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Senate jam: DeMint also vows to block Obama speech
POLITICO ^ | August 31, 2011 | JONATHAN ALLEN

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. I’m 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Business/Economy; Front Page News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: congress; demint; election2012; gopdebate; jobsspeech; jointsession; obama; obamajobsplan; obamajobsspeech; palin; presidentialdebate; totus
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1 posted on 08/31/2011 5:31:36 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

good for demint.


2 posted on 08/31/2011 5:33:23 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: maggief
I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.
3 posted on 08/31/2011 5:33:46 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: maggief

Bravo, Jim.


4 posted on 08/31/2011 5:34:03 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: maggief

At last the GOP is begining to get a SPINE.


5 posted on 08/31/2011 5:34:11 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

This is getting good and also fun!


6 posted on 08/31/2011 5:34:37 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: maggief

Bambi the effette, could learn a lot from REAL men (and women). What a sick combination, an effeminate thug, he is.


7 posted on 08/31/2011 5:34:38 PM PDT by Tzfat
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To: maggief

Man, that’s great. Thank you Mr. DeMint.


8 posted on 08/31/2011 5:36:30 PM PDT by Track9 (Make War!!)
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To: Red_Devil 232
Bonus:

DeMint says Obama should pay attention to his would-be opponents.

“He will hear job creation ideas that don’t involve more wasteful stimulus spending,” DeMint said. “And he’ll hear ideas that don’t include job-destroying tax hikes.”

9 posted on 08/31/2011 5:36:33 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Biggirl

Jim DeMint has always had a spine.........as have many others in the Republican party.


10 posted on 08/31/2011 5:37:32 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: maggief

FUBO


11 posted on 08/31/2011 5:37:55 PM PDT by samtheman (Perry/Cain'12; Sec Energy Palin)
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To: Red_Devil 232
I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.

Oh my word, I think I am in love.

12 posted on 08/31/2011 5:38:05 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: upchuck; maggief
WOO-HOO!



GO DEMINT!

13 posted on 08/31/2011 5:40:39 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

http://twitter.com/#!/chucktodd/statuses/109043660506673152

@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


15 posted on 08/31/2011 5:43:40 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Oh wow, I like what DeMint said.

So true Senator DeMint. I am tired of all the BS too.


16 posted on 08/31/2011 5:46:31 PM PDT by dforest
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To: maggief

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.


17 posted on 08/31/2011 5:47:03 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Trust in God, but row away from the rocks!)
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To: maggief

Har! obama sunk again!


18 posted on 08/31/2011 5:47:41 PM PDT by onyx (If you enjoy FR, support it! If you support Sarah Palin & want on her Busy Ping List, let me know.)
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To: maggief

God Bless ya, Jim.


19 posted on 08/31/2011 5:48:53 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (So much stress was put on Bush's Fault that it finally let go, magnitude 6)
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To: maggief

“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.


20 posted on 08/31/2011 5:51:45 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: maggief; All

Obama is getting worked over pretty good right now on Twitter #Obama.

One guy looks to be part black like Obama says...

Obama’s words are a lot like our currency - they’re worthless, abundant, and backed by nothing...

Thanks to #davebrock


21 posted on 08/31/2011 5:52:24 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: maggief

BRAVO DEMINT!!

This was a puerile and divisive stunt on Obama’s part!


22 posted on 08/31/2011 5:52:46 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: maggief

Why does it have to be an address to the joint session of Congress anyway? Why doesn’t he just give the speech from the WH?


23 posted on 08/31/2011 5:53:55 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: Red_Devil 232

My new tagline, and such a powerful statement from DeMint.


24 posted on 08/31/2011 5:53:59 PM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: ohioWfan

“Jim DeMint has always had a spine.........as have many others in the Republican party.”

Man, will you get blasted for that line...even though it’s true.


25 posted on 08/31/2011 5:54:12 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: maggief

Bachmann evidently stated: Obama shows ‘insecurity’ with debate move - Kay Henderson reports from Iowa.

What a hoot...


26 posted on 08/31/2011 5:55:11 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (McCain 5 yrs Left/1 year right "BAD!" - Republicans 3 yrs Right 1 year Left to elect RINOs. "Good?")
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To: Rudder

Actually Demint can block the a joint session speech. It takes a joint resolution by congress to allow the president to speak in congress. Obama is not a king and it’s time the congress make that clear to the little punk Chicago thug.


27 posted on 08/31/2011 5:55:15 PM PDT by penelopesire (Let The Congressional Hearings Begin!)
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To: Rudder
Correct

Barry can give his latest reading of crapola from the Oval Office during the GOP debate and give the same speech he'd give to a joint session of Congress. Hopefully, the GOP has learned from the treatment Barry gave Paul Ryan, and if you want to go back, Justice Alito and the USSC, in these staged "bi-partisan" Obama political events/joint sessions. At this point, if the GOP gives this lame duck President anything, then they really are the party of stupid.

28 posted on 08/31/2011 5:58:09 PM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: maggief

Ummm... Mr 0bama....see the wind stopped....and we do not have electricity....to power TOTUS.

Good luck with your address!


29 posted on 08/31/2011 5:59:18 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: FrdmLvr
The joint session would be for the “I'm in charge here” optics. Unless this idiot starts WWIII, the GOP shouldn't give him a joint session outside of the 2012 State of the Union until we all vote him out of office.
30 posted on 08/31/2011 5:59:44 PM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: onyx; 506Lake; alrea; Amanda King; americanophile; Babsig; be-baw; Canticle_of_Deborah; ...
Thanks for the ping onyx.

Jim DeMint: serving up platefulls of awesomesauce.

  
Jim
DeMint
Ping!

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

Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.

31 posted on 08/31/2011 6:01:27 PM PDT by upchuck (Rerun: Think you know hardship? Wait till the dollar is no longer the world's reserve currency.)
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To: Biggirl
At last the GOP is begining to get a SPINE.

Coincides quite nicely with Bambi's approval nosedive...


32 posted on 08/31/2011 6:03:16 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: maggief
I know better then to love any politician but I have a soft spot for him.

DeMint says Obama should pay attention to his would-be opponents. “He will hear job creation ideas that don’t involve more wasteful stimulus spending,” DeMint said. “And he’ll hear ideas that don’t include job-destroying tax hikes."

So much for using the Senate chamber. LOL

Whenever he does give this speech after all this fuss he's just going to look worse then usual. It'll offer nothing useful or new and his mystique is gone.

33 posted on 08/31/2011 6:03:58 PM PDT by Soul Seeker (“I will work every day to make Washington, D.C., as inconsequential in your lives as I can.”- Perr)
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To: maggief

ho-ly-cow

Demint and Boehner both found a set!?


34 posted on 08/31/2011 6:04:23 PM PDT by fnord (Republicans are just the right-wing of the left-wing of American politics)
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To: upchuck

Sign me up... Jim DeMint for President!!!!!!!


35 posted on 08/31/2011 6:04:59 PM PDT by catfish1957 (Hey algore...You'll have to pry the steering wheel of my 317 HP V8 truck from my cold dead hands)
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To: maggief

Ummm... Mr 0bama....see the wind stopped....and we do not have electricity....to power TOTUS.

Good luck with your address!


36 posted on 08/31/2011 6:05:21 PM PDT by Steven Tyler
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To: maggief

Has Obama responded yet? He’s going to say the GOP is putting party ahead of the country. We’ll see if America is dumb enough to fall for it.


37 posted on 08/31/2011 6:07:23 PM PDT by Huck (I don't believe there is just one God--humanity seems like the work of a committee to me.)
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To: Biggirl
The commie in chief and his bright red comrades running the "Democrat" party need to start killing and arresting the opposition if they have hope to have any chance of carrying their marxist agenda forward.

Apparently HUSSEINS CPUSA and COMINTERN masters didn't think the plan through .

The American officer corps would rather attack DC than carry out any more operations in support of our enemies foreign and domestic.

The vacationer in chief and his muslim brood will be kicked out on their crooked communist asses soon enough, the reds haven't figured out a way to stop election day.

38 posted on 08/31/2011 6:11:28 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: maggief

Nah, just let ‘em both go on. If the debate outrates the speech, we’ll call it a referendum on the Presidency, if not, we’ll change the subject. Gotta learn to start playing these things with the Dummy’s rules.


39 posted on 08/31/2011 6:12:38 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: Huck

all the news snippets and reports that I’ve been hearing are stating that Obama is going to make a joint session speech next wens nite...as if it’s written in stone.

I heard it on our FOX affiliate hear in MO and on the ABC radio news at the top of each hour.


40 posted on 08/31/2011 6:12:38 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin. 2012 Any questions?)
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To: fnord

This President is so weak at this point, only John McLame would support him. I fully expect McLame to start bashing Boehner and DeMint for not letting King Barry hold court by tomorrow.


41 posted on 08/31/2011 6:12:38 PM PDT by Carling (DeMint to Obama: I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.)
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To: FrdmLvr
Why does it have to be an address to the joint session of Congress anyway? Why doesn’t he just give the speech from the WH?

Because the Obozo wants to make a campaign speech in a forum where he'll get applause from the brain-dead dems. He wants to look presidential by having congress sitting at his feet while he blathers on about his "jobs" plan, with Bite Me popping up to cheerlead the applause every few seconds. Plus, nobody listens to his teleprompter cr*p from the WH anymore.

42 posted on 08/31/2011 6:13:19 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: maggief
Duh-bama should watch the debate and see from whom the next President will be chosen. It'll only make his impending defeat easier to swallow.


43 posted on 08/31/2011 6:14:55 PM PDT by RasterMaster ("To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: maggief

In most mass movements throughout history, the people are divided roughly into 30% groupings. 30% strongly support, 30% strongly oppose, and 30% don’t care.

Oh, if we could only get 30% of those who are supposedly for America to stand up against the leftists like DeMint has done, we might have a fighting chance of saving our republic.


44 posted on 08/31/2011 6:16:27 PM PDT by Ghost of Philip Marlowe (Prepare for survival.)
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To: maggief
WH aides and Boehner aides are meeting now

I hate that the "aids" are running the country. No one elected them, and we don't even know who they are.

Can't Obama and Boehner just pick up the phone and do the work themselves?

45 posted on 08/31/2011 6:16:27 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: maggief

LMOA!! Listen to talking points from TOTUS! Now that’s funny.


46 posted on 08/31/2011 6:16:33 PM PDT by mojitojoe (WH says potus didn’t feel the earthquake. No worries. Another is scheduled for November 2012)
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To: maggief

Obama will have to give his campaign speech the next night. What is he going to argue - the NFL is important but the American democratic process is not?


47 posted on 08/31/2011 6:16:39 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: FrdmLvr

Why doesn’t he just give the speech from the WH?”

Because no one would listen. At least this way he is assured of some kind of an audience. I think he should just post it on the internet and then go vacation in Vermont.


48 posted on 08/31/2011 6:18:39 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: mojitojoe

Great line ... should have worked it into the thread header.


49 posted on 08/31/2011 6:22:13 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Carling

I can’t bet against that


50 posted on 08/31/2011 6:23:11 PM PDT by fnord (Republicans are just the right-wing of the left-wing of American politics)
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