Art Linkletter was right, as was Bill Cosby, who starred in a remake of his show: Kids do say the darnedest things. Especially when they’ve been brainwashed by liberal adults (a pox on them) who have convinced them the sky is falling.
One such group affiliated with the Sunrise Movement descended on the office of Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) on Friday to urge her to support — get ready for it! — the New Green Deal. Most veteran Democrats on Capitol Hill have refused to endorse this flight of fancy hatched by the mind of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, and Feinstein is no exception.
But rather than explain her opposition dispassionately, pointing out the endless problems with AOC’s brainchild, which even Dems who support it say is “aspirational” — a polite way of calling it a pipe dream — Feinstein took a hard line with the kiddies.
“That resolution will not pass the Senate,” she tells them sternly in the video below, adding “and you can take that back to whoever sent you here and tell them.”
Feinstein tried to tone down the harshness but only made matters worse by proclaiming, “I’ve been in the Senate for over a quarter of a century and I know what can pass and I know what can’t pass.”
The media have been all over Feinstein for her loutish behavior, prompting her to release a statement late in the day in which she referred to the embarrassing showdown as “a spirited discussion” and emphasizing, “I want the children to know they were heard loud and clear.”
Only they weren’t. If they had been, Feinstein might have reacted to the claim by one child that “some scientists have said we have 12 years to turn this around.” The senator might have patiently pointed out that that was no scientist but rather the wild imaginings of a former bartender from the Bronx.
Fascinatingly, none of the news outlets that excoriated Feinstein for not being more gracious and receptive to the kids mentioned at all the insidiousness of the adults who filled their heads with these lunatical notions and were now using the children as political pawns.