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Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:19 PM

DeMint claims Romney personally pledged support for pushing tea party agenda in first 100 days

DeMint claims Romney personally pledged support for pushing tea party agenda in first 100 days

by Jed Lewison

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, one of the most conservative Republicans in the U.S. Senate, says that if Republicans win in November, the tea party agenda will be the Republican agenda—and that Mitt Romney has personally pledged his support, even if it means he'd be a one-term president:

“If we get the (Senate) majority and the White House, we have got to pass a budget that sets up the structure, through reconciliation, to repeal Obamacare by killing the mandate,” he says. He also wants to “totally redo our tax code,” put “Medicare on a sustainable course,” and “deal with Social Security.” But should Republicans win then stumble, “it’d be betrayal to our country.”

“We need to do it in the first 100 days,” DeMint says. “(Mitt) Romney has told me, face to face, that he knows that he needs to get these things done right away. He is looking at this as a one-term proposition.”

Maybe DeMint's lying, but given that what he's describing sounds an awful lot like the Ryan plan, I wouldn't bet on it. Whatever the case, it's a question Romney should answer. Publicly. If he's pledged his support to pursuing Jim DeMint's tea party agenda, he should own up to it before the fact. Not after, when it's too late.

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http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/08/02/1116143/-DeMint-claims-Romney-personally-pledged-support-for-pushing-tea-party-agenda-in-first-100-days

Another Senator, another claim that Romney has to address.





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Reply DeMint claims Romney personally pledged support for pushing tea party agenda in first 100 days (Original post)
ProSense Aug 2012 OP
BeyondGeography Aug 2012 #1
Curtland1015 Aug 2012 #2
Arkana Aug 2012 #3
tanyev Aug 2012 #4
global1 Aug 2012 #5
doohnibor Aug 2012 #6
DCKit Aug 2012 #7
Andy823 Aug 2012 #8
AndyTiedye Aug 2012 #9

Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:23 PM

1. These people are fucking drunk

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:23 PM

2. I don't think Romney would actually follow through.

He may be a two-faced, tax cheating, over privilaged asshole... but he's not a tea partier.

Not that I'm defending him.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:24 PM

3. If this isn't Obama's next ad, Axelrod's not paying attention.

Given the Tea Party's unfavorability ratings, tying Romney tightly to them could sink his campaign like a stone.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:24 PM

4. Romney says lots of things, you gullible chump.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:26 PM

5. But Mr.DeMint Do You Trust Mr. Etch-a-Sketch Huh? Now Do You?....nt

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:29 PM

6. Whatever you want to hear, Jim, whatever you want to hear.

 

Mitt should be known as "The Producers" candidate, with one minor exception. There's absolutely no way that any production he would be running would turn out to be a hit.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:34 PM

7. You go Demented! You've telegraphed your agenda nearly 100 days before the election.

 

'Cause there's no way we could possibly defeat you now?

Jeebus dude, we haven't even begun to mobilize, and you just made yourself a target. A big, fat, juicy, teabagging target.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 05:39 PM

8. The question is

Who is lying this time? DeMint and Romney are both pathetic liars, but if Romney did make such an promise, it will piss off a lot of the more moderate voters, and should rally independents and the left into making sure this moron does not win the WH!

The thing with Romney is he promise everyone something, and if they are dumb enough to believe him, will that's their mistake!

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Response to Andy823 (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 2, 2012, 08:12 PM

9. A More Interesting Question

Is why is RMoney continuing to move further to the right, even though he has the Repiglickin nomination locked-up?

Why is he not even trying to appeal to moderates? Considering that he used to be considered a moderate Repiglickin himself,
this is very odd, and is obviously contributing to his poor polling numbers. Even if the Repiglicking media puts all that down
the memory hole and starts cooing about what a great moderate he is, not everyone will forget.

They are acting as though the Teabaggers are the only ones who matter, even in the general election. Why?

Are the Teabaggers planning to leverage their control of 27 states with 270 electoral votes (!) to ensure that the outcome
is to their liking, regardless of the popular vote?

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