Democrats are commie's and Repubs are progressive on the road to commie's......that's the end of it!
This is very sad, but I hope at the Heritage Foundation, he can keep the real conservatives together and stop them from caving in to Obamas doubling down on his new tax proposals.
I love Jim DeMint. This shocked and saddens me how he's leaving the Senate, but so many people who don't deserve that power like Graham stay on. He was our voice. He is our voice.
DeMint who had already made a 2 term limit pledge in 2004 sees the writing on the wall.
An unueducated and ignorant electorate is making poor choices at the ballot box. He intends to educate them.
So... This man is leaving the Senate with one fewer conservative? At a time like this? He just leaves? Sorry, I don't find this admirable in the least. In fact, it ticks me off.
It will be great if Congressman Tim Scott is appointed to Senator.
Can he win re-erection in 2 years?
There might be enough of hose racist, hypocritical, statist &/or ignorant Dems (not all, but many – along w/many other Dems being lazy freeloaders for generous handouts) to vote for their socialist candidate – like what happened to Allen West.
DeMint choosing to bail at this point in time suggests that the senate has gone over the edge, and that he doesn't want to be associated with what's coming down the line.
I can proudly say he was my Senator. So much to tell about Jim DeMint and not enough time. He's a man of his word and never forgot who he served. We just wished he would run against Nikki Haley and send our State Senator Tom Davis to replace him.
I have mixed feelings about this, while I totally respect Mr. Dmint as a senator I would've loved for him to run for president one day. Now I don't know if Mr. Dmint will decide to change the messaging from the right, to a more aggressive one, one that goes into the dirt with the Democrats then it will be all worth it, but if not then we would have lost a great senator for nothing.
We just got a voice for conservatives, TEA party, and the Liberty movement in charge of one of the most influential think-tanks in the nation.
I'm just not sure how him leaving the Senate is a useful thing. :-( We already have a whole lot of people out here willing to repackage the message & get it out. What we DON"T have is good, conservative representation in the Senate. One more adult just left the room.
I have said before I would vote for Jim DeMint for President, in a heartbeat. I hope that as head of the Heritage Foundation he can help frame the conservative message, so that the masses will understand that small government, self-reliance and economic freedom is the only way for America to prosper. We need someone to combat the MSM and their left-wing lies and Heritage could give him the bullypulpit he needs, without the constraints of Boehner and McConnell and the RSC. I am sorry to see him leave the Senate though, he was one of the very few that was willing to fight for Conservative principles and his Senate Conservatives Fund brought new conservatives into the Senate. God Bless you Senator, and good luck.
The first lesson he needs to teach American voters is the hard cold arithmetic that total confiscation of all wealth won't pay for them until the Super Bowl is over.
Wealth needs to be created,not printed.
Prosperity takes persistent work, risk and capital investment.
Values are far deeper than "sensitivities" and "fairness".
There is an ineffable Spirit in Nature from which all good comes. God is greater than man.
The majority of the Rs in the senate and house should ait up and take notice. This is a man with the courage of his convictions ... a rare breed in politics these days.
Just heard Demint on Rush. Finally, the Conservative movement is talking about "marketing the message". That's what it's going to take.
marxist radicals have understood for years that "the message" is key to controlling the minds of the citizenry. That is the entire THRUST of propaganda.
It's good to see the Conservative movement is beginning to realize the importance of articulating their message.
Way to go guys!
That's fantastic news, Laurel! I love to hear that young people are getting the Conservative message early because it such a proud inpact in my life at an early age.
I beleive that things are starting to align our way.
...a TEA PARTY PATRIOT third party wave is coming to sweep out all the RINOS in Congress and the Senate to take over the GOP that will shake the U.S.A. to it's FOUNDATIONS ."
I think your right! I am feel'in that something is happening with this move! Now lets get Boehner out as speaker!
If they didn't get the message in 2010, 2012 then they will SURELY get the message in 2014? The TEA PARTY will have to take over the RNC and make the RINO's extinct if they are to ever move forward in my opinion. Either that, or we need a new REAL Conservative party! One that will FIGHT for US not ... ah...
Wolfie, I am concerned about who will be the next in line. I hope Cantor and McCarthy knows that they need not apply!
Freedom and liberty long ago lost to a highly sophisticated well coordinated propaganda war. The press is the Progressives' state-aligned propaganda machine, and intricately tied into the entertainment industry. Its efficiency in shaping minds depends heavily on the public/federal education system and teacher unions.
DeMint is headed to the front line as far as I am concerned.
I hope he wages a counter-propaganda war.
I really hate to see a good solid conservative leave. I have always admired Sen DeMint.
I read that he is hopeful for Tim Scott to be appointed for his seat.
Me too, PJ. If Tim Scott or one of the good guys gets in now, they will have time to establish themselves in the minds of the people before the election in 2014. If DeMint had waited, the Repub would be running "cold turkey".
I think this could be an advantage as played and sounds well planned. Now lets see if Haley steps up to the plate!
A politician who is a man of his word! What a rare thing! Looks out to see if there are any unicorns in my garden... Yup 3 of 'em.. Seems DeMint is even rarer then unicorns! Good man.
I have mixed feelings here... Jim DeMint is stellar and possibly THE MOST conservative, sane member of the GOP. When he leaves, there will be a HUGE vaccuum left behind. Futhermore, it's conceivable that he may be replaced by a moderate, establishment puke or worse... a damned Democrat.
However, I have nothing but respect for the Heritage Foundation and moving there is a great upgrade. He can do a lot of good while there. This is a win for America.
And I hate to say it (sort of), but the Republican party is indeed fragmented and will only get worse while Boehner, Cantor, etc. keep sacrificing their honor and the good of the country for political bennies and power. This must be allowed to go on...
I still support a 3rd party.
I love the courage of common sense that DeMint represents. That is all we are talking about here: RIGHT and WRONG! It is wrong to criticize a previous who did spend to much money and then spend 3-4 times that amount yearly since in office. It is wrong to GIVE 2 billion and probably more to Brasil for an offshore oil INVESTMENT. It is wrong to sue Arizona for trying to protect itself because the Feds won't. It is wrong to NOT release documents about fast and furious. I want people like DeMint to stand up and take these people on. BTW I want DeMint to say enough of people like Boehner. I think that is the real reason why he is leaving. It is to difficult to criticize your own party while serving in DC.
I look at the RNC and I despair for the future of this country. They're letting the DNC and NObama dictate terms as if winning the election was a military victory and the RNC are only too happy to run up the white flag!
God Bless him! He is keeping his promise. Now he will be strategically placed to carry the conservative message into 2014 and 2016 along with Palin and Levin among others. Hopefully Palin will commence her run for the presidency early on and these warriors can carry the Senate in 14 in preparation for the 'restoration'.
In the interim they can also work closely with the conservative governors to abate if not outright stop Obama's war on liberty, through the reassertion of states rights and individual freedoms. Hopefully the current conservative members of the SCOTUS neither die nor retire.
Just heard the possibility of replacing him with Tim Scott, which would be a great choice, because Scott is just as conservative as DeMint... and let's be honest, we could really use some more diversity in our ranks.
That is a good choice and Tim Scott is a loyal republican. I just hope that he doesn't get corrupted by Lindsey Graham becasue now Graham will be the senior Senator!
Lindsey is already the senior senator - DeMint is the junior senator. You are probably confused since Lindsey is the shorter senator.
we will miss Jim but if he can turn the Heritage into a do something tank versus a simple think tank it is worth the loss in the senate.
I'm torn about his loss in the Senate but he had telegraphed his not running for reelection in 2014, so maybe not surprising him stepping down now. I pray he will get out there and do exactly what the DC GOP doesn't seem able or willing to do.
America is still America, and people need to be shown how disastrous the Left and the current Communist in the White House is to America.
I think DeMint sees how effective Palin has been at impacting races, and knows he could do more to add to what she's doing. Being stuck in the Senate at a time like this is probably a waste of his talent. The Senate isn't going to be effective for the right unless we take it over and get rid of Harry Reid.
So all in all, it's probably a good move.