Democratic National Convention liveblog Day 3 – “Build Back Better” is disaster risk reduction

Putting another one up in case folks want to comment as we watch history together, I will include liveblog comments below as we proceed.

PBO excerpt

So attacking John Kasich’s message involves a Goodyear boycott by the MAGAs

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump wanted to sell Puerto Rico or swap it for Greenland because he viewed the territory as dirty and poor, a former senior administration official said Wednesday.

Miles Taylor, who was chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, said Trump expressed those views as the government undertook support operations after two massive hurricanes ravaged the Caribbean island in 2017.

Taylor told MSNBC that just before one 2018 trip by officials, Trump, who had regularly talked about acquiring Greenland from Denmark, seriously suggested he could trade away Puerto Rico.

“He told us, not only did he want to purchase Greenland, he actually said he wanted to see if we could sell Puerto Rico, could we swap Puerto Rico for Greenland, because in his words, Puerto Rico was dirty and the people were poor,” Taylor said.…

It begins.

Nice to know Bennie Thompson convention chair was a member of SNCC.

Tony Evers, Wisconsin Governor does the welcome

Opens with piece featuring the former GOP testimonies

Pledge of Allegiance

Kamala Harris talks about voting (text VOTE 30330)

Kerry Washington is the moderator this evening

Media piece on gun violence including Gabby Giffords

Climate Crisis media piece

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM)

Billie Eilish

Strong media piece on immigration especially Trump deportations

Prince Royce

HRC reminds us of the debacle of 2016 especially the $400B billionaires got during the pandemic. Reminds of us that Trump can still win the Electoral College, and of course the anniversary of the 19th Amendment.

Nancy Pelosi continues the theme of social change., as Mike Pompeo, who wants to be POTUS in 2024 tweets:

Hilda Solis, former Sec Labor

connecting the pandemic to small business discussion including farmers “Trump has no clue”

Elizabeth Warren on the economy includes her stump speech issues

PBO awarding Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom, by comparison remind ourselves that Trump gave this to Rush Limbaugh.

“Donald Trump hasn’t grown into the job because he can’t.”


Obama is kicking Trump’s ass.

Barack Obama: “I did hope, for the sake of our country, that Donald Trump might show some interest in taking the job seriously; that he might come to feel the weight of the office and discover some reverence for the democracy that had been placed in his care. But he never did.”

“For close to four years now, he has shown no interest in putting in the work, no interest in finding common ground, no interest in using the awesome power of his office to help anyone besides himself or his friends. No interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves.””

Tough act to follow.

Nice intro piece for Kamala Harris

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