Say What is the segment of Liberty Nation Radio where we unveil some of the most wacky, astonishing, and damnable things uttered by politicians and the chattering class.
Tim Donner: We start with climate change hysteria, and the sense of hopelessness it’s engendered in young and old people alike. Last week we played you a clip of school-aged kids verbally assaulting Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) with demands for immediate action on the Green New Deal, which would turn over control of not only the energy industry but also the entire economy to the federal government. This week the hysteria was encapsulated by older people. A couple of women on a BBC show in Britain said they are so paralyzed with fear over climate change that they’ve joined the Birth Strike movement and refused to have children.
Birth Striker 1: I’m terrified. And that’s putting it mildly. So, our planet is in a kind of collapse. The natural world is collapsing around us, and that’s actually happening right now. And I’m so disappointed by the response by health authorities to this crisis, and so freaked out by it, everything that I’ve read, that basically last year I came to the decision that I couldn’t bring a child into that.
Birth Striker 2: I mean, each day for me is a struggle …. I’m so depressed. I feel so hopeless and my decision for being on Birth Strike mostly has come from not wanting to pass that fear on to someone else. If we’re in this situation now, you know, even since my parents had me, we’ve destroyed 60% of life on this planet.
Tim: And that, my friends, is the kind of fear stoked by climate change alarmists that is leading young people to say, to hell with the economy, which would be bankrupted by the Green New Deal. We must take radical action right now, consequences be damned.
Now, just as that clip revealed everything you need to know about the misery of climate change alarmism, another clip tells you everything you need to know about the cultural chasm in this country. Hillary did that with her “basket of deplorables” comment, and left-wing elitist darling Bill Maher did the same thing on his HBO show, comparing coastal elites to flyover folk.
Bill Maher: They turn on the TV, and all the shows take place in a few hip cities. There’s no real housewives of Toledo or CSI Lubbock. There are no red carpets in Wyoming, and no one ever asks you “Who are you wearing?” because the answer is always “Target.” There are two Americas, and it seems like one is where all the cool jobs are, where people drive Teslas and eat artisanal ice cream. We have orchestras and theater districts and world-class shopping. We have Chef Wolfgang Puck. They have Chef Boyardee.
Tim: Evidently Maher and his leftist elitist cohorts still haven’t learned the lesson of why they got beat by Trump. It was exactly that attitude.
From the outrageous, we take you to the amusing. By most counts, Hillary Clinton had enumerated about two dozen or so reasons why she lost to Donald Trump, none of which included her, but this week it became two dozen and one. This time Hillary made a speech in Alabama and blamed her infamous loss of the blue state of Wisconsin, where she never campaigned, on termination of the Voting Rights Act.
Hillary Clinton: I was the first person who ran for president without the protection of the Voting Rights Act, and I will tell you, it makes a really big difference. And it doesn’t just make a difference in Alabama and Georgia, it made a difference in Wisconsin, where the best studies that had been done said somewhere between 40 and 80,000 people were turned away from the polls because of the color of their skin, because of their age.
Tim: Well, you got to give it to Hillary, she’s been very creative in her invention of excuses for her unthinkable defeat at the hands of Donald Trump. She says she’s not running again in 2020, to which Trump tweeted, “Aw-shucks, does that mean I won’t get to run against her again? She will be sorely missed!” But Hillary promised to stay out there on the stump making speeches, after which many a Republican responded, “You go, girl.”
But as Hillary, Michael Bloomberg, and Eric Holder checked out of the presidential race, a couple more Democrats checked in, bringing the field of presidential candidates trying to take down Trump to 14. John Hickenlooper, yes, that’s actually his name, former governor of Colorado and a bit of a joker in the deck given his relative independence from the national party, says he’s running for the White House on the strength of his record as governor in the Mile High State and standing up to the bully-in-chief Trump.
John Hickenlooper: No one can predict what happens after you become governor. Historic drought, thousands of acres in flames, and then came the worst floods in a hundred years, and the mass shooting in a movie theater once again tore the heart out of our community. I promised Colorado families that we would rebuild our communities better than before …. I’m John Hickenlooper. I’m running for president because we’re facing a crisis that threatens everything we stand for. As a skinny kid with Coke bottle glasses and a funny last name, I’ve stood up to my fair share of bullies.
Tim: So that means he can stand up to Trump, I suppose. The other candidate who threw his hat into the ring this week was Washington State Gov. Jay Inslee, who immediately engaged in that Democratic rite of passage, appearing on the liberal daytime chat-up show The View, vowing to be the climate change president.
Jay Inslee: We need a president who will say this, “America is going to defeat climate change. It is our destiny, and we will do this.” And I’m convinced of this, but to do this, we have to have a leader who will say fundamentally and unequivocally that this is the number one priority in the United States.
Tim: Now, looking at the latest Pew Research poll of the issues most important to the American people, which was conducted right after the State of the Union, climate change finished 17th. Climate change, 17th on the list of most important issues to Americans. Hickenlooper and Inslee are both white males, bringing to three the number of white men in the race, meaning three guys who failed to check any of the intersectional boxes, not a woman, not black, not Hispanic, and insufficiently aggrieved, we feel certain.
But I’ll tell you who’s still aggrieved: the governor and lieutenant governor and Attorney General of Virginia, all Democrats, in the wake of blackface controversies involving two of them and sexual assault allegations against the third. They’ve all been called on to resign by fellow Democrats, like Virginia Sen. Mark Warner. But they’re all still there. So Warner was asked a pretty obvious question on CNN about the blackface governor and the twice-accused sexual predator lieutenant governor and stumbled while trying to prevaricate.
Jake Tapper: They’re both still in office even though you’ve called for both of them to step down. How embarrassing is that for you as a Virginia Democrat?
Mark Warner: There needs to be a due process where the accusers get a chance to make their case, where the lieutenant governor gets to make his defense …
Tapper: But just yes or no, you still think they should both step down?
Warner: Listen, I think that we’ve made our … We made our … our call weeks ago, both of these gentlemen, if they’re going to stay, there needs to be a process in place so they can go about trying to re-earn the faith of Virginians.
Tim: We made our call for them to resign, sort of, kind of, but they can go out and … whatever. Virginia Republicans who control the state senate have promised hearings in which the two women who have accused Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax of sexual assault can make public all the dirt, which Democrats are trying desperately to sweep under the rug. Fairfax did the incredible recently on the floor of the Virginia senate, comparing condemnation of him regarding those accusations by two black women to a lynching.
Justin Fairfax: I’ve heard much about anti-lynching on the floor of this very senate, where people were not given any due process whatsoever. And we rue that, and we talk about hundreds, at least a hundred terror lynchings that have happened in the Commonwealth of Virginia under those very same auspices, and yet we stand here, and we rush to judgment with nothing but accusations and no facts. And we decide that we are willing to do the same thing.
Tim: If in doubt, play the race card and make yourself, accused by two black women of sexual assault, into a victim.