Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

DeMint won't target GOP yes votes (DeMint surrenders to Obama, McConnell and Reid)
Politico ^ | 8/1/11 | Politico

Posted on 08/01/2011 6:12:04 PM PDT by jimbo123

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) says he's not going to target incumbent Republican senators who back the debt deal.

"I respect how any of those folks vote, I obviously disagree. This is not a good deal for America," DeMint told POLITICO Monday evening. "I respect how any of my colleagues vote on this."

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: jimdemint; pragmaticdemint; rino; sellout; southcarolina; traitor
DeMint surrenders. Pathetic coward.
1 posted on 08/01/2011 6:12:10 PM PDT by jimbo123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: jimbo123
-- DeMint surrenders. Pathetic coward. --

I'll hold fire on that conclusion, pending how much support (or withholding of support) he sends the way of the spendthrift republicans.

2 posted on 08/01/2011 6:16:58 PM PDT by Cboldt
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

I wouldn’t go that far. He will vote the right way. His mistake was answering this question.

Should have followed age old advice “If you don’t have something nice to say say nothing at all”


3 posted on 08/01/2011 6:17:03 PM PDT by wilco200 (11/4/08 - The Day America Jumped the Shark)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

But WE will.


4 posted on 08/01/2011 6:18:52 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cboldt

DeMint is McConnell’s b*tch. FAIL.


5 posted on 08/01/2011 6:20:41 PM PDT by jimbo123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Too damned many of them. I can’t blame him. But hopefully when the time comes he will just happen to support a lot of the right candidates.


6 posted on 08/01/2011 6:22:40 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

No need to knock DeMint.

RINOs are still going to be targeted.


7 posted on 08/01/2011 6:23:50 PM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Ryan, Cantor, West, DeMint — all disappointments.


8 posted on 08/01/2011 6:23:57 PM PDT by jersey117
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

DeMint respects weasels. I guess if they are good at being weasels they deserve some kind of respect. At least they remain true to themselves.


9 posted on 08/01/2011 6:25:42 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Actually, the anger should be focused on the “man” who could have led the house in the right direction but chose to surrender.

Boehner.


10 posted on 08/01/2011 6:26:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

I don’t think so Tim. He is still working his PAC isn’t he?


11 posted on 08/01/2011 6:27:12 PM PDT by libbylu (Game On!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: cripplecreek
Actually, the anger should be focused on the “man” who could have led the house in the right direction but chose to surrender. Boehner.

Nah. I've got more than enough anger to focus on the whole lot of 'em. No shortage whatsoever.

12 posted on 08/01/2011 6:28:26 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air.' -- Margaret Thatcher)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Oh yes, now DeMint is a RINO.

C’mon, folks.


13 posted on 08/01/2011 6:28:42 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

He should definitely be primaried.

p.s. does that require a sarcasm tag? — just in case-///////SSSSSS


14 posted on 08/01/2011 6:33:08 PM PDT by San Jacinto
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Cicero; Qbert; wilco200; All

i agree with you three. jimbo123 has his heart in the right place, but the wrong target. No need to knock DeMint.
Politico is just trying to isolate the FEW true conservatives even more.

DeMint is voting the right way.
and he just flat said his fellow Republicans are WRONG!
that takes courage.

especially when he’s not the leadership.

now someone like West, who calls us schizophenic, because we wanted the Tea Party freshmen to keep the faith, for reducing the out of control spending?

Boehner, telling good conservatives to “get their asses in line” ?!?

...i’ll support jimbo123 calling them any names he wants.
we had ONE chance, ONE piece of leverage, to get some REAL cuts, to save our nation. they betrayed us.


15 posted on 08/01/2011 6:36:25 PM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: upchuck

“Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.”


16 posted on 08/01/2011 6:38:01 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123
Remember last December when Jim DeMint promised to use every parliamentary method possible to prevent a vote on ObamaCare and backed down?

I trust Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Tim Scott and not many other Republicans.

17 posted on 08/01/2011 6:42:48 PM PDT by bwc2221
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123; 3D-JOY; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindy-true-supporter; concretebob; ...
I see ya. I see ya down there, jimbo. I'll show ya targeting.

BANG! BANG!


17½ posted on 08/01/2011 9:35:48 PM EDT by Jim DeMint

To: 3D-Joy; 50mm; AGreatPer; Bockscar; calcowgirl; cindyTrueSupporter; concretebob; Disco Dave; ...
Jimmy D's fingers are smokin'!

If you want off my ping list get over it!


18 posted on 08/01/2011 6:52:56 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

Bears repeating:

“Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.”


19 posted on 08/01/2011 6:54:07 PM PDT by jimbo123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123; 506Lake; alrea; Amanda King; americanophile; Babsig; be-baw; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
DeMint surrenders. Pathetic coward.

I respect your opinion. I and those on this ping list obviously disagree.

  
Jim
DeMint
Ping!

Want on or off this ping list? GET WITH THE PROGRAM! Just FReepmail me.

Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.

20 posted on 08/01/2011 6:56:17 PM PDT by upchuck (ANY plan that spreads cuts over 10 years is a canard. Cut NOW, not in ten years. 1% plan is a winner)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

BS

That’s an old quote.


21 posted on 08/01/2011 6:56:50 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2010/11/03/131043112/demint-warns-new-gop-senators-don-t-sell-out

Flashback: DeMint Warns New GOP Tea-Party Backed Senators: Don’t Sell Out

Many of the people who will be welcoming the new class of Senate conservatives to Washington never wanted you here in the first place. The establishment is much more likely to try to buy off your votes than to buy into your limited-government philosophy. Consider what former GOP senator-turned-lobbyist Trent Lott told the Washington Post earlier this year: “As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them...”

... Don’t let them. Co-option is coercion. Washington operates on a favor-based economy and for every earmark, committee assignment or fancy title that’s given, payback is expected in return. The chits come due when the roll call votes begin. This is how big-spending bills that everyone always decries in public always manage to pass with just enough votes.

But someone can’t be bribed if they aren’t for sale...

... Tea party Republicans were elected to go to Washington and save the country—not be co-opted by the club. So put on your boxing gloves. The fight begins today.


22 posted on 08/01/2011 6:57:14 PM PDT by jimbo123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: upchuck

http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2010/11/03/131043112/demint-warns-new-gop-senators-don-t-sell-out

Flashback: DeMint Warns New GOP Tea-Party Backed Senators: Don’t Sell Out

Many of the people who will be welcoming the new class of Senate conservatives to Washington never wanted you here in the first place. The establishment is much more likely to try to buy off your votes than to buy into your limited-government philosophy. Consider what former GOP senator-turned-lobbyist Trent Lott told the Washington Post earlier this year: “As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them...”

... Don’t let them. Co-option is coercion. Washington operates on a favor-based economy and for every earmark, committee assignment or fancy title that’s given, payback is expected in return. The chits come due when the roll call votes begin. This is how big-spending bills that everyone always decries in public always manage to pass with just enough votes.

But someone can’t be bribed if they aren’t for sale...

... Tea party Republicans were elected to go to Washington and save the country—not be co-opted by the club. So put on your boxing gloves. The fight begins today.


23 posted on 08/01/2011 6:58:11 PM PDT by jimbo123
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Don’t get your undies in a wad.


24 posted on 08/01/2011 7:05:01 PM PDT by Celtic Cross (The brain is the weapon; everything else is just accessories. --FReeper Joe Brower)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Here’s his newest statement. Not that old one.

DeMint had promised after last year’s election that he would not endorse any opponents to his fellow GOP lawmakers in the 2012 cycle. But now he is angry enough with the debt-ceiling compromise that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) struck with President Obama that he might back serious challengers to Republican senators who support the plan, according to a source close to the senator.

“He’s already opened the door to changing that policy in terms of supporting people in primaries — this deal could bring him to the point where he says he’s not going to make any guarantees,” said the source, who asked not to be identified because of the sensitive nature of intraparty relations. “It’s not a threat that he’s going to oppose anybody, but … if he does, nobody should be surprised.”


25 posted on 08/01/2011 7:05:18 PM PDT by Freddd (NoPA ngineers.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: rabscuttle385; jimbo123; upchuck
“Evil flourishes when good men do nothing.”

What you done for me lately?

26 posted on 08/01/2011 7:06:11 PM PDT by BufordP ("Drink me if you can't take a joke." -- Kool-aid)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: upchuck

I truly believe that Jim DeMint has been quietly working behind the scenes for more years than most Americans know to get us closer to a conservative American government. He has power that not many people understand.


27 posted on 08/01/2011 7:09:40 PM PDT by kaki
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Given that DeMint has been one of the leaders in pushing for principled ideas that reduce that debt and lead to a balanced budget, it would be foolish to turn on him for not wanting to start a civil war among his colleagues.


28 posted on 08/01/2011 7:11:45 PM PDT by RINOs suck
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: upchuck; jimbo123

Thanks for the ping, upchuck.

jimbo123, DeMint did not capitulate.

DeMint’s speech on the Senate floor this evening is a worthwhile listen. Unlike his fellow Republicans, DeMint knows what TEA membership is about.


29 posted on 08/01/2011 7:26:50 PM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: bwc2221

LOL - 17.5 by Jim DeMint


30 posted on 08/01/2011 7:28:49 PM PDT by Gene Eric (May our dreams converge for a free and prosperous nation.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

DeMint surrenders. Pathetic coward.


Just chill. Sen. DeMint is NO coward. Sometimes, when a battle is lost (and this one IS, effectively) it’s better to save your ammunition, keep your powder dry, and reposition your troops so that no more harm is done to them at this point.

Sure, stand against the enemy, expose and cry out against his obvious plans, but wait for a more opportune time to launch a full scale counter-assault. DeMinst knows this. He’ll bid his time. Boehner, McConnell and the Inside-the-Beltway RINO’s have made that certain — for now. That won’t last forever.


31 posted on 08/01/2011 8:03:54 PM PDT by patriot preacher
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: bwc2221

“I trust Sarah Palin, Rand Paul, Tim Scott and not many other Republicans. “

Better start digging if you’re going to move that mountain with a TEA spoon.


32 posted on 08/01/2011 8:11:06 PM PDT by listenhillary (2007 deficit 160 Billion, 2008 - 458 billion, 2009 -1.4 Trillion, 2010 - 1.6 Trillion)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: Recovering_Democrat
Oh yes, now DeMint is a RINO. C’mon, folks.

I believe the real problem is that conservatives don't really have a party in this coutry. Both republicans and democrats are the parties of the status quo. The only reason a lot of folks here are 'republican' is because they don't know what else to be. What "RINO" has essentially come to mean, is that the politician has no principles for which he will stand. At least no conservative principles worth mentioning. That means that the congresscritter is definitely a 'republican' because he fits right in with the rest of the slimy bastards, but he's not one of us..

33 posted on 08/01/2011 8:11:16 PM PDT by zeugma (The only thing in the social security trust fund is your children and grandchildren's sweat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123
... Tea party Republicans were elected to go to Washington and save the country—not be co-opted by the club. So put on your boxing gloves. The fight begins today.

I'd say he's down for the 10-count in the 2nd round. Didn't last long did he?

34 posted on 08/01/2011 8:15:40 PM PDT by zeugma (The only thing in the social security trust fund is your children and grandchildren's sweat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123
I don't see it as a sellout. We got what we could for now.It's time to take the next step. We didn't defeat Japan or Hitler in a day. Serious addictions require a 12-step program. We have to roll up our sleeves and one-by-one push this all the way through, building strength and momentum as we go.

Step Two: Fiscal Year 2012 begins October first, only one appropriations bill has been passed. Cut til it hurts, then cut some more.

Step Three: Get that 28th Constitutional Amendment written with teeth in it. Shame the Spendoholic members of Congress into voting for it. Call it the "Responsibility Amendment." Get it passed,

Step Four: Put the Screws to the Screwy Committee of 12 to be serious. Hardball. Take it to the people via TV.

Step Five: Nominate a proven brawler for President. Ryan or Rubio for VP for communication enhancement.

Step Six: Work our tails off to get the 28th Amendment through 38 state legislatures.

Step Seven: Take over the US Senate. 60 votes is not impossible.

Step Eight: Elect 30 more Tea Party seats to the House. It can be done, build more momentum.

Step Nine: Elect A Bengal Tiger to the Presidency (or Grizzly Bear, if it turns out that way).

Step Ten: Reduce borrowing to zero over 2 years. reach zero borrowing.

Step Eleven: Turn the Behemoth Around. Pay off $500 billion of debt first year, $1 Trillion year two, etc.

Step Twelve: Throw a really big coast-to-coast party.

It would be nice to do it all in a day, but it needs to be done step by relentless step.

35 posted on 08/01/2011 8:52:31 PM PDT by cookcounty (Nullius in Verba. "Take no man's word for it.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Jim DeMint is the least of our problems. Focus, people.


36 posted on 08/01/2011 8:55:41 PM PDT by Antoninus (Nothing that offends God can possibly be a legitimate right.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

I wonder if DeMint sees the Democrats as a bigger threat? Yes? No?


37 posted on 08/01/2011 9:01:23 PM PDT by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: patriot preacher
Just chill. Sen. DeMint is NO coward. Sometimes, when a battle is lost (and this one IS, effectively) it’s better to save your ammunition, keep your powder dry, and reposition your troops so that no more harm is done to them at this point.

Sure, stand against the enemy, expose and cry out against his obvious plans, but wait for a more opportune time to launch a full scale counter-assault. DeMinst knows this. He’ll bid his time. Boehner, McConnell and the Inside-the-Beltway RINO’s have made that certain — for now. That won’t last forever.


Exactly. It's not a surrender, it's a tactical retreat.

The problem, though, is that DeMint is even in this position. The fact that Boehner and, apparently, enough other Republicans supported this bill to get it through is what really pisses me off. This battle shouldn't have been lost. But it was, and not because of DeMint.
38 posted on 08/01/2011 9:35:49 PM PDT by Svartalfiar
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 31 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

Like I said, I respect your opinion. I realize, for whatever reason(s), you don’t like Sen. DeMint. That’s okay by me. I have no problem with that. Now, please repay the favor. I do like Sen DeMint. A lot. If you can’t deal with that, I feel sorry for you. Please run along and post as much as you want. I’m done having conversations with you.


39 posted on 08/01/2011 10:05:58 PM PDT by upchuck (ANY plan that spreads cuts over 10 years is a canard. Cut NOW, not in ten years. 1% plan is a winner)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 23 | View Replies]

To: BufordP
Thanks for all the pings, BufordP. Your nick brings back memories of one who tried to do the right thing. The price he paid was horrendous, but he stayed till he was no more.
40 posted on 08/02/2011 8:29:07 AM PDT by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: jimbo123

‘This is not a good deal for America,”’

DeMint agrees with us, but he doesn’t want to throw out good people because they are not perfect.


41 posted on 08/03/2011 8:57:02 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wilco200

“His mistake was answering this question.”

Probably so.

Libs, like Politico, will always try to divide conservatives, and trap us.


42 posted on 08/03/2011 8:59:01 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: upchuck

“I and those on this ping list obviously disagree.”

I don’t agree with DeMint 100% of the time, but I do agree with him 95% of the time, and this is one of those times. DeMint is a really good man.


43 posted on 08/03/2011 9:03:01 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson