Then, this week, Nancy Pelosi said that “food stamps add $1.79 to the economy for every $1 we spend on them” and that “the fastest way to create jobs was to add funding for food stamps.” That’s when all doubt was removed and I knew that we had a code-blue mental-medical emergency on our hands.
It’s called loss-of-power-itus, and it appears to be affecting Democrats who are trailing in the polls or who stand to lose powerful committee chairmanships or leadership posts in congress.
No sane person would say these things in the face of clear facts — and yet, they did say them. Giving them the benefit of the doubt that they are not this ignorant, and assuming that they aren’t just plain evil leaves us with the only obvious conclusion: Something is affecting their minds, perhaps a virus.
The symptoms of this disease are not limited to crazy ramblings or making up facts on the fly. Apparently they can also lead to violent outbursts. For instance, Vice President Joe Biden told a crowd last week that if he “heard one more Republican talking about the deficit, he was going to strangle them.” And President Obama told a group of college students that if the Republicans won, there would be “hand-to-hand combat on Capitol Hill.”
Later, in what appeared to be a virus-induced monotone stupor, President Obama told another crowd at a concrete company that despite yet another month of massive job losses and 9.6-percent unemployment, all of the employment trends were “headed in the right direction.”
It was an incredibly odd place for such an incongruent announcement, considering that the same concrete plant likely faces closure, or at least massive layoffs in the near future because of the president’s own new EPA standards for concrete production. These regulations likely lead to at least a temporary shutdown of 20 percent of America’s concrete industry and massive additional costs to those businesses to bring their plants into compliance.
This new virus may not be isolated simply to elected Democrats but that it may very well be infecting a large number of liberal members of the media.
Despite all of the statements and events I’ve described for you above, almost none of the main stream media organizations covered or questioned the validity of these crazy statements made by the Democrats.
Yes, it looks like there is a scary virus on the loose, and the only cure is a healthy dose of voter insurrection and a long restful vacation for the liberals in Congress who’ve been infected.
Editor’s note: Leland Conway is the executive editor and co-founder of http://www.conservativeedge.com and the host of the Pulse of Lexington on News Radio 630 WLAP.