Charles Krauthammer, a psychiatrist (who happens to be paralyzed from the waist down from a car accident while in medical school) says, "In my 25 years in Washington, I have never seen a more loathsome display of demagoguery. Hope is good. False hope is bad. Deliberately, for personal gain, raising false hope in the catastrophically afflicted is despicable. "
What is he talking about? Here is John Edwards Monday, in Iowa:
"If we do the work that we can do in this country, the work that we will do when John Kerry is president, people like Christopher Reeve are going to walk, get up out of that wheelchair and walk again."
Sweet Jesus. Talk about delusions of grandeur (in this case it appears to be a folie a deux between "God" and his High Priest). Maybe if we pray to John Kerry, he would be willing to cure cancer, diabetes, and AIDS, as well as to make the paralyzed walk again? Amen, Brothers and Sisters!
UPDATE: LGF commenter "The Monster" links to this wonderful photo, illustrating the above point.