The Extreme Rhetoric Of SC Senator Jim DeMint

Posted by | July 19, 2009 10:24 | Filed under: Top Stories

South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint claims that the Democratic health care plan is “D-Day for freedom in America.”

“”This health care issue Is D-Day for freedom in America… If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.”


DeMint also says since he can’t persuade his colleagues to do the right thing, “I am just going to have to create pain.”  But even more disturbing is his acquiescence to G. Gordon Liddy that Obama’s policies are comparable to the National Socialism of Hitler’s Germany.

LIDDY: But there’s something else that I remember because I’m a lot older than you are and it’s called national socialism and that’s where the government allows private people to continue to own industrial capacity and what have you but tells them what they may — must do with it. You know, you will make Messerschmidts, etc. That was national socialism. That seems to me the way we’re going.


DEMINT: You’re right we’ve got national socialism, national paternalism and our form of socialism seems more benign than the classical form that we noted in Europe.


via Think Progress:


At the National Press Club recently, DeMint said, “we’re about where Germany was before World War II, where they became a social democracy.”  As Matt Yglesias writes:

The Social Democrats were the main source of opposition to Hitler at a time when the Communists were bizarrely maintaining that there was no difference between the two and the mainstream parties of the center-right decided that it made sense to form a tactical alliance with Hitler. Social Democrats stand for a generous welfare state and active labor market policies. Nazis try to conquer the world and send people to the gas chamber.

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