The Alternative Universe and the Media Feedback Loop
Yesterday in Charlotte the Democratic National Convention began as amateurishly as President Obama’s first term has been. Three times Mayor Villaraigosa of Los Angeles tried to get a majority of Democratic delegates to agree to add God and Jerusalem back into the Democratic Platform. Three times he failed. But on the third time, he declared he heard a two-thirds vote for changing the platform. Debbie | Read More »
My Take on Bill Clinton’s Speech
Bill Clinton always gives a great speech. I’m not going to knock his speech. Yes, it was filled with factual errors. But this was a convention speech. He played to the crowd and they were putty in his hands. I do think the delivery and pacing were a bit slow. I do think he shined best when either beating up the GOP, which he clearly | Read More »
Will the UAW’s King talk about Obama’s discrimination of Delphi retirees & another GM bankruptcy at #DNC2012?
A word of advice: If you happen to be watching the DNC convention tonight, don’t hold your breath in anticipation of honesty during the United Auto Workers’ top union boss Bob King’s speech. You’ll waste your time if you’re expecting an honest discussion about how the Obama Administration was ‘fair’ to the workers during Barack Obama’s taxpayer-funded bailout of General Motors and Chrysler. The UAW’s | Read More »
DWS Caught Fibbing as the DNC Throws Israel Under the Bus
As something of a political junkie, I must admit that I’ve seen some pretty ridiculous statements over the years. Politicians do, after all, twist and turn like twisty-turny things in their efforts to make the untrue true.* However, Debbie Wasserman-Schultz’s recent statement about the GOP and Israel has got to be among the most patently false statements of this whole campaign. Philip Klein of the | Read More »
The Unspoken Word: Sixteen
Sixteen. Last week the Democrats trotted out their outrage specialists to lament on televisions everywhere that MItt Romney did not talk about any of the wars. Yesterday, the Democratic National Convention started in Charlotte and the Democrats are doing their best to not mention one word: sixteen, i.e. the $16 trillion in national debt the nation faces as of close of business this past Friday. | Read More »
Media Research Center Has Fun With Democratic Convention Attendees
The MRC made some “Journalists for Obama” t-shirts and watched the crowd scoop them up at the DNC. No ironies there. I’m sure the crowd thought it was legit. At both the 2008 Republican Convention and the 2012 Republican Convention, Code Pink protestors were somehow able to get press credentials to get inside. In 2008, a left-wing activist I know quite well was able to | Read More »
Democrats Proudly Declare We All Belong to the Government. Ditch God From Their Platform.
In a statement right out of a communist state, the Democrats started their convention with a bit of propaganda declaring we all belong to the government. Seriously. They started their convention with this video: This is unreal. The founders must be rolling over in their grave. The constitution starts with “We the People,” not we the government. The government belongs to us, we do not | Read More »
Forward Back Across the Bridge to the 21st Century
Today, in Charlotte, NC, the Democrats will convene their convention to re-nominate Barack Obama as President of the United States. There are two ironies they will do their best to ignore. First, four years after a concerted effort to paint Bill Clinton as a racist, Barack Obama depends on Bill Clinton’s presence and blessings to secure his re-election. Second, and most importantly, after a several | Read More »
Sex Trafficking At The Conventions
As thousands gathered last week for the Republican National Convention and will this week for the Democratic National Convention, another major story goes largely unreported right outside the convention doors. As is the case with other large events, sex trafficking will spike in the convention cities and local efforts to fight the problem may partially be in vain.
UPDATE: Jumah At The DNC A Bust
Jumah At The DNC, a two day event sponsored by the Bureau of Indigenous Muslim Affairs (BIMA), did not turn out as organizers expected this past Saturday. As was previously reported, BIMA and the speakers listed for the event have ties to Muslim extremist groups such as CAIR and the Muslim Brotherhood. The event was listed on the Democratic National Convention website under official pre-convention | Read More »
The Vagina Monologues
Last night in Tampa, FL, Ann Romney wowed the crowd. She was personable, personal, and did her best to make her husband relatable. At the same time, the Democratic National Convention was rounding out its list of speakers. While Ann Romney, Chris Christie, and the rest of the Republicans are focused on the future of this country and the way to create jobs, the Democrats | Read More »