Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I can see Russia from the DNC floor

At the Democratic National Convention, John Kerry tried to mock Mitt Romney with the line "Mitt Romney talks like he's only seen Russia by watching Rocky IV." But it turns out the Democrats at the DNC didn't know Russia when they were looking right at it.

As Kerry left the DNC stage, images of the Russian navy were shown on the convention hall's big screen (A short clip from C-SPAN can be seen here).

The same Russian ships were also on display in what was intended to be patriotic tribute to American veterans and service members by a retired admiral.

Navy Times notes:
While retired Adm. John Nathman, a former commander of Fleet Forces Command, honored vets as America’s best, the ships from the Russian Federation Navy were arrayed like sentinels on the big screen above...  
“The ships are definitely Russian,” said noted naval author Norman Polmar after reviewing hi-resolution photos from the event. “There’s no question of that in my mind.”
Reminds me of President Obama's gun control message to the Urban League in July...
But I also believe that a lot of gun owners would agree that AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not in the hands of criminals -- (applause) -- that they belong on the battlefield of war, not on the streets of our cities.
While used by scores of nations around the world, the AK-47 was birthed in Russia. Our troops don't carry AKs. But the Russians, the Chinese and the Taliban do.

Is there any possibility someone behind the scenes is trying to mock us by inserting seemingly innocent lines or picturesque images? Or, perhaps more likely, are Democrats just woefully ignorant?

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