As we get closer to the midterm elections, and liberals in the media foresee the Democrat destruction about to commence, the scorn being tossed at conservatives and Tea Party members is reaching a fevered pitch.
New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd is a perfect example.
Her "Slouching Toward Washington" piece published Sunday is nothing but a personal attack on those possibly interfering with her dream of a United States Socialist Republic.
Even more despicably, she used HBO's Bill Maher to assist her:
Bill Maher continued his video torment of O'Donnell by releasing another old clip of her on his HBO show on Friday night, this time showing one in which she argued that "Evolution is a myth."
Maher shot back, "Have you ever looked at a monkey?" To which O'Donnell rebutted, "Why aren't monkeys still evolving into humans?"
The comedian has a soft spot for the sweet-faced Republican Senate candidate from Delaware, but as he told me on Friday, it's "powerful stupid to think primate evolution could happen fast enough to observe it. That's bacteria.
"I find it so much more damaging than the witch stuff because she could be in a position to make decisions about scientific issues, like global warming and stem cells, and she thinks primate evolution can happen in a week and mice have human brains."
Isn't it quite telling the Left has become so devoid of quotable thinkers amongst its political ranks media members now have to seek the opinion of comedians?
It shouldn't be at all surprising that Democrats are in so much trouble when the most important liberal figures in the nation other than the President appear to be Maher, Jon Stewart, and Stephen Colbert. But I digress:
Sarah Palin will believe global warming is a hoax until she's doing aerial hunting of wolves underwater. And in a 2009 clip, Sharron Angle, the Republican Senate candidate from Nevada, suggested that autism - a word she uttered with air quotes - is a phony rubric. She suggested that people are taking advantage of such maladies to get extra health benefits, adding that she doesn't see why she should have to subsidize maternity benefits for other people either, especially since, as she said, she's not having any more babies. [...]
Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, John Boehner, Jim DeMint and some Tea Party types don't merely yearn for the country they idealize from the 1950s. They want to go back to the 1750s.
Joe Miller, the Palin-blessed Republican nominee for Senate in Alaska, suggests that Social Security is unconstitutional because it wasn't in the Constitution. The Constitution is a dazzling document, but do these originalists really think things haven't changed since then? If James Madison beamed down now, he would no doubt be stunned at the idea that America had evolved so far but was hemming itself in by the strictest interpretation of his handiwork. He might even tweet about it.
Actually, if Madison could see what has happened to this country since it began dabbling with socialism in the '30s, he'd likely be far more shocked by that than the technological advancements which have occurred since he passed away.
Most of our Founding Fathers would likely disapprove of Social Security, Medicaid, Medicare, welfare, and ObamaCare, but folks like Dowd and her ilk don't care.
As for the Right wanting to take America back to the '50s, from a political standpoint Dowd is close.
As Tea Partiers have been saying for over eighteen months, the socialist policies enacted since the Depression are a large cause of this nation's problems. They have negatively impacted us both financially and economically creating a constantly growing juggernaut that soaks more and more dollars from the system as it makes workers less motivated and our country less competitive in a global environment.
If Dowd thinks many Americans are yearning for a bygone era when folks were rewarded to fend for themselves and their families rather than be penalized for their success she's 100 percent right.
But that's not her goal:
Evolution is no myth, but we may be evolving backward. Christine O'Donnell had better hope they don't bring back witch burning.
Not so, Ms. Dowd. Your side has had it their way for approaching 80 years. The leaders you admire promised a New Deal and a Great Society.
Looking at the current landscape while one tries to gaze into the future, America today looks neither new nor great.
Of course, your side wants to blame all the problems on George W. Bush and the Republicans.
Alas, it is you that are stuck in the past thinking that Depression Era concepts are today's magic elixir.
One more thing, Ms. Dowd: If James Madison were alive today, he'd be a Tea Partier.