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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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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks maggief.
51 posted on 08/31/2011 6:28:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: maggief
Good evening bla bla bla

America is the greatest bla bla bla

more stimulus is needed bla bla bla

blame bush

Shovel ready projects bla bla bla

Green Jobs bla bla bla

blame bush

extend payroll tax break bla bla bla

win the future bla bla bla

blame bush

shared sacrifice bla bla bla

those earning more than $250,000 bla bla bla

random tea party dig

Put Americas back to work bla bla bla

best days are ahead bla bla bla

God bless America, goodnight.

There, I saved everyones time.

52 posted on 08/31/2011 6:28:57 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: maggief
.. vowed Wednesday to try to block ..

'try' ??

53 posted on 08/31/2011 6:29:25 PM PDT by tomkat (pc = pandering cowardice)
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To: Semper911
Can't Obama and Boehner just pick up the phone and do the work themselves?

Do you really want to put "Obama" and "work" in the same sentence? It's like putting mustard on ice cream.

54 posted on 08/31/2011 6:29:32 PM PDT by hsalaw
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To: BobL
Man, will you get blasted for that line...even though it’s true.

I'm wearing my kevlar. ;)

55 posted on 08/31/2011 6:29:35 PM PDT by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star winner!)
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To: maggief

Yes !


56 posted on 08/31/2011 6:29:57 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I want a Triple A president for our Triple A country)
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To: maggief

FUBO.

Recall when we heard the “You lie” line at a joint session of Congress, it’s because BrackBrack WAS lying and smearing his critics.

He can go pound sand and pay for his OWN political advertising broadcasts.


57 posted on 08/31/2011 6:31:15 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: upchuck

He’s the best!


58 posted on 08/31/2011 6:32:02 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: TexasFreeper2009

You must be the second coming of Nostradamus. It’s uncanny.


59 posted on 08/31/2011 6:33:45 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: Rudder

Barack Obama himself is attempting “block speech” by counterprogramming the GOP Presidential Debate.

Free speech for “me” but not for “thee”.

Screw this tinpot dictator.


60 posted on 08/31/2011 6:35:00 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

You know, if you crossed a teleprompter with a helicopter, you could have a Telecopter.

The POSUS could read it as it flew around the room.


61 posted on 08/31/2011 6:35:38 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: Grams A

No “canned applause” at a White House televised speech. He needs his buddies in the Democrat machine to applaud on cue.


62 posted on 08/31/2011 6:35:57 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (The liberal press applauded when the NY Times hacked Newt Gingrich's phone calls.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Bachmann evidently stated: Obama shows ‘insecurity’ with debate move

She's absolutely right. His media flacks will try to blame the GOP but they had this date scheduled long before Obama did. This is just a cheap stunt that looks cowardly.

63 posted on 08/31/2011 6:42:38 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: DoughtyOne

Half black!

64 posted on 08/31/2011 6:43:52 PM PDT by glock rocks ( I like Palin, but < insert PDS here >. Wait, what?)
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To: Outlaw Woman; Carling
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...

This President is so weak at this point, only John McLame would support him.

I just heard on the radio news that Obama is going to speak Thursday night.

65 posted on 08/31/2011 6:44:20 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

*snicker* I love it when he gets knocked down

thx


66 posted on 08/31/2011 6:45:20 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin. 2012 Any questions?)
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To: Outlaw Woman

Now there’s this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2771790/posts


67 posted on 08/31/2011 6:52:04 PM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: maggief

well, it seems to me that if none of the GOP members of either House show up, he’ll be giving a “joint house” speech to a bunch of democrats. :o) I can LIKE that...


68 posted on 08/31/2011 6:53:44 PM PDT by redhead (Growing old is not for sissies.--Bette Davis)
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To: ROCKLOBSTER

He’s not gonna like that title lol!


69 posted on 08/31/2011 6:56:45 PM PDT by Outlaw Woman (Palin/Perry, Perry/Palin, Palin or Perry, Perry or Palin. 2012 Any questions?)
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To: OrangeHoof

Isn’t that the truth.

You just have to wonder how pompous this ass is going to make himself look like. His popularity is already dropping like a rock. Even your own team has to admit to themselves that he tried to bully the other side here, trying to get them to reschedule a debate that had been planned for months. This silly. It’s sophomoric. It’s juvenile.

He looks as if he’s trying to indicate, “I am the king, and everyone must obey.”

It doesn’t get much more pathetic than this.

“Waaaa. Is anyone looking? Waaaa. How about if I roll on the floor kicking and screaming? Is anyone looking? Waaaa.”


70 posted on 08/31/2011 6:57:36 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: glock rocks

L O L

Ged ouda here...


71 posted on 08/31/2011 6:58:46 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: ROCKLOBSTER

It will be a real hoot watching people looking at their palms with an earphone in their ear.

There better give a tone que for when they should stand and clap, or this guy is going to get one of the coldest responses on record.


72 posted on 08/31/2011 7:01:00 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: Grams A

Because no one would listen. Precisely!


73 posted on 08/31/2011 7:02:07 PM PDT by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: glock rocks

Obama:

Lady and Gentleman, thanks to both of you for showing up this evening. I understand there are 14 people watching the networks too, and I do appreciate your attention.

It has been brought to my attention that here is a shortage of hand jobs in this nation. Right now I’d like to roll out my ten point plan. First of all, ladies... er. Just a moment.

Aide:

No Mr. President, they want you to give them a hand finding jobs.

Obama:

I’m am sorry, but a matter of national security has been related to me, and I must go to the White House at once, to wait for a very important 3:00am call.

Good night, and may All... er God bless America.


74 posted on 08/31/2011 7:07:34 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: ROCKLOBSTER

What do you get when you cross a teleprompter with Timex and a prick?

That’s right, another untimely Obama address.


75 posted on 08/31/2011 7:10:50 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: DoughtyOne

Obama 2012 Campaign - shovel ready.


76 posted on 08/31/2011 7:15:15 PM PDT by glock rocks ( I like Palin, but < insert PDS here >. Wait, what?)
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To: DoughtyOne
Last night I responded to a Zero thread with: All hat, no cattle.

The reply was: No hat.

LOL.

77 posted on 08/31/2011 7:17:47 PM PDT by glock rocks ( I like Palin, but < insert PDS here >. Wait, what?)
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To: Huck

[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]

I think Obama will have a hard time selling that line coming off a 10 day vacation. Why didn’t he give this “urgent” address last week? Or 2 weeks ago? Why does it have to be the night of the GOP debate? Nope, don’t think he can sell it.

The arrogant POS didn’t think that the GOP would object and they called his bluff.


78 posted on 08/31/2011 7:47:44 PM PDT by KansasGirl
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To: fnord
Demint and Boehner both found a set!?

DeMint already had one - more so than most of you little whiners here in the FR peanut gallery.

79 posted on 08/31/2011 8:00:41 PM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus ("A gentleman considers what is just; a small man considers what is expedient.")
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To: maggief
"I want to read the bill, not listen to talking points off a TelePrompter."

SLAM!

80 posted on 08/31/2011 8:18:53 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: Red_Devil 232

81 posted on 08/31/2011 8:21:28 PM PDT by RockinRight (The ObamAA+ Downgrade)
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To: indylindy

I hope someone stands up and shouts “you lie!” and this time Republicans clap instead of acting like whipped puppy dogs.


82 posted on 08/31/2011 8:29:41 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: glock rocks

Hey I like that. Now I’ve got to find a new place to post it so folks won’t know you came up with it. :^)


83 posted on 08/31/2011 8:37:36 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: Red_Devil 232
Good for DeMint - telling it like it is. Makes barry look like the dweeb he is!listen to talking points off a TelePrompter.
84 posted on 08/31/2011 8:38:51 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: glock rocks

That’s a good one too.


85 posted on 08/31/2011 8:38:56 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: Carling

He’s not King - why do you give him that title?


86 posted on 08/31/2011 8:43:02 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: DoughtyOne

Good one. Thanks for sharing.


87 posted on 08/31/2011 8:50:29 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: glock rocks

I was waiting for that. Can I steal that pic?


88 posted on 08/31/2011 8:52:30 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman!)
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To: All; upchuck

I hear Obama will now speak the following night, and I’m thinking maybe his advisors realized it would look bad for Obama, when tv ratings showed that Americans were watching the GOP debate, rather than Obama.


89 posted on 08/31/2011 8:53:52 PM PDT by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: BenKenobi
Can I steal that pic?

Absolutely!

90 posted on 08/31/2011 8:54:14 PM PDT by glock rocks ( I like Palin, but < insert PDS here >. Wait, what?)
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To: maggief

Thank you Senator DeMint!

Let that clown go on PBS the following day.


91 posted on 08/31/2011 10:04:05 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Sarah Palin - 2012 !)
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To: maggief
I plan to watch the Republican Debates, and If obama speaks on Thursday I will watch the food network channel while I read the news at Free Republic.

I hope almost everyone else boycotts it too.

92 posted on 08/31/2011 10:27:01 PM PDT by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Biggirl

Not the GOP, only DeMint and he is an outcast to the leadership.


93 posted on 08/31/2011 11:05:10 PM PDT by itsahoot (--I will still vote for Sarah Palin, even if she doesn't run.--My vote is already bought, so move on)
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To: fhayek

Let’s see who gets the higher ratings, Zer0’s pie in the sky speech or the Packers hosting the Saints on NBC.

Go Packers!


94 posted on 08/31/2011 11:07:00 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: presently no screen name

Because he acts like a King. What’s your glitch?


95 posted on 08/31/2011 11:07:20 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: DoughtyOne
"It will be a real hoot watching people looking at their palms with an earphone in their ear.

Instead of a Joe Wilson yelling out "You lie!" there should be at least one yelling, "Go Packers!" with a Iphone in hand and a earphone in their ear. LOL!

96 posted on 08/31/2011 11:17:42 PM PDT by jonrick46 (2012 can't come soon enough.)
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To: Carling

You obviously see him as a king to say that. I see him as a commie doing what he can to bring down USA. As usual, we see things differently and no one w/a lick of patriotism would give him that title.


97 posted on 08/31/2011 11:18:46 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Biggirl

Only beginning. Spines are made of multiple segments, each independently formed, and only fused from the Limbo-sacral junction through the coccyx. The rest must be flexible to absorb shock and permit bending.


98 posted on 08/31/2011 11:34:44 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Biggirl

Yes, it’s refreshing for a change, I just hope they keep it up.


99 posted on 08/31/2011 11:38:16 PM PDT by MaxMax
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To: maggief

I wish DeMint would run for President with West as VP.


100 posted on 09/01/2011 4:59:59 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (If Palin runs, she will; why bash everyone else until then, what good does that do?)
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