Right Turn: Jim DeMint


Posted at 01:40 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Who, me? In the tea party?

Why is the tea party losing Jim DeMInt?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  01:40 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Jim DeMint, Tea Party

Posted at 10:19 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Heritage performs triage

Heritage Foundation hires a real conservative intellectual, but will he get free rein?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:19 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Heritage Action, Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 10/29/2013

Heritage Action demeans pro-immigration Republicans and pastors

Heritage Action is at it again, showing its true colors.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:47 PM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Heritage Action, Heritage Foundation, Immigration reform, Jim DeMint

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/29/2013

Enough already, say respected conservatives

Incentives must change for the GOP.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, conservative movement, Government shutdown, Jim DeMint, Sen. Ted Cruz

Posted at 08:46 AM ET, 10/21/2013

Jim DeMint’s destruction of the Heritage Foundation

In addition to the damage done to the GOP by his penchant for right-wing antics, of which the shutdown fiasco was only the latest, Jim DeMint has ushered in a new era in the once-proud conservative think tank’s history.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  08:46 AM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Heritage Foundation, Jim DeMint

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013

Which Republicans?

When you say “Republicans,” it isn’t clear to whom you are referring these days.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:47 AM ET, 10/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, GOP, Jim DeMint

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Irrationality pays for the shutdown squad

The scheme is working wonders, but not for the GOP, conservatives or the country.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Government shutdown, Heritage Action, Jim DeMint

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Why didn't Heritage try to primary Sen. Jim DeMint?

Heritage and its president didn't always have a shutdown litmus test.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  12:01 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  budget, Government shutdown, Heritage, Jim DeMint

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 08/21/2013

DeMint vs. the GOP

Jim DeMint is using his perch at the tax-exempt Heritage Foundation to launch a war against elected Republicans.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  10:02 AM ET, 08/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Heritage, Jim DeMint

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 07/01/2013

Gay marriage: A lesson in tolerance, not approval

Is this the best the anti-gay-marriage proponents have?

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:55 AM ET, 07/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Gay marriage, Jim DeMint, Same sex marriage

Posted at 02:03 PM ET, 12/14/2012

DeMint will need to watch what he says

The senator must learn the difference between being a partisan gadfly and the president of a tax-exempt organization.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  02:03 PM ET, 12/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Heritage, IRS code, Jim DeMint

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 12/07/2012

DeMint and Heritage: The odd couple of necessity

Heritage is transitioning from a shopworn think tank into a political machine.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  09:07 AM ET, 12/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Heritage, Jim DeMint, think tanks

Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 12/06/2012

Good riddance, Mr. DeMint

A senator responsible for much of the body's dysfunction is leaving, and that's cause for cheer on both sides.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:52 AM ET, 12/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative movement, Heritage, Jim DeMint

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 12/04/2012

Does the ‘no' crowd matter?

Sen. Jim DeMint and rightwing bloggers blast the House GOP offer but it may not matter at all.

By Jennifer Rubin  |  11:45 AM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  conservative media, House Republicans, Sen. Jim DeMint