It's official. Jim DeMint is just John Calhoun reincarnated with less busy eyebrows. Apparently feeling the need to top Rand "THAT'S NOT CONSTITUTIONAL AND YOU CAN'T MAKE IT WAAAAAAAAAH!" Paul for hysterical response to the ACA getting upheld by the Supreme Court, DeMint has decided to embrace de facto nullification to stop the ACA from being implemented.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) called on states to outright refuse to implement health care reform in the wake of the Supreme Court's decision upholding the law - which would amount to nullification by states.Here's DeMint's press release and here's the key passage:
"This government takeover of health care remains as destructive, unsustainable, and unconstitutional as it was the day it was passed, unread, by a since-fired congressional majority. Now as then, our first step toward real health care reform and economic renewal remains Obamcare's full repeal, down to the last letter and punctuation mark.No word yet on whether DeMint will also be supporting launching a barrage on Fort Sumter or ordering an advance on Gettysburg.
"I urge every governor to stop implementing the health care exchanges that would help implement the harmful effects of this misguided law. Americans have loudly rejected this federal takeover of health care, and governors should join with the people and reject its implementation."
Yes, the GOP is collectively losing its shit right now. It's a glorious thing to watch.