You could be forgiven if, during CNN’s SEVEN-HOUR climate townhall (in which the Democratic presidential hopefuls emitted more hot gas than a 747 full of green activists headed for a climate change conference in Europe), you nodded off and missed Kamala Harris’ applause line that she sued Exxon/Mobil when she was California Attorney General. In fact, she has never sued Exxon/Mobil.
When pressed, her campaign insisted that she had begun an investigation into Exxon/Mobil. It was an investigation to see if they’d lied to the public. Sen. Harris might not want to press for “lying to the public” to be treated like a felony since she’s racked up quite a list of whoppers since announcing for the Presidency, some of which are catalogued by Marta Hernandez at the Victory Girls blog:
Another I’d toss in is Harris' claim at the CNN climate townhall that if Senate Republicans didn’t enact the Green New Deal, “as President of the United States, I am prepared to get rid of the filibuster to pass a Green New Deal."
Imagine if Trump had said he would ram through his agenda by executive order and if the Senate got in his way, he’d get rid of the filibuster. The media would be flummoxed over which way to frame the story: that Trump was a wannabe dictator or that he was so ignorant he didn’t know the President doesn’t make the Senate’s rules. Friendly media outlets tried to save Harris by claiming she said she would back getting rid of the filibuster, but no, she said “I am prepared to get rid of” it. Since she’s a lawyer and I assume has at least read the Constitution, the kindest way to interpret that was as a pandering lie.
While “progressives” generally don’t seem to mind lies as long as they hoodwink the voters and advance their agenda, even they rebel against lies to cover up offenses against their PC dogma. For instance, Harris’ polls took a tumble after they discovered her claims to be a pot-puffing lefty in college clashed with her record of drug prosecutions in California.
And the latest: when someone at one of her events called President Trump “mentally retarded,” she laughed and replied, “Well said! Well said!” Of course, the term “retarded” is now considered offensive and politically incorrect, so Harris later claimed she didn’t hear or “process” it at the time (despite replying “Well said!” twice.) Again, the media offered supportive coverage of that obvious phony excuse. Can you imagine if someone had said that at a Trump rally about, say, Joe Biden or AOC, and Trump had replied, “Well said”? It would be covered 24/7 on CNN on weeks, with many long-faced commentators opining that it was grounds for impeachment.
And can you imagine the media firestorm if Trump had written that word with a Sharpie pen!!
Planned Parenthood fired a knuckleball into their own faces by posting a “body positivity” meme on Instagram that read, “The size of your body doesn’t define your worth!” As you might imagine, that sparked an avalanche of responses, pointing out the irony that Planned Parenthood is built on the premise that if your body is small enough, you’re worth nothing and can be dismembered.
This isn’t the first time PP posted some liberal piety without recognizing their own complete disregard for it. For instance, there was this one: “Every person deserves the right to control their body, their life, and their future.” That is, every person who’s managed to make it past the point of birth without being killed by Planned Parenthood.
Read the full story. You might also click through to see the post on Instagram, since the responses are great. Many also point out that they were blocked by PP for pointing out their hypocrisy. So much for respecting everybody’s right to speak their mind.
Tweets of the Day! Excellent observations on how today’s Democrats claim to love democracy while railing against “populism.” Which really boils down to “We respect the rights of the people to act, speak and vote the way we think they should. But God help them if they dare to voice an opinion we don’t like. Then we’ll call them ‘domestic terrorists,’ like NRA members.”
Judging by their promises to destroy the US economy, kill jobs, put entire industries out of business, ban affordable food and practically every modern convenience, and make taxes and gasoline and home energy costs skyrocket, a good motto for the entire Democratic presidential slate would be an old quote by Linus from the comic strip, “Peanuts”:
“I love mankind, it’s people I can’t stand.”
“Beto” O’Rourke has gone from amusingly goofy to downright delusional if he thinks that Americans will happily comply with his plan to confiscate guns.
I already linked to this story from Reason magazine last week, but it’s worth an encore, and if you didn’t see it then, take a look at it now.
It examines the history of laws that attempted to confiscate or “buy back” – or even register – certain types of guns and their paltry compliance rates. If 95% of New Yorkers and even half of Canadians refused to go along with “Beto’s” fantasy, I can only imagine what the compliance rate would be in, say, Texas or Montana. While you’re at it, why not ask those folks to help reduce CO2 emissions by happily turning over their pickup trucks to the government?
I know that the Democratic Presidential candidates want to fight “climate change” by doing away with cows, cheeseburgers and factory farms. But if they have their way, what will we eat? A Swedish scientist has a suggestion that might be even harder to swallow than the idea of any of these people being President.
I wonder which Democrat will be the first to propose making “Soylent Green” a real product? They’ll have to think hard about it. On the one hand, it has “green” in its name, and it’s made from people – “People!” – so it will fight climate change, according to this guy. On the other hand, the movie “Soylent Green” starred Charlton Heston, who was the head of the NRA. He died 11 years ago, but no violation of current PC standards is forgivable, no matter how long ago it was. So tough call.
Still, if any Democratic candidate is actually going to endorse cannibalism, my money is on “Beto.” He's been known to eat some pretty weird things.