Jay Rockefeller, retiring Democrat senator, is going out on a bang, declaring, as is the left’s wont these days, half the country racist:
“I think it is very important to take a long view at what’s going on here,” retiring West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller, the chair of the of the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee, said at a Wednesday committee hearing on Obamacare. “I’ll be able to dig up some emails that make part of the Affordable Care Act that doesn’t look good — especially from people who made up their mind that they don’t want it to work because they don’t like the president. Maybe he’s of the wrong color, something of that sort. I’ve seen a lot of that and I know a lot of that to be true. It’s not something you’re meant to talk about in public but it’s something I’m talking about in public because that is very true.”
To understand why Rockefeller is insulting a fairly wide swatch of his constituents, we turn to PJM’s own Drew Klavan for analysis:
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Meanwhile, Howard Dean gets in on the leftwing “fun.” If you’ll recall the presidential election of a decade ago, the Democrats had a strange case of leftwing Tourette’s syndrome, interspersing the phrase “Don’t question my patriotism!!!” at random intervals in approximately every third or fourth sentence they spoke. As in, “Hey, can you tell me where the local Sears store is?” “Don’t question my patriotism! How dare you question my patriotism!!!1!!!???!!!”
(Which seems rather paradoxical, as such a phrase, when spoken by someone on the left is usually followed by a reference that “patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Yes, it’s weird to be called a scoundrel when you’re simply trying to find a department store, but I digress.)
Dean, who got himself into plenty of hot water in 2003 for being so inclusive that he wanted to be “the candidate for guys with Confederate flags in their pickup trucks,” has clearly forgotten that period of the left’s existence, going for the full Othering routine and declaring Republicans “Aren’t American:”
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As John Hinderaker wrote in response to the latest Dean Scream at Power Line, “This is a very bad thing. We need two functional political parties, and these days the Democrats don’t get over the bar, no matter how low you set it:”
Their rants are so crazy that it is hard to tell what they are talking about. Dean says that Republicans want to “take away the right to vote.” Huh? Can you name a single Republican who has ever argued that anyone who has a right to vote should have it taken away? I have never heard such an argument made. Republicans do say that ONLY those who have a right to vote should be casting ballots, and that no one should vote more than once. Apparently Dean disagrees with these propositions, but of course he doesn’t tell us why. It is always easier to lie.
As in the 2010 midterms, expect the madness from the left to ramp up exponentially between now and November. They’re just getting started.
(And then presumably some time between mid-November and the start of the new year, the left will begin declaring half of America sexist. Unexpectedly.)
Related: “Another Reason Reid Can Smear the Kochs with Impunity: The Media Love It.”