I get the feeling watching the Democrats on TV that they are putting on a show. Oh, don’t get me wrong. I’m not naïve enough to believe the GOP didn’t put on an orchestrated program of their own. But the Dems are going all out. What am I talking about?
It’s called “phony unity”.
There seems to be a bigger rift in the Democrat convention than there was in the Republicans. As a casual observer of this stuff, there is a lot of scuttlebutt going around that things aren’t all roses and lollipops with Hillary getting the nomination. Let’s examine, shall we?
We can start with the hacked DNC emails where the heads of the various DNC departments were busy trying to insure that Hillary would be the nominee at all costs…and it just may be at all costs. Second, let’s take a look at the guy that almost unseated her for the nomination…Bernie Sanders. He had the second most “new” voters in the entire election process…Trump beat him out bringing in more new voters to the polls in the primaries, but you can’t dismiss Bernie’s message and his performance. And what is Bernie doing now? Well, after he asked that Hillary become the nominee on the convention floor on Tuesday, he’s backed away from the convention altogether. In fact, he’s backed away from the Democrats altogether. He’s gone back to being an independent. He’s no longer a member of the Democrat party.
Want more juicy tidbits? Rumor has it that the DNC is quietly trying to replace Sanders supporters on the convention floor with paid seat fillers. Actually, it’s not a rumor. It’s at www.infowars.com if you want to take a peek at it for yourself. So the whole “we’re unifying this week behind Hillary” is just a bunch of garbage. Not happening if you talk to anyone that’s actually there and watching closely. Oh, there are a lot of Hillary supporters there, and yes, most Sanders’ supporters will either vote for Hillary or not vote at all, but the fact of the matter is their angst is greater than anything Ted Cruz’ people were displaying at the GOP. I think it’s because Cruz’ people knew long before Sanders’ people did that the ballgame was over.
The whole “unity” thing is being over-blown anyway. Nobody except political junkies really cares about conventions anymore. That’s because they are so scripted, so rehearsed, so planned out that if anything appears to be getting in the way of the script, it’s quickly fixed (like Debbie Wasserman Schultz not being allowed to gavel in the convention or speak at it…they were afraid she’d be booed).
So, while both parties planned and scripted their convention, only the Dems had to go to the extraordinary lengths to make sure the script was fine. And it looks like they were able to achieve it with little blowback from Bernie’s crowd. Of course, the convention isn’t the big show. The big show is about to start…and only one person’s “script” will win.
Carry on world…you’re dismissed!