Did you know that the Democratic national Convention is going along nearly flawlessly? This is what I was able to take away from the Washington Post’s late afternoon/evening edition e-mail updates from Monday and Tuesday. Their headline stories included the usual local pieces, weather, a few obligatory shots at Trump, and the big story, the DNC Convention. Let’s tale a look at just the headlines related to the Convention, and see what we take away from them:
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was the ultimate Washington survivor. Until she wasn’t.
The Florida congresswoman will depart as chair of the DNC after hanging on to the role longer than any other chair in 50 years, despite an aura of doom that has surrounded her through most of her five years in the job.
No need to mention the offense that put her over in the headline, or what it may mean to the party in the byline, move along…
The most damaging things in the emails
Among the details in the nearly 20,000 emails was Debbie Wasserman Schultz calling one of Bernie Sanders’s top aides a “damn liar” and officials appearing to conspire about how to target his religion.
Actually, that wasn’t even close to the most damaging, but there has to be an obligatory mention to maintain some shred of journalistic credibility. We’ll come back to two of the more damaging revelations at the end of this post.
Why Bill Clinton’s speech tonight will be unlike anything we’ve ever seen
A husband speaking on behalf of his wife — that has been done before. A former president speaking in support of a prospective president is also nothing new. But the combination of the two is unprecedented. Only the Clintons.
Yes, he talked about how wonderful it was to be married to the woman who helped enable the world’s most famous sexual predator. Remember girls, if it’s good for your career you should put up with anything from your husband!
Clinton camp in talks to give Sanders a larger role tonight
Hillary Clinton is poised to be the Democratic presidential nominee, but her campaign spent most of the day in talks to give her vanquished opponent a symbolic role in the formal nomination process in a bid to heal rifts in the party.
Hey, exactly what caused those rifts? And how are they doing now? That could be a story!
Dmocrats’ best weapon against Trump: Obama
The first lady’s barnburner enters the pantheon of greatest DNC speeches ever.
Until the next speech by an Obama that becomes one of the greatest ever, and of which nobody will remember a single line of in three months
Michelle Obama is the only person Trump didn’t attack. But why?
Although he tweetstormed during the big speeches Monday night, there was not a word about the first lady, even as she made a very forceful case against him in no uncertain terms.
Because if he criticized The First Lady you’d be howling about a classless, unprecedented, and of course, sexist, lack of decorum on his part. And why should he waste his time on a lame duck FLOTUS – the DNC is such a target rich environment!
Democrats are promising a new push for gun control
For decades, Democrats have been afraid of agitating the powerful gun lobby and alienating firearms owners. But several years of tragedy have presented them with an opening to appeal to a key group with calls for stricter gun regulations: suburban women.
And finally, if nothing else we can take comfort that our enemies are stupid. Yes, keep pounding an issue that’s gotten you shellacked in the last few elections. To paraphrase Kurt Schlichter, gun owners are surprisingly reluctant to give up the means to defend themselves from people who want to kill hem to please people who hate them.
If you get your news from the headlines, you’d understand that aside form a few minor hiccups at the start, this DNC was a spectacular love fest of party unity! There certainly weren’t any issues with prayers getting booed, heckling speakers, media tents being overrun, American and Israeli flags being burned while Palestinian and Russian flags flew proudly among gatherers, that a principled 3rd party candidate might have led protesting attendees in a walkout, or the fact that the first day’s speakers included a self-admitted child molester, a speaker whose son tried to murder a cop, and a leader who gave rioters “space to destroy.” Nope, no stories here!
Or maybe it might have something to do with The Washington Post being another branch of the DNC’s media arm. Maybe it’s the fact that they have a blog being run by a Hillary loyalist, or that WaPo joined the DNC in holding an illegal fundraiser for Hillary? There is a great deal more from the Wikileaks site, and you can click here for a sampler.
And keep up the good work, Washington Post – there might even be some treats and a belly rub in it for you! Now roll over for your masters. And stay stupid, my friends.
Cross posted at Flopping Aces