Is Jim DeMint Barack Obama’s Ace in the Hole?



Jim DeMint, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party. These right wing extremists are busy endorsing congressional candidates from coast to coast, but what kind of candidates? Some observers think those candidates are so far out in right field that they are unelectable. Read what Stuart Rothenberg says about Jim DeMint in Roll Call:

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint, who once proclaimed that he’d rather have “30 Republicans in the Senate who believe in principles of freedom than 60 who don’t believe in anything,” continues to endorse Senate candidates and give leaders in his own party migraine headaches.

But one politician must be smiling from ear to ear when he follows DeMint’s antics: President Barack Obama.

That’s because, more than Florida’s Marco Rubio, Kentucky’s Rand Paul or Colorado’s Ken Buck — all endorsed by DeMint in GOP Senate primaries against the wishes of party strategists and insiders — the president stands to benefit the most, long term, from DeMint’s rhetoric and actions leading up to the 2010 midterm elections....

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