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DeMint won't back Romney without repudiation of Mass. health law
The Hill ^ | March 17, 2011 | Michael O'Brien

Posted on 03/17/2011 12:13:09 PM PDT by americanophile

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Setting the record straight.
1 posted on 03/17/2011 12:13:15 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: americanophile

Good for Demint, but he shouldn’t endorse Romney in any event.


2 posted on 03/17/2011 12:14:44 PM PDT by izzatzo
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To: upchuck

Ping. Other article was cherry-picked.


3 posted on 03/17/2011 12:15:46 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

http://senateconservatives.com/site/about


4 posted on 03/17/2011 12:16:46 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: izzatzo

Good for Demint, but he shouldn’t endorse Romney in any event.

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Exactly.


5 posted on 03/17/2011 12:16:51 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: americanophile

That shouldn’t be a problem for Romney. He has always been willing to say anything or take any position that advances him. The man has as much credibility as the Breck Girl.


6 posted on 03/17/2011 12:17:16 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: izzatzo

I usually support and like DeMint...But this is a major bone of contention for me!


7 posted on 03/17/2011 12:17:29 PM PDT by jakerobins
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To: izzatzo

Right. I don’t like the idea that DeMint left the door open like this. Even if Romney never enacted RomneyCare, he is a flawed candidate.


8 posted on 03/17/2011 12:18:11 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("The time will come when Winter will ask you what you were doing all Summer" -- Henry Clay)
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To: americanophile

Backtracking after his staff read the reaction on the blogs and forums this morning.


9 posted on 03/17/2011 12:18:30 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Psalm 144

Indeed he shouldn’t. This almost makes it sound like he will if Mitt sounds a little contrite, however. I don’t like it.


10 posted on 03/17/2011 12:18:30 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: americanophile

I won’t vote for Romney regardless.


11 posted on 03/17/2011 12:19:40 PM PDT by MeganC (Pray for Japan.)
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To: Steamburg

it’s really a toss up who has nicer hair.

it might come down to a dance-off.


12 posted on 03/17/2011 12:20:15 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
"From a source"

Somebody is playing CYA now...

13 posted on 03/17/2011 12:21:05 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: americanophile

This is the exact opposite of something posted an hour or two ago.


14 posted on 03/17/2011 12:21:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Steamburg

He hasn’t done it so far. What’s holding him back?


15 posted on 03/17/2011 12:21:43 PM PDT by DManA
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To: americanophile
I would not endorse romney for any reason whatsoever. I will NEVER vote for that pos.

LLS

16 posted on 03/17/2011 12:22:12 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: GeronL

...yes, I know, why is why I posted it. I don’t know if the liberal Hill is trying to make trouble, or DeMint’s office clarified his remarks, but the Hill has two largely inconsistent stories on the same day, on the same topic.


17 posted on 03/17/2011 12:22:57 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: 9YearLurker

Indeed he shouldn’t. This almost makes it sound like he will if Mitt sounds a little contrite, however. I don’t like it.

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The GOP nomenklatura are certainly feeling very self righteous and self confident right now. I think they mistook the Tea Party’s 2010 resurrection of their sorry asses as their own invincibility.

Personally, I am done with them. Weighed in the balances several times now, and ALWAYS found wanting. To oblivion with them.


18 posted on 03/17/2011 12:23:35 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: americanophile

sounds to me that Romney is seeking De mints support behind the scenes.

Romney needs to denounce homosexuality and other liberal social positions too.

I’;ve had enough of this liberal crap, openly serving homosexuals, Manning , teaching it in schools, marriage, DOMA.

It is time to say no more to these mentally sick people and make a stand.
The majority of the country support normal healthy families and marriage so speak up for a change


19 posted on 03/17/2011 12:24:08 PM PDT by manc (Shame on all who voted for the repeal of DADT, who supported it or never tried to stop it. Traitors)
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To: izzatzo

Just SAYING he was wrong doesn’t right the wrong.


20 posted on 03/17/2011 12:24:40 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: jakerobins
I usually support and like DeMint...But this is a major bone of contention for me!

I think DeMint knows Romney will not disown his child. The Mass Health law is Romney's baby.

21 posted on 03/17/2011 12:24:54 PM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: americanophile

I was wayyyy crushed when I read that De Mint supported Romney in 2008. I just knew he was the real thing but...he’s off my list which is getting shorter by the day. It’s getting down to Palin, Bachman, West, Cain, Rubio...I think Cain did something which I can’t remember so he may also be off the list. I don’t know but recently Steve King has been entering my mind. I think he’s the fire behind Michele Bachman from what I can gather.


22 posted on 03/17/2011 12:25:48 PM PDT by bronxville (‘if science disagree with the Bible, it means that science hasn't caught up w/ all the facts yet.')
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To: Psalm 144

Meant to add, the voodoo Republicans are most likely twisting conservatives’ arms to the breaking point right now. They truly are lock step with that other party on preserving the supremacy of Versailles on the Potomac.


23 posted on 03/17/2011 12:26:15 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: americanophile
Mitt Romney, 2008 Republican Primary Presidential Debates:
‘I like mandates, mandates work.’

This isn't from an interview with a leftist newspaper, or old debates in a leftist state campaign, or whatnot, but the primary debates during the last presidential election. Romney can repudiate RomneyCare all he wants, but he's given us a candid look into his mind.

24 posted on 03/17/2011 12:27:47 PM PDT by kingu (Legislators should read what they write!)
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To: americanophile
Trump trumps Romney hands down..
AND Trump donated bucks to Schumers campaign..

Before Romney I choose Trump.. both are stealth democrats..
BUT both beat Obama..

Trump, Romney, McQueeq.. same deal...

BUT you could write in Paul Ryan..

25 posted on 03/17/2011 12:28:40 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
DeMint has completed the Myth Romney school of political expediency. The final thesis is as follows: 1. Make statement. 2. Receive heat and blow-back for making said statement. 3. Change statement.

DeMint, grow a backbone. Say what you mean, mean what you say, and get your finger out of the wind!

26 posted on 03/17/2011 12:29:06 PM PDT by JPG ("2012 Can't Come Soon Enough" - Sarah Palin)
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To: bronxville

So did Limbaugh, Hannity, Levin, the National Review, etc. It was Romney or McCain.


27 posted on 03/17/2011 12:29:25 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

This was my main “question mark”, in ‘08, about Senator DeMint: Why did he endorse Mitt Romney for POTUS, instead of endorsing any of the conservative candidates also running?


28 posted on 03/17/2011 12:30:26 PM PDT by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: americanophile
Too bad DeMint APPROVES of the BIG-DIG coverup,
and Romney's abdication of the Mass. Constitution,
and Romney's policy of BAD GOVERNMENT,
and Romney's Support of IAG and TARP,
and the Romney Islam-911 Victory Mosque connection.

At least, DeMint had the courtesy to let people know
early of his worthlessness.

"(The GroundZero Mosque) cleared its final hurdle ….
developers plan to build the $100 million center which will include a mosque.
Since its incipient stages in July 2009, when a Muslim-run real-estate development
company purchased the damaged, vacant building and land where the new center
will be built, the project has sparked controversy and debate.
.... the tattered building that was bought by the Muslim real estate company had
been owned by a subsidiary of Bain Capital, a company Romney founded in 1984.

So it’s OK if his company can profit off the sale of the land ."


“Bain Capital, has cut checks totaling $90,000 to Romney’s operation. “


29 posted on 03/17/2011 12:33:21 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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“...flawed...”

Exactly. IMHO, he has proved since the ‘08 campaign exactly what he is, i.e., the stereotypical, career politician driven to the next level of office/election in order to quench his own desire for power and too willing to compromise principle for political ends; but, he is just one of whom the elite are/will be pushing for the nomination because he will be putty in their hands. As for me, I’ll take Palin or Demint or, gasp, Huckabee at this point.


30 posted on 03/17/2011 12:33:25 PM PDT by izzatzo
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To: kingu
Yes, the problem with Romney is that his underlying political philosophy seems to be either undeveloped, and thus subject to the politics of the minute, or considerably at odds with conservative orthodoxy. Neither bodes well for a nation that is in need of someone with principled determination.
31 posted on 03/17/2011 12:34:07 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

Damage control. Rommey has already proven he will say and do anuything and then change his stripes when it suits his purpose. No one is fooled any longer.


32 posted on 03/17/2011 12:38:29 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: Psalm 144
"But he would never consider backing Romney again unless..."

The word "consider" adds another layer, and it makes me believe DeMint will not endorse Romney in any event in a GOP primary.

33 posted on 03/17/2011 12:39:53 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: americanophile

I won’t back Mitt Romneycare until after he jumps through an operating wood chipper.


34 posted on 03/17/2011 12:40:34 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: JPG
DeMint has completed the Myth Romney school of political expediency. The final thesis is as follows: 1. Make statement. 2. Receive heat and blow-back for making said statement. 3. Change statement.

Oh yeah.

I seriously doubt that their quick response will do much to mitigate the fact that conservatives just got a huge reminder that DeMint was a Romney supporter, or to flush DeMint's deceptive spin on what RomneyCare was and is down the memory hole.

I have to laugh. DeMint coming down on exact opposite sides of such an important issue ALL IN ONE DAY is extremely Romneyesque.

35 posted on 03/17/2011 12:40:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you have one foot in both camps, don't act surprised that you're taking fire from both directions)
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To: americanophile

Great idea, but a repudiation is nothing more than a string of words. It takes time to live down a reputation for crawling into bed with the enemies of western civilization; time and a whole slough of actual deeds. I wouldn’t be impressed.


36 posted on 03/17/2011 12:40:56 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: SeaHawkFan
Rommey has already proven he will say and do anuything and then change his stripes when it suits his purpose. No one is fooled any longer.

It's an old cartoon. "Pro-Romney-care" and "Anti-Romneycare" can now be added.


37 posted on 03/17/2011 12:43:26 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: americanophile; Al B.; Brices Crossroads
Yeah, but DeMint was a little more involved with Mitt besides having to choose the lesser of three evils...

Romney names DeMint national co-chair

The fact of the matter is that DeMint has always been in Romney's pocket, but has been hiding it well since the 2008 election, until he slipped up today.

38 posted on 03/17/2011 12:43:57 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Diogenesis

...it looks like Bain did own that property once, but the current owner purchased it from the Pomerantz family in 2009. Which means there’s been at least one other owner between Bain and El-Gamal, and in any event, Romney hasn’t been with Bain Capital since 1999, a full 10 years prior. I don’t see much of a connection, and certainly not enough to call it the “Romney Islam-911 Victory Mosque.”


39 posted on 03/17/2011 12:44:21 PM PDT by americanophile ("this absurd theology of an immoral Bedouin, is a rotting corpse which poisons our lives"-Ataturk)
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To: americanophile

When it came to challenging Obamacare and the individual mandate, DeMint was in front leading the charge. I’ll take his actions over words taken out of context any day.


40 posted on 03/17/2011 12:44:38 PM PDT by Qbert ("I seem to smell the stench of appeasement in the air" - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: americanophile
A source close to the conservative icon emphasized that, despite comments to The Hill indicating that Romney shouldn't shoulder all the political blame for the Massachusetts healthcare plan, DeMint wouldn't endorse Romney again unless he admits the plan was mistaken.

Why don't they wait until DeMint says this for himself? Nobody else can speak for him and if DeMint doesn't want to say it himself, that means he doesn't want to commit to not supporting Romney.

I think DeMint should come out and say that he won't support Romney no matter what Romney does. How could support Romney?

41 posted on 03/17/2011 12:45:26 PM PDT by Walts Ice Pick
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
The fact of the matter is that DeMint has always been in Romney's pocket, but has been hiding it well since the 2008 election, until he slipped up today.

Many here will not face that but he has consistently supported and praised Romney (as well as Jeb Bush) as potential 2012 candidates. He'll support whichever one is in the race. Simple as that.

42 posted on 03/17/2011 12:51:43 PM PDT by Al B.
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To: Psalm 144

I’m sure he won’t. I backed Romney in 08 too, seeing as we had crap and crap lite to pick from. But I will not back him in 2012.


43 posted on 03/17/2011 12:55:26 PM PDT by spacejunkie2001
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To: americanophile
>>>>>>Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) "would never consider" endorsing Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president again in 2012 unless Romney repudiates the health reforms he sought as governor...

What a f-ing joke! DeMint supported Willard in 2008 and that was a huge error in judgment. Besides, nothing has changed, Romney STILL supports Romneycare and shows no signs of backing down. OTOH, Romneycare is just one issue in a long list of issues DeMint should have in supporting this jackass.

44 posted on 03/17/2011 12:56:38 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: americanophile

What DeMint said:

“One of the reasons I endorsed Romney is his attempts to make private health insurance available at affordable prices. He set the goal that all folks in Massachusetts would have affordable health insurance. By the time it got through the Democratic state legislature, it had all these mandates on it, requirements about what kind of policies would be bought — the same thing that happened up here — instead of getting people insured, it was a government takeover. So I applaud the goal — my goal is to have every American with a private health insurance plan that they can keep throughout their lives. And so, I still admire him for taking on the task, but I think it’s important to recognize that that’s not where we want our healthcare to go. States can compete with different plans, but we shouldn’t have anything like what they did in Massachusetts at the federal level.”

Sounds fine on the surface. The only problem is that Romney should have vetoed the bill. That’s the essence of executive leadership. If it passed over his veto, so be it, but he signed the law without veto. He blew it.


45 posted on 03/17/2011 1:02:17 PM PDT by Free Vulcan (Vote Republican! You can vote Democrat when you're dead.)
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To: DManA

He (Romney) hasn’t done it so far. What’s holding him back?


He’s still basking in the praise of Obsama.


46 posted on 03/17/2011 1:07:40 PM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: All

The events of today associated with Jim DeMint, Mitt Romney, and RomneyCare are another vivid demonstration of the rising power of the citizen media.


47 posted on 03/17/2011 1:08:56 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you have one foot in both camps, don't act surprised that you're taking fire from both directions)
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To: Steamburg

The angle that they should all take on “Romneycare” is that it was done at the state level - perfectly Constitutional.

Not so at the federal level.

Would that be so hard?
It would probably be hard for your average “independent” to grasp the importance of the distinction.


48 posted on 03/17/2011 1:09:56 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: americanophile

I wonder if the Senator is also waiting for Romney to repudiate his homosexualization of state government and the public schools, his unilateral imposition of sodomite fake marriage, his banning of guns, or his creation of $50 co-pay taxpayer-funded abortions.


49 posted on 03/17/2011 1:16:56 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (If you have one foot in both camps, don't act surprised that you're taking fire from both directions)
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To: americanophile

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2690220/posts

Very confusing and conflicting.


50 posted on 03/17/2011 1:43:56 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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