Psychiatry defines a delusion as “a fixed false belief that is resistant to reason or confrontation with actual fact”. That is the perfect definition for what is happening to the far left (in which, I of course include MSNBC).
Over the weekend, an MSNBC host, Alex Witt, was incredulous that the mere election of Barack Obama was not enough to stop the dispicable attacks in Mumbai. The correspondent she was talking to agreed with her. The exchange, via Newsbusters:
ALEX WITT: You know, John, and it’s interesting because there are many who had such an optimistic and hopeful opinion of things, and you certainly can’t expect things to change [snaps fingers] on a dime overnight, but there are many who suggested that with the outgoing Bush administration and the incoming Obama administration there would be something of a lull in terrorism attacks. There had been such a global outpouring of affection, respect, hope, with the new administration coming in, that precisely these kinds of attacks, it was thought — at least hoped — would be dampered down. But in this case it looks like Barack Obama is getting a preview of things to come.
JOHN YANG: He’s — it’s a rude awakening, a very, sort of, sober reminder of what he’s going to be facing in just a few weeks. And there is some concern also, there had been some concern, that during this period, during this, the transition period, between Election Day and Inauguration Day, that the enemies of the United States, those who don’t care for the United States no matter who’s leading it, would try and test the United States, would try to take advantage of this period, and I think that may be one thing that we’re seeing right now.
WITT: Okay, John Yang there in Chicago, following President-elect Barack Obama’s Thanksgiving Day dinner having been interrupted by all of this news from Mumbai. John, thank you very much.
I realize that I do not live in a perfect world, but I always hope that I live in a world where people are confronted with their mistakes and shortcomings and are able to learn from it. You have crowned Barack Obama as leader of the free world based on this?!? The assumption that he would warm the cockles of the hearts of our enemies?
First off, who on Earth has been predicting a lull in terror attacks? Both attacks on the World Trade Center occurred within several months of a new president taking over, Clinton in February of 1993 and Bush in 2001. And foreign terrorist attacks have also come during election cycles (Madrid in 2004 and London in 2005). Anyone who was predicting calm and a winter of love is either not paying attention or, well, delusional.
Secondly, who are these people that are this disconnected with reality? In the unlikely event any of you happen across this blog on the way to Daily Kos, let me explain something to you: al Qaeda does not care who we elect as president, they want us all dead. All of us. Not just the George Bushs and the John McCains, the John Boltons and Condi Rices, but the Barack Obamas, the Hillary Clintons, the Sashas and the Malias as well. They want every single one of us killed. Your liberal sensibilities are as meaningless to them as an ant’s menstrual cycle is to you.
If they could, they would come into your house at night, slit your children’s throat and hack off your head with your own kitchen knives. The only reason that they have not yet is because 2,284,698 soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have been kicking their ass for seven years.