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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:09 AM
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If a DEMOCRATIC Senator said "I'm not interested in Bush's speech," REPUBS would DEMAND resignation


Jim DeMint Blasts Obama Jobs Plan: 'I'm Not Interested In His Speech'

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/04/jim-demint-oba...

WASHINGTON -- Tea Party leader Sen. Jim DeMint on Sunday dismissed President Barack Obama's jobs speech four days ahead of its scheduled delivery.

"I'm, frankly, very tired of speeches. I don't want to be disrespectful to the president, but what I want to see is something in writing," the South Carolina Republican told ABC's "This Week." "If he'll send a written proposal, I'll give it every chance. But I'm not interested in his speech right now."

Obama's address to a joint session of Congress, in which he will shift his attention to job creation, is anticipated to be one of the most important speeches of his presidency. But Republicans are less than eager to hear it. House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) rejected Obama's request to deliver the speech Wednesday, citing scheduling issues, and insisted he come Thursday instead. Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), an outspoken House freshman, announced that he is skipping Obama's speech altogether.

DeMint's resistance to Obama's jobs plan goes so far as to include opposition to tax cuts and business tax credits, a remarkable turnaround for a political party that has for decades pushed for exactly that. "The things that have been leaking out of the White House, none of them are like what I've been hearing from businesses all over the country," DeMint said. "You know, extending unemployment , cutting payroll taxes, offering tax credits when you hire someone, I haven't heard one business say things like this."
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mucifer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:10 AM
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1. I wouldn't be surprised if Kucinich or Grayson have said similar things. nt
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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:20 AM
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4. Kucinich: "Americans are ready for a second New Deal"
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:28 AM
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7. What are the chances
that Obama is interested in listening to Kucinich?

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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:28 AM
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8. Well, there's the rub. He's much likelier to listen to Republicans.
n/t
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:36 AM
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11. You're right. So...
why are WE supposed to be so damned eager to listen to him?

I want off this one-way street.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:12 AM
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2. "I don't want to be disrespectful to the president, but..."
You are correct, Jim. You are a butt.
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jefferson_dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:17 AM
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3. Meh. Demint is simply echoing what i've seen several of our DU friends say in the past couple days.
Speech smeech...

Strange bedfellows, once again.
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BlueCaliDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:21 AM
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5. + 1000 eom
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:26 AM
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6. I'm a Democrat and I'm not much interested in his speech.
I'm interested in what he DOES, and with most of his first term behind him, I'm appalled.

Strong words or suddenly giving a few sops for campaign purposes aren't going move me.
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:30 AM
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9. Speech is pretty much what he's got from now until 2012. Nothing is
going to be passed of consequence through Congress.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:35 AM
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10. It's a shame he wasted most of his term, then. nt
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:46 AM
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12. I don't believe he did. I think he did quite a lot in his first two years.
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 11:46 AM by TwilightGardener
Most of it, I agreed with.
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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:47 AM
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13. I have to disagree.
I think he took the party, and the nation, rapidly backwards. I don't expect to see us recover in my lifetime.
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spanone Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:48 AM
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14. he doesn't want to be disrepectful....BUT YOU FUCKING ARE ASSHOLE
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emulatorloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:08 PM
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15. They are moving the goal posts again. first "He has no plan"
now "I don't want to listen to his plan."
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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 12:31 PM
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16. Then it's "we don't need to bother trying his plan". Yep.
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subterranean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 01:05 PM
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17. Union busting and deregulation...that's what creates jobs.
According to DeMent.
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