Speaking at CPAC, Eric Metaxas, "author and radio commentator," just compared the Obama administration's conduct toward American religious freedom to that of Nazi Germany's.
I'd comment, but I'm speechless. Even now, even after all its years of crazy, the right can still take my breath away.
That idiot was followed by the right's latest darling, Dr. Ben Carson, who to vigorous applause revealed that socialism arose in response to Henry Ford's personal success, that the first transcontinental railroad was an ideal example of the entrepreneurial spirit, that churches should--and can--exclusively assist the poor, and that "we" really must stop our "War on God."
And I kid you not.
Then came AEI's president, Arthur Brooks, who introduced what he regarded as the stunningly ingenious idea of Republican pols selling, say, Medicare cuts not as cuts but as a way of helping future retirees, since otherwise the program might collapse.
It seems Mr. Brooks slept through last year's Romney-Ryan campaign. (Can you blame him?)
I'd love to stay put and be further enlightened by CPAC's ghoulish lineup of historical-philosophical ignoramuses, but two truly higher callings call: For an art project my daughter requires the Frankensteinian purchase of some colored Sharpies, a canvas, crayons, and a hot-glue gun (or is that hot glue-gun?), and then, I think, we're off to the CPAC-like wonder of the "Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
And with that, all I can say is that I hope someone is getting all the rest of this CPAC stuff on tape, for posterity--otherwise they'd never believe it.