DeMint has to be a little more circumspect about RINOs, of course, but he needs to be setting his sights on a few old bulls in the GOP as well.


12 posted on 12/02/2010 11:21:33 AM PST by Spartan79 (Malo periculosam libertatem quam quietam servitutem.)
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To: EyeGuy

That is normal Senatorial collegial speech.

Like McCain’s “My Friend”...and it’s one reason why Senators tend to make lousy Presidents.

They have too much of that bred into them the longer they are there.

Senators = compromiser’s...the “cooling saucer” designed to slow down legislation from the heated House debates.

I love Jim DeMint and he’s not as bad as most...


13 posted on 12/02/2010 11:22:05 AM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: bareford101
You're right...Alinsky rules turned 180.
14 posted on 12/02/2010 11:23:20 AM PST by JPG (Sarah dedicated her new book to Trig: "I'm glad you're here.")
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To: onyx

Jim...communists aren’t not ‘nice folks’...


15 posted on 12/02/2010 11:24:22 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: EyeGuy

They all say that or stuff like that... “my friend across the aisle” etc.

They have to. DeMint and other good conservatives have to work in the same Senate chamber with those demonicrats.


16 posted on 12/02/2010 11:24:44 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Gator113

Sorry about Palin to you fans. She is not qualified.She would be a great VP. She is not Pres material. Yes, she makes Zero look bad. We cannot afford anymore experiments with this economy. We need a hard core businessman.


17 posted on 12/02/2010 11:24:48 AM PST by Lumper20
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To: fish hawk

“Do you know the above mentioned personally?”

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Hardly the point. Kicking their asses out of Congress has NOTHING to do with any positive personality attributes.

Gratuitous niceties smack of the same old aisle-crossing appeasement. DeMint has been a stalwart, but I don’t like the soft-pedaled buddy approach.


18 posted on 12/02/2010 11:25:53 AM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: Gator113

They praise one another.


19 posted on 12/02/2010 11:26:19 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: speciallybland

She must have voted against it. She will be seeking “independence” from democrats the next two years.


20 posted on 12/02/2010 11:27:04 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Is it proper etiquette to tip after a enhanced pat down?)
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To: samtheman

He is trhe best, and with Coburn’s support for Obama’s Deficit Commission tax increases we’re reminded he’s the only pure conservative we’ve had this last session in congress. He’s probably astute enough to realize his only long-shot hope for national office is probably as a pick of veep by Palin. Likewise in ‘08 Mitt’s picking him was his only longshot hope.

I love this move by him now.


21 posted on 12/02/2010 11:28:09 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Lumper20

This thread is about Senator DeMint. Give it a rest. Governor Palin is completely qualified. I’ll wager you haven’t read “Sarah Takes on Big Oil” or you wouldn’t have made your silly comment.


22 posted on 12/02/2010 11:28:38 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Lumper20

Romney is?


23 posted on 12/02/2010 11:28:52 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Is it proper etiquette to tip after a enhanced pat down?)
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To: 2001convSVT

Good for you...I just read a great article on Senator DeMint in National Review and his influence on the Nov elections was profound. Not only did he form the Senate Conservatives Fund, he also donated a lot of money from his own campaign fund war chest.

The man is principled and impressive.


24 posted on 12/02/2010 11:33:15 AM PST by Cuttnhorse
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To: Lumper20

As Rush said yesterday, make all the people that say Palin is not qualified, say they would prefer 4 more years of ANYBODY TO PALIN then quailify it by including 4 more years of OBAMA. So is that where you are?

Not only that you say she would be a good VP, but the VP may have to be president TOMORROW.... Which proves you really gave no thought at all to your post.

By all means tell us what the quailfications are?
Mayor, governer, parent, Small Business owner...
Need I go on, or is your primary qualification a penis?
Or is it made a lot of money and a penis, which makes Soros the best candidate in the world...

Please....


25 posted on 12/02/2010 11:35:02 AM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: Lumper20

As Rush said yesterday, make all the people that say Palin is not qualified, say they would prefer 4 more years of ANYBODY TO PALIN then quailify it by including 4 more years of OBAMA. So is that where you are?

Not only that you say she would be a good VP, but the VP may have to be president TOMORROW.... Which proves you really gave no thought at all to your post.

By all means tell us what the quailfications are?
Mayor, governer, parent, Small Business owner...
Need I go on, or is your primary qualification a penis?
Or is it made a lot of money and a penis, which makes Soros the best candidate in the world...

Please....


26 posted on 12/02/2010 11:36:39 AM PST by Robbin (If Sarah isn’t welcome, I’m not welcome, it’s just that simple…)
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To: onyx
Dear Jim:

So what about these Rats: Nelson (Florida), Stabenow (Michigan), Klobuchar (Minnesota), McCaskill (Missouri), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Casey (Pennsylvania), Webb (Virginia), and Kohl (Wisconsin)

And these RINO's: Lugar (Indiana), Snowe (Maine), Kay Beltway Hutchison (Texas), and Hatch (Utah)

They can all be had, and this would give us a 60 votes in the Senate.

You're setting your sights too low, my friend.

/Zak

27 posted on 12/02/2010 11:36:42 AM PST by Zakeet (Like the wise Wee Wee said, "We can't be broke ... we still have checks in the checkbook.")
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To: onyx

I agree. I will contribute-—when correct, conservative candidates are announced.

I don’t think it should take a fund of $4 million to “find’ such candidates.


28 posted on 12/02/2010 11:37:12 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Gator113
I admire DeMint more with each passing day. I hope he’s pro-Palin.

Me too! Maybe this is the rational way to start the cleanup.

29 posted on 12/02/2010 11:37:37 AM PST by Logical me
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To: onyx

I think this guy is from South Carolina! He’s top notch!! :)


30 posted on 12/02/2010 11:39:29 AM PST by SC_Pete
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To: Lumper20
Sorry about Palin to you fans. She is not qualified

Well, you certainly have the establishment talking points down...did you come up with all that on your own?

LOL

You are in for a surprise. Anyone who has read her or knows her record knows she is probably the MOST qualified and has the experience, integrity, courage, strength of her convictions, and life history to govern this nation.

As Mayor she was so good she was elected president of the Alaska Conference of Mayors. Her record was so stellar (under her leadership Wasilla became the fastest growing city in America)she was elected Governor ousting a sitting incumbent of her own party, defeating the corrupt old boys club. Some went to jail.

While Governor she had approval ratings in the 90's and was named America's Most Popular Governor. Her horrible record of governance led to her being picked for the national ticket. Up until that point she was as popular with democrats as she was republicans, because she really was good at governing.

And yet, after a couple years of Alinskyite defamation, we have conservatives believing the leftist lies about her. Sad.

As I said, you are in for a surprise.

31 posted on 12/02/2010 11:39:36 AM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: onyx

I would add McCaskill-MO, Webb-VA, and Sherrod Brown-OH. Bill Nelson-FL, Kohl-WI, Bingaman-NM, Casey-Pa could be defeated with the right candidates.


32 posted on 12/02/2010 11:39:57 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Zakeet

I could see Bachmann running against Klobuchuckle.

that would probably end up the most expensive senate race in history.

Arm up now.

https://senateconservatives.com/site/contribute


33 posted on 12/02/2010 11:40:01 AM PST by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Zakeet

Your list is much better, but DeMint has to start somewhere and he started with the earmark vote in the lameduck session.

I am willing to give him time!


34 posted on 12/02/2010 11:42:39 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Robbin
You know, she is not an Ivy Leaguer with a stronger pedigree, plus probably that she is missing a Johnson. Wonder why Hillary was presidential? Just asking.
35 posted on 12/02/2010 11:43:35 AM PST by Sybeck1 (Is it proper etiquette to tip after a enhanced pat down?)
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To: onyx

Even John Cornyn seems to have gotten religion when it comes to earmarks:

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/254252/cornyn-looks-2012-robert-costa

He told NRO “all incumbents need to be prepared for primaries.” he also stated incumbents better not count on help from the NRSC for primary help.

Guess he does not want to be on the wrong side of a Rubio-Crist situation again.


36 posted on 12/02/2010 11:43:52 AM PST by No Truce With Kings (I *saw* November from my house.)
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To: ridesthemiles

I hear ya on that. I am tapped-out at the moment and CHRISTmas is coming! (Soon).


37 posted on 12/02/2010 11:44:03 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: SC_Pete

Yes, he’s the pride of South Carolina!

The other Senator, not so much (Linsey Graham - up for targeting in 2014)


38 posted on 12/02/2010 11:46:41 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: who knows what evil?

I agree. But, in the Senate everyone must show “comity” even to the communists. If he does not, DeMint might be subject to some sort of super secret codicil that provides for some type of perverted corporal punishment for those that do not follow the rules. The Senate is a weird cliquey, clubby place with their own culture and rules.


39 posted on 12/02/2010 11:46:54 AM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: Lumper20

Take your “ She is not qualified” and “She is not Pres material.” and stuff it. That’s right, I said stuff it. I can no longer be polite to you PDS fools.


40 posted on 12/02/2010 11:48:12 AM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: grumpygresh

Me too! All need to go!


41 posted on 12/02/2010 11:48:28 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Gator113

LOL.


42 posted on 12/02/2010 11:49:40 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Logical me

“Maybe this is the rational way to start the cleanup.”

I believe it’s a great place to start.

I also believe that the GOP needs to brand the RINO’s and target them for removal too.


43 posted on 12/02/2010 11:52:30 AM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: onyx

Beautiful.


44 posted on 12/02/2010 11:55:05 AM PST by denydenydeny (Power always thinks it has a great soul and vast views, beyond the comprehension of the weak-Adams)
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To: No Truce With Kings
"""“It would be a bad idea to depend on anybody other than yourself to help in a primary,” Cornyn says. “Our job is mainly to pick up seats. My hope would be that our incumbents will be prepared and able to (run in a primary) without financial assistance from the NRSC.”"""

LOL. Oh yeah, you're right. He got our 2010 message!

45 posted on 12/02/2010 11:55:12 AM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

I’m embarrassed that I didn’t already know that.... but you made my day. ;>)


46 posted on 12/02/2010 11:55:27 AM PST by Gator113 (Sarah Palin can win, and she will win.)
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To: Lumper20
She is not qualified.She would be a great VP. She is not Pres material.

Hey lumper, shake your pantleg and get that big brown lump out, the smell is making you stupid.

If she is not qualified and is not Presidential material, why would she be a great VP.

The number 1 job of the VP is to replace the President should that become necessary.

She is qualified, being 35 years old, has a birth certificate and can prove she is a Natural Born Citizen and has lived for the past 14 years in the USA.

It's in the Constitution, you can look it up or do you know of other qualifications that are written some where else in the Constitution?

Your opinion of qualifications don't mean squat and should be labeled as such.

47 posted on 12/02/2010 12:01:16 PM PST by USS Alaska
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To: EyeGuy

“These senators are nice folks...”

Love ya Jim, but stop it, just stop it.


No worries. Sometimes a wolf’s gotta smile to show his fangs. Jim knows exactly what he’s doing.


48 posted on 12/02/2010 12:03:59 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: Gator113

They praised one another for their efforts in Novermber’s elections, prior to the election. Both were the hardest and most visible workers trying to get conservatives elected. Sarah Palin was most visible because she always commands the national news, but both she and DeMint backed and supported several of the same Tea Party candidates.


49 posted on 12/02/2010 12:04:18 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Gator113

They praised one another for their efforts in November’s elections, prior to the election. Both were the hardest and most visible workers trying to get conservatives lected. Sarah Palin was most visible because she always commands the national news, but both she and DeMint backed and supported several of the same Tea Party candidates.


50 posted on 12/02/2010 12:04:36 PM PST by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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