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January 22, 2010
The delusional left
On Tuesday night, Alan Colmes delusional assertion on The O'Reilly Factor that the Bay State's election has little to do with healthcare when senator-elect Brown ran on being the 41st vote to block Obamacare was astounding.
Rasmussen exit polling shows that 88% of Brown voters said it's better to pass no healthcare than the monstrosity that is currently being deliberated. The evidence of a full scale outbreak of leftist hysteria continues in today's Wall Street Journal and in the New York Times.
The Journal has five short articles from different authors titled "What Democrats Should Do Now". The only way to describe the scribblings of Katrina vanden Heuvel [The Nation], Arianna Huffington [The Huffington Post], and the New York Times editorial board is delusional.
Delusion: A false belief that is resistant to confrontation with actual facts.The Nation's Heuvel says;
After a year of being knifed by the GOP at every turn, isn't it time to give up on faith in genteel post-partisanship?.
It seems that President's Obama's "I Won" arrogance and secret negotiations to lock out Republicans was just to much bi-partisanship for Heuvel. For the Nation's writer it's important to get:
... the strongest possible health-care bill as quickly as possible is now key. Passing the Senate bill first, and then quickly fixing it through the reconciliation process, could create strong political pressure for reviving the public option or Medicare buy-in.
When one examines the polls, listens to the actual Massachusetts voters and then reads Heuvel, one has to wonder what planet she was on when wrote that piece. Heuvel is joined in her departure from reality by Arianna Huffington:
Some, including Sens. Joe Lieberman (I., Conn.) and Evan Bayh (D., Ind.), are saying that the outcome in Massachusetts is an indication that Mr. Obama and the Democrats need to move to the middle and focus on trying to make bipartisan deals. This, of course, is exactly what the Democrats have been doing all year.
And the New York Times offers this analysis;
To our minds, it is not remotely a verdict on Mr. Obama's presidency, nor does it amount to a national referendum on health care reform
In the furtive imagination of the left Americans want Obamacare (regardless of the polls), the President has been bipartisan, and Americans want the government to spend more. This is scary stuff. The denial and calls to push through Obamacare regardless of public opinion speaks volumes of the lefts commitment to a democracy (or rather their lack thereof).
Regardless of polls, votes, millions of tea party protesters the left blindly believes what it wants. After listening to and reading article after article on the Massachusetts election it is clear that there are only two conclusions one could possibly draw with respect to the left in this country.
1. The left is delusional and no amount of fact, public opinion or real world results will change their world view.The election isn't just a wake up call to politicians, it is a wake up call to the American people. The battle to take back America from the delusional left has just begun.