View Full Version : DeMint: 'You can't change Washington unless you change people who are here'

09-16-2010, 11:25 PM
Read more at the Washington Examiner: http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/ap/demint-says-tea-party-candidates-like-delawares-odonnell-can-win-in-november-103040299.html#ixzz0zkXdEJGC

WASHINGTON Sen. Jim DeMint on Thursday dismissed worries by some of his fellow Republicans that tea party-backed politicians like Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell are too conservative to win in November.

"The tea party represents a broad cross-section of the American people," DeMint, R-S.C., told NBC's "Today." He said Republicans need to embrace tea party goals like limited government and balanced federal budgets.

DeMint, whose endorsement boosted O'Donnell late in her primary race, cited other tea party favorites who are doing well in polls, including Florida Senate candidate Marco Rubio and Kentucky Senate candidate Rand Paul. Both defeated better-established Republicans in primaries.

"You can't change Washington unless you change people who are here," he said. "People are ready to throw out the bums."

09-17-2010, 01:34 AM
This is the God's honest truth. If your shoes bother you, just changing your socks or the strings isn't going to cut it. You need to get new shoes.

09-17-2010, 05:43 AM
New blood is needed to prod the old guard along into making radical changes. Chewing around the edges is not going to cut it. Taking over the House will be a big deal even if we fall a vote or two short in the Senate.

09-17-2010, 12:14 PM
He is certainly free to resign.

09-17-2010, 02:38 PM
He is certainly free to resign.

Reid, Boxer and other liberal politicians should rather than stand the humiliation of getting the piss stomped out of them in Nov.