Eli Sanders at SLOG blog reports on what happened Saturday when Seattle’s 43rd District Democrats came together to select delegates to Washington state's Democratic convention where the district delegates would help select delegates to the Dems' national convention.
“Highlights” from Sanders’ post:
... There was some time to kill as multiple tallies of the delegates and alternates were done, and when the time-killer of taking audience questions had run its course and the idea of telling jokes had been nixed, someone suggested doing the Pledge of Allegiance to pass the time. (Are you listening, right-wing bloggers? This is going to get good.)Is anyone surprised by what you’ve just read?
At the mere mention of doing the pledge there were groans and boos. Then, when the district chair put the idea of doing the Pledge of Allegiance up to a vote, it was overwhelmingly voted down. One might more accurately say the idea of pledging allegiance to the flag (of which there was only one in the room, by the way, on some delegate’s hat) was shouted down.
There were to be 67 delegates to the state convention apportioned at this legislative district caucus: 14 for Clinton and 53 for Obama.
John Edwards said “two America’s.”
There are two America’s, but not the ones Edwards meant.
One of the two America’s the really exist is represented by, for example, the Rev, Jeremiah Wright and his supporters, MoveOn.org, Code Pink, a lot of MSM, the Academic and Religious Lefts, and people like those at the 43rd Districts Democratic meeting.
Here’s more from Sanders:
While everyone waited for the Clinton surrogate to appear and give his speech, Congressman Jim McDermott showed up and lumbered toward the stage. Before mounting the steps he turned back to take in the crowd and snap a digital picture for himself. In his remarks he too praised the turnout, saying: “It makes me think we’re going to win in November.”Congressman McDermott sounds like a warmup speaker for Wright.
But then he added, ominously, that Republicans are determined to play the fear card. “They’re looking for ways to have bomber strikes on Iran,” he said. “They’re looking for some little excuse.” The audience loved every word of it, giving McDermott the lefty hero treatment even though he remained neutral on the issue of the day, the question of who the Democratic nominee should be. “Both of them are good candidates,” he said.
Or maybe it’s the other way around.
Both Wright and McDermott have histories of making reckless, anti-American statements.
Sanders’ entire posts here.
Hat tip: Instapundit