I would think that the RNC is hoping desperately that day two of the Convention will end up better than day one. Day one was a bit of a disaster. Not unexpected of a Trump Convention. Can’t you just picture Trump behind the scenes yelling you’re fired at someone? Maybe Melania?
Day one was a total lack of unity, a lot of thuggery, and for dessert there was plagiarism. Not exactly the start they wanted. Many members of the Republican Party are doing a spin worthy of a prima ballerina for the Potted Plant Public that won’t have a clue what has ensued. There’s unity donchaknow!
While everyone was engaged in talking about Melania’s plagiarism there wasn’t much news about the thuggery engaged in by the RNC. Trump may have approved of it, he may have cheered it on but it was the doing of Priebus and the RNC beyond all doubt in my mind. Trump has proved over and over again that he and his campaign haven’t the competence to organize and plan something like this. Ham handed it may have been but it wasn’t his ham hands. Because make no mistake about it – it worked. The RNC made damn sure that all the power stayed in their hands. But hey, let’s just talk about Melania.
I listened to Glenn Beck spend most of his show talking about her and saying little or nothing about anything else. Did the RNC deliberately sacrifice Melania to see to it that little media was spent on their perfidity? Or am I just being crazy-coo-coo conspiracy again?
Trumpanzees may have a hint of something untoward going on but it’s all Ted Cruz’s fault for not endorsing the great God Donald. Melania’s plagiarism problem is the fault of the media and the misogynists. Or something. Many of the explanations are as incomprehensible as Mr. and Mrs. Trump. Trump may be disdainful of Hillary playing the victim card but probably not so much with Melania. Unless as I suggested he fires her for plagiarism.
I didn’t watch the dang thing, I am not nearly masochistic enough for that, but I watched bits and pieces online.
I heard part of Joni Ernst’s speech and it wasn’t too bad. Especially since by all accounts she was speaking to an nearly empty arena. I used to think I liked her. I certainly respect her service.
Sheriff Clark was great as always – funny the best speech and reception of a speech thus far was from a Democrat. Is that ironic or what?
One thing I haven’t been able to wrap my head around is the Prayer that opened the Convention. I’ve never seen anything like it.
The opening prayer at the convention today was given by a fiery, bombastic, narrow minded man named Mark Burns of South Carolina. https://youtu.be/BSeYfchDezc
I found this “prayer” offensive on so many levels I can’t even express them all. Watch as much as you can stand and see what you think. I wasn’t alone in my disgust with “Paster” Mark Burns: Why Mark Burns’ RNC Benediction Was Terrible If this is what Christianity has devolved to in the GOP then I am no Christian.
But that was day one, let’s talk about day two – although you have to admit it will be difficult to beat that.
Jonah Goldberg had an interesting take on this Convention and conventions in general. But then Jonah is always interesting. GOP Convention Has Become a Stomach-Churning Affair He’s interesting and he has a way of explaining things we see but can’t quite understand or identify. This article was no exception. But I am admittedly an unabashed Jonah Goldberg fan.
Much of day two was a snooze fest. How can that be with luminaries like Scott Baio and former soap opera star Antonio Sabato Jr. you ask. Better you ask most people who the hell are Scott Baio and former soap opera star Antonio Sabato Jr. Then ask why do we give a rat’s hind quarter what they have to say about anything?
Didn’t Trump promise a star-studded extravaganza? As Jonah Goldberg pointed out even Boring Mitt had Clint Eastwood.
Rumor has it that Donald Trump Jr. gave a great speech. You’ll have to judge for yourself because quite honestly the thought of there being another Donald Trump sends me to the medicine cabinet for the Pepto Bismol. ( There was a time when I thought Pepto Bismol was only for children young enough to bully into taking it, as I was, and old codgers. Nice to know I was right about something.)
Anyway, about Trump the disgusting DNA continues: A GOP star is born? Donald Trump Jr. rocks the RNC. I would pay no attention except the post is from the Conservative Review and they are usually right up my alley. Oh well…
Most important of all, Republican Party Officially Nominates Trump which pretty much ends my association with the Republican Party. And I wonder how any person with integrity, and I am talking to all the members of the party who have been elected by us to represent us can seriously stay in the party.
The above cartoon is from a liberal cartoonist that I despise. His cartoons are usually as dishonest as any liberal politician or activist. This time – I think he nailed it.
What did you see or hear yesterday that you found of interest of disgust or maybe even a ray of hope? Because we could sure use some of the last item. I could anyway, I seem to be fresh out.