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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:42 PM

Did Jim DeMint have his Waterloo?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/conservative-sen-jim-demint-resigning-from-senate-to-head-conservative-think-tank/2012/12/06/3f815f26-3fbe-11e2-a2d9-822f58ac9fd5_story.html

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a leading conservative voice in the Senate, will resign his seat in January to become the next president of the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, a sudden move with far-reaching implications.

“It’s been an honor to serve the people of South Carolina in the United States Senate for the past eight years, but now it’s time for me to pass the torch to someone else and take on a new role in the fight for America’s future,” DeMint said in a statement Thursday morning.

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Reply Did Jim DeMint have his Waterloo? (Original post)
Botany Dec 2012 OP
MrScorpio Dec 2012 #1
Botany Dec 2012 #3
libodem Dec 2012 #2
RZM Dec 2012 #4
Lint Head Dec 2012 #5
daa Dec 2012 #6
DefenseLawyer Dec 2012 #7
KharmaTrain Dec 2012 #8
Blue_Tires Dec 2012 #9
MineralMan Dec 2012 #10
Skidmore Dec 2012 #11
zipplewrath Dec 2012 #13
ieoeja Dec 2012 #12
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #14

Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:44 PM

1. Take the money and run, DeMint nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:47 PM

3. He is "a scared of" the new girls.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:46 PM

2. Ewwww

Yuck!

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:47 PM

4. Probably a much easier job

 

Rather than wrangle a bunch of senators, it seems a lot simpler to make policy pronouncements from on high and let somebody else try to make it happen. That makes it easier for him to blame others.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:50 PM

5. I like this one.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:51 PM

6. He thought he would be in the majority. He never thought

That tea party crap would wear thin.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:52 PM

7. Cash, Rules, Everything, Around, Me

C.R.E.A.M.
Get the money
Dollar, dollar bill y'all

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:56 PM

8. The Interesting Question Is Did He Try To Undermine Turtleman And Fail??

This timing is interesting indeed...he takes the big money gig cause he'll be stuck in the minority and not in a leadership role. I'm real curious if he had made some kind of a power play and came up empty. There's a lot of pressure on turtleman to keep the obstructionists in line and DeMint just got tired of waiting for him to fail.

I kinda think this song is more fitting for DeMint...

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:02 PM

9. I'm thinking something else...

Is there something really nasty or unsavory that's going to come flowing downhill in the coming weeks, ala Lance Armstrong?

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:15 PM

10. Bye, now, Senator DiMwit.

Good luck in your future endeavors.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:21 PM

11. The King of Teabaggers blew it this election.

I think he did meet his Waterloo. The people didn't buy it and the GOP is trying to shake the Teabagger brand. You can't do it when you have King Jim hanging around in the power structure. Why does a Senator with four years left on his term suddenly just up and leave? Because he was pushed out, maybe.

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Response to Skidmore (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 04:43 PM

13. I agree

He was leading the tea party express and it just derailed badly. He saw the writing on the wall and decided to take the money while the gettin' was good. Figures he'll have more power there than he'll ever get in the Senate.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 03:48 PM

12. His current net worth is under $20k. His new job pays millions.


This just may be the only time I agree with the man. He is getting older. Time to squirrel away some money before it is too late.


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Response to Botany (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 06:30 PM

14. It broke him! n/t

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