Jim DeMint Catches It for “Waterloo” Remark


Last week, in a conference call with something called the “Natiional Tea Party Patriots,” Sen. Jim DeMint told the patriots that if they could defeat health care reform, it would “break” Pres. Obama and be his “Waterloo.”

Well, guess what. Obama noticed:

DeMint’s full remark — which can be heard at the very end of this recording (.wav) — is:

This health care issue is D-Day for freedom in America. If we lose this, we’ll probably have half of our economy in some way controlled by the federal government. We can’t allow that to happen. And on the other side of it, if we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him. And we will show that we can – along with the American people – begin to push those freedom solutions that work in every area of our society.

The conference call was led by Kremer and by Rick Scott of Conservatives for Patients Rights.

Obama today addressed DeMint’s remarks directly.

“If we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him,” the president quoted DeMint as saying. “Think about that. This isn’t about me. This isn’t about politics. This is about a health care system that is breaking American families, breaking America’s businesses and breaking America’s economy. We can’t afford the politics of delay and defeat.”

Obama’s response came in his own conference call, today, with liberal bloggers. You can read more about that, and listen to it as well, at Crooks and Liars.

Via Memeorandum.

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  1. […] Last week, in a conference call with something called the “Natiional Tea Party Patriots,” Sen. Jim DeMint told the patriots that if they could defeat health care reform, it would “break” Pres. Obama and be his “Waterloo.” Liberty Street Blog […]


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