Dems Playing Soviet-Style Insanity Card
Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed the seemingly coordinated effort by Democrats to lately play the insanity card against conservatives?
Well, Jon Stewart is planning what he claims will be a huge rally next weekend called the “Restoring Sanity” demonstration. Odd, really, since Jon Stewart comes across as always a few screws short of a full brain. Nevertheless, Stewart says his rally will be the national antidote to the Glenn Beck “Restoring Honor” rally, which drew nearly half a million cheerful Americans to the nation’s capitol in August.
It might behoove a sentient American to ponder whether Jon Stewart considers qualities like cheerfulness, religiosity, a penchant for cleanliness, and a love of American liberty -- which were on ample display during Beck’s rally -- to be signs of mental illness.
It would seem so and that puts Jon Stewart right in the same league with the old Soviet regime and the way they treated their own dissidents. The Soviets were infamous for declaring any vocal dissident “insane,” putting them in psychiatric “hospitals,” turning the shock therapy machines to full voltage, and throwing away the keys.
Now, Stewart makes it all come off as though he were making a huge, political joke out of this. He is, after all, a comedian, whose entire career has been aimed at convincing America’s youth that he is giving them hard news with just a little entertainment thrown in the mix. But when a significant portion of American young people use Stewart’s comedic routines as their primary source of news, it ought to at least worry the greater public a bit when Stewart deems those Obama dissidents as “insane.”
To add government support for Stewart’s claim on the “insanity” of bucking Democrat policies, President Obama has just announced that he plans to appear on Comedy Central with Stewart to rev-up the “Restore Sanity” crowd. In this unseemly -- and extremely unpresidential -- appearance, Obama would seem to be throwing the entire weight of the U.S. government into this old Soviet tactical slander against dissidents.