Tonight, delegates to the Democratic National Convention will cheer the prospect of another term for Barack Obama. You may wonder: who are these people? Who could possibly approve of Obama’s almost unbroken record of failure? Well, to begin with, many of them are not very bright. Many more have financial skin in the game. But a considerable number are even worse than that.
Radio host Peter Schiff went to Charlotte, posed as a liberal and interviewed a number of delegates. He floated a proposal to ban all corporate profits. A number of the delegates thought this was a grand idea; the more moderate ones just wanted to cap profits. You have to see it to believe it:
As you watch the video, you might think you are observing a group of homeless people. But no: these are delegates to the Democratic National Convention. The idea they endorse would be a good one, if you want the United States to look like Zimbabwe.
And they aren’t the only crazy ones. The Secret Service is investigating this delegate’s threat to kill Mitt Romney:
Then we have Palm Beach County Democratic Party chairman Mark Siegel, a former eight-term New York state assemblyman, who says that “Christians want Jews to be slaughtered.”
These people aren’t just a little slow, or far too liberal. They are, frankly, crazy. It is often said that there are nutty people in both political parties, and that no doubt is true. But the assumed equivalence is false. We are talking here about senior Democratic Party officials and delegates to the Democratic National Convention. There is no analogous craziness at the same level on the Republican side. Democrats frequently describe Republican office-holders and candidates as “crazy,” but that simply means that they aren’t Democrats. In the Democratic Party, we see the real thing.
Keep that in mind when you watch the delegates cheering Obama tonight.