- The Washington Times - Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Democratic National Convention of 2012 is in the books — and what an event it was. Ignoring the country’s punishingly high unemployment rate, the national debt ticking over $16 trillion on the convention’s first day and an otherwise abysmal economy, Democrats focused their attention on abortion and the Republicans’ “war on women.” What a treat.

With Democratic feminists prancing around dressed as female private parts and Georgetown Law School student Sandra Fluke either incapable of finding a CVS pharmacy or too destitute to pay $9 for birth control, one wonders who is actually waging this “war.” Throw in the robust debate on whether God should be put back into the DNC platform (fortunately, he won a squeaker in an embarrassingly divided vote amid much Democrat booing), the forced displacement of destitute families from their hotels to accommodate conventioneers, Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s ramblings and the president’s pathetic efforts to channel Franklin D. Roosevelt in an acceptance speech, it was hard to keep up with all the fun.

The best joke, though, was the DNC’s aversion to great weather. The 75,000-seat Bank of America Stadium was to be the site of the president’s acceptance speech, but the DNC instead retreated to the confines of the 20,000-seat Time Warner Cable Arena. It turns out an eventual zero-percent chance of bad weather was overridden by a 100-percent chance of vast swaths of empty seats. Fortunately, DNC planners were able to fill up the arena. Perhaps they used those displaced families rendered homeless by its policies.

DAN WILSON


Stafford, Va.