An in-depth look at the radicalism of the Congressional Black Caucus’s chairman.
In 2011, CIA Director John Brennan dismissed the threat of “al-Qaeda’s grandiose vision of global domination through a violent Islamic caliphate” as an “absurd … feckless delusion that is never going to happen.” Thus, he explained, “We are not going to elevate these thugs … into something larger than they really are.”
Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren said in 2010, “Israel’s ties with the United States are in their worst crisis since 1975 … a crisis of historic proportions.” In 2012, Israeli lawmaker Danny Danon said that Obama had “not been a friend of Israel,” and that the President’s policies had been “catastrophic.”
When leftist economic and social policies result in catastrophe, the architects of those policies typically cite the bad conditions as evidence that their programs simply have not been implemented as fully as they need to be. And voters, in turn, are persuaded to vote for more of the same. This phenomenon has a name: “The Curley Effect.”