Quote of the day: "Thugs"

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

By Jillian Rayfield

Published September 14, 2012 10:21PM (EDT)

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

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.”

Via ThinkProgress.


Jillian Rayfield

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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