Via Glenn Reynolds, Donald Sensing highlights the latest chapter in moronic anti-military bigotry in San Francisco (aptly described as “San Francisco: the Few, the Proud, the Morons.”), in which the Marine Corps was denied permission to film a commercial depicting Marines in San Francisco, thus forcing the filmmakers to superimpose Marines into the film later.
Once again, shame on San Francisco.
Unfortunately, this is nothing new to that hotbed of anti-military bigotry. In October, I discussed the Oakland incident in which Marines were treated in a very degrading manner by airport officials. While Mayor Dellums and the airport issued an apology, it was never made clear why Marines — who are fighting for this country — were not trusted in the Oakland airport.
Here’s what I said at the time:

The people who run these cities believe in things like “Peace Studies.” And “conflict resolution.”
If they had their way, there would be no military, no Department of Defense, and self defense would be forbidden.
No wonder so people vote Republican — even if (like me) they don’t like the Republican Party. They’re not really voting for the Republicans so much as they’re voting against the left.
No matter how much Hillary talks the talk, her party continues to walk the walk.
It’s easy to say that San Francisco and Oakland governments are aberrations. The trouble is, they are by no means aberrational within the Democratic Party.

Aberrations?
Then why did Hillary single out Oakland Mayor Ron Dellums for praise in Monday night’s debate?
Not only that, she has named Dellums the National Chair of her campaign’s Urban Policy Committee (a move which does not seem to be going over very well in Dellums’ own backyard).
As most political junkies are well aware, Ron Dellums was the most far left member of Congress in recent history. What can you say about a guy who admires Castro — reportedly “more than anyone in public life“? I realize he’s the Mayor of Oakland and he endorsed Hillary for president, but he’s an admitted socialist who is undoubtedly proud of his anti-military voting record. One of Dellums’ more notorious statements was that “we should totally dismantle every intelligence agency in this country piece by piece, brick by brick, nail by nail”:

Dellums’ attitude towards America’s intelligence services reflected his consistent support for America’s international enemies. Just before the 1980 presidential election, with Soviet invasion forces flooding into Afghanistan, with the American embassy held hostage by the new radical Islamic regime in Iran, and with crowds chanting “Death to America” in the streets of Tehran, Dellums told the same Berkeley rally: “We should totally dismantle every intelligence agency in this country piece by piece, nail by nail, brick by brick.”
Yet, despite these views, Dellums was no marginalized backbencher in the Democratic House. With the full approval of the Democratic Party leadership and its House caucus, Dellums was made a member of the Armed Services Committee on which he served throughout the 1980s and 1990s. In the midst of a hot war with Central American Communists seeking to establish a Soviet military base in the Western hemisphere, Democrats made Dellums Chairman of the House Subcommittee on U.S. Military Installations worldwide, where he enjoyed top security clearance. This was done with the specific imprimatur of the Democratic chair of the Armed Services Committee, Les Aspin.
(Emphasis added.)

Now that Dellums is helping to run Hillary’s campaign, I think it’s fair to wonder what talk Hillary talks, and what walk she walks.
Perhaps she’s trying to talk both talks and walk both walks.
(And perhaps the military should keep its fingers crossed.)