04/05/2012 11:46 am ET

Jim DeMint Calls Obama A 'Bully'

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) called President Obama a "bully" Wednesday at an event in South Carolina for his targeted remarks about the Supreme Court. The HeraldOnline reports:

In Rock Hill, DeMint criticized President Barack Obama for being inexperienced and attacked the health care law now under review by the U.S. Supreme Court for trying to “force people to buy things they don’t want.”

DeMint called Obama a “bully” for recent comments he made against the highest court and said the president and his administration “believe Americans are stupid.”

DeMint is not the first Republican to call the president a bully. South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used the word Tuesday to describe Obama's comments about the health care hearings and Paul Ryan's 'radical' budget.

"What is amazing is what a bully President Obama has suddenly become," she told Fox News. "Here was a man that came in with 'hope and change,' and now he's bullying his way. He's bullying his way on Paul Ryan, saying that he's not coming up with an adequate budget. Now he's bullying the Supreme Court, saying, 'No, they won't reverse this, they won't go against us on this.' That's not how things work. He has to lead. He's shown no sort of leadership when it comes to balancing the budget. He's shown no leadership when it comes to allowing the states to do the will of the people. He continues to say no. To everything."

Obama told reporters this week that he is "confident" the Affordable Care Act will stand because the Supreme Court will not take an "unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress." He also blasted the House GOP budget, calling it "thinly veiled social Darwinism" and a "prescription for decline."