Skip to comments.Senate jam: DeMint also vows to block Obama speech
Posted on 08/31/2011 5:31:33 PM PDT by maggief
Sen. Jim DeMint vowed Wednesday to try to block President Barack Obama from addressing a joint session of Congress on the same day as a Republican presidential debate next week.
Obama could learn something from the GOP, DeMint reasoned, in adding his voice and his vote to a growing chorus of Republican objections.
The president should pick another night. Im planning to watch the Republican primary debate and the president should watch it, too,
The iconic South Carolina conservative said. If he has a jobs proposal, put it in writing, give us a cost estimate, and send it over. I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter. If he insists on playing politics by picking the night of the GOP debate, I will object to the session.
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good for demint.
At last the GOP is begining to get a SPINE.
This is getting good and also fun!
Bambi the effette, could learn a lot from REAL men (and women). What a sick combination, an effeminate thug, he is.
Man, that’s great. Thank you Mr. DeMint.
DeMint says Obama should pay attention to his would-be opponents.
He will hear job creation ideas that dont involve more wasteful stimulus spending, DeMint said. And hell hear ideas that dont include job-destroying tax hikes.
Jim DeMint has always had a spine.........as have many others in the Republican party.
Oh my word, I think I am in love.
@chucktodd Chuck Todd
Can report that WH aides and Boehner aides are meeting now, trying to come to an agreed upon time and date.
1 hour ago via web
Oh wow, I like what DeMint said.
So true Senator DeMint. I am tired of all the BS too.
If I remember correctly, Jim DeMint threatened to filibuster the debt ceiling vote unless he got a balanced budget amendment along with it.
To tell the truth, I don’t remember the details of how that turned out. But I sure don’t remember a DeMint filibuster; nor do I remember a balanced budget amendment approved by the Senate.
Har! obama sunk again!
God Bless ya, Jim.
“Block the speech” is yellow journalism. Politico is not a news org but a propaganda organization. DeMint cannot block Obama from doing anything, but he can exercise influence over his fellow Senators and GOP colleagues.
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