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Jim DeMint tells Rush Limbaugh how to fix GOP, tweaks Boehner
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Posted on 12/06/2012 11:46:11 AM PST by Sub-Driver

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1 posted on 12/06/2012 11:46:13 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

He also praised Harry Reid and said “he wasn’t the problem.” Yuck-o.


2 posted on 12/06/2012 11:51:25 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

Yes I caught that! He and Reid are close friends! That said it all for me!


3 posted on 12/06/2012 11:54:02 AM PST by classified
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To: Sub-Driver
He also said that he and Harry Reid were good friends and as long as Conservative are good friends with the Commies in the Democratic party, there can be no victory.

Remember Orin Hatch often bragged that his very best friend was Ted Kennedy.

4 posted on 12/06/2012 11:54:32 AM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: miss marmelstein

Yeah, I heard that too. Nice to know DeMint considers the descructive traitor Reid a friend. I turned off the radio after those statements.


5 posted on 12/06/2012 11:55:25 AM PST by A message
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To: miss marmelstein
Right on.

This just shows they are all members of the Good ole boys club.

Harry Reid belongs in one of these over the Potomac River.


6 posted on 12/06/2012 11:56:05 AM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: A message

destructive


7 posted on 12/06/2012 11:56:19 AM PST by A message
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To: Sub-Driver

In my opinion ,the Republicrat party is disintegration before our eyes.If they cave or kick the can they are as good as history. I firmly believe that the Tea Party will become an actual party and will beat republicans who are gutless in red state races in 2014. Demint is well positioned now for 2016. We will miss him in the short term.


8 posted on 12/06/2012 11:57:44 AM PST by willowdean
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To: Sub-Driver

>>> He also praised Harry Reid and said “he wasn’t the problem.”

Ummm... Heritage Foundation President?

And the Heritage Foundation want’s money I presume?

Not a good way to get it.

Not from me.


9 posted on 12/06/2012 11:59:14 AM PST by Safrguns
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To: KC_Lion

535 of those are needed.

+ 2 more.


10 posted on 12/06/2012 12:00:11 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: itsahoot
Look everyone, when these people finally get elected to The Most Exclusive Club , they all become more "Members of the Club" than of their party. They're like trial lawyers, they try to beat each other up (some more better than others at it) in court, and they afterwards they're all at the local watering hole chumming it up, and taking sauna baths in the same stalls.
11 posted on 12/06/2012 12:01:22 PM PST by LibFreeUSA
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To: Sub-Driver
After he praised reid as his good friend and absolved that demonic bastid pos for any of America's problems or the problems in DC... his words mean no more to me than bubba blow job's do.

LLS

12 posted on 12/06/2012 12:03:24 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Sub-Driver

We have to have more Conservative voters, in order to win more elections, then we can have a Conservative-controlled Senate and House and enact more Conservative laws (and kill the other kind).

It’s really that simple.

Right now we need men who have marketing and communications skills like Jim DeMint helping to get more Conservative voters. Until we do that, we can’t do the rest.

And, I can’t believe people are getting suckered into trashing a good man because of a throwaway line about Harry Reid.


13 posted on 12/06/2012 12:03:39 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Sub-Driver

The minute DeMint mentioned Reid without adding, “...that slimy whore-house piece of smelly Obamastuff...” I turned Rush off.

Sorry, Reid is slime.

Always was, always will be.

And anyone who claims to be his friend is not someone I wish to associate with. I’ll miss DeMint in the senate, but I’m afraid that institution is not respectable...and has not been respectable in a long time.


14 posted on 12/06/2012 12:04:17 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Safrguns

The Heritage Foundation is nothing but a money machine....remember William Bennett & Big Rock Mountain Candy conservative Jack Kemp setting up a “consevative think tank” in D.C. to pump money out of the sheep so Billy Bennett could spend 10 million dollars feeding slot machines in Vegas...


15 posted on 12/06/2012 12:05:46 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: LibFreeUSA
I think that is true.

I can definitely see DeMint and Reid having a pleasant drink together.
The thing is:
If it came right down to it, I'm sure that Harry Reid would stick a knife in the back of his good friend Jim DeMint -- if Harry felt he had "a good reason".
And I suspect that Jim DeMint might put friendship above all else, and absolutely refuse to ever stick a knife in the back of his good friend Harry Reid.

The Republicans don't get it. The friendship is fake -- it just goes one way.

16 posted on 12/06/2012 12:05:50 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Republicans have made themselves useless, toothless, and clueless.)
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To: willowdean
Again I say, it is not a question of if but when we move out as we know the Divorce is coming.

What will be the tipping point and the "Santelli Rant / Moment" that does it.

I suspect the beltway knows it.

Dr Bennett in the Mornings is a bit of a plugged in Rino and the other morning said something to the effect don't throw the party out yet and it really caught my ear. IMHO they know it too, It sucks to be them and us all, because when it happens we will be in the dessert for probably at least 8 yrs IMHO....

Go here on Demint : http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2966202/posts?page=36#36

17 posted on 12/06/2012 12:07:58 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: itsahoot

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.


18 posted on 12/06/2012 12:12:18 PM PST by A_Tradition_Continues (formerly known as Politicalwit ...05/28/98 Class of '98)
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To: classified
Same here.

Reid is the kind of “friend” that although he will stick a knife in your kidney, he will only twist it once before he pulls it out.

19 posted on 12/06/2012 12:15:59 PM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Sub-Driver

DeMint said that he is good friends with Harry Reid, ah, the world turned upside down. Don’t agree with his resigning four years into his term, a guy like DeMint is more important in the Senate than at the Heritage Foundation of which I am a member. I think the Republicans are in full retreat and that’s akin to cowardice, IMHO.


20 posted on 12/06/2012 12:16:19 PM PST by izzatzo
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To: itsahoot
He also said that he and Harry Reid were good friends and as long as Conservative are good friends with the Commies in the Democratic party, there can be no victory.

Years ago, the Iron Sheik and Hacksaw Jim Duggan were arrested for pot possession. It seems they were driving around together, "having a good time." At the time of the arrest, they were supposed to be mortal enemies.

21 posted on 12/06/2012 12:19:47 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Sub-Driver
Jim is taking over as President of the Heritage Foundation
22 posted on 12/06/2012 12:21:33 PM PST by j_tull
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To: Sub-Driver
Very, very odd thing for DeMint to do.
Quitting, praising Reid............Skeleton shaking in his closet, scandal involving him fixing to break?????????
Things that happen this quickly and this unexpectedly usually have a hidden reason.
Ain't too many pure as the driven snow in DC.........Just speculating.
23 posted on 12/06/2012 12:26:35 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Arthurio

nooooo


24 posted on 12/06/2012 12:28:48 PM PST by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Sub-Driver

>> How to fix GOP...

Resign?

I like Jim, but don’t always agree with him.


25 posted on 12/06/2012 12:33:19 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: LongWayHome
It sounds like you think Bennett and Kemp had something to do with starting Heritage Foundation. They didn't.
26 posted on 12/06/2012 12:38:06 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: ClearCase_guy
The Republicans don't get it. The friendship is fake -- it just goes one way.

As Rush keeps pointing out, they get seduced by the beltway culture. DeMint is an ad man--he made his fortune selling himself.

27 posted on 12/06/2012 12:41:21 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

Nope....just saying that Bennett & Kemp just ran the same kind of SCAM that the Heritage Fiundation & Cato & all the rest of these founfations run. Problem was Billy & Jack were just sloppy is all so it was easier to see where the money goes.


28 posted on 12/06/2012 12:52:44 PM PST by LongWayHome
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To: classified

The Senate “good ol’ boys’ club”. Harry Reid is a dirty little birdie who would stick a virtual shiv in DeMint’s back first chance he got. It’s okay to treat others the way you want to be treated; but, of course, Dhimmicrats play for keeps and don’t follow this teaching. IF I behaved the way Obama and the Dhimmicrats behave, I’d WANT someone to bust my balloon of smugness and set me straight. So, that’s where I aim to place my efforts.


29 posted on 12/06/2012 12:55:39 PM PST by Twinkie (The WICKED walk on every side when EVIL men are exalted. Psalm 12:8)
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To: Sub-Driver
Sen. Jim DeMint offered his take for how to get the Republican party back on track - and he joked about dumping House Speaker John Boehner.

It shouldn't be a joke...we NEED to DUMP Boehner!!

30 posted on 12/06/2012 12:58:02 PM PST by ExCTCitizen (More Republicans stayed home then the margin of victory of O's Win...)
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To: Sub-Driver

Man, the liberal seminar commentators were on that article faster than white on rice. Read the comments. They are all exactly the same, just like the liberal C-Span callers.

IMO, DeMint knows it’s going to hit the fan and everyone remotely associated with D.C. is going to get hammered - Republicans and Democrats alike. He also knows that it’s too late to stop the train from going off the tracks. By 2016, people will be so angry and disgusted at the partisan bickering and continued economic decline that they will be in a “throw the bums out” mood.

He’s distancing himself now to raise money and stature for a run in 2016. He wants to be the go to idea man for the next four years. Being a minority within a minority in the boring U.S. Senate will not garner him near the exposure that this post will. I wish him all the best.


31 posted on 12/06/2012 1:07:36 PM PST by randita
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To: classified; ExTexasRedhead; LucyT
Yes I caught that! He and Reid are close friends! That said it all for me!

This statement bolstering arguments democrats and republicans are one and the same. Reid and DeMint being close friends. Pelosi sitting with Gingrich; Christie embracing Obama, etc.

Weaning myself off AM talk shows quite a bit. Maybe Bohner needs another golf game with Obama to get his talking points straight? Reading about this stuff is bad enough. Verifying it on talk radio is mind boggling.

32 posted on 12/06/2012 1:19:55 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: miss marmelstein

“he wasn’t the problem.”

That was certainly a WTF moment if there ever was one. How does one consider someone like HR who is actively trying to destroy the American way of life(not the “free stuff” way of life), a friend?


33 posted on 12/06/2012 1:27:30 PM PST by princeofdarkness ( Nobama. No more. No way. November 2012.)
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To: LibFreeUSA
And, like Barry and his buddy Rahm, buggering each other in the sauna at the local gay men's bath house.
34 posted on 12/06/2012 1:29:41 PM PST by MasterGunner01
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To: itsahoot

Senators always refer to each other as ‘good friends’. It’s like a mobster saying ‘he’s a good fellow’ to another mobster about another mobster.


35 posted on 12/06/2012 2:13:05 PM PST by Usagi_yo
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To: Safrguns

Maybe we all need to email the Heritage Foundation and tell them how we feel. DeMint acted like a jerk on Rush’s show today.


36 posted on 12/06/2012 2:26:41 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Arthurio
Those were the days. I remember the promo spots they would bring out the Mad Russian to insult all the women in town, so they would all go down to see that Commie get his just deserts.

That is entertainment and only affect those that choose to participate in the fraud.

The Government uses the same tactic but they have the power to force your participation.

I used to wonder how the German people could have ever gone over that cliff, now I know.

37 posted on 12/06/2012 3:04:48 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Usagi_yo
Senators always refer to each other as ‘good friends’.

That is Senate decorum, doesn’t mean they should share hot tubs.

38 posted on 12/06/2012 3:06:56 PM PST by itsahoot (Any enemy, that is allowed to have a King's X line, is undefeatable. (USS Taluga AO-62))
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To: Sub-Driver
“This may surprise you but Harry Reid is a good friend of mine. I just walked into his office and talked to him,” DeMint said. “The problem is not Harry Reid

Pretty much all I need to see..........

39 posted on 12/06/2012 3:10:10 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: Usagi_yo
BS....

Give me 4 examples of Dim Senators giving massages to Pubbies?

40 posted on 12/06/2012 3:11:45 PM PST by Osage Orange ( Liberalism, ideas so good they have to be mandatory.)
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To: taildragger
when it happens we will be in the dessert for probably at least 8 yrs IMHO....

Well, we're halfway there now.

41 posted on 12/06/2012 3:14:53 PM PST by Marathoner (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Jim is great guy, but just because he is friends with Harry Reid doesn’t mean he is not a conservative. I have a number of friends and FAMILY who we cannot talk politics with (or religions, sometimes), and that doesn’t mean that I feel they are less than human, or something. I worked well with colleagues, I disagreed with. It doesn’t need to make you enemies.


42 posted on 12/06/2012 3:15:10 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Marathoner
Yes we are marathoner, let's get the journey to move along quicker.

I am so over the E-GOP is isn't even funny.

43 posted on 12/06/2012 3:17:57 PM PST by taildragger (( Tighten the 5 point harness and brace for Impact Freepers, ya know it's coming..... ))
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To: miss marmelstein

Jim is great guy, but just because he is friends with Harry Reid doesn’t mean he is not a conservative. I have a number of friends and FAMILY who we cannot talk politics with (or religions, sometimes), and that doesn’t mean that I feel they are less than human, or something. I worked well with colleagues, I disagreed with. It doesn’t need to make you enemies.


44 posted on 12/06/2012 3:20:58 PM PST by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Shery

Oh, come on. Harry Reid is a freak who is lowering every standard we Americans hold dear. DeMint embarrassed himself today.


45 posted on 12/06/2012 3:23:57 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: Sub-Driver

I just cannot understand why pubbies won’t call a ratz a ratz.

DemoKaRatz, like that weasel dingy harry, need to be bludgeoned with the most obscene and vulgar language available. And they need that done aggressively and on a daily basis. And let the Baghdad Bob’s of the MSM have bricks and cows come out their butts till they pass out.

It’s what THEY (ratz) do to stupid pubbies day in and day out.

Pubbies have weak bladders, they pee themselves anytime a mean thought goes through their air heads.

Gelding Boehner’s pee comes out his eyes.


46 posted on 12/06/2012 3:33:40 PM PST by ConradofMontferrat (According to mudslimz, my handle is a HATE CRIME. And I HOPE they don't like it.)
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To: classified

Sounds silly, but not renewing my Heritage Foundation membership because of his comment that Harry Ried was a friend of his. I’ve dumped my liberal friends ... He should have some the same. For those of us in SC, please write the gov’s office asking her to appoint Tim Scott as DeMints comservative replacement.


47 posted on 12/06/2012 3:46:37 PM PST by ThePatriotsFlag (...and to the Republic for which it STOOD...)
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To: Sub-Driver

DeMint is getting out of Dodge. DC is FUBAR. Every person for themselves. Secession is the only way out.


48 posted on 12/06/2012 3:48:45 PM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: The Cajun

Two of the conservative movement’s brightest stars — Sarah Palin and Jim DeMint — quit in the middle of their terms. Such a waste of talent. Such a loss for the country.

Their reasons for leaving powerful jobs are weak and phony and inexplicable. Few positions are more influential than governor or senator. Yet they quit.


49 posted on 12/06/2012 5:14:59 PM PST by heye2monn (A)
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To: VRWC For Truth

I agree. I am guessing DeMint sees that the party is about to end so he got out. Maybe talks with others helped him reach a decision.


50 posted on 12/06/2012 5:27:53 PM PST by Mozilla
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