July 22nd, 2009
04:45 PM ET
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First on the CNN Ticker: DNC blasts senator in new ad

[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/images/07/22/art.demint.cnn.jpg caption="The DNC is taking aim at DeMint's comments."]WASHINGTON (CNN) – The Democratic National Committee is blasting Sen. Jim DeMint for his comments about President Obama’s health care plan in a new television ad that will begin airing Thursday here in the nation’s capital and in South Carolina.

Speaking on the issue of health care, the South Carolina Republican recently said "if we're able to stop Obama on this, it will be his Waterloo.”

DeMint immediately came under fire from the president’s supporters and now the DNC has cut a 30 second TV ad against the South Carolina Republican. DNC spokesman Brad Woodhouse would not specifically say how much the DNC was spending on the ad, but did offer it was in the “five figures range” and that it would air in the Columbia, Greenville and D.C. markets.

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soundoff (90 Responses)
  1. Shane

    For everyone who just says "republicans are the party of no.." Why don't you go back and look at Obama's voting record when it comes to Republican sponsored bills.

    You will see a big 0! So I don't think anyone can blame the Republicans for not voting for something Obama wants.

    See if this gets posted, but I doubt it.

    July 22, 2009 06:08 pm at 6:08 pm |
  2. m smith

    So sick of these stupid republicans. They have nothing to offer but keep tearing everything the president does down. If they are this mean spirited now just think what they will do if they get back in office. More loop holes for all their rich friends. More taxes for the little guy. The economy will be back in the toilet . We will be dependent on foreign oil while they will all be getting rich. Don't you guys remember. Oh and they will all preach god and country while they screw their mistresses and plunder our economy.

    July 22, 2009 07:40 pm at 7:40 pm |
  3. The power be with you

    Are we trying to save our country or just eager to destroy a president?

    July 22, 2009 07:43 pm at 7:43 pm |
  4. anthony

    If the GOP had a plan, let alone a viable plan, for health care, then Obama should be worried. But since this is the GOP, Obama should just focus on creating a workable plan that will not add to the national debt. (Although the Republicans might laugh at this, the Democrats are actually better at managing government finances. Most of our national debt was accumulated under Republican administrations.) If we didn't want action on health care, we would have voted for the GOP. The voters are not stupid. We know exactly what we will get from the GOP on health care- nothing.

    July 22, 2009 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  5. Mack

    Maybe when healthcare reform passes he can land his helicopter on the roof of a hospital, hop out wearing medical garb and waving a banner that reads "misson accomplished"?

    July 22, 2009 07:45 pm at 7:45 pm |
  6. Capt. SNarKy

    I guess it all depends on how your view governments role in your life. If you want the government to nanny you for your entire life, wiping your butt when needed, cleaning the spittle off your chin when needed – well, then, keep voting democrat. You democrats carp on endlessly about how selfish the Republicans are – me thinks you need to turn the mirror to reflect your own visage. YOU are the ones demanding that the government provide for you from the cradle to the grave. If that isn't selfishness, then I don't know what is.

    Republicans believe in self-determination, self-reliance and personal responsibility. Most of all, Freedom. These were the values of our nations Founding Fathers (Remember them from History class? Washington, Jefferson, etc.?). Big Government (that would be the liberal Obama-type of government, for those that need it pointed out to them) runs counter all of these values, all in the name of "providing" for it's citizens. If you believe in Big Government, vote for it. If you believe in small government, fight it. Fight it for all you're worth. Perhaps, someday Big Government will prevail. If it does, I hope you liberals like being some else's lapdog.

    I applaud Senator DeMint. Our nation needs dissent on the national stage. Now, maybe more than ever.

    July 22, 2009 07:49 pm at 7:49 pm |
  7. Mike b

    Any politicans from the party of Mark Sanford has no credibility,.reform is coming and the Demint clown can't stop it.

    July 22, 2009 08:04 pm at 8:04 pm |
  8. Desmond

    DEMENTED DeMint! Suffering illusions of grandeur, "Duke of Wellington"?

    July 22, 2009 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  9. B

    You can see where these idiots are going.. The president said this is- not about him,- but the American people losing their health care!!!!!!

    Total political self serving idiots -

    July 22, 2009 08:10 pm at 8:10 pm |
  10. Carnell

    The Sick And Twisted Jim DeMinted Wants To Talk About A Waterloo, He Needs To Look No Than His Own Back Yard. I Understand That His Rhetorical Flurishes Sometimes Impeeds His Brain, And Then His Mouth Flies Open. I Believe Not Only Should Attack Him Back, They Should Destroy Him And Send Him Straight Into Oblivion.

    July 22, 2009 08:22 pm at 8:22 pm |
  11. bill

    I have solution for the problem:
    – let cut taxes for rich
    – start another war
    – increase terorist treath level to orange
    – talk about real issues gay marrige, abortion, guns...
    – 2012 ticket Pellin-Joe the Plubmer

    July 22, 2009 08:31 pm at 8:31 pm |
  12. Jon

    I beg to differ with the senator...Obama ruined his presidency with massive spending on political interests...health care is actually the only thing he has been right on.

    July 22, 2009 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  13. mary

    I no longer have respect for the Republicans. I believe that they are behaving badly, working against Obama because he is a democrat and black. My father always told me never to point fingers, to help fix the problems. The Republicans are not doing anything to help our country, what they are trying to do is working like the devil to make Obama look bad. Rush Limbaugh is not the ring leader, John Boehner is the ring leader of hate, hate is written all over his face. I do not like him and he is the last person in the world that I would trust.

    July 22, 2009 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  14. John Ohio

    The GOP is rapidly becoming the "Grand Obsolete Party!" GO OBAMA!!!

    July 22, 2009 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  15. BillG

    Republicans are the party of No, now. they were the party of yes the 8 years prior. I didn't see any tea parties when the village idiot cratered the economy and sent trillions to Iraq and Afghanistan with no strings attached (and no oversight). republicans did the borrow and spend deal so well and put us so far in debt it'll be impossible to climb out. Bush gave the rich a 1.3 trillion dollar tax cut that paved the way for the economic disaster that republicans unleashed on us. . I'd rather have tax and spend, especially if the money is staying right here in the good ol' USA.

    July 22, 2009 09:49 pm at 9:49 pm |
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