Thursday, September 16, 2010

Jim DeMint Draws a Line in the Sand


by the Left Coast Rebel

Jim DeMint, the consistent, conservative, senator from South Carolina is taking a stand. If the Republican party doesn't believe anything (ie. continually not standing by the party platform of limited government, which it hasn't for decades), then it doesn't deserve to win.

Straight talk! Samuel Gonzalez checks in on this:

Sen Jim Demint is one of if not the best conservatives in the senate who is not afraid to stand up for Conservatism-period.

Many GOPers like Karl Rove and others have been exposed as comfortable Washington insider Republicans who don’t want genuine Ronald Reagan conservative (Tea Party) taking over the GOP.

Tough toenails boys and girls because that’s exactly what’s happening and either you get on board or you’ll be kicked to the curb like Mike Castle.


The Hill reports that GOP Sen. Jim DeMint said his party is on track to become stronger ideologically with O'Donnell's win over Castle.

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), who endorsed Tea Party favorite Christine O'Donnell in Delaware's Republican Senate primary, said he's content with the GOP staying in the minority if the party doesn't stand for any principles.

DeMint's party argued before O'Donnell's victory that she could not win a general election in Delwarare, and polls suggest Democrat candidate Chris Coons will defeat O'Donnell in November.

But DeMint, the leader of the Senate Conservatives Fund, said the GOP was on track to being a stronger party ideologically with her victory.

“I don’t want the majority back if we don’t believe anything," DeMint saidon Fox News. "So I think if we want the numbers, if we want the majority, then we’re going to have to stand on some principles that the American people believe in.”


I agree with Jim DeMint and Samuel Gonzalez here. If Republicans don't stand for anything then they don't deserve to win and they more importantly don't deserve the support of 40+% of the nation - conservatives.

'Not standing for anything' also means Republicans supporting statism as statism is the de facto compromised, ruling class, position.

Cross posted to LCR.

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