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Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:11 PM

11 Reasons You’re Glad Jim DeMint Is Leaving The Senate

11 Reasons You’re Glad Jim DeMint Is Leaving The Senate

By Scott Keyes

In an unexpected move, Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC), an arch-conservative and leader of the Tea Party movement, is resigning his seat in order to head up the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank in Washington DC.

DeMint has been among the most extreme members of the Senate since first getting elected in 2004, drawing a hard-right line on issues from unions to LGBT rights to abortion and beyond.

Here’s a look back at some of DeMint’s Senate highlights:

1. Stood with Akin after “legitimate rape” remarks. <...>

2. Led the opposition against Obamacare. <...>

3. Wants to prevent gay or unmarried teachers from teaching in public schools. <...>

4. Pushed a bill outlawing the discussion of abortion over the Internet. <...>

5. Wants to strip all federal employees of collective bargaining rights. <...>

6. Blocked creation of the National Women’s History Museum. <...>

7. Likened striking Chicago teachers to “thugs” in the Middle East. <...>

8. Threatened to single-handedly shut down the Senate. <...>

9. Used a failed terrorist plot to attack unions. <...>

10. Argued that people with pre-existing conditions got better care before Obamacare. <...>

11. “Willing” to cause “serious disruptions” in the economy in order to secure draconian cuts. <...>

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http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2012/12/06/1293171/jim-demint-resign/


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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 12:16 PM

1. Irony alert: DeMint leaving to head a think tank.

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:01 PM

2. reason #12

He won't be my Senator anymore!

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Response to ProSense (Original post)

Thu Dec 6, 2012, 02:09 PM

3. if he's a legitimate dickhead, the senate has ways of shutting him down...

too bad it took so damn long. oh well, that's the senate for ya.

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