You can’t, Charlie Pierce says.
In fact, he makes a great case that some of the stuff Members of Congress say is crazier than what appears to be rantings of a disturbed staff person.
At his blog at Esquire.
You see, my dear young people, impromptu outbursts of the crazy cannot be allowed. If you insist on loudly making the crazy talk, you have to be elected by the citizens of Texas, and you have to be invited to speak at events like the Values Voters Summit, where well-dressed and well-organized insanity is encouraged. For example:
“The media wants America to give up and allow this country to keep sliding off the edge of the cliff.” “This is an administration that seems bound and determine to violate every single one of our bill of rights. I don’t know that they have yet violated the Third Amendment, but I expect them to start quartering soldiers in peoples’ homes soon.”
“How scared is the President? What a statement of fear, what a statement of fear. Oh, they don’t want the truth to be heard. They definitely don’t want the truth to be heard.”
Read more: House Stenographer Snapped – Reign Of The Morons: The Elements Of Crazy – Esquire
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Go visit. The rest of it is well worth the minute it will take you to read it.
But these days, who can tell?