Obama hits back at DeMint on health care: It's not about me

Thus spaketh a guy who can’t open his mouth to say so much as gesundheit without referencing some aspect of his own biography.

We told you yesterday that the White House planned on using the comments of Sen. Jim DeMint, R-SC, about opposing President Obama’s health care reform efforts against the GOP.

“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,” DeMint said on a conference call.

Today, Mr. Obama did so.

You’ll find his faux-indignant reply below. In fact, more than any other Democratic program thus far and probably any other to come before 2012, ObamaCare is indeed all about the O: Not only is it the ne plus ultra of The One’s gargantuan statist ambitions and the centerpiece of his domestic policy, its fate now depends almost entirely on whether he can leverage his dwindling political capital to push it through. That’s why he’s in such a rush to get it passed even though a more cautious approach would produce a better bill. The goal isn’t to offer Americans the best possible congressionally devised system and then let them decide if they want it; the goal is to make sure Obama keeps his cardinal campaign promise of passing universal health care, whatever that means in practice, and the only way to do that is to get whatever crap bill he can passed before the country turns on him over the economy. Tick tock.