“…Jumping the shark is an idiom used to describe the moment of downturn for a previously successful enterprise…”
Earlier on Thursday, Jim DeMint twitted:
Jim DeMint has jumped the shark. He is not ruling out endorsing third party candidates in 2010.
He will back those purists who feel that the GOP is not Conservative enough for him.
“…Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) declined Thursday to rule out endorsing third-party candidates for Senate in Nevada and other states in 2010, warning that voters will have no choice but to abandon the GOP if it does not field strong conservatives.
When asked whether he would support “tea party” candidates in states such as Nevada, where Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is facing an uphill battle for a fifth term, or elsewhere, DeMint said he would if GOP candidates are not conservative enough. “That’s the last resort,” DeMint said, adding that “if Republicans only have one choice … then they’re going to look towards a third-party candidate.”…DeMint made his comments following a speech at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, where he repeatedly chided Republicans for not backing strict conservatives.
“Despite the clarion call for freedom from the American people, there is still a struggle within the Republican Party about who we are and what we stand for. It’s a fight between those who take their constitutional oath seriously and those who don’t,” DeMint told the crowd at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park hotel….”