Thursday, December 6, 2012

DeMint Heads for the Hills (of Heritage)

I got an email from the Heritage Foundation earlier today announcing that Jim DeMint (R-SC) would be retiring from the Senate and taking over as head of Heritage.  I found it quite interesting.  South Carolina has a Republican governor (Nikki Haley) so DeMint causes no loss of a seat for the Republicans. 

My initial thought was that it was kind of an oddly timed move, if nothing else, but I thought DeMint might just be fed up with the establishment in the GOP. 

Denninger speculates that there is much more to it:  If you've followed Mr. DeMint over the years you know that he "gets it", and that when not on the floor he is rather blunt with his constituents and anyone else who cares to pay attention.

The comments on the post vary considerably as would be expected.  Everybody is a prophet. DeMint's own comments seem to reinforce the idea that he wants to be somewhere he can do more good, the Senate being a dead end at this point.  Predictions are usually wrong, especially with regard to timing.  The EU and the US, Japan and China, everything will continue as it has.  Until that is no longer possible.  We know it will happen, we just don't know when.  Denninger is taking DeMint's resignation as a sign that the big blow (if there is one) is imminent. 

Those damn Mayans.

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