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DeMint: Republicans sank Christine O'Donnell

By Felicia Sonmez and Matt DeLong


Sunday Rundown: A quick wrap-up of the Sunday talk shows


NBC: MEET THE PRESS - DeMint: GOP sank Christine O'Donnell

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), the conservative kingmaker who backed a number of tea party candidates heading into Tuesday's elections, said that it's "a very silly thing to say" that tea party candidates cost the GOP control of the Senate. Delaware Senate nominee Christine O'Donnell (R) "was so maligned from Republicans that she didn't really have a chance," DeMint added. On health-care overhaul, DeMint said that de-funding the law must come first - something that he said is possible with Republicans controlling the House. "We can slow the implementation of it or delay it and then replace it in 2012 with a real plan," DeMint said. He added that the next Republican running for president "needs to run on complete repeal" of health care reform.

Asked whether there may be a showdown with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) over earmarks, DeMint said that "We're not gonna have earmarks, so it's silly for some senior Republicans in the Senate to try to block it." DeMint also said he won't vote to increase the debt ceiling unless it's combined with some path to balancing the budget and repealing health care reform.

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) also appeared on the program. Christie said that it's time to "put up or shut up" for the GOP and that "the public's going to be able to smell real quickly" whether Republicans are credible in their call for reforming government spending. Christie, who endorsed Rep. Mike Castle (R) in the Delaware Senate primary, also said that Delaware "was a missed opportunity" for the GOP. Christie said that he's not running for president in 2012, and joked about the possibility of being selected as the eventual presidential nominee's running mate. "Can you see me as somebody's vice president?" Christie asked. "I would feel bad for that poor man or woman."


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CBS: FACE THE NATION - McConnell: Earmark ban won't save money

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he hopes to "do business with the president on a number of things." Pushed on whether that would include a temporary extension of the Bush-era tax cuts for the highest earners, McConnell responded, "We're willing to start talking about getting an extension of some kind so that taxes don't go up on anybody." The Kentucky Republican said he was willing to consider a moratorium on earmarks, as many in his party want, but the issue is "complicated" and such a ban "doesn't save any money." McConnell praised his soon-to-be colleague Rand Paul as "exciting" but declined to back any specific ideas that Paul has suggested, such as a five-percent across-the-board spending cut or a freeze on federal hiring. "Some of those things I may well be for," McConnell said. "I may well be for all of them. We'll have to see."

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.), who is challenging Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) to become the No. 2 House Democrat, said the jockeying for leadership positions will be resolved in coming days and "in such a way that our caucus will be very satisfied with the leadership team going forward." Clyburn said he is "perfectly satisfied" with current House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's leadership and doesn't have any problem with her decision to seek the top minority position. He said he is unconcerned by GOP calls to repeal the new health-care law, pointing out that Democrats lost seats following the creation of Social Security and the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. "I remember Strom Thurmond going back to Washington after 1968, saying we are going to repeal the Voting Rights Act," Clyburn said.


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ABC: THIS WEEK - Rand Paul: Military cuts on the table

Sen.-elect Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who rode a wave of tea party support to victory on Tuesday, said that the tea party "actually is co-opting Washington" and not vice versa. "We're proud. We're strong. We're loud. And we're going to co-opt. And, in fact, I think we're already shaping the debate," Paul said. He added that he'll "absolutely" move for a balanced budget amendment and added that he hopes to be on the Budget Committee. Asked where he'd cut spending, Paul said he'd be open to cutting both military and domestic spending, including entitlements, and that it might be necessary to raise the retirement age. Paul also said that he'd "probably" work to reduce federal employees' wages by 10 percent, would oppose earmarks, and likely would not vote to raise the debt ceiling.

Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) and former Reagan White House Budget Director David Stockman and also appeared on the program. Pence, who recently stepped down from his leadership position as House Republican Conference Chair, said that he'll make a decision on running for president "after the first of the year." "My family and I are going to take our time to prayerfully consider ways that we can serve our state and serve our nation in the years ahead," Pence said. Pence said he disagreed with Stockman on the issue of raising taxes. "I don't know anybody back in Indiana, in the city or on the farm, who thinks that raising taxes on their small business owner boss is going to put them back to work or get them back to full-time," Pence said.


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FOX NEWS SUNDAY - Cantor: If Dems stick with Pelosi, they 'didn't get the message'

Republican Reps. Eric Cantor (Va.), Darrell Issa (Calif.) and Paul Ryan (Wis.) discussed Republicans' agenda for the 112th Congress. Cantor, who is in line to become House majority leader, said that if House Democrats re-elect Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) as their leader, "it's almost as if they just didn't get the message from the voters this election." Asked whether Republicans might be willing to compromise on a temporary extension of the Bush-era tax cuts, Cantor declined to answer directly. He also said that Republicans are "going to embark on a regular diet of spending cut bills being brought to the floor weekly," and added that he's backing Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) over tea party favorite Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) for House Republican Conference Chairman because he's "had a history of working together" with Hensarling.

On the health-care law, Ryan, the incoming chairman of the House Budget Committee, said that "you can't fully repeal and replace this law until you have a new president and a better Senate, and that's probably in 2013, but that's before the law fully kicks in in 2014." And Issa, who is poised to become chairman of the House Government Oversight and Reform Committee, said that bringing the investigation of Countrywide and the "Friends of Angelo" program to a successful conclusion will be among his top priorities. Added Issa: "I think we need to do investigations in the least partisan way."

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Posted by: goodlucky30 | November 8, 2010 7:34 PM | Report abuse

How did Jim DeMint get to were he is politically? He has done practically NOTHING for South Carolina but appears to have done quite well for himself! What makes HIM a "Kingmaker"? He hardly has brains enough to pour Pee out of a boot unless the directions are written on the Heel! The only reason he was re-elected is because he had no REAL competition. South Carolina is in for some dark days with these "Me FIRST-ers" running the show. No wonder we're just about the poorest, most pitiful State in the Union!

Posted by: billnbillieskid | November 8, 2010 4:18 PM | Report abuse

As a Delaware Republican---I found O'Donnell to be unimpressive. No harm lost however, since Castle was a classic RINO. He was worthless for the tea party cause of getting this country under control.

Posted by: sportsfan2 | November 8, 2010 3:09 PM | Report abuse

DeMint's just reading between the tea leafs because O'Donnell would have lost regardless of the GOP's help. Plain and simple, she was not a legitimate candidate and he's clueless for even saying so.

Posted by: beeker25 | November 8, 2010 1:06 PM | Report abuse

Earth to the GOP - Christine O'Donnell and Sarah Palin sunk Christine O'Donnell - mouth and all. And...if they put Sarah Palin back on the campaign trail, everyone she backs will lose. It makes you wonder if that is the plan with the GOP - sink the women with the parasite Palin? Maybe the women should sink Palin and then boot the GOP males out of the way. But they always seem to listen to the men, like the men know what they are talking about. Men love to wage war, of any kind, its all about divide and conquer. The women are smarter than that, but they let the men fill their minds that they are inferior to men. Any woman who strives to be EQUAL to men lacks ambition!!

Posted by: LyndaLBD | November 8, 2010 1:05 PM | Report abuse

Dream on DeMint. O'Donnell sank O'Donnell more and more every time she opened her mouth.

Posted by: seaduck2001 | November 8, 2010 12:51 PM | Report abuse

It's too bad I didn't watch any Sunday show, but then again I like to sleep in on Sundays.

As for O'Donnell, I can see where GOP leadership could have torpedoed her, as she makes the party look bad, and she's not the only one. But really, the main person who did in Christine O'Donnell is Christine O'Donnell. The Delaware GOP primary voters bear this responsibility: They could have nominated a common-sense, sane, experienced lawmaker who stood a real chance of election. To quote John Belushi, BUT NOOOOOOOO! You had to go and vote for Sarah Palin Lite (a redundancy in itself).

Posted by: bucinka8 | November 8, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

Hysterical. O'Donnell lost, must be someone else's fault, not the fault of the CANDIDATE, right?

Wacky is NOT electable.

Posted by: FredEvil | November 8, 2010 11:59 AM | Report abuse

Mr. DeMint, a complete repeal of Obamacare?

If that happens, a tit-for-tat, vengeance will begin that will go back to the abolition of slavery. The embittered Democrats will give nothing. The zealous Republicans will accomplish nothing.

Is that how we want our government run?

Mr DeMint, accept the loss on Health Care, and reform it with the Democrats. Together. Abolish it, and both sides lose.


Posted by: mbus | November 8, 2010 11:45 AM | Report abuse

If the Republican Party was the reason she lost, there's hope for the GOP. At some point, a party needs to be responsible and set standards for candidates, especially to the US Senate. Obviously the GOP can't control the nomination process from the top, but both parties need to show some restraint.

Posted by: jdwilson | November 8, 2010 11:39 AM | Report abuse

The most telling moment in the Delaware Senatorial contest, in my opinion, came when the candidates debated before the student body of Widener Law School and O'Donnell challenged Coons to show her where, in the Constitution, the "separation of church and state," was prescribed. The audience reaction, a mixture of shock and loud amusement at such transparent ignorance, prompted the erstwhile witch-dabbler to turn her head away from her opponent and toward the crowd revealing a dazzling smile full of smugness and pride that she had just one-upped the Yale Law School-educated Democrat. She actually believed that the audience was laughing WITH her and completely missed the point that they were laughing AT her all too obvious stupidity. Talk about not getting "it." Clueless, coupled with stunning stupidity and topped up with venomous intent makes her "Creamy" Demint's ideal Senator for our country.

Posted by: dddvu | November 8, 2010 11:34 AM | Report abuse

DeMint's biography says "marketing executive". The fact he was elected says he was the smartest guy in a fishbowl of fools. I sure want to visit and relocate my business and family to the land of ignorant and proud.

Posted by: citizen625 | November 8, 2010 11:18 AM | Report abuse

"Paul also said that he'd "probably" work to reduce federal employees' wages by 10 percent, "

So ... republicans begin the race to the bottom ...
Welcome to America as a second world country.

OH! Dose Paul's proposal include congress and their staff?

"probably" NOT.

Posted by: knjincvc | November 8, 2010 11:17 AM | Report abuse

The Washington Post needs to find a way for people like "paulann" to not keep resending their same comment over and over again. We get your point. After all we are not Republicans that need to have the message hammered over and over again in order to get it.

Posted by: jrussell1 | November 8, 2010 11:12 AM | Report abuse

Republicans don't get it ... they won back traditional seats because democrats were not perceived as doing enough fast enough to turn the economy around, thanks to republicans saying no to every thing proposed by Obama.

So republicans are in the "Catbird Seat" and seemed determined to reduce our standard of living by continuing to demand reductions in wages, reducing health care, education, any and all social safety net programs, infrastructure repair (ask Pawlenty about I-35 bridge failure).
The states which attends to these issues will be the first to recover.

Posted by: knjincvc | November 8, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

The most telling moment in the Delaware Senatorial contest, in my opinion, came when the candidates debated before the student body of Widener Law School and O'Donnell challenged Coons to show her where, in the Constitution, the "separation of church and state," was prescribed. The audience reaction, a mixture of shock and loud amusement at such transparent ignorance, prompted the erstwhile witch-dabbler to turn her head away from her opponent and toward the crowd revealing a dazzling smile full of smugness and pride that she had just one-upped the Yale Law School-educated Democrat. She actually believed that the audience was laughing WITH her and completely missed the point that they were laughing AT her all too obvious stupidity. Talk about not getting "it." Clueless coupled with monumental stupidity but topped up with venomous intent makes her a perfect example of "Creamy" Demint's ideal Senator for our country.

Posted by: dddvu | November 8, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

The most telling moment in the Delaware Senatorial contest, in my opinion, came when the candidates debated before the student body of Widener Law School and O'Donnell challenged Coons to show her where, in the Constitution, the "separation of church and state," was prescribed. The audience reaction, a mixture of shock and loud amusement at such transparent ignorance, prompted the erstwhile witch-dabbler to turn her head away from her opponent and toward the crowd revealing a dazzling smile full of smugness and pride that she had just one-upped the Yale Law School-educated Democrat. She actually believed that the audience was laughing WITH her and completely missed the point that they were laughing AT her all too obvious stupidity. Talk about not getting "it." Clueless coupled with monumental stupidity but topped up with venomous intent makes her a perfect example of "Creamy" Demint's ideal Senator for our country.

Posted by: dddvu | November 8, 2010 11:07 AM | Report abuse

DeMint should change his name to DeLusional.

Posted by: tomguy1 | November 8, 2010 10:53 AM | Report abuse

paulann1 - You finished yet? I'd hate to interrupt.

Posted by: bobsewell | November 8, 2010 10:26 AM | Report abuse

Hooray.........Obama did in two years what we had wanted to for 136 years.

Tuesday, our state went Republican, both House and Senate.

Dick Cheney had said he would be the best thing that could happen for America, because we would reject his lead.

Thanks' Obama

Now I see those Democrats who lost their seats have sent a letter asking for Pelosi to step down ....lol

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Posted by: paulann1 | November 8, 2010 10:20 AM | Report abuse

Hooray.........Obama did in two years what we had wanted to for 136 years.

Tuesday, our state went Republican, both House and Senate.

Dick Cheney had said he would be the best thing that could happen for America, because we would reject his lead.

Thanks' Obama

Now I see those Democrats who lost their seats have sent a letter asking for Pelosi to step down ....lol

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Posted by: paulann1 | November 8, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Hooray.........Obama did in two years what we had wanted to for 136 years.

Tuesday, our state went Republican, both House and Senate.

Dick Cheney had said he would be the best thing that could happen for America, because we would reject his lead.

Thanks' Obama

Now I see those Democrats who lost their seats have sent a letter asking for Pelosi to step down ....lol

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Posted by: paulann1 | November 8, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Hooray.........Obama did in two years what we had wanted to for 136 years.

Tuesday, our state went Republican, both House and Senate.

Dick Cheney had said he would be the best thing that could happen for America, because we would reject his lead.

Thanks' Obama

Now I see those Democrats who lost their seats have sent a letter asking for Pelosi to step down ....lol

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Posted by: paulann1 | November 8, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Hooray.........Obama did in two years what we had wanted to for 136 years.

Tuesday, our state went Republican, both House and Senate.

Dick Cheney had said he would be the best thing that could happen for America, because we would reject his lead.

Thanks' Obama

Now I see those Democrats who lost their seats have sent a letter asking for Pelosi to step down ....lol

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Posted by: paulann1 | November 8, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Hooray.........Obama did in two years what we had wanted to for 136 years.

Tuesday, our state went Republican, both House and Senate.

Dick Cheney had said he would be the best thing that could happen for America, because we would reject his lead.

Thanks' Obama

Now I see those Democrats who lost their seats have sent a letter asking for Pelosi to step down ....lol

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Posted by: paulann1 | November 8, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Hooray.........Obama did in two years what we had wanted to for 136 years.

Tuesday, our state went Republican, both House and Senate.

Dick Cheney had said he would be the best thing that could happen for America, because we would reject his lead.

Thanks' Obama

Now I see those Democrats who lost their seats have sent a letter asking for Pelosi to step down ....lol

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Posted by: paulann1 | November 8, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

Hooray.........Obama did in two years what we had wanted to for 136 years.

Tuesday, our state went Republican, both House and Senate.

Dick Cheney had said he would be the best thing that could happen for America, because we would reject his lead.

Thanks' Obama

Now I see those Democrats who lost their seats have sent a letter asking for Pelosi to step down ....lol

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Posted by: paulann1 | November 8, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

What we need to do is inactivate DeMint and to find the poor deluded fellow a competent psychiatrist. Christine's problem was that the electorate noticed that she was a flake.

Posted by: samsara15 | November 8, 2010 10:17 AM | Report abuse

"We can slow the implementation of it or delay it and then replace it in 2012 with a real plan," DeMint said. He added that the next Republican running for president "needs to run on complete repeal" of health care reform."

Soo ... what is the replacement plan?
Is DeMint planning to eliminate congresses lifetime health and pension benefits?

Posted by: knjincvc | November 8, 2010 10:16 AM | Report abuse

The Republicants won because the Dems lost sight of the old adage, "It's the Economy, Stupid". It is unfortunate that it takes more than 2 years to fix a trashed economy, but Obama is on the way. When unemployment is 6% in 2012 and more people have jobs, the Dems will regain their seats from the kooks. If the Dems buy in to the Right's insanity, it won't be until 2020 or later.....

Posted by: DrBones721 | November 8, 2010 10:07 AM | Report abuse

DeMint believes the world is less than 7,000 years old. He does not believe in global climate change, and he does not believe in his own government to which he works so hard to get reelected.

He did not believe Christine oDonnell was a witch, but neither did the American people. He believed Christine oDonnell was qualified to hold public office. Fortunately most Delawarians did not.

The GOP supported Angle, Miller, Fiorina and Whitman. They all lost.

Posted by: LeftGuy | November 8, 2010 10:02 AM | Report abuse

DeMint happily repeated one of the biggest lies the GOP is telling Americans, namely that they will "replace" the president's health care plan with their own after they repeal it. The number one lie? That you can reduce the deficit without raising taxes.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | November 8, 2010 10:01 AM | Report abuse

odonnell's mouth tanked her election chances--the woman was almost as big a nitwit as palin.

Posted by: spike591011 | November 8, 2010 9:51 AM | Report abuse

Demint's an idiot. Glenda lost because "We the People" aren't as stupid as Jimbo wanted them to be.


Why is it that when some Republican eeks out a victory, it's a message from "the People," but when the GOP loses an election, it's because the leadership f'd up?

Like it's impossible for people to just NOT LIKE the GOP candidate.

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | November 8, 2010 9:39 AM | Report abuse

The Repugs think only in their own pockets and they think in today and next month. We have a President who has more intelligence that many people don't see and is planning for 10 to 20 years out. He knows and has told us that we will be bankrupt in 20 years if we don't change the present health care system. All the Repugs see is next year and winning 2012. Remember their greed is what caused the financial collapse. People like that women and Palin and DeMint and Newt are really stupid. Stop and remember the things that were said and there is only one conclusion. You had better start writing or calling your Rep. right now and tell them you will not stand for this.

Posted by: jgp38 | November 8, 2010 9:30 AM | Report abuse

The Republican Party does not know what to do with the Tea Baggers because they call themselves a Party as well and that infringes on the Republican party rights.
The Republicans intend to use Christine O’Donnell as a scapegoat to prove their point and they really would like to distant themselves from the Tea Party now that the midterm election over and Rand Paul is a loose cannon. Further, idea of Sarah Palin running in 2012 is the biggest problem of all for the Republican Party and the Tea Baggers have made it known that they are not going away. Rand Paul is a glitch in the Republican system because of his ultra conservative views on money, military, civil service, social security, Medicare, and religion. A junior Senator making ways in the Senate
is totally out of the question and wishful thinking, get real.

Posted by: rrcrosby | November 8, 2010 9:26 AM | Report abuse

O'Donnell sank O'Donnell. The voters sank O'Donnell.

She's simply not qualified. Any person who wants a congressional seat but can't name the amendments to the Constitution is not willing to do the hard work necessary to hold the job.

The voters figured it out and they spoke.

It's funny that when where the Dems lost it was the will of the people and where a Teabagger lost they were were sunk by the GOP.

I love hypocrisy.

Posted by: arancia12 | November 8, 2010 9:23 AM | Report abuse

O'Donnell was sunk by her opponents, the House of Ravenclaw. She, being a witch, is of the House of Slytherin. Simple.

Posted by: sperrico | November 8, 2010 9:15 AM | Report abuse

Mister DeMint should remember that he is one, or are signs of DeMintia on display.

Posted by: whocares666 | November 8, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

It's unavoidable to have an established cocoo (DeMint) from cocooland (SC). But a bunch of new ones? Dems should thank Tea Party idiots for senate seats from NV, SC, CO, CA, WA. Imagine, without tea Party's help, senate would also be controlled by Repugs.

Posted by: sarvenk63 | November 8, 2010 9:08 AM | Report abuse

Christine O'Donnell sank her own chances of winning the election - not the GOP. I'm perfectly willing to attribute all manner of mischief and mayhem to Republicans, but she's on her own with this one.

Posted by: MidwaySailor76 | November 8, 2010 9:06 AM | Report abuse

Demint is in la la land. O'Donnell sunk O'Donnell, and the idiots that voted for her in the primary are responsible for the GOP not picking up another Senate seat. Or how about blaming Sarah Palin. She endorsed her. The GOP actually had a great candidate running in the primary, a sure thing. But, pandering to the base, they went for the wack job. This says a lot about the GOP, and their steady march to insanity and extremism. Actually, I'm still trying to figure out how she could have gotten 40% of the vote. That would have to be the base plus some.

Posted by: ggwalt | November 8, 2010 8:58 AM | Report abuse

If the GOP leadership sank her, it can only resound to their credit.

Posted by: csintala79 | November 8, 2010 8:55 AM | Report abuse

Demint's an idiot. Glenda lost because "We the People" aren't as stupid as Jimbo wanted them to be.


Why is it that when some Republican eeks out a victory, it's a message from "the People," but when the GOP loses an election, it's because the leadership f'd up?

Like it's impossible for people to just NOT LIKE the GOP candidate.

Posted by: Please_Fix_VAs_Roads | November 8, 2010 8:53 AM | Report abuse

If the GOP leadership sank her it can only be to their credit.

Posted by: csintala79 | November 8, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

DeMint is as tone deaf as Obama, Pelosi and Reid.

Posted by: JoeTH | November 8, 2010 8:47 AM | Report abuse

This is a warning shot to Mitch McConnell, who in Sen. DeMint's eyes apparently "lost" the Senate.

Posted by: mattintx | November 8, 2010 8:44 AM | Report abuse

Give O'Donnell the credit she deserves. A fellowship in Constitutional government and didn't know what words were in the 'obscure" 1st amendment.

Perhaps someone should ask DeMint what's in the first amendment.

Posted by: James10 | November 8, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

O'Donnell is a has been that never was. She has no leadership qualities, she answers every question by saying I will post it on my facebook within 24 hours. Come on get real she was a yes person for the Tea Party but would not have a clue about even being a dog catcher.

Posted by: SWAMPYPD | November 8, 2010 8:20 AM | Report abuse

Taken as a whole, the statements and utterances made by the recently elected Republican Reprentatives and Senators clearly indicate why and how they are going to be shellacked by the Democrats in 2012. Sam Sjodin.

Posted by: xxioxro5 | November 8, 2010 8:09 AM | Report abuse


The absolute worse thing the GOP did to "sink" Christine O'Donnell, was not taking DeMinted down with her...


Posted by: demtse | November 8, 2010 7:50 AM | Report abuse


The absolute worse thing the GOP did to "sink" Christine O'Donnell, was not taking DeMinted down with her...


Posted by: demtse | November 8, 2010 7:41 AM | Report abuse


The absolute worse thing the GOP did to "sink" Christine O'Donnell, was not taking DeMinted down with her...


Posted by: demtse | November 8, 2010 7:40 AM | Report abuse


The absolute worse thing the GOP did to "sink" Christine O'Donnell, was not taking DeMinted down with her...


Posted by: demtse | November 8, 2010 7:37 AM | Report abuse

Rand Paul is right on military cuts, even though it's not likely.

But he's wrong on cutting all federal employee salaries by 10%.

Federal employees already make considerably below their private sector counterparts.

And the must often work in very high cost cities, like DC, NY, LA, etc.

People see a $100,000 salary for a government employee and think it's outrageous. But when an average house in your city costs $1,000,000 suddenly $100,000 a year is middle class at best.

Posted by: TheHillman | November 8, 2010 7:28 AM | Report abuse

The big question is why the voters failed to sink Demint who is almost as demented and inept as O'Donnell. Keep you eyes open; Texas has elected another Bush want-to-be who has his eyes on the Presidency and he could make you wish for Bush back.

Posted by: withersb | November 8, 2010 7:27 AM | Report abuse

Jim DeMint has to be one of the scariest people in Washington.

Alvin Greene may not have been much of an opponent – and one wonders about his capacities to effectively represent the people of South Carolina – bu he would have been far preferable as a U.S. Senator precisely because of his more limited ability to do harm to the country.

I thought Halloween was over. Jim DeMint reminds me that the scare and fright are only starting.

Posted by: mcrockett1 | November 8, 2010 7:01 AM | Report abuse

When you all finally realize that scientists are cloning mice with fully functioning human brain then it will be too late. Christine won't be able to save us.

Posted by: redclaws
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If it's your brain they're cloning, no worries = the net result will a Christine O'Donnell knuckle-dragger

Posted by: uche05 | November 8, 2010 7:00 AM | Report abuse

Ah yes. One of the shining lights of the party-of-personal-responsibility illustrates the classic Republican hypocrisy: When it comes to us, it's always someone else's fault.

Posted by: uche05 | November 8, 2010 6:57 AM | Report abuse

The REPUBLICANS sank O'Donnell? Could it have anything to do with the fact that she (and the rest of the "Tea Potty") are a bunch of right wing, fascist fruit loops? Nooooooo, THAT couldn't have anything to do with it could it??? And DeMint is a prime example. Republicans are only concerned with two things - power and money, and their only "religion" has only one GOD - the ALMIGHTY DOLLAR. Let's hear it for more tax cuts for the wealthy and unlimited corporate welfare!!!

Posted by: Bushwhacked1 | November 8, 2010 6:20 AM | Report abuse

O'Donnell (the human with the brain of a mouse) helped.

Posted by: GWGOLDB | November 8, 2010 6:13 AM | Report abuse

I have lost interest when the Tea Party Express, backed by the Koch brothers with Ms. Palin as spokesperson, took over the Tea Party movement and made it part of the Republican Party.

In my opinion, neither political party has the interests of the American people or this county in the forefront. They only care about power and their special interests.

The Tea Party started off as a great idea and got hijacked.

Posted by: bkarpus | November 8, 2010 5:06 AM | Report abuse

It was O'Connell's own vapid idiocy that did her in.

Posted by: nicekid | November 8, 2010 4:35 AM | Report abuse

It is nice to know that Repblicans have standards. The question is does De Mint meet them duh.

We republicans have to get rid of the weak minded. De Mint should be the first to go, since we now do not have to get rid of O Donnel or Angle

We need more Cantors and Ryans.

It is not enough to be against something. We have to be for something that moves the country along

Posted by: jasonfelton1 | November 8, 2010 4:32 AM | Report abuse

It is nice to know that Repblicans have standards. The question is does De Mint meet them duh.

We republicans have to get rid of the weak minded. De Mint should be the first to go, since we now do not have to get rid of O Donnel or Angle

We need more Cantors and Ryans.

It is not enough to be against something. We have to be for something that moves the country along

Posted by: jasonfelton1 | November 8, 2010 4:31 AM | Report abuse


I have posted this already here before You guys should stop complaining because, one the health care we have now isnt as good as it was supposed to be. also the law has just been signed so give it some time. so if u want to say u have the right to choose tell that to ur congress men or state official. If you do not have insurance and need one You can find full medical coverage at the lowest price check http://bit.ly/bandYw .If you have health insurance and do not care about cost just be happy about it and believe me you are not going to loose anything!

Posted by: dwighthoe08 | November 8, 2010 3:03 AM | Report abuse

If Odonnell needed GOP money she should have called Sen. Vitter. Maybe he has a born again virgin/ witch fetish. If so the cash would have flowed.

Posted by: jimbobkalina1 | November 8, 2010 2:14 AM | Report abuse

Oh that's crack addled. She sunk herself, and the sort of deluded thinking DeMint displays is the exact sort of crack headed stupidity that cost her the election.

Posted by: Nymous | November 7, 2010 11:37 PM | Report abuse

People who are so against a federal health care plan for those who cannot afford the extremely high costs of private insurance, are ALREADY lucky enough to have their own private health insurance.
They are screaming about helping their fellow citizens who also work for a living but do not earn enough to pay the scalping fees in the big insurance mafia.
They don't give a darn who is without and act like only they are paying their own way.Citizens who desperately need government help in securing health care want that help.
Demint and Palin and their wacked out teabagging idiots are wrong, unChristian, unAmerican and antisocial.
They are so greedy themselves and readily take anything the government gives out, but call others leeches if they do the same. To me Demint is an ignorant hillbilly hustler and does not ever speak "for the American people". I suppose it never occurred to him that no big Republican Congressmen went out there and stumped for that inane O'Donnell who is a loon, a liar, a cheater, a lousy employee who cannot hold a job, and worst of all, what man wants a Senator who wants masterbation to be a felony offense?

Posted by: papafritz571 | November 7, 2010 11:07 PM | Report abuse

"When you all finally realize that scientists are cloning mice with fully functioning human brain then it will be too late. Christine won't be able to save us."
Posted by: redclaws

Oh ha ha, whoosh! Thanks for the laugh. Good one!

Posted by: Fate1 | November 7, 2010 11:01 PM | Report abuse

Memo to DeMint: O'Donnell sank O'Donnell, genius.

And once the new congress is sworn in, boy are you republicans going to regret having used the teabaggers like you have. If you think the far left posed problems for Democrats in the last two years, wait until you see what the far right teabaggers have in store for republicans in 2011!

Posted by: binkynh | November 7, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

President Obama is a failure.

Posted by: Kansasgirl | November 7, 2010 10:34 PM | Report abuse

Who does DeMint think died and made him God?

Posted by: thrh | November 7, 2010 10:13 PM | Report abuse

If DeMint is right and it was the Republicans who sank Christine O'Donnell [funny: I thought she was running against a Democrat!], then perhaps there is something to thank them for, after all....

Posted by: thrh | November 7, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

The Republicans do not get it. Nancy Pelosi was only on the ballot in one congressonal district on Tuesday, and she won. The Republicans have tried to burn her at the stake since she became Speaker.

Today, Gallup shows Obama's approval going back up to 47%, with a 45% disapproval. The issues that Republicans say they are for are not supported by poll after poll of Americans.

For the life of me, I cannot understand why so many moderate voters voted Republican. It is like voting for the arsonist. It is a cinch that an arsonist is not going to put out his own fire.

It would be too cynical of me to suggest that the Bush wars were started to insure Republican control and that the financial mess ruined their plans. But not to let a mess stop their political ambitions, they just said "no" to anything that would possibly help the country for the last two years.

The governor of New Jersey was possibly the only Republican on TV today that made any sense. I was impressed. He also explained stopping the new tunnel in terms that most anyone could understand.

If Michelle Bachmann, Eric Cantor, Mitch McConnell, and Jim DeMint are the poster children in the new Congress, I doubt that the public approval of Congress is going to improve much. They forget that when the public has such a low approval rating of Congress, it is not asked to distinguish between parties. The number of filibusters that the Senate Republicans had over the last two years is enough to put public aproval of congress in the subzero range.

Posted by: EarlC | November 7, 2010 10:01 PM | Report abuse

DeMint is so wrapped up in his fantasy that he can't see straight. Republicans tend to take things to excess and DeMint is taking things to excess cubed. O'Donnell sank herself and it was idiotic of the party to run her (or Palin). Any reasonable person can see these creatures for what they are: pure zombies entirely disinterested in governing but totally interested in being in control.

Posted by: larry9 | November 7, 2010 9:37 PM | Report abuse

When you all finally realize that scientists are cloning mice with fully functioning human brain then it will be too late. Christine won't be able to save us.

Posted by: redclaws | November 7, 2010 9:18 PM | Report abuse

Remember, DeMint is of C Street/The Family/The Fellowship.

They all think they are following God's instructions to destroy the New Deal.

Posted by: edismae | November 7, 2010 9:04 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell sunk O'Donnell. She should have tried to hide like crazy Angle--every time she spoke she revealed how shallow and weird she is. Just like DeMitt........only he comes from an entire state of weird and shallow people.

Posted by: rusty3 | November 7, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

DeMint said that the next Republican running for president "needs to run on complete repeal" of health care reform. Oh yes please do! You will hand Obama the election on a silver platter.

Posted by: greeenmtns | November 7, 2010 8:49 PM | Report abuse

No, Sen DeMint, people with more than six living brain cells connected sank Christine O'Donnell and her willful ignorance.

Posted by: sbirchall | November 7, 2010 8:39 PM | Report abuse

I'd sink her with my pink torpedo. But I wouldn't vote for her.

Posted by: micron26 | November 7, 2010 8:35 PM | Report abuse

GOP supported enough dumb bunnies - they didn't need to add one more to their list!

Posted by: kec132 | November 7, 2010 8:33 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell was a superb candidate, except for the fact that she is a board-certified whacko.

Posted by: sameolddoc | November 7, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell was a superb candidate, except for the fact that she is a board-certified whacko.

Posted by: sameolddoc | November 7, 2010 8:16 PM | Report abuse

DeMint got it totally backward: O'Donnell sank because she was so grotesque that even some Republicans could not support her with a straight face.

Posted by: chwurr | November 7, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And Sarah Palin lost the election for Republicans in 2008 for exactly the same reason. But Republicans don't get it and won't. They are already over reaching, acting as if they now control the world and everyone will be bowing down to their wishes. 19 months to turn the country around. Tick, tock, tick tock.......

Posted by: catmomtx | November 7, 2010 8:15 PM | Report abuse

Interesting how Republicans have been saying that no party should control all branches of government but yet that is what they are advocating now. And they talk about President Obama lying!

Posted by: catmomtx | November 7, 2010 8:09 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell sank O'Donnell the moment she opened her mouth to speak on any relevant topic. She's a naive, uneducated* nutcase and whack-job of the same order as Sarah Duh Palin. The voters saw that and ran away as they should have. The Press was lobbing softballs right over the plate but she couldn't even hit those (same goes for Palin.)

But, all of this is redundant by now, reading all the other posts on the subject.

* I know she 'went' to college but, apparently, none of what she was taught sank in.

Posted by: dnickell | November 7, 2010 7:52 PM | Report abuse

O'Donnell was so off-the-wall looney that she was a ship bound to slip under the water at her christening. Which is exactly what happened. The results of Tuesday's elections scare me, but at least America is not THAT crazy... yet.

Posted by: pjs1965 | November 7, 2010 7:51 PM | Report abuse

DeMint's a friggin' idiot. O'Donnell lost the Senate race two times before, and was only shown to be a total loon because people cared enough to pay attention.

If he wanted her bad enough, he and Sarah Palin should have gone in there and won it.

DeMint cost the GOP control of the Senate by backing unelectable candidates over winners, and tipping primaries before anybody got a good look at these nuts. Buck could have won his race if he could have kept his boots out of his mouth. Joe Miller? Christine O'Donnel (oooo, oooo, witchy woman ...).

Where do we find such people?

Posted by: mandog | November 7, 2010 7:47 PM | Report abuse

DeMint might be right but it is over. Now it is the time for all wings of the Pubs, Indies, Teas, Libertarians to unite and defeat the rest of the socialist agenda of the Obamanuts.

Posted by: phillyfanatic | November 7, 2010 7:26 PM | Report abuse

DeMint might be right but it is over. Now it is the time for all wings of the Pubs, Indies, Teas, Libertarians to unite and defeat the rest of the socialist agenda of the Obamanuts.

Posted by: phillyfanatic | November 7, 2010 7:25 PM | Report abuse

As an Independent Delawarean voter I could never vote for a candidate so unqualified for the U.S. Senate as Ms. O'Donnell. She is not qualified to be a dog catcher in my opinion. She is delusional and has an unfamiliarity with the truth much less reality. Perhaps she should move to S.C. where she could have a bright future in national politics.

Posted by: IRIFISHR2 | November 7, 2010 7:18 PM | Report abuse

In this instance, DeMint = delusional.

Maybe he'll claim she put a hex on him -- assuming he becomes rational on this matter. Until he realizes that the majority of voters in Del. saw her as unqualified, he's not rational.

Posted by: RichardCollins | November 7, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

quattlebaum, the most ridiculous of all about the South Carolina Senate election is that the 365,000 people who voted for Greene weren't the voters who made worst choice.

Given the gridlock that is likely to occur in Washington over the next two years, we could probably replace the real Senators with Senate action figure dolls and not know see any measurable difference in legislative accomplishments.

Rand Paul might want to give some serious thought to this while he's figuring out how to do his 5% across-the-board budget cuts. We could save quite a bit by replacing the humans involved in the legislative process with action figure Senators/Representatives, action figure staff members and, if we really want to see the cost of government fall, action figure lobbyists.

Posted by: exco | November 7, 2010 6:54 PM | Report abuse

A pair of utter imbeciles with the cumulative IQ of a doorknob — Boxer and Murray — get re-elected Tuesday, and you're telling me somebody's making fun of O'Donnell?

Give me a break.

Posted by: thebump

You just don't like their politics, bump


Posted by: newageblues | November 7, 2010 6:48 PM | Report abuse

11/2 was a dark day in the history of this country.

Sadly, the American public seems to have an attention span of 20 minutes, tops -- just like my students. And they want it ALL fixed, RIGHT NOW.

I have no respect for people who say that their #1 priority is to see that President Obama serves one term and who want to immediately repeal health care reform. Apparently they've never had to deal with the present health care system.

The Supreme Court decision gave this country to big business interests. We will reap what they sewed.

Posted by: rebwt | November 7, 2010 6:45 PM | Report abuse

DeMint's advocacy of O'Donnell speaks volumes to the contempt he has for the Government and people he serves.

Posted by: rcc_2000 | November 7, 2010 6:44 PM | Report abuse

A pair of utter imbeciles with the cumulative IQ of a doorknob — Boxer and Murray — get re-elected Tuesday, and you're telling me somebody's making fun of O'Donnell?

Give me a break.

Posted by: thebump | November 7, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

Jim DeMint is appalling. It's not so much his arch-conservatism that disturbs me, although as a centrist and not a Neanderthal I can't and won't go where he goes. But it's his rigid ideological purity and his insistence upon it in others that produces the gag reflex in me. That desire for litmus-test ideology blinded him to the fact that O'Donnell was SO conspicuously unqualified for the U.S. Senate by virtually every measure that counts, a fact obvious even to persons like Rove and Krauthammer. Sorry, Jimmy, but "perky and cute" (actually--"flaky and ditzoid") don't a U.S. Senator make, WHATEVER her ideological score card.

Posted by: post_reader_in_wv | November 7, 2010 6:38 PM | Report abuse

The moderate Republicans may have to fight a war of two fronts in the House. They probably have more in common with the moderate Democrats than with the extremist Teapartiers in their own ranks.

Posted by: dunnhaupt | November 7, 2010 6:29 PM | Report abuse

what demint doesn't understand is that o'donnell was running for office to represent DELAWARE -- demint is typical of the ignorance of the GOP. if demint wants o'donnell, he should hire her. delaware kicked her to the curb. she's unemployed anyway.

Posted by: FranknErnest | November 7, 2010 6:25 PM | Report abuse

what demint doesn't understand is that o'donnell was running for office to represent DELAWARE -- demint is typical of the ignorance of the GOP. if demint wants o'donnell, he should hire her. delaware kicked her to the curb

Posted by: FranknErnest | November 7, 2010 6:24 PM | Report abuse

Two issues for Jim DeMint:

1. Christine O'Donnell was so far out there mentally that there was no way even a well-funded campaign would have helped her. Having an intelligent, competent candidate would have been much more successful, but given what options the Tea Party movement has been providing, it seems a lot of villages are losing their idiots of late.

2. If you mean by "a real plan" for health care the traditional Republican plan (don't get sick/if you do, die) then you will only speed your demise in control. And I am speaking as a Republican who feels that there is a need for a true universal health care plan in this country (and amazed that as an industrialized country we can't do it unlike every other country). But greed and a lack of concern for the average American are hallmarks for the Republican Party... only the rich are worth caring about (as they pay our campaigns.)

Posted by: TalGreywolf | November 7, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

Christine O'donnell is in no way qualified to run for Senate. It is absolutely appalling that someone voted her this close to a Senate seat. Jim De Mint is appalling with his narcissistic behavior in that religious sect he manages. The effect of low standards and a poor educational system has given us Bush 2, Palin, and a host of other incompetent politicians. I am truly tired of this race to crazy. America was started by thinkers, great minds, visionaries. To see it fall so fast and hard is disturbing. The intellectuals in this country have been vilified and the those with hate in their hearts who use religion as a weapon have taken the reigns.

Posted by: KCH44 | November 7, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

Demint is clearly demented...Angle lost the election because she was so blatantly unqualified. Everyone know this to be a fact. She is pretty and young but still will never be qualified as it is obvious that she is a personable flake.

Posted by: gilbertpb40 | November 7, 2010 6:11 PM | Report abuse

"reading the comments here, it's clear most Post readers still don't "get it" either. Oh well. I guess maybe a Republican Senate and WHite House in 2012 may help? Probably not, but that will be the result of this continued head in the sand embrace of fantasy."
--------------------------------------
Well, I'm not sure what "it" to get myself! Are you saying the voters are demanding a return to the deregulation policies and the Wall Street free-for-all that was rampant under the last Administration? Are you saying the voters want NO action on any of the problems facing the Nation today?

I think President Obama was reminded that as Candidate Obama he ran on certain promises. Those promises regarding Gitmo, Iraq/Afghanistan, Wall Street and the economy remain unfullfilled. I think the voters want ACTION, not talk, and certainly not politicians promising one thing, then claiming a spurious mandate for another. Is that the "it" you meant?

Posted by: shadowmagician | November 7, 2010 6:06 PM | Report abuse

I absolutely agree the next Republican presidential candidate should run on a full repeal health reform platform.

Posted by: squier13 | November 7, 2010 6:05 PM | Report abuse

Maybe DeMint is a warlock?

Posted by: edlharris | November 7, 2010 5:58 PM | Report abuse

Hey. I'm a staunch Republican and think DeMint is out of his mind.
Posted by: rdelson44

= = = = = = = = = = = = = = =

Then go join the democrats! The Tea Party doesn't want you or any other RINO, democrat-lite-to-get-elected moderate.

You are the reason we are in the mess we are in!

Posted by: sosueme1 | November 7, 2010 5:35 PM | Report abuse

"DeMint's Democratic opponent got 365,000 votes in spite of having been indicted on a sex charge and offering as his only budget suggestion the sale of bobblehead dolls of himself"

Well, first of all, some people will vote party regardless of the person. Second, some people will look at the "physical characteristics" of the person and vote based on that.

I think what you're saying is there are 365,000 thoughtless people in South Carolina for voting for this guy.

Posted by: Ombudsman1 | November 7, 2010 5:30 PM | Report abuse

Mrs. O'Donnell didn't need any help. She had an enormous self-destruct button she kept pushing. Too bad DeMint doesn't find his also but the voters of SC are dumber than those in Delaware.

Posted by: pjohn2 | November 7, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

Republicans didn't sink O'Donnell. She torpedoed herself repeatedly.

Posted by: Chigliak | November 7, 2010 4:57 PM | Report abuse

Christine O'Donnell is an ignorant, right wing kook who got precisely what she deserved. She is unqualified to hold any sort of public office anywhere in America. Good riddance to her.

Posted by: dsrobins | November 7, 2010 4:56 PM | Report abuse

DeMint is delusional. So is the poster who's waiting for the GOP to take the White House and Senate in 2012. Two years of GOP foolishness goaded on by the Tea Party that has them running scared will take care of that. Overreaching and downright ignorance-pandering are guaranteed.

As for health care, DeMint has no chance of stopping the health care reform legislation. Just let the premium increases happening now and in the queue for the next two year soak in with the public. The idea that the GOP would come up with something useful in 2012 is laughable, anyway.

Posted by: st50taw | November 7, 2010 4:44 PM | Report abuse

Lots of things are ridiculous. DeMint's Democratic opponent got 365,000 votes in spite of having been indicted on a sex charge and offering as his only budget suggestion the sale of bobblehead dolls of himself.
This was in spite of the fact that there was a perfectly good Green party candidate for whom thoughtful Democrats could have voted.

Posted by: quattlebaum | November 7, 2010 4:38 PM | Report abuse

reading the comments here, it's clear most Post readers still don't "get it" either. Oh well. I guess maybe a Republican Senate and WHite House in 2012 may help? Probably not, but that will be the result of this continued head in the sand embrace of fantasy.

Posted by: silencedogoodreturns | November 7, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

I think that DeMint sees himself as the new overlord of the Republican party - his statement is a classic example of hubris.

Posted by: maggots | November 7, 2010 4:28 PM | Report abuse

Dear clueless Sen. DeMint, if the next Republican running for president campaigns on "complete repeal of health care reform", then as woeful as Obama was characterized by the "lamestream media" (to quote the other egregious exploiter of tea party sentiment) after the mid-terms, the President wins reelection.

By 2012, despite an all-out echo chamber assault by Republicans, when voters see how the sky hasn't fallen as health care reform kicks in and unemployment recedes (it went up and down for Reagan without him having any effect on it), the pendulum will swing back.

Republicans can win back the White House on other issues, but I don't think the health care bill is going to be the ticket.

Posted by: hardrain | November 7, 2010 4:21 PM | Report abuse

DeMint(ed) is simply mourning the loss of an ideological soulmate.

Posted by: slim21 | November 7, 2010 4:17 PM | Report abuse

Only in a backwoods state like South Carolina DeMint could be a senator. O'Donnell did no make it in Delaware because the people there are smarter than those in South Carolina. She lost because she is a Witch that is not too bright.

Posted by: truth1 | November 7, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

The Washington political establishment will try to marginalize or co-opt the Tea Party and scapegoat the Christine O'Donnell loss. Let's hope their effort fails.

Posted by: OscarMayer2 | November 7, 2010 4:06 PM | Report abuse

I would trade him a few military projects in his state for an extension of unemployment...

He unfortunately fails the testy of credibility because he said nothing during the Cheney administration. Now it is all about the black guy and Waterloo (toilet water).

Posted by: WmLaney | November 7, 2010 3:51 PM | Report abuse

DeMint is a man for whom numbers, logic and reason have no place in his brain processes. Just as polling showed that Mike Castle would have obliterated Mr. Coons and O'Donnell got buried by that same candidate, DeMint also is in denial over climate change. It simply does not put a dent in his thinking when you present compelling numerical evidence to him. He, like many of the tea partiers, have their fingers in their ears and their minds in their extreme ideology.

That this man gets any ink at all is a symptom of a media that values stirring up a "conflict" story over reporting on substantive matters.

Posted by: B2O2 | November 7, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

DeMint is a man for whom numbers, logic and reason have no place in his brain processes. Just as polling showed that Mike Castle would have obliterated Mr. Coons and O'Donnell got buried by that same candidate, DeMint also is in denial over climate change. It simply does not put a dent in his thinking when you present compelling numerical evidence to him. He, like many of the tea partiers, have their fingers in their ears and their minds in their extreme ideology.

That this man gets any ink at all is a symptom of a media that values stirring up a "conflict" story over reporting on substantive matters.

Posted by: B2O2 | November 7, 2010 3:35 PM | Report abuse

DeMint, as a politican supposedly representing the American people is scary. This man has not, does not, and will never support middle class America and the words that come out of his mouth show him for the egotistical fool he is.
Americans must watch closely as the party of NO will try to scalp us.

Posted by: kathlenec | November 7, 2010 3:17 PM | Report abuse

Demint just demonstrated how clueless he is and how he listens too much to talk radio. O'Donnell wasn't sunk by the GOP. She simply couldn't rise above her own stupidity. Goat's have more intellect then she has ever displayed

Posted by: erthdog | November 7, 2010 3:02 PM | Report abuse

I thought conservatism was about personal responsibility? O'Donnell sank O'donnell, theres no point blaming the LSM or GOP or anyone. She was a ridiculous candidate who said stupid stupid stuff. Aceept responsibility and deal with it.

Its this GOP victim card thats pathetic. She's just like Palin in that respect. It wasn't her fault she lost an election or did a bad interview, it was Courics or the LSM.

Pathetic

Posted by: Chops2 | November 7, 2010 3:00 PM | Report abuse

Hey. I'm a staunch Republican and think DeMint is out of his mind. If the GOP had selected viable candidates instead of those three unelectable Tea-Party idiots in Delaware, Nevada and Colorado, we'd control the Senate now. Let's not make that mistake again...

Posted by: rdelson44 | November 7, 2010 2:40 PM | Report abuse

Christine said she is not a witch. She submitted to the ordeal, and sank.

I guess she really is not a witch. Thankfully, she is also not a Senator.

Posted by: OldUncleTom | November 7, 2010 2:39 PM | Report abuse

Christine said she is not a witch. She submitted to the ordeal, and sank.

I guess she really is not a witch. Thankfully, she is also not a Senator.

Posted by: OldUncleTom | November 7, 2010 2:36 PM | Report abuse

C'mon DeMint....do you think we are all so dumb you can sell us on that one! O'Donnell sank herself. She was so unready for this task it was almost pathetic. You, Sarah Palin, and the others who pushed her ought to be ashamed of yourselves. Apparently you have no respect for the voters or you would not be trying to put this one over. Face reality.

Posted by: sharronkm | November 7, 2010 2:32 PM | Report abuse

DeMint got it totally backward: O'Donnell sank because she was so grotesque that even some Republicans could not support her with a straight face.

Posted by: chwurr | November 7, 2010 2:25 PM | Report abuse

DiMint - still saying VERY stupid things. O'Donnell didn't need anyone/thing to make her SINK -- she did it all by herself. We can only hope it will happen to you. SINK that is.

Posted by: rbsher | November 7, 2010 2:17 PM | Report abuse

GOP victory song and dance:

Gonna ship your jobs to China
No Balanced trade, when free serves me
Gonna make it all in Asia and ship it back home
But no Jobs to buy it unless you invested overseas
No regulation: gonna poison and pollute as I please
Buy a gun and smoke your tobacci
Assault weapons for everyone, especially the wacky
Rich get richer and the poor get smoked
While roads and highways are crumbling
Drill baby drillers are mumbling
Coal workers safety is stumbling
Politicians are bumbling
It's all a big humbling

Pass me a tissue Tito.

Posted by: Airborne82 | November 7, 2010 2:16 PM | Report abuse

There is one person out there who not only sank Christine O'Donnell, but then turned around and blew her out of the water. That person's name is Christine O'Donnell.

Posted by: lugalgazi | November 7, 2010 2:15 PM | Report abuse

If the right-wing Repubs had a plan on a "real" health care program, why didn't they implement it during the eight years of Hollywood Clownor the eight years of the Texas Moron?
Because the idiots NEVER had a plan. I hope they try to deny funds to President Obama's plan. They ar going to pay a very heavy price, as the plan begins to kick in.

Posted by: analyst72 | November 7, 2010 1:57 PM | Report abuse

Earth to Jim DeMint: Nothing and nobody could have helped O'Donnell. If he thinks it was the party's actions that sunk her, and not the fact that she was so far from being a legitimate candidate for the Senate, then he is really clueless.

Posted by: naranja | November 7, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

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