The Week Where Democrats Permanently Lost One of their Favorite Arguments

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As anybody knows, every Republican who achieves national recognition gets branded by the Radical Left with at least one of three labels: stupid, old, or evil. After Friday’s terrorist attacks in Paris, the Democrats have permanently forfeited one of these labels, given how four of the most prominent figures have reacted to the attacks:

First, we’ll start with the crazed socialist who’s a big hit with all of the kids, Bernie Sanders

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Sunday reiterated his claim that climate change will lead to terrorism by destabilizing regions affected by droughts, floods, and other natural disasters.

“The reason is pretty obvious: If we are going to see an increase in drought and flood and extreme weather disturbances as a result of climate change, what that means is that peoples all over the world are going to be fighting over limited natural resources,” Sanders said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“If there is not enough water, if there is not enough land to grow your crops, then you’re going to see migrants of people fighting over land that will sustain them, and that will lead to international conflict,” he added.

The Democratic presidential hopeful raised eyebrows when he made the claim at the second Democratic primary debate on Saturday.

The self-proclaimed Democratic socialist said on Sunday that the attack on Paris is an early example of this phenomenon playing out.

“Well what happens in, say, Syria… is that when you have drought, when people can’t grow their crops, they’re going to migrate into cities,” Sanders said.
“And when people migrate into cities and they don’t have jobs, there’s going to be a lot more instability, a lot more unemployment, and people will be subject to the types of propaganda that al Qaeda and ISIS are using right now,” he added.

“So where you have discontent, where you have instability, that’s where problems arise, and certainly, without a doubt, climate change will lead to that.”

Next came the world’s ugliest trophy wife, our own Secretary of State who came frighteningly close to becoming our president, John Kerry. By the way, did you know that he served in Vietnam?

Secretary of State John Kerry drew a distinction Tuesday between the two terror attacks in Paris this year, saying the terrorists who attacked the Charlie Hebdo office in January had a “rationale” as opposed to Friday’s events, which Kerry described as “indiscriminate” violence.

“There’s something different about what happened from Charlie Hebdo, and I think everybody would feel that. There was a sort of particularized focus and perhaps even a legitimacy in terms of — not a legitimacy, but a rationale that you could attach yourself to somehow and say, ‘OK, they’re really angry because of this and that,'” Kerry said during remarks at the U.S. Embassy in Paris.

Of course, being CNN the post has to end with some “Critics pounced on Kerry’s remarks” idiocy. Next up is our first presidential candidate who might be in prison by the time of next year’s election, and oddly enough the crimes she committed pale next the unspoken fact that she has also committed treason. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you our former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton!

Later in the debate, CBS moderator John Dickerson picked up on her careful word choice, asking her to react to Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio’s declaration that the U.S. was at war with “radical Islam.”

Clinton started answering by saying, “I don’t think we’re at war with Islam. I don’t think we’re at war with all Muslims. I think we’re at war with jihadists.”
But Dickerson then interjected, noting that Rubio didn’t say the war was against all of Islam, but “radical Islam.”

Clinton then explained the thinking behind her reluctance to describe radical Islamic terrorism.

“I think you can talk about Islamists who are clearly also jihadists but I think it’s not particularly helpful,” she said. “We’ve got to reach out to Muslim countries. We’ve got to make them part of our coalition. If they hear people running for president basically short-cut it to say, we are somehow at war against Islam.”

If only she could be as civil when she’s speaking of people who don’t want to murder her. In fairness to Clinton, her remarks were way less offensive than the other three Democrats being cited in this post. Although at the same debate she also promised to not raise taxes on the middle class, which may be the most honest thing she has ever said. Between her ideas to make low end workers to expensive to get hired and given how she wants to expand on Obamacare’s laws that are making health care too expensive to afford there will no longer be any middle class left to tax.

Of course, the worst of the worst came from President Obama after Friday night’s attacks.

US President Barack Obama has been criticized for saying that ISIS (also known as the Islamic State and ISIL) had been “contained” one day before terrorists launched a massive, coordinated attack on a western country.
“We have contained them,” Obama told ABC News in an interview that aired Thursday. “I don’t think they’re gaining strength.”


In his press conference the following day, the president seemed annoyed that reporters insisted on asking him about this issue. John Eckdahl gives a great analysis in his post, “The Office of the Petulancy”

Most jarring about all the answers was President Obama’s blasé tone, as if he were discussing a zoning dispute in Poughkeepsie. Normally friendly journalists, whose networks had spent the weekend awash in harrowing details from Paris, kept rephrasing the question as if to say, “here’s one more chance to help you get this right.”

Read the whole thing. But like Bernie Sanders, the president still chose to double down on stupid. The following Tuesday he had some tough, mocking words for those who he truly despises – Republicans. More from Gabriel:

“I cannot think of a more potent recruitment tool for ISIL than some of the rhetoric that’s been coming out of here during the course of this debate.”

Obama then mocked the safety concerns of the majority of American governors. “Apparently they are scared of widows and orphans coming into the United States of America.”

He broadened his attack to include all Republicans. “At first they were too scared of the press being too tough on them in the debates. Now they are scared of three-year-old orphans. That doesn’t seem so tough to me.”

Actually, widows and orphans can be quite deadly if they’re wearing bomb vests. If I were a conspiracy theorist I’d wonder if ISIS was trolling the president, because the following day a female suicide bomber blew herself up during a raid by the Paris police. It is yet to be determined if the suicide bomber was a widow or orphan.

Look, I’m not going to pretend that stupid things never come out of Republicans’ mouths, much to the delight of the Daily Show’s disciples. But note to Dems – the next time you tell us some Republican is too stupid to vote for don’t get offended when we laugh in your face when you tell us who you’re supporting.
One last point – I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again:


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8 Responses to “The Week Where Democrats Permanently Lost One of their Favorite Arguments”

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    As was pointed out elsewhere, republicans have found their new political pony, and will most likely ride it around in circles until the election.

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    Bernie: I have yet to see it reported that ISIS has mentioned water, corn or wheat even once. Or, the weather either.

    “And when people migrate into cities and they don’t have jobs, there’s going to be a lot more instability, a lot more unemployment, and people will be subject to the types of propaganda that al Qaeda and ISIS are using right now,” he added.

    Hey… while we’re bringing thousands and thousands of irritable Muslims over here, how’s that job situation?

    We have a clueless moron in office and two more clueless morons want to replace him. There seems to be a competition to see who can be the most stupid, for polls show (the 2008 and 2012 Presidential elections) that liberals prefer stupid in their leaders.

    @Greg: How’s it feel to be on the absolutely wrong side of that?

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    And all of Obama’s efforts, all those bombs, all those drones, have resulted in ISIS becoming stronger than when he called them the “JV team.” Leave it to Odumbo to bomb an enemy to MORE success.

    Helluva job, Mr. Community Organizer.

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    Why do you say they are stronger? What evidence do you have to back that up? I’ve got some facts to consider:

    A third of their fighters have been killed. Their founder has been paralyzed, his replacement has been killed, the leader of their Libyan affiliate was just killed, their propaganda rock-star executioner was just killed, their tanks and military vehicles are being destroyed at every opportunity. They’re plagued by desertion and are keeping their own in line by executing as many of their own as they are their enemies. Now they’ve got Russia to deal with. Everybody in the civilized world hates these evil bastards and wants them dead.

    I’d say the future for ISIL does not look so good. Not even in the near term. Yet we see an overseas terrorist attack, and the GOP is proclaiming failure and defeat from every soapbox they can hop up on. Just like they’ve claimed for years that the U.S. economy on life support and in danger of sinking at any moment.

    Anybody with a brain knows what they’re doing. They’re promoting lies and irrational fears so they can be used politically against Barack Obama and against their 2016 presidential opponent. They need the perception of failure, because they’ve turned into such pathetic failures themselves in everything but self-promotion.

    It may work. Anger and fear are effective tools for manipulating public opinion. A lot of people don’t seem to be well informed about much of anything. With a surprising number of people, this ridiculous display passes for a coherent foreign policy statement. It’s almost beyond belief. American has been dumbed down to the level of a reality TV audience.

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    BTW, ISIL’s psychotic behavior is likely due in part to the fact that they’re an army of amphetamine tweekers. Seriously. The whole damn bunch of them are constantly strung out on fenethylline, aka Captagon. Syrian labs are producing the stuff by the ton. ISIL fighters eat it like candy and stay awake for days at a time. There’s a theory floating around that the Paris terrorists were on the stuff.

    What does prolonged amphetamine use do to a person’s brain? Here’s an example.

    So, if they were crazy to begin with—and who can doubt it—this stuff probably pushes their levels of crazy straight off the charts. You probably have to put the bastards down using zombie rules.

    A Saudi prince was busted in Lebanon just last month trying to smuggle 2 tons of the stuff. He got off, of course. Because he’s a Saudi prince.

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    @Greg: Yay! We’re winning the war of blather. However, we aren’t winning much else and the absolutely stupid idea to accommodate terrorists wishing to infiltrate into our country won’t help.

    25% of the aircraft we send out to bomb actually drop their bombs. He cannot even admit that the Islamic State is Islamic.

    I think I’ll continue doing as I have been, since I have yet to hear any of Obama’s detractors detail a more effective approach than the one we’re pursuing at present.

    Really? Even I recommended we take out ISIS’s capabilities to make money off the refineries they captured and only this week did Russia and France begin hitting that resource. If Obama has been working so hard to “degrade and destroy” ISIS, how is it that their ATM was still in operation? How is it that France, in a matter of hours, not months, can hit ISIS training camps… with information WE gave them… and those camps are still in existence to bomb? Obama is an embarrassment.

    Apparently, you see ISIS as contained as well. Remind me not to ask you for tax advice.

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