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Old 12-06-2012, 10:44 AM  
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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 12-08-2012, 09:10 PM   #16
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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.

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Old 12-08-2012, 09:22 PM   #17
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Calling the Heritage Foundation a "think tank" is like calling the internet message boards "fact based".
THIS!
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I'm not saying it's morally right or wrong, but does it make the child because of it? Think about that for a second.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:28 AM   #18
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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   #19
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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, 10:42 AM   #20
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:38 PM   #21
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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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Old 12-09-2012, 08:55 PM   #22
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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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