Skip to comments.One of the good guys moves on
Posted on 12/06/2012 10:01:30 AM PST by Thad Lost
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?
(Excerpt) Read more at teapartynation.com ...
It means either Trey Gowdy or Tim Scott could be appointed to the Senate seat by Gov. Haley.
Haley will appoint whoever she’s told to appoint.
I hope he has building a new political party, the Tea Party in his sights.
Maybe Demint thinks he can kick Boner’s butt with greater force and frequency from the Heritage Seat.
Great news! DeMint can do more to communicate the values and benefits of Conservatism at Heritage than he can in the Senate. The Senates is a legislative body. We don’t need more laws. We need more Conservative Voters. DeMints background and experience as a communicator and marketer plus his unquestionable Conservative credentials make him a perfect fit for this role.
I see this move like the Biblical parable: DeMint will teach men to fish rather than being part of the machine that gives people fish.
(And I think one of his first new hires ought to be a certain Alaskan fishermans wife ;-))
This tells me a lot, none of it pretty:
1: Conservative voices are meaningless in today’s Washington.
2: The Senate is no longer an important deliberative house.
Congress is only important in the eyes of the media when it’s controlled by Democrats and a Republican is POTUS.
Otherwise, it’s trivial.
I think besides trying to lead with a very loud voice from Heritage, DeMint is also one of the really good conservatives who could easily garner enough supporters to take a run in '16.
What seems to have caused you to excerpt your own blog?
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