Sen. Jim DeMint Discusses Tea Party influence on the GOP with Sean Hannity
by TexasGOPVote on October 21, 2010 at 4:31 PM
South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint has played a crucial role in transforming the Tea Party from a protest movement into a political force. "He is revolutionizing the republican Party." Senator DeMint is working hard in his support of Tea Party candidates like Christine O'Donnell, Rand Paul, and Sharron Angle and has said that he does not want to be in Washington six more years with the same people he is there with now.
Senator DeMint appeared on Hannity Wednesday night to discuss the Tea Party influence. Sean Hannity asked DeMint what specifically he wants to change about the Republican Party. Demint replied:
"We've got to be the Party of limited government. We've got to support a Constitutional limited government. We can't have Republicans who come to Washington and think it's there job to take the bacon. That has nothing to do with our oath of office. So we need Republicans now who are going to fight for a balnced budget, who are going to repeal Obamacare, who are going to stop this self-serving parochial earmark culture that we have in Washington, and get our budget under control."
Senator DeMint said that what he and Sarah Palin are trying to do is give Americans good choices in the primary so that on election day, they can go out and not just vote against someone, they can vote for someone. Sean Hannity and Senator DeMint also discuss repealing Obamacare, the "Sore Loser Republican Syndrome," and a potential run for President.
On considering a run for president, DeMint said:
"No, Sean, I tell you, anyone who really wants to be president right now doesn't know how much trouble our county is in. The next president is going to have to take on some challenges that no president ever has before as far as pulling us pulling us away from a financial cliff. The president is going to have to tell Americans the truth that the federal government has got to do less rather than more. We're going to have to deconstruct a lot of the wasteful agencies, and [the president] will have to fight every special interest group in the country. That's going to be a painful job, and I'm hoping I can find someone who's a lot better than I am to do it."