Ann Coulter may sometimes write with a touch of rhetorical excess,
but I think Democrats are losing their minds. Bush’s 72% approval rating, and the fact that none of the scandals they have tried to create and pin on him (the scandal attempts literally run from arsenic to Worldcom) are working is making them nuts. Everytime I see them on television, every time I read them in print, they seem to be slipping deeper into hysteria. Of course, the NY Times has never been known for their editorial balance or integrity, but they are now rapidly approaching dementia. Krugman, Kristoff, and Dowd are nearing a Chernobyl like meltdown.
The NAACP and the NEA are hysterical, and as two of the major arms of the Democrat party, they must be worried that they are making no inroads.
Even Senate and House Democrats are losing their minds. If you listen to Lieberman and Daschle, you might actually think that the President can talk and magically confidence will be restored in corporate officers. A few well placed words and VOILA!, the economy will be booming with no sign of inflation. Hell, Joe Biden actually tried to say that the President’s speech caused a nose dive in the market 20 seconds after it was delivered. Cynthia McKinney thinks… Oh, who cares what that nutbag thinks.
Even left-wing bloggers are going off the deep end. The normally calm and well-spoken Matt Yglesias (who, btw, has a new layout), seems to becoming increasingly stridenmt, and his writing seems to rely more on ad hominems than logic and analysis. Indeed, he refers today to a Newsweek article that Josh Marshall read and distorted, and tries to present that as evidence that Cheney has problems because of his behavior at Halliburton. The article is innocuous and raises no new information- what is amusing is Josh Marshall’s fevered response and hyper-active imagination:
In the calculus of the Bush White House political game Cheney isn’t just the heavy. He’s the anvil. Whenever there is a hint of trouble — like when the first intelligence failure revelations came out — you can bet they’ll send out Dick Cheney to go right for the Dems’ jugular.
Cheney is like the mob goon who comes to your house, looks at you with maniacal eyes, wrings your neck with his clammy hands and tells you if you don’t cool it he’s not just gonna kill you, he’s gonna wipe out your family, knee-cap your nephew, saw your dog in half, and pour salt and bleach all over your lawn so nothing grows on it again for another hundred years.
Too many viewings of Casino and Goodfella’s there Josh? You can almost see the condescending smile on Marshall’s face as he wrote this (just look at his picture in the upper right hand corner of his page, as he gazes off into space reflecting deep policy issues- remember Democrats = Smart, Republicans = Dumb). I am not sure what is worse- Marshall’s ramblings, or the fact that Yglesias is taking him seriously. And these are decent Democrats. As the election nears, who knows what kind of great lies, false truths, and gimmicks the real scum of the party will try to rally around? We know the Democrats are not against pandering and sheer racism– what other depths will they sink to this year to smear a popular President.
One more thing Democrats- could you PLEASE get your stories straight. I s Bush either a dunce or a criminal business mastermind? Your story changes every day and I am getting confused.