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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:43 PM

One of Stephanie Miller's callers asked the crucial question about Jim DeMint.

So, which is it?
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Reply One of Stephanie Miller's callers asked the crucial question about Jim DeMint. (Original post)
backscatter712 Dec 2012 OP
KharmaTrain Dec 2012 #1
TDale313 Dec 2012 #3
Iggy Dec 2012 #5
Bake Dec 2012 #13
Iggy Dec 2012 #18
Honeycombe8 Dec 2012 #8
1-Old-Man Dec 2012 #2
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #4
rurallib Dec 2012 #11
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #15
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #16
southernyankeebelle Dec 2012 #19
madinmaryland Dec 2012 #6
Bake Dec 2012 #14
mfcorey1 Dec 2012 #20
Raine Dec 2012 #7
union_maid Dec 2012 #9
rocktivity Dec 2012 #10
backscatter712 Dec 2012 #17
Yavin4 Dec 2012 #12

Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:45 PM

1. $1,000,000 A Year...

...nice coin if you can get it!

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:57 PM

3. ^^^ this ^^^

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:21 PM

5. BEENGO!!

 

Plus, he'll likely run for POTUS in 2016.

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Response to Iggy (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:53 PM

13. Only if he's really craving a good asskicking ...

Or utter humiliation.

President Demented ... I think NOT!

Bake

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Response to Bake (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 06:13 AM

18. Southern Conservatives

 

appear to enjoy getting an ass-kicking.

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Response to KharmaTrain (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:27 PM

8. Or more. +1

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 07:48 PM

2. I think he sees the disintegration of the Republican Party and wants none of the fight but ....

Last edited Fri Dec 7, 2012, 09:50 AM - Edit history (1)

he wants to be in control of the philosophical bent of the Party when the fight ends. By the way, its clear that he sees a future for the Tea Party.

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:15 PM

4. I dont get the question?

 

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:39 PM

11. Did DeMint resign before the scandal hit concerning

a) a dead girl (ala Joe Scarboro or that guy from California) or
b) a live boy (ala Mark Foley)

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Response to rurallib (Reply #11)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:59 PM

15. am sorry i still dont understand it. i don't mean to do ignorant. why is DeMint leaving? Is

 

there a problem like those 2 you mentioned?

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Response to southernyankeebelle (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:20 PM

16. I think it was originally Edwin Edwards who boasted...

"The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."

DeMint was in a safe seat, and I hadn't heard anything to indicate he was in trouble until he suddenly resigned. This makes me wonder...

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Response to backscatter712 (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 07:57 AM

19. thank you. now I get it.

 

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:23 PM

6. Neither. Congress banned lunatics this morning, and Demint resigned as a result of the law. nt

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:54 PM

14. Whoomp there it IS!

He shoots, he scores!



Bake

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 08:01 AM

20. roflmaO!!!!!!! The pharmacy is open!

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:23 PM

7. Both, there is something pretty bad IMO. nt

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Response to Raine (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 08:29 PM

9. Yes, I'm not voting until "both" is a choice n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:18 PM

10. This is a Tea Party purge, and DeMint jumped before he was pushed

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I don't think it's a coincidence that this happened just days earlier. From (The Hill):

...Boehner and Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) had attracted criticism for being too genial...The Mr. Nice Guy management style appears to be over. One lawmaker quipped that Boehner is now “almost DeLay-like.”

...Boehner addressed the firestorm over the removal of four lawmakers from plum committee assignments at the weekly GOP conference meeting...Conservative lawmakers...want(ed) answers as to the “crimes committed” by the four members...They are also not pleased that the members were not called and were alerted to the news by the media.


From PoliticsUSA.com:

Conservatives suspect that Speaker Boehner (R-OH) was behind The Republican Steering Committee (Boehner chairs it) voting to remove Reps. Justin Amash (R-MI) and Tim Huelskamp (R-KS) from the House Budget Committee...(But it) is reasonable to assume that Amash and Huelskamp were kicked off at the request or at least mention of Paul Ryan (R-WI)...(who has been) kept on by the very same Steering Committee as budget chairman...

Amash and Huelskamp voted against Paul Ryan’s budget because it did not cut spending enough...Party leadership must feel they had to be cut off from having the ability to obstruct the GOP from making deals they need to make in order to spare their reputation more damage...(T)he conservatives’ plan is to get 16 Republicans to refuse to vote for Boehner for Speaker in the new session, so that they can get “real conservative” ideas passed...

In typical Republican fashion, the Party let the losers learn about their ouster the hard way – with the public, on the Internet from the media...


DeMint got a softer landing because he either saw the writing on the wall or he's in danger of being hit with something majorly blackmail-able. And by the way, public humiliation is part of the punishment -- don't they know that's the Republican way?


rocktivity

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Response to rocktivity (Reply #10)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 10:20 PM

17. I love seeing the GOP forming a circular firing squad! n/t

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Response to backscatter712 (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 09:44 PM

12. DeMint Propped Up A Bunch of Bad GOP Senatorial Candidates

If not for him propping up fringe candidates in GOP primaries, the GOP would control the Senate. This is a move to get him out of the way. Much like Palin's Fox News gig was a move to get her out of the way.

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