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  • Jeff Sessions makes history by being unopposed for U.S. Senate, and re-election campaign in no hurry

    07/30/2014 2:51:40 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 13 replies
    al.com ^ | Jim Stinson
    Jeff Sessions is the safest bet this year in the U.S. congressional midterm elections. The incumbent U.S. senator from Mobile was unopposed in the Republican primary on June 3. And on Nov. 4, he will be unopposed in the general election. That's a historic first, according to Richard Winger of Ballot Access News, a publication Winger has edited since 1985. A Republican has always been opposed by a Democrat for a U.S. Senate seat in Alabama since selection of U.S. senators was given to the voters in 1914, said Winger, 70, of San Francisco. (SNIP) Sessions mocked Adelson and former...
  • Palin, Cruz, DeMint headline Denver summit (Going on now)

    07/19/2014 8:49:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    DENVER — Sarah Palin, Sen. Ted Cruz and former Sen. Jim DeMint are headlining a gathering of some 2,500 at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver. The summit at the Hyatt Regency and Colorado Convention Center culminates Sunday with a straw poll to gauge attendees' early choices for a 2016 presidential nominee....
  • Sen. Vitter's strategy to block President Obama's recess appointments affirmed by Supreme Court

    06/27/2014 12:50:05 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal
    New Orleans News ^ | Bruce Alpert
    Back in 2011, Sens. David Vitter, R-La, and Jim DeMint, R-S.C. organized a letter from 20 GOP senators urging House Speaker John Boehner to block any resolution allowing the Senate to recess for more than three days. Vitter was upfront about his rationale. He wanted to block Democratic President Barack Obama from making recess appointments when the Senate was recessed. And Thursday, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously, in effect, that the strategy outlined by Vitter and DeMint was valid -- that the Senate really wasn't in recess when the president used his recess appointment authority to name three members to...
  • Is Jim DeMint the Most Hated Man in Washington? (GOP-E Hit Piece)

    03/04/2014 2:27:18 AM PST · by Timber Rattler · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | March 3, 2014 | Pema Levy
    Machiavelli’s famous advice to politicians is that it is better to be feared than loved. Less often quoted is an equally valuable admonition: avoid being hated. Jim DeMint, the former senator-turned-Tea Party leader at the helm of the Heritage Foundation, never tried to win the love of the Republican establishment. He did, however, succeed over the past several years, first as the junior senator from South Carolina and since last year, as head of the GOP’s most prominent think tank, at being feared by his fellow Republicans. But now he finds himself in the position of being merely despised. Read...
  • Conservatives lay out vision for the future

    02/11/2014 1:49:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife
    The Hill ^ | February 10, 2014 | Russell Berman
    While Heritage has drawn the ire of Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) for its frequent opposition to leadership proposals, the presenters largely ignored the party leaders. Instead, the lawmakers who took the stage on Monday went out of their way to align themselves with the increasingly controversial organization. “When you’re working with the Heritage Foundation, I’ll bet on that team every time,” Jordan said, calling it “the greatest policy think tank in the whole wide world.”Conservatives on Monday offered a vision of a nation without ObamaCare, Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, and with the federal government offloading authority over a broad...
  • Conservatives Warn 'Playground Bully' Obama

    01/28/2014 6:37:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/28/2014 | Matthew Boyle
    With President Obama vowing to make 2014 a "year of action" by executive fiat, top conservatives are sounding the alarm.  Obama “has acted like the playground bully who when he can’t have everything he wants, he decides to take his ball and go home” says Heritage Foundation president Jim DeMint in a video address.The former GOP senator from South Carolina, warned that “our union will be much weaker and even more divided if the President attempts to rule the country by itself.” “President Obama warned that he has a pen and a phone—and that’s all he needs to rule from Washington,”...
  • A 31-Year-Old Is Tearing Apart the Heritage Foundation

    11/26/2013 5:07:56 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 39 replies
    The New Republic ^ | 11-25-13 | Julia Ioffe
    Think Republicans have been making fools of themselves? Blame Michael Needham. Link only to a very interesting article. Consider the source.
  • Cheney: Republicans need to look to new generation

    10/27/2013 1:51:47 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 49 replies
    AP via Yahoo ^ | October 27, 2013 | Ken Thomas
    Dick Cheney said Sunday that Republicans need to look to a new generation of leaders as the party deals with poor approval ratings following the government shutdown. The former vice president said Republicans have faced challenges before and it's healthy for the party to work to rebuild. The GOP "got whipped" in the 2012 presidential campaign, when President Barack Obama won re-election over Mitt Romney, and the party needs to build its base of supporters and find "first-class" candidates and turn to a new generation of leaders, Cheney told ABC's "This Week."
  • DeMint calls for meaningful vote to defund Obamacare

    09/13/2013 5:00:50 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Sept 12, 2013 | By Jackie Kucinich
    Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint called for an end to “pretend votes” and “gimmicks” to kill the Affordable Care Act and said Republicans must use the budget resolution to defund the president’s health-care law once and for all. DeMint dismissed the obstacles that a Democrat-controlled Senate and a likely presidential veto could pose to a House budget resolution. “This is must-pass bill. Our point is Republicans should fund the government in its entirety except for Obamacare,” he said. “They should send that bill to the president, to the Senate, make it clear to Americans, they don’t want government shut down.”...
  • Rebuke: Letter From Jim Demint To President Putin

    09/13/2013 3:03:56 PM PDT · by Dysart · 19 replies
    SCRIBD ^ | 9-13-2013 | Jim Demint
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  • Heritage Action opposes Syrian strike

    09/05/2013 2:21:26 PM PDT · by Kaosinla · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/04/13 | Jonathan Easley
    Heritage Action on Wednesday said it opposes a military strike against Syria, a position that will put pressure on Republicans to block President Obama’s request. The group said Tuesday’s Senate hearing made it clear there was no vital U.S. interest at stake. “Further, there is not a clear, achievable, realistic purpose to the use of force being contemplated by the Obama administration and officials offered little evidence such action would prevent further abuses,” the group said in a statement.
  • Both sides rally as Obamacare’s effects draw near

    08/28/2013 8:01:17 AM PDT · by Deadeye Division · 9 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch ^ | August 28, 2013 | Catherine Candisky
    Conservatives such as Larry Holland say President Barack Obama’s health-care law will doom the nation and are urging Republican leaders to not abandon the fight against it. The 57-year-old retired firefighter was among about 650 people to pack a town-hall meeting in Columbus last night, calling on Congress to withhold funding in a last-ditch effort to block implementation of the law. “I want (House Speaker John) Boehner to defund it, but he doesn’t have the guts,” said Holland, of Mt. Vernon. “Our country is going down the tubes, and Obamacare is going to put companies out of business.”As implementation of...
  • Push to defund ObamaCare big test for DeMint at Heritage and rest of Republicans

    08/24/2013 2:16:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 28 replies
    FOX News ^ | Aug 24, 2013 | By Joseph Weber
    South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint unexpectedly quit Congress this winter, saying essentially that he could better advance the conservative cause as president of the Heritage Foundation think tank than in Congress. Roughly eight months later, DeMint has no doubt pressed Congress, and House Republicans in particular, to take a conservative stance on such issues as the Farm Bill and President Obama’s health care law. Heritage and DeMint won at least a partial victory on the recent Farm Bill vote, getting the House to split funding for food stamps from the rest of the bill but saying more reform is...
  • DeMint: Republicans unwilling to defund ObamaCare ‘need to be replaced’

    08/20/2013 12:11:59 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 17 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/20/13 | Mario Trujillo
    Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Monday night urged voters to replace any Republican lawmaker unwilling to vote to defund ObamaCare during next month's budget showdown. DeMint, the president of the Heritage Foundation, dismissed fears that Republicans would be blamed for a government shutdown, as they were in the 1990s. “The risk of that is so much less than the risk to our country if we implement ObamaCare, and so I’m not as interested in the political futures of folks who think they might lose a showdown with the president,” DeMint said at a town-hall meeting hosted by Heritage Action,...
  • Jim DeMint urges Americans to support effort to "defund Obamacare"

    08/10/2013 4:41:01 PM PDT · by txrangerette · 5 replies
    Video at link
  • Fmr. Sen. Jim DeMint: $6.3 trillion immigration price tag ‘irrefutable’

    05/14/2013 8:02:04 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 4 replies
    Former Sen. Jim DeMint (R – S.C.) is standing by the controversial Heritage Foundation study that put a $6.3 trillion price tag on the Senate immigration bill, saying: “There’s no doubt that these numbers are real.”
  • Maybe Jim Demint's resignation wasn't such a big loss after all

    05/13/2013 9:54:33 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/13/13 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    When South Carolina’s Republican Senator Jim DeMint resigned to head the Heritage Foundation most “outside the Beltway” conservatives were at first apprehensive about the net effect it would cause. The thinking on DeMint’s move slowly evolved to “Jim can do things outside of the system he can’t do/say while in the Senate.” It sounded reasonable – after all this was Jim DeMint. Since he took over Heritage DeMint has been an irritant to the Gang of Eight as they fight to destroy America by erasing our borders, but time has shown that alas he is not the “all in” warrior...
  • Maybe Jim DeMint’s resignation wasn’t such a big loss after all

    05/13/2013 6:26:13 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 60 replies
    Coach Is Right ^ | 5/13/2013 | Kevin Collins
    When South Carolina’s Republican Senator Jim DeMint resigned to head the Heritage Foundation most “outside the Beltway” conservatives were at first apprehensive about the net effect it would cause. The thinking on DeMint’s move slowly evolved to “Jim can do things outside of the system he can’t do/say while in the Senate.” It sounded reasonable – after all this was Jim DeMint. Since he took over Heritage DeMint has been an irritant to the Gang of Eight as they fight to destroy America by erasing our borders, but time has shown that alas he is not the “all in” warrior...
  • Amnesty Would Cost Staggering $6.3 Trillion

    05/07/2013 3:16:06 PM PDT · by swampthang77 · 3 replies
    USBC News ^ | 2013, 05,08 | USBC News Wire
    USBC News Wire- According to a study published by the Heritage Foundation, the shocking total cost of the controversial new amnesty program which was proposed by Democrats and liberal Republicans could reach as high as $6.3 trillion dollars. The entire federal budget for 2013 was for $3.8 trillion dollars...
  • I Have Seen Shameful Things (Must Read)

    04/22/2013 8:40:59 AM PDT · by robowombat · 77 replies
    Red State ^ | April 22nd, 2013 at 04:30 AM | Erick Erickson
    I Have Seen Shameful Things By: Erick Erickson (Diary) | April 22nd, 2013 at 04:30 AM | 30 I am an immigration squish. There are jobs Americans won’t do at the existing price point. We have a real need in this country for unskilled workers who will pick domestic crops and do jobs Americans will not do for a low wage. I know a number of people who came here illegally who are harder workers than me, who love this country, and who just want a job. More specifically, I know a number of illegal immigrants — a few of...
  • DeMint on Immigration: “Incomprehensible, Comprehensive Bills” Not the Solution

    04/20/2013 3:55:02 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Heritage ^ | April 20, 2013 at 9:00 am | T. Elliot Gaiser
    Both the process and the content of the current immigration bill violate America’s core principles and legacy of immigration, according to Heritage President Jim DeMint. “This whole process is not really American, to take a few people and go behind closed doors and then come out and suddenly have it on the floor of the Senate for debate,” said DeMint on “The Mike Huckabee Show” earlier this week. (Listen here) “Instead of incomprehensible, comprehensive bills that are thousands of pages, we need to take a step-by-step approach so people know what we’re doing, and with immigration, the obvious priority is...
  • DeMint to GOP elders: Game over, pals. Insists conservatives must drive agenda

    01/27/2013 7:47:40 PM PST · by cblue55 · 55 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Sporting his new hat as the head of the Heritage Foundation, former Sen. Jim DeMint said Saturday said that conservatives should not rely on the GOP establishment to deliver the movement's message. He said it is time to take matters into their own hands.
  • South Carolina governor expected to name Rep. Scott as DeMint's successor

    12/17/2012 7:34:44 AM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Fox News.com ^ | December 17, 2012
    <p>Columbia, S.C. – South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is expected to name Rep. Tim Scott as the replacement for outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint, Fox News has learned.</p> <p>Haley is slated to announce her decision at noon on Monday at the Statehouse. Scott was elected to Congress in the 2010 Republican wave. Haley's selection would make him the first black U.S. senator from South Carolina.</p>
  • Haley to announce DeMint's replacement at noon

    12/17/2012 6:57:20 AM PST · by Perdogg · 17 replies
    Republican Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina will announce GOP Sen. Jim DeMint's successor at noon EST on Monday, her spokesman posted on Twitter.
  • Pelosi jabs DeMint on his way out

    12/06/2012 7:09:45 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 6, 2012 | Mike Lillis
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday linked outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to one of the “saddest” Senate votes in years and suggested DeMint’s values won't be missed on Capitol Hill. Pelosi criticized the resigning South Carolina lawmaker and other GOP senators for voting Tuesday against Senate ratification of a United Nations treaty on rights for the disabled. “For them [DeMint and other treaty opponents] to slap the face of our veterans, of people with disabilities, of families with children with disabilities, that was one of the saddest days,” Pelosi said in the Capitol, taking care to avoid...
  • DeMint takes parting shot at Boehner

    12/06/2012 5:44:17 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 75 replies
    The Hill ^ | Thursday December 6, 2012
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who shocked Washington on Thursday with the announcement that he would resign his Senate seat in January to become president of the the Heritage Foundation, sent a parting shot at Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) over the “fiscal cliff” negotiations. “I’m not with Boehner,” DeMint said on CNN’s "The Situation Room." “This government doesn’t need any more money, this country needs less government.” “Speaker Boehner’s $800 billion tax hike will destroy American jobs and allow politicians in Washington to spend even more, while not reducing our $16 trillion debt by a single penny,” he said in a...
  • Pelosi: DeMint won’t be missed

    12/06/2012 10:45:39 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 55 replies
    Pelosi: DeMint won’t be missed By Mike Lillis - 12/06/12 01:03 PM ET House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday linked outgoing Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) to one of the “saddest” Senate votes in years and suggested DeMint’s values won't be missed on Capitol Hill. Pelosi criticized the resigning South Carolina lawmaker and other GOP senators for voting Tuesday against Senate ratification of a United Nations treaty on rights for the disabled. “For them [DeMint and other treaty opponents] to slap the face of our veterans, of people with disabilities, of families with children with disabilities, that was one...
  • One of the good guys moves on

    12/06/2012 10:01:30 AM PST · by Thad Lost · 9 replies
    Tea Party Nation. ^ | 12/6/12 | Judson Phillips
    Jim DeMint is retiring from the United States Senate and will take over the Heritage foundation. Heritage is certainly getting one of the conservative superstars of this current era. But what will this mean for the Senate and the future?
  • Sen. Jim DeMint to Head Heritage Foundation (leaving US Senate in January)

    12/06/2012 7:31:44 AM PST · by Perdogg · 261 replies
    South Carolina U.S. Senator Jim DeMint will replace Ed Feulner as president of the Heritage Foundation. Mr. DeMint will leave his post as South Carolina's junior senator in early January to take control of the Washington think tank, which has an annual budget of about $80 million. Sen. DeMint's departure means that South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, a Republican, will name a successor, who will have to run in a special election in 2014. In that year, both Mr. DeMint's replacement and Sen. Lindsey Graham will be running for reelection in South Carolina.
  • Rand Paul Is Launching A New Ad Campaign To Help Todd Akin (Mo Senate Race on fire for Akin)

    10/16/2012 4:55:22 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 48 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 10/15/12 | Grace Wyler
    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is wading into the nation's most incendiary Senate race this week, with the launch of a new statewide, six-figure ad campaign to help Missouri Republican Todd Akin. Business Insider has learned that Paul's political action committee, RANDPAC, will go on air Wednesday with a new ad attacking Akin's opponent, Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill, for her vote against Paul's amendment to block U.S. aid to Pakistan, Egypt, and Libya. "Claire McCaskill works with Barack Obama to send our money overseas to radicals who attack our embassies, burn our flag, and kill our diplomats," the narrator says. "What...
  • DeMint joins national effort to keep feds from bailing out state pension systems (Told ya!)

    09/30/2012 9:07:30 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 22 replies
    Fox News ^ | Sept 30 2012
    Illinois Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn is getting hit with a nationwide backlash over his suggestion that the federal government bail out the state employees’ pension program. Critics have in the past several days pounced on the suggestion, made last year when Quinn, in announcing the state’s fiscal 2012 budget, said part of Illinois' long-term effort to reduce the estimate $167 billion in under-funded liabilities would be to seek “a federal guarantee of the debt.” Among those leading the charge is Republican Sen. Jim DeMint. The South Carolina senator has joined the Illinois Policy Institute’s national “No Pension Bailout” campaign --...
  • Jim DeMint endorses Todd Akin

    09/26/2012 9:38:14 AM PDT · by BAW · 18 replies
    Facebook ^ | September 26, 2012 | Jim DeMint
    Friends, I just released this joint statement with Rick Santorum on our support for Todd Akin in Missouri. Please share! This seat is critical to winning control of the Senate. "If Republicans are to win back the Senate and stop President Obama's liberal agenda, we must defeat Senator Claire McCaskill in Missouri. Her support of President Obama's job-killing, big-spending policies are sending o ur country into an economic abyss. And her passionate support of ObamaCare is ensuring healthcare costs go up while quality of care goes down. Simply put, we cannot afford six more years of Senator McCaskill. "Todd Akin...
  • DeMint might throw Akin a lifeline

    09/21/2012 6:16:21 AM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/21/2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) says he will consider throwing his weighty financial support behind Rep. Todd Akin (R), the Missouri Senate candidate who has been shunned by party leaders in Washington.
  • Clinton to battle Tea Party over foreign aid to Egypt and Libya

    09/20/2012 7:54:51 AM PDT · by Qbert · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/20/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is scheduled to visit Congress on Thursday in an attempt to beat back Tea Party pressure to cut foreign aid to Egypt and Libya in the wake of anti-American violence in those countries. Clinton, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter are expected to brief members of the House and Senate on the unrest in the region, which included an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.  During the briefing, Clinton is expected to make the case for America’s continued...
  • About Senate Conservatives Fund [Jim DeMint's Choices for Real Conservatives in the Senate]

    09/06/2012 4:59:47 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    Senateconservatives.com ^ | Jim DeMint, et al
    SCF is a grassroots organization dedicated to electing strong conservative leaders to the United States Senate. We do not support liberal Republicans and we are not affiliated with the Republican Party or any of its campaign committees. SCF seeks to bring bold conservative leadership to Washington by supporting candidates who have the courage to fight for the timeless conservative principles of limited government, strong national defense, and traditional family values.
  • DeMint: U.N. treaty threatens U.S. homeschoolers

    08/14/2012 3:01:33 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 21 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | August 14, 2012 | WND
    Republican defends against liberals intent on imposing backdoor globalism In the past few weeks, two proposed United Nations treaties failed to advance. The small-arms treaty failed at the U.N. while opponents of the Law of the Sea Treaty (LOST) amassed enough votes to block it in the U.S. Senate.Now, Sen. Jim DeMint,R-S.C., says another U.N. treaty that threatens American sovereignty has been put back on the table by foreign diplomats and their internationalist allies in the federal government. It’s called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Disabled, which calls for government agents to supersede the authority of parents...
  • DeMint Condition

    08/03/2012 9:39:54 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 9 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8.3.12 | W. James Antle, III
    If Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and National Republican Senatorial Committee chief John Cornyn were keeping score at home, they probably weren't too worried about Tuesday's Senate runoff in Texas. Either way, the seat was likely to remain in Republican hands. But conservatives had a pickup opportunity, and with Ted Cruz's victory they seized it. The incumbent, Kay Bailey Hutchison, and the Rick Perry-endorsed establishment favorite, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, weren't exactly liberals. But they weren't boat-rocking government-cutters either. The Tea Party-backed Cruz promised he would be. To put it another way, McConnell's numbers in his quest to gain a...
  • INHOFE AND DEMINT: U.N. treaties mean LOST U.S. sovereignty [Fight is not over yet]

    07/26/2012 2:01:51 AM PDT · by bd476 · 5 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, July 25, 2012 | By Sen. James M. Inhofe and Sen. Jim DeMint
    Liberals intent on imposing backdoor globalism < Snip > ... With LOST dead, the new treaties being promoted to take its place include the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Disabled, which calls for government agents to supersede the authority of parents of disabled children and even covers abortion. Also, the Obama administration has begun negotiations on a new U.N. treaty to create international gun control rules that could slowly erode our Second Amendment. The globalist ideologues behind these treaties are either ignorant of or hostile to the universal human experience that problems are best solved by the people...
  • Jim DeMint and others join Governor Palin in renewed effort to help Ted Cruz

    07/25/2012 3:55:22 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 25 replies
    conservatives4palin.com ^ | July 23, 2012 | by: Doug Brady
    As we get closer to next Tuesday’s runoff election in Texas, Governor Palin reminded us earlier today how important it is that we elect grass roots conservatives like Ted Cruz to the Senate so that we can clean up the mess created by the permanent political class of both parties: Today early voting begins in the run-off election for U.S. Senate in Texas. Texans have a clear choice in this race, and I encourage them to support Ted Cruz, a strong conservative fighter who will protect and defend our Constitution and not just go along to get along with the...
  • DeMint: Give Palin Major Speaking Role at Convention

    07/21/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 235 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 20, 2012 | By NewsMax Wires
    Powerful conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin deserves a prime speaking position at the Republican convention. "I'd love to see Sarah Palin have a big slot — as far as speaking — because there's no one still in America that excites the base of conservatives and even libertarians as she does,” he told Fox News Thursday. “She can draw a crowd more than any other Republican, and I think has more influence in primaries than any other endorsement right now, so I think she'd be good."
  • Sen. DeMint taps brakes on UN treaty as home-school opposition grows

    07/21/2012 9:23:04 AM PDT · by SharpRightTurn · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/19/12 | Julian Pecquet
    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is delaying Senate consideration of the United Nations treaty on people with disabilities amid growing opposition from home-schooling advocates. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee was scheduled to take up the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People With Disabilities on Thursday, with the goal of getting it passed in time for the 22nd anniversary of the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) on July 26. Instead, Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) announced that he will hold the markup next Thursday, July 26. A spokesman for DeMint said several Republicans on the committee joined him in asking for the...
  • Sea Treaty all but dead, 34 GOP senators oppose

    07/16/2012 1:14:46 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 103 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 7/16/12 | Donna Cassata - ap
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A treaty governing the high seas is all but dead in the Senate as two Republican senators announced their opposition Monday, giving conservative foes the necessary votes to scuttle the pact. Sens. Rob Portman of Ohio and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire — both mentioned as possible running mates for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney — said they had serious concerns about the breadth and ambiguity of the Law of the Sea treaty and would oppose it if called up for a vote. The Constitution requires two-thirds of the Senate — 67 votes — to ratify...
  • A Tale of Two Conservatives

    06/18/2012 12:20:05 PM PDT · by CDB · 10 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 18, 2012 | WSJ Editorial Board
    One test for economic conservatives is whether they are willing to oppose constituent business interests looking for government favoritism. On that score, two recent contrasting votes by Jim DeMint of South Carolina and Marco Rubio of Florida are instructive. The political habit of favoring big business is bipartisan, as the sugar and Ex-Im Bank votes show. If Republicans want the political credibility to reform middle-class entitlements, they had better be prepared to eliminate corporate welfare too. Kudos to Mr. DeMint for understanding this.
  • Senate Confirms Radical Aponte AsAmbassador to El Salvador (A religion concern troll)

    06/14/2012 8:23:31 PM PDT · by RitaOK · 5 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | June 14, 2012 | Daniel Horowitz
    Aponte’s recess appointment expired at the end of the year, but almost every Republican (except for Brown and Collins) united to oppose cloture on her nomination. Aside for the national security concerns, Republicans were concerned that Aponte would promote her radical social agenda in a country where we are trying to develop a close relationship. A while back, Aponte published an opinion piece that called into question the religious and pro-family culture of Salvadorans. Yesterday, the media reported that Harry Reid would try to bring up cloture on the Aponte nomination once again. I didn’t think much of it at...
  • Should Congress Place a Cap on The Fed’s Balance Sheet? The Demint/Lee Senate Bill S.3240

    06/13/2012 7:45:33 AM PDT · by whitedog57
    Confounded Interest ^ | 06/13/2012 | Anthony B. Sanders
    It is no secret that The Fed is mulling over further monetary stimulus. Whether it is quantitative easing (QE3) or curve twisting (Twist3) remains to be seen. Senators Jim Demint (R-SC) and Mike Lee (R-Utah) have proposed legislation, S.3240, that caps the balances of reserves of depository institutions. AYO12664 In order to prevent the Federal Reserve from further quantitative easing, Sen. DeMint’s No QE3 amendment would prevent the Fed from expanding its balance sheet again, as well as establishing that the Fed should return the size of its balance sheet to pre-2008 levels. Wow, THAT is a provocative piece of...
  • Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Sarah Palin to be Mitt Romney’s Vice President: What it Means

    05/31/2012 12:41:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    A Time For Chooseing ^ | May 30, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    An interesting online poll from ConservativeHQ a Tea Party friendly publication. For the past month, they’ve been polling readers about the favorability of 29 different Republicans, and report only 5 got a favorable rating of 50% or more. Along those lines, they asked who, of those 5, would readers like to see Mitt Romney choose as his running mate. It wasn’t even close, with Sarah Palin receiving 45% of the vote. The closest to here was Jim DeMint with 17%. Interestingly, None of the Above beat out Paul Ryan. Sarah Palin 45% Jim DeMint 17% Rand Paul 15% Rick Santorum...
  • Are establishment republicans signaling that they refuse to support Deb Fischer?

    05/25/2012 7:03:13 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 34 replies
    There's a story on the national journal about how tensions are rising again between the party's establishment and Demint. Does this mean that the GOP-E is planning on doing what it did in 2010 - that is, not support every candidate we the people nominated? Let's examine this logically: Deb Fischer is up in the polls by 18 points, yet the republicans have still found some reason to go out and whine. Why? There's only one answer. They're sick of us conservatives thinking that this is a conservative party, and they don't like it. They want the good old by...
  • Nebraska battle complicates GOP effort to retake Senate

    04/27/2012 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 27, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    The Senate Republican primary in Nebraska has turned into a proxy war between conservatives and establishment Republicans that could complicate efforts to wrest control of the Senate from Democrats. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), a leading voice for Tea Party conservatives in Washington, has made an aggressive bid to defeat Jon Bruning, the front-runner in the primary, because of lingering doubts about his commitment to conservative principles. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Some Republicans question whether DeMint’s strenuous intervention will do anything more than alienate a likely future colleague. “There’s no question he’s the front-runner,” said David Kramer, a former Nebraska Republican Party chairman who...
  • Romney gets positive review from DeMint, hits back at Santorum

    03/23/2012 4:20:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    CNN ^ | March 23, 2012 | Tom Cohen
    "Excited" after a meeting Thursday with Mitt Romney, tea party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint urged fellow Republicans to be realistic and rally around the party's eventual nominee, making his plea the same day the ex-governor's chief rival suggested voters would be as well off with President Barack Obama as they would Romney. In addition to fundraising events, Romney was in Washington to hold talks with DeMint as well as legislators from Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, which hold primaries next month. The legislators included House Budget Committee chairman Paul Ryan, according to GOP aides. "I'm not only comfortable with Romney, I'm excited...
  • Mitt Romney lands prize on Hill visit

    03/22/2012 6:30:58 PM PDT · by BAW · 15 replies
    Politico ^ | Mar 22, 2012 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    Mitt Romney huddled privately with Republican lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Thursday and came away with a big prize: something close to an endorsement from the Senate’s most outspoken conservative. Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who backed Romney in 2008 but has remained on the sidelines this year as the former Massachusetts governor labors to win the nomination, said it’s time the rest of the field consider bowing to the inevitable. “We all need to look at this presidential primary and encourage the candidates to do a little self-reflection here on what’s good for our country,” DeMint told reporters after a...