Skip to comments.DeMint takes parting shot at Boehner
Posted on 12/06/2012 5:44:17 PM PST by Bigtigermike
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who shocked Washington on Thursday with the announcement that he would resign his Senate seat in January to become president of the the Heritage Foundation, sent a parting shot at Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over the fiscal cliff negotiations.
Im not with Boehner, DeMint said on CNNs "The Situation Room." This government doesnt need any more money, this country needs less government.
Speaker Boehners $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny, he said in a statement. If neither party leadership is going to put forward a serious plan to balance the budget and pay down the debt, we should end this charade.
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Boner needs to go as Speaker, even if if takes re-electing Pelosi in Jan.
Boner needs to go as Speaker, even if it takes re-electing Pelosi in Jan.
I wonder if the Orange Pussy’s little Stalinist purge was the last straw for DeMint. It wouldn’t surprise me.
Who is replacing DeMint?
Hell no with that. We need a conservative replacement who will stand up and run against boehner. Who is it? No one will do it. If conservatives don’t have someone in the house with the balls to do that then conservatives don’t deserve to run the house.
Sounds like Tim Scott has a good shot at it - and would be a great choice:
While I think it is certainly time for Boehner to go, you are stark raving mad to surest it’s worth getting Pelosi back.
Stop what you are doing, call 911 and asked them to send someone to take you in on a mental hold. They will keep you warm, dry, feed you and fill you full of drugs to help you get through this moment of insanity.
Good for DeMint
If only DeMint would replace Boehner.
while I don’t want speaker Pelosi..
If I PM you my address will you drop the quarter on me? what you say sounds better than living through Obama in a non-drug induced state.
Wait.. If Palin was a quitter for stepping down before the end of her term what does that make DeMint?
A quitter. Hope he likes he new job. I’ll never vote for him.
Now that he’s retired from the Senate, the House Republicans should make DeMint Speaker of The House. It’s my understanding that the Speaker doesn’t HAVE to be a sitting Congressman. I wonder if getting a non-Congressman would net them an extra vote as well.
DeMint has stated many times that he was not running for re-election again in 2014 - he has said that no senator should serve more than 2 terms, so he is practicing what he preaches.
He has very little power in the senate anyway, and Tim Scott would be huge bonus as senator.
Jim DeMint is the real thing.
May he have much success at Heritage.
Pelosi can only be speaker if the democRats had control of Congress
Only Governor Nikki Haley knows.