28 January 2009

In Praise of Senator Jim DeMint


There has been a lot going on in the past couple of months, and it seems to me that with all of the good things we’re trying to do and all of the bad things the liberals are trying to do, there’s one great guy with us in the trenches these last two months – Senator Jim DeMint.

Stopping Hillary Clinton from turning the State Department into her own private social engineering lab? Didn’t work, but Senator DeMint voted against her confirmation - one of only two Senators to stand up and do the right thing.

Stopping a tax cheat from becoming Secretary of the Treasury (and thus, nominal head of the IRS)? Didn’t work, but Senator DeMint voted against the confirmation of Timothy Geithner, even as ten of his Republican colleagues buckled.

Stopping the ill-advised TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program) that the Bush Administration was shoving down Congress’ throat? Didn’t work, but Senator DeMint was the only one to consistently stand up against the bailout.

Fighting against the Obama administrations policy to allow federal tax dollars to go for overseas abortions? Didn’t work, but Senator DeMint was the elected South Carolinian who brought the amendment to the Senate floor to strip the funding. (seriously, how does a country like ours, with a trillion dollar deficit, whose economy is in the toilet, even begin to consider paying for other countries to kill babies? I just don’t understand this concept – at all. But I digress.)

Now Senator DeMint is fighting against the $1T debt-funded Obama/Pelosi/Reid “stimulus” package (and twittering about it along the way.) I don’t expect we’ll win this one either, in the short run, but with Senator DeMint taking the right stands, we can hope it at least gets somewhat stripped down.

Keep up the good work, Senator. We may be losing these fights right now, but we absolutely appreciate having you in the trenches fighting for us. History will show that you continued to do the right things, even as all those around you lost their minds for socialist Big Government programs and bailouts.

6 comments:

Jake said...

I agree with you Joshua. Senators like DeMint and Sessions should serve as examples of the types of representatives we need to discover to represent us. My only hope is that the RINO's calling for a more moderate party can be can be silenced, defeated, and replaced by conservatives that stand instead of compromise on principle.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Sen. DeMint, for staying true to the cause and the people behind it. Thanks Joshua for this!

Anonymous said...

Hey Joshua, in response to a past posting I found this.

http://www.kusi.com/weather/colemanscorner/38574742.html

Just think, the housing bust and the global warming hoax both started in the same place! go figure!

peering in said...

Great blog, Josh. Thanks for the reminders about a good man doing good things (or is it a great man doing great things?)

We need Jim DeMint, if for no other reason than to remind us what the truth is when we're hearing the obverse on every hand. But then, that's what leadership is, right?

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Anonymous said...

Yes, we need more people like Sen. DeMint in Washington! And ditto what Jake said! No more RINOs like Light-in-the-loafers Linsey!