Former Sen. Jim DeMint

Republican  •  South Carolina 2 Terms  •  Sworn In 2005
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jamiesanderson29440 10/01/2011 4:33pm
in reply to forres Jan 04, 2010 4:49am
MystyRayne 07/14/2010 11:23am
in reply to forres Jan 04, 2010 4:49am

Right you are proud! I hate this man, and agree that he is definatly a piece of garbage, (although i think that’s to kind 4 him), and am one of the suffers of his vote again the UI Extension, I collect my UI from this state, because that’s where I was working when I lost my job in Oct. 03,08 through no fault of my own, & haven’t been able to find anything since, going on over a year and a half now! I hope like you that he, or someone close to him loses their job, or worse, loses their job, home, family etc, then he’ll realy know what it’s like! I love your “keep up the good work you corporate prostitute” love it, the best cut I’ve herd yet! ;) :)

sharibear 07/07/2010 6:21pm
in reply to C570482 Jul 04, 2010 3:47pm
This extention on unemployment has to be passed. I’am an American and have been unemployed since dec 2009.I look for work almost everyday with no luck at all!This is the first time in my 42 yrs of life that I havent had a job.An American born and raised in here, who needs your help! I have finished my 28 weeks of unemployment, and have no teir 1 or extention to help me with my bills.THIS BILL ON JULY 12TH NEEDS TO BE PASSED IMMEDIATELY!Or I go on the street to live. Vote yes! I thank you for your attention on this matter.
C570482 07/04/2010 3:47pm

Dear Senator DeMint:

I am writing to implore you to vote for HR 5618, S 3551 or one of the other bills to restore emergency unemployment compensation.

It has been noted that in the past you have against for recent Bills to extend emergency unemployment benefits

As you know, The Congressional Budget Office estimates that every federal dollar invested in unemployment insurance assistance provides a return of $1.90 in economic activity.

Please know citizens are watching the actions of Congress.

pelmof 06/29/2010 6:35am
in reply to purplelilac3084 Jun 29, 2010 5:07am

purplelilac3084: Please stop using my text that I’m sending to all senators as your own. You did not write this, I did. I’m sending it to all of them, and you’re just targeting the Republicans, and doing so by using my text. That’s not right—in fact, it’s copyright infringement.

purplelilac3084 06/29/2010 5:07am

S.3520 needs to be passed immediately. There are 15 million Americans who are “unemployed through no fault of their own,” and who are also frantically attempting to find new jobs that do not exist. The majority of these 15 million have a family dependent upon their income, so that increases the number to possibly 30 or even 45 million Americans who are in imminent danger of losing everything. When this happens, the financial and moral ramifications for this country will be dire indeed. I’ll say it again— S.3520 needs to be passed immediately! Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.

Revolution 06/28/2010 7:22pm

You are a disgrace to your country and should be embarrassed to have the UNITED STATES in front of your title.4th of July is upon us-it reminds us of history and how the people can come together to make a difference.I hope you and your family meet the same outcome as the 15,000,000+ unemployed.You turned your back on the Citizens by playing games and stupid antics.Assistance needs to be offered to ease the minds of the families and allow continued dignity no matter the cost. You spend OUR money like water and the American people MUST and SHOULD be priority one!
“As good government is an empire of laws, how shall your laws be made? In a large society,inhabiting an extensive country,it is impossible that the whole should assemble to make laws. The first necessary step, then,is to depute power from the many to a few of the most wise and good.”
John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776
Obviously we dont have the few wise and good in the senate-but we have the power to change that.

PolicyOgre 06/21/2010 4:49pm

Why is this guy’s approval rating so high?? He hasn’t made any laws, and as far as I can tell his main objective is just to vote no when the the democrats propose a bill and yes when then republicans do. Seriously, a monkey could do his job, and that monkey might not try to take away portions of the bill of rights either….

AnnaSchaefer 06/21/2010 12:01am

You and the rest of the Republicans are so transparent! President Obama, as well as us Americans, know what you are doing. Stalling and not voting on what the people want and need in this country. Do the job you were elected to do, and start voting! Your tactics in stalling is only going to back fire on you all. Show our President some respect. How you treat him, is a reflection on how you treat us Americans. We may have been fooled in the past, but not anymore! We The People have spoken by electing President Obama into office. We need change and we need it now! And quit blaming President Obama for the disaster in the Gulf. Enough is enough!

pray2010 06/18/2010 11:52am

if a company has the choice between hiring some of these people who’ll work for lesser than the average American an hour because there’s 8 of them who live in one household vs. someone who has been there over the years working for the same company and has come up in the ranks with decent pay over the years of being stable in the company,if this company decides to cut this group of people to hire the one’s who can afford to work for lesser than an American would work for than they will do it,to save money for the company,where does that leave the person who’s been cut from a job he’s been at for 10 year?
on unemployment.I may not sound proffesional nor do I care to use big words to get my point across,hell I might even have a couple of missing punications but no matter what i’m human with a family that can’t afford for the congressmen to keep prolonging the situation of this bill.

pray2010 06/18/2010 11:31am
in reply to elleedr Jun 18, 2010 10:08am

elleedr they won’t listen to us

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SCMomof2 03/23/2010 5:17am

It is an interesting thing to know that Mr. DeMint least often votes with Ms. Collins, same as Mr. Graham. However, he most often votes with the same senators as does Mr. Graham. Basically, what I’m trying to point out is this;

NONE of these folks are reading the bills that are being shoved through the house and senate. NONE of these folks are taking the quality time needed to do their job effectively. They’re hoping the staffers will abreast them in what the goings on are in the votes and who’s voting for what. They’ll see their friends voting one way and without thought, VOTE the same.

OMGosh! That’s just exactly what most of the US American’s are doing each time an election comes up!! Wow!

TBSchemer 02/26/2010 5:27pm
in reply to ditchmitchthebitch Feb 26, 2010 5:14pm

You mean like Nancy Pelosi?
Attorneys & law firms $129,300
Lobbyists & Public Relations $100,200

ditchmitchthebitch 02/26/2010 5:14pm

The money trail is surely way low, but see whats at the top of the list.
Attorneys & law firms $90,180
Lobbyists & Public Relations $64,890

Another corporate whore plain and simple.

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Slugger 01/21/2010 8:49am

Thank you Senator for Blocking Southers. And I hope you continue the fight on Obamacare.We have Far to many People in this Country , Living OFF the TAX PAYERS NOW.!! The President, Vice President and all civil officers of the United States, shall be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors. AND HOW MANY OF THEM JUST BRIBED EACH OTHER FOR OBAMACARE.

Superpower 01/04/2010 5:38am
in reply to DOUGLASFIELD Oct 16, 2009 2:41pm


Superpower 01/04/2010 5:36am

Thank you Senator for standing firm on the cicumvention of debate by Democrats on the confirmation of Erroll Southers. Keep up the good word as the unions are becoming the new ACORN.

forres 01/04/2010 4:52am
in reply to Illuminati_Hater Dec 20, 2009 1:01pm

I agree with Ron Paul’s Audit the Fed act. What about the Enumerated Powers Act? Either version is less than 450 words, direct, concise and nonpartisan.

forres 01/04/2010 4:49am
in reply to DOUGLASFIELD Oct 16, 2009 2:41pm

Where does the Constitution define healthcare as a right?

Illuminati_Hater 12/20/2009 1:01pm

The only thing that I respect DeMint for is the initiative he showed to become the first person in the Senate to show support for S.604-the Senate version of Dr. Paul’s “Audit the Fed” act. Other than that, I don’t support DeMint.

Illuminati_Hater 12/20/2009 12:57pm
in reply to Cwharrell Apr 23, 2009 9:38pm

Are you freaking kidding me? Are there really people in this country that are still this ignorant? Here’s some freedom 101 for you, buddy boy: our enemies do “not” hate us because of our freedoms. They hate us because war mongering nut cases like you like to violate the sovereignty of other nations, and force our way of life down their throats. To make things worse, we rig elections so the individual(s) that our government wants in office wins, and then bomb the people if they don’t show acceptance to it. That, my good sir, is why we have so many enemies. It’s not because we’re free, you moron. It’s because we waste billions in tax payer dollars and lives to tell everyone else what to do.

Tell ya what: go down to your local bookstore, and pick up a copy of “Foreign Policy of Freedom” by Ron Paul. After you’re done getting an edumacation, come back to this site, and try to post something intelligent.
klkalman 12/06/2009 5:16am
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He’s not working with the majority party so much when it comes who cosponsors his bills. There is like 10 or more bills he writes and the only people who cosponsor are other Republicans, except for Sen. Byrd on the Pledge of Allegiance and “In God We Trust” which like most of his bills seems to be an attack on those he disagrees with, and this one costs taxpayer money.

captkirk777 11/22/2009 4:33am

Congress should look at improving Medicare, Medicaid and regulation of healthcare companies. Inside of wasting tax payers money that we don’t have to spend.The stmilus money only helped the big companies that were going into bankruptcy. They should have gone into chapter 11 and the economy would have been stronger. You cannot have a recovery without jobs. The banks are in trouble because of the Democrate Congress bank regulators. We need more Congress members like Jim DeMint to help control the wild spending .

prouddem570 11/02/2009 1:01pm

Dear sir, you are truly a piece of garbage to vote against the extension of uenmployment benefits. I hope one day you or a close member of your family loses their job so that you know what its like to see someone close to you struggle. Keep up the good work you corporate prostitute…And all you folks who vote for this guy your iq’s must be deficient. He could care less about whether or not you have a pot to piss in.

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5willy5 08/26/2009 2:13am
in reply to lilddad Jun 19, 2009 6:35am

I’m sorry you feel that way but in my opinion Senator DeMint does a great job voting for the average SC resident. We are clearly a diverse state but DeMint votes with the majority fo SC citizens, does not bow to partisan pressure and truly votes in the best interest of our state, our nation and our constitutional freedoms. I’d suggest you read his book “Saving Freedom” to get a better picture of why he votes the way he does. I’m delighted to have him as my senator and wish there were a lot more senators like him.

lilddad 06/19/2009 6:35am

Quote of another post regarding Senator DeMint:

“I wish we had Senator DeMint in North Carolina. He is a very principled conservative leader who should have been one of our choices for President!”

Response by a South Carolina resident and voter:

PLEASE. I’d love to give him to NC. He does not vote for the average SC resident. His views are extreme and his voting record bears that fact out. I cringe every time there is a quote attributed to “our” illustrious senator. Senator DeMint’s has a narrow set of interests, extreme views, and votes against the economic interests of most South Carolina residents every time he casts a vote in the Senate. The views Senator DeMint expresses is preventing South Carolina from advancing economically. I will applaud the day he sees the light and retires.

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