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    Jim DeMint

    Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is leaving Congress in January to lead the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank, as first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
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    Here is the question of the day, does anyone think that wealthy people should pay a lower percentage of their income to taxes than middle class people? Don't argue tax brackets, just a simple question. Do you think someone earning 46 million dollars should pay a lower percentage of their income than say someone earning sixty thousand?

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    Normally I try to be nice about such things, but in his case. Don't let the door hit you in the on the way out. Most people improve things with their presence. JDeM improves the senate with his absence.

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    Tim Scott is who DeMint wants to replace him according to what I read on BusinessInsider.

    A swap that changes nothing really.
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    Jim DeMint was a good representative for South Carolina and one of the better "liberty politicans" in Washington (although I think he's a little bit overrated in that regard).

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    #ColbertforSenate

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    Quote Originally Posted by homestarunner93 View Post
    Jim DeMint was a good representative for South Carolina and one of the better "liberty politicans" in Washington (although I think he's a little bit overrated in that regard).
    What is a "liberty politician", for those of us outside the bubble?
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    It's funny because the Heritage Foundation helped design RomneyCare.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Labgrownmangoat View Post
    What is a "liberty politician", for those of us outside the bubble?
    I prefer "freedom politicians," and they constitute every politician I like (or at least don't hate, since it would be a leap to say I "like" any politician).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Norwegian View Post
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    Stephen Colbert is the favorite choice of South Carolinans to replace Jim DeMint, who is vacating his U.S. Senate seat at the end of the year.

    According to a new poll released Monday afternoon by Public Policy Polling, Colbert tops the wish list of possible Senate replacements, with 20 percent polled wishing to send him to the Senate. His closest runner-up is Tim Scott at 15 percent.

    Colbert is a South Carolina native (he's even been named the state's "favorite son") and has a history of lodging stunt campaigns, so when DeMint announced his retirement from the Senate, many expected Colbert to launch a tongue-in-cheek campaign for Gov. Nikki Haley to appoint him to the seat.

    Last Thursday, he commanded his viewers to tweet the governor messages of support. But by Friday, Haley told Colbert via a Facebook message that he would not be appointed, due to the fact that he couldn't name the state's official beverage when she was a guest on "The Colbert Report." (By the way, it's milk.)

    But despite his high poll numbers, Colbert may not easily convince Haley to pick him to succeed DeMint. Although he's the top pick overall, Republicans are not as fond of the Comedy Central host. Among Democrats, he polled at 32 percent, but among Republicans he does not hit double digits.

    It also should be noted that 24 percent of women across the board support Colbert's appointment. When that demographic inevitably wins Haley over and propels Colbert to the Senate, we hope he remembers when HuffPost Comedy bestowed upon him the title of Honorary Woman earlier this year.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/1...n_2271804.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by homestarunner93 View Post
    Jim DeMint was a good representative for South Carolina and one of the better "liberty politicans" in Washington (although I think he's a little bit overrated in that regard).
    We must have different definitions of liberty.

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    Ive decided to join The Heritage Foundation at a time when the conservative movement needs strong leadership in the battle of ideas,

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGGGG-Men View Post
    He needs to stem the tide of socialist liberals looking to gain employeement at the Heritage Foundation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    He needs to stem the tide of socialist liberals looking to gain employeement at the Heritage Foundation.
    Wouldn't want it to be too even keeled.

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