The democrats boutique issues–there’s a reason they talk of nothing but climate change—21h., b38
When Hillary Clinton announced her opposition to the Keystone pipeline from Canada, she said climate change was the reason. In the first Democratic presidential debate CNN Martin O’Malley listed the greatest national security threats to America as nuclear Iran, ISIS, and “climate change. of course.” And in the second Democratic debate (CBS)—it was the day after the Paris terrorist attacks—Bernie Sanders insisted climate change “is directly related to the growth of terrorism.”
In polls, voters list it as one their lowest priorities, even while paying lip service to it as a serious matter. What a powerful rebuke to the terrorist will be when the world stands as one and shows that we will not be deterred from building a better future for our children. In 2013, it came in 21st and last in a Pew survey of what should be the priorities for the White House and Congress. Gallup poll on the most important problem facing this country,” the environment and population much less climate change, barely registered a blip.
Sanders, for instant. He sounds as if he sees himself as a prophet. Unless global warming is curbed, he said in the first debate, “the planet that we’re going to be leaving our kids and our grandchildren may well not be habitable.”
It’s what the liberal coalition at the top of the Democratic party wants to talk about. It especially matters to what has become the most influential interest group, environmentalists.
Similarly, they’ve embraced the threat of Islamophobia, the need to welcome Syrian refugees, gay (especially LGBT) rights, bigger government. and taxing the wealthy. Why, voters may ask, are the candidates yapping about global warming when the economy is stagnant.
Clinton was evasive and answered what hadn’t been asked. “I don’t think we’re at war with Islam,” she said. “I don’t think we’re at war with all Muslims. I think we’re at war with jihadists who have…” He didn’t say all Muslims just radical Islam.
We are at war with violent extremism.” A week later, Clinton tweeted this: “Islam is not our adversary. Muslims are peaceful and tolerant people and have nothing whatsoever to do with terrorism.”
Democrats, meanwhile, have rushed to defend Obama’s plan to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees in the United States in 2016. This is risky. A poll last week by McLaughlin & Associates found 84 percent of Americans see immigration from the Middle East as “dangerous,” and 74 percent believe creating a safe haven or no-fly zone in Syria and sending humanitarian aid would be preferable.
Blacks, by 2-to-l, told a Rasmussen poll that “all lives matter” was closer to their view.
source-weekly standard (12/7/20150, fred barnes, cnn, martin o’malley, john dickerson, mclaughlin ans assoc, rasmussen