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Published On: Mon, Nov 16th, 2015

Peggy Noonan blasts Bernie Sanders on climate change, terrorist comments, looks ‘daffy’

During an appearance on CBS’s Face the Nation Sunday, Wall Street Journal columnist Peggy Noonan strongly mocked Bernie Sanders’ claim during Saturday’s Democratic presidential debate that climate change has contributed to the rise of ISIS.

Noonan argued that Sanders’ statement “makes him to many people look slightly daffy like someone who doesn’t understand what the real subject is” because “[t]his is about terrorism. This isn’t about climate change and deserts and people migrating because it’s hot.”

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CBS reporter Nancy Cordes, who served as one of the questioners during last night’s Democratic debate, praised Sanders’ “good night” and eagerly touted his stance on income inequality: “[Y]ou could almost see him chomping at the bit to get past foreign policy and get into the issues where he’s the strongest. Talking about single payer, for example. Talking about a $15 minimum wage which was a really striking debate last night between him saying it should be $15 no matter what, Hillary Clinton saying that could have unintended consequences, I’m more comfortable with $12. But you’re right, clearly more Democrats came down on his side.”

Noonan quickly brought the conversation back to foreign policy and how Sanders’ views on terrorism were out of step with the world.

“[W]orking against him was I believe the fact that last night and more strikingly today on your show, Bernie Sanders essentially said a major problem with all of this ISIS stuff and terrorism and what’s going at the west is climate change and global warming which makes him to many people look slightly daffy like someone who doesn’t understand what the real subject is.”

Newsbusters posted this transcript:

CBS’s Face the Nation 

November 15, 2015

JOHN DICKERSON: Let me ask you, Nancy, about in our poll of independents and Democrats who were watching Bernie Sanders didn’t do well on foreign policy front but on the economic front, Sanders on the question of who can handle the economy, Sanders came out of 43, Clinton at 40. When it comes to income inequality, on that issue, he got 58% and Hillary Clinton got 31. SO on the issues Democrats care about it was good night for him.

NANCY CORDES: It was a good night for him. And I think that the issue of income equality was really in his wheelhouse you could almost see him chomping at the bit to get past foreign policy and get into the issues where he’s the strongest. Talking about single payer, for example. Talking about a $15 minimum wage which was a really striking debate last night between him saying it should be $15 no matter what, Hillary Clinton saying that could have unintended consequences, I’m more comfortable with $12. But you’re right, clearly more Democrats came down on his side.

PEGGY NOONAN: But, working against him was I believe the fact that last night and more strikingly today on your show, Bernie Sanders essentially said a major problem with all of this ISIS stuff and terrorism and what’s going at the west is climate change and global warming which makes him to many people look slightly daffy like someone who doesn’t understand what the real subject is, and is leaning outside to sort of leftist, or Progressive nostrims [sic] that he can talk about. This is about terrorism. It isn’t about climate change and deserts and people migrating because it’s hot.

– See more at: http://www.newsbusters.org/blogs/nb/jeffrey-meyer/2015/11/15/peggy-noonan-mocks-sanders-saying-isis-exacerbated-climate-change#sthash.AaUBBs5D.dpuf

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  1. Jonathan says:

    And yet Sanders was right about climate change. Go talk to military leaders and experts on this topic and they will confirm what I already know. He was correct to make the association. At this point, anyone who laughs at that is celebrating their own ignorance.

  2. Lowell Phillips says:

    How does one respond to someone who is so detached from reality? It simply cannot be done. We are referring to a religion of conquest that has been spread by the sword for over a thousand years and that had conquered 2/3’s of the Christian world before the dreaded Crusades were even launched. Is that what was going on back then? Did the Islamic conquerors foresee the coming of the mythical global warming back then? How such lunacy is given voice is a testament to how non-serious our nation has become.

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