Skip to comments.Sen. Jim DeMint tells CNN: GOP is dead if ‘we don’t do what we say’
Posted on 09/18/2010 3:37:10 PM PDT by pissantEdited 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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DeMint gets it!
Damn straight and we have a whole list of demands that haven’t even made the top 10 list.
As Louis XIV said: "Apres moi, le Deluge."
I love it. Left of Europe. More like Cuba.
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.
I’d say BOTH parties have ONE LAST CHANCE to get things right.
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.
He is a Crat Killer.
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....
Just off the top of my head....
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
Why can’t we also expect Speaker Boehner to at least initiate impeachment proceedings in the House?
I believe there are real ethical issues with human cloning. But I’d really like to see about 60 Jim DeMints.
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!
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.
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.
...and undo that “Chicken of the Sea” Executive Order Zero just passed that includes the Great Lakes.
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”.
They can certainly make life miserable for the Democrats and Obama.
Think of the Republican Party as a bucket: we don't need what's in it now, but empty it might come in handy.