Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, and Martin O’Malley sat down Monday night with the Iowa Brown and Black Forum, and the questions they received show just how loony the lunatic fringe is getting. It’s hard to muster much sympathy for Democrats, but you almost had to feel sorry for the candidates as they pretended to care about one whackadoo issue after another. Their answers were carefully non-controversial, but the questions themselves were just…well, you have to just see them for yourself.
“All of the Democratic presidential candidates have said that black lives matter, even if they didn’t at first, but how will your administration specifically prove that?” one of the moderators asked Clinton.
Prove what? That black lives matter? Is that the responsibility of the president, to prove intangible philosophical theories? Does it require a task force? How can anyone answer such a stupid question?
But the questions kept coming, growing more ridiculous as the night progressed. One moderator asked:
The danger of ISIS is clearly a major threat to American safety, but personally, I know many minorities who are much more concerned with racist attacks at the local level than radical Islamists. Do you believe that white terrorism and extremism is as much a threat to some in this country as something like ISIS?
Clinton, ever the consummate politician, said, “I think we have all kinds of threats in our country and I wouldn’t discount any of them.” Indeed, and the biggest of those threats come from leftists who would probably vote Louis Farrakhan president if given half the chance.
Naturally, the moderators couldn’t get through the night without invoking their new favorite term. “White privilege is a term that more people are talking openly about these days,” a college student in the audience asked. “Certainly, people like me have long understood what it means. Secretary Clinton, can you tell us what the term white privilege means to you and can you give me an example from your life or career when you think you have benefited from it?”
“Where do I start?” said Clinton. “I never really knew what was or wasn’t part of the privilege; I just knew I was a lucky person.”
That one had to hurt. Clinton has always portrayed herself as a woman fighting the odds – battling her entire life to overcome sexism, vast right-wing conspiracies, and everything else this cruel world threw in her path. Now she has to sit here while some college kid tells her that she’s only successful because she’s white? And she has to agree?
Apparently not satisfied that they had ticked off all of the inane racial touchstones, the panel closed with this doozy: “Do you think 2016 is the year, kind of on the federal level, we should start studying reparations?”
Clinton handled that one with some vague remarks about community investments.
The DNC has done a remarkable job protecting their golden girl from having to actually debate her challengers, but her downfall may just come from an unexpected direction. Hillary can deceive with the best of them (i.e., her husband), but every human being has their breaking point. When and if Hillary snaps, it will be a glorious sight to behold.