Saturday, July 23, 2016

Perhaps the most frightening picture from Thursday's convention. Update!

Courtesy of Vox:

As Jon Favreau, a former speechwriter for Obama, wrote on Twitter, this was Trump’s "Nightmare in America" speech. The address had one goal, and one goal only: to persuade Americans that their country is a dangerous, besieged hellscape, and only Donald Trump can fix it. 

And so Trump spoke of the "illegal immigrants with criminal records" who are "tonight roaming free to threaten peaceful citizens." He warned of the gangs, violence, and drugs "pouring into our communities." He invoked "the mothers and fathers who have lost their children to violence spilling across our border." 

Perhaps the night’s ugliest moment came when he spoke of Sarah Root, a college student killed by a drunk driver who was also an unauthorized immigrant. "I’ve met Sarah’s beautiful family," Trump said. "But to this administration, their amazing daughter was just one more American life that wasn’t worth protecting. One more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders." 

For the record, almost 10,000 people were killed in America by drunk drivers in 2010 — the overwhelming majority of them by American citizens. Trump had neither answers for nor interest in their deaths. 

And it is when you tug on these threads that Trump’s speech unspools and its grossness, and uselessness, becomes clear.

The speech actually elicited this response from Nicolle Wallace: 

“You know, listening to this, I was struck by two things that I always believed during my two decades in the Republican politics,” she explained to NBC’s Lester Holt. “One, the voters always get it right. And two, the Republican Party that I worked for for two decades died in this room tonight.” 

“We are now represented as a party by a man who believes in protectionism, isolationism and nativism,” Wallace continued. “And those are the forces that George W. Bush and, I belive, John McCain were most worried about during their times as the leaders of the Republican Party.”

And she was far from alone.

Donald Trump's acceptance speech boiled down to its key elements was that America is going to a hell in a handbasket despite what all those liberal media facts might tell you.

And the reason those facts don't matter is because everything that was accomplished these last eight years was only accomplished by some black guy, and everybody knows that only a white guy can fix America.

Specifically a white guy named "Donald Trump."

Update: From the "hit'em where it hurts" department, the TV ratings for Trump's acceptance speech were terrible.

This will make far more difference to him than anything a pundit, historian, or fellow Republican might have to say about the convention. .


  1. Anonymous6:21 AM

    He ain't* no white guy he's an orange guy. *Sorry for the grammar error.

  2. Anonymous6:27 AM

    One of the C-Span channels is running film from past conventions today. I happened upon Barry Goldwater talking about our need for a strong Atlantic partnership with European countries (NATO) snd then George H. W. Bush proclaiming that "America is not in decline."
    The old GOP.

  3. Anonymous6:28 AM

    "But to this administration, their amazing daughter was just one more American life that wasn’t worth protecting. One more child to sacrifice on the altar of open borders."

    He's right. Now victims of gun violence-- THOSE are the lives that aren't worth protecting.

  4. Anonymous6:31 AM

    Trump is delusional but very dangerous.

  5. Anonymous6:42 AM

    The morning after his convention speech I realized Trump never addresses that citizens participate in self or community improvement.
    Our population is given a pass on domestic safety, economic and education issues.
    The drunk driving incident involving an illegal immigrant is an example that only THOSE people threaten our safety. Therefore getting rid of them will fix and make America great and safe.

    There is an absence of any individual and collective accountability shifting fault and blame on targeted groups. It is scary so many people want to elect Trump, the self appointed master of the universe to fix everything. It is like the Wizard of Oz.

    1. Anonymous7:45 AM

      That's because malignant narcissists are incapable of feeling part of or participating in community. His ridiculous apocalyptic speech is just one more sign of that.

    2. Marthe7:53 AM

      I like the "self-appointed master of the universe". This is exactly how he sees himself. His ego is so big that I predict that Trump will be a subject of analysis for psychiatrists for years to come. A text-book case of narcissism and megalomania. At least, he'll really be the biggest and the best at something.

    3. Anonymous7:56 AM

      Your comment made me think of the Kennedy family and their commitment to public service. Love them or hate them, there is no denying that they always placed a high value on working to make the world a better place, and, in a myriad of ways, they continue that tradition to this day.

      The last few decades of GOP influence have convinced far too many people that their priority must be themselves, and only themselves. There's no concern for the disadvantaged, the poor, minorities, people with disabilities, civil rights, our environment, or even the world at large - anyone considered 'An Other'. It's all ME, ME, ME, what can I get, and - worst of all -what can I prevent others from getting.

      And, unfortunately, those are the people who are the loudest and angriest so they get most of the media attention. In the world's eyes, we have become a nation of Ugly Americans, and the rise of Trump as the GOP candidate for President shows that a frighteningly large number of people support that image.

      In my 55 years, I have been proud of my country and its people far more times than I have been ashamed of them, but this election is truly a moment of shame for me as I watch Donald Trump stand on that convention stage.

    4. Anonymous8:42 AM

      Trump doesn't even know how to participate in his own family, proudly proclaiming if Melania had had another kid, it wouldn't matter to him because raising the kid has nothing to do with him beyond sperm donation. He's NEVER changed a diaper and he has five kids. THAT says it all.

      But he wants to be a friend to working women says silly, immature, Christ rejecting Ivanka.

    5. Anonymous8:44 AM

      BINGO! 7:53. The start of the ME generation was Reagan. Consume to excess, ostentation was good. GWB continue it with be patriotic BUY something. And Millenials so see through this. They want involvement and volunteerism.

  6. Anonymous6:43 AM

    Trump is right. I came home the other day and my house was a war zone.

    ISIS fighters were shooting RPG's at Mexican illegals with machetes and Syrian immigrants with AK47's.

    Only Donnie can save us.

    1. Anonymous8:45 AM

      Then you woke up and realized your kid was playing with his GI Joe online game.

    2. You have the makings of a SNL skit or South Park episode!

  7. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Drumpf IS right about one thing:

    he's undeniably the single most incredible, most handsome, most humble, most awesomest, most intelligent, most unifying, most brilliant, most magnanimous, most generous, most accomplished, most decent, most successful, most magnificent, most wealthy, most regal, most wonderful, most knowledgeable, most sexually powerful presidential candidate - of EITHER PARTY! - in the entire history of the past 3.5 years.


    1. Anonymous7:14 AM

      If it is true then why does he have to keep telling us? Maybe to convince himself?

    2. Anonymous7:23 AM

      Because, @7:14, he's so humble and modest, he just naturally assumes that noone is paying attention to little ol' unassuming humble & modest him. Therefore, he has to keep telling us how humble and modest he is, but in a humble and unassuming way.

    3. Anonymous7:46 AM

      7:14 - no doubt Trump's insecure (most malignant narcissists are) but 6:45's snark is delicious!

  8. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Actually Trump doesn't get any credit for originality on this theme.

    The GOP has been running on fear mongering for years.

    Even Ronnie had his evil empire, axis of evil and only he could fix it.

    What makes Trump so scary and sets him apart is his thin skin and need for revenge. A true sociopath.

    1. Anonymous7:09 AM

      I remember the fear mongering launched from one case of Ebola in Texas used as proof Obama does not keep America safe! Christie put the nurse in a tent who had no symptoms to prove Republicans are the opposite.

    2. Anonymous8:47 AM

      And look what happened because Obma didn't care or do ANYTHING about EBOLA!!!!! 7:09 a.m. why the death toll from EBOLA!!! in the US is just continuing to -----be non-existent.

  9. Anonymous6:45 AM

  10. Anonymous6:45 AM

    Ever since "President Skroob" began his run for the highest office in the land, I have been a "peace-talker"; trying to calmly and intelligently espouse another view of reality to the people who agree with his dark vision. When asked why I can't vote for him, I say "he's rude and divisive" and let the Skroobian minions discuss or refute my point. I try not to denounce or judge the Spaceballs that support him, because that just raises their ire. I don't try to change their minds, I simply tell them my thoughts. I don't even promote any other candidate; leaving the conversation focussed on their man. It has led to some interesting and non-confrontational conversations, and I hope, to some slightly calmed opinions about the world we share.
    I still say he doesn't want the job; also, too. He is just maximizing his brand.

    1. Anonymous7:53 AM

      We need more of what you're doing. Unfortunately it's not going to happen. Your brand of thoughtfulness doesn't encourage clicks. But, personally I will do my best to use your strategy, as all of Gryph's insulting of Bernie supporters taught me exactly how that does not encourage a person over to your team.

    2. Marthe8:01 AM

      After the campaign when everyone will have seen his true color (pun intended), he will not have maximized brand but shrunk it to the size of his little hands. No one will want Trump anything anymore.

    3. Anonymous8:11 AM

      7:53 - Gryphen knew all along what the stakes were for this election, and made a persuasive case for it. (Bernie supporters insulted me in these comments many times, by the way.)

      Glad to see others have finally "woke."

    4. Anonymous8:35 AM

      Insulting of Bernie supporters? You mean the same people who came here every day picking fights and calling Hillary Clinton names? You're lucky the response was only insults, I certainly could have slapped a few.

      And if Bernie Sanders supporters stay home or vote for Donald Trump then what does it say about who they really are?

    5. Anonymous9:21 AM

      The Republican-paid BernieBros were obviously shit-stirrers, but as a realBerner (who didn't leave this site due to Gryphen showing his dark side) i never denigrated Hillary ~ i just wanted y'all to stop trashing Bernie and me.

      realBerners would NEVER vote for ConDon; the paid shills probably don't vote.

  11. Anonymous6:47 AM

    'Some Conservatives Are Freaking About Trump's Nomination Killing The GOP'
    What's left? Can zombies run that party? The GOP is dead.

    Where are Ivanka's have clothes manufactured?

    Meet The Workers Who Sewed Donald Trump Clothing For A Few Dollars A Day

    1. Anonymous7:16 AM

      Ivanka's clothes are MADE IN CHINA

  12. Anonymous6:50 AM

    Trump's attempt at empathy are disturbing even to republicans. Ivanka's even more so. She even used the convention as her personal QVC, shilling her dresses.

  13. Anonymous6:52 AM

    For the first time ever, I am truly worried about the future of our country.

    I don't know if it was just me, but I noticed Trump making a number of smirks during his speech that looked to be consciously imitative of Benito Mussolini.

    I totally would not put it past Trump to pay someone to stage a modern day version of the Reichstag fire (i.e. some sort of dramatic domestic terrorist attack to stoke the fears he cultivated in his speech) in order to win this election.

    Please, somebody tell me I'm just being paranoid!!

    1. Anonymous8:24 AM

      It's hard not to think in this direction after seeing the mileage that GW got from the (cough, cough) definitely-not-American-coordinated attacks on 9/11.

      All it will take is one massive terrorist attack and Trump will win this thing. As it is the attacks in Europe give a lot of strength to his anti-Muslim rhetoric regarding keeping ME refugees out of America, but if they act up again on our soil people will flock to him and his ideals.

    2. Anonymous8:50 AM

      Quick 8:24 go hide in your bunker. I hear there's a sale on canned corn at Walmart, too.

    3. Marthe11:43 AM

      While I cannot imagine Trump or his sycophants staging a false flag operation worthy of the best conspiracy theories out there, I would not discount the possibility of Don-the-Con taunting and goading would-be terrorists into launching an attack just before the election to reap the benefit of the immediate angry reaction that would follow. That's been my fear as well since he launched his crazy carnival-like campaign. Given the actual numbers in the electorate, the minorities in play, President Obama's present popularity and the predictions based on the electoral college, Trump has a very low chance of winning the White House statistically speaking. There's no telling however what could happen the morning after a horrific terrorist attack when emotions are raw and anger is at its utmost.
      I don't feel that I am paranoid when I say this because I have seen in other countries the wide fluctuations in public sentiment following a traumatic event.
      The best antidote: prepare, organize and make sure that all those who will vote Democrat have a chance to vote.

    4. Anonymous1:02 PM

      I fully expect a false flag to happen.
      Renember the payriotism snd anger after 9-11?
      Hopefully enough of us are able to see the agenda but I doubt it.
      I gave an exit strategy , so whatever.
      It's not like we haven't been warned.
      History repeats itself and humans afe the stupidest smartest beings.

  14. Anonymous6:59 AM

    Covell Coleman II @CocoJr tweet

    2016: No way will Trump win the election
    2017: No way will President Trump fire all those nukes
    2018: No way we're doing what those Apes say

    1. Anonymous7:48 AM

      Exactly. This cocky attitude that has been coming from the Clinton campaign since day one may well be what causes their demise. It's not enough to smile smugly and make fun of people. There is work to be done and I for one don't see anyone working near as hard as the Orange God.

    2. Anonymous8:12 AM

      7:48 - then maybe you should actually join the Democratic Party? Have you considered it ever? We are working hard and are extremely engaged. Trump has no ground game at all.

  15. Anonymous7:07 AM

    A third woman alleges she was sexually assaulted by Donald Trump

    1. Anonymous7:45 AM

      People who played to Drumpf's requests now coming forward to support his victims. This witness states she was present for four of Drumpf's rapes of this 13 year old and both the victim and this witness state they and their families lives are at risk for them going public with the charges.

      Family values Rethugs? Can you spell that?

    2. Anonymous8:33 AM

      The problem is that, thanks to Rush Limbaugh and other right-wing talking heads, many conservatives are convinced that Bill Clinton is also a rapist and Hillary a murderer. If video surfaced of Donald raping and then killing a child, this part of the base would excuse it because they think the Clintons are worse.

      Trust me, there is no reasoning with some of these people. When I saw my dad (70-yo straight white evangelical Christian male who honestly believes he belongs to "the most persecuted minority in America") earlier this summer, he ranted at me for five solid minutes about how Bill Clinton is a rapist. I've tried sending him websites with facts, but if their facts contradict his beliefs, he insists they are "lying liberal media making stuff up" (sound like anyone else we know?). When he couldn't refute my specific, factual statements about the Clinton rape allegations, he ended the conversation with a threat to disinherit me if I vote for Hillary.

      My parents don't have cable, so they don't even watch Fox News, but they've spent 25 years listening to Rush Limbaugh and living in the Colorado Springs military/ evangelical echo chamber. They both have such a rabid, visceral aversion to Hillary -- my mom refers to her as "that woman" because she can't bring herself to say Hillary's name -- that they would probably vote for Hitler if it kept Hillary out of the White House.

    3. Anonymous9:01 AM

      8:33 - hopefully my CO parents cancel out the votes of yours; my Denver Christian folks are HRC boosters. :-) Like Hillary, they are Methodists.

    4. Anonymous10:18 AM

      9:01 a.m., good to hear! I hope sanity prevails in CO! :)

    5. Anonymous11:14 AM

      8:33, vote your conscience, wink wink, but tell them what they want to hear. That's what all kids do, don't they? heh heh

  16. Anonymous7:08 AM

    I know I'm one that didn't watch it! Figured I could read about it the day after!

    Amazing his viewership was lower since the numbers have grown substantially as to our population since prior elections.

  17. Anonymous7:10 AM

    Hillary’s Running Mate Tim Kaine: The NRA Hates Him, And He Kicked Their Butts (VIDEO)

    1. Anonymous8:01 AM

      Donald Trump Freaks Out Over Hillary Clinton Picking Tim Kaine

      Donald Trump went on another racist, ugly rant trying to stir up dissent among Democrats after Hillary Clinton kicked him in the you-know-whats by picking moderate Democrat Tim Kaine.

      ...That’s Donald. He knows he can’t win on his own so he’s desperately trying to sow dissent among liberal Democrats. But as Bernie Sanders said in a tweet, those who voted for him will not vote for Trump.

    2. Anonymous8:07 AM

      Kaine Is Not "Safe" Pick - Hillary Is Going For A Rout

      The auto-correct on every article/post/tweet on the choice by Next President Hillary Clinton of Senator Tim Kaine to be her Veep has been “safe choice who will work well with her”…

      BALDERDASH !! (said with a “harrumph”)

      Sen. Kaine was chosen because Hillary is throwing the long bomb. Madame Badass is going for the North Carolina Strategy. Donald Trump has not pivoted and proved Thursday night that he will be as insanely vitriolic as ever throughout the general election. This means Clinton doesn’t need to shore up her Left… The Donald will keep doing that for her up to election day. After his convention is there any doubt that ALL progressives will rally against Trump? Hells no.

      Heck, after this week many Reds will be rallying against Trump.

      Praising Kaine: How Clinton's choice of a widely respected senator drives a deep wedge into the GOP

      Hillary Clinton announced her selection of Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine as her running mate late on Friday evening, and something incredible has already happened: Major Republican figures are speaking up to offer their praise.

      There will be more to follow, because, in the words of Virginia's Republican state House speaker, Kaine is an “honorable public servant” who commands respect both broad and deep from fellow lawmakers—even Republicans. Now, there’s no question that other considerations are playing a role for guys like Flake, who is positioning himself as the post-Trump leader of the sane faction of the Republican Party, or Toomey, who is seeking re-election this fall in a blue state and is very vulnerable.

      But that’s precisely the point: Clinton knows that these fissures already exist, and they’ve only been exacerbated by Donald Trump’s toxic candidacy. Tim Kaine is her wedge to split those fissures wide open. And it’s not just about winning in November but looking toward January as well: Kaine is the sort of person who will help her forge good deals with Congress and pass good legislation if she’s president.

      Tim Kaine is what Clinton's ticket needed

    3. Anonymous8:07 AM

      Some statements on Tim Kaine from those who know him

  18. Anonymous7:10 AM

    This will make far more difference than anything a pundit, historian, or fellow Republican might have to say about the convention.
    Have to disagree; it won’t make any difference because his true supporters are Losers like he is. They are angry, bigoted white folks that want something for nothing and are buying his pipe dream. He is not going to bring any jobs back, build a wall or any of the other crap he promised them. Heck he doesn’t even make his own product in the USA.

    As for the pundits, where in the hell have they been? Now they are sitting around trying to “figure out ‘ the Trump phenomena. Give me a break!!! If they had been paying attention months ago, instead of slobbering over every word Trump said or twitted, they would know the guy is a sociopath.

    Maybe they need to read a history book or two. They can start with Hitler/Mussolini.

    The saying “History repeats itself” is not some branding slogan.

    1. Sorry, I meant to type "to him" in that sentence.

      I fixed it now.

    2. Anonymous7:30 AM

      Darn straight, 7:10 AM, and here we are.
      It is absolutely frightening.

    3. Anonymous8:21 AM

      "As for the pundits, where in the hell have they been?"

      The corporate takeover of the media and 24-hour news cycle have decimated the concept of 'journalism'. It's all about the ratings and the ad dollars.

      The pundits are all just pretty salespeople for their network, trying to get more viewers than the other guy. Trump's outlandish personality and shocking comments played right into their hands. After all, they don't want to kill that golden-egg laying goose by exposing the truth that he's nothing but an ugly vulture!

    4. Anonymous8:30 AM

      Not to mention politicians that know better but are scared to speak out lest they lose their cushy seats come re-election. We are being sold down the river!

  19. Anonymous7:13 AM

    Barack Obama on Tim Kaine

  20. Anonymous7:28 AM

    Donald Trump's head is exploding on Twitter. Worth going over to see how bananas he is about Clinton/Kaine.

    1. Anonymous8:13 AM

      He knows the debates will be huge victories for Clinton/Kaine!

    2. Anonymous8:19 AM

  21. Anonymous7:33 AM

    A sociopath can be defined as a person who has Antisocial Personality Disorder. This disorder is characterized by a disregard for the feelings of others, a lack of remorse or shame, manipulative behavior, unchecked egocentricity, and the ability to lie in order to achieve one's goals. Sociopaths can be dangerous at worst or simply very difficult to deal with.

    A person with antisocial personality disorder may:

    Be able to act witty and charming
    Be good at flattery and manipulating other people's emotions
    Break the law repeatedly
    Disregard the safety of self and others
    Have problems with substance abuse
    Lie, steal, and fight often
    Not show guilt or remorse
    Often be angry or arrogant

  22. To Nicole Wallace, your party may have died tonight but you provided the murder weapon. You knew Palin was a toxic mess and you said nothing. You stood by your party and a senile old man while Palin took fear and devisiness to a new level. You said nothing when the Tea Party was taken over by bigots. Trump is the logical conclusion to the past eight years of dangerous rhetoric aimed at "the other". You said nothing. You did nothing. So good riddance to the GOP. You got what you deserve. I need to go check to see if Donald has renounced David Duke's glowing endorsement of his speech. Shit. Why bother. Duke probably wrote it

    1. Anonymous8:14 AM

      No, Trump did not renounce it. He loves it.

    2. Anonymous8:19 AM

      Perfectly said! Palin and Trump have many similarities and NONE of them are good!

      Can hardly wait to vote for the Hillary Clinton ticket!

    3. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Totally right about Wallace. Wish to heck she was not on MSNBC along with that dork Halperin.

      Pat Padrnos

    4. Anonymous8:25 AM

      Wallace and Schmidt provided the Palin IV drip that has been poisoning this nation for past 8 years.

      It was never country first for these two; it was party first, and screw everyone else.

    5. Anonymous8:29 AM

      Back in 2008 many of us were saying that the GOP was going to regret letting the genie out of her bottle. The problem is that no one could foretell the future even as far as the birth of the TeaParty, which was bad enough, but then things kept going downhill from there.

      If only these bastards had a crystal ball they would have done the right thing but stirring up that "base" was all the further they could see.

    6. Anonymous8:32 AM

      He loves it despite the fact that his daughter and grandchildren are Jewish.

    7. Anonymous9:10 AM

      Let's see the old bat get out on the trail for him. I'll bet he told her to stay the hell home after Iowa/Oklahoma, and Track's issues provided the perfect alibi.

  23. Anonymous7:39 AM

    Poor Donnie, while Hillary had a host of great choices to pick from, the republicans couldn’t run fast enough to get away from Donald the Sociopath.

    So now he must have his usual temper tantrum and fling his insults. Getting boring. I wonder if this is how he runs his businesses.
    Donald Trump Freaks Out Over Hillary Clinton Picking Tim Kaine

    1. Anonymous8:59 AM

      Yep. Anything good that happens is because he did it. Anything bad is always someone else's fault. Or, he just denies it happened or that it is bad.

    2. Anonymous11:49 AM

      What's a matter Donnie? Didn't get your wish for a Pocahontas VP pick? That's okay cuz Pocahontas will still be beating you in the Twitter wars even if she's not VP. And good luck to your lilly white running mate when debating Senator Kaine.

  24. Anonymous7:48 AM

    "The only one who seems to be taking the sexual assault allegations against Donald Trump seriously is Donald Trump" According to Harth, Trump sexually harassed her on numerous occasions, including cornering her in his daughter Ivanka’s bedroom and attempting to have sex with her. “You know, there’s going to be a problem. I’m very attracted to your girlfriend.”If I hadn’t pushed him away, I’m sure he would’ve just went for it. He was aggressive. And he has a sense of entitlement.

    IVANKA>"her father was “not a groper.”

    On the 13 YEAR OLD> “Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened Plaintiff that, were she EVER to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse of her by Defendant Trump, Plaintiff and her family would be physically harmed if not KILLED.”

    " He told one biographer: “What went on in Studio 54 will never, ever happen again. First of all you didn’t have Aids. You didn’t have the problems you do have now.
    “I saw things happening there that to this day I have never seen again."
    “I would watch supermodels getting screwed, well-known supermodels getting screwed on a bench in the middle of the room. “There were seven of them and each one was getting screwed by a different guy. This was in the middle of the room. Stuff that couldn’t happen today because
    of the problems of death.” "But he admitted he was terrified his sex life would send him to an early grave. Girlfriends were ORDERED to see his own doctor for an Aids test before he’d have sex with them.

    1. Anonymous8:07 AM

      I was tested for HIV around 1990 for an insurance medical. They said it would take 3 months before they had a result.

    2. Anonymous8:15 AM

      I cannot begin to imagine ANY woman who would want to have sex with Donald Trump! He was not physically attractive as a young man and really is NOT as an old man!

      Just seeing him on TV always makes me change the channel until I get one that is not covering him!

    3. Anonymous8:31 AM

      Money is a very effective lubricant for some people.

  25. Cracklin Charlie7:51 AM

    I wish his ratings had been higher, so that more people would have seen exactly what an absolute disaster a Trump presidency would be.

  26. Anonymous8:00 AM

    The horrid evil clown from King's "IT"

  27. Anonymous8:08 AM

    This is one of the most frightening articles I have read during this election cycle. For all of the people who claim that Congress would keep Trump in line should he win, this will give you nightmares and shows that we must do ANYthing and EVERYthing to keep him out of the White House.

    "What Exactly Would It Mean to Have Trump’s Finger on the Nuclear Button?"

  28. Anonymous8:14 AM

    This is the most worrisome election ever. The man/child is frightening.

  29. Anonymous8:19 AM

    I watched his speech for at least five minutes- but really his mouth and his facial expressions are so ugly he's impossible to watch. Life's too short.

  30. Anonymous8:27 AM

    O/T - OMG. Jill Stein just shared on Twitter that her policies match with Hillary's 91%!!!

    To those voting for Stein (and thereby de facto giving Trump,a vote): hope that 9% difference is worth a Trump presidency!

    1. Anonymous11:42 AM

      Dr. Jill Stein could be a real patriot and hero if she would throw her support behind the Democratic Party to defeat and take down Trump but that would mean she would have to check her ego at the door.
      Read at huffingtonpost Dan Savage and pasty white Jill Stein supporters or google Dan Savage Jill Stein Pasty White Supporters. He makes a valid point.

  31. Anonymous8:30 AM

    I think Bern Sanders should jump in again. Green or Independent. So. As much as I want to continue supporting this election of the first "female" vs the first assclown for usa president. I cannot. Reading online records that both are involved in sex assault cases along with their friend, jeff Epstein and cult of enablers. The Lolita express and nm zorro ranch cannot be erased and should not be. Media should report more about who we vote for and their family dealings.

    1. Anonymous8:43 AM

      Hillary Clinton is NOT part of any sex assault case. Liar!

    2. Anonymous11:35 AM

      Trump allegedly raped a 13 year old girl 21 years ago. Nobody knows about it because it has not been discussed in polite society. Swept under the rug like any other unsavory thing The Donald has done; par for the course. IOKIYATD

    3. Anonymous1:12 PM

      It pisses me off that someone within the media/press isn't covering the rape story which would reflect Donald Trump's sexual sickness obvious today.

      The media/press 'built Donald Trump' and now look at the mess they are in, as well as country, should he be elected POTUS.

      Seriously doubt he will win the race, but it won't be due to the media/press and Republican party not trying their level best to get him there. All of them sold their souls to the devil! Remember those politicians when they come up for reelection that tried to fool the American voters into voting for Trump! And, pay attention to the newspapers that supported him constantly!

      The Alaska Dispatch News headlined Donald Trump in their newspaper a couple of days ago - all over the front page. And, I noticed that Hillary Clinton and her VP pick received zero front page caption today. But, they did allow a small article with a small photo of Tim Kaine (non of Hillary, of course!) on the bottom, right side of the front page!

      I'm cancelling my subscription to the paper today! I'm done! Will get all my news from the Internet and 6 o'clock news as to Alaska coverage from Channel 11.

      Screw cable TV (who are STILL covering Trump - day and night - even over items of importance!) as well as the leaders in the Republican party that have promoted and supported the fraud and bully, Trump! They do not deserve being reelected should they want to keep their particular seats!

  32. Anonymous8:33 AM

    Bernie and Johnson should run on green or independent ticket. Trump and Clinton have way too much baggage to elect either of them. Sanders/Johnson 2017

    1. Anonymous8:42 AM

      Fictional ticket. Also, Bernie will vote for Hillary. Did you miss that? Then be sure to watch on Monday night.

    2. Anonymous9:08 AM

      Bernie never released his taxes, so he can't run. Oh, wait! Neither did Trump!

    3. Anonymous11:12 AM

      Pretty worried eh 8:33?


    4. Anonymous11:20 AM

      Jane has had a month now to work on the taxes so they will be ready for release on August 15th as promised by the tax extension.

    5. Anonymous2:06 PM

      There is no requirement to release taxes 9:08, did you not know that?

  33. Anonymous8:45 AM

    OT TRUTH and History: ""The one thing that is KNOWABLE is that the end of racism has to free us all or it will free no one.""
    "Stealing Black lives at gunpoint is the most visible and violent evidence of history repeating in the present. To be Black in America is to be evidence of a theft. "
    "To be Black in America is to know white supremacy is a culture of theft."
    Twelve million Africans were sold across the Americas.
    "In America, they were slave patrols, searching forests for runaways. Championed as heroes in their time, they killed with a clear conscience, because they saw us as SEMIhumans who would wreck civilization if let loose. Blinded by whiteness, they were caught in a vast cultural superstructure that rose from the economic base of slavery. It gave them racial privileges in lieu of class ones; it taught them a visual vocabulary of darkies, Uncle Toms, niggers, mammies, jezebels and brutes.' NOW "THUGS. "And today, when Black and Latino youth want to walk freely, they are stopped and frisked by police." NOW MURDERED. BLM!
    "The old racial line between “Black” and “white” has been redrawn as the line between criminal and citizen.""The cops not only steal the lives of our children; they steal the lives of everyone who loved them. "

    "FBI Director James Comey told reporters, “It’s ridiculous I can’t tell you how many people were shot by police in this country, last week, last year, the last decade.”
    "since 2011, roughly 200,000 people have been stopped, and nearly 90 percent of the frisks were, again, of young people of color. Imagine living your adolescence in terror of being picked up, hassled, groped and bullied by men who can kill you."this is condoned because the police are not creating racism but reflecting it." " In major cities, only 60 percent of Black males graduate high school. Stranded in the streets, those boys are profiled as older, as a threat, as possibly carrying a weapon. When cops bully them, scare them, fuck with them, it’s because our children aren’t seen as part of the future. Our children are disposable." " How many millions upon millions?"

    "The one thing that is KNOWABLE is that the end of racism has to free us all or it will free no one."

  34. Chenagrrl9:51 AM

    The Trumpagus spoke to my empty chair. I went to bed before Ivanka read her speech. Truly scary to see dear hearts and gentle people ranting hate and foaming at the mouths.

  35. In fact, this was the only Republican convention I ever watched every night of, principally because I wanted to be able to follow along the next day at Immoral Minority and wonkette.

    As for the ratings, it's probably too early to throw blame on Mike Pence, but Donald's yes-men will find somebody to point a finger at and assure their master that he's still without flaw.

    1. Anonymous12:35 PM

      Mike Pence really screwed up agreeing to be Donald's companion. It will ruin his political career because Don the Con is going to lose to the wonderful Hillary Clinton team!

      Hope Trump agreed to pay him well because Pence surely sold his soul!

    2. Anonymous8:48 PM

      Pence's soul belongs to the Koch brothers. Donald is NOT subletting it.

      Oligarchs and wannabes coalesce around power and greed. Profits over people. Period.


  36. Anonymous10:12 AM

    Wow. I like tim kaine speech today. Great pick. Clinton/Kaine 2017-2020.
    Mr rump scientologist and his uneducated cult must quit this election. Too much lawsuits, scandal and baggage.

  37. Anonymous10:17 AM

    Yes I noticed and heard mr rump when he said that he knows how "things" work. And then his evil devil smile.

  38. Anonymous10:45 AM

    I know, I just got back from a mini vacation, and America was just fine. Bill Maher said Donald and his cohorts were the fifty's guys. You know a time when white men ruled and people of color were nowhere to be found on the American scene. Then the sixties happened to disrupt that Utopian dream of America. That's what Donald means when he says "Make America Great again". The two Americas. The fifty's one, and the now one. I wonder what he wants to do with us, the people of color, once he gets elected. We don't fit into his world. Worrisome. For me, it's survival. It's Hilary or Bust.

  39. Anonymous10:46 AM

    Business is good and Ivanka Trump knows how to get her money's worth from blue collar billionaire's presidential convention.

    While introducing her father, Ivanka Trump captivated the Republican convention with her powerful speech.
    But her words weren't the only part of her performance in Cleveland that caught the attention of the huge audience.
    Her radiant pink dress also got a thumps up, giving the billionaire's eldest daughter a chance to market her own fashion label.
    The next morning, she tweeted a link promoting the $139 garment that is from her own line.

  40. Anonymous11:03 AM

    On the fourth day of the Republican National Convention, Ivanka Trump wore Ivanka Trump.

    "Ivanka Trump Sleeveless Studded Sheath Dress"

    Trump’s convention speech doubled down on her personal and professional brand, insisting that her dad would be a champion of “equal pay for equal work” and of making the American workplace a supportive space for moms. So the innocuous-looking, soft-pink dress is essentially screaming, “HE’S NOT SO BAD ABOUT THE WOMAN THING, PROMISE. Also, BUSINESS.”

    Ivanka Trump hawks her Ivanka Trump RNC dress on Twitter

    The dress, the Ivanka Trump sleeveless studded sheath dress, is sold at Macy's, along with much of the rest of Trump's clothing and accessories line.
    Unfortunately, the dress is not currently available on the site. Also unfortunately, Donald Trump has in the past called for a boycott of Macy's over the chain's views on immigration and border control.

    The product details for the dress on the Macy's website say that the dress is "imported." From where, it's unclear.

    1. Anonymous12:08 PM

      Check out the ivanka shoe reviews at Nordstrom. Lol they sound like paid reviews. No way is a plastic-lined stiletto "comfortable." Nordstrom is being conned too.

      Besides, the made-in-China ivanka shoe designs were stolen.

  41. Anonymous11:09 AM

    Trump = Loooooser. Trumpy is a loser, loser, loser!

  42. Anonymous11:11 AM

    Donald Trump Promises Not To Lie, Right Before Lying A Bunch Of Times

  43. Anonymous12:27 PM

    I keep expecting Don the Con to give everyone the finger and to yell 'fuck you'! Wouldn't put it past him in the near days!

  44. Anonymous2:56 PM

    Trump needs to pack up his dumpster of foreign made crap and go home. I as well couldn't make it 5 minutes watching this orange Bewigged Bozo the clown. The facial contortions, empty threats and theatrics were simply over the top and sickening. GOP/RIP Good grief and good riddance.

  45. Anita Winecooler5:27 PM

    I can't stop laughing, my husband calls him "Fred Flintstone in a suit" Then you put THAT photo up, and let's just say, there's popcorn everywhere. Yabba Dabba Dooo!!!!!!!!


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