Democrats and the media (but we repeat ourselves) are in complete meltdown over Donald Trump’s remarks about prosecuting the criminal Hillary Clinton last night, becasue that’s what third-world dictators do, or something.
CNN’s chief political correspondent Dana Bash said during their post-presidential debate coverage that she didn’t like Donald Trump‘s promise to direct prosecutors to press charges against Hillary Clinton, likening it to actions from authoritarians like Josef Stalin and Adolf Hitler.
“Not to sound too corny, but what makes this country different from countries with dictators in Africa, or Stalin or Hitler, or any of those countries with dictators and totalitarian leaders is that when they took over, they put their opponents in jail,” Bash said.
Outrageously outrageous, isn’t it? So how does this square with the Democratic Party platform of wanting to imprison those who don’t believe in junk science?
Back in April, a group of mostly Democratic (there was one independent) attorneys general announced they were going to betargeting any companies that denied climate change. Thus, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the Democratic Party has adopted this far left tactic in the final draft of their official platform.
“The Committee unanimously adopted a joint proposal from Sanders and Clinton representatives to commit to making America run entirely on clean energy by mid-century, and supporting the ambitious goals put forward by President Obama and the Paris climate agreement. Another joint proposal calling on the Department of Justice to investigate alleged corporate fraud on the part of fossil fuel companies who have reportedly misled shareholders and the public on the scientific reality of climate change was also adopted by unanimous consent,” reads part of the platform on climate change and clean energy.
This seems like something Attorney General Loretta Lynch would gladly take up, as she’s already admitted the department is looking into the possibility of pursuing civil action against climate change deniers.
“This matter has been discussed. We have received information about it and have referred it to the FBI to consider whether or not it meets the criteria for which we could take action on,” Lynch said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing in March.
Now that doesn’t seem very democratic.
The drafting committee, led by DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, has decided to back ongoing investigations by mostly Democratic state attorneys general into ExxonMobil’s stance on global warming.
Currently, AGs from California, Massachusetts, New York and the U.S. Virgin Islands have launched investigations of Exxon, and at least two AGs have demanded records on conservative think tanks and scientists skeptical of global warming. Such targeting has only fueled calls that these investigations are an attack on free speech.
New York AG Eric Schneiderman was the first to launch an investigation into Exxon, based on reporting from eco-left wing reporters at InsideClimate News and Columbia University. Schneiderman hosted a conference in March with other AGs to announce more investigations into Exxon.
Republican lawmakers and AGs have pushed back, calling the investigations into Exxon and think tanks an assault on free speech.
Democrats also don’t believe in free speech if it disagrees with them. Oh, if if you need a good dose of chutzpah, look no further than that hack Eric Holder:
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) October 10, 2016