Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) gave the opening speech at CPAC 2012. He was spot-on when he said we have to stop compromising with Democrats.
Every time we compromise with the Democrats we spend more, we borrow more, and we grow the government.
He’s right, look where compromise has gotten us – more than $15 trillion in debt, annual deficits of over $1 trillion year in and year out and a massive, intrusive government. It’s about time someone lays to rest the idea that conservatives should continue compromising with the left.
Despite the many problems facing the nation, DeMint expressed optimism, saying that “America was always a bottom-up country,” and that “It took more than one election to get us in this hole, it will take more than one election to get us out.”
Later Senator DeMint met with bloggers and reiterated his warning about compromising with Democrats. “The Democratic Party is tied in to those who want to expand government. They think balancing the budget is extreme.” His criticism wasn’t limited just to the Democrats, saying “Our first battle is with our own party.”
He also talked about his book Now or Never: Saving America from Economic Collapse and warned that if we don’t do something soon “We will be worse off than Greece.
Senator DeMint was also kind enough to pose for photos.
Earlier DeMint said that a brokered GOP convention was possible this year. One of the bloggers asked if that meant he would be willing to step up and make a run for President. He didn’t say yes, but he didn’t entirely rule it out, either. Wouldn’t that be something?
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