I admit to not watching much of the Democratic National Convention last night, but the purposely revved up noise and chaotic environment reminded me more of an Occupy Wall Street event than the hopey-changey thing that the Dirty Dems pulled off the last time around.
What struck me as remarkable was the Dems’ first-night lineup of speakers. For the most part, they were a weird mixture of has-beens, abject failures, and mean-spirited socialists.
I didn’t listen to Debbie Wasserman Schultz speak (not even sure that she did), but, in an interview with Shepard Smith, I did watch her deny a quote the Washington Examiner attributed to her: “As we know, and I’ve heard no less than [Israeli] Ambassador Michael Oren say this, that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.”
It reminded me of a funny moment in the early eighties when a reporter asked then Los Angeles Ram coach Ray Malavasi about something outrageous he had said (the comment now escapes me), whereupon Malavasi exploded and adamantly denied he had made such a statement. The reporter then pointed out that his comment was recorded, to which Malavasi angrily shot back, “I don’t care if it was recorded or not; I didn’t say it!”
But I digress. For starters, if you were trying to con the walking dead into voting for another four years of collectivism, would you trot out the man who presided over the worst U.S. economy since the Great Depression? Not only did Jimmy Carter nearly destroy America, he was, and is, a liar, an idiot, and an anti-Israel propagandist. I gave him two minutes before hitting the mute button.
Then, along came Kathleen Sebelius, perhaps the only person in the Democratic Party who is more hateful than the Obamas themselves. Like most “new” Democrats, she not only is an accomplished liar, she has the dubious distinction of winning the Ms. Demon of Death title in Kansas.
Sebelius didn’t just allow Tiller the Baby Killer to murder untold thousands of unborn babies in her state when she was governor, she acted as a cheerleader for him and his death factory. I gave her a generous thirty seconds before muting her out.
And wouldn’t you know it? Only the Democrats would come up with a keynote speaker named Castro. To be fair, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro is kind of a cute kid with a great smile, but, sadly, he’s clearly bought into the poisonous demagoguery of the Dirty Dems, hook, line, and sinker.
His out-of-context smiling, applause-baiting pauses, and stiff rhythm made it clear that he is not ready for prime time. But when he grows up, my sense is that he’s going to be an excellent speaker. I listened for a good five minutes.
No comment on Meanie Michelle, who got the mute button after about two minutes, except to say that I give her an “A” for continuing to project her media-created persona as a kind, gracious, gentle woman of goodwill. Arghhh! To those Michellaholics who can’t seem to shake the habit, I strongly suggest you read Ed Klein’s The Amateur and/or Michelle Malkin’s Culture of Corruption.
But perhaps the most bizarre event of the evening was when the Dems brought Ted Kennedy back from the grave. I mean, we all know how forward looking dead people can be.
When he wasn’t in one of his drunken stupors (for which he once actually apologized to his constituents), Kennedy did more to change the ethnic makeup of America than any other politician. Actually, maybe he made his greatest strides in this area when he was in his drunken stupors.
One of the great comedy-and-tragedy moments in the Kennedy presentation was when “Champion of Women’s Rights” was flashed on the screen. Hmm … something about the name Kopechne kept popping into my mind.
Now it’s on to the second coming of Bubba, who will undoubtedly do a masterful job of saying whatever he has to say to lay the groundwork for Hillary’s 2016 run. But he’s a bit naïve if he thinks Switchblade Barry is going to keep his promise to support her when the time arrives. Still, it should be enjoyable watching him kiss up to the man he fondly refers to as “the amateur.”
I don’t look forward to many sporting events, but the Giants-Cowboys game should be a welcome respite tonight.
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