Hump day on the Donkey Show . . .
And that would be God.
Yeah, earlier in the week, delegates voted God off their island. And then all hell broke loose when party big-wigs tried to atone.
The change was proposed by former Ohio governor Ted Strickland who chaired the party's platform drafting committee. It took three attempts to approve the change by a two-thirds voice vote, as a loud chorus of delegates yelled "no."
Regardless, the chairman ruled in favor of the amendments.
The update also included a reference to Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Both of those were in the 2008 party platform. A senior Democrat says President Obama intervened to have those references added back in.
Houston universities were represented by University of Houston grad, Massachusetts senate candidate, and Cherokee wannabe, Elizabeth Warren, and by Alief`s own Al Green, of the Texas Ninth District. The Texas Southern Thurgood Mashall School of Law grad gave the same message as the 'Reverend' Al Green, one of stayin’ together.
That was kind of the message from the Big Dog himself, Bill Clinton, who reminded everyone that President Obama appointed several members to his cabinet who supported Hillary.
'Heck, he even appointed Hillary!' he noted.
Of course, the president then sent her packing during the convention, as far away from Charlotte as one can get. After all, two Clintons at the party may be too much to handle.
But give 42 his due, because he did what he does best and laid out a case for 44’s re-election that had the delegates ready for some red meat.
'In Tampa the Republican argument against the President's re-election was actually pretty simple, pretty snappy. It went something like this: we left him a total mess, he hadn't cleaned it up fast enough, so fire him and put us back in.'
He even managed to call a little attention to himself while praising the president.
'President Obama started with a much weaker economy than I did, listen to me now, no president, no president, not me, not any of my predecessors, no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. '
History was made at the donkey show when a former President nominated a sitting President to the delight of delegates and democrats across the land.
And after the obligatory roll call to make it official, delegates cleared their calendars for tonight's grand finale when Barack Obama accepts the nomination and takes this donkey show on the road.