Watch as the Khans plead with Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan to repudiate Trump. It is heartbreaking because we all know they are wasting their breath. The two “leaders” of the GOP have put their own interests above the interests of the country they claim to love.
Courtesy of BlueNationReview and Melissa McEwan regarding the mess the GOP now find themselves in. She wonders what they are going to do about it!
The Republicans have had an enormous amount of success convincing their base that the insecurities they feel as the result of horrendous Republican policy-making – and the discomfort of losing their undeserved privilege – is really the result of marginalized people trying to take away their rights.
So now we are greeted to the grotesque sight of a Republican convention that looks like a white nationalist rally, with strategically cultivated bigotries being inflamed by fearmongering against immigrants, Muslims, Black activists, feminists, and the queer community.
It is the culmination of a carefully orchestrated and decades long campaign that simply cannot be undone with a single abstention in a single election.
If the GOP aren’t in big trouble – then the rest of us are.
Update: From Politico:
Donald Trump says he is done being nice.
“I’m taking the gloves off. Take the gloves off. Right?” Trump said Friday during a rally in Colorado, his first since the end of Hillary Clinton’s Democratic National Convention. “Taking the gloves off! Just remember this: Trump is gonna be no more Mr. Nice Guy.”
“Tell Hillary I’m not gonna be nice anymore,” he said. “I’ve been very nice to her. So you ready? Actually, some of the folks I defeated they probably would say, ‘Boy, he was not very nice.’”
“They keep screaming. And you know what I do?” Trump asked. “I’ve been nice. But after watching that performance last night — such lies — I don’t have to be so nice anymore.”
We’ll see his small fingers if he takes the gloves off!
That man is a fucking lunatic.
I sat down and watched this tonight. I was blown away by your president’s speech.
Back in 2008, although I had visited the US twice before, I had a really slanted view of Americans. I (wrongly) saw them as a bunch of loud-mouthed, obese, greedy people. Now I know how wrong I was. What I saw at the time were Republicans. They were not true Americans.
Through Mudflats and Palingates and Politicalgates and even my own blog, I have made so many friends. I’m glad I didn’t listen to my kids when they told me to not make friends on the internet because the very people I gravitated towards were the concerned American citizens that President Obama was talking about last night.
It is 2016 now. I have been to France, England and the US a number of times to see my buddies.
My husband asked me recently why I kept going back. He likes to hike up mountains in France and Africa and couldn’t understand my love affair with the the US.
My answer to him – it is the people.
You go America!
Courtesy of Mediaite:
After directly addressing the nation of Russiaduring a press conference Wednesday and asking them to try and discover Hillary Clinton‘s missing emails,Donald Trump indicated during an interview Thursday morning that he was only “being sarcastic.”
Well, that’s good to know you disgusting old fart.
The contrast between the speeches given at the DNC last night and what happened in Cleveland last week has never been more stark. The Republican party should never, ever have allowed Trump to be their candidate.
I hope he is their death knell.
And then there is rude. Those Californian delegates were atrocious.
The Bernie Bros really need to wake the feck up. Are they going to give the world a President Trump?
Trump will never in a million years emulate the classiness of this beautiful woman. Mrs Trump won’t either.