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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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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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To: pissant

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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To: pissant

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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To: pissant

...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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To: pissant

US REP (D) Cohen vs. Bergmann in 9th Congressional District (D refuses to debate GOP Bergmann)VIDEO

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2591933/posts


21 posted on 09/18/2010 3:57:47 PM PDT by GailA (obamacare paid for by cuts & taxes on most vulnerable Veterans, retired Military, disabled & Seniors)
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To: pissant

And let me add;

SAVE MONEY EVERYWHERE! No more zootie-washin’ aid to Africa! No new paper money! Well,,,, you get my drift. These butt heads are spending our tax money on totally unnecessary things. I’ve had to tighten my belt, make them tighten up their ridiculous spending sprees.

SAVE MONEY EVERYWHERE THAT IT CAN BE SAVED INSTEAD OF SQUANDERING IT!!

I had an extremely brief interest in Perot, because I pictured him running around the Oval Orifice squeaking;
“Veto! Veto! We can’t afford this! Veto! Veto!”
Then I came to my senses. But we’re freakin’ broke! We need to stop all this crazy spending!

Arrgh! I need a break!


22 posted on 09/18/2010 3:58:09 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: pissant

In fifty years, Jim DeMint might be remembered as the man who more than any other turned this country back on course.


23 posted on 09/18/2010 3:58:50 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: pissant

In fifty years, Jim DeMint might be remembered as the man who more than any other turned this country back on course.


24 posted on 09/18/2010 3:58:50 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Non-Sequitur
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.

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Recovery requires a level playing field.

Abolish the corporate income tax! End the foolish restrictions on drilling for oil and gas on public lands!

Balanced trade with China. Implement a tariff, proportional to the trade deficits, on all imports from countries with whom we have been experiencing large chronic trade deficits. Countries like China with their subsidies and currency mispricing create a one-way flow of underpriced goods; goods that are destroying jobs in many sectors of our economy.

We are stuck with trillions in lost equity combined with trillions more in debt. Either we reverse this or we are the last generation of Americans. The elections in November are surely our last hope to force the federal beast back into its cage.



25 posted on 09/18/2010 4:03:26 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: StrictTime

I agree. I don’t like to say I’m a republican. I prefer conservative.


26 posted on 09/18/2010 4:04:53 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: pissant

Simple majority in both Houses, plus the President can pass a budget, including tax cuts, by “reconciliation”. (Same rule used to avoid filibuster on ObamaCare.) So a Republican president and congress could do A LOT even if they don’t have 60 Senate votes. They could defund almost anything.


27 posted on 09/18/2010 4:04:53 PM PDT by Siegfried X
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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”.
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Then we leave the Republican party as a base for the RINOs. We need to take over the party, not go third party.


28 posted on 09/18/2010 4:05:47 PM PDT by November 2010
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To: cripplecreek

Repeal DeathCare
Repeal DeathCare
Repeal DeathCare


29 posted on 09/18/2010 4:07:06 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Take back our country on November 2, 2010.)
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To: pissant
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

You're reading my mind.

DeMint is right. So many of the core are ready to go third-party. The "tea party" is the core trying to take back their party. If they fail, if the party grandees con them yet again, they'll bolt.

The only way to avoid seeing the party collapse is to get the big-government Repubs out, replaced with people who will fight.

But in the end, the GOP is just a vehicle, and its dispensable. The country is a one-off, one-shot deal. We either reclaim it, restore it, rescue it, or face our makers knowing we lost it.

30 posted on 09/18/2010 4:21:10 PM PDT by marron
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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.

31 posted on 09/18/2010 4:32:29 PM 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: pissant

I don’t want tax cuts. I want whole federal departments shut down or divided up and handed off to the states... for them to keep or close or do whatever they will with them.

Any program that doesn’t involve closing down whole departments is probably just shuffling the deck chairs on the slow-boat to China.

As another poster commented, taxes alone don’t do near the damage that over-regulation does, and that an overreaching overly proactive government does. Its not enough to talk about lowering taxes, we need to go after the tons of regulations with a shredder and a torch.

As for the economy, the quickest way to turn it around, so fast we’ll get whiplash, is to make a decision to become energy independent, completely. Drill, mine, build, drill and mine some more. Steamroll anything that gets in the way of drilling mining and building.

If we don’t do that, then get used to poverty because the damage we’ve done over the last several decades combined with the damage we’re doing now is going to be tough to overcome. Impossible to overcome where there is no will. Energy is life. Energy is wealth. The lack of it is poverty and slavery. I don’t mean to sound melodramatic. But the key to it all is energy. Thats why they are determined to take control of it.


32 posted on 09/18/2010 4:35:32 PM PDT by marron
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They need to do what Gov. Christie is doing in NJ on a national level or the whole Ponzi scheme that is SocSec/Medicare and now Obamacare will crash sooner rather than later...


33 posted on 09/18/2010 4:38:06 PM PDT by RobFromGa (The FairTax is to tax policy as Global Warming is to science.)
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To: pissant

yup ...I will not go back to the republican party.they are just as bad as democrats.


34 posted on 09/18/2010 4:39:52 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: upchuck

WHAT is that flag??? I don’t get it.


35 posted on 09/18/2010 4:49:13 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: pissant
If they won't represent me I'll find someone who will!

When my daughter was in high school a kid showed up here one day who came across very much like Meghan McCain. I made it clear I didn't want her hanging around in my home! I don't like unprincipled Dimbletwits!

36 posted on 09/18/2010 4:50:36 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter Of Fact, Not A Matter Of Opinion)
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To: BobP

I notice you don’t have any spending cuts in your proposal. Abolishing the corporate income tax will increase the deficit unless you have some real cuts in spending to go with it.


37 posted on 09/18/2010 5:04:48 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: RobFromGa

Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative. Supported by your hero Gov Christie.

Biggest freaking scam going. You’d best look into it before you buy the whole package.


38 posted on 09/18/2010 5:34:36 PM PDT by onona (dbada)
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To: jackibutterfly

State flag of South Carolina:

History

http://www.netstate.com/states/symb/flags/sc_flag.htm


39 posted on 09/18/2010 5:38:53 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: silentreignofheroes

Thank you - whew! I thought it was something islamic.


40 posted on 09/18/2010 5:54:49 PM PDT by jackibutterfly
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To: Non-Sequitur
Abolishing the corporate income tax will increase the deficit unless you have some real cuts in spending to go with it.

Maybe.

Abolishing the corporate income tax will make American companies more competitive, enabling them to hire more workers who will pay taxes. And the increased exports will bring home more dollars to slosh around in the economy spurring growth.

41 posted on 09/18/2010 6:02:51 PM PDT by Darth Reardon (I've gotta get a pair of cat handcuffs and I gotta get 'em right away.)
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To: jackibutterfly

No problem,know what you’re sayin’.


42 posted on 09/18/2010 6:04:04 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: Darth Reardon
Abolishing the corporate income tax will make American companies more competitive, enabling them to hire more workers who will pay taxes. And the increased exports will bring home more dollars to slosh around in the economy spurring growth.

Or just bump their profits and increase their share price.

43 posted on 09/18/2010 6:06:25 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: jackibutterfly
WHAT is that flag??? I don’t get it.

Jim DeMint is the junior Senator from South Carolina. That is South Carolina's flag. More info here.

44 posted on 09/18/2010 6:13:14 PM 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: pissant

Go get ‘em, Jim.


45 posted on 09/18/2010 6:17:16 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: madison10

Which one is that? Did I miss it?


46 posted on 09/18/2010 6:21:31 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: Darth Reardon

Don’t you dare talk supply-side economics here. This is a conservative website. /s


47 posted on 09/18/2010 6:32:15 PM PDT by 1rudeboy
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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”.

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Agreed. Short term though, we need to use the GOP. See how they do after 2010 but start working some alternative plan beginning November 3, should that be necessary.

Last call. The train is leaving the station.


48 posted on 09/18/2010 8:34:49 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Detente with the GOP - trust, but verify.)
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To: Grut

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

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LOL! Excellent! I will buy that analogy!

8-D


49 posted on 09/18/2010 8:36:56 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Detente with the GOP - trust, but verify.)
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To: jackibutterfly

South Carolina flag since colonial days.


50 posted on 09/18/2010 8:40:20 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Detente with the GOP - trust, but verify.)
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