I laughed. I cried. I sighed. I cringed.
I watched and listened for hours on end…
The Republicans were admittedly harder for me to watch than the Democrats. Note: This was the first GOP convention without a member of the Bush family in more than 40 years. Some site this as the death of the republican party.
Trumpelstilskin failed miserably to bring support from his fellow Republicans, and understandably so. (did you know “The Donald” was a registered Democrat from 2001-2008?)
Unexpected though, was the showing of republicans speaking at the Democratic Convention against their parties candidate.
We have seen throughout Trump’s run a party divided. A party usually all apple pie, baseball and wheat field filled sentiment now afraid. More than a few are jumping the fence and voting democratic for the first time in their lives.
Let’s get to the meat of this thing…
The GOP convention was, well, a bunch of yelling and finger pointing without policy depth or an actual agenda other than to instill us all with fear. An amateur organized display at best.
The plebeians and troglodytes filling the speaking slots in place of the support from the republican party looked out at a less than full arena of poorly dressed mouth-breathing dimwitted fatfucks stymied, yet cheering, the train of morons.
To introduce his plastic robotic immigrant wife he stood behind a back-lit screen superimposing his fat square figure to the music of Queen. This is the second time he has used the “We are the champions” rock anthem without permission, and the first time after he was asked by Queen founding member, Brian May, not to. (this, in and of itself, shows us his disregard for others and his sense of entitlement. not to mention the possibility of yet another lawsuit)
He leaned his fat ass over the podium, leading with his scrunched up contorted orange face, repeating, “Thank you. We’re gonna win so big.”
The plastic Melania of Slovenia (i love how that rolls of the tongue) proceed to poorly read a largely plagiarized speech oddly lifted from President Obama’s wife, Michelle, from her 2008 DNC address. One hell of a way to kick off your acceptance of the nomination for the highest seat in the land, huh, Donnie?
The rest of the convention played out with a supporting cast of douchebag, offspring (douchebag), douchebag, douchebag, offspring, (and on the subject of Tiffany Trump; it appears he pulled out a little too soon. she is a spooky looking little thing) douchebag, douchebag, offspring (douche nozzle.) They were all mostly minor league players such as the grotesque and ignorant Chris Christie and a very confused consortium of golfers and businessmen and a few shitty politicians. The hardest to watch was his son, Donald Jr., with the same small chin, contorting face and sadly poor elocution.
His one saving grace was the choice of his vice presidential running mate, the ventriloquist dummy looking, Mike Pence, governor of Indiana. (this is the state where the Supreme Court Justice lives that Trump attacked for being of Hispanic descent)
Pence is also a known bigot and has supported the public persecution of the LBGTs. He supported a proposed constitutional amendment declaring marriage as a union between a man and a woman only siting gay relationships as a cause of societal collapse. He also wanted to divert HIV/AIDS research money to fund CONVERSION THERAPY to help the LBGT community realize they’re in error and to help make them “straight.”
The highlight of the convention though, was Ted Cruz. This fucking guy rocked the house. He spoke on his platform and told the crowd to vote with their conscience or stay home. His sweet way of saying, “Do whatever you feel is best unless you’re thinking of voting for this fucking Cheeto. Fuck you very much!” Of course he was booed off the stage and left happy.
Trump’s attempt at a speech was a hollow rant filled with hate an fear. He told us what he would do, he just didn’t tell us how. Methinks this is because he is a clueless fucktard.
He’ll break trade deals, abolish the affordable healthcare act (not reform, leaving millions uninsured) lower the national minimum wage to $7.25, kick Muslims out of the country, build a wall to keep Mexicans out, give larger tax breaks to the wealthy, deny climate change leaving the environment unattended, destroy alliances and antagonize our enemies. He’ll do this all by himself. He told us so. “I alone can fix it.”
He’s for separatism, not only in the world view, but at home as well. He painted our country like a comic artist where we live in Gotham city and he is the billionaire vigilante.
He proposes the highest spending of any government in the history of the world, but promises to settle the national deficit in 8 years. (God forbid we have to look at this asshole for 8 more months, let alone 8 more years)
Following the close of the GOP convention and the opening day of the DNC, he, in a press conference in Florida, called for Russia to hack more DNC emails. This is borderline treason. Of course “The Donald” is back tracking and claiming he was being sarcastic. Watch this video and tell me it was sarcasm.
We are looking at a very dangerous man. There’s an idiom that starts, “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.” Is there an idiom for an idiot that has no knowledge?
I have to admit he is a talented contortionist. He managed to pull his foot from his mouth, make another stupid comment, then reinsert his foot all while his head was shoved totally up his ass.
Donald Trump is simply a self-serving egoist that opposes only what the democratic party proposes. He has no reason other than he thinks that is what he is “supposed” to do. He has no answers. He speaks (yells) sound bites. He’s a dystopian with a small mind. He has no filter and lacks temperament. Hillary said it best. “A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man you can trust with nuclear weapons.”
Professional, well planned, organized and stacked with an agenda of purpose far beyond slamming the other party. Grace.
I have to say I was more impressed than I had been in any political convention. It may be that it was juxtaposed against the disaster of the GOP show. Regardless, it rolled out like this..
The pacing and cast of speakers was arranged, well, for lack of a better word, artfully.
The speakers on each night were stacked with purpose building toward the crescendo of Hillary taking a strong, well spoken stance on issues, explanation and plan. The peak of the narrative arc being Obama’s speech. But I’m getting ahead of myself…
The biggest fuck up of the GOP convention, and an amazing gift to the DNC, was that “the people” were forgotten. Not really a surprise considering who was in control of the convention. This left the entire world open to ideas, ideals, grassroots America, blue collar workers (the ones of us actually building the country) and the ever republican swath of good old fashioned American tradition and values. I couldn’t believe my ears when Bill Clinton told the stories of their humble beginnings, struggle and triumph in the pursuits of the American Dream. He spoke to “the people.” We were introduced to the Hillary we didn’t know.
The organizers of this convention must have been as giddy as a high school boy on prom night after unsnapping the bra strap of his date in the backseat of his parents car. The GOP convention lacked anything remotely in the way of family values, ethics, peace or the American Way. The Dems got to run with the ball in any and every direction. They played with what would have normally been the Repubs platform as well as the democratic agenda. Such brilliance shown by the GOP and Trump to leave everything positive out of their convention.
Bernie Sanders got the strongest reception of any speaker, including Hills, in the convention. He spoke for several minutes about himself, his campaign and the triumphs in failure. It seemed he may have been headed in the direction of Cruz, but pulled up in the last few minutes to give his (feigned) endorsement to Hills. The duress of his endorsement merely stemmed from the only other real choice he had.
Michelle Obama’s speech was a heart wrenching history lesson that spoke of the barriers recently broken and that currently are being broken in the U.S. Her telling of living in a house being built by slaves and watching her children play on it’s lawn pulled everyone’s heartstrings and lifted their faith. Powerful stuff.
The entire first night was an extremely progressive line-up of speakers and issues. I wasn’t surprised. This was laying groundwork. Good strategy.
As the convention progressed the issues became more defined and the power of the contingency of life-long republicans speaking against Trump and backing a democrat for the first time in their lives coupled with the disabled folks Hillary has helped and stayed in contact with over the years pushed her public perception to new heights. She is becoming human in the eyes of America.
Obama’s speech took us through his career and fight for America. I’ve never made it a secret that I think he has been a shitty president, but he is one hell of a speaker. He had me in the palm of his hand. His eloquence, practiced sincerity and near-flawless depiction of his work in the past seven and a half years and the inclusion of Hills in his team post the 2008 election where she ran against him, spoke volumes. When he mentioned Trump the crowd jeered. He said, “Don’t boo-vote.” Nailed it! He had everyone undecided making a decision. His glowing endorsement, where he genuinely said that Hills was more qualified for the presidency that he or Hills hubbie Bill, iced the cake. The man hit a grand slam and left us proud to be Americans again.
When Hills took the stage she was visibly nervous and a bit choppy at first, but after the Xanax kicked in she was her old self with the exception of the one important thing…someone had finally coached her on her bedside manner. She spoke policy and goals. She was too the point and on point being careful not to regurgitate what other speakers had said like a cow chewing its cud. It wasn’t the strongest speech of the convention, but she capped it off damn near perfectly. She even had a few actually funny asides. She was as lighthearted a Hillary as we have ever seen, but still filling in the gaps, tackling hard issues and doing what her opponent doesn’t…give details.
There are tons of notes sitting in front of me outlining the ups and downs, speaker highlights, cringe worthy statements, fact checks on statements made by both candidates, (hills spoke waaaaay more truth due to the FACT that she is actually informed) and a fuckton of rhetoric. I could literally write until tomorrow morning, but I have to remind myself, and you, that this is a blog.
GOP: in a word: DISASTER
The rub…Trump showed up
DNC: in a word: SLICK
The rub…Bernie Sanders. They tried hard to thank him and make him part of the “party.” He came off as a bitter defeated old man. I guess because he is. The unfortunate Wikileaks emails release just before the convention showing that some in the democratic committee were working to keep Bernie out of the running is a sore spot for many. He’s definitely feeling the burn.
He came out of the gate halfway through the race and failed. The dems on the committee acted out of, what I believe to be, the countries best interest. He doesn’t have the experience, wherewithal or charisma to take on the demagogue known as “The Donald.”
We are 100 days away from the election for the next leader of The United States of America. No matter who wins, this is an historic election. (one I hope never gets repeated)
I’m stoked for the debates and more of Trump’s contortionist prattle.
Come November when it’s time to cast your vote keep this in mind; a vote for the green party is a vote for Trump. Staying home is a vote for Hillary. Make your decision based on information, fact and as Ted Cruz urged, with your conscience.