What’s been missing at the Democratic National Convention?
(1) American flags. The first night, there were Palestinian flags on the convention floor. Outside, Bernie Sander’s socialist followers flew the red banner with the hammer and sickle of the Soviet flag. But no Old Glory. Not until an article in the Daily Caller pointed out the absence of the American flag, in stark contrast with the Republican convention where the stars and stripes were everywhere. Whereupon the Democrats brought in some.
(2) References to terrorism. Fact-checkers confirmed that none of the 61 speakers on the first day of the convention mentioned the words terror, terrorism, terrorist, Islamic, or ISIS. There was scant mention Tuesday, but Wednesday’s emphasis on foreign policy did include talk about terrorism.
What else has been missing?
After slogging through a boisterous convention on the floor, Democrats were forced to make a last-minute adjustment to the on-stage decor, after a report pointed out there were no American flags present.
Democrats unveiled a sleek stage to the nation Monday, after the convention had been in the works for months.
As speaker after speaker took the stage, screens behind them produced stunning scenery of the country and cool grey backgrounds.
But there wasn’t a single American flag onstage – notwithstanding the fact that most of the speakers were lawmakers, who each have Capitol offices festooned with flags and other patriotic ware.