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A Democratic Convention Without Terrorism Talk

A selection of tapas from the Tuesday Morning Jolt of Democratic Convention week…

Bernie Sanders texted his supporters in Philadelphia, Monday afternoon:

“I ask you as a personal courtesy to me to not engage in any kind of protest on the floor,” wrote Sanders in a text message. “Its of utmost importance you explain this to your delegations.”

Except the whole theme of the Bernie Sanders campaign was that he wasn’t the boss of these supporters. The campaign wasn’t about his whim and will, and this was a collective effort, not a top-down, hierarchic one.

The campaign boasted, “Bernie has said it since day one: this campaign is not about him, it’s about you.”

If that’s really the case, it’s not just up to him to decide to accept Hillary Clinton as the Democratic nominee, to forgive the Democratic National Committee for their heavy-handed meddling in the primary, and to fall in line in the general election against Trump…

The ISIS-Free Convention

In the past eleven days, we’ve seen five terrorist attacks in Europe: a truck attack in Nice, a suicide bomber in Ansbach, an attack with an axe on a train in Wuerzburg, a machete attack in Reutlingen, and a priest’s throat slit in Rouen, France.

Not one speaker addressed ISIS or Islamist terrorism last night. Democrats formulate their governing plans in a happier, peaceful, imaginary world.

‘When They Go Low, We Go High.’ What, Are You High?

Michelle Obama, talking about how Democrats don’t believe in dividing people, don’t believe in excluding people, don’t go negative, and won’t get into the gutter with their opponents: “When they go low, we go high.”

Right. Four years ago:

Finally, a “Hillary Clinton Scandal Tour” t-shirt from the Republican National Committee, spotted in Philadelphia:

In case you can’t read it, it lists cattle futures, Troopergate, Whitewater, Travelgate, the Health Care Task Force, Lincoln Bedroom for sale, impeachment, Rose Law Firm documents, Clinton Foundation scandals, foreign campaign donors, Clinton pardons, looting the White House, Hillraiser scandals, Sidney Blumenthal, secret server, Benghazi cover up, paid speech transcripts, and the FBI investigation. Whew!

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