Skip to comments.DeMint Drops Bid to Delay Action on New START (selling America OUT)
Posted on 12/15/2010 4:20:59 PM PST by stockpirate
Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., backed off threats today to force a reading of the New START arms-reduction treaty after the White House assailed the delay tactic as a new low.
Senate leaders had estimated that a full reading of the accord could take 15 hours, which would have thrown a wrench into ambitious plans to finish work on New START, an omnibus spending bill, and several other pieces of legislation before the Senate adjourns for the year.
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Rupbulicans are giving all they can to assist the democrats in driving the final nails in to our freedoms.
Sure doesn’t take big talkers long to cave, does it. Call them a name or say it’s a “new” low and they go into hiding. Guess they don’t want to be remembered as the ones who created a “new” low.
Second party, anyone? We only have one now.
Oh Noes! They would have to delay a vote 15 hours to hear what’s in the bill!
Why does DeMeint care what the WH thinks.
Willing to bet he got his price paid. Wonder what it was?
¨...a new low....¨
So what? Why is DeMint caving on this?
Maybe DeMint has more than 34 against it. Let us hope so. This is a terrible treaty. Why would he cave so fast?
Our forefathers weep.
Is there not one out of 100 who will stop this train wreck?
One out of 535?
Sen. McCaskill was right—it is time for pitchforks.
They are all socialists, we are under tyranny now, God help us all.
Prolly a don't don't tell deal. Don't ask, 'cause he ain't telling.
They're all whores.
maybe a bj from Ob
Et tu Jim?....sigh. I though you had more than that, what a dissapointment.
This guy is a real a-hole who lacks the courage of his convictions. How many times is DeMint and our “other” leaders going to threaten to stick up for us before we stop buying their BS.
I can’t believe that some here would support this guy for President over a very qualified candidate who keeps her word and is out there fighting for the American people every day.
Maybe they have photos of DeMint and Graham in some quesionable poses.
DeMint supported Graham in his last primary....so maybe DeMint is not the leader we think he is
Exactly. Sarah talks the talk, AND walks the walk, against a lot more pressure than this.
They should change their first names to "Neal" and "Bob".
The only Republican with any testicular fortitude is Sarah Palin.
The rest are a bunch of geldings.
And to think South Carolina actually used to produced people that used to stand up to the feds.
Now we got Mr. Cave-O-Matic and Senatard Priss.
Would that be Sarah or Michelle (at this point either one is fine by me).
Oops, he got bad press...Republicans don’t like bad press...Republican voters don’t like bad press...even Freepers prefer candidates who don’t get bad press, calling it “too much baggage”.
Which is why the ballot box can no longer save us.
God help us. How much more will need to reverse.
America, as we used to know it, is GONE!! Up in Polesmokers.
Sarah will never cave... she is the real deal... caving is not in her makeup. I do not know how to have anything but disdain for this government. It is the worst government the US has ever had... and that is saying something.
et tu, DeMint?
Gosh Senator, it didn’t take long for those principles to be sold down the river.
But if she is the Republican nominee, I will have to cast my vote for someone else. I quit voting for Republicans two elections ago. A pox on BOTH the Democrat and Republican parties.
Wait one minute! Who is the Senator that bucked the establishment and supported all the new conservative Senators. Sen. DeMint is one of the real conservatives we have. Either he has enough votes to shoot this down or something else is going on, but he has stood alone fighting the system for a while.
I cant believe that some here would support this guy for President over a very qualified candidate who keeps her word and is out there fighting for the American people every day.
Good points. Some people need to see this thread...
You might want to get your facts together before demonstrating your ignorance of the matter...
“START Passage Looks Dead for 2010”:
In what looks like a decisive blow, at least eight Republican senators including some the White House was counting on will announce this afternoon they cannot vote to ratify President Barack Obamas New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia this year.
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R., Tenn.), Sens. Jon Kyl of Arizona, Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, John Thune of South Dakota, Christopher Bond of Missouri, Orrin Hatch of Utah, Saxby Chambliss of Georgia, George LeMieux of Florida and Mark Kirk of Illinois have called a press conference for 2:45 p.m. today to announce their opposition to ratification of the treaty during the lame-duck session.
Sens. Alexander and Kirk had given favorable signals about the treaty, and White House officials considered Sen. LeMieux a likely vote. Treaties need 67 senators for ratification...
DeMint has consistently been one of the top three or four most conservative Senators, and none of the FReepers on this thread know all the facts involved, yet they are blasting DeMint as though he were an enemy of the Republic.
Did any of them bother calling his office for an explanation before condemning him? Or is it hanging first, trial later?
Sarah needs to go on Fox and address her feeling about DeMint and all the other losers that are caving in to the dems on these lameduck bills. Better yet, I would love to see her crash the congress floors and step up to the podium during their sessions and give’em hell on national tv. Although, the last statement might be a little hard to do but knowing Sarah, she is probably thinking about it. :-)
I’m EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED!
Why is this voted lame duck congress trying to go against the will of the people? This without a doubt will endanger every citizen in this country. This is a modern day Neville Chamberlain deal with Adolf Hitler.
This deal is so dangerous that the enemy can attack us with a nuclear and/or biological weapon and fear of a nuclear retaliation.
“This guy is a real a-hole who lacks the courage of his convictions. How many times is DeMint and our other leaders going to threaten to stick up for us before we stop buying their BS.”
-Um, would you waste time on something when it’s already finished?...
No, we’re all fed up with the House DADT vote and kneejerking to make us feel better.
That’s how I feel anyway.
There, I said it.
Man, you guys fold like cheap suits. Have a little faith. Sen. DeMint has always been a solid conservative and he has been a big supporter of new conservatives getting elected. He has taken on incumbent rino's in the primaries. This treaty hasn't been passed yet, maybe he stopped the reading because he's got the votes to stop it.
You wouldn’t let facts stand in the way of a good hanging, would you? /s
No longer will I try to work within the GOP party. My last hope is resting on the tea party candidates. If they cave, all is lost, I’ll hunker down for the fight. My last line of defense is the new guys. After that, it’s all men for himself.
We’ve tried all legal avenues, if that doesn’t work, plan b.
Talk big and collapse like a house of cards witht eh slightest criticism.
WTF? Read the treaty dammit! DeMint: do it or you are done with me.
See that Pissant. This is your butt boy. Real spine there. You wonder why we support Sarah. Here’s a clue. She is the only one that will stand up to the socialists and doesn’t mind taking all the crap thrown her way.
I left the GOP after the Nevada primary when the asshat RINOs came out of the woodwork and pulled their collective pants down and bent over for Reid.
So you think its good to wipe out half our nuclear subs while China is building nuclear subs? What about not retaliating with nuclear weapons after we have been hit by a biological and/or chemical attack?
This is coming from a Senate that is worried that the next Senate will not pass it. The fact that it’s being rammed down should give you great concern.
DeMint is a disgrace. Always giving up. Just keep delaying everything, using every known and yet undiscovered loophole and procedure!!!!
“Man, you guys fold like cheap suits. Have a little faith. Sen. DeMint has always been a solid conservative and he has been a big supporter of new conservatives getting elected. He has taken on incumbent rino’s in the primaries. This treaty hasn’t been passed yet, maybe he stopped the reading because he’s got the votes to stop it.”
-See my comment #35.
I spent all day on the phone calling DC. Did you? I spoke to many Senate offices and I spoke with DeMint's people... they registered my statement and refused to discuss anything beyond DeMint “standing strong”. I did not bash him... I pointed out that it appears that he caved and that Sarah has never caved... and she had ample opportunity in Alaska to do so... taking the easy route... but she never did.
If DeMint did bail out... and it appears at this point that he did... he has done himself tremendous damage. Some of us have ZERO tolerance for any further political bullsh!t. That is it... bottom line... no negotiation.