The DNC virtual convention really has seemed like most of them dialing it in while it’s just perhaps fatally boring. It’s getting viciously mocked on social media.
To be fair, it’s hard to generate excitement perhaps when it’s virtual and you can’t have the big celebratory moment in a convention arena.
But most of them didn’t seem particularly energized by the choice they were making. Even Michelle Obama, the least boring of the slew of boring speakers, couldn’t even be bothered to update her recorded video to include anything about the choice of Kamala Harris as Joe Biden’s running mate on Monday night.
Even the moment on Tuesday night, after the roll call of states, when they’d officially nominated Biden as their candidate, it was pretty much anti-climatic. Biden’s acceptance couldn’t gave been briefer with an odd background and a grandkid with a “no malarkey” shirt.
Perhaps he couldn’t remember a longer speech? He is going to give a full speech on Thursday and we’ll have to see if it’s taped or live and goes beyond 15 words.
But perhaps the best “you can’t make this up” moment of the night involved Elizabeth Warren who was invited to speak during the DNC Native American Caucus time.
— Peggy Flanagan (@peggyflanagan) August 18, 2020
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is talking at the "DNC Native American Caucus Meeting." This is not photo-shopped. pic.twitter.com/L9Nid5O7jE
— Alex Salvi (@alexsalvinews) August 18, 2020
Elizabeth Warren just spoke at the DNC Native American Caucus Meeting pic.twitter.com/7VoIYpwmBO
— jordan (@JordanUhl) August 18, 2020
Warren was joined by the only two Native American women serving in the House – Rep Deborah Haaland (D-MN) and Rep. Sharice Davids (D-KS).
So it looked like the Democrats were endorsing Warren’s claims about her Native American identity.
According to Just the News, before Warren came on, the DNC chat room warned viewers to not criticize Warren over her heritage. But that didn’t stop the provoked comments and questions about her presence at the caucus. The DNC ended up disabling the chat to stop the comments.
From The Blaze:
Several Twitter users made jokes about Warren being selected, with one asking Flanagan, “Will @ewarren be speaking for 1/1024% the amount of time the actual Native Americans will be speaking?” Others called the DNC’s move offensive, and a number of self-proclaimed Democrats also questioned the decision to feature Warren.
One person wrote, “Let me preface this by saying I am voting for Joe Biden. But, with that said, how is it nobody at the DNC recognized the optics of @ewarren coming anywhere near the Native American Caucus? Perhaps what happened was overblown. But, why poke that bear?”
Elizabeth Warren during the DNC's Native American Caucus meeting: "With Joe Biden in office, Indian country will not need to worry about that kind of disrespect any longer." She was referring to Trump's relationship with the tribal nations.
— Naomi Lim (@naomitlim) August 18, 2020
Apparently no one considered the cultural appropriation look involved.
The #DNCConvention is an absolute parody. Cuomo on COVID. Bill Clinton on chaos in the Oval Office. Elizabeth Warren on Native American issues. Are we being punked?
— Lisa Boothe (@LisaMarieBoothe) August 18, 2020