The Make America Great or the Nightmare Trump? Who Won?
There is substantive case to be made against the nomination of Hillary Clinton and an equally substantive case for her general election candidacy.
Those who voted for Trump might recall that Hillary promised people in Kentucky that she would put coal miners out of business, AND replace it with green jobs. Kentuckians were offended by Hillary’s vision of a new economy for Kentucky. I wonder how that is working out for Mitch McConnell’s and Donald Trump’s supporters in Kentucky?
What could be more Republican than appearing on the biggest Russian-controlled propaganda network to denigrate America's democracy, its free press and provide cover and support for Russian attempts to sabotage and manipulate America's election process? A lot...if you're not Donald Trump.
I spent most of yesterday trying to intellectualise the outcome, but it comes down to three things, racism, sexism and privilege.
In 2007 I was initially all in for Hillary but ended up going with Barack Obama. Hillary's record, policies and style did not wear well with me. Will 2015 be different?
"I think he did himself a lot of good last night when he was sleeping, no gaffes, projecting an image of being relaxed and peaceful, we'll see a turn around in the polls if he keeps sleeping like this," boasted New Jersey Governor, Chris Christie.
Now, when Trump has pretty much assured his loss in November, Republicans exhibit their self-flattering dishonesty, beating their chests and fanning their brows, claiming that because Trump is a near-certain loser...er...says offensive things about women, they can't support him.
Both Clinton and Biden have since, apologized for their votes for H.J. Res. 114 because they did not think at the time that President Bush would use it as an excuse to invade Iraq. The irony is that now the vote is being used against President Obama's vice president in the same manner he used it against his 2008 primary opponent.
Today the DNC convention begins and from the advance word, we're in store for less schizophrenia and more rational speeches about reality (one of the top banned substances at the RNC).