Dem So Dumb – Which Came First: The Stupidity or The Party?

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By Don FederBarbWire guest contributor

An enigma pondered down through the ages – or at least since Thomas Jefferson condemned the institution of slavery while contemplating slaves toiling in his fields – Do only stupid people achieve leadership positions in the Democratic Party, or does being a Democratic leader make you really stupid?

In every election cycle, the media delight in portraying Republicans, especially conservatives, as drooling idiots who refuse to accept the reality of global warming, don’t understand that guns (and not criminals) cause crime, have a problem with abortion being readily available to 14-year-olds, and believe the Bible had something to do with America’s founding – or, as our president famously remarked, they are inbred knuckle draggers who bitterly cling to “religion, or guns… or anti-immigrant sentiment.”

With that in mind, consider the brilliance, the profundity, of the party of white flags and red ink regularly on display.

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• For the third consecutive year, Representative Barbara Lee (D, CA.) introduced a resolution which claims climate change will force women to trade sex for food. “Food insecure (hungry) women with limited socioeconomic resources (poor) may be vulnerable to situations such as sex work (prostitution) and transactional sex…” Shades of population hysteric Paul Ehrlich, who says overpopulation will force us to eat our dead. I’m relieved that Lee qualified her forecast with “limited socioeconomic resources,” else I’d be concerned about the diets of Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and other Dem centerfold models. Since Boston has had five of its heaviest snow seasons on record in the past 21 years, the food-insecure are more likely to freeze to death than end up walking the streets in fishnet stockings.

• Receiving an award from the Muslim Public Affairs Council on March 23, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said reading the Koran reminded him of “quintessentially America values.” You know, quintessentially American values, like holy war, misogyny and anti-Semitism (Jews as the descendants of “apes and pigs”).

Did Jeh read the Pop-Up Koran or the Cliffs notes version, edited by Barack Hussein Obama?

• Democratic pols compete for fabulous prizes to see who can say the dumbest things about the religion of peace. After the Charlie Hebdo murders, a frantic former Governor and DNC Chair Howard Dean squawked: “I stopped calling these people Muslim terrorists. They’re about as Muslim as I am.” Also, “They have no respect for anybody else’s life, that’s not what the Koran says.” That’s basically correct – except for the 109 verses that call on Muslims to wage holy war on infidels. ISIS, Al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, etc., all say the Koran is their inspiration. Imams sanctify their slaughter. On April 1, 147 died when Al-Shabaab gunmen attacked a university in Northeastern Kenya. The killers specifically targeted Christians. Muslims were spared – probably because the terrorists are Buddhists, like Howard Dean.

• Rep Tony Cardenas (D, CA) told an audience at UCLA, that regardless of where illegal aliens live, he represents them in Congress. Unfortunately, some misguided members think they only represent actual citizens in their districts, but “I represent all of you,” Cardenas proclaimed. Last year, Vice President Joe Biden told the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce that the 11 million “undocumented workers” here “are just waiting for a chance to contribute fully” (to our crime rate? welfare rolls? US unemployment?). “So they already are Americans, in my view.” Maybe Cardenas would also like to represent the Mexicans still in Mexico, just waiting for the chance to contribute fully. Why even bother with a naturalization process, if people are already Americans the moment they set foot on our soil, regardless of how they got here? I’d suggest beating Democrats until they grasped the concept of the rule of law, but they’d pass out first.

• Second Amendment proponents sometimes say that gun-controllers don’t know which end of a gun the bullet is discharged from. In the case of Rep. Diana DeGette (D, Co) , they might have a point. The lead sponsor of a ban on high-capacity magazines thought they were like BIC lighters. At a 2013 Denver Post forum, the congresswoman was asked how a ban on magazines holding more than 15 rounds would accomplish anything. She replied: “I will tell you, these are ammunition. They’re bullets, so people who have them know they’re going to shoot them, so if you ban them in the future, the number of these high-capacity magazines is going to decrease dramatically over time, because the bullets will have been shot and there won’t be any more available.” Apparently, DeGette didn’t know that when a magazine is empty, it can be reloaded. If Democrats can regulate business without understanding how the economy functions, why can’t they control firearms without understanding how guns work?

• If he had a gun Nebraska State Rep. Ernie Chambers (an independent who votes with Democrats) knows what he’d do with it. “My ISIS is the police. The police are licensed to kill us – children, old people,” Chambers charged. During a hearing on a concealed weapon bill, Chambers allowed that if he had a gun, it wouldn’t be for Middle East terrorists. “Mine would be for the police. And if I carried a gun, I’d want to shoot him (a policeman) first and then ask questions, like they say the cop ought to do.” Who are police told to shoot first and question later – a six foot 4 inch, 210-lb thug who’s charging them with their head down, after beating them and trying to take their gun? The myth of killer cops leads to dead cops, like the two officers shot execution-style in Brooklyn on December 20, 2014. The number of black people shot by cops (most justified) is less than 100 a year – insignificant compared to 8,000 black homicides a year, 93% committed by black perpetrators. If Chambers had a gun, he might hurt himself.

• Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced last week that he won’t run for reelection in 2016, thus depriving the nation of one of its most incisive political thinkers. Last year, the Nevadan stated flatly that Tea Partiers are anarchists. “When I was in school, I studied government and I learned about the anarchists. Now they were different than the Tea Party because they were violent. But they were anarchists because they did not believe in government in any level and they acknowledged it. The Tea Party kind of hides that.” Tea Party activists want to abolish taxes, dismantle government and have us revert to a state of nature? Reid thinks the only choice is to worship the state and seek to make the piñata bigger every year, or want to destroy it. He’s never heard of constitutional government, which he didn’t study in school.

• Secretary of State John Kerry , who negotiated Obama’s Armageddon nuclear deal with the Iranian Reich, is almost as good at geography as he is at diplomacy. In a European tour shortly after he became secretary of state, Kerry thanked our diplomats in “Kyrzakhstan,” crediting their efforts to encourage “democratic institutions in Kyrzakhstan and Georgia.” He may have created an amalgamation of two of our regional allies Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. A member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for 28 years (chairman for five), Kerry might be expected to know the names of countries in the region. Then again, he thinks half of Israel is something called “Palestine.”

• His predecessor, Hillary Clinton (she of the 30,000 deleted e-mails) is a theologian as well as a politician. “I have to confess that it’s crossed my mind that you could not be a Republican and a Christian,” Clinton remarked. But you can be a Christian after destroying the reputations of innocent women who charge your horny husband with sexual harassment and assault, as she did as head of the so-called Bimbo Eruption Unit? Letting the former first lady decide who’s a Christian is like making Jack the Ripper the arbiter of dating etiquette.

• Barack Obama hailed his Swiss cheese agreement with the ayatollahs as “a good deal that meets our core objectives,” also “If Iran cheats, the world will know it.” And, don’t forget, “If you like your (health insurance) plan, you can keep it. …. The only change you’ll see is falling costs as our reforms take hold.”

Dorothy: “How can you talk if you haven’t got a brain?”

The Scarecrow: “I don’t know… But some people without brains do an awful lot of talking… don’t they?’

Dorothy: “Yes, I guess you’re right.”

Don Feder is a former Boston Herald writer who is now a political/communications consultant. He also maintains his own website,

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