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In all of life’s tribulations, there is nothing so aggravating as being condescended to by an idiot. In last week’s CNN debate in the Senate race between the astonishingly well-spoken Christine O’Donnell and the unfortunate-looking Chris Coons, O’Donnell had to put up with it from Coons for 90 minutes.
O’Donnell wiped the floor with Coons, moderators Wolf Blitzer and Nancy Karibjanian, and the idiotic University of Delaware students asking questions — all of whom were against her.
(With the nation on the verge of another great depression — the brunt of which, to my delight, will fall most heavily on college students — guess what the dunderheads asked? GUESS! That’s right: They asked about abortion “in the case of rape or incest,” “don’t ask, don’t tell,” doing something about “our carbon footprint,” and the kook-minister who was going to burn Korans, because ISLAM IS A RELIGION OF PEACE, I TELL YOU!)
O’Donnell’s responses couldn’t have been better if Thomas Sowell were whispering them in her ear. But after every well-thought-out answer she gave, Coons would act as if O’Donnell were speaking in tongues and make a dismissive remark to the moderators: “If you can reconcile all those comments, you’re an even more talented reporter than I think you are, Nancy.”
(O’Donnell managed to simply answer the questions without wasting everyone’s time with snippy asides about Coons’ replies.)
Then Coons would say something incomprehensible, false or insane — such as his conspiracy theory about the Australians uniting with the Chinese against America.
Yes, Australia, America’s most loyal ally.
After O’Donnell described the China problem with absolute precision — the Chinese hold so much of our debt, we can’t hold them accountable in their dealings with Iran or North Korea — Coons smirkingly replied: “It’s hard for me to respond effectively, Wolf, to all the different issues that my opponent has raised in previous statements, and I’ll just let that stand.”
Then he launched his Chinese-Australian conspiracy theory!
Coons said: “The Australian navy engaged in joint exercises with the Chinese and specifically excluded us recently. A dramatic shift in the Australian policy.”
Somehow, The New York Times had missed the national security implications of Australia’s engaging in naval exercises with China! Either that or Coons is Dennis Kucinich, I’ve-got-eight-test-tube-babies-and-I’m-broke crazy.
Weirdly, though, considering Australia is snubbing the U.S. and sidling up to China, the Australian navy also recently staged a dramatic re-enactment of Gen. Douglas MacArthur’s Incheon landing during the Korean War, which saved Australian troops from annihilation.
It’s strange that the Australians would honor America — or as the North Koreans put it, try to impress “U.S. sycophants and lackeys” — just as they’re distancing themselves from us. Maybe that’s why no one else in the developed world is worried about Australia’s joint naval exercises with China.
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