COMMENTARY | In the wake of Wisconsin, with the possibility of a sudden end to the Obama administration happening this fall at the hands of outraged voters, the rhetoric coming from the left is starting to take on the dimensions of madness.
Recent cases in point are our old friend, the every reliable Bill Maher, and Howard Dean, former governor of Vermont, former presidential candidate and former chair of the Democratic National Committee.
First we have Maher, who increasingly has tried to push the envelope of how outrageous he can be. He did not disappoint on the episode of "Real Time" that aired on Friday when he offered a unique definition of treason, according to the Daily Caller.
Apparently blocking President Barack Obama's economic initiatives is treason, which the Constitution states could be punishable by death. Cheering the suicide bombings of American soldiers in Iraq, which Maher states some Democrats secretly did, is not.
Next, Dean addressed the annual meeting of the Netroots, a convention of left wing Internet activists. He compared Mitt Romney and the Republican to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the 21st century's version of Hitler who is the president of Iran, according to the Daily Caller.
Maher could be easily dismissed as another ranting lunatic, except that he is one of President Obama's biggest campaign donors. What he says reflects on his candidate, so long as Obama does not give back the $1 million Maher gave his super PAC. Someone should ask the president, if he agrees that opposing his economic policies is treason. If so, what is he prepared to do about it?
Dean, on the other hand, is an elder statesman in the Democratic Party, having held office and having at one time been a serious candidate for president. When he compares his political opponents to Middle Eastern madmen who torture and murder people, what he says reflects on the entire Democratic Party.