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DNC Conventions’ Most Uncomfortable Moments

July 31, 2016


Bernie ImageThe Democrats’ convention was painful to watch for many reasons. Perhaps one of the most painful was watching Bernie’s face as Hillary damned him with faint praise after her nomination was secure and his endorsement had been wrung out of him. His expressions as she droned on and on and on about how wonderful he was reminded me of someone sucking on green persimmons. The couple of forced smiles he manged came out as grimaces. I fully expected him to jump up and shout “You lie!” like South Carolina Representative Joe Wilson did during Obama’s first State of the Union Address. By this time, Bernie already knew about the collusion between the DNC and Hillary because of the hacked emails. He did not get up and walk out as many would have done, but announced right after it was all over that he was abandoning the Democrat Party. . .again. While Bernie Sanders’ ideology is about as far from conservative values as you can get, he is more to be admired than Hillary because he has never pretended to be anything other than what he is.

Even more painful to watch were the eternal promises of a Utopia that has never been achieved since the days Plato dreamed the concept up. Actually “Utopia” has become synonymous with a paradise on earth. Those that think along those lines have never read the full description. In fact, the “Republican” describes Utopia as “dystopian.

There were the usual excuses of the reason we are farther away from achieving Utopia despite the promises of the 2008 election and the 2012 elections:

  1. 1. “There’s work to be done.
  2. 2. “It’s the Republican’s fault.”

That never stops Democrats from making the same promises every election cycle. Looking at the failures of their programs in cities where meaningful opposition to their rule has been largely squelched for a half century (like Detroit) perfectly explains why Democrats need a steady influx of alien voters. Detroit is the perfect example of the dystopian Democrat Utopian idea. Need more examples? How about the war on poverty?

“You can fool all of the people some of the time and some of the people all the time but you can’t fool all the people all the time,” is an axiom Democrats have been determined to prove wrong. Despite pulling most of the media into their pockets and after decades of indoctrination and brainwashing of college students, they still win presidential elections by far smaller margins that those of Reagan’s. Remember the hanging chads? That one was close.

At this Democrat convention there was less and less tipping of hats to patriotic principals once dear to the hearts of Americans on both sides of the aisle. They were so sparse that by the election of 2020, I expect Democrats will feel safe to abandon them altogether.

American flags were mostly missing until the last night, and even then they were tucked almost away on the sides of the platform. I could not tell if they were actual flags or images of flags on the large screens that were staggered along each side until we saw them closer as Hillary was being interviewed after it was over. There were however Palestinian flags and Soviet flags seen around the hall. Just who do the Democrats represent?

Was it an omen that an American flag tipped over as she appeared to ignore it?

When the delegates started chanting “USA, USA”, they were promptly squelched because “that’s what Republicans did”.  The chant reappeared during the closing moments of the event.

Republicans waved small American flags throughout their convention. Perhaps that is the reason the camera quickly turned away from one shot of a single little flag being waved at the DNC convention.  How sad that demonstrations of patriotism must be viewed as belonging to the other party.

This election will determine what kind of America we will have for the next four years. After that. . .?

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