Creepier still is that the brain rot has infested even the allegedly reasonable Democrats and isn’t limited to the Soptic ad. Look at this exchange with Democrat operative Kirsten Powers on Fox last night. The panel was discussing Ryan’s entitlement reform plan.
POWERS: It will affect old people, just they’re not old right now. So they will eventually be old.
KRAUTHAMMER: They’re called young people.
BAIER: Currently they’re young people.
POWERS: Yes, but I will eventually be an old person who will need Medicare.
BAIER: You understand how silly that sounds?
POWERS: No it’s not silly, actually.
BAIER: But it’s only for people under 55.
POWERS: But the point is it’s a political point because it’s the old people who are voting right now that they’re concerned about.
BAIER: Of course!
POWERS: Right, but I’m saying like to pretend it’s never going to affect old people, it will affect old people.
Apparently no political point, regardless of how far from the facts it may be, is too silly to try to advance.
Gone are the days when it was possible to have a rational argument with a Democrat. If reality has lost people like Kirsten Powers, who in the above exchange tries conflating young people and old people, then reality has really lost them all.
From the hand-picked by the president head of the DNC who refuses to acknowledge the difference between “under 55″ and “over 55″ (which is a factual question, not an opinion), to the regular guy Joe Soptic who blames Mitt Romney for the cancer death of his wife seven years past Romney’s stewardship of Bain, to the forces of tolerance and love now getting physical at Paul Ryan’s campaign appearances, to the media which dubs these disruptors “spirited,” the Democrats have gone full postmodern when it comes to facts. In their arguments against Paul Ryan’s entitlement reform ideas, they are campaigning against math and reality, which are not subjective. The greatest threats to Medicare as we know it and Social Security as we know it are, respectively, Medicare as we know it and Social Security as we know it. If they are not reformed, soon and drastically, they will blow up. Those of us who have long paid into the system yet remain decades away from retirement will end up with nothing, other than an unsustainable debt to pay. The Democrats’ refusal to acknowledge this fact, purely so they can try to mount a short-term attack on Ryan and Romney, is more than a bit creepy.
We can argue whether it was decades of describing Margaret Sanger’s legacy as “pro-choice” or defending Bill Clinton’s copious and obvious lies that killed that party’s moral grounding, or whether it was the stealth statism that has infused that party for decades, or whether it was supporting the crypto-socialist Barack Obama in his dishonest “hope and change” campaign, or whether it was something else or whether the rot starts at the top or at the grassroots, but the facts are plain to see: The Democratic Party is a lost moral cause. It is a party that loves and revels in lies and is running for office on the power of lies. What will that party do if it then wins? The reasonable expectation is that it will continue to lie.
In the case of Joe Soptic, the Democratic Party from its grassroots supporters to the president himself is memorializing a woman’s life by constructing a monstrous lie regarding how she died.
To me, that is skin-crawlingly, dash awake in the middle of the night, cold sweat and hairs standing on end, creepy. It’s the single creepiest thing I have ever seen in American politics.