Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Democratic convention night three open thread. Update!


Tonight's speakers include Jesse Jackson, Harry Reid, Joe Biden, Gavin Newsom, Martin O'Malley, Jerry Brown, Chris Murphy, actress Sigourney Weaver (I love her.), Gabby Giffords, Sherrod Brown, Michael Bloomberg, Tim Kaine, and of course President Obama to close out the night.

I am not expecting any huge surprises or disruptions tonight but it should be quite entertaining.

After all it features one of the greatest President's in our lifetime.

Jesse Jackson: "It's Hillary time!"
Apparently yesterday Andrew Sullivan, a longtime critic of Hillary Clinton, had already reached that decision as well:

Some readers think I’ve been too negative, even cynical, tonight. Believe me, I am utterly uncynical about this election. I’m worried sick. We need to put behind us any lingering beefs, any grudges, any memories from the past – and you know how I feel about the Clintons’ past – in order to save liberal democracy. The only thing between him and us is her. So – against all my previous emphatic denials – I’m with her now. As passionately as I ever was with Obama. For his legacy is at stake as well.

Now somebody needs to go tell those butt hurt Bernie supporters that.

Update: Powerful words from the mother of a victim from the Orlando shooting.
This is just one of the many pro-gun control speeches being delivered tonight.

Update 2: Here he comes.

Everybody loves Joe.

Update 3: And finally the grand finale.

Best President ever!

Update 4: Does not require comment.

178 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:10 PM

    The woman that just spoke about her Mom. Sandy Hook; the principal's daughter. Short and succinct. Keep preaching it; my heart goes out to ALL who have lost family members in such senseless violence. I don't care what side you're on.

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    1. Anonymous4:38 PM

      Trump is getting slammed! Its awesome1 This morning he was spitting mad! A good thing!
      Rude Pundit has something to say about Trump and the Bernie Bros that they should read this is if they aren't just plain trolls...
      http://bit.ly/2acZprC

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    2. Anonymous7:48 PM

      Creating a culture as a capitalist making dirty money. How proud would you be of your kid?

      https://scontent-sea1-1.xx.fbcdn.net/t31.0-8/13692886_1214212311951941_7631284998207281929_o.jpg

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  2. Wow. Such powerful remarks from Erica Smegielski (daughter of Sandy Hook principal); "I would give all the days I have left for one more day with my mother."

    Gun control is just ONE of the areas where we need Hillary Clinton's strength.

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  3. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Be Free Now. Hmm, I think that is a song. As I remember by a cool singer or singers.

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  4. Anonymous4:23 PM

    We need to thank Putin and his bitch for his verbiage today. Trump never fails to disappoint.

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  5. Anonymous4:29 PM

    OK Gryphen, stop with the "butt hurt bernie bots" theme. They're a small section of the greater Bernie supporters group who for the most part is going to vote for fucking Hillary. It just makes you sound really petty and does not elevate the tone of your blog one bit. Move on and let those of us who know that Bernie was played have some time to come to terms with reality as shitty as it is. Do you have no compassion?

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    1. Anonymous4:48 PM

      Bernie was not played. He knew what he was doing all along, and he lost.

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    2. Anonymous5:03 PM

      Bernie who? Are you talking about that Socialist who said he wants to be a Democrat then once he's eliminated as a presidential candidate he got butt hurt and ran off and got his Independent Socialist card. That Bernie?

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    3. Anonymous5:08 PM

      4:29pm

      Oh come on, let him keep up his tantrum. All it does is turn more people off from voting for his queen, and believe me, it's looking like she needs every vote she can get.

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    4. Anonymous5:09 PM

      Played? How was getting 45% of the vote getting played?

      AC from NJ

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    5. Anonymous5:16 PM

      Bernie was excellent. His campaign floated trial balloons-ideas-and identified a mostly youthful electorate that cannot be ignored. Bernie was excellent for this campaign also because he took the Republican focus off of Hillary. Actually Trump did that by focusing on denigrating his fellow Republicans!

      Democrats were lucky that he chose the Republican party. He's obviously not a Republican and today we found out that he is a traitor.

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    6. Anonymous6:19 PM

      Sorry, but Bernie didn't do a damned thing for the Democratic party. He will soon fade from the national scene and I can hardly wait!

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    7. Anonymous6:30 PM

      Harry Reid has said Bernie was treated poorly.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/harry-reid-bernie-sanders-dnc_us_5799259fe4b02d5d5ed42db6?section=

      I'm listening to Tim Kaine right now and he has given Bernie a shout out for all of his contributions.

      Bernie is still working to help the Democrats.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-dscc_us_5797b750e4b02d5d5ed32160?section=

      He's working to bring us Wisconsin. We'll also need Pennsylvania, Ohio and Michigan. Those are the four that Michael Moore has identified as vulnerable and all that Trump needs to win.

      So yes, stop with the Bernie Bashing already. It is getting really tedious.

      You want Hillary to win? Go bash the Trump supporters. The negative rhetoric has gone on beyond tedious weeks ago.

      Take a page from Hillary, Kaine, Warren, Franken, Reid and the rest and MOVE ON. Just shut up about Bernie and his supporters.

      For all Gryphen knows, the Bernie Bros were Putin/Trump Bots.

      He's never acknowledged that Bernie Supporters have a right to be outraged over some of the thing that the DNC did to undermine Bernie.

      "Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid said Wednesday that Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the outgoing Democratic National Committee chair, didn’t treat Sen. Bernie Sanders fairly during the primaries and should have resigned sooner.

      Reid, a Democrat from Nevada, made his comments in response to a question about whether his party had a Plan B if something truly disqualifying emerged about Hillary Clinton in future email dumps.

      “No,” he told The Huffington Post, but went on to talk about the DNC communications released so far in what appears to be a Russian-orchestrated hack.

      “Debbie Wasserman Schultz, she’s always been good to me. I like her just fine,” Reid said. “I know she’s tried hard, but as some people probably know, I thought Bernie deserved somebody that was not critical to[ward] him. I knew ― everybody knew ― that this was not a fair deal. So I’m sorry she had to resign, but it was the right thing to do. She just should’ve done it sooner.”

      As DNC chair, Wasserman Schultz had scheduled many of the primary debates on weekends, when viewership was likely to be lower. Without the opportunity to debate in front of large audiences, it’s difficult for an insurgent candidate to gain traction against an established rival.

      “Bernie really had a movement out there, and it wasn’t right to treat him that way,” Reid said."

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    8. Anonymous7:09 PM

      An idiot subset of Bernie's delegates booed the fuck out of Panetta as he was taking Trump to task for his treason. Because Hillary is so horrible that these wastes of flesh will get on Team Russia.

      They are terrible people.

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    9. Anonymous8:01 PM

      For all Gryphen knows, the Bernie Bros were Putin/Trump Bots.

      Many peeps were played. Bernie Bros were probably a mix. 95% Putin/Trump Bots? No one likes to admit they are wrong, better for them to cling to their nutswing.

      Apologies are for real peeps, not the loony. There will always be haters. Wise up, don't trust their judgment.

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    10. Anonymous8:58 PM

      People who truly supported the principles that Bernie stands for will ultimately support Hillary. Those who are willing or even eager to burn down the country by refusing to vote or voting for Trump in a fit of temper, supported anarchy more than they supported Sanders and his ideals.

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  6. Anonymous4:31 PM

    Gabby Giffords. She looks wonderful!
    Fuck you, $arah Palin, and your gun sights.

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    1. Anonymous5:58 PM

      Look at her, Sarah, don't even try to tell me you aren't watching. She survived your hatred! You are nothing. NOTHING.

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    2. Anonymous6:32 PM

      The whole time her husband Mark Kelly was speaking I was thinking, "Yeah, Donald, you've got Chachi and we've got an Astronaut!"

      They've got Antonio Sabado Jr and we've got Meryl Streep and Sigourney Weaver.

      And Tim Kaine just dissed Donald using a quote from Barbara Bush. LOL.

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    3. Anonymous9:00 PM

      And I hope Cristina Greene haunts her nightmares - often.

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  7. Anonymous4:50 PM

    Loved watching Gabby! What a gal! Made me hate Sarah Palin even more - if that is even possible!

    Too bad Sarah isn't the one living with the disabilities that Gabby is enduring....

    But, karma has a weird way of working and I'm sure Sarah lives a life always looking over her shoulder and constantly leery of those around her. That's why few in Alaska ever see the whites of her eyes! She's afraid, very afraid!!!




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    1. Anonymous5:14 PM

      Sarah Palin has an 83 IQ, I'd say she's living with a rather severe disability.

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    2. Anonymous5:18 PM

      They're not white, they're red

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    3. Anonymous5:39 PM

      May she look over her shoulder forever!

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    4. Anonymous10:20 PM

      I've been saying forever--I truly believe the Palins live hell on earth, as they should.

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  8. Okay the Bernie supporters just booed Leon Panetta, they're also booing Jill Biden, are they really going to boo the Vice President?

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    1. Anonymous5:09 PM

      And trolls get upset when you call them butt hurt.

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    2. Anonymous5:12 PM

      This really isn't my party, but it seems to me that the Bernie Sander's supporters would just pull up stakes and return home after their candidate lost the vote last night rather than stay and disrupt the convention. At this point the convention is for Hillary Clinton and her supporters why would they want to hang around since they aren't voting for her?

      At this point why doesn't security remove them and take their badges?

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    3. Anita Winecooler5:31 PM

      IT's like white noise after awhile. They're in the streets with signs and tears rolling down their cheeks. I thought they'd be passed the "booing" stage of grief by now.

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    4. I do believe Biden's speech could be termed a real barn burner!

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    5. Anonymous6:16 PM

      I hoped they've been kicked out of the building before President Obama's speech. I think there will be much more control of them...think they got rid of them before VP Biden spoke or they were controlled better because he wasn't interrupted.

      Felt badly for Panetta...didn't deserve it!

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    6. Anonymous6:21 PM

      'You know what, I’ve had it up to my goddamned eyeballs with these petulant, perpetual college freshman booing and chanting. Tape all your damned mouths until you’re ready to use them for something useful.

      I’m a lifelong solid Democrat. A stereotypical one even. Skeptical of patriotism and the greatness of America. I went into this convention very lukewarm on Hillary. I was voting for her, but primarily because when the choice is a neo-fascist or not a fascist, you choose not a fascist. That’s your damned duty as an American.

      But after the last few days, watching these bozos push their whiny lips out and shout down and boo decent people who have worked for decades to make this country better, I’m 100% with her. I’m fully on board. And it was that petulant attitude of the Bernie diehards that did it. I don’t think I’ve ever felt this patriotic. It’s my duty–all of our duties–to keep this fascist buffoon out of the Oval Office. And that the Bernie-or-busters and the craven GOP enablers of Trump can’t see that, or feel that, or understand that, makes me incensed. I will not let them pout or pander us into armbands. No fucking way.'

      from comments at Andrew S thead...

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    7. Anonymous6:34 PM

      You can tell they're booing?

      Because I'm hearing some chants but I can't identify them as boos.

      Some were U S A.

      Some sounded like they were shouting for Joe Biden.

      I also heard Si Se Puede.

      Gryphen, I think you have gone off the deep end regarding Bernie's Supporters and you are starting to see terrorists behind ever bush, as it were.

      Not every shout at the convention is a boo from a Bernie Supporter.

      Just give it a rest. For 24 hours. If you can't do that, you need professional help.

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    8. Anonymous8:08 PM

      Dignified Brits never boo. Same in Russia. Not like those demos.

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    9. Anonymous8:12 PM

      They are an embarrassment to themselves.

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    10. Anonymous11:30 PM

      Just shut up already.

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    11. Anonymous2:17 PM

      No he did not go off the deep end, I was really angry when those morons started chanting no more war, right when Panetta was slamming Trump for the Putin/hacking comment.

      They should keep the tape on permanently since they have nothing constructive to offer.

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  9. Anonymous5:05 PM

    Yesterday was a great DNC.
    Today???

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    1. Anonymous5:37 PM

      Even better!

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    2. Anonymous5:46 PM

      Even better because My President will be speaking.

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    3. Anonymous10:22 PM

      Even better!!!!

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  10. Anonymous5:20 PM

    Bernie created the monsters who aren't real Democrats and he is reaping what he sowed. To boo Jill Biden shows how disrespectful and selfish these people are and how poorly Bernie DID NOT settle them down. He is no Democrat either. He bears the shame for these shameful people. Disgusting ...

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    1. Anonymous6:12 PM

      Bernie's boo crowd are idiots. You can sure tell they have not learned much from their parents...being respectful...do not interrupt...smile...show love and kindness....don't yell and on and on!

      They'll get theirs OR their parents will! They obviously have no jobs, probably live in the basements of their parent's homes, have no money so probably living off their parents for that too, have no secondary education, will have no careers, and probably will be lazy asses for most of their lives!

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    2. Anonymous6:39 PM

      What do you expect him to do next? Walk on water or feed the multitude with two bagels and a basket of lox?

      He did more than he was obligated to do. And he is still working for the DNC by campaigning in Wisconsin to get the Dem. there elected to the senate. We need Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio and Pennsylvania. Bernie resonates with them. You want him to just pack up and go home?

      At what point can he do enough to satisfy you?

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    3. Anonymous6:47 PM

      College students--so entitled and so eager to grab on to something radical while their parents pay their way with real world wages. I remember those times! Great way to meet guys! It was fun living in that protected world.

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    4. Anonymous7:06 PM

      6:12pm

      They are a spoiled bunch of millennial brats who have never been taught what losing means.

      They've spent their lives being lauded for merely participating and grew up hearing that there are no winner and losers because everyone is a winner!

      Well guess what ya little pampered bastards, there are such things as losers, and your candidate lost, sorry no participation trophy for him, he lost.

      Bunch of annoying pansies, probably the weakest and most annoying generation ever.

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    5. Anonymous7:59 PM

      The stink of them will follow Sanders for a very long time. He still frothed them up with all his bullshit about 'revolution' even when he could see they are little more than anarchists.

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    6. Anonymous8:12 PM

      I hate booing because it is too American. Only one side at a convention should be allowed to express. We need to be more like across the ocean, the mother country. Where the Queen rules or is it the British Common Wealth now. How dreadful. Honor our royals like is required. Democracy can super suck at times. I like it sometimes. Go dems!

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    7. Anonymous8:55 PM

      Do you want the Democratic Party to become like the GOP? The party of those old farts?

      The Democratic Party needs the youth vote.

      You're not going to get it by calling them spoiled, entitled brats, disparaging their choices and criticizing their involvement. (Just because they didn't crown your queen.)

      You're going to need the votes of those stinky pampered bastards and you're not going to get it by continuing your fucking hissy fit.

      Tim Kaine knows it. Joe Biden knows it. Barack Obama knows it. And I'm sure in her speech Hillary Clinton will show she knows it too.

      Bernie is being recognized for the contributions he has made (even though he is not a Democrat. In many ways he's a better Democrat than the loud mouth fucks on this blog).

      So sorry the Bernie Supporters didn't get over their outrage of being screwed over by DWS and the DNC fast enough to suit you panty sniffers. They're human. They're entitled to be pissed at what was done. They'll get over it faster than you assholes. They'll be the adults in the room and you'll still be the petulant brats that still can't get over the fact that Bernie made Hillary work for every vote.

      Get the fuck over it.

      Because YOU are the ones dividing the party now. Not Bernie. Not his supporters. You are doing it with your damned insults and digs. That horse died weeks ago but you just can't stop kicking it.

      Enough already.

      Move the fuck on.

      Obama, Biden, Clinton, Kaine, they've all moved on. In fact, they've acknowledged what sticks in your craw. That Bernie contributed to a party he isn't even a member of and he will continue to do so.

      Bernie will attack Trump where it hurts. Bernie will be working to get Hillary elected. While all you assholes will work to undermine her by discouraging the youth vote and dividing rather than uniting the party. Bernie is out there working the rust belt to take it away from Trump and get Democrats elected.

      What are you doing besides whining that he's not a Democrat?

      Move the fuck on.

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    8. Anonymous9:04 PM

      Watch it there 6:47. College students come in all stripes - many at community colleges working their way through - the same at top tiers and getting into beacoup student loan debt.

      In short - shove your stereotyping, 'K?

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    9. Anonymous9:05 PM

      Huh? $arah is that you? - don't even know what QEII does?

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    10. Anonymous5:17 AM

      8:55 - exactly!!

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  11. Anonymous5:20 PM

    I heard when Gabby was shoot that certain EMTs refused to go to her aid.

    Thanks Sarah, America's tick. I wish Putin had made overtures to her; she'd rat out the US for an Outback certificate.

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    1. Anonymous5:32 PM

      Oh bull shit re: Giffords! There has never been a report detains your nonsense! Stop listening to the voices in your head!

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    2. Anonymous5:45 PM

      >>I heard when Gabby was shoot that certain EMTs refused to go to her aid.

      Why? Proof of this or you are full of shit. 'I heard' is a bullshit ploy typical of Fox noise.

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    3. Anonymous5:57 PM

      They are not allowed to go rushing into a shooting scene until police clear them to enter it.

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    4. Anonymous6:05 PM

      Of course EMT's would have not rushed in to give aid, they need to wait until the active shooter is down or the police say the active shooter is no longer a threat to the immediate area and that is SOP everywhere. If they didn't EMT's would be the next targets.

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    5. Anonymous6:06 PM

      I remember watching the TV coverage when that occurred. There was immediate help and assistance. You are full of shit 5:20 PM!

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    6. Anonymous6:49 PM

      I heard it during the incident on tv. If it's not true, I would feel better.

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  12. Anonymous5:30 PM

    Hillary Clinton’s work lifting up women has a striking parallel to the work of women who shaped Obama

    http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/hillary-clintons-work-lifting-up-women-has-a-striking-parallel-to-the-work-of-women-who-shaped-obama/

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  13. Anonymous5:31 PM

    O/T In my rural part of New England I sometimes see a subdued Trumpf sign here or there (I read it "I'm an idiot with no critical thinking skills) but today I followed a car with NM plates plastered with a dozen vile anti-Obama and Hillary bumper stickers. (The guy must've been lost by a couple thousand miles.) It made me realize how lucky I am to live in the progressive northeast- all you surrounded by idiots, please come join us! We're very welcoming (and in my town we teach Latino kids to speak English in the same classrooms where we teach the white kids to speak Spanish- they learn from each other, together).

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    1. Anonymous6:10 PM

      Save me a spot: I'm a gay liberal Democrat from New Jersey who is currently living in Texas. I identify primarily as American, and wish I didn't have to be afraid of living in any part of our country. But I'm getting there.

      Dave
      Texas

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    2. Anonymous8:33 PM

      NM is one of the most Democratic states. Probably just an outlier.

      I live in the most liberal suburb of my area -- it's SUPER LIBERAL -- and I see one car all the time, with a stupid, racist bumper stickers.

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    3. Anonymous8:48 PM

      For several years back in the 90s, I traveled from NY down to Alabama every spring, working on a special program for children that I had helped start down there. The coordinators tried to talk me into relocating down there to work on the program full-time. As much as I enjoyed my yearly trips and most of the people who were involved, I was way too much of a Yankee liberal to be able to live in the deep south.

      One day I was told by a volunteer, who was college-educated business owner, that the Oklahoma City bombing (which had taken place during the event the previous year) proved that the Big Bang Theory was "a lot of hooey" because no new life forms were created by the explosion. I started to laugh until I realized he was serious.

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    4. Anonymous8:51 PM

      You hang in there, Dave, many behind you.

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  14. Anita Winecooler5:35 PM

    What a fantastic convention so far!!!!!! Compared to the GOP clown cavalcade, we're going higher. The saddest to me was Leon Pannetta getting the booing. This is the man who got Bin Laden and turned him to fish food while POTUS and his team were having a blast at the roast. Remember Clueless Donald and Salt Pillar Melania, and Sarah being blocked by Lieberman?

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    1. Anonymous6:43 PM

      I think I watched that speech.

      I didn't hear booing.

      I think I did hear "No War". I have no problem with that.

      I'm appalled that at a Democratic Convention people think some should sit down and shut up rather than be allowed to exercise their freedom to speak and express themselves.

      You can't allow the cheers and suppress the boos. They are two side of our first amendment coin.

      It's a convention.

      Get over it.

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    2. Anonymous7:53 PM

      The First Amendment isn't about political conventions. So there's that...

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    3. Anonymous8:18 PM

      I can recall some ruckus at conventions. Don't care for war or violence, but self expression was something that happened. Today they all suck. It is now American to shame and never allow noises that all can't find lily white and lovely.

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    4. Anonymous9:17 PM

      Lily WHITE correct.
      Too damned bad. Go Hillary!

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  15. Anonymous5:36 PM

    Out of the park, my Vice President!
    I sure am going to miss him....

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    1. Anonymous2:39 AM

      Me too. But then Tim Kaine will be a worthy follower.
      We Democrats simply know how to choose them!
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous2:51 AM

      I simply loved the introduction to President Obama's speech by the Ohio grandmother and Gold Star mother. She was superb and a perfect choice to introduce such a great American.
      Beaglemom

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  16. Anonymous5:47 PM

    Busted for her lies

    Melania Trump’s Website, Biography Have Disappeared From The Internet

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melania-trump-biography-deleted_us_57990c1ae4b02d5d5ed3fed9?section=

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    1. Anonymous6:04 PM

      Must be horrible being a Trump and finally have all your lies be proven. I'll wager there is going to be a divorce within the next year or so!

      She'll have enough money to continue living her 'supposed' good life. I wouldn't trade hers for mine in a heartbeat!

      I just want to see the Trumps brought down! They've lived a lie for far too long!

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    2. Anonymous6:46 PM

      Yes. I think he'll keep her around for a few years until Barron is older, then kick her to the curb.

      She'll probably be relieved to leave him as I expect he'll blame her for his loss in November and will not let her forget it whenever she is in his presence. Which will probably be kept to a minimum.

      Yep, he'll start his next affair right after his November loss if he hasn't already.

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    3. Anonymous9:26 PM

      Barron shrugs his father off.
      Very telling.

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    4. Anonymous11:37 PM

      Barron is going to grow up worse than his Dad.

      If they divorce, Melania won't get custody.

      That will doom the kid to grow up more twisted than his Dad.

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  17. Anonymous5:50 PM

    Obama’s Speech Wednesday Is About More Than Electing Hillary Clinton

    It’s also about defending his own legacy.

    ...By any reasonable standard, he has been the most successful Democratic president in a generation, and maybe for longer than that. He has signed into law more pieces of meaningful progressive legislation than any president since Lyndon Johnson ― and he did so without the benefit of Johnson’s huge congressional majorities, and without the stain of something like Vietnam on his legacy.

    But Reagan, Johnson, FDR ― they enacted policy changes that outlasted their tenures and, in so doing, they helped change public expectations about what government should or shouldn’t do.

    If Obama wants to join the ranks of those lofty predecessors, he must complete one final task. He has to make sure that Hillary Clinton, not Donald Trump, becomes president ― an effort that begins in earnest when Obama speaks at the Democratic National Convention Wednesday night.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-dnc-speech-legacy_us_5798284ee4b0d3568f8527b9

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    1. Anonymous7:27 PM

      He had a nice shout out to Bernie and his supporters, suggesting all Democrats should be as energizes and passionate as they are. Not just election years but every day in between.

      Perhaps we can all take a page from our president and put the bashing to rest?

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      Anonymous7:27 PM

      Does putting "the bashing to rest" include putting Clinton bashing to rest?

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    3. Anonymous2:38 AM

      It's not President Obama's job to elect Hillary Clinton. It's a job that all of us must share.
      Beaglemom

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  18. Anonymous6:00 PM

    Joe Biden! The best I've ever seen him! He tore fucker Donald Trump apart and shred him to pieces!

    Damn, am I proud of him and so glad he has been our VP with President Obama!

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    1. Anonymous2:37 AM

      Me too. He has been a superb vice president. In fact, he has defined the role in a way that no one before him ever has. Joe Biden and his wife Jill have been marvelous support for all Americans and especially for the president and first lady.
      Beaglemom

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  19. Anonymous6:08 PM

    @Reuters reporting Wikileaks just dumped a batch of DNC voice mails.

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    1. Anonymous6:50 PM

      What a shame the DNC made them in the first place.

      If you're going to undermine one of your candidates or violate your own rules (or campaign finance law) you should not leave any trace. You need no proof in case you are caught. No voice mails, e-mails or paper trail at all. Verbal instructions in secure locations only.

      So sorry for the lack of ethics and morals from our Democratic Party Leadership.

      Perhaps they should ALL step down.

      In other words, don't blame the messenger.

      That's like a criminal that blames the police for catching him instead of taking responsibility for committing the crime.

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    2. Anonymous6:57 PM

      These conservatives are freaking out about Trump calling for Russian ‘cyber warfare’ against the US

      http://www.rawstory.com/2016/07/these-conservatives-are-freaking-out-about-trump-calling-for-russian-cyber-warfare-against-the-us/

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    3. Anonymous7:00 PM

      Yep. A bunch of boring, predictable voice mails that don't show anything of importance.

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    4. Anonymous7:50 PM

      Nobody's interested in more of Julian Assange's butthurt, especially now that Trump has made it all about him.

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      Anonymous6:50 PM

      Perhaps you'd like to put all YOUR emails out there for us all to see and judge. You think they would all pass muster?

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    6. Anonymous8:28 PM

      @6:57 "“He mentioned the N-word one time,” Trump said, referencing Putin. “I was shocked to hear him mention the N-word. You know what the N-word is, right? He mentioned it. I was shocked. He has a total lack of respect for President Obama. Number one, he doesn’t like him. And number two, he doesn’t respect him. I think he’s gonna respect your president if I’m elected, and I hope he likes ME.”

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    7. Anonymous8:30 PM

      Too late. Horse is out of the barn.

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    8. Anonymous2:34 AM

      I just wish a good investigative journalist, or the FBI, would start delving into Trump's Russian connection. I remember back in the early 1950's when the GOP was all about looking for "fellow travelers" and Russian spies. My God, one of them is now running for president and not one Republican and no one in the mainstream media has had the courage to speak out about it. Trump's behavior and his underlings' Russian connections should have been daily editorial fodder for every newspaper and television news program all week long.
      Beaglemom

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  20. Anonymous6:17 PM

    Contrast this Kaine speech with Ms Palin in 2008!

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      C-SPAN: Vice Presidential Candidate Gov. Sarah Palin (AK) Full Speech at the RNC

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCDxXJSucF4

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    2. Anonymous7:02 PM

      C-SPAN: Full Vice Presidential Debate with Gov. Palin and Sen. Biden

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89FbCPzAsRA

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    3. Anonymous7:49 PM

      Her speech was so nasty, just like her.

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  21. Anonymous6:36 PM

    Tim Kaine is a little too gentle (mostly I think because that is just his nature) but he IS coming across with the attack lines on dumpsterfire.
    GOOD!

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    1. Anonymous7:13 PM

      I personally like gentle giants.
      Like President Obama just said Vice President Biden.

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    2. Anonymous9:01 PM

      I think he exudes confidence and is comfortable with who he is.

      I just hope he has the backbone to take down Trump and Pence.

      We don't need courtesy and politeness in this contest. We need fire. (Like Warren is handing out)

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  22. Anonymous7:10 PM

    I think I am a new super-fan of Kaine. I love that he looks happy being "normal" and not flashy nor "charismatic" but damn......I love the way he delivers and what he says. Points made clearly and on-target. Is able to call out boorish Trump in the strong manner that he deserves.

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    1. Anonymous8:57 PM

      Kaine rocks.

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    2. Anonymous9:11 PM

      Just as Joe Biden's personality and experience complemented Barack Obama's in many ways, I think Tim Kaine will do the same for Hillary. The more I see of him, the more I like him and think he was a good choice as running mate.

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  23. Anonymous7:12 PM

    OT
    Sarah is certainly trying hard to prove to IJR she has a following. Check out all the Facebook links, but, don't click!

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    1. Anonymous7:28 PM

      What happened to Breitbart? She finally found someone to host her? What happened to her OANN pundit job?

      So many questions. So little respect she has anymore, it's pathetic. Truly, Sarah, you're so yesterday and so is your family. The more that all of you try, the funnier if is.

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    2. Anonymous8:30 PM

      Come on out, Sarah, tell us three days from now how wrong we are when you've been had. I look forward to it!

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    3. Anonymous8:50 PM

      Breitbart & NewsMax of course are the only media outlets on line that take her half way seriously. The rest only point out what a fruitcake she is.

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  24. Anonymous7:22 PM

    Obama hit it out of the park.

    He took down Donald Trump like only he can.

    He squished Dinky Digit Donald like a bug while making the case for Hillary Clinton.

    His best speech ever.

    Of course, he was highly motivated. He had to top Michelle.

    ("That democracy doesn't work if we constantly DEMONIZE each other." Hear that? Perhaps we can put the Bernie Bashing to rest?)

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    1. Anonymous8:07 PM

      Perhaps we can also quit the Hillary bashing?

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    2. Anonymous8:23 PM

      Perhaps the Bernie Bots can can quit whining and acting like toddlers, no wonder so many millennials are unemployed they probably have hissy fits their first day on the job when things don't go their way.

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    3. Anonymous8:41 PM

      Didn't you hear the President validate them tonight? "You should all Feel the Bern," he said.

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    4. Anonymous9:05 PM

      8:07 In what way did I bash Hillary in that post?

      8:23 You are an asshole and your continued fucking behavior is in direct contrast to everything each of tonight's speakers asked of not only the Democratic Party but of all Americans.

      Fuck you, you Republican Troll.

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    5. Anonymous9:10 PM

      STOP!!! Both of you - go to your rooms.

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    6. Anonymous9:35 PM

      Anonymous8:41 PM,

      He didn't validate them, he placated them. That's what a grown up does.

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    7. Anonymous10:18 PM

      @anon 9:05pm
      I am neither a republican nor a troll. But I do believe adults should act like adults instead of spoiled tots, and no I am not going to kiss the asses of the rude Bernie Bros so get over it. You can kiss your own ass or maybe go upstairs and have your Mommy do it.

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    8. Anonymous11:42 PM

      How very adult of you.

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  25. Anonymous7:27 PM

    We have the Best President! The Best!!!

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    1. Anonymous8:27 PM

      Agreed.

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  26. I've been brought to tears so many times watching the DNC. Oh god I LOVE OUR PRESIDENT! I'm going to miss him so much. Weeping with happiness and pride. He believes and so do I. Hillary/Kaine 2016.

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    1. Anonymous9:07 PM

      I think this has been his best speech to date.

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    2. Anonymous9:17 PM

      My niece emailed me this morning that yesterday's convention coverage was a five-hour therapy session that had her in tears. Yes, it was therapeutic, to be sure. I wonder what she'll say about tonight. It was beyond amazing.

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    3. Anonymous11:43 PM

      She obviously doesn't read this board.

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    4. Anonymous2:28 AM

      It certainly was a "therapeutic" experience and it was simply topped off by seeing President Obama and Hillary Clinton walking off stage with their arms around each other. Just beautiful.
      Beaglemom

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  27. The best convention of my lifetime. Better than 1960!

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    1. Anonymous9:28 PM

      POTUS!!!!!

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  28. Anonymous7:47 PM

    Wow, that was sweet!

    What a great job President Obama does when speaking, and his words were so true and resolute. Felt that welling up at the end when Hillary came on stage and they hugged. Just a great great event.

    What a contrast compared to that 'party died' last week.

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    1. Anonymous7:52 PM

      Forgot to say what a 'great great President' and it's so sad to see him go next year.

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  29. Anonymous7:51 PM

    The word Chris Matthews just used: MAGNIFICENT.

    What Brian Williams just said: EXTRAORDINARY.

    Trump stopped tweeting. Had started to but stopped an hour ago. It'll take him a while to stop throwing things and yelling at Melania and settle down and think of what to say.


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      Perhaps he's afraid of what Elizabeth Warren will do to him if he even tried to attack Obama.

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    2. Anonymous2:26 AM

      And just to think that yesterday Donald Trump whined that President Obama was the "most ignorant president" in our nation's history. What a fool that wannabe tyrant is.

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  30. Anonymous8:11 PM

    Just checked Donald's tweets (@realDonaldTrump). He's really looking LAME and WEAK now. Earlier today he complained about not enough flags on the DNC stage. He still thinks he's running for Mr. Universe.

    Hey Sarah, do you secretly dream of what it would be like to be Mrs. Obama? I bet you do! After all he's got the big stick.

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    1. Anonymous9:11 PM

      Is he going to buy some YUUGE patriotic brooches for Melania like Madeleine Albright?

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    2. Anonymous2:25 AM

      Madeleine Albright has always adorned herself with sparkly brooches. I think it's charming on her. I try to ignore Melania; she does not have half the brains or personality of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.
      Beaglemom

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    3. Anonymous2:35 PM

      Madeleine Albright has always adorned herself with sparkly brooches.
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      They are personal to her, each one has a particular meaning, some were gifts (?) from world leaders or mementos from her trips as SOS.

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  31. Anonymous8:14 PM

    I thought it was great they had an independent on the stage. Hopefully some of Bernie's baby bots listened to the message.

    It sure would be nice if Jane & Bernie returned all those $27 each in millions they collected. At least those naive kids could have used to money to help pay off their student loans or attend comic-con.

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    1. Anonymous11:47 PM

      Why should they?

      Are all losing candidates required by law to return money they've raised?

      Has anyone done it?

      You do know that Bernie is working in Wisconsin to get some Democrats elected to Congress and ensure the state votes blue. Right? Is he supposed to fund that out of his own pocket? Because....well, you hate him?

      Exactly why is he being held to a different standard than anyone else?

      Because he's old? He's a jew? He's....not a Democrat?

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  32. Chi-town Girl...8:15 PM

    Gryphen,

    As a former Bernie supporter, I'd like to add more to your post. Here is Andrew Sullivan's final entry to his live blog from DNC Night #3 - it's brilliant:

    "11:41 p.m. It’s been a long and entirely unexpected journey with this extraordinary figure (Obama). I’ve doubted and panicked, I’ve hyper-ventilated and wept, I’ve worried and persevered. We did a lot of that together, you and me. But I have one thing to say: he never let us down. He kept his cool, he kept his eyes on the prize, he never embarrassed and almost always lifted us up. He is a living, walking example of American exceptionalism, of why this amazing country can still keep surprising the world.

    Readers know how I feel about the Clintons. But this is not about them or me. It’s about an idea of America that is under siege and under attack from a foul, divisive, dangerous demagogue. If you backed Obama, there is no choice in this election but Clinton. This is not a election to seek refuge in a third party or to preen in purist disdain from the messy, often unsatisfying duties of politics. It is an election to keep the America that Obama has helped bring into being, and the core democratic values that have defined this experiment from the very beginning: self-government, not rule by a strongman; pluralism and compassion rather than nativism and fear; an open embrace of the world, and not a terrified flight from it.

    But you know what Obama gave us tonight? He gave some of us hope. Again. That’s what he does. And we will never see his like again."

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    1. Anonymous8:46 PM

      Amen to that. I unfortunately visited the pee pond tonight yet again, and the absolute hatred there in the name of Their God is beyond comprehension.

      I would never meet any of them for una cerveza. They are pigs.

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    2. Anonymous2:23 AM

      By the end of President Obama's speech there was not a dry eye in the huge (yes, Donald, "huge") audience in the convention hall. And I daresay that there were many tears in viewers' eyes as well, including my own.

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  33. Anonymous8:27 PM

    Loved it, our President.

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    1. Anonymous9:58 PM

      Where is all started.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWynt87PaJ0

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  34. Anonymous8:42 PM

    Harry Reid:

    "I thought Bernie deserved somebody that was not critical to[ward] him...I knew ― everybody knew ― that this was not a fair deal. So I’m sorry she had to resign, but it was the right thing to do. She just should’ve done it sooner."

    So there you go Bernie bashers, the Senate minority leader admits everyone knew DWS and the DNC weren't treating Sanders fairly and something should have been done about it.

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    1. Anonymous9:32 PM

      Can you stop already???? Holy crap. The incessant whining.

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    2. Anonymous11:57 PM

      Harry Reid. Joe Biden. Tim Kaine. Barack Obama.

      And I suspect tomorrow Hillary Clinton.

      But it doesn't matter. As you can see, they'll still hate and bash and spew.

      They're Bernie Supporters. They have no right to feel outraged over the bias and manipulation by DWS and the DNC. They should just shut the fuck up and vote for the perpetrators. Then bend over and suck up all of the vitriol and bile that is being flung at them for daring not to vote for the chosen one.

      It isn't going to stop.

      Not even after November.

      It will never stop.

      It's a petty, petulant cancer that will just continue to grow. It might be suppressed for a while, but it will always bubble up.

      Thanks Gryphen.

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    3. Anonymous5:07 AM

      Thank you 11:57! And 9:32 - I guess you don't really care too much about keeping the integrity of our democracy. You should be thanking us for not giving up.

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  35. Anonymous8:44 PM

    One thing I've learned. A Person who says "I am a good parent" is the worst parent. A person who doubts themselves daily is the best parent.

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    1. Anonymous9:16 PM

      I disagree. There is nothing wrong with thinking you are a good parent, and a person that has doubts every single day does not in my book make the best.

      HeidiWY.

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  36. Anonymous9:11 PM

    What a great night, except for those assholes who shouted out during Panetta's comments about Trump's remarks today. A huge opportunity marred by idiots.

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    1. Anonymous2:43 PM

      A huge opportunity marred by idiots.
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      I agree 100%, especially when you consider Panetta credentials. It was a lost opportunity to slam Traitor Trump one more time !!!!

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  37. Anonymous9:19 PM

    I absolutely loved the recognition Pres Obama gave to Bernie and his supporters.

    I've gotten really ticked at Bernie at times during the campaign, but he's one of the good guys.

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    1. Anonymous12:03 AM

      Bernie is working in Wisconsin to get Russ Feingold elected. Feingold is looking to unseat a teabagger.

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/bernie-sanders-russ-feingold_us_5746fbbae4b03ede4413ede0

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  38. Anonymous9:24 PM

    Speaking of honesty and trust, I just saw this at Huffpo, link below. Melania's online lie of a bio is missing. I have posted comments about this lying bio a lot online after various articles about her. And she didn't just lie about having a degree. Her so-called bio had several lies in it.


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/melania-trump-biography-deleted_us_57990c1ae4b02d5d5ed3fed9?section=

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  39. Anonymous9:35 PM

    There is no one who gives a speech quite like President Obama.

    Contrasted with the fear and acrimony of last week's convention, tonight's address overflowed with optimism, hope and pride for what this nation has accomplished by working together as a people, and what we can continue to accomplish if we elect Hillary.

    Like a skilled stage actor, his voice would soar with emotion one moment and drop to an impassioned whisper the next, with the audience hanging on every word. He is so good at knowing exactly when to pause so as not to speak over applause or audience response as many of the other speakers did.

    I found myself in tears by the end, not only for the emotions and pride he inspired, but for the awareness that our time with this amazing man in office is quickly coming to a close. I am so grateful to have experienced this presidency in my lifetime and to have had the privilege of helping to put Barack Obama in the White House.

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      +10000000!!!

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    2. Anonymous11:41 PM

      +++++++++ as well!

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    3. Anonymous7:34 AM

      Yes. I can't stop thinking about his speech. One for the ages.

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  40. Anonymous9:46 PM

    Josh Marshall at TPM:

    "I'll repeat something I said as we listened to Obama speak. He's less attacking Trump as making him seem small and petty in comparison to the picture of America he's painting. "

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/edblog/defining-the-moment

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    1. Anonymous9:58 PM

      Small for sure. I started to pity the GOP tonight but then my husband said not to because there are just too many fools out there who still will be voting for him. Man, what doe sit take? More than Trump shooting someone, for sure. Well, my feeling after the past three days is that there will now be little to no reason for a good-sized segment of people to go vote for Trump--they won't bother. He'll still get plenty of votes, but how in the world is there going to be any motivation in a certain # of people now? Not that I mind!

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  41. Anonymous9:49 PM

    Watch here and get your happy on:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL3w4GjF82nLnY0nVxlYcX04R6UI-H7XTS&time_continue=201&v=YttscNOoAjA

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/27/elizabeth-banks-star-studded-video-tribute-hillary-called-fight-song.html

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  42. Anonymous9:53 PM

    Obama and Hillary Together, for History

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yeXrKxIu00

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  43. Anonymous9:53 PM

    The dnc is like a family reunion the rnc was like a kkk rally

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  44. Anonymous9:55 PM

    Jeff Daniels on the Republican Party: "These Are The Guys Who Gave You Sarah Palin"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnzlTpTOaVc

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  45. Anonymous10:04 PM

    Yes, WE can!!!

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  46. Anonymous10:06 PM

    Hillary looked great. Her hair was funtastic. Bill was great too. Very unifying evening...

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    1. Anonymous12:29 AM

      Her hair was fantastic???? A woman of many accomplishments, but of course the most important is that her hair looks nice, bacause, well, that is a woman's primary function in life after all: looking good. Idiot.

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    2. Anonymous2:15 AM

      I feel sad that in spite of everything Hillary has accomplished, looking good is the one thing you mention. Because looking good is the main function of females, right?

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    3. Anonymous5:23 AM

      10:06 I agree with you. Ignore 12:29 and 2:15.

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    4. Anonymous7:32 AM

      She looked beautiful from head to toe, because she is beautiful from head to toe. And that tall graceful President looked pretty damn sweet too.

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    5. Anonymous8:49 AM

      12:29 here. I sincerely apologize for writing 'idiot'. But sometimes I get soo frustrated that women are still disproportionately judged by their looks. Men can get away with a neat haircut and washed face, and then still look stylish. Plus men get to wear nice, solid, comfortable shoes.

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  47. Anonymous1:06 AM

    Noone seemed too shocked that Donald Trump is offering the KGB (the new refined version) to spy on one of our candidates. And they want to give Donald briefings on our National Security on friday? That guy is a loose cannon. We don't need to pal up to Russia. Putin is not a friend to our country. He's a thug that has manipulated his country for his interest. He's playing Donald like a screechy tune. We've come 240 years into this country's lifespan, and we don't need to be taken out by some idiot with so much pride, all he can talk about is himself. And where did he get the idea that he alone could save us? Save us from what? He's instigating the whole violence thing, and the Russians are probably planting all the bullshit to help him. Every two bit dictator is watching and licking their chops towards our country and the so called Republicans are helping him by their complicity. It's almost like the devil's reign is at hand, and everyone is in some trance. America has lost it's collective mind.

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      One VERY important thing to know about Putin is that he (supposedly a public servant) is now richer than the wealthiest Russian oligarchs who made their money following the breakup of the Soviet Union and the privatization of Russia's resources. And he made him self rich through bribes and corruption of the highest order, while maintaining strict control of the media. Russia, which is now suffering because of all these machinations, would like nothing better than for NATO to break up and for Putin to gain control of the Baltic states, along with Ukraine. I'm positive that he sees Trump as a mere puppet whose strings he can pull at will. Besides Trump's campaign director Paul manafort, who has direct ties to Putin, as well as Trump's financial dependence on Russian finances, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Putin is indeed interfering in the US election. It's scary for the US, and it's equally scary for US allies around the world. You Democrats must to everything in your power to ensure that Hillary Clinton becomes your next President.

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  48. Anonymous2:50 AM

    Loved President Obama's speech. I think the reason he is such a powerful speaker is because he doesn't take himself seriously. Sometimes the other side tries to discredit his authenticity but they end up looking petty. I liked that he said "Don't boo, vote".

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  49. Anonymous3:48 AM

    Too late now. Just like Sarah Palin, Donald Trump should have stayed in the gutters and in the back alleys. Those two have hurt a lot of people but we can all find comfort knowing America stomped on their faces and now their slimy lifes are damaged for eternity.

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  50. Anonymous5:37 AM

    Anon 1:06 said:
    And they want to give Donald briefings on our National Security on friday? That guy is a loose cannon.


    I was thinking the same thing. This guy cannot keep his mouth closed. He is a loose cannon. I wish Congress would hold a special hearing about limiting what is disclosed to Trump. He cannot be trusted. I know if Congress held a special hearing regarding limiting his Security Briefings it would not pass since the Republicans currently controls Congress.

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  51. Anonymous6:52 AM

    In his speech earlier in the evening, Harry Reid pointed out that Donald Trump and his vicious diatribe of an acceptance speech at his personal RNC lovefest last week is the direct result of the heinous and vicious fear mongering of Sen. Mitch McConnell and the GOP majority in the Congress today. They, ever since President Obama won the election in 2008, with the money of billionaires like Adelson and the Koch brothers have created the monster who is the GOP nominee for president, Donald Trump. I was thrilled to hear Harry Reid blame the GOP itself for their wanton disregard of law, of decency, and of all American values.

    Harry Reid will be missed and I'm so sorry that he was injured so badly in his fall late last year. He is clearly weakened with difficulty walking and seeing. He has served the country and the Democratic Party well and we will all miss him as he retires from the Senate. If you missed his speech, look for it on the internet. It is well worth hearing or reading.
    Beaglemom

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  52. Anita Winecooler12:07 PM

    Off Topic, but it explains a lot about Donald and his hair fetish. Appears to be genetic.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/twitter-goes-wild-over-donald-204200579.html

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  53. Anonymous2:48 PM

    Why does Cokie Roberts hate Hillary?

    This morning I heard her state, there is a focus group that shows Hillary is not comfortable with her grandchildren.

    I couldn’t believe my ears, is there a focus group that asks if Traitor Trump is comfortable with his grandchildren?

    They sure are scraping the bottom of the barrel for ways to insult Hillary, makes me admire Hillary even more.

    I am still waiting for the source of this poll that shows she is untrustworthy that they keep yakking about. Were was it taken the RNC headquarters?

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