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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Senator Jim DeMint versus Senator Jim DeMint

As much of a contemptible lowlife as Jim DeMint (R-Ku Klux Klan) is, it gets even worse:

There are TWO of him. [forms index fingers into a cross]


One of the Jim DeMints has placed a legislative hold on one of Obama’s D.C. Superior Court nominees, Marisa Demeo. Her nomination has been on hold since last March.

Marisa Demeo is a Latina and she’s openly gay. That’s two strikes. And that’s not all. She’s done a lot of legal advocacy work on behalf of Hispanic and gay/lesbian issues. Steeerike THREE!

And now, this is where the Other Jim DeMint surfaces. In 2005, Senator Jim DeMint said:

“One of my goals as a Senator is to confirm highly qualified judges by ensuring timely up-or-down votes for all nominees no matter who is President, no matter which party is in the majority. That is my commitment, and I have encouraged Senator Frist to consider all options, including the constitutional option, to end the undemocratic blockade of judicial nominees. Senators were elected to advise and consent, not to grandstand and obstruct.

“I would like to say something to my colleagues across the aisle. There is a reason George W. Bush was elected to serve as President of the United States. It is because the majority of Americans trusted him to nominate judges.”

Jim DeMint was last seen walking up to a movie theater ticket window — by himself — and ordering two tickets.

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Anonymous Carlos said...

Wow. That's fucking amazing. Why does shit like this continue to surprise me?

And why doesn't the media call these idiots on this kind of hypocrisy?

DeMint is a Grade-A piece of shit.

February 3, 2010 at 2:40 AM  
Blogger Holte Ender said...

I wonder what movies the Jim DeMints will be seeing? Jim DeMint could be going to watch Back To The Future and the other Jim Demint could watch Living In The Past.

February 3, 2010 at 9:06 AM  
Anonymous Thomas said...

Examples of Republican turnabout are no so common that they barely need highlighting.

Show me a Republican who first took office during the bush years that now legislates by the same rhetoric that got them elected and I'll be surprised.

February 3, 2010 at 9:57 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Carlos: Apparently the "media" only reports on important things -- corporate press releases, celebrity gossip; the things that count.

Holte: Good one. He's probably "The Faces of Death" jillions of times, while worshiping fetuses simultaneously.

Thomas: That's true, Republicans have gotten so shameless about flipflopping and contradicting themselves, they're not even embarrassed about it any more.

February 3, 2010 at 12:27 PM  
Blogger Beekeepers Apprentice said...

Ok, 2005 was a really long time ago, because where the GOP is, even now, is about a lightyear from where they were 5 years ago (how f'ing pathetic is that??), so either this turkey drank the koolaid, he's just playing along for fear of being challenged by a teabagger-type, or he really always thought this way, and just feels validated in it now.

I dunno which.

February 3, 2010 at 4:07 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Bee: That really is scary and pathetic, now that you mention it. The GOP was more evolved five years ago, and at the time we all thought they had sunk to a new low. I don't even dare think about what that party is gonna look like in 2015.

February 3, 2010 at 4:30 PM  
Anonymous Jolly Roger said...

DeKlansman is a piece of shit. It is no surprise, considering he hails from the Klanservative Kabal of South Karolina. Other Klanservative Kabal of Karolina members include closet queen/hypocrite "Luscious Lindsey" Graham, Mark "Randy" Sanford, and Joe Wilson, whose most famous phrase should only be uttered by him if he's standing in front of a mirror.

February 3, 2010 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Lew Scannon said...

You can't spell F**ing Hypocrite without GOP.

February 3, 2010 at 6:03 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

JR: South Carolina sure has the winners. And don't forget that redneck sheriff from S. Carolina who was champing at the bit to arrest Michael Phelps last year because of that video of him smoking a doobie. There's something about S. Carolina.

Lew: That's right, the two are one and the same.

February 3, 2010 at 7:16 PM  
Blogger S.W. Anderson said...

DeMint is a poster boy for everything that's wrong with Republicans in Congress.

Next up, Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, and member of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He has spent something upwards of 400 man-days during his Senate career blowing hot air about the evils of activist judges legislating from the bench. I notice that since the &$c#ing Citizens United vs. FEC decision, he hasn't uttered a peep about how our current pack of black-robed jackals blew off their pre-appointment promises to honor stare decisis and legislated with a vengeance.

Another sorry, hypocritical, two-faced Republican SOB.

February 3, 2010 at 7:50 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

SW: And unfortunately they have a lot of poster boys.

By now I'm pretty jaded to Republicans contradicting their own slogans, so it isn't surprising that their manufactured fury at "activist judges legislating from the bench!" has gone silent over this SCOTUS decision.

February 3, 2010 at 7:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is perfectly OK to Legislate Conservative Agenda's from the Bench because we have to repair the damage done by the New Deal, Great Society and the Warren Court

It's only right


February 4, 2010 at 1:19 AM  
Blogger Randal Graves said...

Wasn't he the first choice to play Sybil?

February 4, 2010 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Erik: Damn right, we have eighty years of comminism to undo. Crooked judges, bribing Congress -- whatever it takes to bring back Freedom.

Randal: He'd be a good choice.

February 4, 2010 at 10:13 AM  

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