Sen. DeMint forces battle within GOP over earmarks

Fresh off the tea party's show of election might, GOP Sen. Jim DeMint said Tuesday he'll force a showdown next week with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and other old guard Republicans over "earmarked" pet projects that DeMint and other victors last week made a symbol of out-of-control deficit spending. Full Story

Since: Mar 08

Daly City, CA

#1 Nov 9, 2010
"Earmarks" are what makes the government run. Sounds like the new "tea leaves" readers want to end government...once and for all!

Time to open up a horse and buggy business. Soon the roads will be impassable. What a market!

We should also disconnect all the newkes before too many tea leaves get in power. On thing is certain, they have no idea how to hook them back up!
Lance Winslow

Half Moon Bay, CA

#2 Nov 9, 2010
Dimmy sure is full of bile and vinegar considering his job doesn't start for two months.
crayz ox3thongee

Phoenix, AZ

#4 Nov 9, 2010
Co.Mint hired to recycle 3D note!:)
crayz ox3thongee

Phoenix, AZ

#6 Nov 9, 2010
odumba wrote:
end earmarks like America has asked - it is why we voted the GOP in with record numbers!
this presidunce odumba & dimwitcrat RECORD MULTI-TRILLIONS DOLLAR SPENDING is killing us! their record DEBT will be passed on to our kids!
all this pork should never be considered at all!
alot of earwax need to vaccumsite? ;)
crayz ox3thongee

Phoenix, AZ

#8 Nov 9, 2010
www.frys.com/LEDtv holliday sell with bose speaker sound effect. enjoy ya Wed day n da nu!:)

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#9 Nov 9, 2010
McConnell vs DeMint!!!

Clash of the Over Reaching Teabaggers; Round One!!!

Live on C-Span!!!

Let the infighting and splintering begin! Teabaggers, stock up on Kleenex! They're gonna break your hearts...

LOL!!!
Bill R

Lebanon, OR

#10 Nov 10, 2010
ptboat527 wrote:
"Earmarks" are what makes the government run. Sounds like the new "tea leaves" readers want to end government...once and for all!
Time to open up a horse and buggy business. Soon the roads will be impassable. What a market!
We should also disconnect all the newkes before too many tea leaves get in power. On thing is certain, they have no idea how to hook them back up!
pt - What's the problem? You don't believe things can
be done more easily and cheaply by not having a government
whose primary purpose has been to disburse money to gain
favor with particular constituencies?

Earmarks, particularly when they are not a part of the
subject of a bill, are nothing more than bribes, as in
"I'll vote for this bill if you build an "X" in my
district" or "I'm reluctant on funding X, but if you'll
fund a study of the sexual behavior in freshwater
shrimp in the springtime in my district, I am all for
it."
Zombie Corpse Rental

San Jose, CA

#11 Nov 10, 2010
odumba wrote:
end earmarks like America has asked - it is why we voted the GOP in with record numbers!
this presidunce odumba & dimwitcrat RECORD MULTI-TRILLIONS DOLLAR SPENDING is killing us! their record DEBT will be passed on to our kids!
all this pork should never be considered at all!
Didn't read the article, eh?

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#12 Nov 10, 2010
and the posterboy for the idiotic left wing loons jumps all over every disagreement on the right, but, conveniently forgets, they had to bribe, threaten, coerce and, otherwise intimidate a filibuster proof senate, and a super majority in the house ... and THEN, had to rely on reconciliation to pass THEIR OWN legislation.
and THAT, coming off of a YEAR of their president FAILING to sell it to the public...even after giving 58 speeches on it.

no splintering THERE, huh?
yep, platter ... the left is a VERY cohesive bunch!
moron!
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#13 Nov 10, 2010
Is Rand Paul on board with Demented or off? I'm a Teabagger. I thought we didn't have a leader.

I'm confused. Which is the old guard?
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#14 Nov 10, 2010
"I didn't know 'earmarks' were about the goodies. I thought they had to do with short haircuts. That's why I was against them before I was for them."

Signed, Rand Paul
Seeking truth

Dearborn, MI

#15 Nov 10, 2010
ptboat527 wrote:
"Earmarks" are what makes the government run. Sounds like the new "tea leaves" readers want to end government...once and for all!
Time to open up a horse and buggy business. Soon the roads will be impassable. What a market!
We should also disconnect all the newkes before too many tea leaves get in power. On thing is certain, they have no idea how to hook them back up!
I just became a Teabagger. YOU are right. Life was a lot better 200 years ago, when the government wasn't in our lives. Things are too complicated and expensive today. We used to be creditor nation, since those liberals, Reagan, BUSH, and their failed policies, we have become a debtor nation. We want to reduce the massive deficit. We want JOBS. JOB number one is to let the irresponsible unfunded BUSH tax cuts expire. We went further into debt to China to give tax cuts to the richest Americans to create jobs. Well? WHERE ARE THE JOBS??? We don't have jobs and the RICHEST Americans are recording record PROFITS and BONUSES, all while begging to keep their tax cuts that are being borrowed from CHINA. Stop the MADNESS. JOIN the TEA PARTY! It's time to vote the AMERICA HATERS OUT.
PooPooPlatter

Carpentersville, IL

#16 Nov 10, 2010
carey529 wrote:
and the posterboy for the idiotic left wing loons jumps all over every disagreement on the right, but, conveniently forgets, they had to bribe, threaten, coerce and, otherwise intimidate a filibuster proof senate, and a super majority in the house ... and THEN, had to rely on reconciliation to pass THEIR OWN legislation.
and THAT, coming off of a YEAR of their president FAILING to sell it to the public...even after giving 58 speeches on it.
no splintering THERE, huh?
yep, platter ... the left is a VERY cohesive bunch!
moron!
LOL!!! "The Law of the Land" is what matters. Keep your eyes on the Prize...

Kumbaya is for dewy-eyed, weak minded simpletons.(Like yourself, apparently...)

Since: Mar 08

Daly City, CA

#17 Nov 10, 2010
G'dumba izz da one who spent most o' dat money! And we still izz!

Git Reel!
odumba wrote:
end earmarks like America has asked - it is why we voted the GOP in with record numbers!
this presidunce odumba & dimwitcrat RECORD MULTI-TRILLIONS DOLLAR SPENDING is killing us! their record DEBT will be passed on to our kids!
all this pork should never be considered at all!

Since: Mar 08

Daly City, CA

#18 Nov 10, 2010
And..??!
Bill R wrote:
<quoted text>
pt - What's the problem? You don't believe things can
be done more easily and cheaply by not having a government
whose primary purpose has been to disburse money to gain
favor with particular constituencies?
Earmarks, particularly when they are not a part of the
subject of a bill, are nothing more than bribes, as in
"I'll vote for this bill if you build an "X" in my
district" or "I'm reluctant on funding X, but if you'll
fund a study of the sexual behavior in freshwater
shrimp in the springtime in my district, I am all for
it."

“i hope we can change this!”

Since: Aug 08

usa

#19 Nov 10, 2010
PooPooPlatter wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL!!! "The Law of the Land" is what matters. Keep your eyes on the Prize...
Kumbaya is for dewy-eyed, weak minded simpletons.(Like yourself, apparently...)
with you...the avoidance of defending your position is all that matters.

when it CAN'T be defended, it leaves you few options besides spewing idiocy like that.

come back when you have the balls to defend what you blubber about, dimwit.

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#21 Nov 10, 2010
carey529 wrote:
<quoted text>
with you...the avoidance of defending your position is all that matters.
when it CAN'T be defended, it leaves you few options besides spewing idiocy like that.
come back when you have the balls to defend what you blubber about, dimwit.
LOL!!! You slink out of your hole twelve hours later and call THAT an attack??? That's all you have? You'll never be a match for the golden retriever!

Health care reform passed the House, passed the Senate, and was signed (in a lovely ceremony) by the President. It's the law of the land. That's what matters.

Is that simple enough for YOU to grasp Tripp? LOL!!!
nice

Buffalo, NY

#22 Nov 11, 2010
definitely some good news and a nice article.
http://www.sythe.org/member.php...
alan

Livonia, LA

#23 Nov 14, 2010
PooPoo Platter wrote:
McConnell vs DeMint!!!
Clash of the Over Reaching Teabaggers; Round One!!!
Live on C-Span!!!
Let the infighting and splintering begin! Teabaggers, stock up on Kleenex! They're gonna break your hearts...
LOL!!!
cant find any kleenex as the stores say a douche bag known as poo poo platter bought them all to clean up behind himself after sleeping with barney frank.
joey

Livonia, LA

#24 Nov 14, 2010
Seeking truth wrote:
"I didn't know 'earmarks' were about the goodies. I thought they had to do with short haircuts. That's why I was against them before I was for them."
Signed, Rand Paul
you act as though your idol odummy didnt say he would veto bills with earmarks.just another lie for you to ignore as usual.

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