U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint Draws Line in the Sand

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Rush Limbaugh had a great subject line in his daily email yesterday:

Obama’s Agenda is on the Ballot. Vote No.”

Last week Rush had a post on his website with this title: “Jim DeMint Draws Line in the Sand.” Included in it were some very good quotes from U.S. Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina who had appeared on the Sean Hannity Fox show the night before. Rush opened the segment with this:

“Jim DeMint has said if the Republican Party doesn’t change, he’s getting out of it.”

Here’s a section of the transcript:

Hannity said, “Mike Castle thinks that you are very wrong about your viewpoint. That you would rather lose and have pure conservatives rather than Republicans who are more liberal or, quote, ‘pragmatic.'”

DEMINT: It really reveals who wants the big tent in the Republican Party. All of the conservatives that I’ve supported who have lost their primaries are supporting the Republican nominee. This is not true for the moderates who lose. They don’t have room for conservatives. You see me supporting all of our Republican nominees. They may not all be the same as I am as far as how they’re gonna vote, but the Republican Party is the only option we have this time. The Democrat Party is to the left of Europe, and what we’re trying to do in this election is reshape the Republican Party where it began: A limited government party, less taxes, less spending.

One more segment:

DEMINT: I don’t want to be in Washington another six years and watch the Republican Party betray the trust of the American people again. I mean, we had the White House, we had a majority in the House and the Senate, and we voted for more spending and more earmarks. Most of our senior members seemed to be focused on taking home the bacon. I’m not going to be in a Republican Party like that. What I’ve tried to do and others like Sarah Palin have tried to do is give Republicans and Americans good choices in the primaries so that on Election Day they can go out and not just vote against someone, they can vote for someone.

Jim DeMint isn’t afraid in the least of speaking his mind about economic reality or faith and values. Earlier this month a news article about him included this:

“People are beginning to see that there’s no way we can pay the interest on our debt and every week, we’re borrowing money to pay the debt we have and are creating new programs that are costing more money,” he said. “Hopefully in 2012, we’ll make headway to repeal some of the things we’ve done, because politics only works when we’re realigned with our Savior.”

The U.S. Constitution, he said, puts the people in charge, and crowds are becoming involved because they want spending stopped.

DeMint said if someone is openly homosexual, they shouldn’t be teaching in the classroom and he holds the same position on an unmarried woman who’s sleeping with her boyfriend – she shouldn’t be in the classroom.

It doesn’t get any better than that.

©2010 John Francis Biver

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