Please stop saying the (D)s “booed God”
September 5, 2012 5 Comments
At risk of isolating myself (even further) from comfy (R) orthodoxy, I disagree with the idea that the (D)s were booing “God” at their convention. A platform change with more than one item was being pushed down from the top, presumably for electoral-strategy reasons, and the chair, evidently looking for and expecting a rubber-stamp, ignored the voice vote which clearly didn’t sound anything like supermajority consent. The people who’d said Nay then booed his ruling – and understandably so. (Not that I pretend to understand why the reference to Jerusalem bothers them, but apparently it does bother some, and their voices were indeed ignored…)
There was plenty juicy in this incident to chew on and discuss. One might wonder, who wanted the platform re-changed and why? Was that good strategy? Why was the vote so uncontrolled and unscripted? Not that I’m complaining – it and the Eastwood speech are the only interesting things to have happened at these conventions. Indeed I’m a little peeved that it’s being painted as such a disaster; the only thing that’s a recipe for is more tightly-controlled, scripted political events in the future. Who wants that?
In any event, boiling it down to “(D)s booed God!” is precisely the sort of shallow and hyperbolic reaction you’d expect from the lefty-imagination version of Fox News and ‘Rethugs’. Unfortunately, that stereotype is being vindicated today.