Democrat National Convention
The Democrat National Convention, euphemistically called the "Democratic National Convention," is a presidential nominating convention that has been held every four years since 1832 to nominate the presidential candidate for United States' Democrat party. They also establish a party platform at this national convention. But there is nothing "democratic" about this national convention of Democrats; pro-life views, though shared by many Democrats, are censored from the podium.
Main article: 2008 Democratic National Convention
The 2008 convention was held at Invesco Field in Denver Colorado. Denver officials had constructed a secret jail to house those that would misbehave in the Mile High City when the Democrats attend their convention. The makeshift holding center, dubbed "Gitmo on the Platte" by activists, contains barbed wire fencing and signs warning of stun gun use. The Steele Street warehouse was designed to process 60 arrestees per hour.
Ingrid Mattson, president of the Islamic Society of North America, spoke at a prayer service at the convention. Hidden from the public because nobody debated it at the time, the group has ties to funding Hamas terrorists and the facts were well known July 2008. Mattson's group says it does not condone terrorism. The Holy Land Foundation and five of its former leaders were convicted of funneling millions of dollars to Hamas for which the ISNA funded and supported.
American Right to Life Action, an anti-abortion group, claims to have displayed the largest ever protest sign in history, 530 feet tall and 666 feet wide. The sign says "Destroys uNborn Children," with the words appearing one atop each other to also form the acronym "DNC."  According to a release from the group, "thousands of DNC delegates and journalists can look out their hotel windows to the west to see the sign." "The tiniest boys and girls should be loved and protected, but as nominating Barack Obama emphasizes, the DNC even supports killing kids in the womb old enough to know their mother's voice, sleep and dream, suck their thumbs, and play with their toes." The Guinness Book of World Records assigned American Right To Life an official world record attempt number: 228132.
An unusual phenomenon had recently appeared on Craigslist's Denver Web site. Sex-wanted ads spiked 80% the week which happens to coincide with the Democratic National Convention. Tens of thousands of people had arrived for the convention. Those convention days showed the week-over-week jump in sex ads. Monday increased 77 percent over the average of earlier in the month; Tuesday increased 69 percent; Wednesday's increase was 74 percent.
In 2012, the Democrats' national convention was held in North Carolina, from Tuesday, September 3, to Friday, September 6. Originally Democrats hoped to win North Carolina and thus chose it as the location for its convention in order to boost its chances, but Republicans carried the state in the 2012 Presidential election.
The Clinton dominated Democratic National Committee showed how un-inclusive it is when it rejected out of hand 42 of 45 Sanders nominees for the 75 member convention rules, platform, and credentials committees. Of the 75 members on the 3 committees (25 each), 72 where staffed with Clinton cronies, and 3 with Sanders supporters, under the party's alleged "proportional allocation" methods based upon primary and caucus results.
Despite being under investigation by the FBI for illegal mishandling of classified information during her term as Secretary of State, with the inclusion of Superdelegates Hillary led the field as the convention approached. The Clinton's have amassed $3 billion over 41 years from political donations. The majority of the money — $2 billion — has gone to the Clinton Foundation. Her campaign has also accumulated $6.9 million from fossil fuel donations. Through the Hillary Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee, she funneled $60 million in donations through 33 Democrat state parties.
Clinton promised to put her husband, former President Bill Clinton, "in charge" of fixing the economy; according to the AFL-CIO and the Economic Policy Institute, Bill Clinton along with the Democrat-controlled Congress destroyed 700,000 jobs in America with the passage of the NAFTA agreement.
Over 300 Sanders activists attended Democratic Socialists of America’s “Socialist Caucus” on Wednesday afternoon, July 27, 2016. In the audience were over 100 Sanders delegates, including most of DSA's 55 member-delegates; they were joined by Larry Sanders, Senator Sanders’ brother, and the Senator's son, Levi Sanders.
The enthusiastic audience heard from leaders of the two largest unions that backed Sanders. Michael Lighty, political director of National Nurses United (and former DSA national director) analyzed the “transformative,” anti-corporate nature of Sanders’ call for single-payer healthcare and a financial transactions tax to finance free public higher education. Communications Workers of America District One Legislative Director Bob Master argued that a post-Sanders political trend would have to broaden its racial basis and coordinate work around several key racial and economic justice demands.
DSA National Director Maria Svart, El Paso DSA activist and Sanders delegate Ashley Rodriguez, and New York City DSA Co-chair Rahel Biru outlined the role DSA locals play in multi-racial coalitions and electoral campaigns to fight for immigrant rights, affordable housing and democratic public education. Jose LaLuz, DSA vice-chair and veteran labor and Puerto Rican rights activist, brought down the house with an impassioned plea to end United States colonial rule in Puerto Rico.
Maria Svart and Joseph Schwartz, DSA National Political Committee member and chief organizer of the caucus, briefly outlined the NPC's outlook on the election: building a stronger, multi-racial and anti-racist “post-Bernie trend” that can be in opposition to a neoliberal Hillary Rodham Clinton administration on day one. This can be accomplished, in part, by engaging in independent “Dump Trump” work in swing states (e.g., working for down-ballot progressives and engaging in voter registration and voter turnout among anti-Trump, progressive constituencies). In non-contested states, DSA locals can work for down-ballot progressive candidacies and build independent left electoral and social movement capacity.
Numerous participants remarked on social media that the caucus was one of the most substantive meetings at the convention. A score of participants joined DSA on the spot and the DSA table rapidly sold out of its 50 bright red DSA “Continuing the Political Revolution” T-shirts.
- "Shout-outs to all the DSA delegates and volunteers who helped build the caucus. In particular, Tom Gallagher, Penny Schantz, Paul Garver, Harlan Baker, Ashley Rodriguez, Danny [Fetonte] and Barbara Fetonte, Larry Wittner, Rachel Ochs, Rebecca Ryan, Diane Isser and the list goes on..."
- See also: 2020 presidential election
The Democrat's 2020 virtual convention was a total bust with the lowest ratings of any national political party nominating convention ever in history. Donna Hylton, who was convicted for the kidnapping, rape, torture and murder of a 62-year-old Long Island real estate broker in 1986, whom she squeezed his testicles with pliers before murdering him, was a featured “Impactful Community Leader” speaker. A ‘transgender non-binary gender-transcendent mermaid queen-king’ wanted Americans to imagine a world without police and prisons. As Bill Clinton allegations by Jane Doe 15 in a lawsuit for damages against the estate of Jeffrey Epstein became public. The suit alleged that “Epstein conveyed to Jane Doe 15 how powerful he was and how helpful he could be in assisting Jane Doe 15 with her future goals, such as paying for college...He made a point of mentioning that he was close with Bill Clinton....Using this overwhelming power he had over Jane Doe 15, Epstein subjected her to a vicious, prolonged sexual assault.” News of Epstein’s name dropping came shortly after photographs surfaced depicting Clinton with another alleged sex abuse victim. The victim accused Epstein of raping her several times, told the Daily Mail that the photos were taken in September 2002 after Clinton fell asleep on the Lolita Express on an alleged "humanitarian" trip to Africa. Clinton was 56 at the time of the photos and victim was 22. Documents unsealed in late July 2020 contain statements of Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre, who told an attorney that the former president visited Epstein’s private island.
- City defends 'secret jail' built for DNC 9News.com
- Feds Say Obama Prayer Leader Is From Group Linked to Hamas Fox News, January 17, 2009
- Right to Life group claims its DNC sign is Guinness record The Raw Story, August 26, 2008
- Sex ads on Denver Craigslist spike with Democrats' arrival CNET News, August 28, 2008
- Harrison, Steve. "N.C. Police Won't Talk About $25M In Equipment For DNC".
- DSA DSA Leads Socialist Caucus at DNC Posted by Joseph M. Schwartz on 08.12.16