As much as I hate to say it, world tragedies, like what happened in Paris, have altering effects in many other related areas. This rings very true for the candidates running for President of the United States in 2016. If you are one of only 8 million who actually tuned into the Democratic debate on Saturday night, you were able to see live footage of the Democratic candidates dancing around the foreign policy questions.
As I continue to study the political field for 2016, I continue to grow more and more fond of how Bernie Sanders runs his campaign. He holds nothing back, says how he feels, does not take money from SuperPACs and so on. However, just as much as I like how he runs his campaign, I continue to realize how far out in left field he truly is on so many important issues.
When asked the first question on Saturday night, he made a complete buffoon out of himself. To take a world tragedy that happened 24 hours prior, and insist to push the hurting middle class because of the evil rich, while questioned about Paris, is absolutely absurd. I get his passion against the rich, although I disagree, I get it. But to use your opening 60 seconds when asked about Paris to quickly transition into that is wrong. Even Hillary spoke on the issue for her allotted time. It is quite clear that Sen. Sanders does not have a clear plan for foreign policy. Like Pres. Obama, I truly wish diplomacy was the answer, but you cannot have rational agreements with irrational people.
However, the craziness of the Bernmiester did not end there. “Climate change is directly related to the growth of terrorism,” Bernie states. I am sorry, what planet is he reporting from? When he made this remark Saturday night, I could not believe it. I rewound the DVR several times to truly capture how insane of a state that really was. I am really not sure how one can state that climate change is a bigger threat to us today, than terrorism. Even if you are a firm believer in climate change, how is a 1 degree increase in direct correlation to bombing the United States? Or France? Or the Russian plane? Let us all please just take a step back for a second and think about what this man truly believes.
I wish we could say that this was only a slip up, but you and I both know he firmly believes this. So if you still feel that the temperature change is a direct correlation to random bombings and shootings, then this is your guy. If not, how can we have such leaders that are so closed minded to the reality of the world? The citizens of Vermont must not realize that there is a world outside of their 9,623 square miles.
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