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.