With the wrap-up of the DNC convention yesterday, perhaps we can breathe a short-lived and “collective” sigh of relief. Even more glaring than the differences in party platforms is the similarities in party power structure. In a paradoxical twist, the DNC meted out similar treatment to its members as the RNC dealt its delegates last week.
Both national party conventions have come to a close and we can only hope the 24/7 coverage of party power brokers and controversy will eventually subside. Or maybe that’s a quote from my “School of Wishful Thinking”. The campaign season is well upon us.
And those pesky convention floor voice votes are so difficult to distinguish. And count. Especially amid the boos from the delegates.
Unbelievable videos taken at both the Republican and Democrat National Conventions vividly illustrate the story:
RNC Rules Committee member, Morton C. Blackwell, and advocate opposed to the rules changes, chronicles his narrative of the RNC delegate rules debate on the floor of the RNC convention in, “My views on the controversy at the 2012 Republican National Convention regarding the Rules of the Republican Party” (Read here)
Are the American people and the grassroots invited to the political “party”? Are the American people truly represented and participants in the political process? Do we really have “government of the people, by the people, for the people“?
This situation deserves our attention and will require our action. But for now, what future do you envision for America? Elections do have consequences. Who do you want in the White House, the Senate, and the House of Representatives? And what will you do to hold them accountable after they are elected?
This is not a time to sit on the sidelines. Or hope someone else will do the hard work. What will you do to help restore America?