I didn't watch it, have only read reports of it afterwards (I don't like listening to BS), but was surprised yesterday to hear the debate was still on, given what had happened Friday evening in Paris.
But, after reading the highlights of the debate, it was probably a good idea it wasn't postponed, because what those who watched it heard was more of the dangerous policies that led to the rise of ISIS and Islamic extremism, instead of rooting out this evil that threatens the Western world.
First, despite the fact that 9/11, 9/11/12, Ft. Hood, the Boston Marathon, Chattanooga, and now Paris all have Islamic Terrorism in common, every Democrat refuses to acknowledge who the enemy is (Breitbart).
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the Democratic Party presidential debate on Saturday evening in Iowa that she would not use the phrase "radical Islam" to describe the enemy responsible for attacking the United States and the west in general.
The exchange with moderator John Dickerson of CBS News was as follows (rush transcript):
Moderator: Secretary Clinton, you mentioned radical jihadists. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL), also running for president, said this attack in Paris showed that we are at war with radical Islam. Do you agree with that characterization "radical Islam"
Clinton: I don't think we're at war with Islam. I don't think we're at war with all Muslims. I think we're at war with jihadists
Moderator: Just to interrupt. he didn't say all Muslims. He said "radical Islam"
Clinton: I think you can talk about Islamists who clearly are also jihadists, but I think it's not particularly helpful to make the case that Senator Sanders was just making that I agree with that we've got to reach out to Muslim countries. We've got to have them be part of our coalition. If they hear people running for president who basically shortcut it to say we are somehow against Islam.Plus, despite the fact that we now know some of these radical Muslims who attacked Paris posed as refugees from Syria, all the Democrats think we should roll out the red carpet for them. Never mind they're already landing on our shores and receiving government aid.
We know who Hillary thinks is the enemy...
But radical Islamists, who have attacked America several times? Hillary thinks we should "empathize" with them.
This is why the Democrat Party was unfit to lead in 2008 and is unfit to lead now.
When you listen to this kind of talk, you have to ask yourself, what planet are these people from? Keep in mind, not all Democrats thought like this. FDR, the statist that he was, was willing to take action against the evil of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan. Had Bill Clinton been President on December 7, 1941, he probably would have sent the FBI to investigate Pearl Harbor, like he did the USS Cole attack.
Democrats were quick to act patriotic after 9/11, but turned when they saw it was politically expedient for them to. 9/11 has always been something Hillary Rotten has tried to play politically, see how she did it last night, as well as with her vote for the Iraq War. But when it was politically expedient for her, she was quick to join the appeasers of radical Islamists in attacking the war effort.
There was a time when politics "stopped at the water's edge, " but that's not the case anymore. The Democrat Party of FDR and JFK doesn't exist anymore. The modern Democrat Party has more in common with radical, left-wing terror groups like the Symbionese Liberation Army than your great-grandparents Democrats. You think I'm being extreme? Look at how Barack Hussein Obama got his political start in the living room of an unrepentant domestic terrorist. Bill Clinton not only commuted the sentences of FALN terrorists in 1999, but also gave clemency to two Weather Underground (Obama's friend Bill Ayers' terror group) members. Remember too, how Hillary was so quick to blame Benghazi on a video but not on Islamic terrorists. Democrats always appear more sympathetic to terrorists who attack America, the West, and capitalism, but always point to the defenders of capitalism and a civil society as the enemy.
Yes, insanity is "doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."