It’s only six days into the new year, but I think we have a front-runner for Dumbest Political Statement Of The Year. Take it away, State Senator Dick McCormack:
“Adjudication is not supposed to be democratic,” he said. “Jesus was put to death by the will of the majority. Socrates was put to death by the will of the majority.”
That is how the
Orange Windsor County Democrat explained his vote against the expulsion of Norm McAllister, self-admitted sex criminal.
You know, if the first rule of political discourse is “Take it easy on the Hitler talk,” then Rule Two ought to be “Think twice before comparing anyone to Jesus.”
I mean, c’mon. First of all, to compare Norm McAllister, in any way, shape, or form, to two of the great men* of history is, well, let’s just say unfortunate.
*Or one great man and one God in human form, take your pick.
But even leaving aside that rhetorical absurdity, I’m afraid McCormack has a foundational problem and a historical problem as well.