Friday, July 29, 2016

Hillary Clinton's acceptance speech and a rundown of just how amazing this convention was this week.

It was a good speech, however in my opinion it ranked far below the speeches given by a number of the other Democratic heavy hitters like the President and Michelle Obama, Cory Booker, Joe Biden, and a handful of others.

But that is fine, Hillary is more of a doer than a speaker and we already know that about her.

Not that everybody agrees with me on that:
Besides if you compare it to almost every speech from the RNC last week she hit it out of the park.

Speaking of the Republicans from what I'm hearing they really wish that they could switch conventions with the Democrats.
That's from Dick Cheney's former press secretary.
That is from a veteran of conservative operations.
Conservative blogger.

In fact the convention was so good that it seemed to enrage Donald Trump:

"You know what I wanted to. I wanted to hit a couple of those speakers so hard," Trump said. "I would have hit them. No, no. I was going to hit them, I was all set and then I got a call from a highly respected governor." 

Trump didn't immediately clarify what he meant, but he said he was made particularly upset by an unspecified person he called a "little guy." 

"I was gonna hit one guy in particular, a very little guy," he said. "I was gonna hit this guy so hard his head would spin and he wouldn't know what the hell happened."

I think that "hit" is a euphemism for verbally attacking somebody.

After all if he hit somebody with those tiny little hands how would they even know?

Another person who did not seem to enjoy the final speech of the convention, was this guy:

That was the look on Sanders' face at the moment when Hillary was magnanimously thanking him for his contribution during the race for the nomination and for bringing so many young people into politics for the first time.

I don't know exactly what Bernie was thinking, but it did not seem that he was completely comfortable with how all of this turned out.

Well he might not have been, but for most of us this far exceeded what we could have hoped for, and it certainly left an impression on the conservatives.

And it did not appear that these two could have been any happier with the outcome.

Of course that pales in comparison to Hillary's reaction to the surprise pyrotechnics that went off at the end of the night.
Now I am just waiting for the new polls to come out showing that Hillary is crushing Trump. Because we certainly know they are on the way.

120 comments:

  1. It is not fair to compare Obama's speeches to anyone! He is incredible. I watched so much of this convention just because it was GOOD! Her speech was the culmination of four days of everyone being on message. I do see a commercial coming using the words of the father of the killed soldier. She needs to play that one over and over again. I scared the hell out of the dogs when he delivered that truth bomb - I was on my feet cheering, screaming, crying. Fuck Trump and Nicole Wallace with her passive agressive commentary.

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    1. Anonymous9:14 AM

      Hallelujah

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    2. Anonymous9:15 AM



      The convention caused a spike in voter registration.

      http://www.aol.com/article/2016/07/29/dnc-inspires-google-searches-for-voter-registration-to-spike/21441383/

      But somewhere I saw a chart showing the greatest spike after the father's speech.

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    3. Anonymous10:12 AM

      I felt the same way about Bernies Sourpuss expression!Maybe he was mad that his "own" supporters booed him? Susan Sarandon had the same Sourpuss expression, must be a "Bernie thing"!
      Thought Hillz speech was fucking Awesome!She spend little time on herself and more on what she wants to accomplish and how she will do it! I had tears in my eyes last night, Very Historic occasion for USA!

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    4. Anonymous10:49 AM

      People get serious. Trump to have classified briefings? That gives me a sourpuss. May the adults in the room win!
      https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/candidates-poised-for-classified-briefings-despite-spy-agency-worries-over-trump/2016/07/28/865cd686-5500-11e6-bbf5-957ad17b4385_story.html

      In the shadows look what happens.... BREAKING
      http://controversialtimes.com/news/breaking-obama-signs-new-gun-control-executive-order-puts-gunsmiths-out-of-business/

      Don't be a sourpuss VOTE!

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    5. Nicole Wallace could have blown the whistle on Palin anytime and still could. I have no respect for her attempt at broadcast journalism.
      And boy howdy did you ever nail the passive -aggressive part!
      She is just about as vapid as her other RNC buddies with mics.
      Not one of them will ever be a Williams, Brokaw, Sawyer, Mitchell or Donna B.

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    6. Anonymous11:29 AM

      Hillary's speech was very educational too! Admire that lady!! She will be an outstanding POTUS!

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  2. I'm beginning to think that Sanders has begun to realize that he will have a harder time getting his followers to heed his advice and unite to stop Trump.

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    1. Anonymous9:24 AM

      I don't really have that impression. Two pro-Sanders primary voters that we know have decided to back Hillary Clinton with great enthusiasm. I think that a lot of Sanders' supporters simply did not know anything about what Hillary Clinton has accomplished during all of these years - while usually under vicious attack by the GOP and the media.

      For young people to know how involved Hillary Clinton was from her college years on in helping children and poor families is very significant. What Republicans can say the same?

      From the moment Bill Clinton became governor of Arkansas and a force to be reckoned with politically, she has been targeted, first by the GOP in Arkansas for wanting to help the poor, and later by the national GOP. That she has survived all of that and continued to pursue her goals of helping people is amazing and should be inspirational for all of us, but especially for young people.
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous9:51 AM

      I think it was past Bernie's bedtime. Sorry, but he reminds me of my Mom the last 2 yrs of her life, she was tired and wasn't quite "with it".

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    3. Anonymous10:48 AM

      Trump always swindling people all his life and Pence a right wing radio personality in Indiana in the mold of Rushbo. Nice to know that the Republicans were talking the talk when Clinton and Kaine were walking the walk when they were coming up through the ranks.
      Time to reward Hillary and Tim for caring about their fellow human beings.

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    4. Anonymous11:26 AM

      I can hardly wait until this election cycle is over and we never hear of Bernie Sanders again.

      He and Jane have become millionaires off their HUGE joke of a campaign and should go back home and continue living their irrlevant lives!

      Bernie will go back to his do-nothing job in our U.S. Congress where we've learned his accomplishments have been nil throughout all the years he has serv! He has done nothing of substance since being there!

      Hopefully, the folks of Vermont will vote his lazy ass out of office when he is next up for reelection!

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    5. Anonymous11:28 AM

      Let us hope so, 9:24. Let us hope so!!!
      And I do hope he continues doing whatever he can to help block Trump. We need all hands on deck this time around.
      I just wish I could get through my relatives' hatred of Hillary. They seem unable to truly see the scope of the threat Trump presents because they're too busy calling Hillary a sleazebag. And they're Democrats. Very discouraging.
      M from MD

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    6. AKRNHSNC1:58 PM

      I got through to several of the women in my family who don't like her. They don't necessarily believe all the things they have heard about her but they think she's manipulative, untrustworthy, etc. I reminded them about women's intuition and how Hillary's friends have been with her for decades and of all the many new friends she makes every time she is on the campaign trail. Women know when other women are lying, manipulative bitches if they are around them frequently. Hillary wouldn't have lifelong friends, she'd have those that hang on through a campaign and then pick up a new set the next campaign if all these rumors were true. Instead, it's the opposite. I also look at the daughter she's raised and that speaks volumes. It was like a lightbulb went on when I explained it to them. They are now going to vote for her, maybe still a few are hesitant but they will vote. They would have had no problem telling me otherwise :) We're a little too honest in our family at times.

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    7. Anonymous3:55 PM

      11:26 - How can you be so hateful about someone who you patently know nothing about. Irrelevant? Bernie has never been irrelevant. Obviously Hillary doesn't think he is. And the reason why you don't see his name on many bills is because he has never been about himself, instead creating the bills and letting others, even GOP, take the credit. Check it out! Just nasty...

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    8. Anonymous5:42 PM

      @anon 3:55pm
      But we do know Bernie and his "accomplishments" for the last almost 3 decades. His "accomplishments" have been naming 2 post offices. Why don't you look at the facts. BTW writing or sponsoring a bill isn't about the author or sponsor, it's about beliefs.
      Sorry if fact doesn't meet the fiction you want to create for your candidate, but facts are just facts.

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    9. Anonymous7:05 PM

      @5:42
      http://www.alternet.org/election-2016/bernie-gets-it-done-sanders-record-pushing-through-major-reforms-will-surprise-you

      You're a fucking idiot.
      Bernie has done more for veterans than ANY sitting Senator.
      "The amendment king"
      Two post offices, my ass.
      Sorry if the facts get in the way of your bullshit narrative.
      Oh, go fuck yourself too.

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  3. Anonymous8:47 AM

    We Democrats always have great conventions. We are a very diverse party.
    I am so proud of my Democratic family
    I had tears in my eyes a lot over the four day convention.
    Now, let's get out the Democratic vote to make sure our team wins.

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    1. Anonymous9:16 AM

      On board!

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    2. Anonymous9:17 AM

      Me too. It's always a display of our diversity and our basic American values. The GOP cannot rob that from us.

      I cannot count the number of elected officials who stood at the podium and urged people to elect Hillary Clinton president.

      A stunning convention. I think the media is distraught that they can't whine about any of our leaders.
      Beagle mom

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    3. SallyinMI11:05 AM

      Yes, no plagiarism, no lies, no calling for people to be shot, no blaming minorities for Congress' inaction on things, no blaming women for being raped and unable to get health care. It was refreshing to hear true stories from real Americans, and to hear positive ideas about how to move us forward, instead of all the doom and gloom. If Trump really did plan the RNC, it shows what a poor leader he is. He can't even rally the Kochs behind him. Poor little Donny. Go home to Melania. She'll make you some soup and rub your back. Seems like the motherly type, doesn't she?

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    4. Anonymous12:05 PM

      We Democrats had Meryl Streep and the rethugs had Chochi.

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    5. Anonymous3:28 PM

      I loved how Rep. Joyce Beatty Owned her white dress.

      http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-style/news/joyce-beattys-dnc-dress-is-a-near-match-to-melania-trumps-photos-w431654

      http://stylenews.people.com/style/2016/07/29/joyce-beatty-dnc-dress-fashion-faceoff-melania-trump-rnc-dress/

      It wasn't the same dress, but Joyce wore it better. Bet it didn't cost $2,000 either.

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  4. Anonymous8:54 AM

    I'm pretty sure the little guy that Trump was referring to is Michael Bloomberg. He is very short but he said a lot of truths about Trump that were very hard for Trump to digest. The DNC put on a great unifying convention.

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    1. Anonymous9:07 AM

      My husband who is not a politico bust out laughing when he heard Bloomberg say, "I'm from New York, I know a con when I see one."

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    2. Anonymous9:40 AM

      No wonder Trump wants to hit him. Bloomberg called him out & exposed Donald's game lol.

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    3. Anonymous10:52 AM

      The last I heard the mouth go off he was going to stop on the guys he wanted to hit. He will focus on Hillary. He must really want to hit her. What a guy!

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    4. Anonymous10:53 AM

      Right on, right on, right on, 9:07! [In the voice of Matthew McConoughey sorry about spelling last name]

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    5. SallyinMI11:02 AM

      Yeah, I'm sure it was Bloomberg. Little Donny is sure that NYC LOVES him, he's HUUUGE there. Or maybe not..I hope we run the board on Nov. 8. Take very freakin' state and every Electoral College vote. I hope it' s over the second the polls close in CA.

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    6. Anonymous11:02 AM

      Definitely Bloomberg, as evidenced by Trump's followup meltdowns about him today. Hillary is doing the right thing by focusing her comments about Trump's business failures on how much the little guys were hurt, but I love to see other billionaires (Bloomberg, Cuban) get way under Trump's skin by demeaning his business skill. That really drives him insane, and it's all true.

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    7. Anonymous11:09 AM

      I forgot about Bloomberg's great put down!

      My immediate thought was that Trump would have wanted to hit the Muslim man whose son was killed in our war! He had an outstanding put down of Trump too!

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    8. Anonymous3:31 PM

      There were some great put him in his place put downs but I must say I laughed out loud at Bloomberg. He doesn't mince words or pull punches. It probably hurt Donnie the most coming from a fellow New Yorker.

      Yeah. Don the Con. We're all saying it. But Bloomberg said it on national TV.

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  5. Anonymous8:55 AM

    Awww, give Bernie a break. He was fighting a huuuuge gas bubble and didn't want people to think he was behind the fart-in idea.

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    1. Anonymous10:54 AM

      What is the power Bernie has over so many. I thought he was yesterday's news. Isn't this Hillary happy time and move forward now?

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  6. Anonymous8:59 AM

    Been nice not to have Trump in the headlines today ... but why is that making me uneasy ... loved the convention, Hilary has my vote (and already did before the convention) - wish I could vote now and this whole election season would be done and over so we can get started on the work that needs to done moving forward

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  7. 66gardeners9:05 AM

    Gryphen, as I read your post, I formulated a comment in my head that could have been your last sentence verbatim, i.e., "Now I am just waiting for the new polls to come out showing that Hillary is crushing Trump. Because we certainly know they are on the way." I did see yesterday that a PA poll had Hillary 9 points ahead.

    God Bless America!

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    1. Anonymous11:05 AM

      I'm sure not seeing poll information from the media/press! Hillary won hands down over Donald Trump!


      They have promoted Donald Trump for months and talked horribly of Hillary Clinton!

      They can't bring themselves to believe they are going to lose AGAIN! Remember how Karl Rover couldn't believe Barack Obama had won? It's going to happen to them again!

      They are supporting a candidate (Trump!) that is going to bring their entire party down throughout the country!

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    2. 66gardeners12:52 PM

      I was watching MSNBC on election night 2008. The moment they called it for Obama, I turned the channel to Fox News to witness splodey heads asplodin just in time to see Megan Kelly ask Rove if he was using republican math to make himself feel better. I have had a sliver of respect for Megyn Kelly ever since.

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  8. We cannot take anything for granted. If the last 16 years have taught us anything it is we have to show up and vote!!! Not just every 4 years for President, but for every election including the school board and the dog catcher to the state level congress critters. When we VOTE we win. When we're too busy, depressed, the parties are both the same, etc. the entire world loses.

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  9. 66gardeners9:12 AM

    Maybe Bernie is contemplating why Nina Turner went on Thomas Roberts' Show yesterday and said Bernie tactfully explained to her why she would not be putting his name into nomination at the convention. What a crackpot.

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    1. Anonymous9:54 AM

      Is Team Sanders' anger at DNC justified?
      Former Ohio Senator Nina Turner, a Bernie Sanders supporter, speaks to MSNBC's Thomas Roberts about why her fellow supporters feel disheartened by how the Democratic National Convention is unfolding.
      http://www.msnbc.com/thomas-roberts/watch/dnc-not-about-endorsements-but-endurance-734112835842

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    2. Anonymous11:03 AM

      Nina is planning a long career of public whining. She has no other job these days.

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    3. Anonymous12:54 PM

      Nina is an attention whore.

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    4. Anonymous3:59 PM

      You people are really something.

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  10. Anonymous9:15 AM

    She did GREAT!! It had a ton of fantastic lines. And I think she did a great job of showing she has always been compassionate and working for us - just not in front of the camera or boasting from a podium.

    "I'm not here to take away your guns. I just don't want you to be shot by someone who shouldn't have a gun in the first place.”

    "A man you can bait with a tweet is not a man we can trust with nuclear weapons."

    "No, Donald, you don't.”

    “Way too many dreams die in the parking lots of banks. In America, if you can dream it, you should be able to do it.”

    "I believe that our economy isn't working the way it should because our democracy isn't working the way it should."

    "When any barrier falls in America, for anyone, it clears the way for everyone...when there are no ceilings, the sky’s the limit."

    "Simply caring is not enough. To drive real progress, you have to change both hearts and laws."

    "None of us can raise a family, build a business, heal a community or lift a country totally alone.”

    I was proud, filled with joy and had tears streaming down my face. I may wear a white pant suit to vote :)

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    1. Anonymous9:35 AM

      I would add to your list:

      "Trump spoke for 70-odd minutes...and I do mean odd."

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    2. Anonymous11:02 AM

      Oh, joy! Thanks for the great suggestion. Will be wearing my white suit to vote in Nov. Let's start a movement- White Suits are Marching!

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    3. White after Labor Day - are you crazy?! Just kidding! I think that's a great idea. Wear white to vote!!

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    4. Anonymous12:51 PM

      Just found out that the white was on purpose and to honor the suffragette movement - embarrassed that I didn't know my history better. It was already a movementšŸ˜Š

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  11. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Watching Tim Kaine at rally in Phila. He's sure is an "aw-shucks" kind of guy. Kinda of like a brilliant Gomer Pyle.

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    1. Anonymous9:39 AM

      Well, Gall-lee :)

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  12. Anonymous9:19 AM

    Hitting other people is wrong. Everybody knows that. When your followers or your children see you do that they are more likely to think that hitting is acceptable. Hear me Bristol Palin? Track Palin you too.

    Sanders didn't look happy AT ALL. He's still sending subliminal messages to his little cry baby bots though his mouth says otherwise. He wants it both ways. Jane on the other hand looked pretty happy - it's the $$$,$$$,$$$.$$ she counted.

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    1. Anonymous9:36 AM

      But does he ever look happy? Once in a while he lights up, but most of the time he's pretty down.

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    2. Anonymous9:54 AM

      Of course Jane is happy, she made sure they saved a minimum of 10 million in his campaign fund so now the Sanders finally have a retirement fund.

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    3. Anonymous11:18 AM

      XXWallaceXX

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    4. Anonymous11:20 AM

      Y'all see what you want to see. To me, and MANY others, Bernie Sanders is an American hero.

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    5. AKRNHSNC3:26 PM

      This new movement of Bernie's will allow him to continue collecting $$$ from supporters to fund phony "revolution" and to pay Jane a salary for coordinating it or whatever term they come up with. He really did look miserable but he always looked like that. There's a good reason his colleagues didn't like him.

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    6. Anonymous3:35 PM

      To me he looked like he had his normal Bernie face.

      I've never seen him smiling and waving and drawing attention to himself when others are praising him. At least not in this context.

      But far be it from me to imply that Bernie might be HUMBLE. Plenty on this board will explain to me how he is in this only for the money and the attention.

      He sure didn't look like he was in it for the attention last night.

      (Is it possible he was watching a monitor just like Bill Clinton was?)

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  13. 66gardeners9:21 AM

    Anybody see Martin O'Malley speak at the convention? As a life-long Marylander, I will vouch for him as the real deal. A true public servant in the way we have seen over the last four days. I've got to say, Tim Kaine impresses me more, but I'd vote for O'Malley any day.

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    1. Anonymous10:30 AM

      I saw it and I was very impressed. He didn't get much attention in the primary, but what I did see, I liked. He seems like a good man and MD is lucky to have him. I'm jealous - here in Texas, having Cruz, Cornyn and Abbott, among others is a source of nonstop embarrassment.

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    2. Anonymous3:41 PM

      I saw the bit with him and Richard Kind. It was really funny.

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    3. Anonymous5:19 PM

      I wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see O'Malley in a cabinet position if Hillary wins.

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  14. Anonymous9:27 AM

    I don't understand the knock on HIllary's speech. She was strong, compassionate, level-headed, and passionate about serving America. I was moved by her. I was glad to see the velvet-gloved strength. I was shocked by Nicole's analysis. I guess we see what we want (me too probably.
    Lucy
    P.S. I don't see strength, compassion or level-headedness from Trump. Not sure about passion either, but maybe. Certainly not velvet gloved strength.

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    1. Anonymous10:00 AM

      Clinton doesn't have the skill her husband and Obama have to speak loudly and modulate her tone at the same time. It's not a slam, it's just a fact when she goes for volume instead of letting the microphone do the work for her, her voice goes monotone and she sounds like the teacher giving the class a talking to. A lot of people don't like that and when she went that way last night, I started looking at the clock and wondering when it would end.

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    2. Anonymous10:17 AM

      Hi Lucy,
      NIcole Wallace's two cents isn't even worth One cent. I'm not surprised by anything she has to say. This is a woman who voted for Palin knowing what she knew about the Wicked Screech from Wasilla. I have no doubt Nicole will vote for Trump.

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    3. Anonymous10:52 AM

      I loved Hillary Clinton speech as well as the wonderful reaction to her by that HUGE crowd.

      I watched both Conventions and thought the Democratic one far superior as well as being much better organized! Plus, they assuredly had the superior speakers!

      I think the guy Don the Con wanted to 'hit' was the Muslim man that had lost his son to our war and gave the very best 'put down' of Trump of the entire evening!

      Trump knew he could NOT publically come out AGAIN as to saying anything that would reinforce his anti Muslim stand! He's on record for demeaning them as an entire race already!

      The Muslim said that Trump 'had NEVER given up anything'! (Trump, nor his sons, have ever fought in ANY of our wars!)

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    4. Anonymous10:56 AM

      I thought Hillary Clinton's delivery of her speech to be superb! Her voice came across extremely well - level tones - showed enthusiasm when needed and was not at all screechy as the Republicans like to say She has become a much better speaker!

      Love the lady - donated to her campaign and she has my vote!

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    5. SallyinMI10:58 AM

      No, she insists she did not vote for Crazy Sarah. But who knows. I hate that MSNBC hired her AND Schmidt. I rarely watch the channel any longer. Just another RW shill station, along with everyone else.

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    6. Anonymous11:06 AM

      Nicolle Wallace confessed to Rachel Maddow's after the '08 election that she could not bring herself to vote for "Cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs" Palin. And SHE tried to get everybody else to vote for McCain /Palin!

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    7. Wallace has always been very careful what she said about Palin after the election. Never fully "going there" except when she said she did not vote for McCain. But lately she is trying to re-write history. "She would go to sleep at night with briefing books and wake up with yellow highlighter on her face. She wanted to learn" - Wallace on Palin recently. Typical Republican. The Right is so intimidated by Clinton. And after seeing the way Bill looked at Hillary and the look on his face when people spoke so highly of her, it is painfully obvious how much he loves her.

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    8. Anonymous7:21 PM

      Nicole Wallace was on some show shilling one of her books and she said sheepishly that she voted for Palin.

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  15. Anonymous9:40 AM

    As I watched the cameras pan over the convention floor, all I could think was, "My God! The diversity!!! The diversity!!! This IS America, the REAL America!!!" I'm bursting with pride & love for my fellow Americans. Westiemom

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    1. I share your same feelings!

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  16. Anonymous9:55 AM

    "That was the look on Sanders' face at the moment when Hillary was magnanimously thanking him "
    That's a very misleading photo. The video shows he grinned and applauded. You're so addicted to slamming him you can't quit even when you won.
    http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2016/07/29/dnc-convention-hillary-clinton-bernie-sanders-sot-02.cnn

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    1. Jesus, perhaps you better watch that video again. It does not show what you think it shows.

      Besides you can stop defending and making excuses for Bernie.

      He lost, it's all over for Sanders. He will now be the tiniest of footnotes in the history of presidential politics in this country.

      Right next to Ralph Nader and Ron Paul.

      I seriously doubt that any child, in any classroom, will ever even learn his name.

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    2. Anonymous10:35 AM

      Yeah, fuck Sanders. All he has done is to move Clinton and the Democratic party way to the left of where they began this campaign, and may well have put Clinton on her way to the White House by doing so. Without the influence he's had during this campaign, she'd stand out as the conservative in this race. Even in her speech last night Clinton embraced two more of Sanders' positions, and let it be known she'd work with him in implementing them. So, yeah, he's just like Nader, who cost the Dems the presidency in 2000, and Ron Paul, who set the stage for the Republican party's hard right turn and subsequent dive off a cliff.

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    3. Anonymous10:54 AM

      You're the one not seeing what it shows. You've been so invested in Clinton from jump street you don't recognize 40% of her speech last night was lifted out of Sanders' stump speech. You might grin sardonically, too.

      It's not over for Sanders. History will treat Sanders favorably. His movement continues. Who do you think is going to take the place of the 60 and 70 year olds in DC when they finally get the fuck out of the way? It's the young people you've been spitting on as they try to change the world. More people under 30 voted for Sanders than Trump and Clinton combined. That's where the country is headed. In 30 years people will be voting for a presidential candidate who says, "I was with Bernie in 2016" and voters will know who he was.

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    4. sallyyinMI10:56 AM

      Not to speak for Jesse, but you are an idiot. Bernie started out wanting to move the party left, and then got spotlight happy (and Jane started liking the income.) Remember when he called Hillary names, and blamed the DNC for everything from voter intimidation to cheating? He may as well have been a Repuke at that point.

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    5. Anonymous11:05 AM

      We really don't have to talk about Bernie anymore. He's over:

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    6. Anonymous11:06 AM

      9:55 AM You are as bad an ass kisser with Bernie as Sarah Palin was with Trump. We know how Sarah's ass kissing turned out with Donald.

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    7. Anonymous11:20 AM

      The experts have concluded he is trying his best not to fart.

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    8. Anonymous11:24 AM

      Sanders caused Clinton to shift to the Left and that earns him points in my book. It was what I was hoping he would do.
      M from MD

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    9. Anonymous11:37 AM

      To my fellow Berners: We know that Bernie pushed his money to down-ticket candidates who felt the Bern and how he probably saved the election for Hillary by pushing her to the left.

      So, just let these people ignorantly bash Bernie amongst themselves... haha it really makes them appear petty (including Jesse) as the Berners see the big picture (just like Bernie) and they forget we're all Dems.

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    10. Balzafiar12:10 PM

      I believe you are mistaken. The only time I saw a reaction from Bernie was when Hillary mentioned free college tuition. Then he actually smiled and clapped. The rest of the time he sat there with a sour look on his face.

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    11. Anonymous12:25 PM

      10:54 in thirty years you will be an old fart who needs to get the fuck out of the way. Young people thinking they knew it all in the 60s are now comfortably well off and don't want to pay for your college education.

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    12. Anonymous1:17 PM

      11:05 AM WRONG. He is a commie and everyone is going to stay fixated on a devil like old Bernie.

      I am glad they will stay stuck and petty. It makes Trump look like a winner.

      He has time to do some reinventing and he may come up with looking Presidential one of these days.

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    13. AKRNHSNC3:31 PM

      @Anonymous 1:17 P.M. there's a reason why Trump loves the poorly educated and you're the prime example thinking he can reinvent himself from a spoiled rotten man child with the mentality of a 4 year old and look Presidential? WTF...after a year of temper tantrums and statements that indicate he belongs in a mental hospital far more than he belongs in the White House?!

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    14. Anonymous4:05 PM

      Were you always this obtuse Gryphen? I guess so. Too bad.

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    15. Anonymous4:08 PM

      It looked more to me like Bernie was caught by surprise having attention drawn to him in the beginning of Clinton's speech, plus a positive shout out for his work and ideas. He did give a few fleeing smiles and one bit of applause. This was near the beginning of her speech. Maybe the 8 min. mark? But then, I was watching PBS. They have a known liberal bias. Right?

      And you're sure not going to like this:

      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-poll-hillary-should-be-like-bernie_us_579ab05de4b08a8e8b5d79be?section=

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  17. Anonymous10:13 AM

    The Democratic Party is now the old version of the GOP of the 80's-90's. The GOP is now the TeaParty. Everything has moved to the right.

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  18. Anonymous10:14 AM

    I loved the red in Chelsea's dress and she was sweet about her mom.
    The picture of a real loving obedient daughter is forever found at the Instagram store.

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    1. sallyyinMI10:54 AM

      Poor Bristol. NRA shill, fake diet shake shill, tee-shirts promoting guns and babies? I mean, why bother to have the child if you're going to surround it with drug-addled adults and loaded guns. We're just waiting for the first shots to be fired in the Palin compound. Which 'responsible' child will find the gun, and who will he aim it at?

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    2. Anonymous11:17 AM

      I do think the hawking of multiple products smacks of desperation.

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    3. Anonymous4:09 PM

      I love that red dress Anne Holton wore on Wednesday night. I haven't been able to find out any information about it. Man, I would love to have that dress.

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  19. Anonymous10:58 AM

    In her last 2 photos (from the last week or so) she is wearing tent-like black top and in both photos the background is also black.

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    1. Anonymous11:55 AM

      When I noticed that -- I was thinking she does look a little(?) pregnant. LOL

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    2. Anonymous1:06 PM

      Did she have breast surgery? Aren't they expanding? If she is not preg yet, it is her plan. Her security, she will have a man to take care of her. Bristol is mentality a breeder. I doubt she will ever use birth control. In her mind that is almost a sin. If god wants you to be fruitful you better obey. Someone to protect you and support you is your reward on earth. One day you will be in heaven.

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  20. Anonymous11:07 AM

    I do think the photo of Bernie is misconstrued. I was watching live, and wondered why he looked so glum. But I think he couldn't hear what Hillary was saying or there was a delay in what he could hear in the auditorium. Because a few seconds later, when he did hear, he did smile and nod.

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    1. Anonymous1:00 PM

      Yes. People that were there and know him, media, not his supporters. They had a complete different take on his reaction. A lot of people are ageists and can be petty about it.

      I am voting for Hillary and always was. I am amazed at all the people that think he is a communist. Worse yet that he is an atheist. If they judge him by the misinformation that is the way it goes.

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  21. Anonymous11:17 AM

    I do think the photo of Bernie is misconstrued. I was watching live, and wondered why he looked so glum. But I think he couldn't hear what Hillary was saying or there was a delay in what he could hear in the auditorium. Because a few seconds later, when he did hear, he did smile and nod.

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    1. Anonymous5:46 PM

      There was no delay in the venue, Bernie was half asleep. But keep asking excuses and maybe someone will believe them.

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  22. Anonymous11:31 AM

    I kept thinking about Hillary’s mom and dad and how sad it is they weren’t here to see this incredible wonderful moment in their daughter’s life.

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  23. Anonymous11:34 AM

    Good Show>
    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/28/bill-maher-trump-is-the-voice-of-treason-for-urging-russia-to-hack-hillary.html

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  24. Anonymous11:35 AM

    LOVE THIS!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CogZ2W2UIAUlq2h.jpg

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  25. Anonymous11:45 AM

    If Bloomberg ever giggles in private, I bet he couldn't wait for his bait with Trump to work. I forward Bloomberg's speech to my independent friends....never a clearer portrait of Trump being a flim flam guy.

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  26. Anonymous11:45 AM

    My favorite part of the RNC was at the very end of it Kid Rock closed his set walking off the stage, pulled his mic to his mouth and belched!

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    1. Anonymous12:12 PM

      I was disappointed the RNC didn't have Ted Nugent. However, Kid Rock's belching summed up their convention accurately.

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  27. Anonymous11:59 AM

    "Now I am just waiting for the new polls to come out showing that Hillary is crushing Trump. Because we certainly know they are on the way. "

    JUST STOP THAT NOW, GRYPHEN!!!

    This race is going to be CLOSE! Bold confidence has NO place in this election! All you're doing is tempting the Fates and angering the Gods! And by my Oath and All Mighty Thor I demand you STOP immediately! There will be plenty of time to celebrate after that nasty orange-hued douchebag is defeated but there's a YUUUUGGGE amount of work AND a close contest to complete first.

    Remember, on page 113 of The Wurlds Wurst Inglish Langauge Dictionery, the word CONFIDENCE is immediately followed by the word COMPLACENCY.

    And then CONDESCENDING, also too, which the dictionery defines as "the downward movement of a former prisoner on a staircase or over a high precipice."

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  28. Anonymous12:33 PM

    It was a trap. We all knew it was a trap. The news reported it was a trap, and we knew what the bait was. The trap: "If he can be set off by a tweet, can we trust him with nuclear weapons?"

    Like a lunker going after an attractive fly, Trump dove headlong into the trap.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/07/29/donald-trump-fell-cunning-trap-set-hillary-clinton.html

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  29. Anonymous1:10 PM

    RAGE: TRUMP LASHES OUT AFTER DNC ONSLAUGHT

    ...As Trump raged, it gradually became clear that “hitting” people meant viciously insulting them, rather than resorting to actual physical violence. Still, to hear a major party’s presidential nominee using such bloodthirsty language to describe his planned retaliation was chilling.

    But wanting to hurt people is nothing new for Trump. Earlier this year, he told a crowd to be on the lookout for protesters and to “knock the crap out of them,” adding “I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees.”

    At another rally in February, Trump spotted a protester and told the crowd he’d “like to punch him in the face.”

    Yet even as Trump delighted in approval from the rowdy crowd, his comments on Thursday played directly into Democrats’ hands: One of their chief lines of attack against Trump is that his behavior sets a bad example for America’s children. Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton’s campaign has already released an ad featuring a medley of Trump’s nastiest moments.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/donald-trump-threat-hit-democrats_us_579b6724e4b0693164c0e3d6

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  30. Anonymous1:35 PM

    Time to drop the Bernie over-analysis. It's getting old, and no longer useful. Tough Jane Sanders should probably sit down and shut up.

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  31. Anonymous1:45 PM

    OT!

    I'd like to thank the IM'er who used my TrumpleThinSkin on Facebook and Twitter. It's now going viral!!! So cool to see!

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    1. Anonymous3:26 PM

      I've used it on Yahoo. Hope that helped

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    2. Anonymous3:58 PM

      Not only is it clever (nice job!) but I sincerely believe it's the quality that will ultimately lead to his downfall.

      He simply cannot resist responding to perceived insults or criticisms, no matter how much his campaign staff tries to make him appear 'more presidential'. I have no doubt that Hillary's team (which we know has been built from decades of experience plus the addition of some top staff from the Obama campaigns) has spent months analyzing exactly how to set him off.

      Now that she officially has the nomination, the plans will be set in motion to demonstrate to the world how horrifically unstable Trump really is.

      We all know that there is a base of supporters who will vote for him regardless of what he does or says, but the moderate Republicans and Independents are the voters that can still be swayed by evidence of how dangerous he would be in the White House. We're already seeing some important defections from the higher levels of the GOP and that will continue as we head towards November.

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  32. Anonymous3:16 PM

    I don't care what those moronic talking heads say, I thought Hillary's speech was just fine and if I hear them say one more time she is untrustworthy I will scream, nothing like promoting the GOP agenda.

    Ok it got a little boring in parts, but so what. We know that isn't her strong point, but a speech is just a speech. The important part is getting the work done and Hillary has proved over and over that she can.

    Another point the moronic talking heads keep repeating is "we don't know Hillary". For one, who can blame her, she has been under attack for 25 years or more. I am sure she is very guarded because of that.

    Also I don't recall them complaining we don't know the real George W. Maybe if they had we wouldn't have gotten into two illegal wars because he got off the wagon.

    Finally, of all the speeches that highlighted the problem with the Traitor Trump's GOP, the most memorable was the speech by Mr. Kahn, he demolished them.




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    1. Anonymous5:52 AM

      I thought her speech was fine. Her job, on that last night of the convention, was to present who she is and what she hopes to achieve as president. It has to include a rundown of new policies and changes of direction. That's the whole purpose. I thought that she did fine. It certainly was the absolute opposite of the empty, negative and egotistical rant by Donald Trump the week before.
      Beaglemom

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  33. Anonymous3:25 PM

    Sorry to disappoint:

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/new-poll-hillary-should-be-like-bernie_us_579ab05de4b08a8e8b5d79be?section=

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  34. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Gotta love Hill's facial expressions at the fireworks. I laughed out loud. Can't wait to vote for this lady.

    The only part I'm leery of is the constant crap she's going to be getting. Benghazi was just a taste of what she's going to have put up with from the people she is going to have to work with. I imagine it will look as if Obama was treated almost delicately compared to the dose she'll get.

    Her lack of a penis really upsets a lot of those who have one, even if they can't find it. I find it both delightful and infuriating. And yeah, I'm a chick. One who caucused for Bernie in Iowa, even!

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  35. Anonymous4:24 PM

    Before the GOP convention, Trump was all over the news, promising the Biggest, Bestest Convention Ever, overflowing with the greatest speakers because HE knows how to produce a show.

    Once the disaster of a hatefest was over and the negative reviews started pouring in, Trump suddenly disavowed all responsibility and claimed he only showed up for the final speech.

    So much for the party of personal responsibility!

    "Lyin’ Donald Trump Now Pretends He Had Nothing To Do With His Own Disatrous Convention"
    http://www.newscorpse.com/ncWP/?p=32192

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  36. Anita Winecooler5:41 PM

    The DNC, by far, know the intricacies of running a convention. It was like a well oiled machine and didn't come across as fake in any way. We've still got over a hundred days left, we've got to unite to GOTV and keep the momentum going, too much is at stake. I hope Donald gets caught and can't run for office, he's slated to get briefed eveyday with the same information the President Does. A little knowledge and a loose cannon aren't a good combo.
    I was proud of Hillary's speech, her bio, and how she pro ported herself. As for anyone in the audience who was less than impressed after being mentioned, you can't please everyone, but at least Hillary tried.
    And I was so proud of my city as the backdrop to this shattered ceiling. Even moreso after learning from Sarah about Paul Revere all those years ago. My favorite line from Chelsea? "And my mom never, ever quits"

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