“GOP Says Vote Trump… or Get a Marxist Hellscape” … what's behind the orange curtain
50 Texans drank bleach last month as apparently Joe Biden threatens to be Castro reborn, or so the GOP believes. Senator Tim Scott says there’s a threat of a “socialist utopia” which is fairly frightening compared to the historical revisionism of last night. Tonight features more of the same.
Republicans during the first night of the RNC showered Trump with praise for being the solution to every problem.
They just couldn’t seem to figure out why, exactly, he was so great.https://t.co/UQr4AHEIgW
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 25, 2020
On Night 1 of the 2020 Republican National Convention, acolyte after high-profile acolyte lined up to lavish praise on President Donald Trump for standing tall between the American people and a Marxist, politically correct hellscape.
They just couldn’t seem to figure out why, exactly, he was so great.
Trump was alternately touted as a true champion of the Black community—but also as the only person standing in the way of the death of the “suburbs” at the hands of “low-quality apartments” and radical Marxist mobs. He was cast as a visionary leader who has made and kept his promises of law and order and economic growth, all while video of U.S. cities on fire unspooled throughout the night. And Trump’s work combating COVID-19 was described as a Herculean effort to save the country—a message that all but ignored the 175,000-plus who had died and was delivered from an empty auditorium in the capital of a pandemic-stricken nation.
These contradictions have always been at the heart of Trump’s effort to secure a second term in the White House. But the Republican Party’s showcase on Monday laid them bare in full—and revealed an apparent campaign strategy of just throwing it all at the wall and seeing what sticks, so long as Trump is cast in a positive light.
In his speech accepting the Democratic nomination last week, Biden warned of “four historic crises” facing the nation: “The worst pandemic in over 100 years. The worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. The most compelling call for racial justice since the 60’s. And the undeniable realities and accelerating threats of climate change, ” he said.
The GOP convention kicked off their convention on Monday as the country happened to be dealing with all four on the same day: rising COVID infections; a police shooting of an unarmed Black man in Wisconsin that sparked fresh civil unrest; a worsening economy; and historic wildfires in California.
It was notable that the GOP convention hailed Trump as "the defender of Western civilization."
I went back and checked, and yep: Stephen Miller used this same language to justify Trump's race-baiting attacks on the four nonwhite lawmakers in "the Squad":https://t.co/ch2RuGmNEM pic.twitter.com/Mly3T103q9
— Greg Sargent (@ThePlumLineGS) August 25, 2020
Perhaps a special Russian guest (Medvedev?)
⚠ Russian Government VIP jet to the USA
Moscow VKO > Washington IAD
🇷🇺 Russian Government
IL96 RA96023 RSD097 pic.twitter.com/aT82L55mlK
— 🇬🇧🇺🇦 CivMilAir ✈ (@CivMilAir) August 24, 2020
Trump said the same thing about the RNC on Sunday — then he opened the proceedings the next day by threatening to shred the Constitution by serving three or more terms https://t.co/X7LjW6d3Hj
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 25, 2020
Here's the official program for tonight's RNC night 2. The final two speakers are Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, speaking from Jerusalem, and First Lady Melania Trump. pic.twitter.com/50coLb8FaQ
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 25, 2020
Brand new mail-sorting machine at Grand Junction, Colorado USPS annex thrown in dumpster https://t.co/eHZAhJlXSV
— Jon Cooper (@joncoopertweets) August 25, 2020
Corporate Democrats vs the Left https://t.co/4T1gNFNrC3
— Ryan Knight ☭🕊 (@ProudSocialist) August 25, 2020
NEW Battleground Suburbs (MI, PA, WI, AZ, NC) Poll:
Biden 55% (+16)
@ThirdWayTweet/@davidbinder, LV, 7/22-26https://t.co/b95uqqvdqD
— Political Polls (@Politics_Polls) August 21, 2020
Almost 50 North Texans Drank Bleach This Month, Poison Center Warns ‘Stop, It Won’t Cure COVID’ – CBS Dallas / Fort Worth https://t.co/jPs8TuDM87
— JJ MacNab (@jjmacnab) August 25, 2020
The scene in Chicago airport days after Trump announced his travel ban…
People rushed to get back home before the ban took effect. Clearly the Trump admin didn't do any preparation to safely handle the rush of people, allowing the virus to spread further.#TrumpKills pic.twitter.com/yNPVU3RSvP
— Stacy Martin (@MrStacyMartin) August 25, 2020
Let's get 5,000 retweets on this as quickly as possibly to expose Trump's failure to protect seniors #TrumpKills pic.twitter.com/Ap6U0EKGQG
— MeidasTouch (@MeidasTouch) August 25, 2020