Skip to comments.DeMint to GOP elders: Game over, pals. Insists conservatives must drive agenda
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
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!
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.
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.
Follow Sen. DeMint on Twitter.
I like that combo!!
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!
So is he saying that all real conservatives must quit the congress like he did?
“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.
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.
“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.
DeMint, Palin, or West. Give me one of those or someone similar.
Bush, Christie, or Rubio? I’m outa here...
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.
This has been my concern since the summer of 2008. I am more concerned now than ever.
Humor seems to just go over some heads.
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?
Don’t stop him. He is on a roll..
It’s a quote from a movie.
Does it include double secret probation?
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.
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.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.