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(Washington Post)   Jim DeMint leaving the Senate to spend more time with his lobbyists   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 155
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2012-12-06 12:01:03 PM
That... was a bit of a surprise.

Not that he'd make a move to draw a direct salary from the Koch brothers, but that he'd leave his Senate post 4 years early to do it.
 
2012-12-06 12:01:59 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-06 12:03:35 PM
I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.
 
2012-12-06 12:06:54 PM

I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.


I'm thinking a scandal involving him, something damaging enough that it's worth getting him out of the public eye before it hits the media.
 
2012-12-06 12:10:19 PM

RedPhoenix122: I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.

I'm thinking a scandal involving him, something damaging enough that it's worth getting him out of the public eye before it hits the media.


Yeah, I don't know why that didn't come to mind first. I hope he has a gay lover on the side. I haven't seen a good "GOP LEADER HAVING GAY SEX" scandal in a while.
 
2012-12-06 12:10:46 PM

I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.


It's South Carolina. They can pretty much hand-pick his replacement with the derpiest derper they can find down there.
 
2012-12-06 12:17:34 PM

tallguywithglasseson: I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.

It's South Carolina. They can pretty much hand-pick his replacement with the derpiest derper they can find down there.


No question, but DeMint is a prominent figure, so he's likely got connections and influence that aren't easy for just any knuckle-dragger to use.
 
2012-12-06 12:22:25 PM

tallguywithglasseson: I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.

It's South Carolina. They can pretty much hand-pick his replacement with the derpiest derper they can find down there.


No really, they are actually going to hand-pick his replacement. The (R) Governor of SC gets to do it.
 
2012-12-06 12:25:58 PM
Could be for a run at the Presidency in 2016. You leave the Senate since, chances are, while in the minority you'll need to make votes that will reflect poorly on you and thus you have a cleaner record in 2016. You can also claim experience in the private sector.
 
2012-12-06 12:26:47 PM

lennavan: No really, they are actually going to hand-pick his replacement. The (R) Governor of SC gets to do it.


Right, but I'd give about 99.99% chance whoever she picks (possibly herself) can win reelection in 2014, and then every subsequent election until they have no more derp to derp.
 
2012-12-06 12:29:12 PM

tallguywithglasseson: lennavan: No really, they are actually going to hand-pick his replacement. The (R) Governor of SC gets to do it.

Right, but I'd give about 99.99% chance whoever she picks (possibly herself) can win reelection in 2014, and then every subsequent election until they have no more derp to derp.


For sure. She's got this thing and it's farking golden. She shouldn't give it up for farkin nothin.
 
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2012-12-06 12:34:57 PM

I Said: RedPhoenix122: I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.

I'm thinking a scandal involving him, something damaging enough that it's worth getting him out of the public eye before it hits the media.

Yeah, I don't know why that didn't come to mind first. I hope he has a gay lover on the side. I haven't seen a good "GOP LEADER HAVING GAY SEX" scandal in a while.


I doubt it. He's clearly too stupid to operate his own penis, much less anyone else's.
 
2012-12-06 12:37:24 PM

jbc: I doubt it. He's clearly too stupid to operate his own penis, much less anyone else's.


This should be the slogan for anyone running against an anti-gay marriage candidate.
 
2012-12-06 12:40:29 PM
I think the answer is obvious:

disinfo.s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-12-06 12:42:16 PM
Good riddance.
 
2012-12-06 12:43:30 PM
The only question is whether the underage prostitute he was caught with is a girl or a boy.
 
2012-12-06 12:43:53 PM
Ah, yes, the Heritage Foundation. The ones who created the idea of the Individual Mandate for health insurance, that was later condemned as hardcore communism by the right.

If a young man wrecks his Porsche and has not had the foresight to obtain insurance, we may commiserate, but society feels no obligation to repair his car. But health care is different. If a man is struck down by a heart attack in the street, Americans will care for him whether or not he has insurance.

Stuart Butler
Director of the Center for Policy Innovation at The Heritage Foundation

Of course, this was back in 1989, before liberals were willing to accept the idea and it became socialist evil incarnate.
 
2012-12-06 12:54:20 PM

I Said: Could be for a run at the Presidency in 2016. You leave the Senate since, chances are, while in the minority you'll need to make votes that will reflect poorly on you and thus you have a cleaner record in 2016. You can also claim experience in the private sector.


Actually I think he is now in a position to be king maker for the rest of his life. He also gets to set the republican agenda.
 
2012-12-06 01:00:44 PM
Good riddance, asshat.

Now, here's to hoping his replacement is at least a little bit less derptarded.
 
2012-12-06 01:10:54 PM

I Said: Could be for a run at the Presidency in 2016


I don't think it's likely, he's too far to the right and too much of an asshole to stand any real chance at winning. I don't even think he could win what should be a much more competitive (in terms of quality of contenders) primary in 2016.
He could have failed in the primary just as well if he served out his term.

Perhaps he just really wanted this job and didn't think if it would be around when he got done in 2016? Feulner's been there for 35 years. He was going to leave the Senate in 4 years anyway, now he's set for life. Career before country?
 
2012-12-06 01:12:56 PM
Served since 2005, which means your base salary during that time totaled $1,531,800, and you're only worth $40K?! Dude, you fail at "fiscal conservative".
 
2012-12-06 01:13:04 PM
I was hoping there'd be a scandal with him and the Dems would have the chance to cream DeMint.
 
2012-12-06 01:16:15 PM

RedPhoenix122: I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.

I'm thinking a scandal involving him, something damaging enough that it's worth getting him out of the public eye before it hits the media.


That's my vote. I can't imagine anything that would enrich him outside the Senate that wouldn't be equally possible as a member, but more so. There's got to be some reason why being a Senator would be a net negative for him and his controllers, and I'm betting it will turn out to be entertaining.
 
2012-12-06 01:16:53 PM
Add me to the 'he got caught having gay sex' line of thought.
 
2012-12-06 01:24:56 PM

sammyk: I Said: Could be for a run at the Presidency in 2016. You leave the Senate since, chances are, while in the minority you'll need to make votes that will reflect poorly on you and thus you have a cleaner record in 2016. You can also claim experience in the private sector.

Actually I think he is now in a position to be king maker for the rest of his life. He also gets to set the republican agenda.


So, basically another four years until the GOP dies of autoerotic asphyxiation.
 
2012-12-06 01:26:56 PM

Gecko Gingrich: Served since 2005, which means your base salary during that time totaled $1,531,800, and you're only worth $40K?! Dude, you fail at "fiscal conservative".


Yeah no shiat. Unless we're talking Antonio Cromartie type of child support. WTF? Gambling? Staying at the Four Seasons all four seasons and ordering the most expensive thing on the menu every day? 

Christ, what an asshole.
 
2012-12-06 01:30:33 PM

RedPhoenix122: I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.

I'm thinking a scandal involving him, something damaging enough that it's worth getting him out of the public eye before it hits the media.


Don't worry. The Family will cover it up if there is one and no one will be the wiser.

I think I hear Tom Coburn revving up the Cash Bribe Hush Money Machine as we speak.
 
2012-12-06 01:37:45 PM
Good! One less disgraceful asshat in the halls of power.
 
2012-12-06 01:38:38 PM
Jim DeMint and 'think tank'. Let that soak in for a minute.
 
2012-12-06 01:38:47 PM

RedPhoenix122: I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.

I'm thinking a scandal involving him, something damaging enough that it's worth getting him out of the public eye before it hits the media.


He probably doesn't want his name anywhere near the fiscal cliff thing.

It may hint towards the GOP planning on going full retard.
 
2012-12-06 01:39:52 PM

sammyk: I Said: Could be for a run at the Presidency in 2016. You leave the Senate since, chances are, while in the minority you'll need to make votes that will reflect poorly on you and thus you have a cleaner record in 2016. You can also claim experience in the private sector.

Actually I think he is now in a position to be king maker for the rest of his life. He also gets to set the republican agenda.


That's a really good point
 
2012-12-06 01:39:55 PM

tallguywithglasseson: I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.

It's South Carolina. They can pretty much hand-pick his replacement with the derpiest derper they can find down there.


Problem with that is that it leads, in 4 years, to pretty easy attacks on an "unelected Senator who never had to do the work of running for office", and would be exasperated if they act like the Derpiest Derp Who Ever Derped, from the left.
 
2012-12-06 01:41:17 PM
Don't worry. We'll get Rep. Tim Scott to replace him. A 47 yr old conservative black man who has never been married. He's basically gayier than nine guys doing ten guys.
 
2012-12-06 01:41:17 PM

lennavan: tallguywithglasseson: I Said: I don't understand why Heritage would allow for this. If I'm them, then I don't want to lose ANY Senator right now, especially an influential one. You'd think they'd tell him to GTF back to work to further their agenda.

It's South Carolina. They can pretty much hand-pick his replacement with the derpiest derper they can find down there.

No really, they are actually going to hand-pick his replacement. The (R) Governor of SC gets to do it.


this is neither a new thing nor unique to Sc. Everyone remembers the scandal of getting to pick Barack Obama's replacement right? It sent a governor to jail and a representative to the loony bin.

Really, though, trading up a 175k a year job for a 1M a year job where he has almost no accountability or pushback? He's be a fool not to.

/of course, he -is- a fool, but still.
 
2012-12-06 01:41:34 PM
RINO. Cut and run. Typical lib.
 
2012-12-06 01:43:17 PM
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Election rigging. And it has to do with this erudite South Carolina Democrat. That's why DeMint's running.
 
2012-12-06 01:43:22 PM
he'll still be making stupid statements
 
2012-12-06 01:44:09 PM

L.D. Ablo: I think the answer is obvious:

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Nonsense. Elmo almost certainly leans democratic. His job depends on all that massive amount of money the government recklessly throws at PBS every year. He's a moocher. Can't have that shiat in SC.
 
2012-12-06 01:45:20 PM
and, HE is the guy who will turn the party around?

cdn2-b.examiner.com
 
2012-12-06 01:45:22 PM
www.appeagle.com
 
2012-12-06 01:45:37 PM

L.D. Ablo: I think the answer is obvious:

[disinfo.s3.amazonaws.com image 400x300]


A native son as the replacement?

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2012-12-06 01:45:46 PM
He's been primarily working for the Heritage Foundation for years. At least he's not doing it on the taxpayer dime anymore.
 
2012-12-06 01:47:21 PM

InmanRoshi: He's been primarily working for the Heritage Foundation for years. At least he's not doing it on the taxpayer dime anymore.



And here I thought it was for Fox News (and the Comedy Channel)
 
2012-12-06 01:47:56 PM

JokerMattly: this is neither a new thing nor unique to Sc. Everyone remembers the scandal of getting to pick Barack Obama's replacement right? It sent a governor to jail and a representative to the loony bin.


Yeah, I realized I missed my opportunity to reference that right after I clicked Add Comment. I did make it in my very next post though. Search the thread for "golden."
 
2012-12-06 01:48:11 PM

I Said: Could be for a run at the Presidency in 2016.


Comedy Gold right there!
 
2012-12-06 01:49:06 PM
DeMint is a poster boy for a politician that has sold his soul to lobbyists.
 
2012-12-06 01:50:17 PM
Shouldn't the "Heritage Foundation" be listed as a "Propaganda Company" as opposed to a "Think Tank"? Or maybe "Lie Tank"...

Because I'm pretty sure that the Heritage Foundation has never released anything resembling the truth about anything.
 
2012-12-06 01:50:44 PM

WTF Indeed: Don't worry. We'll get Rep. Tim Scott to replace him. A 47 yr old conservative black man who has never been married. He's basically gayier than nine guys doing ten guys.


4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-06 01:51:26 PM
So DeMint is leaving DeSenate to work for DeHeritage Foundation.
 
2012-12-06 01:53:14 PM
What a farking shame. I think I'm gonna go home, close the curtains, and cry into my pillow.

Nah, not really. What's that feeling? Like pink bubbles tickling my diaphragm? Yes, yes I think it's MORE SCHADENFREUDE.
 
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