Look, Ma, No Islam -- The Stupefying Democratic Debate
Well, we did learn two things from the CBS Democratic debate Saturday night:
1. Bernie Sanders thinks climate change causes terrorism.
How this piece of magic works, he didn't get to explain, so we can only imagine. Maybe it 's a hot desert wind making normal people go to extremes, as in the famous opening of Raymond Chandler's "Red Wind":
There was a desert wind blowing that night. It was one of those hot dry Santa Ana's that come down through the mountain passes and curl your hair and make your nerves jump and your skin itch. On nights like that every booze party ends in a fight. Meek little wives feel the edge of the carving knife and study their husbands' necks. Anything can happen. You can even get a full glass of beer at a cocktail lounge.
That global warming -- it will get you every time. ISIS-shmicis. Forget Islam having anything to do with it. Bernie doesn't even want to pronounce the word. But neither, it seems, do any Democrats. I have a suggestion for them. When talking about World War II, don't, under any circumstances, refer to our enemies as Nazis. It's terribly un-PC. Call them National Socialists... oh, wait.
2. Hillary Clinton wants to raise the 10,000 Syrian refugees Obama intends to admit to 65,000. BUT...and this is important... none are to be allowed within fifty miles of Chappaqua.
Okay, she didn't say the latter part, but she might as well have. In fact, she can say just about anything she wants because she's going to be the Democratic nominee under virtually any circumstances, unless, of course, she's indicted. (We can hope, can't we?)