by Chris Haire
You know, you got to love it when Jim DeMint grants an interview to one of the more extreme right wing media outlets. Whenever he does, it seems he can't resist saying something outlandish, whether he's chatting with Pat Robertson's Ego News Network about the never-going-to-happen Fairness Doctrine or to Net Right Nation about stimulus-package riots.
Now, he's chatting it up with the folks at NewsMax (the home of Dick Morris and Gallagher 2 ... oops, I mean David Limbaugh.)
“When I read George Orwell’s novel ‘1984,’ I would almost smile because I would think that could never happen,” DeMint says, referring to the power of the state to subsume the truth. “But he [Obama] really is saying one thing and meaning the complete opposite. He is presenting a complete redefinition of words and ideas.”
DeMint cites Obama’s claim at his most recent news conference that his budget moves America “from an era of borrow and spend” to “save and invest.” At the same time, Obama defended adding another $9.3 trillion to the national debt, doubling the amount in six years and nearly tripling the debt in 10 years, according to figures from the Congressional Budget Office.
Ouch. I hate to say it, but DeMint may have a point about the Obama double-speak.
Of course, DeMint had to go ruin my new found appreciation of him.
DeMint believes that Obama and his people do not appreciate capitalism.
“I think we’ve got hardly anyone in the administration today who’s ever been in the private sector in any significant way. So they have not seen a small company start and create a job,” DeMint says. “I really do think it’s the intellectual elite here now, who don’t believe in capitalism, who are running our country.”
Ladies and gentlemen, the Socialists...