...or perhaps religious fervor. Maybe that's why the delegates at the DNC booed God and Jerusalem, they already have Obama and Washington, DC.
Michael Goodwin at the New York Post reports on exactly what happening down in Charlotte over the last few days:
The system is rigged. America is unjust. Opportunity is dead. You didn’t build that. Dammit, where’s mine?
Oh, and Republicans are the people who rigged the system. They’re trying to take away your rights to vote, to health care, to education, to housing. They hate women, gays and immigrants. They don’t pay their fair share and they’re un-American....The GOP is not just wrong; it is immoral.
Don’t agree? You’re not patriotic.
Folks, we’ve entered Dear Leader territory.
Something shocking is happening to the Democratic Party. Its committed adherents are whipping themselves into a frenzy of grievance that justifies seeing their fellow Americans as both evil and a free-cash machine.
Obama did not singlehandedly create this mad orgy, but he lit the match and shows the way.
Give the man his due. We have not seen his like in our times...
...Beware, America. The wraps have come off.
Obama is unbound and the delegates in the convention hall went home in full revolutionary spirit. They don’t want to unite America. They want to conquer it.
Barack Obama did build that.
We have not seen his like, actually, in American history. A demagogue who promises to pay off all who vote for him by looting those who don't. And all you'll have to give up is a little bit of your freedom. Well, a lot, actually, but that's just the fine print.
(That payoff, incidentally - call it the exchange rate for converting freedom to momentary security- has been calculated at $16.67)
We Americans like to think we are so much smarter than those nations who freely elected despots (think Hitler, Chavez), only to see them usurp the democratic system and ultimately destroy their nations.
Are we, though? We'll know the answer on November 6th...