DRIVEN BY FEAR: Trump Has Himself Sealed in the Fox News Bunker

With the most extraordinary, socially distanced, Democratic National Convention in the history books, the American people and the media await Donald Trump's response. Joe Biden was given high marks for his acceptance speech that displayed equal parts experience, empathy, and the cool-headed demeanor of a leader intent on uniting a fractured nation. Nobody expects Trump…

Hillary Clinton's DNC Speech Endorsing Joe Biden & Kamala Harris Full Transcript

Received this e-mail from former First Lady, U.S. Senator, Secretary of State and presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton: x I wish Donald Trump knew how to be a president, because America needs a president right now. Let's save our country, and our democracy, by electing @JoeBiden. My full speech from last night's @DemConvention: pic.twitter.com/pnH0B6kL95— Hillary Clinton…

always slay it – a Biden speech for our times

An excellent speech pairing small details like “muzzle” with “mask”, carrying throughout the imagery of light and dark, and tight in length. It was well crafted and well-delivered. The peroration built on a poem and was a perfect match in tone and cadence to Biden’s regular speeches, complete with reproducible soundbites for stump speeches. x Donald…

Democratic National Convention liveblogging Day 2, (“It's Shark Week, …”)

Putting this up for the second day in case folks want to share comments in real time. I will update as necessary. x YouTube Video x YouTube Video x Gov. Whitmer (D-MI) jokes before going live: “It's not just Shark Week … it's Shark Week *mouths expletive*” pic.twitter.com/KSndbTvLZi— The Recount (@therecount) August 18, 2020 Trump campaign…

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I. VT) DNC Speech Endorsing Joe Biden Full Transcript

Received this e-mail today from former presidential candidate, U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I. VT): x YouTube Video Below is Bernie's speech from last night's Democratic National Convention. Our great nation is now living in an unprecedented moment. We are facing the worst public health crisis in 100 years and the worst economic collapse since the…

Democratic National Convention liveblogging Day 1

Running a live blog for entire convention just in case. I will interject occasional things below as the evening proceeds x YouTube Video x YouTube Video x Using @FiveThirtyEight's terrific estimates of polling averages for historic contests, looked at where Biden stands coming into the convention. Upshot: in better shape than any Democrat since at…

Desperately DUMB Trump Embraces 'Fake News' CNN Poll in Which He's Losing

On the first day of the Democratic National Convention, Donald Trump has embarked on his “Narcissistic DNC Disruption Tour“ in order to satisfy his relentless compulsion to always be the center of attention. Unfortunately for Trump, the more attention he gets, the more people are disgusted by him and his infantile, dishonest, and hostile antics….

Platform objections at the DNC, because delegates are serious about their candidate

A twitter pie-fight is currently simmering but it’s unclear whether people/bots are doing it for the lulz. It appears that Bernie delegates will still vote to represent their constituents, because there are policy positions at stake. In the case of Cori Bush, there’s likely some supporters of the defeated Lacy Clay stirring something up on Twitter, considering…

coat tails – can Sanders calm 'down-ballot jitters' in 2020

Republicans up and down the ballot are already casting their Democratic rivals as socialist puppets who would remake the economy in Sanders’ collectivist vision. The play is straightforward: President Donald Trump has repelled college-educated suburban voters since he took office; Republicans want to win them back by arguing the alternative is worse. What is the…

MSNBC Political “Analyst” Beth Fouhy Is Full of Excrement.

When asked about the legitimate criticism directed toward the DNC debate rule change that will now allow Michael Bloomberg to grace us with his divine presence on a debate stage, MSNBC political analyst Beth Fouhy thought the DNC made the correct decision.  Her argument is that Bloomberg is being allowed to float about the other…

Enough is enough!

A subtle hint for the newest entry into the 2020 Democratic primaries, billionaire Tom Steyer. Go Home! And while you’re at it, take that loopy Oracle of Delphi, Marianne Williamson with you. We’re trying to conduct some serious business here. So Tom Steyer wants to be the next President of the United states, and he’s willing…

Now THAT'S how you debate!

There’s nothing worse than a blockbuster upcoming movie that spends three months showing nonstop “teaser” ads touting the flick, and then you plunk down $12 only to realize that all of the exciting parts in the teaser ads were the best parts of the whole damn movie itself. Last night was put-up-or-shut-up time for the…