DeMint to Obama on health care: How’s that stimulus working out, champ?

posted at 7:15 pm on July 20, 2009 by Allahpundit

A new skirmish in his war of words with The One and a further reason why this debate is, in fact, all about the O: Obama’s track record on speedy trillion-dollar solutions to avert alleged looming catastrophes isn’t, after all, real solid so far. He bet $787 billion in house money on his advisors’ ability to read the economy and lost; no surprise that the public’s leery about giving him a new line of credit. In fact, as perverse as it sounds, if Lindsey Graham turns out to be right and ObamaCare dies on the House or Senate floor, we may have the stimulus to thank. If not for that lesson on how reckless and prodigal the Democrats can be, they might have gotten the benefit of the doubt on health care. As it is, the public’s taking a harder look this time. Bankrupt me once, shame on you; bankrupt me twice…

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guntotinglibertarian on July 20, 2009 at 10:32 PM

Yes and Yes.

roscopico on July 20, 2009 at 10:48 PM

Has the Cavalry arrived?

BuckeyeSam on July 20, 2009 at 7:30 PM

Nope–Demint is infantry, he’s part of the government. Sarah Palin, now she’s armored cavalry.


ted c on July 20, 2009 at 11:01 PM

I guess The Fool-in-Chief didn’t learn too much with his scraps with Rush Limbaugh, etc., did he?

dmh0667 on July 20, 2009 at 7:31 PM

probably not–he’s just going down his list till he reaches someone at his equivalent IQ and skin thickness level.
Sarah Palin–nope
Jim Demint –nope

he’ll continue till he reaches either
Barney Dinosaur–nope
Barack Obama—YES, aahhh hell nawww..

ted c on July 20, 2009 at 11:03 PM

Good to hear the Senator taking it to Obama and laying out all the GOP proposals that have been shot down by the Dems. Now it’s time to state why the Dems are opposed to GOP proposals, the real goal is increased power and influence for the Dem party. If they were really interested in health care for all they would seek a moderate compromise. But they’re simply not interested. They will not allow We the People to fend for ourselves because then we wouldn’t need and therefore be beholden to Democrats.

DerKrieger on July 20, 2009 at 11:21 PM


We have an Ass-Clown in Chief – the ACC.

Jaibones on July 20, 2009 at 11:21 PM

DeMint really does need to run for President! He is fantastic! He is one of the only true conservatives that have stuck to his guns through this whole debacle! Even Romney and Newt were for the bailout. DeMint wasnt.

golfballs03 on July 20, 2009 at 11:40 PM

And no teleprompter. Now that was inspiring!

Goldy1 on July 20, 2009 at 11:44 PM

I really like demint…….awesome baby awesome

marktarheel on July 21, 2009 at 10:20 AM

…if Lindsey Graham turns out to be right and ObamaCare dies on the House or Senate floor, we may have the stimulus to thank. -Ed

Concur Cap’n, the “stimulus” aka “porkulus” does provide a mountain of tax-payer provided ammo. However, I’d rather thank patriots like: Sen DeMint, Rush Limbaugh, Dick Cheney et al who’ve been on the front lines attacking the Democrat Machine, when all others were in the honeymoon suite blowing sweet nothins in “BO’s” ears.

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on July 21, 2009 at 10:39 AM

The message from DeMint is pure patriotism. I am grateful to have such a man in the Senate.

Lori on July 21, 2009 at 11:58 AM


Finally! A laundry list of conservative solutions that the Democrats won’t even consider or recognize in the national “debate.”

It’s too bad I won’t see this on NBC/CBS/ABC because I don’t watch government-approved propaganda anymore. I would love to see “AYE WON” yelling, shouting and complaining in frustration as his presidency comes to an ignominious close as a tribute to JimmehCahtahPeenutFahmah.

ExpressoBold on July 21, 2009 at 11:58 AM

That video is required viewing for everyone!!!

SmallGovtGuy on July 21, 2009 at 12:18 PM

Great job by Sen. DeMint. H#ll yeah!

james23 on July 21, 2009 at 1:07 PM

Medicare actually “was” a working program until the passing of the Kennedy Kassebaum bill in the 80’s. After the passing of this regulation the billing for pathology, anesthesia, , xrays, laboratory, etc related services provided in a hospital setting was outlawed which forced the doctors to bill separately and independently for their services, then to collect the uncovered amounts through collection agencies. This bill ruined the medicare system and started the decline of the healthcare industry. Do you really want a second round of this to completely destroy the private healthcare industry totally, it will happen with this current legislation. This legislation does not need to pass.

workingforpigs on July 21, 2009 at 1:39 PM