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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

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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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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,”
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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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RE :”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.”
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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.”

I clearly remember early 2011 when DeMint went on Cavuto saying ‘There is no way in hell I want that (POTUS) job’ and I kept posting that he wasnt running yet I kept seeing comments here saying ‘he doesnt really mean it, he will run’.

Ironically things appear the opposite of what he said above. More than ever he acts like he really wants to be liked by MSM now more than anything. The complete opposite of Ted Cruz.

51 posted on 05/14/2013 4:36:09 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: Theodore R.
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.

Not a Republican. I doubt we S.C. conservatives are in the majority; the Democrat Party aided, abetted, and comforted by the SCGOPe propably is. Hence, the permanent pickle that is called Columbia, plus Lynnsy Graham and other thwarts to conservatives in S.C. who remain plentiful; just not the majority. Enough conservatives though to choose Newt Gingrich out of that group of 2010 early GOP primary candidates when the Dems were not crossing over as much as they usually do. And yes we WERE making a statement.

Both your apology and your jibe against S.C. drivers are well accepted. I learned to drive on N.C. mountain roads.
52 posted on 05/14/2013 4:42:04 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Resettozero

CORRECTION: 2012 Republican Presidential primary.


53 posted on 05/14/2013 4:52:58 AM PDT by Resettozero
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To: sickoflibs

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

WHY DIDN’T THIS SELL??? “

Uh.......because it was BS? : )


54 posted on 05/14/2013 9:47:42 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: sickoflibs

” 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. “

Just another cave-in. Seems like a daily event.


55 posted on 05/14/2013 9:49:58 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: sickoflibs

” More than ever he acts like he really wants to be liked by MSM now more than anything. The complete opposite of Ted Cruz. “

Opposite is right!


56 posted on 05/14/2013 9:52:05 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: stephenjohnbanker

No-no-no,
Ryan can balance the budget by reforming medicare while protecting medicare from any cuts. And cut taxes too.

Its all sooo. easy. Remember Trump was going to call up those Chi-coms and demand they start shipping our factories back? And call up those darn A-rabs and tell them to give us gasoline cheap or we are pulling out of the middle East altogether?

Its all so easy...


57 posted on 05/14/2013 11:52:43 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

” Ryan can balance the budget by reforming medicare while protecting medicare from any cuts. And cut taxes too.”

What a con man : )


58 posted on 05/14/2013 12:03:37 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: sickoflibs; stephenjohnbanker; Impy; NFHale; IbJensen; Tennessee Nana; Liz; TADSLOS; EXCH54FE; ...

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59 posted on 05/14/2013 3:43:28 PM PDT by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas (Fool me once, shame on you -- twice, shame on me -- 100 times, it's U. S. immigration policy.)
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To: ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas

Is this supposed to be formatted differently?


60 posted on 05/14/2013 8:44:17 PM PDT by Impy (All in favor of Harry Reid meeting Mr. Mayhem?)
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