CBS to DeMint: Why Can't the GOP Just Cave to Obama's Tax Hike Demand

December 13th, 2012 3:03 PM
Charlie Rose and Gayle King pressed outgoing Senator Jim DeMint on Thursday's CBS This Morning over congressional Republicans resistance to tax hikes. When DeMint stated that President Obama will "probably eventually get his tax increases one way or another", Rose replied, "So, if he will get them, why not get them now and compromise and avoid going off the fiscal cliff?" Open Obama booster…

NBC's 'Today' Touts 'Rock Star' Colbert Looking to Replace DeMint in S

December 7th, 2012 4:45 PM
After gushing on Wednesday over left-wing actress Ashley Judd possibly running for Senate in Kentucky, on Friday's NBC Today, the cast applauded liberal comedian Stephen Colbert suggesting in jest that he might replace outgoing South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, with co-host Willie Geist proclaiming: "I can tell you, having done a show with him [Colbert] in Charleston, he is an absolute rock…

Politico Disparages Heritage as 'Uninspiring' & Discredits DeMint as a

December 7th, 2012 3:58 PM
Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced Thursday that he will be trading his Senate seat in January to assume the helm of the Heritage Foundation. Covering the surprising development in its Friday edition, Politico dismissed DeMint as a mediocre politician with an undistinguished record who is moving on to captain a conservative think tank that has become "predictable, uninspiring, and often lacking in…

MSNBC Anchor Sneers: 'Is the South Ready for a Black Senator

December 7th, 2012 3:35 PM
Following Senator Jim DeMint’s abrupt resignation to run The Heritage Foundation, much has been made over who South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley might name to replace him.  One name mentioned is that of African American Congressman Tim Scott,  a prospect which prompted MSNBC anchor Richard Lui to sneer: "... Is the South ready for a black Senator?" On Friday’s MSNBC Live, Lui baited fellow…

CBS: 'Most Conservative' DeMint Backed 'Far-Right' Republicans; Fails

December 7th, 2012 3:14 PM
Nancy Cordes couldn't have made outgoing Senator Jim DeMint's conservative credentials clearer on Friday's CBS This Morning, labeling the South Carolina Republican "one of the most conservative members of the Senate." Cordes outlined that DeMint was a "Tea Party hero, who has raised more than $15 help elect Tea Party senators...But he has also backed a series of losing far-right…

Wolf Blitzer Calls Dem Tax Hike 'Beginning' of a Deficit Solution

December 7th, 2012 11:04 AM
CNN's Wolf Blitzer said Thursday that the Democratic fiscal cliff plan of raising tax rates on the top two percent of income earners is the "beginning" of a solution. "But it's a beginning. A billion here, a billion there, it winds up being real money," Blitzer told Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) on Thursday's The Situation Room. Blitzer had already pushed House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-…

Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert Campaigns To Replace Jim DeMint In Se

December 7th, 2012 10:33 AM
South Carolina's Jim DeMint made quite a splash Thursday when he announced he was leaving the Senate to run the Heritage Foundation. Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, also a South Carolina native, tossed his hat into the ring hours later asking viewers to tweet Governor Nikki Haley and tell her why she should name him to be DeMint's replacement (video follows with transcript and commentary):

Michelle Malkin Column: Republican Surrenderists for ObamaCare

June 13th, 2012 5:58 PM
During the summer of 2009, conservative activists turned up the heat on Democratic politicians to protest the innovation-destroying, liberty-usurping Obamacare mandate. In the summer of 2012, it's squishy Republican politicians who deserve the grassroots flames. In case you hadn't heard, even if the Supreme Court overturns the progressives' federal health care juggernaut, prominent GOP…

CBS's Rose Throws Race Card at Gingrich Over Food Stamp Remark

January 17th, 2012 1:18 PM
On Tuesday's CBS This Morning, Charlie Rose hinted Newt Gingrich should apologize for a supposedly racially-tinged comment he recently made: "I want to give you an opportunity, because the point was made...about it's better for black Americans to seek a job than it is to seek food stamps, and many people stepped forward to say, isn't that simply true for all Americans who are desperately…

Schieffer Warns Viewers DeMint is ‘South Carolina’s Very Conservat

January 16th, 2012 9:15 AM
CBS’s Bob Schieffer decided his viewers needed a special warning about how far out of the mainstream an upcoming guest dwells, plugging at the top of Sunday’s Face the Nation how he’d have as guests Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich – and then: “for context on how it’s going, we’ll bring in South Carolina’s very conservative Senator, Jim DeMint.”

Open Thread: Could the Senate Pass Cut, Cap, and Balance

July 21st, 2011 10:11 AM
After the House passed the Cut, Cap, and Balance act Tuesday evening with the support of five Democrats, Sen. Jim DeMint is circulating a Club for Growth video with 20 prominent Democrat senators previously announcing support for a balanced budget amendment in hopes of swaying their votes this weekend. Do you think any of these Democrats will maintain support for such an amendment? Check out…

CNN Anchor Uses David Brooks to Press Jim DeMint on Debt Ceiling Stand

July 6th, 2011 3:53 PM
American Morning co-host Christine Romans used David Brooks' words to press Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) Wednesday on the stubbornness of conservative Republicans in the debt ceiling debate. Brooks, the faux "conservative" writer for the New York Times, wrote a scathing column Monday hitting Republicans for their refusal to accept Democrat "compromises" in the debt ceiling debate. Romans twice…

As Union Debate Intensifies, Questions Arise Over Propriety of Collect

March 3rd, 2011 11:50 AM
Battles over state policies concerning public employee unions in Wisconsin, Ohio, Indiana, New Jersey, and elsewhere have focused some attention on a question some conservatives have been asking for years: should collective bargaining be legal in the public sector?

Chris Matthews Takes Sen. DeMint Out of Context to Suggest He's Playin

February 21st, 2011 4:38 PM
Is context a four-letter word to MSNBC's Chris Matthews? During the "Sideshow" segment on Friday's "Hardball," Matthews ripped a comment conservative Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) made during a recent speech to the Federalist Society in order to paint DeMint either as a birther or as one playing cynically to those who believe President Obama was not born in the United States. CHRIS MATTHEWS:…