On Wednesday night, I swung by Sean Hannity's show to discuss the Democrat debate, in which four out of the five candidates were anxious not to be outpaced by Bernie Sanders on the socialist-gravy-train-for-all front. As reported by Breitbart News:
Steyn stated, "The whole rationale for Joe Biden getting in is that Bernie Sanders is too far to the left. On that stage last night, with the exception of Jim Webb, everyone was too far to the left. The idea that this is a party of Scoop Jackson Democrats who need to... rein in the craziness of Bernie Sanders: They're all ready to join him, all of them are ready to join him on the socialist ledge...'
Steyn continued, 'Back when Bernie took his honeymoon in the Soviet Union, that would be considered an unusual quirk, even for a Democrat to do. By the time he announced — it was brought up by Anderson Cooper last night, the oddball was Jim Webb, who when Bernie was honeymooning in the Soviet Union, Jim Webb was taking Vietcong bullets over in the jungles of southeast Asia. That seems far weirder to the Democrat base than Bernie's honeymoon in the Soviet Union. ... They've bet that there are now — that every year, people who believe in the old Constitution and the founding fathers, they die off, and these young millennials who agree with him on Denmark and Sweden and Norway go to the polls.'
Click below and stay all the way for my acclaimed Bernie impression:
One point I mentioned en passant bears further consideration: Tsar Putin's Russia received directly from Hillary the famously mistranslated "reset" button, while in recent weeks Obama himself has made historic reconciliations with two ancient enemies estranged from the US for decades, Iran and Cuba. Barely is the ink dry on those agreements and Russia, Iran and Cuba all have troops on the ground in Syria killing US-trained forces.
But in DemocratWorld that's not as important as free parental leave for illegal immigrants.
~ As for that book of mine that Sean was kind enough to mention, that's my very latest - "A Disgrace to the Profession", the story of the 21st century's most famous graph and the damage it has done both to science and public policy (as the Democrats' debate well illustrated). It's in its fifth printing, and has sold out again in paperback at Amazon, but I'm told the latest shipment has arrived at their place, so they'll be shipping it out again in the next 24 hours. If you can't wait that long, you can get it personally autographed by yours truly direct from the SteynOnline bookstore. If you can't wait that long and need it in the next 45 seconds, it's available instantly in Kindle and Nook.
~Today Thursday I'll be keeping my weekly date with Hugh Hewitt, live coast to coast at 6pm Eastern/3pm Pacific.
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