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Not Time for Republicans To Compromise
National Review ^ | 7/12/2011 | Senator Jim DeMint

Posted on 07/12/2011 2:08:41 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross

As debt-limit negotiations consume Capitol Hill, Sen. Jim DeMint (R., S.C.) urges Republicans to be cautious. “The president is a magician,” he says in an interview with National Review Online. “He has been using sleight of hand. This is not time for Republicans to find compromise, we have to figure out how to stop him.”

If not, and Republicans deal, DeMint warns that such a move would be “suicidal.”

“Any grand deal would not get through the House,” DeMint says. “The president knows what he’s doing — he’s trying to get the Republicans to renege on their pledge not to raise taxes.” If Republicans break that pledge, “the same thing that happened to [President George H.W.] Bush will happen to us: we’ll get thrown out.”

DeMint emphasizes that Republicans have discussed increasing the debt limit in “good faith,” but after pushing for structural fiscal reforms, they were told by Democrats that tax increases had to be part of the equation. “The president is not serious about dealing with the debt,” he says. “It’s clear his only objective, in recent days, has been to burn up the clock and push Republicans against the wall.”

DeMint does not believe that President Obama would ever consider major entitlement reforms, even though the president said he would at a press conference earlier this week. “It’s frustrating,” DeMint says. “Americans are tired of Obama’s condescending rhetoric. Congress can’t vote on a speech. The only thing the president has sent us all year, in writing, is a budget to increase the debt over $10 trillion.”

“All he is doing is trying to make Republicans look unreasonable,” DeMint says. “He knew when these negotiations started that tax increases could never be on the table. For him to throw them back on, talking about corporate jets, it’s poll-tested politics.”


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: compromise; not; time
Senator DeMint. Convince your colleagues in the Senate about this. If the Minority Leader caves on this critical issue, it's your time to take over.
1 posted on 07/12/2011 2:08:45 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross

They already caved. Check it.


2 posted on 07/12/2011 2:10:32 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

He needs to take Mitch behind the woodshed and whip him good.


3 posted on 07/12/2011 2:25:42 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: screaminsunshine
The House is where we have the power. And they seem to be holding strong.
4 posted on 07/12/2011 2:29:52 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Notice that the usual lib Congressional bloviators are not hugely vocal? They do not want to take up Obama’s cause—lethal poling. Call Obama’s bluff. Dollar for dollar cuts for increase in the debt limit. Final offer.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 2:35:40 PM PDT by LALALAW (one of the asses whose sick of our "ruling" classes)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Boner has enough RINOS to for a RINO/RAT coalition. He will. We are screwed.


6 posted on 07/12/2011 2:40:25 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: screaminsunshine
We are screwed.

Screwed? Did you say 'Screwed'?!!!

7 posted on 07/12/2011 2:44:06 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

SCREWED!!!!?


8 posted on 07/12/2011 2:46:12 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (Socialism...Easier said than done.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

What does he say now to the latest from Bitch McConnell, eh??


9 posted on 07/12/2011 3:08:40 PM PDT by La Enchiladita
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To: La Enchiladita

Hopefully he asks for the keys to the Minority Leader’s office.


10 posted on 07/12/2011 3:12:34 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: screaminsunshine
Obama drew the line in the sand, hold him to it. Never give in. We may never get another chance.
11 posted on 07/12/2011 3:21:17 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: Servant of the Cross
DeMint does not believe that President Obama would ever consider major entitlement reforms, even though the president said he would at a press conference earlier this week.

This President is a lying piece of garbage. He is insane. DeMint is right not believing in this communists jackass.

12 posted on 07/12/2011 3:29:11 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Servant of the Cross

A journalist—back when they were men— said “compromise “ is a good umbrella but a poor roof.” The US Army Drill Sgt. assigned my group taught us someone trained by the US Army had taught him that “Compromise was the first step of a man defeated by his foes. I can agree with both. And I agree with the sentiment “NOW is NOT the time for the GOP to “compromise” The enemy has the “already captured Press” ,They will be expected to sound like the Democratic Whip Hoyer blaming the Republicans- like their Big Government President Obama/Soetoro Whoever the H-— it is? They think the American people are too stupid to understand this aint about the debt—it is ALL about Power -as it always has been for the Democratic Party of Deception and Destruction.I will remember in November if any deals is made with the enemy, My Votes will NOT go for anybody who has put their Party ahead of “we the People” If the enemy steals the entire Govt. WHO Cares— Our Govt has made itself irrelevant a very long time ago when it first decided political power trumped service in fear of God.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 3:42:22 PM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: screaminsunshine
Boner has enough RINOS to for a RINO/RAT coalition. He will. We are screwed.

NFW, we are not screwed.

The freshmen pubbies in the house will not cave, therefore the crying bartender from Columbus, will not cave, because he knows that if he does, Eric Cantor will replace this bawling boy.

14 posted on 07/12/2011 3:55:54 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages.)
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To: USS Alaska

Cantor, unfortunately, is scant improvement.


15 posted on 07/12/2011 4:18:35 PM PDT by moonhawk (The only problem I have with burying Bin Laden at sea is that he was already dead.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Mitch tried a complicated 3rd contingency plan. But, that is not a real cave . It is so complex that Obama said No already or tried to evade it. Mitch’s comments on the Senate floor was indeed his real feelings. No deal with this guy in the WH so he must go. DeMint should just keep the pressure on because voters are I know via emails and calls.


16 posted on 07/12/2011 4:24:39 PM PDT by phillyfanatic
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17 posted on 07/12/2011 4:28:43 PM PDT by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Obama hasn’t offered up a plan so how is a compromise possible?


18 posted on 07/12/2011 4:33:20 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Republicans have a long history of selling us out one freedom at a time.

I hope they hold firm this time, but I’m waiting for the news they caved.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 6:17:15 PM PDT by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: upsdriver

Well, it’s just that apparently ‘compromise’ means “do it my way.”


20 posted on 07/12/2011 6:30:47 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
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21 posted on 07/13/2011 10:03:23 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Never compromising is having the will to be fearless and relentless, while remaining confident and true to yourself, no matter what the obstacles.


22 posted on 07/14/2011 1:03:43 PM PDT by mstone2011 (COMPROMISE IS PLANNED FAILURE (TM))
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