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Dick Armey suggests DeMint for 2012
Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/10 | ALex Pappas

Posted on 09/10/2010 10:45:36 PM PDT by pissant

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint is on former House majority leader Dick Armey’s list of Republicans he could support for president in 2012.

Asked during a panel discussion Friday night on the Tea Party movement to name several leaders he would like to see challenge President Obama, he also listed Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty.

“There’s no shortage of good people,” said Armey, the chairman of FreedomWorks, a free-market group helping to organize this weekend’s Tea Party 9/12 Taxpayer March on Washington.

Armey also suggested that former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is not his ideal candidate in 2012. “There’s nobody from Alaska on my list,” he said.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demint; demint4romney; demnt2012; dickarmey
You got one right there, Dick.
1 posted on 09/10/2010 10:45:38 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

I have met Jim in SC. He is awesome. I would be overjoyed to see that he was considering this for real.

I may need to make some calls tomorrow and see what’s going on down there.


2 posted on 09/10/2010 10:51:08 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Welcome to "The Hunt for Red November".)
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To: RachelFaith

He’s certainly contemplating it.


3 posted on 09/10/2010 10:52:46 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
He did, however, go on to say that he’d prefer Palin as president to the White House’s current occupant.

Excellent 'suggestion' by Armey... he "could" support DeMint, right along with HIS OTHER LAUGHERS.

4 posted on 09/10/2010 10:54:37 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: pissant

Governors or Flag Officers (Generals/Admirals) no more lawmakers!!


5 posted on 09/10/2010 10:55:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: pissant

He would do a lot better than Duncan.

We could do a LOT worse than Jim!!


6 posted on 09/10/2010 10:56:47 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Welcome to "The Hunt for Red November".)
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To: onyx

hell, even most democrats will probably prefer Palin over the marxist quisling by 2012


7 posted on 09/10/2010 10:57:12 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: onyx

I am glad YOU said that. I missed it in my post. The other three would be milquetoast.


8 posted on 09/10/2010 10:58:06 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Welcome to "The Hunt for Red November".)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

IF Palin were a pole dancer it would be Pole Dancers or Flag officers, I reckon.


9 posted on 09/10/2010 10:59:02 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: RachelFaith

Alas, Hunter has more foreign policy & military expertise than 10 Demints. But DeMint will have much more name ID.


10 posted on 09/10/2010 11:00:48 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

11 posted on 09/10/2010 11:01:02 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

12 posted on 09/10/2010 11:04:02 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: pissant

The good news is, he is a better Speaker and can easily avoid the “he can’t win” syndrome which stalled Hunter. I met Duncan at the Ames straw poll in 2007. He’s a very nice guy, but totally was not Presidential. DeMint has a way to go... He’s not as smooth as Romney and not as charismatic as Sarah. But he is a gentleman and intelligent. And he works harder than anyone.


13 posted on 09/10/2010 11:07:03 PM PDT by RachelFaith (2010 is going to be a 100 seat Tsunami - Welcome to "The Hunt for Red November".)
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To: RachelFaith

Hunter is a far superior speaker, actually.


14 posted on 09/10/2010 11:07:48 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: RachelFaith

Armey is sooooo jealous of Sarah’s powerful role and involvement in Tea Party Express that he resorted to this petty statement. Mitch Daniels, Tim Pawlenty, and even Chris Christie who just endorsed Mike Castle with lavish praise? Good grief. Armey is “out to lunch.”


15 posted on 09/10/2010 11:08:22 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: RachelFaith

But I agree, it won’t be the ‘Jim who?’ BS.


16 posted on 09/10/2010 11:08:49 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: onyx

Christie is also pro-gun control and pro-mosque.


17 posted on 09/10/2010 11:12:53 PM PDT by firebrand
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To: onyx

Fortunately, with Demint and Bolton and Arpaio likely to run, Sarah can stick to making reality shows and tweets.


18 posted on 09/10/2010 11:13:35 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: RachelFaith; 2ndDivisionVet

I don’t think DeMint is going to run. I think he’ll endorse Romney, (again). I also think he probably wants and I think (needs) to be Senate majority leader or minority leader if November falls short. We really have to keep the strong senators in the senate, otherwise the senate will remain in the hands of a weak leader with the squishes voting with democrats on important issues.

Furthermore, should the GOP regain the majority for 2011, DeMint should be the one setting the GOP agenda.


19 posted on 09/10/2010 11:16:47 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: pissant
Hunter is a far superior speaker, actually.

When Duncan Hunter is scheduled to speak, people from miles around....stay home.

20 posted on 09/10/2010 11:16:54 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: firebrand

Yeah, and Christie has convinced me that he wants to remain NJ’s governor.


21 posted on 09/10/2010 11:17:51 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

Who was a better speaker in the 08 race?


22 posted on 09/10/2010 11:19:18 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

23 posted on 09/10/2010 11:19:55 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: pissant

You’re a “cackle of rads” of your very own! “Possessed” LOL.


24 posted on 09/10/2010 11:21:31 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

ROFL The man is out of office. He has a constituency of ONE.


25 posted on 09/10/2010 11:22:46 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Must suck to be a cultist. But hey, if you post 50 pics of her each day til 2012, you might earn your way to the next thetan level.


26 posted on 09/10/2010 11:24:21 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant

Who sings better in the shower? No one knows if no one hears.


27 posted on 09/10/2010 11:24:21 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: pissant

I could think of worse guys.

Adequate experience in government. No executive experience in government but has run a marketing research firm and presumably met a payroll. He’s also been a drummer in a cover band - a definite plus!


28 posted on 09/10/2010 11:24:53 PM PDT by InABunkerUnderSF (Anyone who has read Roman history knows a barbarian invasion when they see one.)
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To: MARTIAL MONK

That’s what I thought. gum flapping ignorance.


29 posted on 09/10/2010 11:25:09 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
Here ya go "possessed"...


30 posted on 09/10/2010 11:29:47 PM PDT by onyx (If you support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: InABunkerUnderSF

We need all the warriors we can get. No more timid pansy ass RINOs and dems


31 posted on 09/10/2010 11:31:29 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: onyx
Really Onyx, do any of these guys stand a chance against Obama or Hillary? Not that they aren't good men but the climate has to change a whole lot before any of them can knock it out of Bo's or Hillarys park. They simply do not have the notoriety and sadly that will be necessary with the caliber of voters that vote these days.
32 posted on 09/10/2010 11:35:40 PM PDT by caww
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To: pissant
"IF Palin were a pole dancer it would be Pole Dancers or Flag officers, I reckon."

Not the sexism again: Tap dancing in a minefield is not recommended.

33 posted on 09/10/2010 11:40:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: caww
Really Onyx, do any of these guys stand a chance against Obama or Hillary?

I guess Obama's 23% strongly approve vs his 47% strongly disapprove doesn't cut any ice with you.

34 posted on 09/10/2010 11:42:26 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: pissant
We need all the warriors we can get. No more timid pansy ass RINOs and dems

Yeah you're totally right, that's why most here are for Sarah Palin........LOL!

35 posted on 09/10/2010 11:44:09 PM PDT by The Cajun
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To: The Cajun; pissant; onyx


36 posted on 09/11/2010 12:34:17 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I don't need a newspaper to know the world's been shaved by a drunken barber.)
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To: pissant; alrea; Amanda King; americanophile; Artemis Webb; Babsig; be-baw; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
  
Jim
DeMint
Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? Just FReepmail me.

Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.

Jim is running for reelection this November. If you like his philosophy, consider tossing him some bucks.

37 posted on 09/11/2010 12:38:48 AM PDT by upchuck (If we let the federal gvmnt live beyond its means, we will soon have to live below ours. ~Joe Miller)
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To: upchuck

Thanks. Jim’s been getting some good attention.


38 posted on 09/11/2010 12:42:01 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: okie01

Those will change again as he creates events that will make him smell like a rose....Heck look at Ol’Mcbain..he was dead in his tracks and he was handed the go ahead by whoever was working behind the scenes to take out all the other potentials....I don’t underestimate BO one bit...nor those who brought the jerk into office.

Bo will either not run and ol Hitlary will step into the fray....or he’l rise again and we better have a great candidate who can shine....unfortunately there are none in the group mentioned here....apart from PAlin.


39 posted on 09/11/2010 12:42:02 AM PDT by caww
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
LOL, trying to get "The Pisser" to come out and play some more are you?
Think he had to go to bed after that fantasy "Sarah as a pole dancer" post number 9 of his ;^)
40 posted on 09/11/2010 12:55:46 AM PDT by The Cajun
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To: caww
...[McCain] was dead in his tracks and he was handed the go ahead by whoever was working behind the scenes to take out all the other potentials....

Who do ya suppose constitute this shadowy group. Is it the CFR? The Tri-Lateral Commission? Or the Illuminati?

Or is it another "them" altogether?

41 posted on 09/11/2010 1:06:02 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: okie01

Those who adhere to the Globalist agenda....I’m not into all this theory stuff....but it has been entertaining for some...It is a global intention and a International agenda of leaderships in most every nation.

WHy do you think the banks are holding off loans?....You cannot form a wold governance without money reserves.... To integrate the monetary system you have to know where the money is, how much, and what the nations have. When this is known and the who has the most is determined the nations with the most will of course have the most clout....


42 posted on 09/11/2010 1:14:18 AM PDT by caww
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To: caww
WHy do you think the banks are holding off loans?....

The banks are holding off loans because, for the most part, businesses aren't seeking them.

That...and the fact that they can borrow money from the fed at close to zero interest and earn 4% buying treasuries.

43 posted on 09/11/2010 1:19:36 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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To: onyx
-—”I don’t think DeMint is going to run”-—

Everyone knows he's not running. He's already said he's “too smart” to run, and openly offered alternative choices he'd support for 2012 (Romney, Jeb, Daniels).

Basically, all the hopes of Jim DeMint running in 2012 came from some Brody File interview where he also implied he wasn't running, but wouldn't say “So help me God if I even consider running, may the Lord crush my children with an asteroid!!!” so that obviously means he's going to run.

He's not.

Jim Demint wants to be Senate Majority Leader. He has let his friends know this, and most current Senators have been noticing this. A few news sources have already pointed-out his strategy. He has been working behind the scenes to support some Conservative Senate candidates who will vote for him in if they win election, and has even endorsed the occasional RINO over a Conservative because they are good friends, and he knows they will almost certainly vote for him too (Graham, Rossi, etc.). If the Tea Party is successful this November, DeMint will have at least 20 total votes behind him for the race for Senate Majority Leader. That, coupled with our grassroots demand to elect him following the election, should be enough.

We need DeMint as Senate Majority leader. We need him setting the agenda in the U.S. Senate and acting as the first true-blue Conservative Senate Majority leader in quite some time. He knows this, too, which is why he's been using a PAC fund to support candidates he is confident will help him form that Conservative Senate coalition, and actually have enough votes (for a change) to elect a CONSERVATIVE leader in the Senate instead of the usual squish.

Give me DeMint as Majority Leader, Cantor as Speaker, and Palin as President. Then watch the American engine churn once again!

44 posted on 09/11/2010 4:36:47 AM PDT by TitansAFC ("Lindsey Graham is a great leader....and America needs him in the Senate" - Jim DeMint)
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To: pissant
I remember not so long ago,

DICK ARMEY CAMPAIGNS WITH KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON

for governor.
45 posted on 09/11/2010 4:40:22 AM PDT by McGruff (How's that Hopey Changey thingy workin for ya?)
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To: upchuck

B U M P


46 posted on 09/11/2010 6:39:59 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: pissant

I think that’s true.

Palin, if she runs, is going to face strong opposition from Republican Party leadership. Old RINO’s die hard.


47 posted on 09/11/2010 6:45:07 AM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: okie01
The banks are holding off loans because, for the most part, businesses aren't seeking them....

those that do are refused...but even so the Gov. regulations and the healthcare bill, projected expense, has been timely has it not? It has frozen businesses from expanding....they have things covered on both ends.

48 posted on 09/11/2010 7:19:25 AM PDT by caww
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To: pissant

This is perhaps the best suggestion Dick Armey has made in years. Jim DeMint in an outstanding public servant, a true statesman — and I’m glad he’s my Senator. If he run’s for President, I’d almost have to support him (despite my affection and respect for Sarah).

Jim, however, has repeatedly said he has no interest in running for President. And frankly, I’d hate for SC AND the nation to lose him in the Senate! God knows SC hasn’t got another Senator with his salt! And DeMint is the ONLY real Conservative heir to the late, great Jesse Helms currently in the upper House in Washington.

Something to think about though!


49 posted on 09/11/2010 8:51:42 AM PDT by patriot preacher
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To: caww
...they have things covered on both ends.

Ah, yes. The mysterious "they". The dread Globalists...

Conspiring once again to keep the little man down.

50 posted on 09/11/2010 9:09:38 AM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance on Parade)
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