They say that air traffic controllers have a statistically high rate of mental breakdowns due to their extremely stressful profession. Right now it looks as if DNC State Chairmen are at an even higher risk of mental breakdowns.
After the chairman of the California Democratic Party got into trouble for comparing Republicans to Nazis, the chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, determined to get into even more trouble, claimed that Senator Brown was trying to be an “honorary girl” by making a commercial that shows him folding towels.
“We’ve also experienced Scott Brown,” Walsh told the delegates. “We’ve got to say a few good things about him: He handsome, right? He’s still got the coat. He’s still got the truck. He’s a regular guy. I mean, he spent a couple million dollars folding towels on TV to prove he’s an honorary girl. We appreciate that.”
The Democratic Party now has two State Chairmen being forced to apologize for saying ugly, stupid and offensive things right before their big convention. And all this is entirely self-inflicted damage from a Democratic Party that is under so much stress that it is losing control.
John Walsh of Massachusetts and John Burton of California had to know that their comments would be offensive to women and Jews. But the MSNBC bubble is partly to blame. The Democrats not only enjoy a protective media bubble, but MSNBC and Comedy Central have allowed them to retreat into a world where the behavior of Rachel Maddow or Stephen Colbert is normative and that leads them to make stupid mistakes like this in moments of stress.
All the ugliness is another sign of fear. State Democratic parties know how low the enthusiasm rate for their side is. They have to get out the vote and they are behaving in the ugliest ways to try and motivate their own unmotivated ranks.
“In the excitement of getting the convention underway and getting the message out about how important it is to re-elect President Obama and elect Elizabeth Warren, I made a statement about Scott Brown that I regret. I apologize for that remark.”
That’s Walsh’s apology. It almost comes close to saying the truth. Just swap out “excitement” for “panic” and you’re there.