“It is my understanding Jim DeMint has had a standing hold on everything throughout this two year process,” Senator Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) told the Huffington Post on Tuesday. “When I have had amendments on a couple of occasions, I have been told: ‘Absolutely, we in the Republican leadership are fine but you are going to have to clear it with Jim DeMint because he has a standing hold on everything.’
DeMint Has Had ‘A Standing Hold’ On All Legislation For Past Two Years
Sam Stein, HuffingtonPost — 09-28-10
“… but you are going to have to clear it with Jim …”
This is Democracy?
Sounds instead like the GOP’s own version of American Idol — where Gopher DeMint is the lone ‘Simon Cowell’ on the Jury.