Friday, September 10, 2010

Top Ten Dem Delusions

As is my wont, I checked in on memeorandum this morning (as required by the Blogger Bylaws) to see this item by Brent Budowski...

"If Obama names Warren, the momentum in the campaign would shift powerfully and immediately, with a rejuvenated Democratic base excited and fighting trim, ready to roll, ready to fight, ready to erupt with support that the selection of Warren would inspire."
...and I say to myself -"That's 10."

Since Obama was elected, I noticed a propensity for Democrats to enthusiastically embrace broad sweeping generalizations that strike me as - well - delusional. These episodes are characterized by an extended period of self-congratulatory, mutually-admiring, media/blog linkfests that bloom like a 1,000 flowers across the intertube gardens. Eventually the meme withers on the vine and is recognized to be - well - delusional, at which point it is never mentioned again. Except by Republican blogs who point and laugh.

So, I started accumulating a list. Adding Budowski's latest, I now have 10, and it is time to go to press. This list is by no means exhaustive. Please nominate any additional delusions I may have missed in the comments. If there is enough interest, I'll post a poll to rank them.

Caveat: Upon further review, I am not really sure that this last one qualifies. We have to consider the possibility that no Democrat actually believes this except Brent Budowski, in which case this is a Budowski delusion and not a generalized Democrat delusion. In fact, his post induced such cognitive dissonance that I questioned my reading, thinking it might be satire or sarcasm and I'm just missing it. As an option, feel free to substitute the following Democratic delusion unequivocally documented by Rachel Maddow to round out this top 10:
Look, Republicans are certainly not immune to delusions, but it does seem that One Party Rule is a requisite to achieve truly breathtaking disconnects from reality (Recall Tom Delay, Karl Rove, the "durable" 30-40 year Republican majority and Republicans keeping the House majority in 2006).

Help keep our politicians and pundits sane. Vote for Divided Government in 2010.

Divided and Balanced.™
Now that is fair.


M. Simon said...

I vote for long division. That means fractioning the occasional rep. or two. They will have to REALLY want the job.

mw said...

Heh. I don't think that will dissuade them. If we only fraction a couple, they'll figure the odds are still in their favor. I'm afraid we'll have to do this the old-fashioned way and - unemployment via ballot box.