As evidenced by the marathon CNN town hall on climate change Wednesday, the field of Democrat candidates for that party’s 2020 nomination has a laundry list of things that they believe need to be banned in order to save the world from a fiery demise that will occur anywhere from 14 months to 50 years from now (depending on which panicked estimate you believe).
Politico framed the 2020 Democrat rush to “ban all the things” this way:
Democrats’ verbal targeting of everything from plastic straws to cheeseburgers is stoking fears among anti-Trump forces that they’re unwittingly playing into Republican culture wars https://t.co/tMvWkJgJhR
— POLITICO (@politico) September 6, 2019
Does that sound a lot like “Republicans pounce”? Because that’s what it sounds like:
This headline is a masterpiece. Democrats targeting common everyday things in America might play into the *REPUBLICAN CULTURE WAR* https://t.co/ARoca8pQgH
— John Ekdahl (@JohnEkdahl) September 7, 2019
I love when we get these “we better keep our dumbass ideas quiet” articles after almost every Dem candidate lets their certifiable lunacy out of the bag. https://t.co/tGkqoVcI0a
— John Commodore Barry (@ShrinkGov) September 7, 2019
This is an amazing way to say Dems hair-brained schemes are going to turn off voters. https://t.co/JOPS6cNUnn
— Ordinarytoart.com (@facepaintchick) September 7, 2019
Did y'all pick up an editor from Think Progress? https://t.co/TVD43cfGTG
— DaveinTexas (@DaveinTexas) September 7, 2019
It makes you wonder.
"Republicans to pounce…" https://t.co/MbCfUe4rup
— Shiny Happy Person (@Machovell1an) September 7, 2019
And by “pounce” Politico means “win the 2020 election if the Dems don’t stop sounding so unhinged.”
“Republican culture wars.”
When the loonies on the Dem side are running on government-mandated veganism and outlawing cars, air travel and electricity.
— Will Collier (@willcollier) September 6, 2019
So you're just going to pretend that Senator Warren did not address that in the climate forum? Why?? Your lack of honesty is deplorable.
— Wisconsinite (@cindkra) September 6, 2019
Wait, the Democrats launch a war on straws and cheeseburgers, but these are "Republican culture wars"??
You can do better. https://t.co/673ygM30xI
— NewsBusters (@newsbusters) September 7, 2019
Not being mentally deranged = “unwittingly playing into Republican culture wars” https://t.co/jXsyFNKYUn
— wearin airpods (@ButchSoprano) September 7, 2019
Gold medal in mental gymnastics.
— Calm & Collected German (@irateteuton) September 7, 2019
If Democrats don’t know republicans will “pounce” by now, there’s no help for them. I mean, their media allies have pounded the point for decades now. https://t.co/6hTAsnNQBV
— Not Not s// / tt (@mdrache) September 7, 2019
dems are burning down their own house. the candidates compete to see who can spray the most gasoline on the embers.
— david maurer (@davidpmaurer) September 7, 2019
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) September 6, 2019
— ⚠️🇺🇸Enrique Taylor🇺🇸⚠️ (@ErinBeenWavy) September 7, 2019
Not my culture war, but the self destruction of the left is sorta delicious. https://t.co/lkxyr1H8xN
— Smirque De Sar (@FoundersGirl) September 7, 2019
Showing their true colors is definitely not good for their image
— Kristy Rodriguez (@krod2516) September 7, 2019
Every time the Democrat candidates’ masks slip, so do their chances of winning next year, and the media knows that.