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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.”

http://www.salon.com/...

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:

Originally posted to pipsorcle on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions.

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Comment Preferences

  •  Watch out for that tree Jim....OOPS!!..never mind. (2+ / 0-)
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    chicago minx, JeffW
  •  I'm sure he's never been near Chicago (4+ / 0-)
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    skillet, exterris, se portland, JeffW

    "A distant place"?  What a provincial fool.  It would be too scary for him here, what with all those minorities, tall buildings and higher educatin' going on.

  •  What do you call bosses locking out workers? (2+ / 0-)
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    JeffW, a2nite

    DeMint is a punk...a sold out....and not least of all, a non curable asshole

  •  Oh and btw, how fun was that putting clips of (1+ / 0-)
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    JeffW

    ABBA singing "Waterloo" on DeMint's Facebook page when the ACA passed?  Good times!

  •  I'll be glad when this is over. (0+ / 0-)

    Both sides seem to be using the Chicago teachers' strike for their own ends.

    Repubs started up the car, hit the throttle and sent it over the cliff, and now they're complaining that the black guy hasn't fixed it fast enough.

    by Bush Bites on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 10:44:24 AM PDT

  •  You would think that teachers or any workers (1+ / 0-)
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    Tonedevil

    striking were actually slaves in the minds of republicans. On one hand they know they're not but on the other they say things like this as if the teachers or strikers owe thier employer the right to reduce them to penury and to strip schools of resources in order to please the rich...

    Reminds me of that jackass from top something or other who said that they should shoot strikers... As if they were obligated to work and should be forced to do so at the point of a gun. This is a strange mindset.

    I think a lot of this is because they think that they have workers over a barrel and that they will accept anything thier master want. .. and then still vote for thier pol tools like Duh mint.

    How can you tell when Rmoney is lying? His lips are moving. Fear is the Mind Killer

    by boophus on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 10:53:06 AM PDT

  •  And the Rs are hell spawn (0+ / 0-)

    The radical Republican party is the party of oppression, fear, loathing and above all more money and power for the people who robbed us.

    by a2nite on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 11:38:55 AM PDT

  •  I'm the only guy to vote "No" in the poll? (0+ / 0-)

    Look, DeMint is a clown.  If the good people of South Carolina want a clown representing them, then that's something I can't fight against.

    If I had to pick a Senator to target, it would be Chuck Grassley... He's an embarrassment.  And I actually think that the Dems would have a chance.

    If I had to choose between keeping DeMint or Grassley... keep DeMint and can Grassley.  DeMint is guaranteed to give the DNC more fodder for commercials.

    Don't be a DON'T-DO... Be a DO-DO!

    by godwhataklutz on Sun Sep 16, 2012 at 04:37:36 PM PDT

    •  Chuck Grassley isn't as embarrassing (0+ / 0-)

      He could still be challenged but I'm not as concerned about him.  After all, Mitt Romney really pissed Grassley off by proposing to eliminate the wind energy tax credit.  Grassley has argued this tax credit has brought jobs to Iowa.  Grassley also hasn't been a lightning rod or divisive figure like Paul Ryan or Mitch McDonnell.  Then again, I don't live in Iowa so I don't know as much as the citizens in the state do.

      Maybe the GOP can keep DeMint in the Senate.  Still, South Carolina isn't as red as say Oklahoma and anything could happen.

      Bottom line:  All GOP crazies in Congress must go.  Michelle Bachmann must go.  Paul Ryan must go.  Steve King must go.  Joe Walsh must go.  Allen West must go.  They ALL must go!

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