“You didn’t hear the word “guns” voluntarily pass the lips of any Democratic speaker at this week’s convention in Charlotte, N.C. Liberals may be smart enough to avoid alienating the almost half of all Americans who have guns in their homes, but the same can’t be said for their party platform.
The Democratic policy statement approved this week calls for enacting “common-sense improvements — like reinstating the assault-weapons ban and closing the gun-show loophole.” The so-called “assault-weapons ban” in the 1990s banned scary-looking guns and magazines that held over 10 rounds. The platform does toss in a line that claims to recognize the right to bear arms, but it is “subject to reasonable regulation.” The left wants “an honest, open national conversation about firearms.”
I asked many Democratic leaders about the party’s position on firearms at the convention, but almost all claimed not to have read that section of the platform. Jesse Jackson was one of the few willing to come out and say he wants to ban all guns except bolt-action rifles, shotguns and revolvers.”
“Mia Love is speaking Tuesday night at the Republican National Convention. We’re organizing a “Love Bomb” for the day of her
speech. The Love Bomb is about bringing supporters together to make a big difference in this race by raising $50,000 for Mia.”
“” Who Is The RNC Mystery Speaker?
” Republican convention planners
appear to have a surprise planned forthose tuning in Thursday night.
Buried deep in the convention
schedule released Monday is a vague.reference to a mystery speaker scheduled for the event’s final evening. “To Be Announced” has a prime speaking slot late in the
“Democrats won’t disclose donors to Charlotte convention”
“Interested in finding out who is underwriting the Democratic convention this year? Good luck :
Democratic Party officials say they will not release the names of donors to next month’s political convention before the event, despite an earlier pledge that they would regularly disclose the contributors.”
The good times aren’t exactly ready to roll in Charlotte .
Besides being 75% short on the budget ,cancelling the opening event at Charlotte Motor Speedway , slimming down the celebration from 4 days to 3 ,now Congressional candidates are being given the green light to bail on the proceedings altogether by the man in charge of getting back a Democratic majority .
Interesting times , my friends , interesting times .
Permission to bail , Sir ?
” Either that, or the chair of the
Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee — whose mission is to restore a Democratic
majority in November with Nancy Pelosi still in charge of the caucus — has begun to feel the same panic that some of his colleagues have
experienced at the thought of.being associated with Barack Obama’s renomination as the
party’s standard-bearer. This morning , Israeltold a Reuters conference that every Democrat
running for Congress should skip the convention this year: “
As of this moment the DNC has managed to raise only slightly over 25% of the estimated cost for the convention in Charlotte .
The self-imposed ban on direct corporate contributions , while a noble gesture , would seem to have had the unintended consequence of revealing just how popular the Dems are with the common man ( small contributor) these days .
” The move comes as party planners are grappling with a fundraising deficit of roughly $27 million, according to two people familiar with the matter who requested anonymity to discuss internal party politics. With a party
ban on direct contributions from
corporations, the host committee has raised less than $10 million, well short of its $36.6 million goal , said one of the people. “
“Las Vegas - Six ballots later, the Libertarian National Committee has a new chair: Geoff Neale.
Neale, a former chair of the national committee between 2002-2004 and the Texas state party in 90s, was not a candidate for the race until today when he was nominated from the floor before the third round of voting. Neale, originally from England, is a technology consultant. He defeated None Of The Above 61 percent to 37 percent. “