20 October 2010

Tea Time for DeMint Will Not Be with the Effete Elites

While being interviewd on FNC’s Hannity, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) made it clear that he was not willing to play a part of a go along to get along between the beltways Grand Old Party.  DeMint’s view is that the Republican Party should be about limited government with less taxes and less spending.  DeMint acknowledged that the GOP lost their majority when it became more about bringing home the bacon than about ideals.

During this television interview, DeMint revealingly stated:

I don't want to be in Washington another six years and watch the Republican party betray the trust of the American people again. I mean, we had the White House. We had a majority in the House and the Senate. We voted for more spending and more earmarks. Most of our senior members seem to be focused on taking home the bacon. I'm going to be in a Republican party like that and that's not what the Republican Party is across America.

DeMint clearly aligns himself with what Angelo Codevilla labels the “Country Class”.  If the GOP party establishment continues to act more like a Georgetown Cocktail Party, then DeMint and the Tea Party will look beyond reshaping the Republican Party and have a organization of their own.

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