Two Roads Diverged: Jim DeMint Leaves U.S. Senate for Heritage Foundation Presidency
From RedState.cm, By: Erick Erickson (Diary), December 6th, 2012 – I got the call before the news went out. Jim DeMint, the standard bearer of the conservative movement in America and conservative king maker, is leaving the United States Senate.
He will succeed Ed Feulner as President of the Heritage Foundation.
Jim DeMint Condition
Why Ted Cruz’s primary win matters.
From The American Spectator, By W. James Antle, III on 8.3.12 –
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.
This Won’t Play Well In South Carolina
From RedState, by Erick Erickson, January 4, 2012 – Rick Santorum has some pent up issues with Jim DeMint.
Just a few weeks before DeMint stood for re-election on South Carolina’s ballot, Rick Santorum showed up in DeMint’s neighborood to tell everyone Jim DeMint was wrong on earmarks. “Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania said the Constitution gives Congress control of the purse strings and that he supported earmarks for port deepening while a senator – the opposite of the position that DeMint is taking. Continue reading →
‘We’ll block any bill not focused on spending, debt, reduced government’
Sen. Rand Paul Joins in Message to Democrat Leader Harry Reid – ‘We’ll block any bill not focused on spending, debt, reduced government’
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WASHINGTON, D.C. –Sen. Rand Paul today joined seven of his colleagues in sending a letter to Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid, voicing strong disapproval of Reid’s tactics to limit debate on spending proposals. The Senators announced they will object to the consideration of any upcoming legislation that neglects to address a reduction in the size of government, spending, and our massive debt.
“The Senate Democrats have failed to address the current debt crisis. With less than a week before the temporary spending bill expires, they intend to bring up other pieces of legislation instead of providing ample time for debate and amendments on the bill,” Sen. Paul said. “Unless they directly address the current crisis, we have notified Senate Democrat leadership that we will object to the consideration of any legislation brought before the Senate.”
Below is the letter, which Sen. Paul co-signed with Republican Senators Jeff Sessions (Ala.), John Ensign(Nev.), Jim DeMint (S.C.), David Vitter (La.), Marco Rubio (Fla.), Mike Lee (Utah) and Pat Toomey (Pa.). Continue reading →