• Jim DeMint Opens CPAC with Moving Pro-Intransigence Speech

    Jim DeMint

    Politics — as everyone knows — is not about finding common ground and working together to build a better world for everyone. No, that's socialism.  Politics is about crushing your enemies, seeing them driven before you and to hearing the lamentation of their constituents. Too often do modern politicians forget that.

    That's probably why Sen. Jim DeMint (R-Cimmeria) chose to open this year's CPAC with a stirring heartfelt reminder to sweep the leg, Johnny

    The first major speaker at this year's Conservative Political Action Conference, an annual gathering of right-wing advocates, grassroots activists, and politicians (including 2012 contenders), was Republican Sen. Jim DeMint, who had a fundamental message for the base: compromise sucks…

    Referring to last Sunday's game, he said, "I can guarantee you that coach Tom Coughlin did not tell his Giants to go out on the field and work with those other guys… They weren't cooperating with Tom Brady."

    DeMint explained that the New York Giants and the New England Patriots had "different goals." Consequently, compromise would not work. Continuing with this trenchant observation, DeMint noted that "compromise works well in this world when you have shared goals." You can compromise with a wife or with a business colleague. But not with Democrats: "We don't have shared goals with the Democrats."

    Happy CPAC, everyone! I'm sure it only gets better from here.

    Photo by Chris Maddaloni/CQ-Roll Call Group/Getty Images

    Tags: Conservatives, CPAC, Football, Jim DeMint, Senate, South Carolina, Sports


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