Is Republican Senator Jim DeMint losing it?

Plugging his new book last night, DeMint said:

Part of what we’re trying to do in Saving Freedom is just show that where we are, we’re about where Germany was before World War II where they became a social democracy. You still had votes but the votes were just power grabs like you see in Iran, and other places in South America, like Chavez is running down in Venezuela. People become more dependent on the government so that they’re easy to manipulate. And they keep voting for more government because that’s where their security is. When our immigrants get here, they’re worried, because they see it happening here.

How do people this utterly stupid manage to get elected?  It’s no small puzzle.

h/t TPM

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