Heritage Foundation's wingnut president, former Sen. Jim DeMint is out of the trail, trying to dupe a bunch of old white people that are showing up at their events that "Obamacare" is going to destroy their lives. Never mind as Sarah Jones pointed out today, that the Affordable Care Act is based on a proposal that came out of his foundation in the '80's.
Conservative former Sen. Jim DeMint of South Carolina was in Brandywine Hundred Thursday for the last stop on a nationwide tour to drum up support for cutting off funding for the coming implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
DeMint, a favorite of the tea party, told a standing-room-only ballroom at the DoubleTree Hotel, that the health care reform known as Obamacare is a threat to personal freedom and an effort by Democrats and progressives to exercise control over citizens.
“I cannot think of anything that’s more un-American than national government-run healthcare,” DeMint said to the crowd of conservatives from around the state. “(Liberals) see as their holy grail taking control of the health care system…If they can control that they can control most of our lives.”
The Republican left the Senate at the end of last year to become president of the conservative think tank the Heritage Foundation, whose lobbying arm, Heritage Action for American, organized Thursday’s event. The gathering was the last stop on a nine-city defund-Obamacare tour that began earlier this month.