Thursday, September 24, 2009


Apparently Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) thinks the president has his priorities wrong.

The problem is, the war in Afghanistan and our economy are our two biggest issues. But he’s working on other issues such as health care and he’s putting off the decision on Afghanistan which I think puts our troops at risk. So he needs to focus on priorities right now and not try to ram so many things down our throat here in Congress. He needs to address the issue of Afghanistan quickly.

But he needs to slow down on healthcare reform because, y’know, you can’t rush into that. (And note the obligatory “put our troops at risk” shot, which is a boilerplate right-wing mantra that has replaced “…then the terrorists win.”)

Mr. DeMint doesn’t get the concept that a president is capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time. Then again, he hasn’t had any really good examples of that until now.