We are all familiar with Barack Obama’s Teleprompter dependency, even though he still stumbles and stammers his way through a speech even with the assistance of one. This affliction appears to be epidemic among the delegates to the Democratic National Convention. Did they catch it from Barack? Or did he catch it from them? We will probably never know. And then, of course, there’s Joe Biden.
The DNC, in a desperation move after their platform was hijacked by radicals, imposed the will of the empty chair and re-included language, over the stiff opposition of many of the delegates, supporting Israel and Jerusalem as its capital. Of course, a two-thirds majority was required for such a change, but even though it did not exist, the changes were ‘approved’ anyway.
What do we know from this? We know that the DNC is chock-full of, and the platform was written by, radicals. We know that there is a very strong anti-Israel constituency in the Democratic Party. We know that rules don’t matter, not even their own rules, when a high-ranking player is involved. We know that if they see a negative reaction they will flip-flop – at least until the election is over.