by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Clarice Feldman of the American Thinker describes the Democratic National Convention as a “tsunami of schmaltz and mendacity.”
There are many things likely to change after the COVID scare nearly decimated this country with overbearing Democrat governor lockdown mandates and trillions in wasted resources. Pro sports have taken a big hit (multiplying the effect of their own left-wing politicization of family entertainment). Universities will be closing down as people realize they are paying too much for too little return. Small businesses and many restaurants will be shuttered for good as online purchasing, carry out, and pickup food services multiply. But this week, it’s obvious COVID has dealt a major blow to the already archaic national U.S. political conventions.
I can’t say the DNC online Zoom convention was utterly boring, although viewership declined substantially day by day and didn’t start at a high level anyway. …
… I suppose Republicans who claim to want a big tent party will be faulted for missing out on the number of voters who identify as non-binary mermaid queen-kings or have heinously murdered someone and left him to rot, but I doubt it will be a large number and the Republicans will just have to grin and bear the loss.
At the top of the tickets are two failed candidates whom the party is pretending are fit to lead us. …
… Throughout the programming ran a mother lode of denial.
There was Billy Porter singing “Something’s Happening Here” as the convention steered clear of the widespread riots, looting, and mayhem in Democrat-run cities. Something Townhall Media remixed to make clear how preposterous the airbrushing of reality was:
There was the bizarre selection of make-believe Indian Elizabeth Warren on the native American panel. …
… And the just as eye-popping selection of Hunter Biden, the exposure of whose extramarital affairs and Ukrainian graft have kept him under deep wraps.