Why I’m voting for Biden: The Democrats have a platform

August 27, 2020

I’m voting for Joe Biden this fall because the Democrats have a platform.

I admit that’s a pretty low bar –– just having a platform. But it’s a bar the Republicans didn’t meet this year.

Instead, the RNC created a single page of resolutions that reads as part excuse for not doing their homework, part love letter to their leader, and part assault on free speech that reveals a frightening lack of direction and accountability.

That single page is then attached to their platform from 2016. Has nothing changed or been accomplished in the last four years that the platform doesn’t need to be updated?

I wish I were making this up, but here’s a line from the single page resolution: “The RNC, had the Platform Committee been able to convene in 2020, would have undoubtedly unanimously agreed to reassert the Party’s strong support for President Donald Trump.”

Let that sink in. It didn’t happen. But it would have been unanimous. Totally. Had they been able to meet. But they weren’t.

The stated reason why they weren’t: “out of concern for the safety of convention attendees.” For a party that speaks of the coronavirus epidemic in the past tense during its convention and as a minor flu-like illness exaggerated by Democrats, something doesn’t add up.

Even though they’re the ones who have been making policy for the last four years, their resolution simply rejects “the policy positions of the Obama-Biden Administration, as well as those espoused by the Democratic National Committee today.”

Not only do they categorically reject everything Democrats did back then, are doing now, and will ever do, they also reject anything their own delegates might want to say: “any motion to amend the 2016 Platform or to adopt a new platform…will be ruled out of order.”

Remember three nights ago when Visine user Don Jr. warned us that “Joe Biden and the radical left are now coming for our freedom of speech.” I think your dad got there first, Don.