We're in the run-up to the big speeches, when speakers like Dr. Elena Rios of the Hispanic Medical Association are prodded onstage with a half-hearted "knock 'em dead, kid" to address an uninterested audience. Rios, though, was entertainingly off-message. By the year 2032, she said, minorities will make up a majority of our population! Dead silence. John McCain understands this! Yet more silence. Then, when Rios warned the crowd about the high rate of AIDS in non-white women, higher than it is among white women, a small roar of applause went up on the left of the stage. Sen. Bob Dole was walking the floor, saying hi.
Partisans who abandon constitutional principles because they prove inconvenient are in for a rude surprise when the other team wins.
The president could form a sizable splinter party if he's serious, but GOP defectors would have major ballot-access issues. Might they take over a smaller party instead?
Their letter to Congress warns about inevitable abuses against religious and racial minorities.
Even as the district struggles to vaccinate seniors, it will soon allow half the city to get in line.