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  • JIM DEMINT IS THE REAL MISS SOUTH CAROLINA: South Carolina Senator Jim DeMint has written a new book about Hitler/Obama and the Iran and, uh, the South American countries and like such as: “Part of what we’re trying to do in ‘Saving Freedom’ is just show that where we are, we’re about where Germany was before World War II where they became a social democracy. You still had votes but the votes were just power grabs like you see in Iran, and other places in South America, like Chavez is running down in Venezuela.” Hmm, we’ll wait for this one to come out on DVD. [Washington Independent via Washington Monthly]

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82 comments

  1. Lascauxcaveman

    Sounds like ol’ Jim gots it all figgered out. Cain’t unnerstan’ a word he’s sayin.

  2. dum librul

    [re=358776]karen[/re]: I personally believe that…er, I mean he’s trying to say his side lost an election so now democracy is dead and, well, I’ll explain the rest when we arrive at our new Census Bureau reeducation camp.

  3. Paterlanger

    “I wholeheartedly concur with Senator Demint and I want my constituents to know that another ancillary reason for my vote against the slave memorial at the Capitol was that a similar memorial had been erected in the beergarden of the Reichstag just before Hitler took office.”

    Rep. Peter King (R-IA)

  4. ManchuCandidate

    Me and Jimmy DeMint (Bobby McGee)

    Just staying in Wash DC, waitin’ fer a train
    When I’s feeling nearly faded as my skin
    Jimmy dumbed some history down, just before it rained
    Quoted someting ’bout Nazi Germany
    I pulled my violin out of my dirty Klansman hood
    I’s playing soft while Jimmy cried the blues, n-yeah
    Stunned jaws dropped ping time I’s, holding Bobby’s hand in mine
    He sang every whine ’bout Obama

    DeMint’s just another word for being full of shit
    Nothing, I mean nothing honey if he ain’t dumb, no no
    Yeah being dense was easy Lord when whitey ran the South
    You know being ignorant was good enough for me
    Good enough for me and my Jimmy DeMint.

  5. Scrodd

    I’m betting this book was ghost-written and DeMint is vaguely aware of its contents. He has been, afterall, spending all of his time trying to de-gay Lindsay Graham.

  6. proudgrampa

    [re=358791]ManchuCandidate[/re]: Classic! Gonna get my harp out and play that tune!

  7. ph7

    I think I’m following his analogy:

    Pre War Nazis fled from freedom, just like the Obama Nation.

    Post War Nazis fled to Argentina, just like the Sanford Nation

  8. hobospacejunkie

    Ein Volk Ein Reich Ein Donkey
    Is there a rule #34 for dumbfuckass books written by senators?

  9. pdiddycornchips

    I get he’s comparing our government to the Nazi’s. What is less clear is whether he thinks that’s a good or a bad thing.

  10. Min

    Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.
    Those who do not bother to actually read history are doomed to be Jim DeMint.

  11. OReillysVibrator

    Has anyone ever even rebutted the clear moral argument for Obama to creat a mass concentration camp to kill all right wingers?

  12. Crankenstank

    Oh, sure, Nazi Germany 1933, after a mere 14 Weimar years of very tenuous “democracy” supported in part by the remnants of the German army structure after World War I, which violently suppressed socialism and communism even before the Nazis came to power, following Imperial rule, following centuries of balkanized aristocratic dynastic rule — JUST LIKE present-day America with its 222 years of Constitutional Democracy, 233 years of independent self-rule, and nearly 400-year-old tradition of democratic self-organization. The parallels are amazing.

  13. azw88

    wow, rampant inflation, people burning hordes of cash to heat their homes. Yup, we are just like pre-war Germany! (minus the rampant inflation and burning stacks of dollar bills). Can’t wait for the Night of the Long Knives! Who gets the wrath of der fuhrer Obama? Blue-Dog Dems, or just the 40 dumbasfuck Repubs left in the Senate?

  14. WadISay

    …we’re about where Germany was before World War II…

    Well, this explains the terrific Swiss cheese at my local Mexican restaurant.

  15. Holy Cow!!

    I’m sure right wingers would love to start rounding up homosexuals and executing them.

  16. facehead

    [re=358776]karen[/re]: South Carolina needs to stay pure! No more marrying outside the state, species, or family.

  17. Mr Blifil

    [re=358812]OReillysVibrator[/re]: They already exist. They are called Wal-Marts.

  18. slappypaddy

    he babbles like an open brook

    (yeah, i stole that. firesign theater, i think it was)

  19. SmutBoffin

    The Table of Contents has already been leaked!

    Chapter 1 Obama is a Socialist like Hitler, who wasn’t really, but this vapid comparison is just begging to be made

    Chapter 2 Obama is a Communist like Stalin, because…because of this block-quote I lifted from NRO Online

    Chapter 3 Fwd: FWD: re: More like “Black House” amirite?

    Chapter 4 Sewing patterns for fursuits: lion, pig, bear

  20. Manos: Hands of Fate

    “Part of what we’re trying to do in ‘Saving Freedom’ is just show that where we are, we’re about where Germany was before World War II” And I’m sayin that South Carolina is about where South Carolina was before the Mexican-American War.

  21. Lionel Hutz Esq.

    Further proof of where we are: Jim DeMint likes to dress up in a tight little leather outfit while being spanked by a dwarf.

  22. x111e7thst

    Maybe Demint was listening to Cabaret recently, reflecting on the parallels between his relationship with lobbyists and Elsie’s with her clients

    She wasn’t what you’d call
    A blushing flower…
    As a matter of fact
    She rented by the hour.

    And now he’s all confused? Nah, he’s just an asshole.

  23. rereridiculous

    [re=358832]user-of-owls[/re]: Utter, utter win! Even dead Hitler on fire would laugh at that.

  24. Extemporanus

    Do we really need two Carolinas?

    Having back-up states (see also: Virginias, Dakotas) made sense during our country’s formation, when there were worries that we might lose or break the other one. But this is the 21st century, and we are in the middle of a severe economic crisis. Surplus states like South Carolina are wasteful, and their politicians should be composted or turned into biofuel or something.

  25. TGY

    I’d like to thank Jim DeMint for that authentic frontier gibberish. Not only was it authentic frontier gibberish, but it expressed a courage that is little seen in this day and age.

  26. user-of-owls

    De Mint, De Man, De Legend.

    It seems increasingly obvious that this struggle for pre-eminence in the Republican party is not marked by contenders staking out more hardline ideological stances, but by out-stupiding their counterparts.

    Republicans 2010/2012: Race to the Bottom!

  27. InsidiousTuna

    [re=358848]Extemporanus[/re]: I agree. The North Carolina should just burn South Carolina for fuel, except maybe leave Hilton Head alone, because it is a nice pleasant place to play golf and ride bicycles and stuff.

  28. bitchincamaro

    Personally, I favor the post World War II analogy; you know, the part where we hold the war crimes trials and collaborators like DeMint get their comeuppance.

  29. SayItWithWookies

    [re=358832]user-of-owls[/re]: “Come to our Kristallnacht sale and get 50% off glassware and long knives! It’s a holocaust of savings!”

    But really, this liberals-are-Nazis meme is just the nadir of conservative thinking. Which is why DeMint is its perfect spokesperson.

  30. SmutBoffin

    [re=358851]user-of-owls[/re]: Ha! In the future we can expect…

    Joe Barton, promoted to RNC chair-for-life
    Sarah Palin, now head of American Enterprise Institute
    Mark Sanford, made RNC communications chair

  31. Bing Shalimar

    No, I think he might be on to something. Just last weekend I was at the local cabaret and the androgynous MC welcomed me in three languages and told me to leave my troubles outside.

  32. Godless Liberal

    Once again, I would like to apologize to everyone else on behalf of South Carolina.

  33. SayItWithWookies

    “The reason I’m convinced we can do this in a civilized way is that I’ve seen, on a number of issues, that when people get informed and want to change their government, the government will change.”

    Yeah, that’s what’s going on right now, jackass. We were tired of the government being a sleeping night watchman while you and your friends looted the warehouse. Now we’re trying to get government to do its job, and that’s got you frightened. And rightly so.

  34. lizard scum

    Well, this little anti-American shit. I can tell by the clarity that this is an actual passage from Saving Fagdom. Let’s see, Obama is a fascist because…”the votes are just power grabs”? WTF, is DeMint trying to tell us that the Democrats and his own party rig every election? Oh, right, the voters are the ones grabbing power…but government hero DeMint is busy “saving freedom”! Get cancer.

  35. user-of-owls

    [re=358859]InsidiousTuna[/re]: “….and this year’s Miss South Carolina is…”

    Don’t worry, we all know you meant to say the Iraq.

  36. gurukalehuru

    “We’re about where Germany was before WWII.” Wrongo, Dr. Deminto. Germany was right where it is now, smack dab in the middle of Europe, and we’re in North America.
    Don’t make me put your ass out in Denver.

  37. V572625694

    “You still had votes but the votes were just power grabs like you see in Iran, and other places in South America, like Chavez is running down in Venezuela.”

    Yeah, the 2008 election in the US was just a power-grab, like they have down at Venezuela.

    In other words: if Demint doesn’t like the results, it isn’t democracy.

    What’s goin’ on in that there Palmetto State? Is there anybody left with a brain?

  38. chascates

    [re=358848]Extemporanus[/re]: And I think we can dispense with both Dakotas. Maybe Canada would trade us Victoria Island for them.

  39. Cape Clod

    “We’re about where Germany was before WWII.”

    Yeah, when a broad, multi-cultural, progressive coalition swept Hitler into power.

    Go launder your hood, dimwit.

  40. as.the.world.burns

    from the comments at the washington monthly:

    “jim demint is a traitor to the united states of america.

    he should be removed from office and arrested for treason and put on trial for it. and if found guilty, he should be hung.”

    agreed !!! so, why doesn’t barry call these fuckers out ? if not publicly, then privately ? bipartisanship is great, to a point……but with a majority, we gotta start playin’ real hardball with the likes of demint, bachmann, etc etc.
    (sorry for the lack of the funny. FAIL. but these people suck ass.)

  41. slappypaddy

    What is this Senator DeMint but a flattering clawback, a pot-gospeller, a bladder-puffed-up wily man, a flibberjib and and upskip, a brain-sick fool, a hoddy-peck and a doddy-pol? What, I ask you? He and all his ilk, huddes the lot of them, curious brains which nothing can content.

  42. Extemporanus

    [re=358886]chascates[/re]: Agreed. North Dakota is essentially a better-armed, less-educated, more-heavily accented Canada already.

    And South Dakota is an overwhelmingly beige, unpaved parking lot for Wall Drug, the Corn Palace, and Mount Rushmore—all three of which are basically just bumper sticker and fannypack patch dispensories for Griswoldian families of fatties who learn about American history one postcard at a time.

    I’m all aboot givin’ ‘em the boot!

  43. P Drizzle

    [re=358865]Godless Liberal[/re]: I would also apologize to all on behalf of my home state, ‘cept that bitch still owes me $3.50!

  44. user-of-owls

    [re=358904]slappypaddy[/re]: Huzzah! Also a lickspittle for robber barons and a mountebank to his constituents.

  45. oldguy

    Now look at all the hatred you liberals are spewing. Man writes a thoughtful critique of the American scene and you vilify him for it. Must be your impure bloo… genes acting up.

  46. Todd Mecklem

    We can all just spell demented “DeMinted” now, can’t we?

    He really does know that Iran isn’t in South America, I’m sure. Well, I’m *kinda* sure.

    Maybe he can have his next book ghostwritten by John Boehner’s dog.

  47. P Drizzle

    [re=358852]InsidiousTuna[/re]: How far into those Appalachian hills have you traveled, good sir? I assure you the dual Carolinas are but flip sides of the same dirty tobacco leaf.

  48. Cicada

    Wait, does this mean we can send DeMint to the camps? Because I could get behind that.

  49. norbizness

    Game Show Announcer: Okay, the capital of North Dakota is named after what German ruler?

    Homer: HITLER!!

    Marge: Hitler, North Dakota?

    Patty: Bismarck.

    Game Show Contestant: Bismarck! (ping noise)

    Bart: (incredulous) Hitler?!

    Homer: Hey, I’m still beating you, boy.

  50. dementor

    [re=358858]SayItWithWookies[/re]: Agreed, and it’s befuddling. At least I was befuddled yesterday when I saw a poster of Obama with a Hitler moustache at a booth at the edge of the farmers market outside of Seattle. Kirkland is probably more Republican than the rest of Seattle, but still, it’s populated mainly by Microsofties and other educated folks whose knuckles don’t drag and who cook their meat. I stammered a few zingers like, “That’s terrible,” and tongue-clucked, but really, my brain froze in the presence of such profound asshattery. Even my l’esprit d’escalier has drawn a blank. This is when I’d like to have the Wonkette regulars on IM.

  51. problemwithcaring

    “When our immigrants get here, they’re worried, because they see it happening here.”

    Wait, using the term “immigrants” and not “illegals”? RINO!!!

  52. June Cleaver 2.0

    South Carolina needs to put more money into their educational systems. Or send their favorite sons to a blue state to be educated.

  53. Hooray For Anything

    The Republicans need to settle on whether Obama is Hitler or Lenin? I really wish they’d settle on something so I know whether to be worried about Brown Shirts or Bolsheviks and whether I’m going to wind up in some sort of FEMA concentration camp or banished to some cold desolate place like North Dakota.

  54. Maxfretless

    South Carolina was also the home state of John Calhoun, who devoted his considerable intellect to defending slavery as a “positive good” and concocting legal arguments for secession. (In Calhoun’s defense, he did use complete sentences and chose words that actually corresponded to an observable reality.) DeMint is just continuing the grand South Carolina tradition: get elected to federal office and then spend all your time complaining about having to be part of the federal union. There are perils to this position, however. When Sherman’s troops entered South Carolina they put extra effort into trashing the place, regarding it as “the cradle of secession.” I’m just saying; its an idea.

  55. Texmandie

    The Social Democrats were pretty much the only “mainstream” party that stood up against the Nazis – the conservatives thought they could use the Nazis to get rid of the Communists, and the centrists thought that it would blow over and that they should just go along to get along. NSDAP stood for National Socialist German Worker’s Party – the “D” stood for “Deutsche,” not “Demokratische,” a priority that was made abundantly clear over the next 12 years. The Nazis were somewhat socialistic, but Germany’s wealthy industrialists were generally ok with them (shamefully ok with them in many cases).

    There’s a memorial in front of the rebuilt Reichstag (which houses the Bundestag) that has the names of primarily SPD (Sozialdemokratische Partei Deutschlands – Social Democratic Party of Germany) and KPD (Communist Party of Germany) politicians who died because of their opposition to the Nazis.

    No matter how silly the modern SPD gets, I’ll always admire what some of their leaders tried to do in the 30′s. Shame on DeMint to slander them by lumping them in with the Nazis!

  56. lochnessmonster

    Huh??? Is it just me or does anyone else think he took a journalism class from Sarah Palin?

  57. Mumpedo

    I love Wonkette, because I can think something, then come here and read it. And usually it’s much better written than my frothing, spittle flecked rages unleashed upon my monitor.

  58. lobo2009

    I don’t know what you people are talking about. Just look at the experts that reviewed this book.

    Why We Whisper by Senator DeMint and Dr. Woodard is a hard-hitting, even disturbing, chronicle of the current state of our nation. It is a must read for anyone who has the courage to know the truth. — Frank S. Page, President, Southern Baptist Convention

    As one whose career is rooted in the 1st Amendment, I know how government imposition can strip Americans of our precious freedom of speech. Big government liberalism and a decline in our culture must be stopped. For ammunition in the fight ahead, read Why We Whisper. — Rush Limbaugh

    In this important and timely book, DeMint and Woodard connect much of our cultural decline with attacks on free speech. The good news is they propose many sound solutions. — William J. Bennett, Fellow, The Claremont Institute

    Senator Jim DeMint and J. David Woodard boldly challenge the politically correct tendency to restrict speech just where and when we need it most. Why We Whisper is a clarion call to exercise our First Freedoms in a time of moral confusion. — Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

    Anybody remember the good old book burning party days. I say we use this one to start the fire!

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