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Fri Jan 11, 2013, 11:59 PM

DeMint’s Bold Plan for Heritage: How to Lie More Effectively

Former Sen. Jim DeMint, hero to the overlapping Tea Party and Religious Right wings of the Republican Party, was kindly granted space by the Washington Post to tell us what he plans to do in his new job at the Heritage Foundation.

DeMint, a former ad man, promises to launch a “conservative revival” by figuring out how to do a better job selling conservative policies to the American public. That’s not exactly a big shift for the folks at Heritage, which is and always has been a giant marketing operation for right-wing “ideas.”

The most revealing thing in DeMint’s column is his use of a thoroughly debunked lie that Republicans tried to use against President Obama in last year’s campaign. Says DeMint of President Obama, “He disabled welfare reform last year, when he took away the work requirements that were at the heart of that law’s success.”

full: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/demint-s-bold-plan-heritage-how-lie-more-effectively

Well, DeMint is already inheriting a successful "big lie" from Heritage: first-world poverty denialism (the idea from Robert Rector, who has criticized the US govt definition of poverty because...gasp...poor people in the nation can afford TVs! refrigerators! cell phones! video games!) And the oil industry dollars have caused Heritage to be global warming denialists. They also want to privatize social security and bust unions.

However, Heritage is in stopped-clock mode because the organization has spoken in defense of the UN arms control treaty in contrast with the Alex Jones "taking away our guns" types.

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