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The hypocrisy, the outright lies, the vituperativeness, the purposeful avoidance of key issues, of leading Democrats this election season leaves me so sputtering that I'm almost speechless in astonished disgust.
My friend Ruth King, however, ably sums up the 2nd night of the Democrat Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina:
Did you all know there is no terror threat, no Iran, no Afghanistan no Iraq, no Taliban, no God, no Jerusalem (well maybe little God and Jerusalem, although the Nays among the audience were loud and clear) Nope…only back alley abortions and women subjugated to the back room. By Sharia laws you ask. Nope again. I was actually amused that Fluke’s controlled tantrum and Elizabeth Warren’s wampum was followed by Slick Willie whose treatment of “nutty and slutty” women is one for the records. But, never mind, he aimed his rapier into the heart of the failure of Obamanomics.
Give him another chance, he intoned:
“A lot of Americans are still angry and frustrated about this economy…..If you look at the numbers, you know that employment is growing, banks are beginning to lend again, and a lot of housing prices are even beginning to pick up.
“But too many people do not feel it yet…..If will you renew the president’s contract, you will feel it. You will feel it.”
And then he added this zinger:
“Folks, whether the American people believe what I just told you or not may be the whole election. I just want you to know I believe it. With all my heart I believe it.”
Now would this man ever lie? At least he didn’t wave his finger at his audience.
The radio guys were all over the 'God and Jerusalem' vote today as anti-God. It reminded me more of the Obamacare vote. But because they were dealing with their own people they didn't have to buy any votes, they just ran them over. Rules and fairness didn't matter; the end justified the means.
It all depends on what your definition of "believe" is.
And by the way, on the voice vote to "triangulate" the Jewish vote, my finely calibrated ears say the Ayes were slightly outshouted by the Nays. It was a House Divided. Not even close, not even once, to the 2/3rds needed to adopt the resolution.