Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., won his seat in 2004, then went to work earning a reputation as a weeping boil on the backside of that august body and the nation. But just in time for this Veterans Day, he’s truly outdone himself.
Before getting into the disgusting details, we will point two pertinent facts about this oh so conservative senator: 1, he never served a day in uniform in his complete waste of a life; and 2, as a U.S. representative in 2002, he voted for the resolution authorizing President George W. Bush to use military force in Iraq, clearing the way for Bush’s war of aggression and all the military casualties it cost.
Now, for DeMint’s unique take on honoring our soldiers, sailors and airmen.
When it comes to favoring some Americans over others, we’re reminded that civilians aren’t obliged to go to distant and dangerous places for long periods, leaving their loved ones behind. Civilians aren’t on call 24/7-365, can’t be worked up to 23 hours straight, can’t be worked seven days a week indefinitely, can’t be jailed for telling an employer “I quit” and failing to show up for work, and they aren’t forbidden to be active in politics. Just to name a few significant differences.
Oh, and did we mention DeMint never served a day in uniform in his complete waste of a life?
South Carolina voters have a gift for putting lowlifes in high places. DeMint is exhibit-A. (“A,” for that famous hole.)