One of the problems I’ve had since I’ve entered the blogosphere is my love/hate relationship with the word “delusional.” I simply don’t know of another word to describe the mental state of many liberals. I’ve been to the thesaurus but I can’t find a suitable replacement.
The other problem is that a sure sign you have gone mad is when you think everyone else is but you.
But having said all that I can think of no other description for the comments I’ve seen from the left of late. Consider these examples:
Max Cleland must have an inside track to the CDC statistics even before they are complied.
Former Georgia Sen. Max Cleland, who joined Mr. Kerrey in demanding Mr. Rove’s resignation on behalf of the campaign, said the veterans attacking Mr. Kerry’s war record have contributed to a spike in suicides, which, he says, has occurred among veterans.
So lemme get this right… Veterans all over the country are so in love with John Kerry that when they find out he is a liar they can’t handle the pressure and kill themselves?!?! Is this man on crack?
Matthew Yglesias must have been hearing voices in his head during Zell Miller’s speech.
I’ve long thought it a bit odd that Bush-lovers would follow Walter Russell Mead in proclaiming their boy the heir of Andrew Jackson’s legacy of racism-infused militarism and casual disregard for the US constitution, but with regard to Zell Miller, Instapundit says admiringly that the shoe fits.
So…. If a Democrat comes out for a strong national defense that makes him a racist?
But apparently it is a group delusion because Ken Layne is hearing the voices too:
I grew up in the South, surrounded by sons of bitches like Zell Miller — bitter old nigger-haters who couldn’t possibly understand why they weren’t right about anything — and this dixiecrat piece of shit is probably the best advertisement for the Bush Administration’s Compassionate Conservatism we’ve ever seen.
As the Veep would say, it’s mutual. I think Ken is the best advertisement of the though processes and beliefs of liberals.
As I noted yesterday, Matthew Yglesias tried to make the case that Arnold was lying in his speech because the Soviets were not a big problem is Austria. Unfortunately Matt must not have access to google.
Then who could forget, as I noted yesterday, Kos saying Arnold was lying becasue… well.. because something Arnold never said in his speech was false.
Or maybe they are just getting desperate because they see John Kerry is in deep dodo. That might explain Kevin Drum’s most eloquent response to Zell Miller last night:
Fuck you, Zell.
I’m sure it’s posts like that one that make the Washington Monthly glad they put him on the payroll.
I realize when you call everyone else crazy it is a sure sign you need to be committed yourself… but this can’t be just me.
(Multiple hat tips to Doc Poliblog)