Pick Clements for U.S. Senate, by Ryan Rhoades

Tom Clements for U.S. Senate (SC), 2010

[This is my letter to the editor that was published today, Saturday September 4th in The Greenville News.]

There has been extensive coverage of Democrat Alvin Greene, whose constant gaffes and suspicious past make him easy pickings for media ratings.

In fact, Greene has garnered more media attention than most other Congressional candidates so far in 2010.

So what about incumbent Sen. Jim DeMint?

Many are familiar with DeMint and most voted for him in the last election.  However, his reactionary agenda is becoming more apparent when looking at his recent contributions to certain Tea Party candidates.  His political action committee, the Senate Conservatives Fund, has contributed over $2 million to neoconservative candidates.

Some examples include nearly $300,000 to Senate candidate Sharron Angle, the tea party darling of Nevada who has made comments about abolishing Social Security and using “Second Amendment remedies” to address her political opponents.  DeMint has also donated over $340,000 to Ken Buck, the Colorado Senate candidate who thinks the Department of Education is unconstitutional.

If that’s not bad enough, he contributed over $50,000 to Rand Paul, who has publicly stated that he disagrees with parts of the landmark 1964 Civil Rights Act.

Most South Carolinians are unaware of the fact that DeMint is supporting the most reactionary conservative elements of the Republican Party.

Green Party’s Tom Clements, whose stances on issues are more forward thinking and beneficial to middle class America than DeMint’s, is a valid alternative.

I implore you to look into this more closely and consider thinking outside the “two-party box” for this election.  Both major parties have let us down the past 10 years.  It would be a shame to continue down this backward road, and reelecting DeMint will do just that.

Ryan Rhoades, Mauldin

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2 Responses to Pick Clements for U.S. Senate, by Ryan Rhoades

  1. Pingback: Pick Clements for U.S. Senate (via Progressive Pundit) « OntheWilderSide

  2. Terence says:

    I agree, Demint is not only bad for South Carolina but bad for America period. Clements Wins 2010 is what I want to hear.

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