Marginalizing Jim DeMint: Are Senate Republicans Trying to Get Tom Coburn to Be Judas to Conservatives?
As you know, Senate Republicans are more than a little unhappy with Jim DeMint. The Senate GOP will see an influx of DeMint backed candidates after November. Consequently, the Senate GOP has become more fixated with marginalized Jim DeMint than fighting Barack Obama. For perspective, Mitch McConnell won’t even campaign against or speak ill of Harry Reid to help Sharron Angle. But his minion are | Read More »
Senate Republicans Yet Again Give Middle Finger to the Tea Party Movement
It is a story that superficially is about Jim DeMint. He beat up his Senate Republican colleagues in an email the other day for what they did. Lisa Murkowski left the party to run as a write-in candidate against Joe Miller in Alaska after he beat her in the GOP primary. Murkowski’s chief selling point is that she is the ranking Republican on the Energy | Read More »
Cowardly Republican Senate Aides Begin Attacking Jim DeMint
It has begun. Republican Senate aides who desperately want the majority back so they can add an extra zero to their eventual K-Street salary package once they stop prostituting themselves to lobbyists and instead become lobbyists prostituting themselves to squishy Republicans are attacking Jim DeMint. In addition to their own self-interest, you can be sure they are expressing their bosses’ frustrations. Now, you and I | Read More »
Conservatives Have Won Nothing. You Read It Right. NOTHING.
It has come to this, I’m afraid. We need to keep our perspective. Conservatives have won nothing. Nothing. Ken Buck you say? Sharron Angle? Mike Lee? Pat Toomey? Marco Rubio? Joe Miller? Rand Paul? Nikki Haley? Here, pay attention: they are all candidates. Yes, yes — we won primaries. Contrary to popular opinion that conservatives wanted a purge of party, we instead played smartly — | Read More »
Jane Norton in Full Meltdown. Takes a Page From Tim Bridgewater’s Playbook
The United States Chamber of Bailouts has gone to Colorado to endorse the person they view as most likely to vote for bailouts in the future: Jane Norton. In taking the Chamber’s endorsement, like Tim Bridgewater before her, Jane Norton has decided to directly attack Senator Jim DeMint. “DeMint lost more of his fair share,” she said, reminding listeners that the senator’s favored candidate in | Read More »
The Tim Bridgewater Attack On Jim DeMint Continues
Tim Bridgewater’s supporters have set up and are pushing a website called the “Jim DeMint Takeover.” It contains just one post. It is a YouTube of Mike Lee, who is asked, “If you are elected as the new Senator from Utah, who will be your mentor and why?” Mike Lee’s response? “My mentor in the senate and among those who are still in the world | Read More »
A Senate Candidate Helps Mexican Drug Lords Get U.S. Tax Dollars, Then Launches a Jihad Against Jim DeMint
A few days ago, former Utah Senate candidate Cherilyn Eager, the woman who claimed Tim Bridgewater offered to pay off her campaign debt in exchange for her endorsement then denied that was a bribe before – you know – endorsing Bridgewater, came onto RedState and attacked Jim DeMint. Eager claims that Jim DeMint and Mike Lee are both affiliated with some energy company I’ve never | Read More »
Told You So
I told you so. CNN is confirming what I’ve said since before election results were in Tuesday night. Jim DeMint is not going to endorse in the South Carolina runoff. Gresham Barrett has been touting his ties to DeMint and sending out mail with them on it together. He has been suggesting and expecting an endorsement. That will not come. Considering the two are close | Read More »
Jim DeMint Has Not Endorsed Gresham Barrett.
Gresham Barrett is trotting around South Carolina alluding to a Jim DeMint endorsement to combat Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney endorsing Nikki Haley. There’s just one problem. Jim DeMint has not endorsed Gresham Barrett. In fact, DeMint has been upfront about staying out of the primary and I cannot imagine him endorsing Gresham Barrett over a conservative rockstar like Nikki Haley. This is an act | Read More »
Jim DeMint’s Charge
This is really a must read article from Marc Thiessen on Jim DeMint. With the election in Indiana today, the AP, Washington Post, and others are cheering the expected defeat of Jim DeMint and tea partiers in a fight with the establishment. But Indiana is only one state and DeMint and us have already won in Florida and Pennsylvania. And we’re going to win in | Read More »
Desperate Dan Coats Tries to Repackage Old As New. Again.
Dan Coats knows he is in trouble in Indiana. Momentum is with Marlin Stutzman who just received endorsements from Mark Levin, David Keene, Jim DeMint, and an A+ rating from the NRA — the highest of any candidate running. So Coats is trying to get free media to say Mike Pence just endorsed him. In reality, way back in February when Coats entered the race, | Read More »
Senate GOP Trying To Scuttle “Repeal It” Amendment
Senate sources confirm to me this evening that Senator Mitch McConnell and his leadership team are trying to scuttle Republican efforts to force a vote on repeal of the entire health care legislation during the reconciliation process. I’m told reliably that moderate Republican senators who voted against Obamacare in December do not want to vote against it again because it would just be “symbolic”. McConnell | Read More »
Another Day Another Attack by a Republican Against Jim DeMint
This time the Politico is reporting on Senator Inhofe’s attacks. Inhofe, occasionally rated as the most conservative senator in Washington, uses that label with pride to give cover to his huge porkfest. As we’ve seen repeatedly, earmarks always lead to bigger government. Inhofe, betraying his “most conservative” label, just the other day sided with the Democrats on their jobs bill solely because it funneled gobs | Read More »
Republicans Attacking Rubio, DeMint, and RedState
Lest you think the Republican Party really has gotten on the Marco Rubio bandwagon, this morning’s Politico can disabuse you of that notion. It’s like one of the scenes from your standard horror movie. As the monster is swept into the water/lava/mud/chasm/other plot device, it tries to drag the protagonist with it to its death. Think of the Balrog grabbing Gandalf on its way down. | Read More »
Many, many reporters have asked me who the leader of the conservative movement is right now or who the leader of the tea party movement is. They rarely report the answer, though they should be paying attention to it. In the CPAC straw poll, one name dominated the pack. With the highest favorable ratings (73%) and lowest unfavorable ratings (8%), Senator Jim DeMint of South | Read More »
Why It Is Important
If you are reading this on February 10, 2010, TODAY IS THE DAY. Tomorrow, February 10, 2010, Senator Jim DeMint’s Senate Conservatives Fund is launching a money bomb for Marco Rubio. You need to understand specifically why it is important that this be a success. DeMint is under massive and sustained attacks from establishment Republicans for daring to challenge the hand picked candidates of the | Read More »
Jim “Wellington” DeMint: Winner
Jim DeMint declared Obamacare to be Barack Obama’s “Waterloo.” It was. And like Napoleon, Obama is defeated (for now at least). Like Wellington, DeMint has been throwing the punches and scoring the points more effectively than many of his colleagues, which has them privately perturbed at the senator’s growing popularity among the GOP base. Not a week goes by without an anonymous aides from a | Read More »
Senator Jim DeMint Steps Up Again to Lead. McClatchy Newspapers Cries.
McClatchy Newspapers is the alleged “news” organization that runs terrorist propaganda out of Iraq as legitimate news. It’s Washington editor tried very hard to push local McClatchy reporters in North Carolina to write damaging stories on Blackwater. It hired anonymous Iraqis during the Iraq War to write lots of unverifiable stories about the horrors of American soldiers. Today, in another example of its bias, its | Read More »
Jim DeMint Fires Off Another Round
This afternoon around 3:00 p.m., Senators Ensign and DeMint will force the Senate to vote on the constitutionality of the individual mandate in the health care bill. Along the way, Senator DeMint just pulled another trick out of his hat. He is going to ask the Senate to suspend its rules and consider another amendment to the health care bill. That will take a two-thirds | Read More »
Jim DeMint to Force a Vote on Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate
Awesome news. The Senate Republicans failed to ever make a fuss about the individual mandate. If I had to guess, it would be because Bob Bennett of Utah, who whispers in Mitch McConnell’s ear more than any other Senator, is a huge proponent of the individual mandate and, as luck would have it, is about to get a Democratic health care bill that looks almost | Read More »