Posted on | December 15, 2012 | 8 Comments
Breitbart talked to Jim DeMint on the cusp of ejecting from the Senate.
The Republican Party used to be very good at targeting voters. We asked the Senator what he thinks happened to the party’s ability to do this well:
Well, I think we tend to put political people into positions where we should have CEOs who know how to run things. When you’re running a big organization its not the time for red meat for the grass roots. Its the time to make good people around you with good data. And, there are some groups out there beginning to do that…the expertise is out there.
In general, and the Sandy Hook reporting fits my amorphous theory: appeals these days are purely emotional, as though our leadership has either
- lost faith in the ability of the people to reason, or
- is deliberately undermining the ability of people to reason, as this may make them more docile.
So, what I crave from Mr. DeMint at Heritage is a renewed emphasis on reform. Put the facts out there, make the case for a responsible government, in contrast with the current clown car on parade.
We The People are deeply aware that we have, as a whole, shanked it badly for decades. Let’s have a dispassionate, non-hormonal come-to-Beavis meeting, and set ourselves on a course to fix it, knowing that we’re talking about a decades-long project.
via Jewish Odysseus