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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ship; Sinking; Leaving; Rats

Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina will resign from his Senate seat as of Dec. 31 to take over as head of the Heritage Foundation, his office announced Thursday.
Compromising photos? Ethics complaint in the offing? Inquiring minds, etc...

This one smells kinda rank. Even ranker than Jo Ann Emerson's abrupt departure.

While I am not at all sad to see this particular clown leave the Senate, I suggest that you hold your cheering until we see what sort of batshit-crazy fucker gets appointed by Gov. Haley.


Nangleator said...

He was the guy that set up that punching bag, Alvin Greene. Yeah, he put serious effort into that last election. It must be something serious to chase him away.

The New York Crank said...

I think there's a simpler explanation. These fleeing folks were voted on a promise to end Obamacare, prevent tax increases on the rich, trash Social Security and Medicare, yadda and yadda. Since that clearly ain't gonna happen now (unless I misread Obana) I think they now fear the ire of their moneyed backers on the one hand, and the Tea Party loonies on the other. With not-quite-delusional visions of the Tea Party peasants approaching their homes with flaming torches and pitchforks, the "Conservatives" are fleeing for the safety of receptive neighboring kingdoms.

Maybe a few will end up with their severed heads on pikes anyway. Maybe the peasants will burn down the castle. But maybe not. Stay tuned.

Crankily yours,
The New York Crank

montag said...

I gotta disagree. We are talking Teabagger loons here. If you talk the talk they don't care if you can't walk the walk. Most of them have Rascals or Hoverounds themselves. Jimmy is 61 has a net worth of $40K and is leaving a $175K job for a $1MM job. He has his pension and health care, now he wants to make a little spending money.

Old NFO said...

They know the pubs are screwed, regardless of what happens... Can't honestly say I blame them. Reid, Pelosi and their ilk will get thier comeuppance sooner or later, when the meltdown occurs.

The New York Crank said...

A right wing blog — http://www.no-pasaran.blogspot.com/2012/12/im-leaving-senate-now-but-im-not.html — is quoting the Wall Street Journal as saying:

… In an interview preceding the succession announcement, Sen. DeMint said he is taking the Heritage job because he sees it as a vehicle to popularize conservative ideas in a way that connects with a broader public. "This is an urgent time," the senator said, "because we saw in the last election we were not able to communicate conservative ideas that win elections."

Uh, Senator, could it be that you were not able to communicate conservative ideas that win elections because the more clearly they're communicated, the more nobody wants to vote for conservative ideas?

Only asking.

Crankily yours,
The New YHork Crank

Comrade Misfit said...

The Tea-Baggers are all talk, anyway. If they tried to pick up a flaming torch, they'd set their heads on fire.

Infidel753 said...

As Montag says, he's going to make a lot more money at the Heritage Foundation than he did as a Senator. Maybe the appeal of being in the Senate palls when you're going to still be stuck in the minority, especially since Reid sounds serious about de-fanging the filibuster this time. Maybe he really imagines some crackpot think tank will be a more visible platform for him.

Then again, maybe there are photos of him tied up in a wetsuit with an underage male hooker. With Republicans these days, you never know.

As for whom Haley will appoint, I wonder if we can get Gingrich. At least he's usually entertaining. Next year we could be talking about admitting the Moon as a red state to offset Puerto Rico.