The Great American Awakening: Two Years that Changed America, Washington, and Me

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Following his New York Times best seller, Saving Freedom, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint's The Great American Awakening chronicles two tumultuous years from the presidential election of 2008 through the mid-term elections of 2010. Untold insider views of the controversial stimulus bill passage, corporate takeovers, and lesser-known executive actions that epitomize political paybacks and moral decay will further motivate DeMint's fellow citizens to reclaim their government and country ...

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Overview

Following his New York Times best seller, Saving Freedom, U.S. Senator Jim DeMint's The Great American Awakening chronicles two tumultuous years from the presidential election of 2008 through the mid-term elections of 2010. Untold insider views of the controversial stimulus bill passage, corporate takeovers, and lesser-known executive actions that epitomize political paybacks and moral decay will further motivate DeMint's fellow citizens to reclaim their government and country in 2012. 

Just as fascinating, the South Carolina official talks openly about his seized upon high profile moments—from that "Waterloo" comment regarding health care reform to becoming known as "Senator Tea Party." He also addresses close-to-home disappointments such as the infidelity of Christian friends like Governor Mark Sanford and Senator John Ensign, and shares personal spiritual insights that came from being part of such public battles. 

But more than anything, The Great American Awakening champions the American people who now feel a powerful stirring in their souls to take on Washington and realign politics in this nation. DeMint tracks grass-roots developments, and new movements like the Freedom Congress, fully expecting a fundamental sea change for the better to happen soon.

Acclaim for The Great American Awakening:

"I have Senator DeMint on my show often because Americans know he'll tell the truth about what's wrong in Washington. His latest book is a riveting account about the fight for fiscal sanity in Congress. It's essential reading for anyone who wants to understand why so many Americans clued in and got involved with the Tea Party Movement in the last election. Senator DeMint was a huge part of this and I only hope he is as involved in the 2012 race for the White House as he was this past election."

Sean Hannity, host of the nationally syndicated Sean Hannity Radio show and "Hannity" on Fox News

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433672798
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 7/4/2011
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 991,594
  • Product dimensions: 8.76 (w) x 6.06 (h) x 0.64 (d)

Meet the Author


Jim DeMint was elected senator of South Carolina in 2004 and then chairman of the Senate Steering Committee in 2006. For standing up against wasteful spending in Congress and saving Americans about $17 billion, Wall Street Journal editor Steve Moore called DeMint the "taxpayers' greatest ally." DeMint was also ranked as the Senate's most conservative member by National Journal and as the # 1 senator voting for responsible tax and spending policies by the National Taxpayers Union. The senator and his wife, Debbie, have four grown children, are doting new grandparents, and live in Greenville, South Carolina.
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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Foreword xiii

Introduction: Election Day 2010: Returns and Reflections: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 1

Chapter 1 Becoming an Outcast: November 4, 2008-January 20, 2009 13

Chapter 2 From Hope to Disillusionment: January 21, 2009-April 12, 2009 33

Chapter 3 Americans Take to the Streets: April 13, 2009-May 31, 2009 49

Chapter 4 Falling Farther into the Abyss: June 1, 2009-July 31, 2009 63

Chapter 5 The Summer of Discontent: August 1, 2009-September 9, 2009 77

Chapter 6 America Comes Knocking: September 10, 2009-October 2, 2009 91

Chapter 7 Goverment Health Care for Christmas: October 3, 2009-December 31, 2009 109

Chapter 8 Senator Tea Party: January 1, 2010-April 25, 2010 123

Chapter 9 Washington Establishment Crumbles: April 26, 2010-May 20, 2010 139

Chapter 10 Tea Parties Grow as Democrats Destruct: May 21, 2010-August 8, 2010 153

Chapter 11 Countdown to Election 2010: August 9, 2010-September 25, 2010 169

Chapter 12 Election 2010: September 26, 2010-November 2, 2010 185

Chapter 13 Real Change and Hope: November 3, 2010-December 23, 2010 197

Chapter 14 On to 2012 211

Notes 219

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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    A shining example of What We The People really means

    This book documents what has gone on in America in the time since the 2008 election very clearly. Pay close attention to anyone who believes that the Tea Party Protests are fabricated and or paid for by any one group or person because that is nothing more than a lie the leftists want you to believe. America is a center-right nation and always has been.

    As for Michael (a Brit no doubt, obvious by the way he spelled organization) and any other European who wants to say Americans are stupid just ignore them. Who cares what they say or think as long as they stay in Europe? Current events tell us they have their own problems they should worry about.

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  • Posted July 22, 2011

    Outstanding book

    Senator DeMint is a bright light in the endless dark hole that has become our government. This book does an outstanding job of describing the endless battles fought daily by a few good men and women to keep our country from being pulled over the cliff by arrogant self -serving politicians (on both sides of the isle). The Great American Awakening is an outstanding read. This insi9der view of the Washington political machine is both intriguing and freighting. Every American needs a good dose of this eye opening adrenalin. Read it America- You need to know!

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  • Posted August 10, 2011

    This is why Europeans think Americans are stupid.

    I found the entire concept insulting to human dignity. Equating a propaganda station's organised protest against reason to an "American Awakening" is just insulting to prior movements in American history that you can actually consider movements. I suppose if you consider the anti-Civil Rights protests in the South a 'movement', this book might have some validity to you.

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