DeMint: I'm Sick of Obama's Speeches

'Grand gestures' don't amount to jobs, says Tea Partier
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 4, 2011 11:27 AM CDT
Jim DeMint: I'm Sick of Obama's Speeches
Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., speaks to the media after their caucus luncheon on Capitol Hill Tuesday, June 14, 2011 in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

(Newser) – He's not exactly yelling "You lie!," but count Jim DeMint as less than thrilled about President Obama's jobs speech on Thursday, Politico reports. “I’m so tired of his speeches it’s going to be hard for me to watch,” the South Carolina Tea Partier told State of the Union today. Instead of the president's same old talk, DeMint wants “a plan in writing. The president makes all of these grand gestures and then it doesn’t appear in any legislation and he’ll blame Congress for not passing something he never sends over.” More from your Labor Day Sunday dial, as per Politico:

  • DeMint on the left demonizing the Tea Party: “What the Democrats are criticizing is legitimate, genuine citizen activism which has brought some accountability to Washington, and that’s what I want to be a part of."
  • Maxine Waters on Obama's jobs plan: "The president must be bold. I don’t think he can shrink from the threats of the right. I don't think he can have a program that simply gives more tax breaks to the people who got us into trouble in the first place."
  • Dick Cheney on endorsing Kay Bailey Hutchinson over Rick Perry in 2010: "She asked me to support her, and I did. It wasn’t any commentary on Gov. Perry. I didn’t know him the way in which I’d worked with Kay Bailey."
  • Michele Bachmann on her natural disaster zinger: “Obviously, I was speaking metaphorically. That was clear to the audience. It was clear to me.”
(Read more Sunday morning talk shows stories.)

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