I Don’t Believe What I Just Saw
The Democratic Party is supposed to be the party of “diversity” and “tolerance”, but it certainly didn’t feel that way as I waded through the sea of Democrats with a huge JerryLand.org (coming soon) poster along with three incarnations of the career politician Jerry Brown.
I could not and still can’t believe what I saw at the CDC… a complete lack of enthusiasm, ardor or concern for real issues that affect everyday people and more importantly, I can’t believe that Democrats are using the same tired and insincere rhetoric. Everything at the convention just seemed manufactured (except Jerry’s speech, which is always unpredictable and unintelligible) and out of touch, so what I tried to find out from the crowd leaving the main auditorium is which Jerry Brown is running for governor and will he ever take a stance on anything?
Do you think the Democrats tolerated any of that? Hardly. Supposedly I have the right to express my opinions respectfully to encourage healthy debate but the Democrats weren’t having it. Instead I was called ignorant, shoved around in the crowd, and even challenged to a fight by a woman who had to be in her 70’s. Judging by the press accounts, this is the only time Democrats at this convention were sincerely passionate about anything.
What is wrong with asking a candidate for governor to take a stance on an issue? What is wrong with asking for specific solutions? Those are serious questions that deserve serious answers. I couldn’t find a serious answer to any of my concerns the whole time. Just when I thought it couldn’t get any more unbelievable the California Democratic Party Chairman was quoted as saying the secret to getting the youth to vote in November was legalizing pot.
Like I said before, I don’t believe what I just heard.
So I guess California’s failing economy isn’t a good enough reason for people to come out to vote? Solving unemployment isn’t good enough either? No, their Get Out The Vote solution is…pot.
Think about that for a second…
If Jack Buck were still alive, I am not sure how he would have responded to that.
Fortunately there is one thing I do believe; Republicans are offering real solutions. Republicans aren’t placing their hopes on a mind altering drug. Republicans take their constituency far more seriously than to say something as outlandish as what the California Democratic Party Chair said this weekend. And if the Democrats hold true to form it looks like I will be shaking my head in disbelief until Election Day.