Derek Hunter

The Republican convention has ended, and it was a rousing success. We know this because of the amount of venom spewed on MSNBC. On the Chris Matthews Flying-Spittle Meter, it rated at least an 11 out of 10.

In a desperate attempt to distract from the positive vibe coming from Republicans in Tampa, Matthews, who I’m convinced is Charlie Brown and Lucy Van Pelt’s illegitimate child, went from having a “thrill” running up his leg four years ago to having something running down it last week.

He, Rachel Maddow, Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton flung the race card so freely and wildly you’d swear they were the featured acts at a tweaking meth-head magic show. The “whitewashing” of the speaker roster by MSNBC, refusing to show any speaker of color the first two days while complaining about a lack of diversity, will be taught in universities of future despotic dictatorships as how best to ignore reality and stick to your propaganda.

The reaction to Clint Eastwood’s genius mocking of our failed president was nothing short of Bagdad Bob-ian in its earnest pitifulness. (Here’s my take on that.)

But MSNBC is not about converting rational people to a way of thinking. It is about making sure people who subscribe to its special brand of willful ignorance don’t stray from the herd. Much of what you see on MSNBC is designed to ensure its drones don’t hop on the underground railroad – not to conservative media, but to the original source material – and risk thinking for themselves. They watch what happens and tell you what to think so you don’t have to. It’s a time-saver.

It’s also a caring agenda, really, since people shouldn’t work without the proper tools and thinking…You can finish that one yourself.

But this week it’s the Democrats’ turn.

Democrats, progressives, liberals and whatever the remaining mass of un-showered leftist mutant rabble are calling themselves this week will gather in Charlotte to re-nominate Barack Obama as their candidate for president.

What will we see on the stage at Time-Warner Arena and Bank of Panther Stadium?

My prediction: A tribute to parasites, anger and hate with a top-screwed-off salt shaker dash of race-baiting.

Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.