January 12th, 2012
07:24 PM ET

Sen. Jim DeMint: 'Democrats exist to beat Republicans. Period.'

On CNN's Erin Burnett OutFront, Sen. Jim DeMint explained a line written in his new book, where he writes "Democrats exist to beat Republicans. Period."

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  1. larrybeans

    Wealthy Americans pay more taxes than anywhere else in the world because they make an outrageous amount of money. They still pay an unfairly low rate, all in the name of "creating jobs," which they obviously haven't done with Bush tax cuts the past decade.

    Government needs to be trimmed AND the rich need to pay more taxes. Common sense.

    January 13, 2012 at 12:24 pm | Reply
  2. tunji

    sen jim demint he is the most one of republican senators that terribly dishonest in congess i ever seing in my life these is the part of the reason why washinton are currently terribly disfunfional becaus of sen like jim demint in congess cannot agree to compromise and working to gethers on same issues it a great shame to our belover country to have sen like him in congress

    January 13, 2012 at 1:36 am | Reply
  3. mike L

    Erin – I am so glad to see you are investigating Mitt Romney's roots in Mexico. When are you going to start investigating Obama's roots anywhere? Like Indonesia, was he a citizen of that country? What did he do at Loyola? Who paid for it?
    You mentioned E-verify, can Obama pass an E-verify test on his Connecticut social security number? What about his passport, selective service records? We know so little about this man in OUR White House, shouldn't you start the vetting process? CNN is looking more like MSNBC all the time lately.

    January 12, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Reply
  4. afrommi

    If Romney is Mexican then I am the queen of Sheba. For heavens sakes, just because his father was in Mexico or whatever, his parents are Americans. I wonder how much Spanish does he know. 'Mira, Romney. Que pasa? Lo que no se atora? Que es usted, un cicuate? Mira, no me gusto saber como trato a su perro. Esperon que no lo dejen tener un perro ahora, usted no lo merece. No sabe usted que el systema capitalitico se supone que ayude a las persona, pero ud lo practica mal. Tiene usted, malevocia hacial la estrata menor de la sociedad? Lo demostro antes y yo no voy a votar por usted for eso.

    January 12, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Reply
  5. Iris Shiver

    Jim should shut up. He does not participate or pay into Social Security, a 401K or Medicare although he is as old enough. Another jerk speaking the BS but not walking the talk. He is not invested in any decisions regarding these and should have No feakin say in any changes. Seems all SC Republicans are pompous jerks. Congress should pass NO law that does not apply to itself. Wake up people!

    January 12, 2012 at 11:18 pm | Reply
  6. afrommi

    Mr. Demint is not very sincere about the definition of what Romeny "knows" what to do and the real problem. Every one knows what harm he caused. All he can do it to say he was wrong, that he did it out of greed. Lawrence O'Donnell had a good question. If Romney would have made only a few millions less would those people would still be working. Or is there any thing that he would not do for profit? There is nothing clean about unjust capitalism. Capitalism is supposed to be good for everyone. When it is good for just a few then it is immoral.

    It is funny how Romney's defenders are trying to make the case for "capitalism". This type of system is not supposed to create poverty or cause poverty. This type of system was design to give the opportunity to create wealth. What Romney did keep a lot of people from creating wealth by deliberately distributing wealth among a few. He transferred wealth from employees to share holders. That is not capitalism. A transferred of wealth by firing employees, wage reductions, high pricing of good and services is not capitalism, that is financial persecution of those in the lower strata. When are we as Americans going to learn about our own system so we can preach to others about its benefits?

    January 12, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply

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