Massive lies and stunts. And violating the Hatch Act. They'll do anything to win.
This night is hideous and dangerous. All of these people, no masks, on top of one another outside. And Trump reading speech from teleprompter.
Kamala Harris is right now responding to the convention and we're running it live in this first hour f the show today.
This third night is unbearable. First, it's just dull, speakers really bad. Second, they're ignoring the reality of what's happening outside. They are still pushing this Law and Order agenda against protesters while we see a right-wing vigilante having killed protesters in Wisconsin. They are ignoring he hurricane, nothing about the pandemic. It's all sucking up to Trump.
Last night my spouse was watching (though even he could only stomach so much). I had my headphones on and was listening to music. Then, almost on cue, this came up on my playlist. Fogerty and CCR could’ve written this completely about Trump and the current GOP. In case you need a refresher, (copyright CCR).
Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Ooh, they're red, white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the chief"
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Lord, don't they help themselves, oh
But when the taxman comes to the door
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no
Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer "More! More! More!" yoh
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, one
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no no no
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no no no
I’m only following this hot mess via reports from you Michelangelo and listening to Progressive on Sirius. I can’t stomach watching these idiots continue to try to play the “Let’s Pretend We’re All Upstanding Caring Leaders of the US” game.
What was most offensive about last night is hearing about the pardon of Jon Ponder during the convention. We are not props to be used for some bullshit stunts by the White Supremacy Party and I’m even more disappointed and horrified by the African-Americans who have no sense of pride and choose to entertain these vile people. I’m surprised they didn’t just have Mr. Ponder pushed onto some wooden stage with Trump as the slave auctioneer and all his buddies and worshipers cheering.
Awful, even worse than I expected. My husband is live-commenting on Facebook so I hear it going on in the other room. Sometimes I peek in to watch....
I feel bad for those people used as props in their Citizenship Naturalization ceremony, overseen and administered by Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf, who is serving illegally in that position due to misuse of the federal Succession Act by several of his predecessors. I wonder if, like everything else he's done or signed as an illegal occupant of that office, those people are now actually citizens? Or are they TV Citizens: like when they have a marriage, or an operation, or a jury empaneling -- but on TV! -- does it really matter? Has it happened?
I don't think so... #ETTD
The one woman they had came out chastising Biden family nepotism, and the news networks had crawls showing most of the tRump family giving speeches (and working in the WH) at the same time was humorous and give her unintended sarcasm.
Boy Michelangelo I bet you are so happy this is the last night you have to endure this Shitshow. Thanks for taking one for all of us. You’re our hero. Ready for the show tomorrow. Also thanks for covering Kamala today. Dems were smart to put her out there today.
I liked the part where Trump leaned in - twice - to kiss Melania on the lips and she turned her head! Lol!
This was a very flat speech. It’s not Trump riffing for the base, which they love. It’s him reading like a first-grader, which no one loves.And no, it doesn’t bring in anyone new who see him not railing — we’re way past that.Joe Biden’s speech, thanks to Trump, exceeded expectations 10 times over.
Trump’ speech, thanks to Trump, underperformed all the build up and the ceremonial bullshit. And of course it was full of lies.
And those of you who watched, what did you think of last night?
I wonder how much Trump paid Melania for her speech tonight, seeing how Trump had to pay her to move to the White House. I wonder how much Tiffany was paid too? I can not wait for the debate between Biden and Trump. I can not wait until the election.....
The media should not even cover this bullshit fascist convention. They have sabatoged the post office they have told the nation they will have voter intimidation at the polls they let Russia and others hack our machines and the do not have enough polling places open. And there’s nothing congress or anyone of us can do to stop them. It gets worse each week in this country. 180k dead in 5 months. 56 million file for unemployment. Mueller report. Associates imprisoned. Impeachment. Porn payoffs. And none of it matters to their followers. If agent orange and his Nazi senate keep in office we are done as a country and the only alternative will be a civil war. I honestly do not see any other way l. None.
Whereas the DNC was down-to-earth and grounded in reality, the RNC was basically a contest to see which speaker can bark the loudest and heap the most praise on the Orange SOB.
I’m unwilling to watch the RNC and many of my friends feel the same way.
I have watched a few clips and find them disturbing with all of the lies and distortions. I just know we had better win this time or we’re doomed.
As a retired woman educator, I am, of course, horrified at the behavior and words of this man who calls himself a savior. More than that, I am doubly disgusted and disappointed in the First Lady’s FEW public “appearances.” That she had the gall to wear a uniform facsimile is more than horrifying—it’s cheap and designed to send a message to instill fear, not confidence, into anyone who cared to listen to her crap. She didn’t scare me—she disgusted me.