Mark Twain once noted, “It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one’s mouth and remove all doubt”. Recently, several liberals, having retreated into denial, have dismissed Twain’s advice and exposed their lunacy to the public.
Last week, former governor of Vermont and unsuccessful 2004 democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean joined the ranks of the severely delusional by claiming that “we look at Wisconsin as a win”. Having obviously suffered a break from reality, Dean made the claim at the Netroots Nation Conference/Gripefest where progressives met, after being dealt the blow in Wisconsin, to lick their wounds and formulate a strategy for spreading socialism.
In the video, Dean meanders and cites the fact that the democrats won the majority in the state senate in Wisconsin. While this is true, they narrowly won a single-vote majority and the senate session has ended and will not reconvene until 2013, after the November elections. Furthermore, while republicans are expected to take back the state senate majority in November, the democrats in the badger state will be dealt more bad news as redistricting will be taking effect and is expected to favor the republicans there, as well. When it rains, it pours.
As discussed earlier on dustinstockton.com, liberals that ought to know better are exposing their delusions in full view of everyone with internet access or television. Lawrence O’Donnell of MSNBC claimed that the big winner of the Wisconsin election was Barack Obama because unreliable exit polls suggested a favoring of Obama over Mitt Romney. Of course, with the election being months away, tarot cards have a better shot at predicting the outcome than exit polls in Wisconsin.
O’Donnell and Dean have not been the only ones in denial. The White House released a statement shortly after Scott Walker’s victory that stated, “… no one can dispute the strong message sent to Governor Walker.” Indeed, nothing says, “You’ve been warned”, like winning an election by a hefty margin.
For crying out loud, even Jon Stewart has embraced the reality of the situation by citing the level of denial that prominent liberals seem to be projecting. How far off from reality must these pillars of the left be when Jon Stewart, of all people, is the voice of reason?!
While some in the Democratic Party are kicking rocks and pouting, others seem to be content with denying the severity of the situation. Meanwhile, as the Obama campaign is seeing a fraction of the fervor it once saw and with no accomplishments of note, they are finding themselves in real trouble. Thankfully, we are seeing a distracted, fractured Democratic Party and that is good news for all who value fiscal responsibility. November can’t get here soon enough.