Where day one of this convention tended to infuriate me. Day two left me humorously stunned.
Let us harken back to the talented prognosticator David Axelrod and his Sunday prediction for the convention:
We don’t have the problems that the other party has, we’re not divided. We don’t have to worry about, you know, what people are saying on the side or about their affection for the president or — we don’t have those problems.
I’ll start with what was supposed to be the highlight of the day, President Clinton. It cannot be denied the man is a political master. The master knew he had only 25 minutes to give the speech. He knew the leader of the free world was waiting to walk on stage after the speech. And he waited, and he waited, 48 minutes later President Obama was finally able to join the political master on stage.
As for his speech, it was a typical Clintonian speech. He told us:
Listen to me, now. No president — no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years.
I think we can agree the days of President Clinton wagging his finger and telling us anything, has long passed. Every time he wags that finger, all I think about is “I did not have sex with that women.” I know I’m not alone in that sentiment. Finally, for those who think Clinton’s tax increases had a positive impact on the economy, you forget the economy took off when Clinton cut the capital gains tax:
Okay, now let’s discuss what stole the news coverage at the convention.
There were two stories actually. One was a carry over from the first day of the convention and involved that paragon of truth Debbie Wasserman-Shultz. On Tuesday, The DNC Chairperson claimed she was misquoted by a conservative news outlet when she claimed the Israeli ambassador said: “that what the Republicans are doing is dangerous for Israel.” This, of course, prompted the release of the recording of her saying exactly what she was quoted.
This leads us to the Convention’s most memorable moment. After being criticized for removing God and Jerusalem from their platform, the Democrats scrambled to reinstate them.
Yea, David Axelrod called it, they’re not divided.
Of course, the Democrats can rely on their Chairperson to explain it truthfully and eloquently so all will understand.
You can understand why she canceled all interviews with the local media after this debacle on CNN.