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Taco John
12-06-2012, 11:44 AM
DeMint To Leave Congress

By National Journal Staff
Updated: December 6, 2012 | 10:49 a.m.
December 6, 2012 | 10:36 a.m.

Sen. Jim DeMint will leave Capitol Hill to head the Heritage Foundation in January, his office said on Thursday.

The South Carolina senator has been a leading conservative voice and fundraiser for conservative candidates.

As of Oct. 17, DeMint's leadership PAC, the Senate Conservatives Fund, had raised nearly $14 million for candidates.

The new job shifts DeMint from the political arena to the policy world. The Heritage Foundation is a think tank that studies, proposes and promotes conservative public policies.

He told the Wall Street Journal he sees the move as a way to better communicate conservative ideas to the broader public. "We want to figure out what works at the state and local level" and give that national attention, he said.

DeMint, 61, was re-elected in 2010 and has said he would not seek a third term in 2016.

http://www.nationaljournal.com//congress/demint-to-leave-congress-20121206

oldandslow
12-06-2012, 02:19 PM
worked wonderfully for Ms Palin.

HolyHandgernade
12-06-2012, 03:07 PM
Calling the Heritage Foundation a "think tank" is like calling the internet message boards "fact based".

BucEyedPea
12-06-2012, 03:10 PM
Heritage is NeoCon. I would rather DeMint remained as a Senator. He was one that was gracious to Ron Paul.

Dave Lane
12-06-2012, 03:56 PM
ROFLROFLROFLROFL

Heritage is NeoCon. I would rather DeMint remained as a Senator. He was one that was gracious to Ron Paul.

gblowfish
12-06-2012, 05:11 PM
Nah, he just left for more money.

cosmo20002
12-06-2012, 06:26 PM
DeMint To Leave Congress

By National Journal Staff
Updated: December 6, 2012 | 10:49 a.m.
December 6, 2012 | 10:36 a.m.

Sen. Jim DeMint will leave Capitol Hill to head the Heritage Foundation in January, his office said on Thursday.

The South Carolina senator has been a leading conservative voice and fundraiser for conservative candidates.

As of Oct. 17, DeMint's leadership PAC, the Senate Conservatives Fund, had raised nearly $14 million for candidates.

The new job shifts DeMint from the political arena to the policy world. The Heritage Foundation is a think tank that studies, proposes and promotes conservative public policies.

He told the Wall Street Journal he sees the move as a way to better communicate conservative ideas to the broader public. "We want to figure out what works at the state and local level" and give that national attention, he said.

DeMint, 61, was re-elected in 2010 and has said he would not seek a third term in 2016.

http://www.nationaljournal.com//congress/demint-to-leave-congress-20121206

What a dick. He ran for election. People made the effort to support him and vote for him. And then he quits after 2 years. A-hole.

mnchiefsguy
12-08-2012, 11:01 AM
What a dick. He ran for election. People made the effort to support him and vote for him. And then he quits after 2 years. A-hole.

So is Obama an a-hole too for not finishing his Senate term since he decided to run for President? You are a short-sided fool.

patteeu
12-08-2012, 11:11 AM
Calling the Heritage Foundation a "think tank" is like calling the internet message boards "fact based".

That's a pretty ignorant thing to say.

RedNeckRaider
12-08-2012, 11:18 AM
So is Obama an a-hole too for not finishing his Senate term since he decided to run for President? You are a short-sided fool.

LMAO

Ace Gunner
12-08-2012, 12:54 PM
So is Obama an a-hole too for not finishing his Senate term since he decided to run for President? You are a short-sided fool.

what does "short-sided" mean? Is it similar to "short sighted". Just wondering.

Ace Gunner
12-08-2012, 12:57 PM
That's a pretty ignorant thing to say.

calling one's belief & ethics based solely in christianity "conservative" is ignorant.

patteeu
12-08-2012, 02:19 PM
calling one's belief & ethics based solely in christianity "conservative" is ignorant.

Ok, is that related to the thread in some way?

Aries Walker
12-08-2012, 03:24 PM
So is Obama an a-hole too for not finishing his Senate term since he decided to run for President? You are a short-sided fool.
Obama vacated his Senate seat after he was elected President, to take the higher position. That's a big difference from someone who just leaves mid-term with no other elected position to go to, or even to run for.

It appears the "short-sided" one here is you.

Aries Walker
12-08-2012, 03:26 PM
That's a pretty ignorant thing to say.
Agreed.

cosmo20002
12-08-2012, 10:10 PM
So is Obama an a-hole too for not finishing his Senate term since he decided to run for President? You are a short-sided fool.

Quitting because you were elected president is ok. So is quitting for health reasons. Otherwise, a-hole.

And my sides are regular-sized.

BigRedChief
12-08-2012, 10:22 PM
Calling the Heritage Foundation a "think tank" is like calling the internet message boards "fact based".THIS!

HolyHandgernade
12-09-2012, 11:28 AM
That's a pretty ignorant thing to say.

I've read a few of their "thought productions", my estimation of their description is not limited to a generic label, but the quality of their output. "Propaganda Tank" would be more apt.

patteeu
12-09-2012, 11:35 AM
I've read a few of their "thought productions", my estimation of their description is not limited to a generic label, but the quality of their output. "Propaganda Tank" would be more apt.

I'll stand by my conclusion.

HolyHandgernade
12-09-2012, 11:42 AM
I'll stand by my conclusion.

Don't get tired.

Mr. Kotter
12-09-2012, 09:38 PM
That's a pretty ignorant thing to say.

15-20 years ago you might have had a point. Now? Not so much....

HHg has it right; Heritage is, basically, a FOX affiliate these days. ;)

But, hey....that was such a winning formula in 2012, right?

patteeu
12-09-2012, 09:55 PM
15-20 years ago you might have had a point. Now? Not so much....

HHg has it right; Heritage is, basically, a FOX affiliate these days. ;)

But, hey....that was such a winning formula in 2012, right?

Based on what?