Last night was the final night of the Republican Convention of 2016. Donald Trump gave a speech.
How do you even begin to dissect or describe Trump’s self-aggrandizing load of crap speech? Where do you draw a line between typical convention over-blown rhetoric and absolute crazy bananapants nuttery? What can you say about people that cheered such poppycock?
The Washington Examiner has a good piece to start the countdown of crazy: Trump’s five most outlandish promises tonight – chronicled only the worst. There was more.
The Examiner did mention what I thought was one of the biggest lies: “Nobody knows the system better than me, which is why I alone can fix it…” Anyone who has been paying any attention at all knows that Trump not only doesn’t know the system better than anyone – he barely knows or understands it at all. This was total farce.
Ben Shapiro had his take on the speech too. Trump RNC Speech Makes Yelling Great Again
In Sharpiro’s own words:
On Thursday night, Donald Trump addressed the Republican National Convention. A few hours early, the press had leaked the text of the speech; I praised the text heartily (here’s the link). The text of the speech has high emotional moments, and quiet moments. It has personal stories and passionate calls to action. It has devastating critiques and a grand finale.
Donald Trump bellowed his way through it like a braying jackass.
I cannot speak to the delivery, I refuse to watch or listen to the braying jackass at any time. I’m just surprised that a smart man like Ben Shapiro, certainly no Trump fan, would think that Trump would ever not be Trump. The speech, the grandiosity, the babble, the yelling, the anger, were all pure Trump. And his cult members cheered him on. Did they hear the words? Did they even understand what they were cheering?
Did they know or care that as Shapiro noticed:
Here’s something telling: a quick word count:
There are stories all over the internet about Trump and his big night. I leave it to you to find and read them. Because I simply cannot. For the sake of my stomach and my blood pressure I cannot.
And I said:
I found myself hitting the Pepto Bismal again. I think I’m addicted.
From Wednesday night I still had the ugly image of Trump’s fish lipped kiss of Mike Pence’s eyebrow. There should be some snappy remark/joke I can make about it but the image is so distressing I just can’t. I’m not sure how many e’s or w’s there should be in eewww but that’s how I’m writing it. Yuck, just yuck!
If Trump wasn’t enough to nauseate you there was the uber phony, liar, hypocrite and all around corruptacrat Reince Priebus from my own home town. It amazes me when some lying scumbag gets all righteous and condemning about some other lying scumbag. Hence Priebus : Reince: We Must Unite Against That Corrupt Liar Hillary Clinton.
Given the shenanigans that Priebus as the leader of the RNC has orchestrated and approved his words pass hypocrisy and go that extra bit straight into bull excrement. If you go to hell for lying the Trump Convention has certainly produced a lot of future citizens for that realm. Priebus among them.
Priebus ended by calling for the Republican Party to unite. That after so many of his flying monkeys had spent the better part of the day trashing Ted Cruz for not endorsing Don the Con. Just because someone is a lying scumbag doesn’t make them a smart lying scumbag. Priebus and the RNC and the Establishment may have gotten their way this year. But I suspect, no I hope, it will cost them big. And for a long time to come. They put the sausage making out in the open and a lot of people had their eyes opened. Trumpanzees of course are too deep in the cult to notice.
In spite of Don the Con’s biggest night ever a good share of the talk is still about Ted Cruz. What many of the Trump minions who are still attacking Cruz don’t seem to realize is that by their obsession with Cruz they keep him in the media and as always his rationality will steal some of the Trump bombast thunder. And the ugliness of the attacks does nothing to unite and everything to keep the #NeverTrump people angry. If you actually support Trump it is incredibly stupid.
Chris Christie’s stupidity just gave a lot of people that don’t like him another chance to demean him and his sad sycophancy. Chris Christie Is Really Upset that Ted Cruz Wouldn’t Drink Kool-Aid with Him Stephan Krusier’s post at PJ Media is just one example.
Ivanka Trump, that savvy pol who was too stupid to change her voting designation and thus couldn’t even vote for her own father in the primary introduced him. Ivanka Trump Introduces Her Father Donald at the RNC: He Is ‘the People’s Champion’ I’ve never understood how children of wealth and privilege have any idea of what “the People” want or need. But there she was, pretty as a picture telling us how her very rich father is the champion of the people. Her fans rushed to inform us that she was wearing a $158.00 dress from her own collection. I’m sure that’s supposed to make us think she’s one of us. If you are brain dead.
Any way there was much more fun and hi-jinx at the final night of the Trump Convention. We can talk about that all day long. But only after I run down to Walgreen’s a get some more Pepto Bismal.
Because while I’m filled with joy and relief that the Trump Convention of 2016 is over – next week is the Hillary Convention and the lies start all over again.