A Waterloo For Jim DeMint And The G.O.P.

Jim DeMint (R-SC) poses for his Senate composite photo.

Remember way back last July when South Carolina’s Republican Senator Jim DeMint declared war on President Obama’s plan to reform health care? These were his words:

I can almost guarantee you this thing won’t pass before August, and if we can hold it back until we go home for a month’s break in August, Senators and Congressmen will come back in September afraid to vote against the American people. This health care issue Is D-Day for freedom in America. If we’re able to stop Obama on this it will be his Waterloo. It will break him. (emphasis added)

Let’s listen to him in his own words:

Well, Mr. DeMint we were just wondering, but how do those words taste now? Unlike the honorable Allied Nations of World War II, you and your cowardly cadre of Republicans had a dismally unsuccessful D-Day. You failed to liberate your beloved and ignorant Tea-Baggers from the shackles of the more fair and affordable health insurance reform that was foisted upon them. Indeed Mr. DeMint, it was you that faced your very own defeat at Waterloo. How does it feel?

Please remember to click on the song link below to familiarize yourselves with the tune and to have more fun singing along with today’s topical song parody which was inspired by blog reader Pat in MA. Enjoy!

Waterloo song link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85yMOPKR94M&feature=related


(sung to the Abba song “Waterloo”)

My my, it’s Waterloo; Republicans did surrender
Oh yeah, and Jim DeMint has now been forced to eat his big words today
The history book on the shelf
Is always repeating itself

Waterloo – Jim was defeated, we won the war
Waterloo – Health Care Reform was a giant score
Waterloo – Republicans did not have a clue
Waterloo – All they can do now is try to sue
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Waterloo – Republicans facing their Waterloo

My my, they tried to hold us back but we were stronger
Oh yeah, and now it seems their only chance is giving up the fight
And Democrats are so enthused
We win every time that they lose

Waterloo – Pelosi pushed them out the door
Waterloo – Minority status ever more
Waterloo – Can’t legislate if they wanted to
Waterloo – Lots of Red states will be turning Blue
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Waterloo – Republicans facing their Waterloo

The Tea-Baggers are not amused
They’ll have to go back to the booze

Waterloo – Palin’s “death panels” just were not true
Waterloo – Jim DeMint’s feeding on his own shoe
Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa
Waterloo – Republicans facing their Waterloo
Waterloo – We did something that they couldn’t do


Posted on March 25, 2010, in Jim DeMint, Republican, Sarah Palin, Songs, Tea Party and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 13 Comments.

  1. Killing us softly (with your words)

    Republicans love prattling on about “the will of the people” i.e. the people’s apparent obsession with the financial welfare of insurance companies, but they don’t much care for quoting approval ratings;

    McCONNELL: 21%
    BOEHNER: 20%

  2. Poll: Majority Favor Earlier Bedtime for McCain

    WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report) – In the wake of several cranky public utterances by Arizona’s senior senator in recent days, a new poll shows that a majority of Americans favor an earlier bedtime for John McCain.

    Fifty-two percent of those surveyed strongly agreed with the statement, “When John McCain says he doesn’t want to serve in the Senate even though he is running for re-election, it makes me think he missed his nap.”

  3. “Teabaggers are not amused” – but we are – photoshop is a wonderful thing… and great song parody. McCain is always angry about something, ever notice how often he uses the word ‘fight’ in his remarks? Can you just imagine how many wars we’d be by now if he won the election?

  4. Frum’s Waterloo Waterloo-terminated with extreme prejudice.


    • Hmm, from that HuffPo link….so this is what the “Right” thinks of “free speech”:
      [UPDATE: Frum tells Greg Sargent he and AEI parted ways over money, not ideology — they offered him the chance to continue on at a salary of zero — and that his criticisms of the Republican Party were “welcomed and celebrated” at the conservative think tank.]

      Following the passage of health care reform in the House, Frum made waves with a column for CNN.com declaring that health care had proven to been “Waterloo” for the GOP, not for Obama as Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) infamously suggested. Republican lawmakers quickly dismissed Frum, a prominent reformist conservative, as a mere “former staffer.”

      Watch for them on the Second Amendment, since this is what they do with the First.

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