According to the schedule, Sen. John Kerry is going to follow Bill Clinton. And Clinton gets 15 minutes to talk. This strikes me as doubly insane: For all of his narcisssm and fraud, more Americans regret that the Constitution denies them umpteen Clinton terms than they regret their votes against John Kerry.
7:08: The hope among delegates was that Clinton would open up on Biden. Five minutes in, he's still talking about Hillary.
7:10: Good one, Jim Antle.
7:11: "His policies… are far superior to the Republican alternatives." Pathetic. Utterly pathetic. Compare this to what Ronald Reagan did to Bill Clinton in 1992.
I heard those speakers at that other convention saying "we won the Cold War" – and I couldn't help wondering, just who exactly do they mean by "we"? And to top it off, they even tried to portray themselves as sharing the same fundamental values of our party! What they truly don't understand is the principle so eloquently stated by Abraham Lincoln: "You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot help the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves."
If we ever hear the Democrats quoting that passage by Lincoln and acting like they mean it, then, my friends, we will know that the opposition has really changed.
Until then, we see all that rhetorical smoke, billowing out from the Democrats, well ladies and gentlemen, I'd follow the example of their nominee. Don't inhale.
John McCain voted to remove Clinton from office and joked that his daughter's real father was Janet Reno. And Clinton refuses to land a punch on him.
7:20: Clinton gives McCain just enough praise for a TV ad. Again: The guy voted to remove him from office. What's his impetus for holding back, apart from infantile spite?
7:24: Enough with the drama, I think. This jarred a little bit:
More tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans that will swell the deficit, increase inequality, and weaken the economy.
Sorry for those capital gains tax cuts, guys.