Quotations from Chairman Demint | WisCommunity

Quotations from Chairman Demint

I'd say he sounds Deminted, but, as Tricky Dick said, "that would be wrong." I couldn't find a photo of Demint's book, but he'd no doubt agree that this one's close enough.

Sen. Jim Demint, the top Tea Partier from that bastion of political wisdom, South Carolina, endorsed Wisconsin Senate candidate Ron Johnson today, joining the parade of extremists who are lining up to back RoJo. 

Let's put that into some context, with a few quotes from Demint:

"Ron Johnson is a principled conservative who will fight to stop the massive spending, bailouts, and debt that are bankrupting our country. He understands the stimulus bill was a failure, he will fight to repeal the health care takeover, he opposes amnesty, and he will help us pass a constitutional amendment to balance the budget. "

A free and stable Iraq will be a shining light against the shadow of Islamic extremism."

"If a person wants to be publicly gay, they should not be teaching in the public schools."

"Motorists who want to save money on gas will demand and buy more fuel-efficient vehicles. We should not limit their freedom with more government regulations."

"Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage - the union between one man and one woman - has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation's history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now."

“If we’re able to stop Obama on [health care] it will be his Waterloo. It will break him."

"The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny."

"Supposedly, after we all pledge to a limited government, we can work together and debate how to do that. But the Democrats have completely forgotten that oath, and so have some Republicans. I hope those Republicans are sent home. And I hope we get some people up here who take their oath of office seriously."

"What’s the harm of your grandma getting a Social Security check every month from the government? It seems harmless enough, but that check changes the relationship between your grandma and the government."


July 14, 2010 - 3:56pm