With that, Jim DeMint needs to mind his language. "Socialist" or "socialism" should not be used because it's over the top and it is birther (racists) code.
"I may have disagreements with [the president] on issues," DeMint told the Huffington Post. "But he is my president, he deserves our respect, and we need forget that nonsense ...
"He is not only a citizen," he added, "he is our president."
It was a small nicety amid an otherwise familiar barnburner DeMint address. Speaking at the Heritage Foundation to promote his new book, "Saving Freedom," the South Carolinian warned that the president was "running wild" on a fast track to socialism. Read more at HP
DeMint explains why he's afraid of a public option: