A little word on Senator Jim DeMint
Apparently, Jim DeMint (R-SC) thinks health care reform is an unconstitutional power grab. That’s according to his Twitter, which is even more prolific than mine (I better get on that shit). He also naively believes that the nutjobs who constitute his power base are actually the real voice of America. He seems completely uninterested in the majority of Americans (now at about 56%) are actually in favor of it, but like his radical ilk, he’s not interested in the numbers.
Republicans have been able to frame the whole debate now in terms of abortion recently, and since religious fundies go crazy every time they hear the word, Republican senators like DeMint have found their cause célèbre. Now you might think Jim is simply an idiot, but I think we’re failing to recognize how savvy guys like him really are. So long as they can muster the support of their largely uneducated religious constituency, they’ll continue to erode the democratic process. Americans, you won’t be able to wash away the shame of being ranked below Chile and Cuba in terms of life expectancy until you stop getting medical advice from a bunch of Bible thumping rednecks. Get it together, people!