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The left was all moisty-undies last week when a silly poll by leftwing pollsters PPP, oddly enough silly polls and sillier poll numbers are actually their main product, published a story showing that 30% of Republicans were in favor of bombing the imaginary home country of Aladdin, Agrabah. A lot less interest was shown when the same poll revealed that 44% of Democrats were in favor of taking refugees from there. (TIME and The Hill covered the bombing number, no national media covered the refugee number.) I'm not saying this poll means anything, but if it did it would be a clear indication that where Republicans are willing to use force to defend the country, Democrats are willing to take in refugees from places they know nothing about.

In fact, the large number of Democrats wanting to take in refugees without thinking about it is sort of a metaphor for the way Democrats work. In November, a sorta strange guy named Mark Dice did an interesting piece of street theater. Now, I'll say up front that I don't subscribe to Dice's views but his exotic take on a lot of subjects has nothing to do with what he did. He told self-identified Hillary Clinton supporters that Hillary was in favor of imposing sharia law in America.

Some of the highlights:

Do you think that’s the right campaign platform … Sharia law expansion to change the way women are treated in America?” Dice asked one woman.

“Absolutely,” one woman said. “Hillary’s cool, I’m going for it.”

“Expanding Sharia law is one of her primary campaign platforms,” Dice informed another. “Do you think that’s the right thing to do?”

“Sure, why not,” the woman responded.

The real lessons from this are that there are people who should have to pass an IQ test before they are allowed to vote and when you deal with partisan Democrats you aren't interacting with people who are susceptible to reason. The only alternative you have is to make damned sure you beat them at the polls.

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