Philadelphia is shaping up to be a mess for the Democrats, both inside and outside the convention.
From a piece I wrote for LifeZette:
While the media spent weeks writing about the blood that would splatter on the pavement in Cleveland during the Republican convention as Black Lives Matter took to the streets, nothing happened. Noting the “strangely quiet streets” of the CLE, the New Yorker reported that there wasn’t even “much pointed obnoxiousness.” “We were promised a riot. In Cleveland, we got a block party instead,” lamented The Washington Post.
The much-hyped divisiveness that was supposed to roil the RNC itself fizzled almost immediately, with the dump-Trump initiative never getting near the floor and insurgent Ted Cruz torn apart by catcalls during his speech like a hyena who’d wandered into a lion’s den.
But “pointed obnoxiousness” and much more will be coming to the streets of Philadelphia as tens of thousands of angry left-wing activists prepare to protest a variety of issues and the insider, status quo Democratic ticket handed to them in place of their hero, the Bern. The hashtag #seeyouinphilly was ominously making its way around Twitter. Journalists looking for a seriously divided party and the potential for mayhem need only take the Amtrak a couple of stops up from Washington to find true party chaos.
Take a look at the rest of the article here at LifeZette!