Thursday, July 09, 2009

Sen Jim DeMint: Major League Kook

Sen Jim DeMint (R-SC) appears to be a real nut-case. He was plugging his new book, Saving Freedom, at the National Press Club where he not so subtly suggested recent American elections have lost their legitimacy ala Nazi Germany and more recently Venezuela.

An excerpt of DeMint's remarks from The Washington Independent, wherein he was relating a recent conversation with an Iranian immigrant,
They understand socialism. They understand tyrants. But none of us have ever had it here. We don’t even know what it looks like. Part of what we’re trying to do in “Saving Freedom” is just show that where we are, we’re about where Germany was before World War II where they became a social democracy. You still had votes but the votes were just power grabs like you see in Iran, and other places in South America, like Chavez is running down in Venezuela. People become more dependent on the government so that they’re easy to manipulate. And they keep voting for more government because that’s where their security is. When our immigrants get here, they’re worried, because they see it happening here.
What exactly is the Senator saying? That a coup may be in order if Republicans continue to lose elections?

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