Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. (Wikipedia)

Quote of the day: "Thugs"

Jim DeMint sees some similarities between the Middle East and Chicago protests


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Jillian Rayfield
September 15, 2012 2:21AM (UTC)

South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint joked around at the Values Voter Summit about how easily he gets confused by protesters:

“You know, we had a lot of bad news this week,” DeMint said. “On my way over, I was reading another story about a distant place where thugs had put 400,000 children out in the streets. And then I realized that was a story of the Chicago teachers strike. But we’ve got to think of good things.”

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Jillian Rayfield is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on politics. Follow her on Twitter at @jillrayfield or email her at jrayfield@salon.com.

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