No Wonder So Many Democrats Skipped Their National Convention


The Democrat National Convention has be a spectacle to behold so far, and as much as Republicans have jeered Demcorats in touch election races like Senate candidate Heidi Heitkamp and House candidate Pam Gulleson here in North Dakota, it’s looking like they were smart to skip it.

The first day of the convention yesterday featured abortionpalooza and leftist feminists parading to the stage to browbeat the nation on the “war on women” juxtaposed with a adoring video tribute to a man best known, aside from his Senate career, for adultery and drowning his mistress. And, believe it or not, today was worse.

Here’s DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz telling not one but four lies about the events at the convention today. First she claimed that the language about Israel was removed from the party’s platform because the platform is long and it got overlooked, but that’s hard to believe given how much scrutiny this issue gets. Then she tried to claim that it was changed to reflect President Obama’s views, except as Allah notes the President doesn’t really have a position. Then Wasserman-Schultz claims there was no dissent on the floor over the re-insertion of the Israel and “God” language (don’t believe your lying eyes) and, finally, claims there was 2/3’s majority support for putting the language back in the platform.

Which, clearly, was not the case. CNN’s Anderson Cooper described Wasserman-Schultz as living in an “alternate universe.”

And what do the Democrats have to look forward to tomorrow? The spectacle of President Obama forced to give his acceptance speech not in the grandiose setting of the 73,000 seat Bank of America stadium but rather a venue with 72% less capacity, a move made based on the not-all-that-believable excuse that the weather, and not lackluster attendance numbers, was the cause.

Republicans saw some dissent from delegates at their convention, but by comparison to the train wreck Democrats are staging, their event went swimmingly.

Rob Port

Rob Port is the editor of In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters.

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