CBS Democrat debate: global warming causes terrorism, take in 65,000 Syrian refugees

What difference does national security make?
What difference does national security make?

Here’s a re-cap of the Democrat debate from Saturday night on CBS News.

On terrorism:

DICKERSON: Senator Sanders, you said you want to rid the planet of ISIS. In the previous debate you said the greatest threat to national security was climate change. Do you still believe that?

SANDERS: Absolutely. In fact, climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism. And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say, you’re going to see countries all over the world — this is what the CIA says — they’re going to be struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts of land to grow their crops ask you’re going to see all kinds of international conflict.

On Syrian refugees:

O’Malley proposed allowing 65,000 Syrian refugees into the country, more than the 10,000 proposed by Obama, though he said they need “proper screening.”

Clinton also argued for a higher number, adding “I said we should go to 65, but only if we have as careful a screening and vetting process as we can imagine.”

On amnesty and wages:

9: 53: Hillary is asked how she could “go further” than Obama on executive amnesty after the administration’s setback this week. She insists, according to her reading of the law and the Constitution and not the court’s, Obama has the “authority” to exercise his executive amnesty. She “any parent” would be “proud” of DREAMers and America should make it possible for illegal immigrants to come of of the shadows. No talk about the crimes committed by illegal immigrants.

9: 52: Democrats asked about immigration. O’Malley is asked if he is willing to compromise to focus on border security first to keep America face. O’Malley says that if more border/security and deportations were going to bring Republicans to the table, it would have happened a long time ago. He blasts Trump as  an immigrant-bashing “carnival barker.” O’Malley says giving amnesty to illegal immigrants would raise wages even though illegal immigrants would then be competing with Americans for jobs.

The pro-Democrat “debate” moderators were very careful to steer the discussion away from all of the Clinton scandals… nothing about the Clinton Foundation taking foreign donations, nothing about the hacked e-private homebrew e-mail server, nothing about Benghazi, nothing about Clinton’s war in Libya, etc.

Liberal moderators

CBS moderator John Dickerson is a radical left-wing Democrat.

CBS moderator Nancy Cordes is a radical left-wing Democrat.

Dickerson also met privately with each of the candidates prior to the debate.

Syrian refugees

In case you’re concerned about the refugees, in light of the Paris terrorist attacks, here’s the current Democrat plan for that:

The United States will take up to 100,000 refugees a year in 2017, a more than 40 percent increase that comes as growing numbers of people flee conflicts in Syria and other parts of the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

Secretary of State John Kerry announced the plans Sunday in Berlin, where German officials are scrambling to deal with a massive influx of migrants and where he met with some Syrians who had fled their country’s civil war. He said the U.S. cap on refugees would be lifted in stages, going from 70,000 now to 85,000 in 2016 and 100,000 the following year.

Nothing to be concerned about, nothing to see here.

10 thoughts on “CBS Democrat debate: global warming causes terrorism, take in 65,000 Syrian refugees”

  1. “In fact, climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism.”

    This has to be the stupidest, most ill informed statement I have ever heard on the subject of terrorism. Especially when it comes to ISIS. Behold the unthinking, almost religious dogmatism of modern Progressivism.

  2. “In fact, climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism. And if we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say, you’re going to see countries all over the world — this is what the CIA says — they’re going to be struggling over limited amounts of water, limited amounts of land to grow their crops ask you’re going to see all kinds of international conflict.”

    If I slammed my head into my desk as hard as I could it wouldn’t hurt as much as trying to come up with a word or phrase that describes exactly how ignorant that statement is…

    1. This is mainstream thinking on the secular left. I was just speaking to an atheist by e-mail, and he told me what a good grasp Sanders has of national security issues, and foreign policy.

      1. The only thing he has a good grasp on is rhetoric. It’s impressive how he adds numbers by saying the things he does.

        I wonder if you followed the money though. There’s gotta be somebody backing it off the books or something, there’s too much money in climate deliriousness for him to promote it this hard. It’s unfortunate none of the republicans destroy everything this man says by directly calling him on it. Especially if this truly is his foreign policy.

  3. Wow. Just… wow.

    God help us if one of those morons gets elected into the White House. If that happens, ISIS will pretty much have free reign of the US in due time. 9/11 will come to look like child’s play, in comparison.

  4. So is Sanders denying that “Climate Change” is man made since Islam has been slaughtering its way across Europe, Northern Africa, and the Near East since the 600s? That doesn’t comport well with the Hockey Stick. Or is he saying that we’ve been causing “Climate Change” for far longer than the “97% consensus” has been telling us? Or is it impossible to find logic and consistency from people on the left?

    1. He’s just a lazy, impractical psychopath who has been living on public money his whole life, and now wants to make his dependency less shameful by making more of us like him. Raving about impending doom and promising goodies is his way of feeling good about his own failure.

      1. On second thoughts, maybe Sanders has a point about the correlation between climate change and violence – because whenever he suggests climate change is responsible I feel the urge to slap him with a with a wet trout, Monty Python style.

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