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Sen. Jim DeMint tells CNN: GOP is dead if ‘we don’t do what we say’
Orlando Sentinel ^ | 9/18/10 | Hal Boedecker

Posted on 09/18/2010 3:37:10 PM PDT by pissant

Edited on 09/18/2010 3:46:55 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., puts the future of the Republican Party in harsh terms in an interview Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union With Candy Crowley.” And DeMint is talking about the GOP’s future, even if the Republicans do well in the midterm elections.


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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: demint; demint2012; jimdemint; realconservatives
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Last Chance Gulch.
1 posted on 09/18/2010 3:37:14 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

DeMint gets it!


2 posted on 09/18/2010 3:38:26 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: pissant

Damn straight and we have a whole list of demands that haven’t even made the top 10 list.


3 posted on 09/18/2010 3:39:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: pissant
One last chance.

As Louis XIV said: "Apres moi, le Deluge."

4 posted on 09/18/2010 3:40:06 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Things will change after the revolution, but not before.)
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I love it. Left of Europe. More like Cuba.


5 posted on 09/18/2010 3:41:06 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: ClearCase_guy

He's Right.


6 posted on 09/18/2010 3:41:25 PM PDT by RED SOUTH
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To: pissant

I would agree with that. Real cuts in spending, real health care reform, real immigration enforcement would do for starters. Unfortunately I’m not sure that Boehner and McConnell and Cantor have gotten the message yet.


7 posted on 09/18/2010 3:41:43 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: pissant

I’d say BOTH parties have ONE LAST CHANCE to get things right.

Pubbies moreso.

The lot of them are looking a self-immolation as a viable option should they examine their actions and consequences for the ambitions of absolute power.

ONE

LAST

TIME


8 posted on 09/18/2010 3:42:19 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: pissant

He is a Crat Killer.


9 posted on 09/18/2010 3:42:23 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (counter revolutionary)
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To: pissant

One can’t help admiring Mr DeMint for saying in public what we’ve been saying among ourselves....

He’s way out on a limb, here, and it’s up to us to make sure that limb stays safely un-sawed....


10 posted on 09/18/2010 3:44:55 PM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: cripplecreek

Just off the top of my head....

Kill ObamaCare

Kill the stimulus(es)

Cut the federal budget...DRASTICALLY

Win in Afghanistan (no more fiddle-effing)

Build the double border fence and deport the illegals

Gut the EPA

Cut Cap Gains and ALL business taxes

Gut Fannie and Freddie


11 posted on 09/18/2010 3:45:09 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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Why can’t we also expect Speaker Boehner to at least initiate impeachment proceedings in the House?


12 posted on 09/18/2010 3:46:45 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: pissant

I believe there are real ethical issues with human cloning. But I’d really like to see about 60 Jim DeMints.


13 posted on 09/18/2010 3:47:09 PM PDT by bereanway
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To: pissant

More to the point, the GOP is dead if you don’t do what WE say. By “we” I mean your constituents, those you are supposed to represent!


14 posted on 09/18/2010 3:48:21 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: pissant

The biggest problem is that they haven’t made any promises at all. It’s been years since the Republicans had any kind of platform. The House is coming out with some mini-contract with America, but it is supposedly much smaller and incomplete. The Republican Senate won’t commit to anything at goals at all; they just react to whatever the Democrats do.


15 posted on 09/18/2010 3:48:21 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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Something that gets lost in all the tax talk is the fact that overegulation and overunionization are harming business just as much as high taxes, probably more so.


16 posted on 09/18/2010 3:49:42 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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...and undo that “Chicken of the Sea” Executive Order Zero just passed that includes the Great Lakes.


17 posted on 09/18/2010 3:50:16 PM PDT by madison10
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To: pissant

I will probably get flamed for this, but I think the “We the People” movement needs to ditch the idea of “Republican” totally. The name “Republican” is just as soiled and stinky as the name “Democrat”.


18 posted on 09/18/2010 3:51:37 PM PDT by StrictTime (I used to be disgusted, now I try to be amused.)
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To: pissant
Without 60 votes in the Senate they can only negotiate around the edges. Shutting down the government is about the best that can happen. It will take big changes in 2012 the really make changes. I do think that a big enough victory in November might scare the crap out of both sides enough to repeal most of Obamacare.

They can certainly make life miserable for the Democrats and Obama.

19 posted on 09/18/2010 3:56:55 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: StrictTime
I will probably get flamed for this, but I think the “We the People” movement needs to ditch the idea of “Republican” totally. The name “Republican” is just as soiled and stinky as the name “Democrat”.

Think of the Republican Party as a bucket: we don't need what's in it now, but empty it might come in handy.

20 posted on 09/18/2010 3:57:04 PM PDT by Grut
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