Skip to comments.No Guts,No Glory-DeMint:Why 'cooperate ..compromise' when '..other team -are there to beat you'
Posted on 02/01/2012 2:22:07 PM PST by STARWISE
No Guts, No Glory DeMint: Why 'cooperate and compromise' when 'the other team ... are there to beat you'
South Carolina Republican Sen. Jim DeMint is just saying no to compromise with liberals.
I can guarantee you the [Super Bowl] coaches are not telling their players to go out on the field and cooperate and compromise with the other team, DeMint said at The Heritage Foundations Bloggers Briefing Tuesday, during a discussion about his new book Now or Never.
There is a reason for that, the other team has an opposite goal, they are there to beat you, he said.
According to the Senates most conservative member as measured by the National Journal an atmosphere of competition over compromise is as poignant in the nations capitol as it has ever been. Compromise, to DeMint, is simply unrealistic.
In the South Carolina senators Super Bowl analogy of Washington, the two teams are divided along ideological, yet incompatible lines.
One team believes in centralized economic and political power, collective planning, concentration here in Washington, DeMint explained. The other team while it has been maybe erratic in supporting those principles we believe in believes in the decentralized, individualistic approach to America. It is very difficult to compromise with another team that does not have the same goal of limited government, individual liberty.
DeMint pointed out that the general trend has been toward more centralization of power, especially in the past few years, with economic stimulus legislation, Dodd-Frank financial regulations and health care reform. (RELATED: Full coverage of Jim DeMint)
What has happened in the last few decades is more and more concentration of power in Washington, he said, describing the trend as running contrary to the founding fathers intentions.
This November, DeMint said, will be a make or break time for deciding the countrys direction.
The country does not belong to politicians, it belongs to the people, he said. If they want to keep their freedom, if they want to keep American exceptionalism, it really depends on the people having a major intervention with Washington this November and I think its a make or break time, he said.
I dont think we can take four more years of what we are doing right now and expect this country to be anything like we want it to be in the future, DeMint added.
DeMint said there is time to steer the country toward a different direction, and said a long presidential primary wouldnt necessarily be a bad thing if it preps candidates for the general election.
According to DeMint, all the GOP presidential primary candidates have improved over the course of the campaign.
Thank you Senator. Finally someone gets it.
..there seems to be ONE reliable conservative .. DeMint!
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In the beginning there was right and wrong....and we've been compromising in the “wrong” direction ever since.
Thank God for him .. a lonely flock in DC.
God bless and protect him and inspire
his brethren with spine and COURAGE now!
I like DeMint. I was hoping that he would throw his hat into the ring this time around. Maybe next time.
I know ... kinda strange, in a way.
He should be having a much more
prominent role this election season.
I was surprised. This seemed like the perfect time for him, but I guess not.
I have always liked DeMint! We really need more like him to vote for and to throw out the RINO’s.
Lord hear our prayers.
Somebody tell me why he isn’t the Senate President?
because he’s not the vice president of the United States
I'm not convinced he is all that.
Moreover, any conservative who comes out with support for Romney, for unity, blah blah blah, at the convention is suspect with me.
And anyone who ever says or indicates publicly that Romney is a conservative is a liar and is thereafter branded.
DeMint endorsed Romney last time around...I imagine he’s trying to forget that, and hoping everybody else will.
Yeah .. I see I have some words to eat ..
Is there NO ONE LEFT???!!