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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Why You Don't See Senator DeMint on Lamestream Media

Here in South Carolina we have two Senators. Both are Republicans. Senator Lindsey Graham is a media darling, who often obliges by finding points of disagreement with President Bush. It's no surprise he gets so much television face time.

Our other Senator, Jim DeMint, doesn't get much tv time. And that's a shame. His statement today on the Senate Floor probably explains why:
DeMint: Democrats should “stop performing for an audience and help us fight this War on Terror.”

September 6th, 2006 - Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) made the following statement on the floor of the U.S. Senate in response to a Democrat amendment calling for the resignation of U.S. Department of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

“I'm afraid if my Democrat colleagues spent half the time helping us fight this War on Terror as they do attacking the administration, we’d be a lot closer to winning this war.

“They are united in the idea of retreat and defeatism. They attack this president with no ideas of their own. They are trying to take the tools to fight terrorism away from this president: the Patriot Act, the interception of communications, tracing finances.

“On every turn, the Democrats are obstructing the things that have changed with this president that allowed terrorism to grow unchallenged for the eight years under the Clinton administration. Now, my colleagues on the other side of the aisle have stooped to attacking members of the President’s cabinet.

“We need to get back to the business of approving the resources that our soldiers need. And I would appeal to my Democrat colleagues to stop performing for an audience and help us fight this War on Terror.”

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