I'm beginning to think Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is quite convinced with his own views that he doesn't seem to care whether or not he's offended anyone. He's one of the leaders and promoters of the Tea Party and has been in the U.S. Senate since 2005.
Here's a Salon.com article showing DeMint at the Values Voter Summit (might as well call it "Conservative Values Voter Summit")
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint joked around at the Values Voter Summit about how easily he gets confused by protesters:
“You know, we had a lot of bad news this week,” DeMint said. “On my way over, I was reading another story about a distant place where thugs had put 400,000 children out in the streets. And then I realized that was a story of the Chicago teachers strike. But we’ve got to think of good things.”
Look, the more I hear GOP fools in Congress like Jim DeMint making statements like this, the more I want them out of office. I don't care what state they live in or how blue or red the state or region is. Any U.S. Senator and U.S. Representative needs to be professional and not cater to unproductive ideology and points of view.
South Carolina may not be North Carolina in Obama support at the moment but that doesn't mean Democrats shouldn't focus in 2016 on mounting a strong challenger to Jim DeMint. Perhaps the Obama campaign could make headway SC within the next several weeks so that not only more people in the state would be fired up, a more credible 2016 challenger to DeMint would emerge eventually in the years to come.
Just no challenger like this guy: