Political commentary from a nuclear point of view.
It seems to me that the liberal electors are the ones that are mentally challenged. They seem to believe the garbage their leaders feed them without any logical explanation. The leaders seem to be in their right minds, they just "hope" they can keep spending without consequences.
I have to disagree: Nancy Pelosi believes the Catholic Church is pro-choice, Hank Johnson seems to think Guam is likely to tip over and sink into the Pacific, Harry Reid spent the last debt ceiling debate pining for "Cowboy Poetry," Debbie Wassername Schultz has a grip on reality that is tenuous at best, and Alan Grayson.The democRats in Congress are unquestionably mentally challenged. The real question, and a good point you raise, is whether they accurately reflect their constituencies. God help us, every one...
Unfortunately, this mental deficiency is endemic on the Republican side as well. The problem isn't that our politicians are mentally handicapped, per se, it is that they are extremely limited in their life experiences. Like people who "grew up in a cave" so to speak. That cave being the legal system.The vast majority of politicians are lawyers. Lawyers of all stripes. They've never worked a real job that requires physical labor, they have never had to raise a family and live paycheck to paycheck, and they do things like go to church and whatnot because it is expected. Harry Reid, for example, is about as true a practicing Mormon as I am the Pope himself. The general idea of voting people into office is to end up with some kind of cross section of the population. Instead, we keep voting in lawyers that chose the legal profession so that they would be able to become politicians. So we have professional politicians who don't know the first thing about real life in America...
But you gotta admit, the crazy on the left runs deep. For every Todd Akin (who was the democRatic candidate for Republican candidate), you've got that apparently believes the Jesse Helms theory of rape, you've got a dozen (or more) lefty fruitcakes that has just come completely disconnected from reality.
Well yes, to embrace the ideas of the left in the first place, one has to abandon reality first. The funny saying "I reject your reality and replace it with one of my own" pretty much sums up their philosophy.