"Well, purity - there's no purity in politics."
"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future."Jim DeMint on John F. Kennedy
"Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress but I repeat myself."Jim DeMint on Mark Twain
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors."Jim DeMint on Plato
"If you put the federal government in charge of the Sahara Desert, in 5 years there'd be a shortage of sand."Jim DeMint on Milton Friedman
"It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything."Jim DeMint on Joseph Stalin
"If we want to secure the best jobs in the future, we must make America the best place in the world to do business."
"We need comprehensive reform that will make America the best place in the world to invest and do business."
"The hope and change the Democrats had in mind was nothing more than a retread of the failed and discredited socialist policies that have been the enemy of freedom for centuries all over the world. I fear America is teetering towards tyranny."
"I just want people to know that if they want to change the direction of the country, they can do it, but only if they're active, informed, and engaged."
"I want to find the candidates who understand the principles of American exceptionalism and have the character, the courage, and the confidence to actually lead the greatest nation in the world."