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tnvoter
12-22-2010, 04:40 PM
http://washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/2010/12/demint-vows-reverse-fccs-internet-takeover

"“The Obama Administration has ignored evidence that this federal takeover will hang a millstone of regulatory and legal uncertainty around the neck of a vibrant sector of our economy.

"Proceeding on its own liberal whims rather than facts, this FCC has chosen to grant itself broad authority to limit how businesses can bring the internet to consumers in faster and more innovative ways.

“Americans loudly demanded a more limited federal government this November, but the Obama Administration has dedicated itself to expanding centralized government planning. Today, unelected bureaucrats rammed through an internet takeover, even after Congress and courts warned them not to.

“To keep the internet economy thriving, this decision must be reversed. Regulatory reform will be a top priority for Republicans in the next Congress, and I intend to prevent the FCC or any government agency from unilaterally burdening our recovering economy with baseless regulation.

"In order to provide the stability businesses need to grow, I will work with my fellow senators to see passage of my FCC Act, which would ensure that the FCC can only use its rulemaking powers where there is clear evidence of a harmful market failure, as well as the REINS Act, which would add the accountability of a Congressional vote before any government agency’s proposed major regulations may be finalized.”"

More and more I see him, I'm likin'.

ninepointfive
12-22-2010, 05:54 PM
hes a social conservative

BuddyRey
12-22-2010, 06:00 PM
And I don't think he's a non-interventionist either.

tnvoter
12-22-2010, 06:18 PM
hes a social conservative

in a founders kind of way or a neocon sort?

Brett85
12-22-2010, 06:22 PM
hes a social conservative

So is Rand Paul and Justin Amash. The "liberty candidates" supported here in 2010 were socially conservative.

tnvoter
12-22-2010, 06:23 PM
And I don't think he's a non-interventionist either.

Bah. Knew there had to be something. At least he's not half bad.

Wish Chuck Hagel had stayed in the Senate.

Depressed Liberator
12-22-2010, 06:24 PM
Hardcore social conservative and a huge backer of the failed foreign policy we have had for so long.

Kregisen
12-22-2010, 06:35 PM
Hardcore social conservative and a huge backer of the failed foreign policy we have had for so long.

At this point though we have to ally ourselves with whomever we can get. Demint is possibly the best senator besides Rand.

akforme
12-22-2010, 06:39 PM
I would have voted against him and for Al Greene in his last election. That guy was awesome, he illustrates everything that's wrong with our electoral system.

Brett85
12-22-2010, 07:25 PM
I would have voted against him and for Al Greene in his last election. That guy was awesome, he illustrates everything that's wrong with our electoral system.

Yes. I love communism as well.

Depressed Liberator
12-22-2010, 10:19 PM
At this point though we have to ally ourselves with whomever we can get. Demint is possibly the best senator besides Rand.

I rather vote for someone who has a good foreign policy than that asshole.

Son of Detroit
12-22-2010, 10:23 PM
I would have voted against him and for Al Greene in his last election.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM

BuddyRey
12-22-2010, 11:24 PM
So is Rand Paul and Justin Amash. The "liberty candidates" supported here in 2010 were socially conservative.

Have Rand Paul and Justin Amash proclaimed publicly that government has a right to police personal behavior or enforce their particular view of Judeo-Christian morality at the point of a gun?

Liberty_Mike
12-23-2010, 12:19 PM
So is Rand Paul and Justin Amash. The "liberty candidates" supported here in 2010 were socially conservative.

One of Rand's top campaign issues was that he would support all 10 ammendments of the bill of rights, and not pick and choose which ones he thought were good. That included his support of repealing the patriot act, supporting all forms of freedom of speech, standing up for the 5th ammendment, etc. All things that these so called "social conservatives" like Demint oppose!

MRoCkEd
12-23-2010, 12:45 PM
There is a lot bad about DeMint. But he's one of the least bad... lol

CheezItsRule
12-23-2010, 05:01 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COiIC3A0ROM

Uneducated voters probably thought they were voting for that guy in the primary!

Sad.

TCE
12-23-2010, 10:05 PM
For anyone wondering about his foreign policy:

A resolution recognizing the right of Israel to defend itself against attacks from Gaza (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=sr111-10)
Iran Democratic Transition Act of 2010 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=s111-3008)

Let's see how he votes this Congress. I agree that he is the best current sitting Senator, though.