Russian ships displayed at DNC tribute to vets
On the last night of the Democratic National Convention, a retired Navy four-star took the stage to pay tribute to veterans. Behind him, on a giant screen, the image of four hulking warships reinforced his patriotic message.I know. It's awfully tempting to think this is an indication of something more sinister - that it was a deliberate, sneaky snub to our veterans, the majority of which do not vote for Democrats. Honestly, I think this is just a case of simple incompetence - someone, likely a very junior staffer, was told to get "a picture of warships" or a similar request. Now, should that have been checked by someone who would know better? Of course. But I really think this was just someone being lazy and uneducated about the subject rather than malicious.
But there was a big mistake in the stirring backdrop: those are Russian warships.
There's a lot about the DNC conference that's perfectly legitimate to use against them. The waffling over the inclusion of "G-d" in speeches; the repeated snubs to Israel at a time when we really need a strong ally in that region; the fact that while they're claiming the GOP is waging a "war on women" they're having Bill "rapist" Clinton speak and lionizing Ted Kennedy - the only politician with a confirmed kill in the war on women... There's enough that they've actually done and said with which to bash them that we don't need to don the tinfoil and look for conspiracies.
That said, it doesn't mean we can't point and laugh at the dumbasses...
That is all.