STILL BETTER THAN DENBY'S  1:52 pm July 9, 2009

by Jim Newell

  • 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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karen July 9, 2009 at 1:56 pm

What on earth is this man trying to say?!?!

Lascauxcaveman July 9, 2009 at 1:59 pm

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

ifthethunderdontgetya" July 9, 2009 at 1:59 pm

But does he worry about Amurkins not having maps, and such as?

dum librul July 9, 2009 at 1:59 pm

[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.

Paterlanger July 9, 2009 at 2:01 pm

“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)

Paterlanger July 9, 2009 at 2:04 pm

[re=358784]Paterlanger[/re]: Steve! King! Dumb! Ass!

ManchuCandidate July 9, 2009 at 2:05 pm

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.

chascates July 9, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Dumkopf!

Scrodd July 9, 2009 at 2:09 pm

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.

proudgrampa July 9, 2009 at 2:09 pm

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

ph7 July 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm

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

Schmegeg July 9, 2009 at 2:10 pm

Jim Demint – Tom Coburn 2012!

armoredbore July 9, 2009 at 2:11 pm

The Queen’s own English, base knave! Dost thou speak it!?

hobospacejunkie July 9, 2009 at 2:12 pm

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

pdiddycornchips July 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm

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.

Min July 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm

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.

OReillysVibrator July 9, 2009 at 2:17 pm

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

Crankenstank July 9, 2009 at 2:17 pm

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.

azw88 July 9, 2009 at 2:18 pm

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?

Birdcrash July 9, 2009 at 2:18 pm

Published by Fidelis–America’s oldest bible publisher.

WadISay July 9, 2009 at 2:19 pm

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

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

x111e7thst July 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm

[re=358796]chascates[/re]: Alternately
Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Jimmy.

Mr Blifil July 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm

Ven der Führer sez “Ve iss de Master Race…”

Holy Cow!! July 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm

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

facehead July 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm

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

Mr Blifil July 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm

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

user-of-owls July 9, 2009 at 2:26 pm

[re=358828]Mr Blifil[/re]: “Low Prices Macht Frei”

slappypaddy July 9, 2009 at 2:26 pm

he babbles like an open brook

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

SmutBoffin July 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm

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

facehead July 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm


Bruno July 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm

Hitler was technically Jewish. Does that mean our muslin president is a jew too?

iantenna July 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm

but i thought steele was the black nazi, now it’s obama? so cunfuzed.

Manos: Hands of Fate July 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm

“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.

qwerty42 July 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm

yeah. expect the Nacht und Nebel stuff soon. What a dick. His knowledge of Weimar Germany, Nazi Germany and WW2 seems based on war movies and comic books. So now, poor thing, he is living under Hitler. JFC. And he believes it. These people are just pathetic.

Canmon (the Inadequate) July 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm

Didn’t Jonah Goldberg already write that book?

Lionel Hutz Esq. July 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm

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

x111e7thst July 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm

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.

rereridiculous July 9, 2009 at 2:32 pm

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

Extemporanus July 9, 2009 at 2:32 pm

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.

TGY July 9, 2009 at 2:34 pm

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.

user-of-owls July 9, 2009 at 2:34 pm

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!

InsidiousTuna July 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm

[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.

bitchincamaro July 9, 2009 at 2:38 pm

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.

SayItWithWookies July 9, 2009 at 2:39 pm

[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.

InsidiousTuna July 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm

[re=358852]InsidiousTuna[/re]: “the North Carolina”? You fucking moron.

SmutBoffin July 9, 2009 at 2:41 pm

[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

Bing Shalimar July 9, 2009 at 2:41 pm

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.

Godless Liberal July 9, 2009 at 2:42 pm

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

tunamelt July 9, 2009 at 2:43 pm

[re=358856]bitchincamaro[/re]: Or flee to South America.

SayItWithWookies July 9, 2009 at 2:43 pm

“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.

lizard scum July 9, 2009 at 2:43 pm

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.

user-of-owls July 9, 2009 at 2:44 pm

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

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

gurukalehuru July 9, 2009 at 2:46 pm

“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.

V572625694 July 9, 2009 at 2:48 pm

“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?

chascates July 9, 2009 at 2:56 pm

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

Cape Clod July 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm

“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.

bitchincamaro July 9, 2009 at 3:07 pm

I still prefer Iris DeMint.

Min July 9, 2009 at 3:10 pm

[re=358896]bitchincamaro[/re]: Who doesn’t? July 9, 2009 at 3:11 pm

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.)

rocktonsammy July 9, 2009 at 3:12 pm

I love his confederate flag diapers.

slappypaddy July 9, 2009 at 3:15 pm

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.

Saragon July 9, 2009 at 3:15 pm

[re=358848]Extemporanus[/re]: 100% win.

Extemporanus July 9, 2009 at 3:16 pm

[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!

Extemporanus July 9, 2009 at 3:19 pm

[re=358896]bitchincamaro[/re]: Or even her sister, Creme.

P Drizzle July 9, 2009 at 3:23 pm

[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!

user-of-owls July 9, 2009 at 3:24 pm

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

oldguy July 9, 2009 at 3:24 pm

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.

Todd Mecklem July 9, 2009 at 3:25 pm

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.

Suds McKenzie July 9, 2009 at 3:26 pm

is Hopey painting water colors?

P Drizzle July 9, 2009 at 3:29 pm

[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.

Cicada July 9, 2009 at 3:30 pm

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

norbizness July 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm

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.

dementor July 9, 2009 at 3:37 pm

[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.

problemwithcaring July 9, 2009 at 3:41 pm

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

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

June Cleaver 2.0 July 9, 2009 at 3:44 pm

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

gurukalehuru July 9, 2009 at 4:39 pm

[re=358904]slappypaddy[/re]: A hoddy-peck. Definitely a hoddy-peck.

Hooray For Anything July 9, 2009 at 4:50 pm

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.

Maxfretless July 9, 2009 at 5:33 pm

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.

Texmandie July 9, 2009 at 5:56 pm

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!

lochnessmonster July 9, 2009 at 5:57 pm

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

Mumpedo July 9, 2009 at 8:33 pm

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.

lobo2009 July 10, 2009 at 9:19 am

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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