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DeMint chronicles rise of tea party in new book
AP ^ | July 3, 2011 | MEG KINNARD

Posted on 07/03/2011 10:53:16 AM PDT by PROCON

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - As the Republican campaign to replace President Barack Obama heats up in early voting states like South Carolina, U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint is releasing a book discussing the roots of the tea party crusade and his hopes for the movement in 2012. "I believe that the 2012 elections may be our last chance to stop this insanity of spending and borrowing and debt," DeMint told The Associated Press recently. "I'm trying to recruit more Americans with this book."

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1 posted on 07/03/2011 10:53:21 AM PDT by PROCON
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To: PROCON

GREAT!!! The obligatory book is now completed - it’s time for DeMint to get moving on being our next president.


2 posted on 07/03/2011 10:58:29 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: BobL
I like Demint too, and he is spot on when he says we need to clean out Congress and get true conservatives in!
3 posted on 07/03/2011 11:01:11 AM PDT by PROCON (Don't even get me started on man-made globalwarming!)
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To: PROCON

“I like Demint too, and he is spot on when he says we need to clean out Congress and get true conservatives in! “

Yea, I think he’s clearly the FR favorite, if he would JUST RUN!! He’s worked the trenches for years, quietly shaping up the Republicans in the Senate, and even in the House a bit, particularly in the Primaries.

He doesn’t seem (yet) to have the character flaws that most Republican candidates continue to show.


4 posted on 07/03/2011 11:05:16 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts))
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To: BobL
He seems to have choses a different mission:
"I decided my work could no longer be with other senators," DeMint wrote. "I would have to work with the American people to elect a new class of senators who would help me to stop the spending, debt, and the expansion of the federal government."
Can't not like that!
5 posted on 07/03/2011 11:55:58 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: PROCON
As much as I love DeMint, why hasn't he sought to move up in the GOP ?

He should have challenged John "Big bad" Coryn for chairman of the republican senatorial committee, or tried for the conference chair......

I thought maybe he was angling to be the next republican senate leader, but he doesn't even show signs of that (let alone the Presidency).....

Whatcha waiting for Senator ? Your country needs you.

6 posted on 07/03/2011 11:56:53 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Hunton Peck

“choses” shoild be “chosen”


7 posted on 07/03/2011 11:57:12 AM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

“Can’t not like that! “

Agree - he’s GREAT!! But even so, if he can pull the Republicans to the American people, he’ll be the next Reagan.


8 posted on 07/03/2011 12:06:19 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Hunton Peck

...and “shoild” showedl be “shood”, of course.

Hence, my screen name.

Coffee. Need more coffee.


9 posted on 07/03/2011 12:42:05 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: PROCON; upchuck

WOO-HOO!

Go Senator DeMint!

I am so happy he has a trustworthy ally in Senator Lee!


10 posted on 07/03/2011 12:52:46 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: BobL

We need great people at all levels. If DeMint were to run for pres., he’d be a leading contender for my vote, at least. Maybe he can do even more good where he is, though.


11 posted on 07/03/2011 12:53:41 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: Hunton Peck

“We need great people at all levels. If DeMint were to run for pres., he’d be a leading contender for my vote, at least. Maybe he can do even more good where he is, though.”

The first thing we need is a candidate that can actually win in November, and that means someone who can get the base out. The second thing we need a good conservative.

DeMint qualifies on both - and I have no doubt that a good conservative from SC will fill his shoes in the Senate.


12 posted on 07/03/2011 1:03:55 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: BobL

I don’t want DeMint to run for president. No way. I want him for eventual Senate Majority Leader. We need a conservative running the Senate instead of these spineless blue-bloods. Let’s keep DeMint on track for Senate Leadership and let another conservative worry about the Executive Branch.


13 posted on 07/03/2011 2:17:52 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: Sonny M

It is pointless for DeMint to try for any Senate leadership positions. The current moderate GOP leadership hates him. His only chance for Senate Leadership is to do exactly what he is doing, go around the current moderates and RINOs and get new conservative senators elected.

How can he move up in a Senate that is completely controlled by moderates and RINOs. He needs a base of support to move up. That is what he is doing. He is building a base of support.


14 posted on 07/03/2011 2:20:46 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: BobL

I like your optimism, but for all your confidence, then why can’t South Carolina get rid of that idiot Lindsay Gramnesty?


15 posted on 07/03/2011 2:22:39 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: onyx; 506Lake; alrea; Amanda King; americanophile; Babsig; be-baw; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
Thanks for the ping onyx.

  
Jim
DeMint
Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? GET WITH THE PROGRAM! Just FReepmail me.

Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.

16 posted on 07/03/2011 2:49:36 PM PDT by upchuck (Think you know hardship? Ha! Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

He played the conservative before 2008 but for some reason (my guess is he thought he would work for McCain in the WH) he turned just before the primaries. We’ll get him in 2014. Don’t worry. Inglis could barely muster 30% of the primary vote in 2010.

Given some odds, I’d bet he won’t even run.


17 posted on 07/03/2011 4:18:52 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: MontaniSemperLiberi

I hope you do get that RINO bum out of there. I thought Arizon was going to fire McCain’s ass but they went and re-elected him. What incredible stupidity.


18 posted on 07/03/2011 4:45:13 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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Thanks PROCON.

The Great American Awakening: Two Years that Changed America, Washington, and Me The Great American Awakening:
Two Years that Changed America,
Washington, and Me


by Senator Jim DeMint

Kindle Edition


19 posted on 07/03/2011 6:00:39 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

“I don’t want DeMint to run for president. No way. I want him for eventual Senate Majority Leader. “

Naa...Who says the Blue Bloods will EVER select him as leader? ...he’ll do much better taking his case to the public, for Prez.


20 posted on 07/03/2011 6:04:02 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
I like your optimism, but for all your confidence, then why can’t South Carolina get rid of that idiot Lindsay Gramnesty?

You do know who Graham's Campaign Chairman in 2008 was don't you?

21 posted on 07/03/2011 7:05:21 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
How can he move up in a Senate that is completely controlled by moderates and RINOs. He needs a base of support to move up. That is what he is doing. He is building a base of support.

It would be a hell of alot easier for him to build support if he at least made an attempt at the Republican Senatorial committee which is headed by john Cornyn.

Its been allowed to be run by Rinos who seek to get more Rinos. That job, is the key to getting conservatives elected, not sidestepped, if he could have at least made an attempt to fight for that job, it could have sent a message, that there will be a battle for each RINO that the GOP attempts to import.

22 posted on 07/03/2011 8:58:52 PM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: ansel12

No, I sure don’t know who Chaired Graham’s 2008 reelection campaign. I hope it doesn’t scare me to find out.


23 posted on 07/04/2011 8:07:03 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: Sonny M

Your political savvy is better than mine. I wish Conservatives would overtake all of the GOP leadership, but the leadership is going to fight back hard. I don’t any solution except to elect more tea party candidates and give them longevity - then Conservatives would have the support they need to have key leadership positions. As long as the RINOs dominate the party, I just don’t see that changing. The voters are idiots with the GOP voters electing RINOs and the Dem voters electing outright communists. We are being back-stabbed by our fellow voters.


24 posted on 07/04/2011 8:18:06 AM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
Here's the thing about electing more conservatives, they need to get pass the primaries first, which would sound easy enough, but the way the Republican Senatorial Committee has it, its quite difficult.

The RSC recruits candidates to run (often, RINO's), then funds and supports them (and if a true conservative also chooses to run, he is at the disadvantage against the "establishment" candidate who gets the partys "incumbent" treatment). With the party essentially working against the conservative candidate, it discourages true conservatives, and when they run, punishes them.

If a true conservative manages to win the primary (no small task), talking points of painting said conservative as being a nut job have been established (with the additional credibility of having come from the GOP in the first place), which are then used in the general election by the democrats (and allies in the media).

In the face of all these overwhelming odds, the tea party has still managed to elect conservatives to the senate (which says alot about the power of the grassroots). If the Jim DeMint had taken over this committee (and John Cornyn has had it pretty much handed to him), he could have cultivated the base, recruited, and supported true conservatives and eased the difficulty they have.

Even running and losing, would have put pressure on Cornyn to at least try for more conservative candidates or watch his step when dealing with true conservatives, as opposed to punishing them. Keep in mind, that DeMint has now stated that he will NOT seek to oust incumbent republican senators via primaries, meaning getting true conservatives elected via challenging democrats or via open seats is now the only way. Thats why that job is so important, if you control the farm system, you control what type of product comes out of it.

25 posted on 07/04/2011 8:42:44 AM PDT by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

“DeMint Endorses Graham
October 18th, 2007 | WILL SERVE AS CAMPAIGN CO-CHAIR

Big news from the re-election campaign of Sen. Lindsey Graham:

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham’s re-election campaign today announced that fellow Senator Jim DeMint has endorsed Graham and agreed to serve as a Co-Chairman of his campaign.

“Lindsey Graham is a true leader who has fought to strengthen our military, protect the sanctity of life, and keep taxes low,” said DeMint. “His devotion to and for our men and women in uniform is evident each and every day he serves in the U.S. Senate. He knows that the battles we face against radical Islamic terrorists threaten our very freedoms and prosperity.”


26 posted on 07/04/2011 11:05:20 AM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: ansel12

You know Palin endorsed McLame, don’t you?

Should I quit supporting Palin because she did one thing I think is stupid and I don’t understand why she did it? Is that what you are asking me to do? And DeMint for Gramnesty?

I have enormous respect and admiration for both Palin and DeMint. I don’t pretend to agree with every single move they make and I have no clue what they gain for it. Sometimes you have to lose a rook to get a queen.


27 posted on 07/04/2011 4:34:21 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

I didn’t say anything about supporting anyone, I merely asked you if you knew who was Graham’s Party chairman.

The vice presidential candidate endorsing the presidential candidate for his Senate reelection is totally different, can you imagine the effect on 2010, if the republican presidential ticket had turned on itself?

Do you happen to know who helped lead the then Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney to run for President, and who led his exploratory committee, and was then Mitt Romney’s national Party Chairman in 2008?


28 posted on 07/04/2011 4:59:36 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: ansel12

No I don’t, and your beginning to play 20 questions is starting to both confuse and annoy me.

If you have a point, please tell me straight. Right now I’m baffled what you are trying to tel me.

Oh, and HAPPY 4th of JULY! I’ve got to get back to the BBQ. Enjoy your independence. We are still a free nation! Thank God.


29 posted on 07/04/2011 7:22:07 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (SP12: They called Reagan "unelectable", too.)
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To: ansel12
While I admire DeMint, I disagree with him here. Lindsey Graham is a disaster for this country.
30 posted on 07/04/2011 7:32:47 PM PDT by Dante3
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31 posted on 07/04/2011 7:33:46 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Dante3

I’m more worried about DeMint and Romney, see post 28.


32 posted on 07/04/2011 7:44:33 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Sorry, I only just now saw your post.

DeMint was one of the early promoters of Mitt Romney to run in 2007, he was senior advisor to his exploratory committee.

JANUARY 2007, Not January 2008-— Senator DeMint wrote, “We must elect a President in 2008 who is up to the task, and I need you to encourage Mitt to run. ...

Tuesday, Jan 09, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston, MA – Governor Mitt Romney announced today that Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) will serve as a senior adviser to the Romney for President Exploratory Committee.

OCTOBER, 2007
Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney named Governor Matt Blunt (R-MO), Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) as National Co-Chairs of the Romney for President campaign. As National Co-Chairs, they will serve as key advisers to Governor Romney and his national campaign.

Senator Jim DeMint said, “Governor Mitt Romney is the standard-bearer the Republican Party needs in 2008. His message of conservative change will bring our Party and Washington back to our most basic conservative values of fiscal discipline, smaller government and lower taxes. Governor Romney has the record and experience to bring true change to Washington.”

Romney and he are still close,”WashingtonPost.com Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) will appear as the special guest at a fundraiser next week to benefit South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint’s 2010 re-election”


33 posted on 07/04/2011 11:18:24 PM PDT by ansel12 (America has close to India population of 1950s, India has 1,200,000,000 people now. Quality of Life?)
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