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Jim DeMint Leaving the Senate to Become Heritage Foundation President

croode Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:11 PM
When JFK ran against Nixon in 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr supported the Republican candidate. Far from being for the working man, the Republican Party has become known as the party of the rich. Unfortunately, the Reagan Revolution transformed the party into a party of tax cuts and Jim Crow. Prior to this, Republicans prided themselves on maintaining balanced budgets and supported civil rights. After Reagan, everything changed. The Bush tax cut and Republican penchant for their spending has only bankrupted the country and the intellect of the Republican Party. Now the Norquist Luddites own the party, and the rich nuts are the only Party members who count to them. This is not sustainable to any party.

South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint, known as one of the most conservative senators on the Hill, will leave office in January to take a position as the President of the Heritage Foundation next fall. Current Heritage President Ed Feulner, who helped build the conservative think tank, will step down in April and serve as Chancellor of the Foundation and Chairman at the Heritage Asian Studies Center.

Feulner has been associated with Heritage from its inception.  Indeed, it was he and conservative activist Paul Weyrich, who first came up with the idea of creating an independent institute able to...