Trump Shrug

The Republican Convention climaxes tonight with Donald Trump’s acceptance speech…well, maybe “collapses” is more appropriate than “climaxes”.

As the Mainstream Media has telegraphed, they are anxious to pat him on the back and proclaim him a success as long as he half-way competently reads a speech from a teleprompter that’s written by professional speechwriters.

Now that’s setting the bar high and showing how discerning and serious our media actually is…and the profit from trying to help stage a close race has absolutely nothing to do with that if course.

That aside, Trump will speak tonight, coached by professional Republican speech doctor, Phil Davison:

Will Trump touch all the racist bases (as seen in The KKK World Series), assure Russia they can invade wherever they want as long as Putin compliments his hair, support a constitutional amendment that requires all American women to wear low cut blouses and miniskirts or declare that we are in the midst of Armageddon with the Zombie Apocalypse coming and only he can save us and make us all billionaires? Only time will tell!

Please feel free to post your comments and thoughts about any aspect of the convention or your POV on Trump’s collection of insults, lies and rounds of Three Card Monte…er…his acceptance speech.

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gyp46
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while I found it impossible to listen to this fool for more than a minute or two at a time, the short time I did listen all I heard was NOTHING. No policy, no reasonable attempts to help America, just rants about himself and how he will accomplish all in the first 100 hours or so. This man has no idea how our government works, he supposes he will magically appear and all manner of ills will just vanish in fear before his grandiose mutterings. Our country deserves so much better than an idiot like Trump, hope the republicans are proud of their choice cause the rest of us are not!!

James Michael Brodie
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This is what White privilege and White entitlement look like in the United States. No one who is not White and male could do any of what this man has done, said any of what this man has said, and be taken seriously to run the US government.

Anyone think Obama would have survived failed businesses, lawsuits alleging racial discrimination, three marriages, a wife who posed nude who he started dated while married to another wife, vitriolic (to be kind) rhetoric…?

My hope is that his defeat is staggering to the point that it forces the Racist Right to either learn to get along with others or at least to slink back under their rocks.

Nirek
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Brodie, I feel the same! Trump is wrong for America and the world. His hate and other “Christian values” are just the opposite of what America is about.
Peace

kesmarn
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Michael, I was appalled to see that David Duke brazenly announced today that he was running for the Senate. Even a few years ago, I don’t think this would have been considered a move that would have had the most remote chance of succeeding. Now — thanks to Trump’s tacitly giving the green light to hateful rhetoric — people like Duke feel emboldened. This is not good.

Like you, I hope the electorate sends a message to The Donald in November. “Build a wall around yourself, Mr. Trump.”

KillgoreTrout
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Me too James. I don’t want Hillary to just win, I want her to win in the biggest landslide in American political history. The republicans need to be shamed as much as possible.
They need to start realizing that as long as they keep trying to drag this country back to the 1950s, they’re going to keep losing elections.
We need really strong turnout in the mid-term elections as well.

KillgoreTrout
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It wasn’t that long ago folks, in the scope of human history.

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Kalima
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Kalima
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The international press gives their opinion, starting with The Guardian.

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‘I was looking at the next president of the United States’: writers’ verdicts on Trump’s speech

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/jul/22/analysis-donald-trump-republican-convention-speech

pinkpantheroz
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Kalima
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After tonight and the truly senseless speech from the “emperor with no clothes”, RIP GOP.

Funeral March (Chopin

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rEX1dYyvmig

pinkpantheroz
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An hour of hate-filled, spiteful sound bites The USA is going full rogue on the rest of the world and retiring behind its Yuuge Wall. The rest of you bastards can bugger off. Rather like a Gilbert & Sullivan manic comic opera – full of words and music but signifying NOTHING!

If there were a Golden Opportunity to highlight Drumpf’s sociopathy, this was it. Now, the Democrats need to come back calmly, coherently and devastatingly to destroy this asshole’s credibility and grasp on day to day realities.

MurphTheSurf3
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Here’s A Message I Got from the Daily Kos…..it captured my feelings/thoughts very well. I am sickened and angry. It is far worse than I thought it was going to be.

I AM DONE WITH THIS CRAP…..The Republican National Convention is only half over, but I’m done. I’m done with the blatant, unapologetic racism, sexism and homophobia. I’m done with pretending that this is a normal party convention, when there is nothing at all normal about a reality star running an openly authoritarian campaign for the presidency.

We need to beat these people—and not just Trump. We need to beat each and every one of these Republicans propping up this vile, extremist campaign.

I have turned off the convention. I will read about it but I am done watching it. I am done with the speakers. I am done with the audiences. I am done with the color commentary. I am done with the analysis (or rather the efforts to pretend that what is being sends requires analysis).
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written yesterday….tuned in tonight to watch Trump, the Prince of Lies, pander to his audience and fabricate history …. the entire speech was leaked to a Clinton SuperPac (the first to get it)- they could not even protect that document….another example, in a week of examples of incompetence run amuck.

kesmarn
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You’re not missing anything by not watching the speech, Murph. Basically his stump speech boiled down — with extra hate-sauce added.