Republican Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina reminds me of a weasel. He is full of bravado because a member of the majority party. DeMint follows the Republican leadership without question. He says Democrats stand for nothing and have not proposed anything. The Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate. Many times, Democrats have been locked out of committee meetings. When Democrats ask to have a bill brought to the floor, the Republican leadership will not put it on the agenda. Republicans only work on bills that favor their lobbyist friends, not their constituents.
Democrats stand for people. Do you think if Democrats were in power that we would have invaded Iraq? NO! Our young men and women would be alive, not injured and fighting for their veterans medical benefits. If a Democrat had been in the White House, we would not have had the catastrophe on the gulf coast following the hurricanes. Why? A Democratic President would have reacted immediately to the crisis and had a competent FEMA director in place (not someone like HECKUVA JOB, BROWNIE ) organizing help/rescue/recovery. If the Democrats were the majority party, we would not have our elderly confused and befuddled by the Medicare Drug Plan which rewards the large pharmaceutical companies. We also would not have teachers dealing with the unfunded No Child Left Behind federal mandate.
DeMint, you are ridiculous----but that is only my humble opinion.