Did you watch night #2 of the Democratic National Virtual Convention? If you suffered through it, writes Chadwick Moore in Spectator.US, you can be forgiven for wondering if “this is the best possible situation for the Democratic Party.”
Ask What Your Country Can Do for You?
Even in ordinary times, it’s not often that a grandson would assassinate his own grandfather. On Tuesday evening, JFK’s grandson, whose claim to fame is a.) being able to breathe and b.) making Vanity Fair’s “best dressed list,” tossed aside sentiment for his grandfather’s famous lines in JFK’s 20 January 1962 inaugural address.
Mr. Schlossberg tried capitalizing on JFK’s memory by turning the iconic lines from JFK’s inaugural address, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” into a rally for Joe Biden. Mr. Biden “asks what he can do for our country.”
It was orchestrated DNC messaging, which Schlossberg happily played along with, perhaps intended, to massage less astute older voters and moderates. Some actress named Tracee Ellis Ross served the evening’s pre-recorded, remote emcee from an empty studio in Los Angeles. She introduced the Kennedy family’s video alongside vintage footage of the slain former president, claiming, ‘Biden is a real leader, because he will look out for you’.
Both statements would be, for anyone paying attention, encouraging Democrats to ask what your government will do for you, and not the other way around: the opposite of JFK’s immortal dictum. In doing so, Democrats affirmed what most Americans already know — this party has moved on to more Maoist pastures, tossing aside the man who stood down the Soviet Union during the Cuban missile crisis.
DNC Screws the Progressive Base
The 2016 Democratic convention was rocked by Bernie Bro disrupters: now their increasingly bloodthirsty leftist cousins are burning down businesses and rioting, in some cases, like Portland, for three months straight. The DNC screwed the progressive base once again when AOC was only permitted 60 seconds to speak Tuesday. Any physical gathering for the DNC might have descended into further mayhem.
Plenty of Vagueness and “Hate Trump”
The virtual DNC has also given Republicans an advantage. They’ve watched the sad affair and lack of enthusiasm, to strategize how they might outshine the basement-dwellers on the other side of the ticket. Perhaps Republicans might consider scrapping existing convention plans for a convention on sea, not land, or via Zoom.
Trump – Accept Nomination on an Aircraft Carrier?
Recent weekend boat parades in support of the President in Florida have reached near world-records for contemporary flotillas. After all, who wouldn’t enjoy seeing the President cruise in to accept the nomination while standing on an aircraft carrier?