CNN’s 10 back-to-back “climate crisis” town halls with 2020 Democrats were every bit a sideshow one could expect them to be. But there a few moments, Wednesday night, that stood out as particularly off the rails. Between advocating for global abortions, $16 trillion in new government spending, and insidious proposals to manipulate what you eat, it had some people pointing out it was a gold mine for GOP campaign ads.
Arguably the most disturbing point during the climate hysteria came roughly halfway through the town hall with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders (I).
After a commercial break, AC360 host Anderson Cooper went to an audience question from Martha Readyoff, who’s “a teacher from New Milford, Connecticut.” Her questions dealt with whether or not Sanders was “courageous enough” to adopt global population control via abortion as a “key feature” of his plan against climate change (click “expand”):
Good evening. Human population growth has more than doubled in the past 50 years. The planet cannot sustain this growth. I realize this is a poisonous topic for politicians, but it’s crucial to face. Empowering women and educating everyone on the need to curb population growth seems a reasonable campaign to enact. Would you be courageous enough to discuss this issue and make it a key feature in a plan to address climate catastrophe?
Sanders got in touch with his inner communist and declared “the answer is yes.” He went on to decry the Mexico City agreement as “totally absurd” because it “denies American aid to those organizations around the world that allow women to have abortions or even get involved in birth control…”
It’s worth noting that all the audience questions were pre-screened by CNN, so they knew that radical question was going to be part of their program and the narrative they were crafting.
In another clear attempt to drive the liberal agenda, Cooper began the Joe Biden town hall by grilling the former VP on why he wasn’t proposing a multi-trillion-dollar plan to combat climate change. “Your climate change plan talks about spending 1 .7 trillion. There are other candidates out there who are talking about spending $16 trillion. Is your plan aggressive enough,” Cooper demanded.
Biden defended himself by stating: “Yes, I think it is aggressive enough and it’s gotten good reviews from most of the environmental community. It’s been rated very highly and I think that it is aggressive enough.”
In the third town hall, the one with California Senator Kamala Harris, CNN went to an audience member who wanted the government to manipulate what you ate (click “expand”):