Trump’s marathon address clocked in at nearly 76 minutes, eclipsing Bill Clinton’s 64-minute acceptance speech in 1996, according to an analysis by C-SPAN
The party I was part of is dead. - Meghan McCain
The World Is A Safer Place Without Saddam
- Multiple deaths and dozens of injuries reported in mass shooting at German mall
- French state of emergency a threat to human rights: NGO
- HRW urges Syria regime to let aid into besieged Aleppo
- Syrian opposition turns to Pokemon to win support
Trump is wrong. The real cause of instability in the Middle East was the Bush-Cheney invasion of Iraq. By the way, where is President Bush? - Bernie Sanders
Flashback To 2008
BREAKING: Donald Trump promises to make America great again, impose law and order, and achieve world peace merely by shouting for 100 days.- Tea Party Cat
- Trump paints Clinton legacy as ‘death, destruction’ in RNC nomination speech
- Paul Manafort rejects criticism of Trump's RNC speech, saying it was "profoundly optimistic"
- Trump Fact Check: No, Crime Is Not Getting Worse In The United States
- Trump camp: Women will vote for Trump because their husbands can't afford the bills
Trump Succeeds in Delivering Speech No One Will Want to Plagiarize. - Andy Borowitz
Senator David Duke?
Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke announced Friday on his website that he plans to run for U.S. Senate in Louisiana..."I'm overjoyed to see Donald Trump and most Americans embrace most of the issues that I've championed for years. My slogan remains America first."
Donald Trump will make America safe again with his running mate, who oversaw one of the biggest outbreaks of HIV in recent American history. - Will McAvoy
Trump vows to protect LGBTQ citizens from his own party platform & lunatic homophobic VP who tried to make discrimination legal. Bigly. - John Fugelsang
It's not that Trump is going to turn America into Mad Max Fury Road; it's that Trump seems to think we're already like that.- John Fugelsang
Yesterday we learned at last exactly how Donald Trump plans to make America great again.
It does not involve building a wall, deporting 11 million undocumented immigrants, or preventing Muslims from entering the country. We won’t have to repeal Obamacare or renegotiate trade deals. Nor will we have to take out ISIS in a matter of weeks or let smaller countries develop their own nuclear arsenals.
Thankfully, it does not involve paying off the national debt in eight years by requiring debt holders to “take a haircut,” thus causing the rest of the world to question the validity of the “full faith and credit of the United States.”
No, in Trump’s self-absorbed mind, the mere fact that he occupies the Oval Office is what will make America great again. It’s really just as simple as that.
The New York Times reports that several weeks ago Donald Trump approached a senior advisor to Gov. John Kasich (R-OH) with an offer: if he joined the Trump ticket, Kasich would become the most powerful vice-president in history. As Trump’s vice-president, Kasich would assume full responsibility for domestic and foreign policy.
Then what exactly would President Trump do?
Trump Jr.: “Make America Great Again.”
So that’s it. President Trump, by his very presence, by his mere continued existence, is what would make America great again.
He wouldn’t have to formulate policy. Policy is for losers anyway, which Kasich was in the GOP primaries. He wouldn’t have to do actual work; worker bees do that stuff. He wouldn’t have to make decisions but he would reserve the right to second-guess Kasich’s decisions.
His one marching order to the vice-president and Cabinet secretaries would be, “Don’t make me look bad.”
In Trump’s self-centered world, he would sit as Chairman of the Board – the “Mr. Outside” – to Vice President Kasich’s CEO/COO – “Mr. Inside.” Kasich would do all the work and, if things went right, Trump would take the credit. Of course, if things went wrong – as they seem always to do with Republicans – then Kasich would shoulder the blame alone.
All this only confirms what has been apparent to many of us from the start: Trump has no interest in being president.
He wants to win the presidency, of course; he wants to win big.
He wants to be called President Trump, “Mister President,” for the rest of his life.
But he knows that a few days into his term he would get bored with the whole thing – the meetings, the briefing papers, all the reading, the accountability; the pressure of actual crises, domestic unrest, and world events he can’t control.
Then he would be stuck in a job he doesn’t want, secure only in the knowledge that within three years he will face a reelection challenge from that insufferable douchebag Ted Cruz.
So the Kasich offer is simply Trump’s attempt to have it both ways.
Kasich, wisely, rejected the offer.
Trump now says he never made any such offer to Kasich, which is true: his son made the offer. And he made it to a Kasich advisor, not to Kasich himself.
All this is classic Trump. Trump takes the credit, garners the glory, or scoops up the money; while others bear the burdens, do the work his machinations have made impossible, pay the costs, and suffer the losses.
Now Trump faces a dilemma: he doesn’t want to stay but he can’t go either. Short of dying on the campaign trail and leaving Pence to head the ticket, what can he do?
He can lose. And the present state of his campaign management and fundraising operation suggests he intends to lose.
But in Trump’s mind, that’s won’t make him a loser. If he intends to lose and succeeds, then he will be a winner. The losers will be the people who failed to get him elected.
Thus, Chairman Trump succeeds either way. It’s classic Trump.
~ Rick Wise
Cotton Doesn't' Cotton To Hillary
Arkansas people have "warm feelings" toward Bill Clinton, but don't feel the same about his wife, according to Sen. Tom Cotton.
Rock The Voter News
- Obama: Trump's Claims About Rising Crime Rates Don't 'Jive With The Facts'
- Bernie Sanders rips Trump’s speech: ‘Is this guy running for president or dictator?’
- Trump gave Bernie Sanders a shoutout in his RNC speech and Sanders was not amused
Voters Afraid To Vote In A Mosque. Really.
A Muslim advocacy group in Florida says it may take legal action over the removal of an Islamic center as a polling place for the presidential election in November.
The last time a deranged billionaire promised to end all crime it involved a bat suit.- John Fugelsang
“Mexico is our third-largest trading partner. We sell more to Mexico than we do to China, India and Russia combined." - President Barack Obama
- Crude Oil 44.24
- America's biggest oil boom came under Obama
- Conservatives freak out online when Ivanka promises Trump will promote equal pay
- Cleveland businesses say GOP convention failed to deliver financial boost
Trump plans to trim taxes by 10% and our Constitution by 100%. - Tea Pain
GOP Convention Ratings Low
Donald Trump's 75-minute acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention attracted roughly 30 million television viewers on major U.S. cable and broadcast networks, according to early ratings data that suggested the audience will not break convention records.
Somehow I feel like the best way to get over the RNC & 4 days of listening to white people yelling isn't a week-long vacation with my family. - OhNoSheTwitnt