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DeMint to GOP elders: Game over, pals. Insists conservatives must drive agenda
The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin

Posted on 01/27/2013 7:47:40 PM PST by cblue55

Sporting his new hat as the head of the Heritage Foundation, former Sen. Jim DeMint said Saturday said that conservatives should not rely on the GOP establishment to deliver the movement's message. He said it is time to take matters into their own hands.

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DeMint is right. RINO's have to go so Conservatism can become THE voice of freedom.
1 posted on 01/27/2013 7:47:56 PM PST by cblue55
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To: cblue55

Of course he’s right.


2 posted on 01/27/2013 7:50:49 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: upchuck; cblue55

Huge FYI to upchuck!


3 posted on 01/27/2013 7:53:20 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: cblue55

It is going to be very interesting to see just how the GOP and more specifically the GOPe react to DeMint now that he is really unrestrained and has a huge microphone.


4 posted on 01/27/2013 7:55:05 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: cblue55

He seems to be quickly edging towards 2016 and I CANNOT WAIT!!!


5 posted on 01/27/2013 7:55:22 PM PST by BobL
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To: X-spurt

Bye Bye Jeb and say no to George P. We need new life. Someone that hasn’t shown himself yet hopefully will emerge. A young, hip, cool, strong conservative that the young can look up to.


6 posted on 01/27/2013 7:57:46 PM PST by dandiegirl
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To: cblue55

We actually do have the leadership. Unfortunately it’s rather scattered, and needs consolidation.

DeMint
Palin

A few more here, and there. Just need to get them all together under the same umbrella.


7 posted on 01/27/2013 7:58:41 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: X-spurt

DeMint and Palin are both released and free to be the voices of Conservatism. Kind of exciting if you ask me!


8 posted on 01/27/2013 8:00:25 PM PST by cblue55 (The original point and click interface was a Smith and Wesson.)
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To: cblue55

Heritage Party?


9 posted on 01/27/2013 8:01:52 PM PST by woofer2425 (Obama inhales immensely!)
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To: cblue55
Interesting coinkidink that Palin does what she does then DeMint says what he says within a day of each other...
10 posted on 01/27/2013 8:06:06 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: cblue55

Palin. DeMint. If they can get another 100 million real conservatives on board, it might start a movement worth noting.


11 posted on 01/27/2013 8:20:34 PM PST by lurk
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To: cblue55
Interesting coinkidink that Palin does what she does then DeMint says what he says within a day of each other...
12 posted on 01/27/2013 8:27:05 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: woofer2425

He would be welcome to run by me.


13 posted on 01/27/2013 8:27:52 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: cblue55
To go along with this -- suppose, just suppose, that conservatives used the entire month of February to make a statement: CHANGE YOUR PARTY REGISTRATION. Change it to Independent, to Conservative -- heck, I'm considering changing to Democrat so I can start screwing up *their* primaries for a change.

But suppose the GOP leadership (I use the term loosely) noticed millions of voters leaving their registration rolls. Do you think maybe THEN they would get the point?

14 posted on 01/27/2013 8:30:02 PM PST by NewJerseyJoe (Rat mantra: "Facts are meaningless! You can use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!")
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To: cblue55

Hear hear


15 posted on 01/27/2013 8:31:26 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life's tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: rockinqsranch

I concur.

Continued boiling will result in distillation.

Congealing. Cohesing. Sheep and the goats, etc.


16 posted on 01/27/2013 8:33:37 PM PST by One Name (Ultimately, the TRUTH is a razor's edge and no man can sit astride it.)
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To: cblue55
Sen. Jim DeMint said Saturday said that conservatives should not rely on the GOP establishment to deliver the movement's message

Looks like he slipped on his *Captain Obvious* super suit after leaving the Senate.

Watching with some interest.

17 posted on 01/27/2013 8:34:19 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: cblue55

Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? Hell No!!


18 posted on 01/27/2013 8:37:41 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: cblue55

Give em hell, Jimbo!


19 posted on 01/27/2013 8:43:05 PM PST by Huskrrrr
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To: cblue55

If true, this is great news. It could be the end of RINO’s, as we know them.


20 posted on 01/27/2013 8:43:51 PM PST by Bushbacker1 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: cblue55; dandiegirl

The only fun or good thing about bouncing off the bottom is its so much easier to improve, to move upward.

Yes, both Palin and DeMint are now free to do what is in America’s best interest. Whether its one of them or another astute enough to overcome, we will be lucky any can overcome the tsunami of resistance from both friend and enemy. I am optimistic!


21 posted on 01/27/2013 8:44:50 PM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: NewJerseyJoe
No.
They would just tilt even more to the left.

When I volunteered last year for the Republican Party, our “leader” was shocked by the very idea that most registered Independents and many unregistered eligible voters might be people who think the GOPe sucks because they are too far to the left, and are no different than the Democrats.

22 posted on 01/27/2013 8:47:02 PM PST by sarasmom
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To: onyx; alrea; Amanda King; americanophile; Babsig; be-baw; BlessingsofLiberty; ...
Thanks for the ping onyx.

DeMint is no longer in the Senate. Although he'd never admit it, I suspect he got really fed up with the BS and decided to go get a job where he could REALLY make a difference.

This ping list is officially dead. However, I know some of you are interested in following Jim in his new role at Heritage. So the ping list will remain active for those threads where Jim plays a major role.

Let me know by FReep mail if you want on or off this list.

  
Jim
DeMint
Ping!

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

Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.

23 posted on 01/27/2013 8:54:13 PM PST by upchuck (America's at an awkward stage. Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards.)
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To: lurk

I like that combo!!


24 posted on 01/27/2013 9:04:03 PM PST by jch10 (Hey GOP! Only Conservatives get my vote.)
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To: cblue55

This is very interesting because its basically the same thing that Sarah Palin was saying Saturday. They both are close to Levin and Levin has been going off on the Republican Establishment too....hmmm!


25 posted on 01/27/2013 9:12:54 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: cblue55
I think DeMint is saying Conservatives have to strike out on their own with their messaging and ignore the RINO's advice about what/where/when to deliver that message. He's saying Conservatives need to take our message directly to the voters; ignore the RINO's; change the discourse outside DC.
26 posted on 01/27/2013 9:16:01 PM PST by Girlene
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To: cblue55

So is he saying that all real conservatives must quit the congress like he did?


27 posted on 01/27/2013 9:29:32 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: deweyfrank

“Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”

Just exactly what war were you referring to?. Also, the Japanese did not send rockets into London.


28 posted on 01/27/2013 9:41:10 PM PST by Islander2
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To: The Cajun
RE:”Sen. Jim DeMint said Saturday said that conservatives should not rely on the GOP establishment to deliver the movement's message
Looks like he slipped on his *Captain Obvious* super suit after leaving the Senate.”

I saw him on the Morning Joe (Joe and Mika been on an anti-gun Jehad since last year) earlier in the week and he (JD) praised them for getting to the bottom of the real causes of gun violence, then they asked him what about the current Obama proposals he accepts or rejects and he said he wasn't ready to make up his mind yet.

I notice he didn't spell out the message he had in mind.

Most of the comments on this thread are near identical to those in 2011 on the Palin threads, feeling good for a while going nowhere.

29 posted on 01/27/2013 9:43:15 PM PST by sickoflibs (Losing to Dems and Obama is not a principle! Its just losing.)
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To: X-spurt

“It is going to be very interesting to see just how the GOP and more specifically the GOPe react to DeMint now that he is really unrestrained and has a huge microphone.”
And if there is to be a big shakeup in the GOP whereby Conservatives gain control, it will be interesting to see who decides to leave the party....ala Colon Bowel and other ilk.


30 posted on 01/27/2013 9:46:31 PM PST by Islander2
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To: cblue55

DeMint, Palin, or West. Give me one of those or someone similar.

Bush, Christie, or Rubio? I’m outa here...


31 posted on 01/27/2013 9:53:53 PM PST by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Islander2
That would be the war of Delta Tau Chi Vs. Faber College Dean Wormer. You should check it out:)
32 posted on 01/27/2013 10:05:25 PM PST by deweyfrank
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To: cblue55
Facepalm.

1) GOPe is content to be the minority party forever.

2) Obama's people have significant blackmail on several GOP key people, including Boehner and Chief Justice Roberts. They will continue to knuckle under. I also think Fox News has been penetrated by the Democrats, too.

3) Palin? Palin has been permanently destroyed by the Democrat-Media alliance. She was forced out at Fox News, I believe. If she left on her own, why? No lawsuit. No scandal. She can't be thinking of running in 2016. She is political damaged goods.

4) Do we really think there will even be a 2016 election? I find it doubtful.

33 posted on 01/27/2013 10:05:47 PM PST by backwoods-engineer ("Remember: Evil exists because good men don't kill the gov officials committing it." -- K. Hoffmann)
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To: backwoods-engineer
4) Do we really think there will even be a 2016 election? I find it doubtful.

This has been my concern since the summer of 2008. I am more concerned now than ever.

34 posted on 01/27/2013 10:28:08 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: deweyfrank

Humor seems to just go over some heads.


35 posted on 01/27/2013 10:29:00 PM PST by Fledermaus (I'm done with the GOP. Let them wither and die. Let's start over.)
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To: upchuck

Jim DeMint is a gentleman fighter of integrity.
How in the name of sanity, could he possibly retain his, going to work 4 days a week with the likes of scumbags and idiots on the other side of the aisle, let alone the fossil incumbent RINOs on his side?


36 posted on 01/27/2013 10:31:11 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Islander2

Don’t stop him. He is on a roll..

It’s a quote from a movie.


37 posted on 01/27/2013 11:32:04 PM PST by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: deweyfrank

Does it include double secret probation?


38 posted on 01/27/2013 11:38:50 PM PST by wastedyears (I'm a gamer not because I choose to have no life, but because I choose to have many.)
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To: cblue55

The bottom line is that the GOP-E has committed political suicide with all of its skullduggery against Conservatives, and so the only way out of this mess is to form a wholly new national Conservative Party, and chuck the Republican Party to the trash heap.


39 posted on 01/28/2013 3:32:39 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Bigtigermike; holdonnow

Yeah, Mark Levin’s been on fire for the past few weeks, and I would suggest that he’s actually the ideological leader of the Conservative movement right now, in the absence of anyone else fulfilling that role.


40 posted on 01/28/2013 3:36:34 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Bushbacker1

I am afraid the true RINOs are the little Republican primary voters who know nothing but the faces of “friendly” incumbents.


41 posted on 01/28/2013 4:43:06 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Bushbacker1

I am afraid the true RINOs are the little Republican primary voters who know nothing but the faces of “friendly” incumbents.


42 posted on 01/28/2013 4:55:15 AM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: cblue55

Agree 100%.


43 posted on 01/28/2013 5:05:54 AM PST by wtc911 (Amigo - you've been had.)
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To: deweyfrank

LOL!!!! The absolute best scene from a classic movie!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q7vtWB4owdE


44 posted on 01/28/2013 5:10:04 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: newfreep

Actually, THIS SCENE is the best - “Pearl Harbor” is second.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROxvT8KKdFw


45 posted on 01/28/2013 5:12:01 AM PST by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: woofer2425
Heritage Party?

That's GREAT! I'd go for joining!

46 posted on 01/28/2013 5:17:46 AM PST by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: cblue55

Along with Allen West.


47 posted on 01/28/2013 5:42:34 AM PST by ilovesarah2012
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To: sickoflibs
So is he saying that all real conservatives must quit the congress like he did?

No he's definitely not saying that. He encouraged Niki Haley to appoint TEA Party backed Tim Scott to replace himself and after a short time of pondering, she did.

Scott, a young black Representative and now Senator, is very Conservative.

48 posted on 01/28/2013 5:49:49 AM PST by Sal (Pres and State watched our people get raped and murdered in REAL TIME and did nothing!)
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To: Islander2

Colon was never ever conservative. He pretended GOP for personal gain and is and always african first, as are most of the Bruthas.

He was a zero “token” General and SOS who used the shoe polish of others, who has since shown his true colors. I give him less credience than even nobama.


49 posted on 01/28/2013 7:17:29 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: cblue55

“...DeMint and Palin are both released and free to be the voices of Conservatism...”

Neither are in position to pass good laws or block bad laws.

We need them in elected positions where they can push back vocally, loudly, and from the floor of the Senate or the House.

Heritage Foundation is a wonderful organization, but they don’t make or block laws.


50 posted on 01/28/2013 9:35:20 AM PST by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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