With the Democrat National Convention going on in Denver this week, much has been made out of the effect that the disgruntled Hillary supporters will have on the event, presumably because the drama-loving cable news networks thrive on this kind of thing. I’ve noticed that, sprinkled throughout the coverage, there have been interviews with a few of them, and with each one I can say that I can feel my own IQ level dip a bit. So, to share my pain with the rest of the world, I’m putting together a little montage of the ones I’ve come across.
First, enter Elizabeth Joyce, the founder of justsaynodeal.com who was interviewed by Larry King last night:
My favorite parts are where she is visibly upset with King for basically being called out on her air-headedness, but then reminds herself to smile as to not appear rattled. King tries to remind her that things like some vitriolic comments on blogs are outside the control of Obama himself and is a pretty weak reason to not vote for the guy, given the fact that Hillary shares the same position as Obama on virtually every issue and his trying her darnedest to convince people like Elizabeth that she needn’t worry. But oh well. Spite wins the day, I guess, and victimhood by association has a new poster girl.
Now, Cristi Adkins had me there for a second, since I think she was referring to this:
This registration document, made available on Jan. 24, 2007, by the Fransiskus Assisi school in Jakarta, Indonesia, shows the registration of Barack Obama under the name Barry Soetoro into the Catholic school made by his step-father, Lolo Soetoro. The document lists Barry Soetoro as a Indonesian citizen, born on August 4, 1961 in Honolulu, and shows his Muslim step-father listed the boy’s religion as Islam.(AP Photo/ Tatan Syuflana)
Of course, this has been brought up before, and the claim she’s making that the school itself is some sort of radical Islamic madrassa has been debunked. Not to worry though, she moved the goal posts about three times there, so in the end I’m not quite sure what she was getting at. A little too much TexasDarlin methinks (you might notice that the linked page discussing this document has been removed from Darlin’s site. Why, oh why?)
Finally, we’ve got an actual delegate at the convention who is quite obviously overcome by emotion, interviewed by Suzanne Malveaux right after Hillary’s big speech.
So let me get this straight…oh nevermind. I don’t even know where to begin with that one. “Get a grip” comes to mind. Another thought would be bewilderment on how a Dem delegate could rationalize sitting out the vote for the Dem candidate for president. But there you have it, big ‘H’ t-shirt and everything.
Anyway, McCain hears you, brave PUMAs! He has come to pander to you:
I’d like to say that most people would see right through that, but given the collective intellect of the few that I’ve just highlighted, I’m not sure if “Its OK” is all the whiners need to tip them over.