November 2nd, 2010
09:08 PM ET
4 years ago

DeMint: It's an 'earthquake election'

(CNN) - During his victory speech tonight, newly re-elected South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint declared, "I can almost feel the ground shaking here because there's an earthquake election going on all over this country."

DeMint, an conservative Republican who has supported Tea Party candidates across the country, told supporters, "The biggest tea party to date is today."

"One of the greatest things in the last few years," a jubilant DeMint told supporters in Greenville, "is to see the power slip out of the hands of the Washington establishment into the hands of rank-and-file Americans who didn't think they had any power - but they are scaring the politicians to death."

He also predicted the best is yet to come: "Going into 2012, we can make what happened tonight look small."

As for what's ahead before then, DeMint said, "They tell me they want people who can work together in Washington. I tell you this: I'm ready. I'm ready. Anyone whose guide is the constitution and whose goal is limited government, I'm ready to work with them today. But I'm not going to compromise with anyone who doesn't believe in that."


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. Wulfher

    Stupid is as stupid does, and tonight there's a whole lot of stupid going on! I can't believe that Americans have such a short memory and are so easily beguiled.

    November 2, 2010 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. S.M.

    "One of the greatest things in the last few years," a jubilant DeMint told supporters in Greenville, "is to see the power slip out of the hands of the Washington establishment into the hands of rank-and-file Americans who didn't think they had any power – but they are scaring the politicians to death."

    Why is it that people believe the B.S. such as that quoted above from Demint, who is one of the Washington's establishment? He's been in Washington creating this mess just own up to it and move on stop trying to separate yourself when you are one of them.

    November 2, 2010 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  3. Fitzeilliam

    Well let's see, your Christine O'Donnell didn't seem to do very well Jimmy. Fortunately for you, you're in South Carolina where the people are as dumb as rocks.

    November 2, 2010 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  4. TSHAFF

    "The biggest tea party to date is today." Really sir? I guess this midterm election is going to replace the Boston Tea Party? Could you exaggerate any more? It's an 'earthquake election', "One of the greatest things in the last few years," " they are scaring the politicians to death." Oh I guess you could. "Going into 2012, we can make what happened tonight look small." How? You already used every superlative in the book in 2010.

    November 2, 2010 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  5. K. Cantu

    Then why don't you grow a pair Sen. and challenge McConnel already??? I mean him and the rest of the moderate republicans are only going to get in your way......Oh I can't wait for 2012 and see the moderate's on the republican side get the boot....

    November 2, 2010 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  6. Scott

    Finally people are coming to their senses, we have taking control of the house, 2 years from now we will take the White house. Then this country will finally start to turn around. It is good that Repub have taken majority in the house. We can stop Obama and his reckless, radical liberal policy's. Red is such a pretty color. Oh ya almost forgot T-Shah, LaCrosse Mom, Obama Mama, Dutch Bad Newz, if you are still reading these, its ok to cry into your milk. The repubs and the Tea party are taking the trash out. HAHAHAHAHAH.

    November 2, 2010 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  7. Jim

    Anyone else find it disingenuous for someone who's served in the House and Senate for 15+ years to announce, at his re-election party, that power is slipping "out of the hands of the Washington establishment into the hands of rank-and-file Americans"?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm biased and am certainly liberal, but Republicans have started blaming every problem on "career politicians" the way every problem is the result of "big business" for Democrats.

    November 2, 2010 09:36 pm at 9:36 pm |
  8. Kate

    Oh well, back to the future.

    November 2, 2010 09:55 pm at 9:55 pm |
  9. Nick

    The power just went to the corporations who poured Millions upon millions of dollars into Republician canidates races, certainly not the poor huddled masses

    November 2, 2010 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  10. Stig

    DeMint, you make me embarrassed to be a South Carolinian. You are a liar, swindler, propagandist who profits off of misinformation and lies. You do not care about the country or the people of this nation, only about your corporate sponsors. Go back to your prostitutes at the C street house and keep lying to your constituency as you line your pockets with the Koch bros money and short change the disadvantaged of your state. You are an embarrassment to democracy who most likely planted Alvin Greene as a lame-duck opponent. I have no sympathy, and wish for a pox upon you and yours for your violations of the peoples' trust. If you had any honor you would emulate Yukio Mishima.

    November 2, 2010 10:30 pm at 10:30 pm |
  11. IHTCF

    LMFAO!! He's so funny considering his earthquake is probably vibration from a fart. He will NEVER create the Earthquake that was made when President OBAMA won and that Earthquake.......went around the Earth! :)

    November 2, 2010 10:31 pm at 10:31 pm |