You may have missed the biggest news to come out of the Democratic National Convention. I’m not talking about Michelle Obama’s bravura performance, my client Julian Castro’s sparkling debut on the national stage, or CNN contributor Erick Erickson tastelessly calling the whole thing “the Vagina Monologues in Charlotte.”
And it’s certainly not the Democratic Party’s ham-handed flip-flopping on whether to mention God in the party platform. A party’s platform keeps the activists busy but has zero effect on how a politician campaigns or governs. If you start attaching poll numbers and campaign checks to a platform, then we’ll talk, but until then you won’t find a more politically useless document this side of the sports section.
The biggest news no one is talking about from the Charlotte convention is that Democrats are talking about Obamacare on national television in front of God and everyone just like there’s nothing wrong with it. After Democrats lost control of the House in 2010 because of Obamacare, seeing Democrats brag about Obama’s signature legislation is as shocking as seeing Hillary Clinton fire up a bong on stage to promote marijuana legalization.