My South Carolina senator, Jim DeMint, who himself is just to the right of Attila the Hun, will tell a CNN “State of the Union" audience Sunday that the GOP will die if, well, if it doesn’t think like him.
The GOP is experiencing a rift between members who are wacko and those who know they are wacko.
In an interview with Candy Crowley set to air tomorrow, DeMint, who has ticked off the Republican Party "establishment" for backing Tea Party candidates, laments:
"If we get the majority again, even if it's just in the House, and we don't do what we say, I think the Republican Party is dead,
"The urgency for me here is the Democrat Party - and I know this sounds partisan but - are completely dysfunctional. They're the left of Europe,"
(It’s “Democratic Party,” you twit!).
Apparently afflicted by short-term memory loss, DeMint continues his toxin tocsin:
"The Republicans are the only one (sic) who can carry the banner of what I think millions of Americans are saying - not just Republicans, Independents and Democrats - stop the spending, stop the borrowing, stop the debt, stop the takeovers. This is kind of uniting America."
The senator does know his votes since entering the U.S. Senate are a matter of public record, right?
DeMint had two campaign platforms when he ran against S.C. Superintendent of Education Inez Tenenbaum (D) for the late Ernest “Fritz” Hollings' seat: he was anti-gay, and he wanted to do away with the IRS and impose a 23 percent national sales tax on all goods and services.
On November 2, I can touch the screen for either DeMint or for Democratic dark horse Alvin Greene, who won the primary despite facing obscenity felony charges for allegedly showing online porn photos to a teenager in a University of South Carolina computer lab.
Greene was indicted on two charges on August 13. Of course, none of this matters come November: Jim DeMint is a shoo-in in this red state.
Woe is me! Woe is S.C. And, woe is the GOP!