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Thursday, December 06, 2012

Jim DeMint: the Quitter

What is it about rightwing politicians who can’t even finish the term they were elected to serve?  You betcha!

Senator Jim DeMint (R—Spanish Inquisition) will be leaving the Senate.  He still has four years remaining in his current term.  South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley will appoint a replacement senator until a special election can be held.

Jim DeMint will be leading the ultra-rightwing Heritage Foundation.  A high-ranking member of the Heritage Foundation once said publicly that only property owners should be allowed to vote, so that gives you an idea of their politics.  And in everybody’s favorite irony of ironies:  the Heritage Foundation originally came up with the idea of the individual health insurance mandate in the early 1990s.  It didn’t become synonymous with Soviet tanks rolling across America until President Obama adopted the idea.

Jim DeMint told Rush Limbaugh:

“I think the problem is, as conservatives, we have not taken enough control of our message and our ideas and communicated them directly to the American people.”

Hallelujah!  That’s EXACTLY the problem.  In their hearts, the American People WANT to ban all abortions, eliminate all government spending on that commie infrastructure, and  increase “defense” spending so we can invade even more countries more often.  This is what Americans truly WANT, but conservatives just haven’t been able to communicate this message clearly enough.

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Anonymous Jess said...

They really learned nothing from this past election did they?

December 6, 2012 at 1:23 PM  
Blogger jadedj said...

Hey, you can't blame the guy...it's Amurica. Probably got a sweet deal with foundation perks and thingies. Go with the dough, you know?

December 6, 2012 at 4:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't worry Haley will pick someone just as bad to replace him.


December 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM  
Blogger Jerry Critter said...

There are a few more republicans in the senate that should follow DeMint"s lead.

December 6, 2012 at 9:38 PM  
Blogger Mr. Charleston said...

I can never quite figure South Carolina out. How can a people so friendly and gracious continue to be so bigoted and racist?

December 7, 2012 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

Mr. Charleston- it's because many Southerners (certainly not all) have grown up in a culture that teaches you how to be a world-class hypocrite, compartmentalizing your good traits into one box and your vicious hatred into another.

December 7, 2012 at 8:01 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Jess: Works for me. I hope they keep doing the same thing over and over and getting the same result.

jadedj: I think that's true. I read that he's one of the few non-millionaires in the Senate and that he's doing this because he needs the money.

Erik: That we can count on.

Jerry: A few in the Senate and a couple hundred in the House.

Mr. C: South Carolina is the one state I've never been to, but I've found the rest of the south to be very friendly. There are probably too many cultural differences for me to ever live there (plus I hate hot weather), but I love traveling through that area.

Jim: I guess we all do that to an extent, but being a northerner, it's easier to notice it in the south.

December 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lindsey Graham was so shocked when he heard that he fell off of John McCain!

December 8, 2012 at 1:43 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Anon.: LOL.

December 8, 2012 at 5:27 PM  

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