Biden's speech trounces Trump's in overnight TV ratings

Donald Trump “profoundly” accepted the Republican presidential nomination last night. Of course, he meant “proudly,” but hey — reading is not fundamental to him. I stopped watching after a few minutes, honestly. Did he ever vary his pitch? He seemed pretty low-energy. Good thing hardly anyone was watching. RawStory: President Donald Trump pulled out all…

NBA coach on GOP: 'They're spewing this fear … We’re the ones getting shot'

During a postgame press conference yesterday, Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers had a powerfully emotional reaction to the recent shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Against the backdrop of the Republican National Convention — which has included a litany of white grievances and a fusillade of racial scaremongering — Rivers, who played for more…

Republicans just love saying the quiet part out loud

You might think the really crazy tweet in this thread is the first one — in which an Alabama representative says his state is great because no one bows and scrapes before our ocher overlord as consistently and abjectly as his fellow ’Bamans. But you’d be wrong. Second tweet, if you please. x The RNC is…

Trump's decision to move, then cancel, RNC will cost Republican donors dearly

It’s Schaden-Friday, which means my butler is wearing a Barry Goldwater mask and sponge-bathing me with briny Republican tears. (It’s an odd kink, I admit.) Soooooo … lookee-here ding-dong. (I might be just a tiny bit high.) NBC News: President Donald Trump’s whipsaw decisions to first move the Republican National Convention’s in-person main events, then to cancel…

Moscow Mitch suggests he may bail on Republican National Convention

Ooooh, Grampa Rage Diapers is not gonna like this one bit. Earlier today, Moscow Mitch — and, yes, he is still and forever Moscow Mitch — was asked whether he’s planning on attending the Republican National Convention in Florida next month in light of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. x Senator Mitch McConnell,…

GOP expecting 50,000 bipedal disease vectors at August convention

Seeding 50,000 enthusiastic Republican voters with coronavirus and then sending them home to their Republican friends and loved ones sounds like a diabolical Democratic plan, but no. It’s the current roadmap for a Donald Trump 2020 reelection victory. These folks have already abandonded their dignity and their country to worship at the cloven hooves of…

Rules are for Fools: CAN the GOP Dump Trump?

So, one of the questions that is on a lot of people’s mind lately is whether there’s any way that the Republican Party could somehow divest themselves of Trump at the self-declaredly Trump-themed convention in Cleveland. Well, the short answer is yes, they can. That’s the opinion of Curly Hoagland, who is in fact a…