I think they drove them insane during the Iraq war. All the protests about the Iraq war and all of "the war is over," "the war is lost." All the atrocities, the media, all the focus on torture. Do you know even today, I don't know how much television you all watch, but even today I'm watching three or four series, TV shows. One of them is Madam Secretary -- I wish I could think of the others. But even now we're getting in series television episodes about how rotten America is, not was, how rotten America is because we tortured.
It is the most amazing thing. The so-called torture at Gitmo and elsewhere during the Iraq war is years and years ago, it has been dealt with, but the left was driven so insane they are still obsessed with it. And they are obsessed with it to the point that, to them, it means this country is really bad. This country has so many things it's done that we have to pay for. It's uncanny. I really do think liberalism and the Democrat Party drive their supporters insane. They create constant rage, constant outrage, constant hatred.
Every day is chaos. Every day is confrontation. Every day is crisis. Every day is somebody in power coming along to destroy you. Every day the country sucks. Every day the country is decrepit, every day. And after not too long a time, I guarantee you the people who follow this stuff closely -- and I'm talking about leftist politico types -- I think they are so filled with rage and hatred that it bubbles over into, could be, clinical insanity. Because there is total irrationality all over the place.
It's almost as though -- I'll give you an example, by the way, here of what I'm talking about in advance. On CNN this morning a little after five a.m., there was a reporterette wringing her hands in utter and total confusion over why the district attorney in St. Louis couldn't just tell the grand jury to go to hell and file charges anyway, because she felt that was the thing that should have been done. Never mind the law. Never mind her ignorance of the law. All that mattered was how she felt about it.
And I think one of the things that's happening as we try to analyze the slow deterioration of our culture, which includes a deterioration of knowledge and understanding of the Constitution, of the rule of law, what has happened, what's replacing that education, that understanding, is this belief that feelings equal common sense. So that if I feel like the DA could have just ignored the grand jury, then that makes perfect since. It's common sense, why didn't he do it? I feel like that should have happened. I would feel better if he would have done that. I would feel better if I got my way.
And feelings, pay attention, folks, if you watch television, and I don't care what it is, the aftermath of a football or baseball game, "What are you feeling? What are your emotions? How does this feel?" after they've just won the World Series. How do you think it's gonna feel? But even in news programs, nobody's asked what they think anymore. Everybody's asked what they feel. And nobody tells you what they think. They always tell you what they feel, and their feelings have become common sense. And the left has toyed with people's feelings. The Democrat Party has ratcheted up those feelings and created a constant anger disproportionate to reality.
There's an irrationality about it all. You can't talk sense to some of these people. They're simply outraged all the time, angry, want to be. They want to be mad. That's the mode of operation. That's the mode of existence, which then transfers itself to everybody's a victim of something, and the victim of a faceless, mean-spirited, extremist majority and/or country that has them constantly in battle, constantly pitched in battle against, in some cases, imaginary forces. It's unhealthy as it can be. And we see how it manifests itself so often, not just last night in Ferguson......Rush Limbaugh