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Maybe Jim DeMintís resignation wasnít such a big loss after all
Coach Is Right ^ | 5/13/2013 | Kevin Collins

Posted on 05/13/2013 6:26:13 AM PDT by IbJensen

When South Carolina’s Republican Senator Jim DeMint resigned to head the Heritage Foundation most “outside the Beltway” conservatives were at first apprehensive about the net effect it would cause. The thinking on DeMint’s move slowly evolved to “Jim can do things outside of the system he can’t do/say while in the Senate.” It sounded reasonable – after all this was Jim DeMint.

Since he took over Heritage DeMint has been an irritant to the Gang of Eight as they fight to destroy America by erasing our borders, but time has shown that alas he is not the “all in” warrior for our safety we assumed he would be. The abrupt “resignation” of Jason Richwine, a Harvard trained PhD, from his position as a Heritage Foundation analyst/writer tells us a different story about DeMint.

Richwine HAD to be banished from Heritage for committing the heretical outrage of telling the truth about the destructive effect mass waves of Hispanic immigration have had on America’s economy. Worse still Richwine took the “head on” position that the damage has been caused because of the lower IQ of these immigrants.

Richwine exposed Teddy Kennedy’s lies about the probable results of his Immigration Reform legislation. We know now that it was a clever gambit to replace the Democrat votes being lost in the South. Today we have veritable conga line of new low IQ immigrants eager to reward the Democrat Party for holding the door open for them.

The whines and howls that followed from the Left were of course to be expected. It is simply “not allowed” to point out differences in IQ among various races and ethnic groups unless you are saying a minority group (usually Asian) has a slightly higher IQ than any other.

Nevertheless, other unexpected voices have joined in the attacks on Richwine – those who should be defending him and using the data he presented demonstrate the lower IQ immigrant costs us $6.3 TRILLION.

After the first squeal from the Left about Jason Richwine’s R-a-c-i-s-m, within three days Jim DeMint folded and begged for mercy. Heritage denounced its own White Paper on IQ and race by bleating its findings, “… in no way reflect the positions of The Heritage Foundation.” How we wish they did.

Jim DeMint agreed with the Left that it is better to never mention what wave immigration has done to America because it makes for uncomfortable evenings at DC cocktail parties.

Maybe we are better off with DeMint out of the Senate.


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It's a source of bitter amazement to me who joins with the pro-illegal immigrant citizenship gaggle. It's as though our so-called leaders want to dilute the already dumbed-down populace with millions more who represent the scum of the societies they left.

The fools who chant the mantra 'Our strength is in our diversity' are simply out of their minds.

1 posted on 05/13/2013 6:26:13 AM PDT by IbJensen
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To: IbJensen

DeMint’s early embrace of Romney in 2008 had always troubled me too. SC Republicans, both voters and leaders, though now a majority in their own state, seem to lack the “fire in the belly.”


2 posted on 05/13/2013 6:34:15 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: IbJensen; Tennessee Nana; Liz; TADSLOS; EXCH54FE; GeronL; Travis McGee; stephenjohnbanker; ...
RE :”Since he took over Heritage DeMint has been an irritant to the Gang of Eight as they fight to destroy America by erasing our borders, but time has shown that alas he is not the “all in” warrior for our safety we assumed he would be. The abrupt “resignation” of Jason Richwine, a Harvard trained PhD, from his position as a Heritage Foundation analyst/writer tells us a different story about DeMint.
Richwine HAD to be banished from Heritage for committing the heretical outrage of telling the truth about the destructive effect mass waves of Hispanic immigration have had on America’s economy. Worse still Richwine took the “head on” position that the damage has been caused because of the lower IQ of these immigrants.
Richwine exposed Teddy Kennedy’s lies about the probable results of his Immigration Reform legislation. We know now that it was a clever gambit to replace the Democrat votes being lost in the South. Today we have veritable conga line of new low IQ immigrants eager to reward the Democrat Party for holding the door open for them.

The Dems at MSNBC have been celebrating the end of conservative opposition to amnesty with this Heritage firing, because now they can claim the whole study of amnesty costs is tainted.

3 posted on 05/13/2013 6:37:14 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

"I'm directing Sen Schumer to rename immigration reform:
'The Ariel Castro Respect and Dignity for Latinos Bill.""

"A separate amendment---'The Tamarlan Tsarneav Memorial
Amendment'---will provide government-issue pressure cookers,
fireworks, and jars of vaseline for tormented Chechneyan
immigrants seeking "asylum" from govt persecution."

4 posted on 05/13/2013 6:39:52 AM PDT by Liz (To learn who rules over you, determine who you are not allowed to criticize. Voltaire)
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To: Liz

Come on, ‘Pedro’ is an good old American Red, white and Blue name,


5 posted on 05/13/2013 6:42:11 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: IbJensen; upchuck; All

If DeMint can “walk the walk,” then we might be pre-disposed to listen to him “talk the talk.”

Dismissal of truth teller Richwine has not been evidence of “walking the walk.”

Repeating the errors of the 1986 Reagan Cave-In to Democrat approved Illegal Alien Invasion seems certain to be repeated by RINO Cave-In to The Eight Senate Gangsters.

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Remember that May Fifth is National MEXICAN GO HOME! Day.


6 posted on 05/13/2013 6:42:13 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: IbJensen

We need to remember the mantra of the Left back in the ‘60s—for those of us old enough to remember all that BS.
Well, it wasn’t BS for them—and it became their religion.
After a coupla World Wars, amongst all the ‘white’ nations ( and convieniently forgeting the mass slaughters of the ‘brown’, ‘black’, and ‘yellow’ peoples) the Left decided that the real problem was the WHITE RACE.
Get rid of the Eeeevil ‘Whites’ and all would be peachy-keen grooveenescence.
High taxation (can’t afford many kids).
Higher immigration (welfare needs more taxes-see above).
Rinse and repeat was the methodology.
Europe gets flooded with muzzies and blacks.
U, S, of A gets Mehhiccans and African blacks, too.

After a generation or so.............
Kennedy and the rest are having their revenge.
God helps us all.

This has been a racist announcement.


7 posted on 05/13/2013 6:48:16 AM PDT by Flintlock ("The British are coming--to TAKE OUR GUNS"--Paul Revere)
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To: Graewoulf

I agree that Cinco de Mayo (a feast day celebrated only in Puebla, MX) is an historic date that very few Mexicans understand its meaning. Practically all American idiots that celebrate it by getting drunk and falling into a gutter or stumbling into a taxi after puking their guts out don’t understand it at all.

Most think it’s when the socialist Mexican government drove the Spanish out, but it’s commemorates a very small battle in and near the city of Puebla against the French.

It is most appropriate that it be the Mexican Go Home day.


8 posted on 05/13/2013 6:56:55 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen
The fools who chant the mantra 'Our strength is in our diversity' are simply out of their minds.

No, we are.

"Our" di-versity IS their strength. Diversity entails conflict (adverse, converse, reverse, perverse...). The more strife there is, the more criminals, welfare cases, police, courts, prisons, translators, psychologists, teachers, counselors, nurses, and other democrat union constituencies there are, the more power Democrats have to sell to their wealthy sponsors. Getting the middle class conservative to pay for it only drives our numbers down.

Diversity is "our" strength when "our" consists of Democrats. Democrats are internationalists. They don't want America to be strong. We are out 'of our minds' when we buy into any of it.

9 posted on 05/13/2013 6:57:28 AM PDT by Carry_Okie (An economy is not a zero-sum game, but politics usually is.)
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To: Theodore R.

Frankly, as flawed at Romney was in 2008 and in 2012, I am not sure who in either race was better. I don’t blame DeMint for supporting someone who was good on core economic issues. I don’t doubt DeMint got assurances on a number of key issues to pull the guy to the right as much as possible.

We just had no good candidates during the past two cycles. I reluctantly voted for Romney in 2008 in FL to try to knock McCain out of the lead. Romney is far better than the back stabbing McCain by every measure. In 2012, in the same position, I reluctantly voted for Newt to try to knock Romney off his path to the nomination. I had no believe that Newt could win the general, I am certain he wouldn’t have. Even though we would have put up a better fight, we lost on the women’s vote who got suckered by the war on women. Newt is a much tougher candidate to lure female votes than Romney.

No one can challenge DeMint on fidelity to conservative principles. He bucked the party through the past two cycles to boost no less than 6-8 conservative Senators to office. He, more than anyone in the nation, changed the course of the listless and spineless Senate GOP caucus over the past 3 years.


10 posted on 05/13/2013 6:58:44 AM PDT by ilgipper (The lesson for the GOP is simple - don't let the opposition define you)
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To: IbJensen

There is so much that is so bad about Mexican and Dominican immigration that the case could have been made without referring to IQ.


11 posted on 05/13/2013 7:03:19 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: ilgipper

DeMint for President...


12 posted on 05/13/2013 7:05:22 AM PDT by Baseballguy (If we knew what we know now in Oct would we do anything different?)
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To: Theodore R.
SC Republicans, both voters and leaders, though now a majority in their own state, seem to lack the “fire in the belly.”

Your comment strikes a nerve because of the increasing and cumulative effect of ongoing Palmetto State bashing on FR. I hope all you TX-un FReepers remember how you have piled it on us, if and when you want our inferior help one day. Goading South Carolina on FR is becoming much more prominent lately; whazup TX FReepers?
13 posted on 05/13/2013 7:08:53 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: sickoflibs

Which is why you/we can’t be a jerk and just publish without the awareness that we are in occupied territory where the media is controlled by our enemies. That IQ thing did taint the study and you/we should have seen it coming.


14 posted on 05/13/2013 7:12:21 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: ilgipper

DeMint’s playing footsie with Willard back to ‘08 was evidence he was not the solid Conservative he proclaimed himself to be.


15 posted on 05/13/2013 7:14:20 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: kabumpo
Practically all American idiots that celebrate it...

IQ wasn't mentioned. I trust you don't fall into this category of those who crunch tacos and drink Corona and Tequila on this day.

16 posted on 05/13/2013 7:15:29 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: kabumpo
RE :”Which is why you/we can’t be a jerk and just publish without the awareness that we are in occupied territory where the media is controlled by our enemies. That IQ thing did taint the study and you/we should have seen it coming.”

I don't work for Heritage so it wasn't my job to ‘see it coming’. That was DeMint’s job.

Back in the 1990s the country was still American and Murray's The Bell Curve while stirring debate and cries of racism was defended regardless, because it was backed up by evidence.

But we now live in an era where immigration from third world nations has been so overwhelming in numbers over a short time that the GOP cant say anything but ‘I surrender’, which is what they are doing now. We are little more than hostages.

17 posted on 05/13/2013 7:21:23 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: IbJensen

Why is this such a surprise. We get sold out every day by
people who only use us to attain power.


18 posted on 05/13/2013 7:21:55 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: IbJensen

I don’t drink Corona on any day. Yes, I know that IQ wasn’t mentioned, but it was the topic of a previous study by the author. If they had simply had a different writer for this study, or assigned authorship to a diferent writer, they could have avoided this problem.


19 posted on 05/13/2013 8:01:51 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: sickoflibs

You are right, we are hostages, which is why we have to take that into account for our strategies.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 8:03:28 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: IbJensen

Jim DeMint is also a good friend of Harry Reid. We know that because he told us so himself.


21 posted on 05/13/2013 8:10:00 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: IbJensen
Re: “The fools who chant the mantra: Our strength is in our diversity.”

Don't leave out the fools who claim: “We are a nation immigrants.”

Really?

85% of American citizens were born in the USA.

And that's after 20 YEARS of the highest immigration rate in world history!

If we look back as recently as the 1960’s, almost 95% of American citizens were born in the USA.

I mean, what country on planet Earth is NOT a “nation of immigrants?”

22 posted on 05/13/2013 8:17:08 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: sickoflibs
The Democrats strategy in outnumbering Conservatives is like that of the English King Edward "Longshanks" towards the Scottish rebels in the movie "Braveheart" on instituting the right of Prima Nocte

Longshanks: "If we can't get them out, we'll breed them out".


And the GOP, ever the Stupid Party, is playing along...
23 posted on 05/13/2013 8:20:17 AM PDT by RedMonqey ("Gun-free zones" equal "Target-rich environment.")
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To: kabumpo

They can deliver the tequila, then please go home.


24 posted on 05/13/2013 8:27:35 AM PDT by steve8714 (Any homosexual man can marry any woman he wants. Just like any normal man.)
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To: zeestephen

Japan.


25 posted on 05/13/2013 8:29:00 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: kabumpo
Re: “The case could have been made without referring to IQ.”

That's exactly what happened, isn't it?

As far as I know - all the IQ statements reported by the MSM come from Richwine’s 2009 Ph.D dissertation at Harvard, which was read and approved by three tenured Harvard faculty members.

They do NOT come from the Heritage immigration study.

If I am mistaken - please - someone correct me.

26 posted on 05/13/2013 8:29:30 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Reddon

Poor Hairy needs a friend.

Right now his only friend is his dentist who removes the hair between his teeth.


27 posted on 05/13/2013 8:30:12 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Japan?

No - you misunderstand me.

Every human being who ever lived in Japan can trace his ancestral roots to east Africa.

Unless you are making a religious argument, which I am not.


28 posted on 05/13/2013 8:37:27 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: zeestephen

Au contraire, mon ami.

(A little French lingo there to demonstrate my admiration for the little froggies.)

The Japanese people gradually emigrated from the Korean peninsula and other locations in eastern China thousands of years ago.

By today’s standards they are indeed a homogeneous people as opposed to our very young nation which is an amalgamation of every race and tribe known to man.

Britain isn’t much better off having opened the floodgates decades ago.


29 posted on 05/13/2013 8:49:26 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen
Don't be so sure. It is just a matter of timing. Most Japanese moved to their relatively young (in geological terms) island from the China and Korean mainland or from the Ryuku Islands and south (including Taiwan) with lesser numbers from Siberia (the Ainu) and the Kurile Islands to the north.

They are not as pure of a race as they'd have you believe.

30 posted on 05/13/2013 8:50:08 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Resettozero

Re: “Fire in the belly.”

Important to remember that almost 30% of South Carolina voters are Black.

That means a “Pure Conservative” candidate must get close to 75% of the white vote to win.

That is a very high standard.


31 posted on 05/13/2013 8:53:32 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: Vigilanteman

Prior to 1970 Germany was populated mainly by native Germans and other assorted Europeans.

Today a stroll through the English Gardens in Munich causes one’s eyebrows to rise. Culture there has been shocked back to the stone age.


32 posted on 05/13/2013 8:54:42 AM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: IbJensen

Jim DeMint made a brilliant choice. He left a seat of power for a seat of power and money and powerful megaphones.

He has a conservative message. In the Senate, it didn’t get adequately delivered. At Heritage he controls a mighty voice of truth, has the equipment to deliver, and the money with which to do it .


33 posted on 05/13/2013 8:58:17 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: IbJensen
By today’s standards they are indeed a homogeneous people as opposed to our very young nation which is an amalgamation of every race and tribe known to man.

Relatively speaking, quite correct. When I lived in Japan a decade or so ago, 99% of the population was Japanese. I don't think the concentration has changed all that much since because the basic premise of their immigration policy is to import only foreigners who will be economically useful to the country as a whole and only to do jobs which they can do better than the native population.

This is not enforced by quotas, but by requiring that said foreign workers be paid at least a 10% premium over the prevailing wage for the same work. It has an amazingly effective result in ensuring a high quality imported workforce.

Yes, there are abuses. The yakuza, for instance, imports foreign "entertainers" who essentially work as prostitutes, pays them the wage premium, and then gets it back through charging them for living expenses and the like. But the numbers of these abuses nationwide are less than what you would find in any major American city.

34 posted on 05/13/2013 8:59:05 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Theodore R.

By narrowly focusing tunnel vision and decrying a sanctimonious attitude, you wil always end up a loser


35 posted on 05/13/2013 9:00:26 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....History is a process, not an event)
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To: IbJensen
Re: “The Japanese people gradually emigrated from the Korean peninsula and other locations in eastern China thousands of years ago.”

I agree.

But the Koreans and eastern Chinese emigrated from east Africa roughly 50,000 years ago.

Unless you are making a Creationist argument, every human being on the planet can trace his roots to east Africa.

Unless you are making a Creationist argument, there were no human beings in ANY country 200,000 years ago.

Thus, depending on your time frame, and depending on your religious principles, all citizens of all countries are offspring of immigrants.

36 posted on 05/13/2013 9:06:44 AM PDT by zeestephen
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To: sickoflibs

” The Dems at MSNBC have been celebrating the end of conservative opposition to amnesty with this Heritage firing, because now they can claim the whole study of amnesty costs is tainted. “

Nice......never stand up for anything whatsoever.


37 posted on 05/13/2013 9:55:57 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: zeestephen

You are correct. We are living in a psycotic tyranny.


38 posted on 05/13/2013 9:57:24 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

In this case its not even the GOP, its Heritage.


39 posted on 05/13/2013 9:57:29 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: sickoflibs

” In this case its not even the GOP, its Heritage.”

True enough, and for me that makes it all the more disturbing.


40 posted on 05/13/2013 10:06:07 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Its like they looked at all the groups that Obama united, all left leaning to begin with, and decided that THIS group was their best hope for new votes..

After all, GWB got 35% of them in 2004 up from 15%, cant beat that.

Romney’s strategy ?? Assume that only rich white guys like him will vote, and hopefully their wives too, assume that everyone else will stay home,

Assume that kids will think the GOP is as COOL as they think Obama is if they (GOP) put(s) Clint Eastwood on prime time TV to make jokes after he downed a Fifth of scotch.

I could see that wasnt going to play out like many here hoped it would.


41 posted on 05/13/2013 10:23:00 AM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: IbJensen

Regardless of the sole issue that this story is about, the resignation of one writer/analyst over one issue regarding immigration, the Heritage Foundation is the organization that published the recent economic study regarding what the proposed immigration “reform” legislation is going to cost the taxpayers.

To judge that Demint is not who many of us have continued to believe he is - his character, by the sole issue the article is concerned about and not the entire record of Demint at Heritage is an error in my opinion.


42 posted on 05/13/2013 10:23:12 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: sickoflibs

” Romney’s strategy ?? Assume that only rich white guys like him will vote, and hopefully their wives too, assume that everyone else will stay home,”

LMAO!

Romney: “ You mean a lot of that 47% is really gonna vote?


43 posted on 05/13/2013 10:39:09 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: zeestephen

Okay, thanks.


44 posted on 05/13/2013 10:45:35 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: IbJensen
The failure of former Senator DeMint to stand strong on this is a tremendous disappointment to those of us who had looked to him for far better things.

The deliberate efforts to suppress reality on the racial front are part of a much larger effort to suppress a whole panorama of considerations, which once inspired a defense for traditional cultural values, such as property rights, family ties & identifications, as well as the role of religion in strong local communities. What the Left fears, they seek to make unmentionable.

For the multi-pronged attack on traditional societies, see Myths & Myth Makers In American "Higher" Education. Note especially the sections on Allport, Montagu, Cousins & the ACLU.

William Flax

45 posted on 05/13/2013 11:28:06 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: kabumpo
Which is why you/we can’t be a jerk and just publish without the awareness that we are in occupied territory where the media is controlled by our enemies. That IQ thing did taint the study and you/we should have seen it coming.

I so agree. The right seems to have no concept of the reactionary left, who lack forgiveness and a rational thought process. They need better PR counselors in every situation. The lower IQ phenomenon could be addressed within a single generation with better nutrition, education and relief from mortal danger, as has happened with so many other waves of immigrants. As a cutting-edge theme, it's a non-starter.

The theme remains, how can we continue to provide food, shelter, employment, emergency care, etc., when the sheer number of low-information immigrants explodes while our economy is faltering?

46 posted on 05/13/2013 12:42:29 PM PDT by Albion Wilde ("There can be no dialogue with the prince of this world." -- Francis)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
RE ” Romney’s strategy ?? Assume that only rich white guys like him will vote, and hopefully their wives too, assume that everyone else will stay home,”
.....
LMAO! Romney: “ You mean a lot of that 47% is really gonna vote?”

Recall the Romney/Ryan 2012 campaign Fiscal conservative strategy.
They will cut taxes (detailed) and balance the budget by promising a trillion dollars of unspecified spending cuts and unspecified loophole closings.

When asked about the medicine (spending cuts and deduction removal) that goes with the candy (their detailed tax cuts), Ryan explained :”Its congress's job to figure out those details”

And they will do something to medicare starting 10 years from taking office, Ryan brainstorm.

WHY DIDN'T THIS SELL???

47 posted on 05/13/2013 7:12:43 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
RE :”” In this case its not even the GOP, its Heritage.”
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True enough, and for me that makes it all the more disturbing.”

Whether or not this guy should have been hired for this job in the first place was water under the bridge, but after promoting his study results Heritage throwing him under the bus was throwing their own argument under the bus and their own credibility with it.

They look weak and incompetent.

48 posted on 05/13/2013 7:25:12 PM PDT by sickoflibs (To GOP : Any path to US citizenship IS putting them ahead in line. Stop lying about your position.)
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To: Resettozero

I’m sorry for piling on SC, where the motorists are very courteous. You have the majority in SC; and we in TX could lose the majority by 2016.


49 posted on 05/13/2013 8:12:25 PM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; upchuck; yongin; Viennacon; ...
From the article: The thinking on DeMint’s move slowly evolved to "Jim can do things outside of the system he can’t do/say while in the Senate."

That's a rationalization, a moronic line of thinking. The best way to change "the system" is to be in it. A Senator can do whatever the hell he wants other than insult his colleagues on the floor. He just wanted out and took the best job he could get. There are likely no "bigger and better things" in his future. He quit, that's fine, it's his life. But if he ever deserved the "conservative hero" tag he certainly doesn't after leaving in the middle of his term.

US Senator > Think tank boss

Just like: Alaska Governor > Woman about town

Real political power > influence from the sidelines

50 posted on 05/13/2013 9:00:59 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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