Currently awash in its crush on Sen. Barack Obama, the left wing of the Democratic Party seems happy to piss away any chance at regaining the White House in November.
Liberal Dems are acting as if Obama is beyond politics and able to create his own reality -- one unmarred by his lightweight bowling skills and wispy credentials. In doing so they sound like the "senior adviser" (read: Karl Rove) to President Bush, who told writer Ron Suskind in 2004 that reality is highly overrated:
"We're an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you're studying that reality -- judiciously, as you will -- we'll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that's how things will sort out. We're history's actors .. and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do."
Delusions. Mad delusions. So foolish to be touching, almost. But they're uttered by some of the same liberals who blissed out in the 1990s, content with peace and prosperity, and disgusted by the non-stop media vetting of the family in the White House.
Today their minds are turgid with Obama lust, with no room for history. For them there is no need to remember the 1972 election, when outsider George McGovern claimed grassroots support to defeat the establishment Democrats and seize the nomination. McGovern went on to lose 49 states. The Democratic Party seems hellbent on ignoring its past, both good and bad. Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory. Selah.