Chuck Todd ‘s moment of insanity: “Democrats wish they had the diversity of speakers and deep bench [of the GOP] to show America …”
Democrats don’t need to show America our diversity all of a sudden. We already have it in people’s neighborhoods all the time.
The CHC, CBC and CAPAC are all mostly dems. That’s Hispanic, Asian and black caucuses.
The first LGBT mayor of a major city? Democrat. Woman Senators? Democrats have more than double the Republicans at this time.
Democratic US Reps? Many more Dems. Not to mention Minority Leader Pelosi and James Clyburn is in leadership.
The only place I see Republicans leading is in the space of female governors and that includes some real gems like Jan Brewer and Nikki Haley. Democrats numbers suffer because like any administration they asked some Dems to vacate their governorship to serve the current administration (Obama pulled Janet Napolitano (DHS) and Kathleen Sebelius (DHHS)) out of their governorship to serve the White House).
Now can we all work on electing more women to executive offices? Yes. Should we have more diversity in the senate? Yes. But is there in some way a dearth of diversity in the Democratic party compared to the Republican party? Hell no.
There may be another reason there is an over-orchestrated show of party diversity at the RNC:
Carroll said no one took the names of the attendees who threw peanuts at her Tuesday on the convention floor and told her, “This is what we feed animals.” She alerted fellow camera operators, producers and CNN security. The head of the delegation — she was not certain of the state — told her the perpetrators must have been alternates, not delegates.
But Carroll, 34, said that as an Alabama native, she was not surprised. “This is Florida, and I’m from the Deep South,” she said. “You come to places like this, you can count the black people on your hand. They see us doing things they don’t think I should do.”
Carroll noted of the Republican convention, “There are not that many black women there.”
She said she wanted to thank CNN, which “has been behind me 100 percent.” Although she was stationed on the floor next to Fox News, she was not operating the camera at the time. The perpetrators “didn’t know what I was doing. I happened to be standing there,” near one of the delegations.