Jim DeMint and the Heritage Foundation Cave to the PC Thought Police, Jason Richwine is Out

Remember the speculation that Jim DeMint might make Heritage more conservative? Well I guess not. DeMint has proven himself to be just another spineless member of Conservative Inc. who takes his marching orders from the PC though police. First Heritage scurried to distance itself from Jason Richwine at the first sign that the PC rightthink enforcement crew was unhappy. Now Richwine has “resigned.

Sorry we are late covering this story. I’ll make a separate post tomorrow compiling important links.

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13 thoughts on “Jim DeMint and the Heritage Foundation Cave to the PC Thought Police, Jason Richwine is Out

  1. Chris Hewlett

    It is hard to believe they ran that quickly. Pitiful, but it is just another skirmish in a long war. I was considering sending a little money to Heritage but no more.

  2. thaddeus

    Michelle Malkin, whom I somewhat respect, (at least, more than anyone else left at NR, except perhaps Steyn,) seemed surprised and disappointed that “conservatives” Jennifer Rubin and Ana Navarro (sp?) were part of the lynch mob that got these people expelled.

    What did she expect?

    Think about the names:

    Jennifer Rubin.
    Ana Navarro.

    Geez, you think maybe their ethnicity had something to do with their betrayal of even the most basic conservative principles?

    Ironically, in welcoming in people like these fifth columnists, the GOP is simply tearing itself apart more quickly.

  3. Weaver

    Jason Richwine should go work for NumbersUSA. People should just give to it rather than to Heritage.

    Unrelatedly, there is another front in The War on the West: The Vocabula is a website of English prescriptivists warring against English descriptivists.

    It’s a front that Richard Weaver wrote on: if words have fuzzy meaning, and if we lack words with each variation of meaning; then we cannot communicate nor think clearly.

    I ordered some books on grammar, and among them I received a prescriptive activist’s work.

  4. C Bowen/Hawthorne

    It’s not the cowardice, it is the humiliation of being associated with such a craven thing by occasionally sharing a term conservative–it was a Harvard PHD thesis, signed off on by Harvard people-what a joke.

  5. thaddeus

    By the way, on the topic of conservative cowardice, what IS it with the politically-correct moderation policies at The American Conservative? I mean, seriously, TAC rejects comments on articles that would probably get accepted even at left-wing sites — and certainly at National Review, of all places.

    They published this article,


    discussing “the failure of the U.S. to consider the effect of its foreign policy on vulnerable religious communities, especially Middle Eastern Christians.”

    which warranted a response stating that the eradication of Christianity in the MidEast WAS undoubtedly considered by the architects of the wars — and considered at best an irrelevant development, and likely even a desirable development, given that the architects of the wars were neocons, who (and this was my comment) “are not Christians, but, pointedly and significantly, of another faith.”

    I mean, that’s a pretty darned innocuous way of making the point. And STILL it wasn’t accepted. TAC is more cowardly in its comment moderation than American Renaissance — and that’s saying something.

  6. aware

    Conservative movement equals controlled opposition. They fight as Hitler and Stalin fought, not so much about the nature of the State but rather about control of the State. They’ve been promising to bury the State for 40 years but end up praising it instead.

    The history of this movement started by CIA asset Buckley has been one long, losing, rear guard action. I gave up on it as useless in the war for liberty.

    It is impossible to blame “5th columnists” within the ranks when they run the show.

  7. Matt Weber

    This one was remarkably galling, because:

    1: Richwine didn’t conduct any new testing as far as I know for his dissertation, meaning that he was just reviewing what was out there. What else is a person interested in IQ data supposed to do in this case?

    2: The Heritage study had nothing to do with IQ, nor was there any reasonable way in which Richwine with his bad IQ beliefs could have possibly poisoned the result, so the whole thing is an irrelevant distraction anyway.

    Sometimes you have to play politics, but in this case Heritage should have just laughed at the complainers, maybe even using it as an excuse to open up the IQ debate. Stage a debate between Richwine and Ron Unz. Hopefully this will all end in a conservative revolt against the establishment.

  8. Sean Scallon

    “Hopefully this will all end in a conservative revolt against the establishment.

    How would they do that? Neither your or I are paying Heritage’s bills, the establishment is and what the establishment wants is a way to somehow nationalize immigration policy once again and take it away from states, which they despise. The Conservative Establishment may not like the costs associated from new immigration but they also want political power and have come conclusion they can only do if they start improving Republican vote total among Hispanics (and if they’re firing Richwine they’re not going for 80 percent of the white vote and what that entails to get it). This cannot be done if leading conservative think thanks are saying new Hispanic immigrants are a bunch of dummies. Of course PC has to do with politics. It’s called Political Correctness for a reason, millions and millions of reasons in this case and they all vote (actually many don’t vote at all and that’s the scary thing as far as the GOP is concerned.)

    It may well be Richwine’s data is spot on. Or maybe it isn’t as some would some would claim. It really is irrelevant because even if it is the truth there’s nothing which can be done with it. The reality of racial make-up of the U.S. in the here and now and in the future is what got Richwine fired, not because he told the truth. This reality was created by the immigration which has occurred thanks to Continental Bank, Simpson-Mazzoli, NAFTA and the last great economic boom and is created by businessmen both large and small for whom low prices has become the all powerful deity. Revolt? By those people who fund the Tea Parties and who advertise on the radio-talk shows or who pay for the think tanks? I’d like to know who would lead it.

  9. Weaver


    if every conservative who speaks of IQ is excluded, there won’t be many remaining for this grand Anglo-Hispanic alliance intended to further… the careers of Republican politicians. Tolerance works both ways.

    There’s never a problem when certain black leaders go too far speaking against Jews…

  10. Matt Weber

    “How would they do that?”

    Mainly by no longer voting Republican and no longer giving any money to establishment outlets. Not sure how much money is really coming in from people on the street, but in terms of votes the Republicans are finished without conservatives.

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