And we were sorta-kinda joking around on one of our weekly National leadership calls about big brother listening. Joke no more my friends.
Amy Kremer of the National Tea Party Patriots sends on the full audio recording of a conference call I wrote about Friday, on which Sen. Jim DeMint said health care reform could be Obama's "Waterloo." The comments have attracted attention, and an attack from President Obama today.
DeMint's full remark -- which can be heard at the very end of this recording (.wav) -- is:
This health care issue is D-Day for freedom in America. If we lose this, we’ll probably have half of our economy in some way controlled by the federal government. We can’t allow that to happen. And on the other side of it, if we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him. And we will show that we can – along with the American people – begin to push those freedom solutions that work in every area of our society.
The conference call was led by Kremer and by Rick Scott of Conservatives for Patients Rights.
Obama today addressed DeMint's remarks directly.
“If we’re able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo. It will break him,” the president quoted DeMint as saying. “Think about that. This isn’t about me. This isn’t about politics. This is about a health care system that is breaking American families, breaking America’s businesses and breaking America’s economy. We can’t afford the politics of delay and defeat."
Guess it's a compliment that we're worthy of a good eavesdrop. Just keep an eye out for the black helicopters..