Tuesday, October 18, 2016

They Believed Their Own Strawman

"Well, the trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so."--Ronald Reagan
"Figures often beguile me, particularly when I have the arranging of them myself; in which case the remark attributed to Disraeli would often apply with justice and force: “There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.”"--Mark Twain
"I don't ever want to believe my own press clippings, good or bad."--William Clay Ford, Jr.

*"I don't ever want to eat my own toenail clippings, good or bad. However, Hillary's are delicious, especially with the hot sauce in her purse, the purse carried around by a bodyguard who hates her guts!"--John Podesta
*"Remember when I said 'Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts,'? Well, nevermind. You are now entitled to your own facts also."--Daniel Patrick Moynihan
*"You're Norma Desmond. You used to be in silent pictures. You used to be big!"
 "I am big. It's the facts that got small."--Norma Rodham Desmond

(*possible quotes)
"Oh why, oh why, couldn't it have been Ward and June Cleaver instead?"
Rick Moran: "If I didn't read it myself, I'd barely believe it.

Here's the towering denial of Islamic terrorism -- I'd add the adjective nauseating -- of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta and Hillary's whole, rotten crew of terror apologists.

FoxNews: "[D]igital operative Matt Ortega forwarded a tweet from MSNBC host Christopher Hayes that named one of the shooters in the San Bernardino, Calif.,  attack as Sayeed Farook. Consultant Karen Finney forwarded the email to Podesta, commenting, “Damn.”

Podesta responded: “Better if a guy named Sayeed Farouk was reporting that a guy named Christopher Hayes was the shooter.”

"We are at war with radical Islam whether Clinton and Podesta like it or not. And no one with half a brain is saying we should declare war on Islam or demonize Muslim Americans. That, as the debate prep book makes clear, is a political talking point, unconnected to reality. It is a false choice -- a strawman argument used to criticize political opponents.

It is a test of one's "tolerance" not to mention "Islamic terrorism." The idea that naming the enemy somehow plays into his hands is perverse. But this is what passes for strategy among liberal Democrats: try not to offend the terrorists and get them any madder at us.

Podesta's fantasy that if only white people would go out and commit mass murder we would be validated in our belief that Muslims aren't the only ones who commit terrorist acts takes the notion of "tolerance" to extremes. It's frightening to think that he and Hillary Clinton might be responsible for the safety and security of Americans." .......

Ozzie and Harriet Go to the Airport
In the bloody aftermath of San Bernardino, The NY Times printed this now-classic headline:

San Bernardino Suspects Left Trail of Clues, but No Clear Motive

No clear motive. Farook's Pakistani father taught him the family business of wife-beating, Jew-hatred and Caliphate-building--but there's no clear motive. Tashfeen Malik attended the Kill the Infidel Finishing School for Young Ladies in Beelzebub, Pakistan--but there's no clear motive.

The Times can find motives when they want to. When a bank executive runs a bunco scam, they're on it--they can Name That Crime! But when a Secretary of State sells our scarce Uranium Supply to Vladimir Putin for $145 million, they're AWOL on bribery as a motive.

When Donald Trump twitches a left eyebrow, they can detect his bad motives--but not from a woman who wears a burqua over her burqua and goes by the social media nickname "Pipe-Bomb Patty".

"That's a lovely dress you're wearing today, Mrs. Cleaver."
The Times warns again and again that it's much too early to assign a motive (but if you do, there's also a handy op-ed explaining why motives don't matter, only gun control!).

Almost a year later, it's still too early to assign a motive...and it will always be too early for them. (Funny--San Bernardino already seems like years ago, but that's because there have been so many attacks since then.)

Podesta's idiocy isn't just more left-wing bean-counting and creepy wishful thinking.

It gets people killed.

In fact, because of this ideology, State is handing out visas like candy to Islamists, including in the San Bernardino attack. Podesta--and Hillary Clinton--wants more of the same poison that killed the victims. It wasn't Col. Mustard in the Conservatory with a Knife. It was Mr. & Mrs. Islamo-killer in the State Department with a Visa.

It's not just Islamic terrorism. Hillary & Co. want other facts changed to fit their philosophy, too. Like crime. If black people commit too many crimes percentage-wise, then it must be the System, the Cops, the Republicans or Society's fault. They have entire Departments of Phony Statistics to shift blame from the guilty to their preferred targets.

Time and again, if the facts don't fit their ideology, then the facts must change. They massage them until black is white, up is down and good is evil and evil is good. They believe in their own Strawman Superstition as fervently as Sayeed Farook did in his.

Aside from the fact that their denial kills people, the problem is that, eventually, they will make a Christopher Hayes the guilty one, whether he is or not. If they had their way, our CIA interrogators would still be in prison and all Gitmo detainees would be free. Just as they did with the innocent-but-in-hiding Officer Darren Wilson, when a thug tried to murder him with his own service revolver.

Or as Podesta would put it, “Better if a guy named Michael Brown was reporting that a guy named Officer Wilson was the attacker.”

Straw God Has Spoken.

Are the victims diverse enough for you, Mr. Podesta?


The Smithsonian Soviet Airbrush Institution didn't see fit to include Justice Thomas
in its new African-American Museum.
Ideology Erases Facts.

"With the thoughts I've been thinkin',
I could be another Lincoln
If we only hadn't cleansed him from the history books."

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