According to Senator Harry Reid (D-Nevada) winning (ie, defeating a Democrat) makes you a "loser" BUT losing to a Democrat makes you a "wonderful human being" or something like that.
This parallel reality is dangerous not only to his party, but his party's and his own mental health! Worse then witnessing the Democrat Party decline into a drooling mass of insanity is the danger statements like this pose to our democracy. Remember, "logic dictates that some on the extreme left will take this as fact (and, some go much further into more complicated paranoid delusions) and take the step into violence." (Yesterday from Dangerous portents).
Actually this insane pathology does explain the Democratic behavior since the election, beyond simple denial, and their failure to believe that their message was defeated in the elections has dominated their agenda since.
Here is the story from the Las Vegas Review Journal:
In the course of a discussion on filibusters and Senate rules, Washington's top Democrat gave the 60 juniors a lesson in partisan politics, particularly about the commander in chief. "The man's father is a wonderful human being," Reid said in response to a question about President Bush's policies. "I think this guy is a loser. "I think President Bush is doing a bad job," he added to a handful of chuckles. "He's driving this country into bankruptcy," Reid said, referring to the deficit. "He's got us in this intractable war in Iraq where we now have about 1,600 American soldiers dead and another 15,000 injured." Republican National Communications Director Brian Jones issued a statement calling the senator's comments "a sad development but not surprising from the leader of a party devoid of optimism, ideas or solutions to the issues people care about most." After the statement was released, Reid phoned the Review-Journal to acknowledge he thought he crossed the line. "You know the president is in Europe, probably sleeping," Reid said in an interview this afternoon. "But I called (Karl) Rove and apologized for what I said."
But seriously Senator Reid, what part of Winner don't you understand? Oh yea, that part where you actually win elections!
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