It’s over. It seemed like the longest 4 days I can remember except the first 4 days of last week when the Trump Convention was as stupid, dishonest and puerile.
One thing you have to give politicians is they can talk. And talk. And talk. Albeit often without saying anything. Frequently, usually, without telling the truth and often just wasting out time. That’s pretty much how I have seen the past two weeks. A massive waste of time, money and attention.
Tammy Duckworth, U.S. Representative from Illinois was one of last night’s speakers. I remember when I thought Tammy Duckworth would make a good representative for the people. I respect and honor her service. The woman she has become, the politician is not someone I can respect or admire. Quite the contrary.
What a disappointment she has been. Maybe it’s not fair but we expect more from people like Duckworth who have served honorably. We naively believe they will continue to serve our country with honor. We are, sadly, all too often proved wrong.
Duckworth is having her own legal problems. It seems Duckworth is Heading to Court Amid Workplace Retaliation Accusations. If these accusations are true she’s even worse than I thought. But then so many politicians have proved to be.
If you are a loyal Democrat you had to listen to such brilliant speakers as:
James Clyburn, U.S. Representative from South Carolina
Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator
Nancy Pelosi, House Democratic Leader
Xavier Becerra, U.S. Representative from California
Sherrod Brown, U.S. Senator from Ohio
Actually that was a lie, none are brilliant speakers although I’m sure their media spokesweasels will claim differently. Sherrod Brown, to be fair, does rise to the banal from time to time. And he is usually coherent. How little the public asks of politicians these days.
Berniebots are still annoyed and not afraid to show it. Seems the Dem establishment, the GOP establishment, isn’t about to let dissent rain on their convention. So they’ve been ripping anti-Hillary signs out of the hands of the Berniebots. And that, understandably, made the Bernie supporters angrier still. So they got creative: BRILLIANT!! Democratic delegates vandalizing ‘Hillary’ signs to read ‘LIAR’! LOL!! I give them credit for standing by their man even when he isn’t standing by himself.
Courageous James O’Keefe went undercover as a Hillary supporter and gets assaulted by an angry Bernie Sanders supporter. Here’s a clip of all that Unity in Philadelphia.
Chelsea Clinton introduced her mother and by all accounts is as stiff and boring as Mommy Dearest. Well not by any account of the MSM. As could have been predicted, they slobbered. CBS, NBC Fawn Over Chelsea Clinton ‘Already Making Her Own Mark On History’.
Wasn’t it cute to have two rich, dishonest daughters introduce their rich, dishonest parents at both the DNC and the RNC Conventions? No, I didn’t think so either.
Thursday night is of course the nominee’s night. The night they accept the nomination and give a speech. Hillary is not a great speechifier like her spouse. She is usually adequate and sometimes rises to almost good. Last night she was Hillary. Boring and loud. Complete with her <I>cute</I> trademark cackle.
On Thursday night, after an interminable speech by boring young Chelsea Clinton introducing her boring old mother, Hillary Clinton, Hillary finally took to the stage. She wore all white. Like an angel. Like a saint. Like an erased server.
I especially loved Shapiro’s line “She dropped phrases so hackneyed they ought to have been roasted on an open fire. Still the media cheered. ” That line should become an instant classic.
Listening to Hillary talk for 55 minutes is a fate I wouldn’t wish on anyone. I certainly didn’t wish it on myself. I had more important things to do. Like searching for a missing sock down in the drying.
But please go read Ben Shapiro’s piece – it will make you laugh if nothing else can. I’ve read some putdowns in my day but this one is a treasure. As is Ben Shapiro IMO.
Over at Townhall Guy Benson reports : Charmless Vessel Shouts Acceptance Speech at America. Neither of these analyses is surprising since they come from the right. But we don’t need to read much from the left because they always praise a Dem whether deserved or not.
It wouldn’t have taken much to be better than Trump and she did manage that. Just barely. Apparently hackneyed or not some of her speech made sense. That is always going to outdo Trump because some of us still appreciate coherence, hackneyed or not.
She did break the glass ceiling. That is one truth we cannot ignore. She is historic. That is another truth we cannot ignore. That’s about the only truth to come out of the Democrat Convention.
Both Conventions are over. Hillary and Trump have accepted the nominations of their parties. Voters with both a conscience and an I.Q. are disheartened. They say, couldn’t we do better than these two unworthy people? The answer is yes we could have. But we didn’t.
The best we can say, or at least I can say, about the two conventions is, they are over.