Jonah Goldberg has a superior column in today's New York Post that explains the Democrat's desperation and panic as they see health care reform going down the drain:
Meanwhile, Sen. Barbara Boxer insists the protests have to be fake because the protestors are too "well-dressed." Likewise, White House spokesman Robert Gibbs says this is all "manufactured anger" because the protestors -- he calls them the "Brooks Brothers Brigade" -- are too tastefully appointed to be authentic protestors. Apparently only filthy hippies can petition government.
This, of course, doesn't preclude the possibility that the protestors are also Nazis; they were snappy dressers (Hugo Boss made SS uniforms after all). But we'll leave that there.
The White House is asking supporters to submit the names of anyone who forwards e-mail with "fishy" information. "Fishy information" herewith defined as anything that serves as a speed bump for the White House steamroller.
The DNC has put out an ad claiming that the "right-wing extremist base" is out to "destroy" Barack Obama, so it has unleashed "angry mobs . . . mob activity straight from the playbook of high-level Republican political operatives. They have no plan for moving our country forward, so they've called out the mob."
The DNC ad points to a memo written by an activist named Bob MacGuffie as proof that Republican political ops are pulling the strings. It turns out that MacGuffie, a decent-seeming fellow, is a rank amateur whose Right Principles PAC has collected a mere $5,017, disbursed the staggering sum of $1,777, and has 23 members on Facebook and five followers on Twitter, according to the Weekly Standard's Mary Katharine Ham.
Goldberg asks the $64,000 question: "But how can we ignore the fact that the world's most famous community organizer is whining about community organizing?"
The Democrats are upset that people are opposing health care reform. And when the president insists that those opponents "just shut up," you realize that these people are not really crazy about democracy. If you sincerely believe that you know what's best for everybody else, opposition to your plans really does seem insane. "How can they oppose me? Don't they see that what I'm doing is in their best interests?" They figure it must be evil rich white men who are leading all these good people astray.
In case you haven't noticed, the republic is broken. Putting it back together will probably be even more of a miracle than the one that attended its formation 221 years ago.
Hat Tip: Ed Lasky