Americans For Prosperity gets 11,000 plus activists on call with Sen. DeMint

Posted: Feb 04, 2009 9:07 PM
Over 11,000 conservative grassroots activists joined a call hosted by Americans For Prosperity for a chance to hear from Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) and ask questions. Thanks to AFP for putting this call together, here are some quotes from Sen. DeMint:

"What President Obama wants right now is for the Republicans to own this bill with the Democrats. They don't want to own this because they know it's not going to work, they don't want it hung around their heads. If [the Democrats] can get 15 votes then they'll call it bi-partisan and we'll be stuck with it too."

"I am concerned [the Democrats] will do a little tweaking and a few Republicans might think it's an excuse enough to vote for it. We cannot do that, it would be too big of a comprimise. the last thing we need to right now is have more spending."

"My biggest fear right now is that they make a few changes in this bill, throw a few bones to Republicans, a bone to get them to vote for all this spending."

This was in response to a caller saying don't compromise by offering a smaller spending bill -- a bad idea as Sen. DeMint outlines. This is a bad bill, the House GOP stood firm and it is time for the Senate GOP to do the same. This is a porkpalooza designed to pay back all those who helped get Democrats elected in '06 and Obama in '08. Want evidence, go back to my earlier post today that details the pork that is in this bill!

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