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Jim DeMint leaves the Senate
Washington Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 12/6/2012 10:28:03 PM

WE’RE HAPPY TO accept Sen. Jim De­Mint’s stated reason for quitting the Senate seat he has held for eight years: to become president of the Heritage Foundation think tank. The South Carolina Republican says he’s moving on “because the conservative movement needs strong leadership in the battle of ideas,” and running Heritage is, for him, the way to provide it. Among the thoughts Mr. DeMint has expressed as a senator include his observation that the 2008 financial rescue package that saved American capitalism was a step toward “the pit of socialism,” and his support

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: TXknitter, 12/6/2012 10:51:59 PM     (No. 9052842)

This fine Senator cares little about what the Washington Compost thinks about his promotion!!!!!

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Reply 2 - Posted by: xcergy, 12/7/2012 12:18:37 AM     (No. 9052889)

Welcome to the elite group of Tea Party folks ..... they are called QUITTERS, just like Ms. Sarah.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden, 12/7/2012 1:43:00 AM     (No. 9052924)

Delete #2...

FTA: Solutions to many of the nation’s problems, its fiscal challenge most of all, will require give and take.

There must be no more giving or taking... simply cut spending.

When you are not appreciated... it is time to change paths...

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Reply 4 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 12/7/2012 1:48:48 AM     (No. 9052927)

It´s a smart move. Could be setting himself up for a 2016 run, but of course he is the wrong gender/ skin color and not a celebrotard, so that would be an act of futility.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LanieLou, 12/7/2012 2:40:38 AM     (No. 9052954)

Since Boehner disrespected the Tea Party members by removing them from committees, it´s clear DeMint has another plan. Perhaps a new party.... Constitutionalists or The Freedom Party.

Bye, GOP! You´ll miss us!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: M Stuart, 12/7/2012 7:41:46 AM     (No. 9053135)

So what happens to his seat? I agree that we need better communication of the message, but this is a setback.

The comments section of this article are depressing. They generally think that this removal of a brain will improve the constipated house of Harry Reid. :-(


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Reply 7 - Posted by: EnsignO´Toole, 12/7/2012 7:46:48 AM     (No. 9053147)

FTA: To be sure, his political apparatus helped several of the Senate’s most conservative members win the seats they now hold, but he also backed candidates who were so far right that they lost winnable races and damaged the party’s brand.

No, the Republican party damaged the party´s brand all by itself. Senator DeMint and the Senate Conservatives group backed candidates they felt would follow the Constitution. The Republicans better get a grip on what its core values mean.

I agree with #3 - "Delete #2..."



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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 12/7/2012 7:56:17 AM     (No. 9053161)

#6 - The Governor of his state, Nikki Haley, will appoint a replacement until an election can be scheduled, or until DeMint´s next regular re-election cycle. Nikki Haley is Republican, and South Carolina has one fine congressman in Tim Scott - look him up. Hope he´s the one she chooses.

As for DeMint and his move here, I´m excited about it. Time to renew membership in Heritage.... I´ve let mine lapse because the message just doesn´t seem to get out, no matter what they do. DeMint will no doubt be more vocal and visual with it!

And if he´s formulating an official TEA Party (born from Taxed Enough Already), by whatever name it becomes known, I´m there. The GOP has abused my good nature long enough. There´s more at stake now than mere gamesmanship - the ´´their turn´´ dynamic. And Boehner booting off good conservative Republicans from committees is unforgivable.

We need to remember here that GOVERNMENT (whether programs or service) IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST ANSWER.

Congratulations, Jim DeMint. Congratulations Heritage Foundation!

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Reply 9 - Posted by: O.S. Banker, 12/7/2012 8:00:07 AM     (No. 9053167)

In re: 6, Depends on the Constitution of the State of South Carolina, however if it is like Missouri, the Governor will appoint an interim Senator to serve until the Mid-term Elections. Since the Governor of South Carolina is Ms. Nikki Haley, I believe the seat will remain Republican.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: starboard, 12/7/2012 8:02:30 AM     (No. 9053171)

Great strategic position for him.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: LZK, 12/7/2012 8:09:49 AM     (No. 9053183)

The first step in our move to take back our country...

Signed the Tea Partier from Illinois.,,,,,,,

Have to sign off quickly now -- Bonener´s black helicopters are coming (sarcasm)........

LZK

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Reply 12 - Posted by: provoking 1, 12/7/2012 8:17:05 AM     (No. 9053205)

The GOP´s framing of argument and losing winning arguments has cost the country dearly.

If Sen. DeMint feels the best use of his time and energy is to resign and lead the Heritage Foundation then I am in favor of it.



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Reply 13 - Posted by: knowThem, 12/7/2012 8:27:38 AM     (No. 9053229)

any pretense GOP had to include Tea Party folks is gone, #2 I am w/ you and there is many of us here in the blue North East. GOP is not much different now then Dem, in many ways Tea Party and Ron Paul´s people are offering something none of the other two can Freedom from Government. Stop telling us that 3rd party will weaken GOP, how much weaker you want to get? GOP became irrelevant.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Barbarian Heretic, 12/7/2012 8:42:27 AM     (No. 9053250)

Spin it any way you like... Here´s my take:

DeMint is disgusted by the state of government, the unprincipled self-interested grifters of the supposedly "conservative" political party, and the steaming pile of politics in general. He is therefore washing his hands of the whole rotten mess, and looking out for his own best interests. He will do well at Heritage, but you won´t hear a lot from Jim DeMint in the future. after all- can you name the CURRENT Director of Heritage??

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Reply 15 - Posted by: krause, 12/7/2012 8:55:45 AM     (No. 9053271)

I don´t blame him. Congress is full of corrupt, nasty, sleazy people (dems). I wouldn´t want to deal with that ever day, either. #2, that´s an unintelligent comment. It doesn´t fit in here. Better go back to huffpo, etc.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 12/7/2012 9:09:06 AM     (No. 9053295)

The discussion over DeMint is intriguing. I´m frankly surprised to find a small but vocal group of posters cheering DeMint´s departure. My assumption was always that conservatives viewed the GOP as a means, not an end itself. Faced with a choice between a principled conservative in power or an unprincipled moderate, conservatives would naturally opt for the former. Of course people of good faith can disagree about the viability of particular candidates, but the shared goal should be more conservatives in office and more conservative voices in general.

Perhaps I was naive. The attacks on DeMint from some on this site suggest that the issue isn´t electoral viability (Palin), personal morality (Newt), or religiosity (Santorum). It would appear that some nominally conservative posters just can´t stand real conservatives in practice. These folks present themselves as pragmatic conservatives but spend most of their time backing establishment moderates and attacking principled conservative alternatives. They are sheep in wolves clothing, and they weaken us for the struggle that lies ahead.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 2dogs, 12/7/2012 9:22:44 AM     (No. 9053323)

As long as we are guaranteed a conservative replacement, so we don´t lose a vote, who cares? Demint has been good at supporting new candidates. Maybe he´ll find a way at Heritage to help our branding.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 12/7/2012 9:25:45 AM     (No. 9053330)

#2 - Were I rude and unschooled in the collegiality of this blog, I would suggest that this is trolling, using Democrat taunts from 2009. However, I am sure that there was no intent to irritate other L-dotters./


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Reply 19 - Posted by: Joonie, 12/7/2012 9:44:11 AM     (No. 9053364)

Senator Demint is my wonderful senator. I contributed to his Senate Conservative PAC rather than the RNC this election cycle. So I am sad that he is going and leaving us with the insipid Lindsay Graham, who by the way couldn´t wait to send out messages to the pubbies in SC giving a testimonial to Jim Demint.

Tim Scott was our congressman until they redistricted and now we have a good ole boy moderate.

It would be wonderful to have Tim as our senator. I hope Nikki Haley appoints him. And I wish Senator Demint the best in his future endeavors.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: guybee, 12/7/2012 9:51:18 AM     (No. 9053388)

Being a member of the minority party in the Senate has no standing or value in society, today. As long as Dingy is able to run the ship, DeMint is far better off moving on.

Based on Baner´s (as in bane of our existence) is ruling the House, conservatives need to consider alternatives.

Obviously, the argument about splitting the vote has no juice today. The Country is so split as it stands, it is TIME for the conservatives to unite and fight.

The Freedom Party has a ring to it. Americans arise and unite. It is TIME and it is of the essence.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: fysammy, 12/7/2012 9:52:15 AM     (No. 9053391)

As a South Carolinian, Tim Scott is an excellent choice. The only downside to this is it may help Miss Lindsay get re-elected. Scott was going to "primary" him.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: grampstosix, 12/7/2012 11:05:55 AM     (No. 9053588)

#6 The governor of S.C. appoints his replacement who will then run for election on their own in 2014. Technically Gov. Haley could appoint herself and the Lt. Gov would replace her and they´d both run for election on their own in 2014.That would be a good idea because they´re both the kind of peole we want in those positions.Haley has done a great job as governor of S.C.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: rc1776, 12/7/2012 11:33:23 AM     (No. 9053635)

They, the wuse repubic elitist, may as well all go home under the current colluding cowardly leadership.
This will mercifully hasten the end nad perhaps something may rise from the ruins.
Load and lock because this is coming to your town soon.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 12/7/2012 12:02:42 PM     (No. 9053712)

Senator DeMint is one of the less wealthy senators presently serving. If the opportunity presented itself to go make some money, I certainly don´t have a problem with it.

Besides look at the state and the people who back him up. There is no one from the state of South Carolina who isn´t top notch...with the exception of Lindsey Graham who falls off the Conservative wagon from time to time.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Aegedius, 12/7/2012 12:14:54 PM     (No. 9053735)

There is no truth to the ugly rumor that Jesse Jr. opened the bidding for this seat at 5 million --- before he found out that the SC governor is a Republican. None whatsoever.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Adam, 12/7/2012 12:36:47 PM     (No. 9053770)

i wish wapo would acknowledge that a good number of liberal/moderate/non-tea party republican candidates ALSO lost and that the only reason the house is republican at all is BECAUSE of the tea party. but why worry that wapo will tell the real story.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: O.G.´s Mom, 12/7/2012 2:04:09 PM     (No. 9053959)

Compromising Republicans to the WAPO means capitulating to the leftist media/Democrat agenda. We never read any editorials that said after the 2010 election the Democrats and Barry had to start compromising. Never.

I am sorry to see DeMint go, but I hope that Haley will appoint a strong conservative.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: StormCnter, 12/7/2012 3:12:51 PM     (No. 9054069)

#21, I agree. I would love to see Tim Scott appointed to the seat DeMint is leaving.
#16, I would suggest to you that you are misjudging and mischaracterizing those posters who are not devout DeMint fans and are attributing motives to them that spring solely from your imagination.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: Susannah, 12/7/2012 4:30:01 PM     (No. 9054187)

#24, the opportunity to make more money did present itself. DeMint´s current salary ins $172,000. His predecessor, Edwin Feulner, made $1,250,000 per year as head of the Heritage Foundation. I doubt if DeMint´s salary will be less than that.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 12/7/2012 8:22:14 PM     (No. 9054454)

Might I suggest a polite challenge or contest to come up with a really catchy and marketable name for the new party of the future ?

You know.....the party of amateur, short term, liberty loving, small government patriots.



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Look, everyone loves Sean Connery, particularly Sean Connery. That’s why he plays Sean Connery in every movie he’s in. People love that Scottish brogue so much, they don’t mind that he has it when he plays Juan Sánchez Villa-Lobos Ramírez, an immortal Spaniard in Highlander. The guy even won an Oscar for playing an Irish cop with a Scottish accent. Talk about sexist double standards: Meryl Streep has to master foreign dialects to get her golden statuettes. Connery just has to show up on time. In economics you devalue a currency by printing too much of it. In film you

Atlanta Braves flooded with Hank
Aaron hate mail: He’s a ‘s*****g’

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Washington Times (D.C.), by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 4/15/2014 3:23:19 PM     Post Reply
Hank Aaron’s recent comments about the need for America to realize that racism is still very much alive and thriving — only now due to those who wear “neckties and starched shirts” rather than KKK hoods — has sparked an angry backlash and many fans are turning the tables, calling the baseball legend himself a racist. “Hank Aaron is a s*****g piece of [expletive] [racial slur],” one man said in an email to the Atlanta Braves’ front office, one of the teams Mr. Aaron used to play for, CBS News reported. “My old man instilled in my mind from a

White is not right: Campus admins ask
for help weeding out white people

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Daily Caller, by Robby Soave    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 4/15/2014 7:47:18 PM     Post Reply
Western Washington University sent a questionnaire to students asking them for advice on how the administration could succeed at making sure that in future years, “we are not as white as we are today.” The question notes that WWU’s racial make up does not perfectly reflect the nation at large, and asks students to consider strategies that other universities have used to focus on skin color as the paramount indicator of a student-applicant’s worth. The president of WWU has stated that his explicit goal is to reduce the white population on campus, according to Campus Reform. “I’ve said before and I’ll say it

If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown
Washington, what should you do?

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The Week, by Marc Ambinder    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 4/15/2014 4:51:46 AM     Post Reply
Funny question in the headline, yes? But since President Obama worries more about the threat of terrorists´ improvised nuclear device going off in a major American city than anything Russia can throw at us, I was wondering if the government had deigned to share with us citizens any tips for, you know, surviving something their own intelligence points to as the likeliest unlikely Black Swan event. Well, no. And yes. No — very few people in Washington, D.C., who work for the government have any idea what they would do if a 10-kiloton nuclear device exploded at the intersection of 16th and K


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