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Old 12-06-2012, 10:44 AM   Topic Starter
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DeMint fixing to make a presidential run?

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.

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Old 12-06-2012, 01:19 PM   #2
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Old 12-06-2012, 02:07 PM   #3
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Calling the Heritage Foundation a "think tank" is like calling the internet message boards "fact based".
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:11 AM   #4
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Calling the Heritage Foundation a "think tank" is like calling the internet message boards "fact based".
That's a pretty ignorant thing to say.
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:57 AM   #5
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That's a pretty ignorant thing to say.
calling one's belief & ethics based solely in christianity "conservative" is ignorant.
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Old 12-08-2012, 01:19 PM   #6
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calling one's belief & ethics based solely in christianity "conservative" is ignorant.
Ok, is that related to the thread in some way?
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:26 PM   #7
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That's a pretty ignorant thing to say.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:35 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #10
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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?
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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?
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Calling the Heritage Foundation a "think tank" is like calling the internet message boards "fact based".
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Heritage is NeoCon. I would rather DeMint remained as a Senator. He was one that was gracious to Ron Paul.
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