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CNN’s Rick Sanchez calls out DeMint’s vapid talking point: ‘What the hell does that mean?’

By Amanda Terkel  

"CNN’s Rick Sanchez calls out DeMint’s vapid talking point: ‘What the hell does that mean?’"

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Today, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) appeared on CNN to talk about Sen. Arlen Specter’s switch to the Democratic party. Host Rick Sanchez asked DeMint about Specter’s statement that the Republican party is becoming more narrowly focused on the far right. DeMint replied, “Quite the opposite. We’re seeing across the country right now that the biggest tent of all is the tent of freedom.” Sanchez then stopped DeMint, demanding, “What the hell does that mean? The ‘biggest tent’ is ‘freedom’? Freedom? You’ve got to do better than that!” Watch it:

As part of this “big tent,” DeMint cited the people who came out for the anti-Obama tea parties.

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