NewsBusters has a video and transcript between MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell and Alex Pareene of Salon magazine, who offers the wonderful explanation that George W. Bush's book has sold two million copies to date because "...the fact that he was hated by so many people actually helped fuel his book sales because people wanted to hear him actually justify himself and explain some of his decisions that he made."
Washington Post blogger and left-wing Journo-List founder Ezra Klein made a curious admission on MSNBC: He said the Constitution has no binding power on anything, and that the text is difficult to understand because it's over 100 years old!
And now, a word from a FOAF (friend of a friend), Charles Guatney in Georgia [spelling has been Americanized]:
A Georgia minute--a current example of what passes for intellectual discourse in today's higher education loony bins of the left
By Charles Guatney
Sometimes I should not get up too early.
Just when I think it is safe to start thinking about progress, educational and otherwise, some loon-of-the-left leaves campus without her medication, unattended, and offers her thoughts, filtered through the distorted lenses of the progressive left, about current events … and the illusion of progress and tranquility is destroyed.
In this sterling case of academic emotional dysfunction, the good lady professor says Michael Vick is somehow a payback for Bull Connor. And you, the reader/viewer, are paralyzed and left with a feeling of somehow having been violated. You are temporarily immobilized. You feel the walls are getting closer. Discordant noises surround you. YOU are in the twilight zone.
Provided for proof and your perusal is not only the video but also the text of this unbelievable example of what passes for reasoned debate in higher education … review this information before it is pulled.
If this example typifies current leftist thought in the US, there is no way to reverse the slide into the swamp of collectivism … or score any points in favor of a rational way of thinking.
The left is truly deranged.
Charles in Georgia, before breakfast.
One useful reference is The Liberal Mind, The Psychological Causes of Political Madness, by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., M. D.