Well, I have to give it to the stealth candidate…
He isn’t pulling any punches.
Obviously unpolished and nervous, Alvin Greene makes his first public speech hosted by his hometown NAACP.
“South Carolina and America cannot afford six more years of my opponent,” Greene said of DeMint. “We cannot let my opponent keep this country hostage.”
One of the things conservatives have been extremely good at through the years is snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. Conservatives, since the 1994 group have had this nasty totalitarian streak demanding ideological purity mirroring that of other totalitarian philosophies. I have a feeling a lot of pundits are in for a surprise this November…
South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who once proclaimed that he’d rather have “30 Republicans in the Senate who believe in principles of freedom than 60 who don’t believe in anything,” continues to endorse Senate candidates and give leaders in his own party migraine headaches.
But one politician must be smiling from ear to ear when he follows DeMint’s antics: President Barack Obama.
That’s because, more than Florida’s Marco Rubio, Kentucky’s Rand Paul or Colorado’s Ken Buck — all endorsed by DeMint in GOP Senate primaries against the wishes of party strategists and insiders — the president stands to benefit the most, long term, from DeMint’s rhetoric and actions leading up to the 2010 midterm elections.
DeMint’s “believers” comment offers one of those false choices that boil everything down to extremes: Either you are a “conservative” or you aren’t. There aren’t any shades of gray.
The South Carolina Republican apparently doesn’t concede that even “conservatives” can have different styles and different opinions about how much compromise is necessary to move the country in the right direction. (more…)
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