So here we are on the first night of the convention. I know some things have already happened earlier today so feel free to post and talk about them here as well.
Like this chanting of Bernie's name earlier in the evening.
this reaction when Sanders attempted to talk to his supporters earlier in the day:
Sanders, speaking later to his delegates in Philadelphia, was booed when he urged supporters to block Trump in the Nov. 8 election by backing Clinton and her vice presidential running mate, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia.
"Brothers and sisters, this is the real world that we live in," he said, adding, "Trump is a bully and a demagogue."
Members of the crowd screamed back: “So is Hillary.” "She stole the election!" someone else shouted.
Some people are having a serious problem dealing with reality right now.
As for the rest of the night, well grab your popcorn and your beverage of choice and let's allow the democracy to wash over us and remove the stench of last week's RNC convention from our pores.
Update: The Sanders supporters even heckled Elijah Cummings!
Courtesy of Think Progress:
Loudly and angrily chanting “no TPP,” Bernie Sanders supporters drowned out Democratic National Convention platform chair Elijah Cummings (D-MD) as he spoke on Monday night about the platform that he and many Democrats call the most progressive in history.
Opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and fracking, supporters of Palestine, and others frustrated with portions of the Democratic platform — dozens of people in the Wells Fargo Arena — chanted together as Cummings spoke from the convention stage. Many of those same delegates later shouted “nay” when convention leaders put the platform up for a vote.
I am so fucking done with these Bernie Bros I cannot even see straight at this point.
That is fucking Elijah Cummings! The man is a mainstay of Democratic politics and has been fighting the Republicans in the House, and defending the progressive agenda, since 1995.
He is a goddamn hero!
Update 2: This was my favorite speech of the night so far.
(I plan to post the entire thing tomorrow.)
You tell them Sarah!Sarah Silverman: "To the Bernie or bust people, you're being ridiculous." #DemsInPhilly #Decision2016 https://t.co/s6K8ObmItV— NBC News (@NBCNews) July 26, 2016
Update 4: And then at the end of the night.