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Flashback: Welcome, Senate Conservatives (Jim DeMint before the sellout)
Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/3/2010 | Jim DeMint

Posted on 08/01/2011 7:05:07 PM PDT by jimbo123

Congratulations to all the tea party-backed candidates who overcame a determined, partisan opposition to win their elections. The next campaign begins today. Because you must now overcome determined party insiders if this nation is going to be spared from fiscal disaster.

Many of the people who will be welcoming the new class of Senate conservatives to Washington never wanted you here in the first place. The establishment is much more likely to try to buy off your votes than to buy into your limited-government philosophy. Consider what former GOP senator-turned-lobbyist Trent Lott told the Washington Post earlier this year: "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them."

Don't let them. Co-option is coercion.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debtdealcavein; jimdemint
Jim DeMint co-opted by Mitch McConnell. Disgusting.
1 posted on 08/01/2011 7:05:11 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Same party, different letter.

Watch their actions, not their words. Even if most of the time they do things right. The Republic is over. The Constitution is shredded and the over-lords are winning. The only thing left for them to do is to remove the arms from its citizens. /sarc


2 posted on 08/01/2011 7:15:24 PM PDT by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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To: jimbo123
Just read this thoughtful comment at National Review Online:

Anyone who believes that Congress isn't just one party which puts on a show for the rubes who pay the tab for their power trip hasn't been paying attention.

3 posted on 08/01/2011 7:15:44 PM PDT by madprof98 ("moritur et ridet" - salvianus)
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To: jimbo123
Mitchy will not allow his cherished K street friend's handouts to stop !
Demint was shut up by K street threats and potential well funded smear attacks !
4 posted on 08/01/2011 7:18:16 PM PDT by ncalburt (NO MORE WIMPS need to apply to fight the Soros Funded Puppet !)
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To: ncalburt

62.6% of those voting in the House supported this sham.

The Senate will circle the wagons to ensure they are not shamed by the junior house. I expect 70+ Aye votes.

A filibuster is a pipedream.

FYI - Lindsay Graham announced on Greta he is a No vote tomorrow.


5 posted on 08/01/2011 7:32:01 PM PDT by tnvol01 ("...answering that question w/ specificity uh, you know, is, is, uh above my pay grade.")
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To: luv2ndamend

And then witness the mass slaughter of the unarmed innocent.


6 posted on 08/01/2011 7:56:31 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: 353FMG
"And then witness the mass slaughter of the unarmed innocent.

Don't worry, that is already figured into the problem. They will be called "Tea par-tiers" so the killings will be justified.. /sarc

7 posted on 08/01/2011 8:02:07 PM PDT by luv2ndamend (Same party, different letter.)
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