Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was widely ridiculed on Twitter after he took the “war” on climate change a bit too literally.
“We must look at climate change as if it were a devastating military attack against the United States and the entire planet. And we must respond accordingly,” Sanders tweeted on New Year’s Day.
We must look at climate change as if it were a devastating military attack against the United States and the entire planet. And we must respond accordingly.
— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 1, 2019
Let’s humor Sanders for a moment. How would the United States respond to a “devastating military attack” against the entire planet?
After such an earth-shattering event, Congress would likely issue a declaration of war and the U.S. military would subsequently launch a “devastating military attack” of its own.
Does Sanders want the U.S. military to somehow nuke climate change into submission?
Obviously, that’s not possible, and the far-left senator was ruthlessly mocked on Twitter for his ridiculous statement.
Jim Hanson, president of Security Studies Group, attempted to dissect Sanders’ strange statement.
“You gonna nuke the Sun?” Hanson mockingly asked. “Or Everyone w/ a car?”
You gonna nuke the Sun?
Everyone w/ a car?
Or better yet
Everyone w/ more than one house?
Time to just pack it in
The Bern is burnt out https://t.co/GReQw9PkQM
— Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) January 2, 2019
Filmmaker Ben Howe jokingly suggested launching nuclear weapons at the atmosphere.
Let’s nuke the atmosphere. https://t.co/ZGvwcB6Tte
— Ben (@BenHowe) January 2, 2019
James Taranto, an editor at The Wall Street Journal, reminded Sanders that Congress has the power to declare war.
You’re in Congress–introduce a declaration of war. https://t.co/JDmsGQXrh3
— James Taranto (@jamestaranto) January 2, 2019
Plenty of others had fun at the senator’s expense.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) January 2, 2019
You can start @SenSanders by selling 2 of your 3 homes
— theMaltesefalco (@themaltesefalco) January 2, 2019
I suspect you would do nothing if there actually WAS a military attack on the United States.
— David Blevins (@DavidVBlevinsMD) January 2, 2019
Ok, Bernie. When do we launch the nukes? When do we strike at the strategic targets, like the north and south poles, fault lines, the rain forests, etc? The earth is the enemy and must be destroyed!
— Jim A. (@jimboa25) January 2, 2019
Sanders’ statement is ridiculous, but it’s also an example of another problem with left-wing politicians.
They are increasingly using fear-mongering to push their “climate change” agenda.
In November, Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York claimed that “people are going to die” if her “Green New Deal” isn’t passed.
At the same time, the left will falsely accuse President Donald Trump of using fear-mongering.
Author and media personality Michael Malice used Sanders’ tweet to point out the left’s hypocrisy.
“Donald Trump was elected president by his fearmongering” https://t.co/BozHorxopY
— Michael Malice (@michaelmalice) January 1, 2019
Sanders and his left-wing colleagues are using textbook fear-mongering to push their extremist “climate change” agenda.
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