Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse Condemns Obama Haters Among Reform Opponents

Back in July, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) stated about President Obama's top domestic priority, health care reform: "If we're able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him." Fortunately, DeMint's wish has not come to pass. He did, however, reveal one of the prime reasons that Republicans have played an obstructionist role during the health care debate: to destroy the Obama presidency.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) forcefully condemned the groups who share DeMint's goal and who have propagated misinformation and slander about health care reform and the president:

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse: “They have ardent supporters who are nearly hysterical at the very election of President Barack Obama. The birthers, the fanatics, the people running around in right-wing militias and aryan support groups. It is unbearable to them that President Barack Obama should exist." (h/t Liberaland)

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