The title is a play on the name of the series “Kids Say the Darndest Things,” which was hosted in the late 1990s by Bill Cosby. This was before the Cos’ was tried for rape, but maybe it’s unfair to bring that up since he was never accused of or tried for being a pedophile.
Anyway, the show consisted of questions posed to toddlers and slightly older tykes, who would then give “precious” answers.”
That show came to mind when I saw a tweet by a liberal “political commentary” show that airs online. I’ll get to the name of the show presently, but for now suffice to say that for the party that always claims the intellectual high ground, Democrats sure say some stupid things.
This is especially true when it comes to population statistics. Recently, “Auntie” Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) claimed that if Obamacare was replaced, 700 billion people would lose health care coverage. On a planet with a population of 7.5 billion — the majority of whose inhabitants reside outside the United States and, therefore, were never covered by the Affordable Care Act — it’s safe to say Waters misspoke.
So, it would appear, did The Young Turks, which tweeted out this improbable statistic yesterday:
2 .1 billion people in the United States lack access to safe drinking water.https://t.co/Wmtdv4PJ2F
— The Young Turks (@TheYoungTurks) July 13, 2017
What the Turks were misquoting was an article in Newsweek that cited a report released jointly by World Health Organization and UNICEF, which claimed that 2.1 billion worldwide lack access to clean water.
Incidentally, fans of “Auntie” Maxine might enjoy a blooper reel, titled appropriately “Maxine Waters Says the Darndest Things.” It was compiled by Andrew Kugle, who writes for the Washington Free Beacon: