Friday, November 12, 2010

Jim DeMint's political postions from Wikipedia

Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is a leading conservative and tea party leader whose own state suffers some of the worst social conditions in the US. Long a stronghold of conservative politics, South Carolina has been victimized by poverty, poor health and education and increasing violent crime.  Below is Wikipedia's summary of his political positions although there's lots more to read about on the rest of the blog so first some highlights:

Blog Highlights: Is South Carolina Jim DeMint's vision for the rest of America

Violent Crime in Jim Demint's South Carolina:

Poverty and unemployment in Jim Demint's South Carolina:

Jim Demint and conservative group admit to South Carolina's failure in education:

Poor health and low health insurance rates for Jim Demint's South Carolina:

Jim Demint making his name on earmarks turns his back on Port of Charleston, SC:

Wikipedia on Jim Demint

DeMint is ranked by The National Journal as one of the most conservative members of the Senate.[4]
DeMint opposes spending increases of the federal government. He opposed federal bailouts for banks and other corporations.[5][6]
Senator DeMint has been a consistent supporter of school prayer and has introduced legislation that would allow schools to display banners such as one stating "God Bless America".[7]
DeMint opposes abortion, including in cases of rape and incest. He approves of abortion only when the mother's life is in danger.[7][8]
DeMint favors requiring all illegal immigrants in the United States to return to their home countries and apply for legal residency.[citation needed] He is in favor of establishing English as the country's official language.[7]

Jim DeMint speaking at rally for United States Senate candidate Rand Paul in October 2010
DeMint visited Honduras in 2009 and met with de facto president Roberto Micheletti, a meeting that was opposed by US President Barack Obama's administration. The United States officially viewed ousted president Manuel Zelaya as the legitimately elected president.[9]
Following an attempted terrorist attack on December 25, 2009, DeMint criticized President Barack Obama for lacking focus on terrorism since taking office and for failing to appoint a head of the Transportation Security Administration.[10]
DeMint is a member of the C Street Family, a Christian prayer group which includes mainly Republican members of Congress, but some Democrats, too.[11]

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