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An Alternate Universe

by Lowman S. Henry,
CEO, Lincoln Institute of Public Opinion Research
 

News Item: "A cosmologist from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) believes he may just have found proof that an alternate and parallel universe does indeed exist." -- Tech Times, November 5, 2015

The existence of an alternate or parallel universe has been the subject of scientific curiosity almost since the beginning of civilization. But, the Caltech "proof" aside, recent statements by Left wing politicos does indeed prove that there is an alternate universe — because they are living in it.

Here in Penn's Woods Philadelphia's new progressive mayor, Jim Kenney made his first trip into the alternate universe within days of taking office. City police officer Jesse Hartnett was shot point blank while sitting in his patrol car by one Edward Archer. Archer was dressed in Muslim garb and said he shot the officer because "police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran."

Kenney immediately took to the podium to proclaim: "In no way shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teaching of Islam has anything to do with what you've seen . . ." Thus Kenney continued the great tradition of the Left denying that radical Islam is at the heart of the terror assaults sweeping the globe. Even when faced with an individual directly linking his actions to radical Islam, Kenney felt compelled to contradict the perpetrator's own declaration of his motives.

In doing this Kenney takes his cue from President Barack Obama who refuses to even utter the words "Islamic extremism," and as recently as his State of the Union message a couple of weeks ago continues to pretend the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, commonly known as ISIS, does not pose a significant threat to our national security. In fact, just days before the Paris terrorist attacks he emerged from the Left's alternate universe to proclaim that ISIS had been "contained." Since making that comment ISIS sympathizers have carried out numerous attacks including the massacre of 14 people in San Bernardino, California.

Also spending time in the alternate universe of the Left is Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf. One of the biggest planets in that alternate universe is the one on which dwells the fiction of public education spending cuts under former governor Tom Corbett. Governor Wolf has made reversing those non-existent cuts his number one priority. But when Republicans in the state legislature passed a budget giving him $400 million more in education spending, Wolf applied Common Core math to proclaim it was a $95 million funding cut.

Lest I be accused of lacking diversity, female politicians also populate the Left's alternate universe. Commenting on the selection of South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley to deliver the Republican rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union Address Democratic National Committee Chair-human Debbie Wasserman Schultz said: "It's pretty clear that Nikki Haley is being chosen because the Republican Party has a diversity problem." Of course you demonstrate a lack of diversity by having a female of Indian background represent your party.

Days later, the white Democratic presidential candidates — which are, well, all of them debated. The GOP field has included an African-American, two candidates of Cuban descent, an Indian-American, a woman, and one guy who is good at getting people off beaches in a storm.

That brings us to Hillary Rodham Clinton's alternate universe in which she claims that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump has a "penchant for sexism." In making that statement Mrs. Clinton opened a black hole to that universe into which the outspoken billionaire poured the reality of former President Bill Clinton's well-known dalliances with various women, one of which got him impeached.

And so, with all due respect to Caltech and the scientific community, the Left-wing of American politics has already pretty much proven the existence of an alternate and parallel universe.

(Lowman S. Henry is Chairman ~CEO of the Lincoln Institute and host of the weekly Lincoln Radio Journal. His e-mail address is lhenry@lincolninstitute.org.)

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