PHILADELPHIA, July 24, 2016 — The City of Brotherly Love is well prepared to burn itself to the ground.
The Republican Convention in Cleveland was a lovefest. The city of Cleveland had a unique idea that worked brilliantly. Many liberal working class Clevelanders decided to put their own politics on hold and instead offer civic pride.
Conservatives were coming to Cleveland to spend money, and Cleveland pulled out the welcome mats. Hospitality bordered on perfection. Law enforcement, convention attendees, and local businesses did everything but join arms and sing “Ebony and Ivory.”
Philadelphia is a dumpster fire. The Democrats are inviting speakers who will bash police officers. Supporters of Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders are preparing to make life miserable for Hillary Clinton.
The city is on a hair trigger, and not even police officers are immune from letting their worst instincts take over.
Things began to boil on Sunday following Wikileaks release of nearly 20,000 pages of hacked emails belonging to top Democrats.
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders had been complaining for months that Democrat National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her assistants were rigging the 2016 Democrat nomination in favor of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Sanders was proven right, as leaked emails showed clear explicit intent by the DNC to stop Sanders. While RNC Chair Reince Priebus was obsessed with staying neutral in appearance and in practice, his DNC counterpart and ardent Clinton supporter crossed the line.
Under heavy pressure, Wasserman Schultz resigned as DNC Chairwoman after a stormy five year reign that saw her party decimated everywhere below the White House.
While leaked emails cost Wasserman Schultz her job, Hillary Clinton remained above the fray. Her role in forcing Wasserman Schultz under the bus was most ironic.
As for Sanders supporters, they are often ridiculed as typical protesters who smell bad. They decided to play to their stereotype and are planning one of the most vulgar protests in history.
On the convention floor, his delegates are planning a “fart-in.” They may or may not be bright enough to know that Mrs. Clinton at any moment can be whisked to a clean, private room with central air conditioning.
This would leave only the protesters trapped in their own filth.
Black Lives Matter (#BLM) protesters did not dare disrupt the Republican Convention. Bikers showed up and calmly explained to the protesters what would happen if delegates or police officers were harmed.
The bikers proved again that force works. BLM fled. The Cleveland chapter of BLM failed to show up because some of their members had outstanding warrants.
At the Democrat Convention, BLM can disrupt as much as they like and as violently as they like. Republicans play to their base by defending police officers. Donald Trump himself promised a law and order crackdown in his convention speech.
Democrats play to their base by debasing police officers. They cannot afford to upset BLM, and BLM knows this. The police will be forced to stand down as liberal delegates get devoured by their own political correctness.
As of Sunday night, protesters were already preparing for a showdown.
Sadly, some Philadelphia police officers did not help matters. They seem unable to distinguish protesters from law-abiding citizens trying to get answers from a Democrat National Committee not know for forthrightness.
Confusion over a stolen and revoked credential led Philadelphia Police Officer Pannick to get verbally hostile. Officer West took things to the next level by getting physically abusive.
He promised a slap of a hand, and he delivered the blow.
The Democrat National Committee is fanning the flames. Media credentials are being denied and revoked without explanation, although most likely for ideological reasons.
When a valid Secret Secret Service credential was provided, it was yanked away in plain view without any explanation. Attempts to find out why this was done led to police officers being called in en masse.
The city appears ready to explode, with officers unable to tell the difference between violent protesters from people just trying to get their credentials sorted out.
In Cleveland, everybody worked together to keep the peace. This is what happens when a political party desperately wants peace. In Philadelphia, each faction has been pushed beyond the brink of war. This is what happens when a political party consists of groups who live of the grievance, by the grievance, and for the grievance.
Hillary Clinton will get a glowing review of her convention speech no matter what she says. Her media supporters have already pre-written their fawning columns.
As for the wreckage she will be leaving behind, the evidence will be harder to cover up than a Wikileaked email.
Philadelphia is a potential bloodbath, as Democrats drown under a liquid fury they unleashed but can no longer control.