Confessions of a Former Elected DNC Delegate — I Missed the Room Where it Happened

If you want to be in the “room where it happens,” don’t bother getting yourself elected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention. I mention this now because over 700 of the current delegates have signed a petition to reject the platform that now rejects Medicare for all. In 2004, I don’t remember anyone asking me about the platform so while I commend their effort, I doubt a petition to a virtual convention will move a party determined to stick with the corporate agenda. Now, all the DNC has to do is keep the elected delegates out of the zoom room where it happens. Easy, you don’t even have to provide distractions.

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Me in the Illinois Delegation. The computer behind and to the left is where we voted for Kerry as if that vote counted for anything. I don’t remember voting on the platform or being asked about it ever.
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Yes siree, I met Rod Blagojevich and sadly this is one of the better pictures of me, and my mom loved it.
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They let the women take a group picture on lady’s day. Performance Art has always been a Democratic Party thing. Actually working for women or POC not so much.
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I took this picture of Obama at a local house party.
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The Big 2004 Obama speech. I didn’t know it then but he’d never do anything he talked about that night. He did, however, bomb Syria, Yemen and Libya.
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Democrats more glorious past, the Carters.
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Conventions are like extravagant bar mitzvahs, for show.
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It took a long time for these balloons to rain down on us. They got stuck and the balloon handlers cursed on national television.

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Lawyer, Teacher, Mediator. Worked on many political campaigns and learned nothing will help until we enforce our laws, particularly laws against corruption.

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