Skip to comments.How Jim DeMint did Obama a favor (Huh? Alert)
Posted on 07/21/2009 3:35:45 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
The senator said healthcare would be Obama's 'Waterloo' if Obama lost, it would break him. Now, Obama is using the comment as an example of crass Beltway obstructionism.
Washington - If were able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him.
When Jim DeMint uttered those words late last week, he did the president a favor.
In one memorable line, the Republican senator from South Carolina turned the healthcare debate into a personal battle against President Obama. Suddenly, Mr. Obama has a foil. The Party of No the Democrats name for Republicans trying to block reform now has a face, and its Senator DeMint.
Both Monday and Tuesday, Obama has riffed on DeMints comments, turning the debate into an argument about opponents of reform.
On Monday, Obama said, This isnt about me. This isnt about politics. This is about a healthcare system that is breaking Americas families, breaking Americas businesses, and breaking Americas economy.
On Tuesday, he kept going: I know that there are those in this town who openly declare their intention to block reform. Its a familiar Washington script that weve seen many times before.
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As a woman, I feel the same way.
I also like her logic, if we go along quietly, we lose. If we resist him, we are just doing Obama a “favor”. Interesting,,
It’s about Obama and it’s about deathcare.
BWAAHAHAHAHA! They have the majority to pass this. The GOP can’t obstruct anything.
This isn’t passing cuz the American people are pissed and the internal polls show that.
Doesn’t matter if he tries to make it personal. people still don’t like the details coming out of this train wreck healthcare bill. I also think that part of his ratings freefall is , people are starting to not like Obama the man , not just his socialism.
I think DeMint is baiting him.
If you’ve seen the movie ‘300’, there’s an apt line in there about Xerxes - his hubris makes him easily taunted and baited.
No different here.
As 0bama’s polling numbers continue to tank, I would think no one did him any favors.
It was a dumb thing for DeMint to say.
It can only serve to rally Democrats behind Obamunism on a party-line basis.
Telling the truth now days in the Republican camp is a dumb thing to do? I don’t think so. The reason the Republicans got their ass handed to them the last election is because they were afraid to speak anything other than politically correct statements.
I was amazed to see NBC News tonight use the terms “bully pulpit” “angle” and “populist rhetoric” when describing Bambi’s attempts to get ObamaCare done. They stopped short of calling him a snake oil salesman - either hell has frozen over, or somebody slipped something into Chuck Todd’s food. I was encouraged, at least for a few seconds.
“Telling the truth now days in the Republican camp is a dumb thing to do?”
What Demint did is tell the Democratic majority Congress that if Obama loses on health care he is finished on everything. How exactly does that help us win? It’s just like taunting the opposing sports team on the eve of the big game. Sorry, but DeMint said something stupid.
There’s a reason that Vito Corleone told Sonny:
“Never let anyone outside the family know what you are thinking.”
I like the graphic, but if I could do Photoshop I would make it one of those tiny pinkie bandages (not nearly) covering a huge scrape...
In one way I can understand the comparison. Looking at it another way - Napoleon was a great leader.....Obama doesn't even come close.
Napoleon sucked, too. And he was in a tailspin way before Waterloo; his army was never the same after the Russian adventure.