Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Democratic Convention Started Full Steam

Democratic Convention Security

I used to love to watch the coverage of Democratic Conventions on TV. They were so dramatic.

The speeches were mostly patting themselves on the back – which I guess what you should do – shovel positivism and not negativism…. Positivism is more positive (as Mammy Yokum might had said).

Now, everything is planned and spelled out what to do. There are no surprises. It is almost as boring as the Republican Conventions, like a convention of elderly tired bankers in town.

As far as I know there were no southern caucuses, black caucuses, New England caucuses, big money caucuses – all meeting in smoke filled rooms to decided their next step. Their next step had already been written and planned for them.

Why? Is it because smoking is politically incorrect?

How many times did the a camera zoom in on a roving interviewer talking to a delegate that was about to blow the lid off something big? None! Unless it happened before I dozed off.

The Democratic Convention, so far, just didn’t seem as emotional charged as it to be – it was more polite smiles and polite clapping. No foot stomping, no police dragging a defector away, no adrenalin…… bor-ring!

There is something to say about a convention that covers Chicago riot cops of clubbing the shit out of defenseless protesters with people shouting “The Whole World is Watching!”

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Blogger kenju said...

Just you wait, Eddie, it ain't over yet!!!

I heard that they arrested 3 white supremacists who were trying to kill Obama last night.

6:07 AM  
Blogger ET said...

3 racists?
They just won't let go of the past will they?

6:35 AM  
Blogger Si's blog said...

There is so much money poured into it, and so much money involved, there will be nothing other than the script. And it is my money and your money and the oil company's money and ...... Things are not as they used to be. The corruption has gone big time.

7:23 AM  
Blogger ET said...

It is no longer a few bucks under the table - now days, it is many bucks - too big to go under a table, so they openly shovel it.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

The crazy Clinton supporters (PUMA) have been staging protests and talking to cable TV hosts. That is pretty much of the official script. It both makes me enraged at them, and also feel sorry for them because they are so pathetic. But mostly enraged.

6:13 AM  
Blogger ET said...

In a way they remind me of the traditions in Georgia who refuse to recognize the Official Georgia State flag that has no Confederate flag cross bars emblem... they are fighting a lost cause too.

8:19 AM  

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