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Jim DeMint: Romney will win South Carolina
The Washington Examiner's Beltway Confidential ^ | January 10, 2012 | Charlie Spiering

Posted on 01/10/2012 11:07:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

On Mark Levin's radio show this evening, conservative Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina predicted that Republican frontrunner Romney would win the state in the upcoming Presidential primary.

"I think Romney's going to win here," said DeMint, "I think that some of the other that might have had an advantage here have really crossed ways with some Republicans as they've criticized free enterprise concepts." DeMint said, clearly referencing Jon Huntsman, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich's recent attacks on Romney's record at Bain capital.

Demint added that he liked Romney's acceptance speech tonight, noting that, "He’s hitting a lot of the hot buttons for me about balancing the budget, and frankly I’m a little concerned about the few Republicans who have criticized some of what I consider free market principles here,” DeMint said.

DeMint said he was not going to endorse a candidate yet, because he wanted to focus on the Senate.

"I want to help deliver a conservative Senate, otherwise it doesn’t matter who is in the White House.” he said.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: demint; rinos; romney; southcarolina
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He endorsed Gov. Romney last time.
1 posted on 01/10/2012 11:07:06 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Traitor


2 posted on 01/10/2012 11:10:40 PM PST by TwoSwords
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like DeMint a lot so this is annoying.


3 posted on 01/10/2012 11:18:43 PM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This isn't an endorsement (thank God), but it is his opinion/prediction, and if Romney can/does win south carolina, then the GOP can go to hell, and it'll clearly be a sign that the tea party has lost.

If a liberal can win the republican party nomination for President, then what good is the republican party ?

4 posted on 01/10/2012 11:21:37 PM PST by Sonny M ("oderint dum metuant")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“He endorsed Gov. Romney last time.”

That’s the first thing I thought of.


5 posted on 01/10/2012 11:21:57 PM PST by Sun (Pray that God sends us good leaders. Please say a prayer now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
He endorsed Gov. Romney last time.

On the one hand, it was Romney or McCain.
On the other hand, he'd have been better off just keeping his mouth shut.

6 posted on 01/10/2012 11:34:36 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: marron
I like DeMint a lot so this is annoying.

I used to like many politicians. Not anymore. They are ALL part of the evil political class. Trust none of them, like none of them.

They all exist to increase the power of the State.

No leader today can even begin to approach the greatness of our Founders. They were truly Revolutionaries -- geniuses who loved above all, Liberty. They handed down a blueprint that allowed Capitalism to flourish and the individual to live life like few humans before.

Over time, Statists in both parties have morphed our Republic into a Socialist hell.

The more I contemplate, the more it seems that our only way out is for new Revolutionaries to rise at the state level and push their states to dissolve this Socialist USA and reconstitute the Republic of the United States. The dissolution must involved the complete elimination of ALL Federal departments not authorized by the Constitution. All programs must be ended in a rapid fashion.

The transition back to true Liberty can only happen in a sudden manner -- we cannot legislate or "transition" back to Liberty.

Jim DeMint is a member of the government class that is crushing our future. He has no interest in truly restoring our Republic -- he is just another member of the contemptible political class.

7 posted on 01/10/2012 11:37:26 PM PST by sand88 (Hey Rove et al, I will, with great pleasure, NOT cast a for the Statist Mitt.)
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To: Sonny M

IMHO, the Republican Party hasn’t been worth a damn since President Reagan left office. :(


8 posted on 01/10/2012 11:38:11 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: sand88
I used to like many politicians. Not anymore. They are ALL part of the evil political class. Trust none of them, like none of them.

They all exist to increase the power of the State.

No leader today can even begin to approach the greatness of our Founders. They were truly Revolutionaries -- geniuses who loved above all, Liberty. They handed down a blueprint that allowed Capitalism to flourish and the individual to live life like few humans before.

Over time, Statists in both parties have morphed our Republic into a Socialist hell.

The more I contemplate, the more it seems that our only way out is for new Revolutionaries to rise at the state level and push their states to dissolve this Socialist USA and reconstitute the Republic of the United States. The dissolution must involved the complete elimination of ALL Federal departments not authorized by the Constitution. All programs must be ended in a rapid fashion.

The transition back to true Liberty can only happen in a sudden manner -- we cannot legislate or "transition" back to Liberty.



9 posted on 01/10/2012 11:57:54 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: marron

Senator DeMint ought to check with the Club for Growth and see what they have to say on the candidates’ economic plans. (hint: Romney - epic fail)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=69_jTexx2Kk


10 posted on 01/11/2012 12:01:12 AM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

What say you, Demint lovers?


11 posted on 01/11/2012 12:01:30 AM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Sonny M

If Romney wins South Carolina, then we might as well sit back and watch the country go to hell, because it will be past saving.

Restoration of constitutional government will need to wait until conditions are right for action OUTSIDE the electoral system, because it will never again be allowed to happen within the system.


12 posted on 01/11/2012 12:05:04 AM PST by John Valentine (Deep in the Heart of Texas)
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To: TwoSwords

Everyone “Fall in line” now! DeMint warming up....again. Party people telling Newt to back off or else lose standing in party. The fix is in. Romney will be nominee nobody else really had a chance. What do real conservatives do???


13 posted on 01/11/2012 12:10:05 AM PST by chopperjc
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To: patriot08

Problem is they’re either cowards or they’re bought off with Romney’s big money as past or future campaign donations. Once they think they can see who the winner’s going to be, many of them will at that point jump alongside them and say, “Hey, I was with you all along!”

You have to somewhat admire the Democrats last time for rallying their grass-roots base and bucking the establishment candidate to pick the one that truly represented their convictions, as misguided as they were. The fact that our much-vaunted Tea Party hasn’t been able to prevent the elite establishment candidate from becoming the frontrunner is an epic fail.

The various Tea Party groups ought to all get together, agree on an acceptable list of candidates, take their own private poll, and agree to uniformly endorse one candidate, whichever one wins their poll. Endorsing is the difference between having a massive influence and rendering yourself irrelevant. How they missed this opportunity is baffling.


14 posted on 01/11/2012 12:10:55 AM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
We're doomed I tell yunz.

We have to start all over again and build a conservative state from the ground up.

Beating Obama in 2012 is NOT the most important aspect of this election. The most important aspect is working to elect as many conservatives in local, state and congressional offices as possible.

A RINO presidential win does nothing but groom 2016 for a complete and total takeover of the federal government by the communists.

15 posted on 01/11/2012 12:17:03 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BTW does anyone know what happened to Levins show? About an hour into it all of a sudden he went off the air and this basketball game broadcast started.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 12:21:46 AM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Illegal aliens do not belong in the USA. Deport Obama.)
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To: prisoner6
Beating Obama in 2012 is NOT the most important aspect of this election. The most important aspect is working to elect as many conservatives in local, state and congressional offices as possible.

_____________________________________

Yep, so all their good work over the next forty years can be thrown out by the marxist, activist Obama Supreme Court --- you know, the one that will see Sotomayor as CJ from 2025 - 2050.

17 posted on 01/11/2012 12:21:56 AM PST by moose-matson (I keep it in my head)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The game is rigid that is why.

It’s why they will not allow all 50 states to vote on the same day for the nominee. It would be a lot harder for the elite to steal. So they want three tiny states to tell the other 47 who the nominee will be.


18 posted on 01/11/2012 12:23:31 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: chopperjc

I hate to say it but our combined efforts haven’t worked. Time for individual action.


19 posted on 01/11/2012 12:25:25 AM PST by TwoSwords
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To: prisoner6
“Beating Obama in 2012 is NOT the most important aspect of this election. The most important aspect is working to elect as many conservatives in local, state and congressional offices as possible. “

Yep and very stupid political tactic. Obama is very beatable, but the Republican elite want to make sure Obama gets another 4 years.

20 posted on 01/11/2012 12:27:04 AM PST by Sprite518
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; pissant

The moronic a$$wipe and former poster pissant will be pleased.


21 posted on 01/11/2012 12:28:53 AM PST by Chunga (Ron Paul is a fruitcakey jackass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A lot of people endorsed Romney last time because it was either him, or McCain.

I would have voted for Romney, too, had I had a chance to make a difference in my primary. It was way over by then, so I chose the Operation Chaos route. ;o)

This time is different, and I’m sorry that the Republicans have decided to go the way of the Whigs.


22 posted on 01/11/2012 12:35:51 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and an evil Capitalist.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP fix is in


23 posted on 01/11/2012 12:36:29 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: Sonny M

“...it’ll clearly be a sign that the tea party has lost.”

No, it’s not.

The TEA Party chose to give Republicans a chance to caucus with them.

2010 was a great example of the TEA Party’s influence.

They have chosen to ignore us this go around.

To their peril...


24 posted on 01/11/2012 12:38:09 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and an evil Capitalist.)
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To: sand88

Bears repeating, and kudos to you for an outstanding post! Thank you!

“I used to like many politicians. Not anymore. They are ALL part of the evil political class. Trust none of them, like none of them.

They all exist to increase the power of the State.

No leader today can even begin to approach the greatness of our Founders. They were truly Revolutionaries — geniuses who loved above all, Liberty. They handed down a blueprint that allowed Capitalism to flourish and the individual to live life like few humans before.

Over time, Statists in both parties have morphed our Republic into a Socialist hell.

The more I contemplate, the more it seems that our only way out is for new Revolutionaries to rise at the state level and push their states to dissolve this Socialist USA and reconstitute the Republic of the United States. The dissolution must involved the complete elimination of ALL Federal departments not authorized by the Constitution. All programs must be ended in a rapid fashion.

The transition back to true Liberty can only happen in a sudden manner — we cannot legislate or “transition” back to Liberty.

Jim DeMint is a member of the government class that is crushing our future. He has no interest in truly restoring our Republic — he is just another member of the contemptible political class.”


25 posted on 01/11/2012 12:39:59 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and an evil Capitalist.)
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To: patriot08

“What say you, Demint lovers?”

A julep just won’t be the same without Demint. Guess I’ll take my bourbon neat.


26 posted on 01/11/2012 12:44:40 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: prisoner6

Do you know what is stupid?

At this point in time, a ham sandwich could beat Obama.

Yet, the Republicans, of which I am not one...anymore...are doing what they do best.

Yanking defeat from the jaws of victory, and turning our country over to some of the sleaziest, most power hungry Marxist/communists known to man.

But, hey...as long as they get their committee chairmanships, all is good.

Good post by you, and I’m happy to see you. ;o)


27 posted on 01/11/2012 12:45:54 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and an evil Capitalist.)
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To: dixiechick2000; sand88

I agree 100% if not more.


28 posted on 01/11/2012 12:52:06 AM PST by little jeremiah (We will have to go through hell to get out of hell)
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To: chopperjc

This Paleo-conservative is going third party and expecting for problems ahead if Romney win nomination.


29 posted on 01/11/2012 12:54:00 AM PST by Mozilla
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To: sand88; little jeremiah

sand...you have fans. ;o)


30 posted on 01/11/2012 12:56:20 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and an evil Capitalist.)
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To: Lancey Howard; 2ndDivisionVet; dixiechick2000
on the one hand, it was Romney or McCain.

No it wasn't, DeMint got behind Romney in 2006 when Romney was still governor and helped push him to run by serving on his exploratory committee. DeMint was there at the beginning and through to the end, he wanted Mitt Romney

DeMint was his national party co-chairman during his presidential run.

31 posted on 01/11/2012 12:56:32 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s angling for the VP slot.


32 posted on 01/11/2012 1:01:58 AM PST by rfp1234 (RFP's Law: Whoever blames Bush first shall lose the argument.)
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To: ansel12; Lancey Howard; 2ndDivisionVet

To be honest with you, when all was said and done, I despised what Romney did to McCain, but hated even more what McCain and Huckabee did to Romney.

I’m sorry that DeMint chose so unwisely.

There are no innocents here...just those who had to choose between the evils.

I chose Operation Chaos, and voted for Hillary! in the primary.

BTW, did I mention that I am no longer a Republican?


33 posted on 01/11/2012 1:05:21 AM PST by dixiechick2000 (Proud barbarian TEA Party SOB and an evil Capitalist.)
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To: dixiechick2000
2010 was a great example of the TEA Party’s influence. They have chosen to ignore us this go around. To their peril...

YES! Mega Dittos!

34 posted on 01/11/2012 1:09:47 AM PST by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: dixiechick2000

McCain and Huckabee never did anything to Romney (I know, every Romney person claims they did, they “ganged up”).

Romney was and is a monster but I don’t recall what he did to McCain.

By the way because of the internet and typing, (keyboards, whatever) I think we should ban names that keep going back and forth from capital letters to small case, to capitals.
McCain? DeMint? come on, I got blisters on my fingers!


35 posted on 01/11/2012 1:17:21 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: rfp1234

Geez, that has been my fear for years, and I have been posting on it during all that time.


36 posted on 01/11/2012 1:19:10 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

Well, that certainly is disappointing.


37 posted on 01/11/2012 1:27:11 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

obama will probably beat romney anyways imo so let’s drag this thing out for as long as possible and force the gay old party to spend more money than they would otherwise just so they can lose in the end and get nothing in return for their investment in romney the rino. maybe they’ll learn not to cross us yet. As long as we dominate the senate races I could care less who wins in a romney versus obama contest. I love divided government.


38 posted on 01/11/2012 1:32:10 AM PST by RC one (Scorch the earth Newt. Scorch it.)
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To: Lancey Howard

Weird isn’t it, I’ve never figured out what to make of it, but it troubles me, it contributes to that feeling of being helplessly outnumbered.

As I grow, I learn to respect Jim Robinson and his work, more and more.


39 posted on 01/11/2012 1:45:41 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: sand88
I used to like many politicians.

POLITICIAN, n...............A four letter word spelled with ten letters.

40 posted on 01/11/2012 3:25:03 AM PST by Roccus (The GOP is just the sandbox that conservatives are allowed to play in...............for now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That’s the best non endorsement of an endorsement I’ve seen yet. Thanks for nothing, Jim. So disappointed in SC. The tea party embraced that state, and look what they get in return.


41 posted on 01/11/2012 3:27:21 AM PST by rintense
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To: dixiechick2000

Spot on!


42 posted on 01/11/2012 3:29:53 AM PST by rintense
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This ass just lost me,Romney is John Kerry in Disguise.
We are Screwed,might as well join the Obama Train Not only is he going to win, he will have a Mandate to implement his Communist Regime,thats Right I am Talking Landslide.
Demint liked Romneys speech,that guy is sick,just because Romney raises his Voice he still comes across as Arrogant and as an Elitist just like Kerry.
GOD HELP US ALL


43 posted on 01/11/2012 3:31:39 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: Sonny M

Rush was right we dont need a Third Party we need a Second one


44 posted on 01/11/2012 3:32:48 AM PST by ballplayer
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To: ansel12
“McCain and Huckabee never did anything to Romney”


Beg to differ. Read this

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08037/855056-176.stm

This circus ended before 2:00 PM EST on Super Tuesday, 2008. From that moment until the last pol closed that day, the media was blasting the news that “Romney Lost WV”. There is NO WAY this “convention” could have been pulled off without the consent of the RNC.

PS...The WV GOP has since decided to go back to its normal primary election.

45 posted on 01/11/2012 3:43:55 AM PST by Roccus (The GOP is just the sandbox that conservatives are allowed to play in...............for now.)
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To: Roccus; ansel12

Make that 3:00PM EST


46 posted on 01/11/2012 3:49:11 AM PST by Roccus (The GOP is just the sandbox that conservatives are allowed to play in...............for now.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like DeMint, BUT I wonder if Romney’s PAC gave him a chunk of cash like they did the governor?


47 posted on 01/11/2012 3:50:06 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: dixiechick2000
To their peril...

To their peril indeed!

48 posted on 01/11/2012 3:53:12 AM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Roccus

Rather than instruct me to do something.

Show this Texan what it is, that you want me to see.


49 posted on 01/11/2012 3:53:52 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12

I don’t type. To transcribe the article would prolly take me to lunch time. If one click is too much trouble for you to undertake in order to read a contemporary report, I’m sorry for wasting your time.

Have a nice day.


50 posted on 01/11/2012 4:02:58 AM PST by Roccus (The GOP is just the sandbox that conservatives are allowed to play in...............for now.)
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