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Jim DeMint

Marriage

Watch: Rachel Maddow Battles Top Right Wing Conservatives On DOMA Ruling — And Wins.

by David Badash ● 10:12 AM July 1, 2013
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On “Meet The Press,” in a debate over the Supreme Court’s historic rulings on marriage equality, Rachel Maddow battled two top Republican religious conservatives — and won.

News

Obama To Attend Religious Event Sponsored By Group Tied To Uganda ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill

by David Badash ● 6:45 PM February 6, 2013
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President Obama Thursday will attend the 61st annual National Prayer Breakfast, sponsored by the Fellowship Foundation, which has ties to Uganda’s Kill The Gays bill.

News

The Chick-Fil-A Teavangelical: Tim Scott, Just-Appointed Senator From SC

by David Badash ● 11:40 AM December 17, 2012
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Tim Scott, the Republican Congressman from South Carolina who today will be appointed to the U.S. Senate by Governor Nikki Haley to replace Jim DeMint, is the “Chick-Fil-A Teavangelical.”

News

New Senator Replacing DeMint Wanted To Impeach Obama

by David Badash ● 10:58 AM December 17, 2012
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Tea Party Congressman Tim Scott has been chosen by South Carolina Republican Governor Nikki Haley to replace Senator Jim DeMint, who resigned earlier this month.

News

‘Liar!’ Paul Ryan Booed Repeatedly By Seniors At AARP Convention

by David Badash ● 1:31 PM September 21, 2012
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GOP VP hopeful Paul Ryan twas booed repeatedly by seniors at an AARP convention for stating he wants to repeal Obamacare to create a “stronger Medicare.”

Bigotry Watch

Veteran’s Day: Jim DeMint Is The One Percent Who Voted Against Veterans

by David Badash ● 9:00 AM November 11, 2011
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Republican Senator Jim DeMint is the one percent in the United State Senate who voted against a jobs bill for veterans. The day before Veteran’s Day.

News

Bachmann: I Would Let Congress Be Superior To The President If Elected

by David Badash ● 10:36 AM September 6, 2011
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Michele Bachmann says that she would let Congress be superior to the presidency in an interview at Senator Jim DeMint’s Palmetto Freedom Forum on Labor Day.

Bigotry Watch

On Our Radar: Senator Jim DeMint’s Anti-Gay Palmetto Freedom Forum

by Jean Ann Esselink ● 6:17 PM August 28, 2011
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Bachmann, Perry, Cain and Paul will join Jim DeMint and anti-gay NOM co-founder Robert George at the social values 2012 GOP candidate debate, Palmetto Freedom Forum.

Analysis

Jim DeMint’s Small Government Debt-Lowering Republican Lie

by David Badash ● 7:26 PM May 25, 2011
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DeMint’s lie: “Democrat budget votes make it official: they are the party of big government, big spending, big debt & bankrupting the economy.”

Politics

Watch: Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi: “Absolutely” Palin Is Running

by David Badash ● 8:30 AM January 8, 2011

The whole interview is good. The Palin part starts at about 1:17 in. Via Big Think: “A seasoned campaign reporter, Taibbi also talks about Sarah Palin, who he says will “absolutely run for president in 2012,”—as well as about the hypocrisy of Tea Party members who rail against welfare for immigrants, minorities, and “the lazy,” [...]

Bigotry Watch

Why Is Jim DeMint On A Senate Human Rights Committee?

by David Badash ● 8:00 AM November 19, 2010
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Editor’s note: The following open letter is by The New Civil Rights reader Scott Rose. Senator DeMint indeed is a member of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy and Global Women’s Issues. We wonder how that is possible, given his appalling treatment of gays, lesbians, bisexual [...]

Bigotry Watch

South Carolina: Home Of Hate Crimes, Homophobia, Racism, And Hypocrisy

by David Badash ● 11:05 AM June 7, 2010

From its long history of slavery, suppression of women’s suffrage, and black and poor voter-disenfranchisement, to the George Rekers rentboy scandal, to last week’s racist epithets thrown by a state senator, to the racial slaying and dragging of a black man by his white co-worker, South Carolina has become the epicenter of everything that’s wrong [...]