Skip to comments.Is Jim DeMint the Most Hated Man in Washington? (GOP-E Hit Piece)
Posted on 03/04/2014 2:27:18 AM PST by Timber Rattler
Machiavellis famous advice to politicians is that it is better to be feared than loved. Less often quoted is an equally valuable admonition: avoid being hated.
Jim DeMint, the former senator-turned-Tea Party leader at the helm of the Heritage Foundation, never tried to win the love of the Republican establishment. He did, however, succeed over the past several years, first as the junior senator from South Carolina and since last year, as head of the GOPs most prominent think tank, at being feared by his fellow Republicans. But now he finds himself in the position of being merely despised.
Read more: http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/03/jim-demint-the-most-hated-man-in-washington-104209.html#ixzz2uzLEw6MM
(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...
I hope he decides to run in 2016.
Stupid article.... I bet only 1 out of a 100 people even know who Jim DeMint is.
1 out of 100? Considering today’s low information voters, that’s an understatement. I’m not so sure 1 out of 100 Republicans know who he is.
Only the RIGHT people know who he is. The others only know of the caricature they created to minimize him. Let’s see who is surprised by the result when the caricature meets reality.
Another point I found interesting is that the Heritage Foundation is now a Tea Party organization? The left and the DC establishment is obviously shaking in their boots if they are tying to make that leap.
Yeah, I was pretty amazed by seeing that the Heritage Foundation - which is very respected and has been around for years - is now a “Tea Party organization.” I guess the press is broadening the term to include anybody they don’t like.
Is he Decandy?
You know ... that's not a bad idea at all!
He just wrote a feel-good book. That's often a sign that someone's going to run.
A hit piece from a young idiotic, far leftist, democrat hack millennial.
I thought Newsweek had folded.
In any event, if the author is so unlettered that she confuses Machiavelli with Caligula’s famous quote “Oderint dum Metuant”, “Let them hate, so long as they fear”, she needs to go back to retweeting cat picture links to everyone who has ‘liked’ her facebook page, before opinionating about what the grownups are doing.
I hated to see Sen. DeMint leave office...but, apparently, he’s getting people even more wee-wee’d up now.
Good for him.