Three highlights (actually, lowlights) of the Democratic presidential debate

During the Democratic presidential debate lots of dumb stuff was bandied about. Including:

Bernie Sanders’ wild assertion that (1) climate change is the greatest national security threat the United States faces, and (2) climate change and terrorism are inextricably linked. Per Sanders, “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism.” Wow. I did not know that. Thanks Uncle Bernie! Quick question for ya’: Since you believe that climate change is a relatively new phenomenon, how do you explain 1400 years of Muslims trying to conquer the world?

Meanwhile, all three candidates expressed unwavering commitment to bringing more “refugees” to the United States. Even in the face of this week’s terror attacks. Sanders said we have a “moral responsibility” to these “refugees.” (Heaven forbid we have a moral responsibility to ourselves.) 

O’Malley (yes, he’s still in the race) could hardly wait to brag about how he was the first person on the stage to insist we take in 65,000 migrants. And his explanation was downright crazy:

[A]ccommodating 65,000 refugees in our country today, people of 320 million, is akin to making room for 6.5 more people in a baseball stadium with 32,000. There are other ways to lead and to be a moral leader in this world, rather than at the opposite end of a drone strike.”

Holy smokes! The man just ignored the fact that all it takes is one jihadist to blow up, murder, and maim a large number of people. And invoking the image of a stadium after Friday’s terror attacks in France seemed downright bizarre. Was he on planet earth on Friday, or what?

Hillary Clinton was also breathless to assure the audience that she, too, has been all in for accepting a large numbers of refugees, advocating for more than the administration originally suggested.

This woman who has no shame and no conscience also managed to link the 9/11 terror attack with Wall Street donations to her Senate campaign. She, of course, had a slick defense as she seems to have for just about everything. And the mind-numbed, non-thinking masses apparently seem not to notice. Or care.

Thomas Lifson adds:

I think the question of accepting more “Syrian refugees” could become a major winning campaign issue for the GOP nominee. As Rick Moran notes, GOP candidates are urging a re-thinking. I doubt there is much popular enthusiasm beyond CAIR and the hard left for letting in tens of thousands more potential terrorists, now that we know at least one of the Paris attackers s a “Syrian refugee” recently allowed into Europe.

Hat tip: Breitbart, The Right Scoop

During the Democratic presidential debate lots of dumb stuff was bandied about. Including:

Bernie Sanders’ wild assertion that (1) climate change is the greatest national security threat the United States faces, and (2) climate change and terrorism are inextricably linked. Per Sanders, “climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism.” Wow. I did not know that. Thanks Uncle Bernie! Quick question for ya’: Since you believe that climate change is a relatively new phenomenon, how do you explain 1400 years of Muslims trying to conquer the world?

Meanwhile, all three candidates expressed unwavering commitment to bringing more “refugees” to the United States. Even in the face of this week’s terror attacks. Sanders said we have a “moral responsibility” to these “refugees.” (Heaven forbid we have a moral responsibility to ourselves.) 

O’Malley (yes, he’s still in the race) could hardly wait to brag about how he was the first person on the stage to insist we take in 65,000 migrants. And his explanation was downright crazy:

[A]ccommodating 65,000 refugees in our country today, people of 320 million, is akin to making room for 6.5 more people in a baseball stadium with 32,000. There are other ways to lead and to be a moral leader in this world, rather than at the opposite end of a drone strike.”

Holy smokes! The man just ignored the fact that all it takes is one jihadist to blow up, murder, and maim a large number of people. And invoking the image of a stadium after Friday’s terror attacks in France seemed downright bizarre. Was he on planet earth on Friday, or what?

Hillary Clinton was also breathless to assure the audience that she, too, has been all in for accepting a large numbers of refugees, advocating for more than the administration originally suggested.

This woman who has no shame and no conscience also managed to link the 9/11 terror attack with Wall Street donations to her Senate campaign. She, of course, had a slick defense as she seems to have for just about everything. And the mind-numbed, non-thinking masses apparently seem not to notice. Or care.

Thomas Lifson adds:

I think the question of accepting more “Syrian refugees” could become a major winning campaign issue for the GOP nominee. As Rick Moran notes, GOP candidates are urging a re-thinking. I doubt there is much popular enthusiasm beyond CAIR and the hard left for letting in tens of thousands more potential terrorists, now that we know at least one of the Paris attackers s a “Syrian refugee” recently allowed into Europe.

Hat tip: Breitbart, The Right Scoop