The further we move along the timeline, it seems the 21st Century continues to become a parody of reality.
Check out these laughably pathetic statements from politicians such as Ted Cruz, John Kerry and Bernie Sanders.
Laughable, but Painfully True
Texas Senator Ted Cruz said on Sunday’s “Meet the Press”: “The truth of the matter is, Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we’ve ever seen. They passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could.”
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 18, 2015
It’s enough to warrant a chuckle because on the surface, it just doesn’t make sense. But in the end, Cruz is right. The GOP Establishment is nothing more than the Progressive Wing of the GOP and an extension of the Democrats. In some ways, the current GOP leadership is a left-of-center party. They’ve done absolutely nothing to stop the Obama agenda and have actually conspired to surrender their Constitutional checks.
Cruz went to tell host Chuck Todd: “Every town hall you do, the answer is always, absolutely nothing, and usually I respond and say it’s worse than that. It would have been better if it were nothing. In fact, what the Republican majorities have done – we came back right after the last election, passed a trillion dollar Crominbus bill, filled with corporate welfare and pork. Then Republican leadership joined with Harry Reid and the Democrats to do that. Then leadership voted to fund Obamacare. Then they voted to fund amnesty. Then they voted to fund Planned Parenthood, and then Republican leadership took the lead confirming Loretta Lynch as attorney general.
Now Chuck, which one of those decisions is one iota different than what would have happened under Harry Reid and the Democrats? The truth of the matter is, Republican leadership are the most effective Democrat leaders we’ve ever seen. They passed more Democratic priorities than Harry Reid ever could?”
Climate Change Caused a War?
Secretary of State John Kerry spoke at the Milan Expo 2015 in Italy. He said a drought played a role in the Syrian Civil War.
“It is not a coincidence that immediately prior to the civil war in Syria, the country experienced the worst drought on record,” Kerry said. “As many as 1.5 million people migrated from Syria’s farms into Syria’s cities, and that intensified the political unrest that was beginning to brew.
“Now, I’m not telling you that the crisis in Syria was caused by climate change. No, obviously, it wasn’t. It was caused by a brutal dictator who barrel-bombed, starved, tortured, and gassed his own people. But the devastating drought clearly made a bad situation a lot worse.”
Interesting perspective from Kerry. Funny how the population statistics and much of the drought-related commentary appears similar to a report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, noting how the drought triggered the movement of farmers to cities. The authors pegged the population shift at exactly 1.5 million people.
The report went on to blame the drought on “human influences on the climate system.”
As you can see here, Syria is a pretty dry place overall:
Kerry ominously warned how the current refugee situation in Europe is but an opening scene to what will happen if we don’t deal with “climate change.’
“Here in Europe, you’re in the middle of one of the worst refugee crises in decades,” he said. “And I would underscore, unless the world meets the urgency of this moment, the horrific refugee situation that we’re facing today will pale in comparison to the mass migrations that intense droughts, sea-level rise, and other impacts of climate change are likely to bring about.”
Of course, Kerry said this ahead of the big forthcoming climate summit Paris.
So much for Obama’s policy of “leading from behind” being a cause of the entire mess.
Castro’s Paradise (Prison)
It’s no secret Democrat presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is a card-carrying Marxist. This revelation should come as no surprise. At least, unlike Hillary Clinton (who claims to be a “Progressive”), Sanders admits his ideology.
But an interview from 1985 reveals Sanders admiration for Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
“In 1961, [America] invaded Cuba, and everybody was totally convinced that Castro was the worst guy in the world,” said Sanders. “All the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro. They forgot that he educated their kids, gave their kids health care, totally transformed society. You know, not to say Fidel Castro and Cuba are perfect – they are certainly not — but just because Ronald Reagan dislikes these people does not mean to say the people in these nations feel the same.”
Those who disagreed risked their lives in boats.
According to the CIA Factbook, Cuba is a leader in human trafficking, particularly with children. It’s a routine stop on the sex-cation circuit. Yup, good ‘ol Fidel helped transform their society, Bernie.