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Tim Carney: Jim DeMint was the
libertarian hero of the Senate

Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney

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Posted By:draggingtree, 12/10/2012 3:04:06 PM

For libertarians, Christian conservative pro-lifer Jim DeMint was the best thing to come through the Senate in decades. DeMint, quitting early to run the conservative Heritage Foundation, embodied an underappreciated fact of life in Washington: The politicians who most consistently defend economic liberty are the cultural conservatives. The National Taxpayers Union gave DeMint a 93 percent rating last year, putting him third out of 100. DeMint scored 100 percent from the Club for Growth, whose sole focus is economic conservatism.
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Reply 1 - Posted by: doctorfixit, 12/10/2012 4:31:23 PM     (No. 9058272)

Unfortunately when seeking political office, libertarians are pretty much stuck with running as Republicans. If they manage to get elected, they get relegated to the back of the bus. Under a winner-take-all political system, there will always be only two parties, and under a two party system, the weaker party will inevitably become almost indistinguishable from the stronger party. Libertarians will always be outsiders.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 12/10/2012 4:55:34 PM     (No. 9058324)

DeMint recruited conservatives to run for office and actively supported their candidacy. DeMint sent me many requests for money and I thought so highly of him that it was very seldom I failed to send a check.

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