DNC Convention: Day 1

I find it very interesting how Democrats, when they get to reminiscing during their platitudinous speeches, start sounding like Republicans.  Multiple speakers (Castro and Obama) talked about how their parents worked hard and struggled to provide a better life for their kids.  They waxed eloquent about the respect they have for their hardworking parents, who were willing to do whatever it took to provide for their families.  But then it’s like they just deny the struggles and sacrifices of their parents, and tell us how important it is for the government to intervene.

In the words of Charles Krauthammer, “I didn’t buy a line of it.”

One recurring theme, which I thought was quite odd, was about the “success” of the GM bailout.  General Motors got one hell of a sweetheart deal – $50 billion of government money, and a huge tax break on top of that.  President Obama himself was there when Chevrolet rolled out the Volt, the car that was supposed to save General Motors.  Well, Chevy just announced that they were halting production on the Volt – a car that was first created just a few years ago with promises of hope and change for the auto industry has already been declared dead.  And with GM nearing bankruptcy yet again, President Obama will likely have to bail out GM yet again if he wins a second term.

Of course, it’s blindingly obvious why the Democrats keep lauding the GM bailout: they want to counter Paul Ryan’s statements given last week during the Republican convention.  The Democrats went on and on about how Ryan had supposedly lied about President Obama’s promises concerning the Janesville plant.  And even though President Obama pledged to stand behind the workers in Janesville, the plant closed anyway, and it stayed closed, despite the fact that they had an opportunity to re-open the plant – they chose instead to open up a plant in China (which puts the Obama campaign’s ‘outsourcing’ allegations against Mitt Romney in a whole new light).

Perhaps the biggest laugh of the night came when Michelle Obama uttered this ridiculous line:

I love that for Barack, there’s no such thing as us & them—he doesn’t care whether you’re a Democrat, a
Republican, or none of the above.

Barack Hussein Obama has been one of the most divisive presidents in American history.  He has repeatedly sought to put Republicans in their place, telling Hispanics that they should “punish [their] enemies,” repeatedly saying things like his infamous line “We don’t mind the Republicans joining us…but they gotta sit in the back,” or getting in John McCain’s face  in response to valid concerns he voiced during a “bipartisan” health care summit, saying “Let me just make this point, John, because we are not campaigning anymore. The election is over.”  Frankly, there is little other than “us & them” when it comes to President Obama.

Overall, tonight was all about glossing over the president’s failures, and trying to turn them into marginal successes that just need a little more time to become real success.

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