On Day 2 of the 2012 Democratic National Convention, Chair Antonio Villaraigosa will wield his gavel to officially open proceedings in Charlotte, North Carolina.
What with all the naysaying and scorn Democrats heaped on Republicans in Tampa—some celebs even wished death upon Republicans—it’s safe to say the party of the donkey could well experience some Karma whiplash.
Republicans pulled off an excellent convention despite bad weather, the Occupy Party blessed by Dem leaders like Rep. Nancy Pelosi (Calif.) and bias delivered by Alphabet Media.
Thus far, the forecast for the evening President Barack Obama will speak calls for humidity, above average heat and a pretty good chance of thunderstorms. You ever sit in a Southern stadium in above average heat and humidity? Good luck with that. Be sure to take bug spray; you’ll need it.
A big plank in Democrats’ strategy focuses on single women. Ironically, Los Angeles mayor Villaraigosa is a documented serial cheater. Alphabet Media weren’t too eager to cover it in the manner they’d have dealt a Republican, but ABC News Local in Los Angeles laid out the facts.
Villaraigosa got caught with his pants down figuratively when it became known he was having an affair with a “Spanish language television reporter.”
Here’s what the local ABC affiliate said:
Antonio and Corina Villaraigosa had been married some 20 years and have two children. Villaraigosa has had two other children out of wedlock. The Villaraigosa's (Sic) separated, and she filed for divorce after another public affair in the early '90s, but later reconciled.
It’s even worse when you learn that the mayor’s latest paramour was the reporter responsible for covering the mayor—apparently she took the phrase literally. Just imagine her capacity for objectivity.
So much for respect for women. I guess your wife doesn’t count when you’re doling out respect for women if you’re a Leftist.
Villaraigosa spent time at the RNC in Tampa too. Not much came of that.
A CNN reporter said on Friday that Democrat National Committee chair Deb Schultz told him umbrellas might be one solution if it rains when Obama speaks at Bank of America stadium on Thursday.
One thing’s for sure. It will be interesting to compare coverage of the Republican convention with what will surely be a defense operation for the Democrats’.
Media could start with an examination of how the president’s amnesty policies will actually benefit human traffickers who transport or coerce victims, confiscate their pay and rely on federal entitlements to survive. The trafficking, by the way, has definitely impacted North Carolina.
Federal immigration policy and a refusal to enforce federal law has acted as a magnet for trafficking.
In 2010 the Tarheel State ranked 8th in human trafficking.
Will Dems give a nod to the 55th anniversary of Democrat Governor Orval Faubus calling out the Arkansas National Guard after 9 black students attempted to integrate public schools in Little Rock on Sept. 4, 1957?
President Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, sent federal troops in to protect those students.
Karma—for the Democrats’ party, it is way overdue.
As for Obama’s speech, well, if it rains like crazy and/or people pass out in the heat, I don’t have to tell you whom Democrats will blame.
Media are reporting the convention will focus on Obama's efforts on behalf of the middle class. We don't really need a convention, however, to tell us what's left in our wallets after Hope and Change took over.
As Villaraigosa bangs his gavel, we can savor the fact Dems chose him to officiate. By the way, he broke up with the L.A. reporter, but later actions suggest the mayor has a penchant for reporters.
Charlotte media might want to take precautions.
(Commentary by Kay B. Day/Aug. 31, 2012)