The State Of The Union

Posted on September 8, 2012 by


English: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida D...

English: Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida Democrat elected to the United States House of Representatives in 2004. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The conventions are over, which is a good thing for Democrats, as this one was perhaps the weirdest they’ve managed since 1968.

Truth be told, most casual observers could see the train wreck coming a mile away. Once the speaker line-up for the convention’s opening day had been released, the ensuing circus was completely predictable. First, the Democrats would give the floor to a communist from the SEIU, followed by the most rabid abortion fanatic in the country. Then, Harry Reid would take to the stage, presumably to tell everyone of a secret phone call he had just received informing him that Mitt Romney had once molested a pack of wild penguins. He wouldn’t have proof, because it’s Romney’s job to prove that it didn’t happen.

And it never really improved from there. They claimed to have “inadvertently omitted” mentions of God and the capital of Israel in their platform, and after being shouted down for the third time, party leaders announced that the terms were included – to boos and jeers from most of the assembled Democrats. They also had a nearly 40-year-old professional student get up there and blather about her right to have you pay for her sex life, and they ran a video that described how we all belong to government. That pretty effectively sums up Democrats these days: they detest the values held by most Americans, and they put it all out there.

It also emerged that our impartial MSM “journalists” were using fake names at the DNC during purchases of Obama merchandise. So why would they be doing that? Well, all such purchases are campaign contributions, and are required to be reported as such. Can’t have that getting out!

And although you may have thought that Obama-backed fiascos like Solyndra were over and done, they live on:

Bankrupt solar panel maker Solyndra said Friday it could get $23 million in additional tax breaks, a development that angered Republicans who have said the firm got a federal loan guarantee as a political favor.

They’re bankrupt (as, of course, is the USA), but the Obama administration’s still shoveling millions of dollars their way. A company that has never produced a product, a company that shut down all operations and left hazardous materials on-site (for taxpayers to clean up), a company that’s had nearly half a billion dollars handed to them – which mostly went to their executives in the form of “bonuses” – claimed yesterday that it’s entitled to another $23 million. It’s the Chicago Way.

And speaking of the Chicago Way, they’re up to nearly 400 murders so far this year; their unconstitutional gun laws notwithstanding, they’re in a virtual tie with Bogota, Columbia as the world’s deadliest city. Of course, the Obama administration knows a thing or two about guns:

MEXICO CITY –  Mexican federal police announced Friday that they have arrested a suspect in the killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious.

Nobody in the Obama administration has ever been held accountable for the deaths of over 3,000 Mexicans and at least two U.S. border agents resulting from the Obama/Holder gun-running operation, but at least the Mexican police are still tracking down leads.

But back to the Democrats and their conventions: Hillary Clinton hasn’t missed one since 1968, which may give one pause to consider any possible connection between her presence and insanity until we note that she wasn’t present at this one (she viewed her husband’s speech in East Timor). With their convention shoved down the memory hole, Democrats are looking ahead to 2016 – and worrying about what to do if Hillary bails on them.

Having got a more or less black guy elected once, they don’t really much care what happens this time around – but come 2016, they want to run a woman for Prez. If Hillary’s not there, they’ve got to find a stand-in. So they’re nosing around, and they seem pretty desperate:

If Clinton retires from public service, Democrats say Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) are considered potential successors. 

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Democratic congresswoman from Florida, and Kamala Harris, California’s attorney general, who addressed the convention, also receive mentions.

Big Sis and Kathy aren’t going to cut it, but for sheer entertainment value, it’d be fun to see them push Debbie.

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