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Old 12-06-2012, 06:35 PM
 
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Is anyone else as amused as I am that Jim "We must make Obamacare his Waterloo!" DeMint is off to head the Heritage Foundation, the organization that originally developed the concept of the individual mandate and championed it as a free-market method of health-care reform ... until they decided that it was the epitome of Marxism?

Individual health care insurance mandate has roots two decades long | Fox News

How the Heritage Foundation, a Conservative Think Tank, Promoted the Individual Mandate - Forbes
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:13 PM
 
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Is anyone else as amused as I am that Jim "We must make Obamacare his Waterloo!" DeMint is off to head the Heritage Foundation, the organization that originally developed the concept of the individual mandate and championed it as a free-market method of health-care reform ... until they decided that it was the epitome of Marxism?

Individual health care insurance mandate has roots two decades long | Fox News

How the Heritage Foundation, a Conservative Think Tank, Promoted the Individual Mandate - Forbes
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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Jim DeMint tells Rush Limbaugh how to fix GOP, tweaks Boehner - POLITICO.com

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DeMint also told Limbaugh he hopes to use his new role to help the GOP appeal to more Americans.
Yes! That's it! The reason the GOP lost the Presidency, lost Senate seats, and lost House seats is... ...not enough Jim DeMint!



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Old 12-07-2012, 02:47 AM
 
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After DeMint runs the Heritage Foundation for a few years and gets that high level executive experience (he did run a research company earlier in his life), I'm hoping he runs for President.
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:30 AM
 
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After DeMint runs the Heritage Foundation for a few years and gets that high level executive experience (he did run a research company earlier in his life), I'm hoping he runs for President.
Hahahaha!

Oh, you were serious.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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After DeMint runs the Heritage Foundation for a few years and gets that high level executive experience (he did run a research company earlier in his life), I'm hoping he runs for President.
Bahahahahaha.

Me too!
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:54 AM
 
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Default Follow the money...

That's all Demint is doing.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:12 AM
 
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After DeMint runs the Heritage Foundation for a few years and gets that high level executive experience (he did run a research company earlier in his life), I'm hoping he runs for President.
I'd like to see DeMint run for President, too -- not because I want him to win, but because he's an interesting political figure, and it would be interesting to see how he fared in the primaries.

Jim DeMint was my dark-horse pick (ie, prognostication -- not preference) for Romney's running mate. He would have matched up very well with Romney on a ticket. Better, I think, than Ryan.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:43 AM
 
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After DeMint runs the Heritage Foundation for a few years and gets that high level executive experience (he did run a research company earlier in his life), I'm hoping he runs for President.
DeMint will never hold elected office again. He's a quitter, like Palin before him (and how interesting that both of these Tea Party darlings abandoned their constituents to chase the almighty buck. Such principles!). No one will vote for a politician that quits their post mid-term for no other reason than to line their pockets. And who would volunteer for his campaign, knock on doors and man phone banks, if they couldn't count on him to stick with the job after they work so hard to get him elected?

He's finished politically. And that's good new for the country.

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Old 12-07-2012, 09:51 AM
 
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Yes! That's it! The reason the GOP lost the Presidency, lost Senate seats, and lost House seats is... ...not enough Jim DeMint!
I couldn't rep you for that comic, but it was spot on! Here's hoping the fools double down on the extreme conservatism. It will hasten their demise that much faster.
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