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  • Does anyone know why the Dems get their convention after the RNC? VANITY question

    07/28/2016 4:54:45 AM PDT · by kyperman · 23 replies
    I was wondering if the DNC always has their convention after the RNC. It seems to me that they should alternate, maybe they do, but I dont recall. If they do always have it after the RNC, that seems unfair, people always remember the last convention more than the first, plus then the speakers at the DNC can respond to what the RNC speakers said. Everyone wants the last word, why should they get it all the time.
  • The Hill: Dems Stunned At Trump's RNC "Bounce"

    07/26/2016 11:46:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 57 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 26, 2016 | Breitbart News
    Alexander Bolton writes in The Hill about the worry among Democrats over GOP nominee Donald Trump’s impressive post-convention poll bounce. Democrats are alarmed over a cluster of new polls showing Donald Trump enjoying a healthy bounce in support after the Cleveland convention.
  • Poll: No Post-Convention Bounce for Donald Trump

    07/26/2016 10:48:57 AM PDT · by MNDude · 57 replies
    Donald Trump received no significant bounce following the Republican National Convention, according to the latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll. Hillary Clinton still leads Trump by a single point: 46 percent to 45 percent. These numbers are unchanged from last week. The Trump-Mike Pence ticket saw a modest boost in favorability among Republicans. Independents — the true persuadable voters — were less than enthusiastic about what they saw or heard about the GOP convention, according to the weekly tracking poll, conducted online from July 18 through July 24 among 12,931 adults who say they are registered to vote
  • Democrats' Mentions of Trump on Pace to Exceed RNC References to Clinton (138 on day one)

    07/26/2016 8:31:25 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Jul 26, 2016, 12:35 AM ET | Adam Kelsey
    After watching Republicans invoke Hillary Clinton’s name almost 300 times in just four days last week at their convention, Democrats returned the favor on day one of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. The terms “Donald,” “Trump” or “Donald Trump” appeared in an ABC News transcript of the DNC 138 times unique times on Monday, including references to the Republican nominee as well as buildings, the university named for Trump and even the businessman’s line of steaks. Among notable speakers during the evening session of the convention, Trump was extremely popular. Major speakers such as New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker...
  • Hugh Hewitt: Winners and losers in Cleveland

    07/25/2016 6:56:41 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 24, 2016 | Hugh Hewitt
    ...Donald Trump came, saw and conquered. His children went four for four in terrific speeches with Ivanka almost stealing the night from her father. But it was the original Trump who milked his long Thursday night speech — purposeful and a ratings bonanza — to lay out his message in disciplined, audience-by-audience focused fashion... Five stars for all the Trumps...
  • (From June 18, 2016) "RNC to withhold campaign funds from Kasich after he broke GOP Trump pledge "

    07/25/2016 5:34:47 PM PDT · by mancini · 38 replies
    PRNTLY BLOG ^ | June 18, 2016 | Posted by Connor Balough
    Info at link.
  • Cruz’s favorable rating nosedives after Trump non-endorsement

    07/25/2016 10:24:13 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 64 replies
    HotAir ^ | July 25, 2016 | Allahpundit
    Ed mentioned this in passing in the last post but it deserves extra attention. How often do you see a guy’s favorable rating within his own party cut nearly in half in the span of two weeks? Cruz’s move, however, appears to have backfired. While 60% of Republican voters had a positive impression of the former presidential candidate before the convention, just 33% have one now.
  • Tiffany Trump - Like A Bird (Republican Dance Edition) [Video]

    07/25/2016 3:36:50 AM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Youtube ^ | 21 July 2016 | ComedyforProfit
    video caption: "Tiffany Trump performed her pop song "Like A Bird" at the 2016 Republican National Convention and it was met with enthusiasm by dancing Republicans."
  • Clinton calls out GOP for 'unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks' at the RNC and ...

    07/24/2016 11:47:09 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | July 24, 2016 | Anneta Konstantinides
    Complete Headline: Clinton calls out GOP for 'unfounded, inaccurate, mean-spirited attacks' at the RNC and says chants of 'Lock her up!' made her feel sad - in first televised interview with running mate Sen. Tim Kaine Clinton said the RNC convention only seemed to be about criticizing her Said there was no 'positive agenda' in the 'dark, divisive campaign' She also spoke of the 'Hillary Standard' and said she believed there was a concerted effort to ruin her reputation Clinton also said she refused to stoop to Trump's level and call him a nickname, but will discuss his 'inflammatory' comments...
  • What a Difference a Week Makes and the Unsung HERO of the RNC (vanity)

    07/24/2016 5:12:25 PM PDT · by BobL · 29 replies
    07/24/2016 | BobL (self)
    Just over a week ago, as the Rules Committee was meeting prior to the Republican National Convention, the last chance for the GOPe to stop Trump came and went. The goal of the NeverTrumpers was to get Trump off the ticket, and by any means. What happened next, with Trump gone, was of no concern to them, for they feared Trump more than they feared Hillary or any other Democrat. And that is nothing new - to them the Democrats are like opponents in football, they mean well, they're just on the other side (perhaps misguided a bit politically). They...
  • Aaron Klein interviews Diamond and Silk - July 20, 2016 [at RNC]

    07/24/2016 12:43:28 PM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 20 replies
    Breitbart/YouTube ^ | July 20, 2016 | Aaron Klein interview
    Diamond and Silk were interviewed behind the scenes at the Republican National Convention by Breitbart reporter Aaron Klein. When asked by Klein why they are supporting Trump instead of Hillary, who claims to be the candidate for women, they said, "We won't vote for a crook. We won't let a crook off the hook!" With their characteristically memorable style of commentary, the video stars also discussed Black Lives Matter, as well as their reasons for their wholehearted support of Donald Trump for President.
  • Woah – Robert Mercer Excoriates Ted Cruz For His Non Endorsement Convention Speech…

    07/24/2016 6:01:31 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 71 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 23, 2016 | Sundance
    Woah – Robert Mercer Excoriates Ted Cruz For His Non Endorsement Convention Speech… There were some who clung to the belief that Senator Ted Cruz could survive his belittling, too-cute-by-half, selfish convention speech. That group just lost a whole lot of members with this published story. Robert Mercer, the renegade, outlaw (non traditional) political billionaire who determines where all other outlaw political billionaires go with their view$, has just delivered a non recoverable smack down upon Senator Ted Cruz. Noted, of course, is the vessel (NYT) utilized by an angry Mercer – to deliver the message and drive home the...
  • It Was a 'Dark and Stormy Night' (for Cruz, the Media, and Hillary)

    07/24/2016 8:47:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 24, 2016 | Clarice Feldman
    Cruz’s “Conscience” Cruz played dog in the manger at the Republican convention. Someone should have whispered in his ear these words from Omar Khayyam: " “The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ, Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.” Some say his phrase “vote your conscience” was just a call to support the entire ticket. I don’t. I think the delegates who booed him had it right. As my friend JM Hanes observed: "Vote your conscience" is a veritable NeverTrump...
  • Rachel Maddow warns sensitive viewers to look away from anti-Hillary RNC merchandise

    07/23/2016 2:23:32 PM PDT · by PaulyPaul · 32 replies
    The Extract ^ | July 22, 2016
    Safe spaces and trigger warnings have taken the place of free expression on college campuses across the U.S., often following protests by leftist activists unwilling to listen to arguments that contradict their worldview. While such a cloistered existence does little to prepare young adults for the real world, this level of hypersensitivity is not confined to university life. Left-leaning figures in all walks of life have increasingly pushed for the suppression of controversial speech in the interest of protecting feelings. For MSNBC host Rachel Maddow, it was the selection of buttons available for sale at this week’s Republican National Convention...
  • Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention...

    07/23/2016 3:06:07 PM PDT · by blueyon · 14 replies
    the gateway pundt ^ | 7/23/16 | Kristinn Taylor
    "Video: Donald Trump Calls to Thank Cleveland Police Chief and Officers for Keeping RNC Convention Safe" Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams on Friday to thank him for keeping the Republican National Convention held this week in Cleveland safe. The call came as Williams was attending a media availability with bike patrol officers outside the Quicken Loans Arena where the convention was held. Williams put Trump on speaker so he could speak to the approximately fifty officers. The officers can be seen in video tightly surrounding the chief to hear Trump speak. Afterward, many of...
  • The Left in Fever Pitch After RNC

    07/23/2016 2:01:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    Plizette ^ | Updated 23 Jul 2016 at 10:47 AM | Laura Ingraham
    As for the notion that Reagan's rhetoric was purely positive and aspirational — here's a line from his speech at the 1980 convention: "Back in 1976, [Jimmy] Carter said, 'Trust me.' And a lot of people did. Now, many of those people are out of work. Many have seen their savings eaten away by inflation. Many others on fixed incomes, especially the elderly, have watched helplessly as the cruel tax of inflation wasted away their purchasing power. And, today, a great many who trusted Mr. Carter wonder if we can survive the Carter policies of national defense." One other point:...
  • It’s Official: Leftists Failed at Protesting GOP Convention

    07/23/2016 10:07:58 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 81 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 21 July 2016 | Brandon Darby
    Leftists promised rage at the 2016 Republican National Convention and failed to deliver. The anarchists and Black Lives Matter radicals tried their hardest and simply couldn’t get anyone to show up to participate in their efforts to attack Republicans and treat police officers badly. The attempt to turn the 2016 convention into a warzone–as their movement had done at the 2008 convention–simply failed. The Cleveland anarchists and radical leftists failed and simply sucked at organizing. This year’s fireworks from the “revolutionaries” proved their movement to be even more impotent than did their failures in 2012 at the Tampa convention. .......
  • CAUGHT ON VIDEO=> #NeverTrump Commies Push Elderly Veteran Off Ledge at RNC

    07/23/2016 12:41:08 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 62 replies
    GatewayPundit ^ | 07/23/2016 | Jim Hoft
    This was DISGUSTING!The RevCom Communists held several rallies at the RNC in Cleveland this past week. During one demonstration this #NeverTrump group pushed an elderly US veteran off a ledge. They wouldn’t let the man move on the on their platform and then pushed him off the ledge. AWFUL! Via Rebel Pundit [VIDEO].
  • How Many People Were Shot by Open Carriers at the RNC?

    07/23/2016 7:04:20 AM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | LIZ SHELD
    We were warned. Prior to the Republican National Convention, multiple mainstream media outlets warned about Ohio's dangerous gun laws that allow for the open carry of firearms. The head of the police union wanted Ohio Governor John Kasich to (unconstitutionally) suspend the state's gun laws. "We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from him. He could very easily do some kind of executive order or something -- I don't care if it's constitutional or not at this point," Stephen Loomis, president of Cleveland Police Patrolmen's Association, told CNN. "They can fight about it after the RNC...
  • Open Carry at the RNC: Exactly as Expected. No Problems

    07/23/2016 6:01:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 44 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 Juy, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Open carry in Cleveland Ohio at the Republican National Convention has been hyped by those that want to disarm the population.  A scam petition was created to open carry inside the convention floor.  It was run by a “progressive” to create problems for Second Amendment supporters.  It did not last for long or fool many. The Quicken Loans location is a private concern.Then the head of the Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association published a hysterical rant about how the Constitution need not apply.  He wanted the citizenry disarmed. From cnn.com:“We are sending a letter to Gov. Kasich requesting assistance from...
  • Warren lambastes Trump’s RNC speech: ‘Sounded like some two-bit dictator’

    07/22/2016 5:13:32 PM PDT · by Nachum · 65 replies
    yahoo ^ | 7/22/16 | Michael Walsh
    Democratic politicians swiftly condemned Donald Trump’s Republican nomination acceptance speech on Thursday at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland as peddling prejudice and paranoia without offering any real solutions to the problems facing the United States. Some of the Democratic Party’s most influential voices, including Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, excoriated the real estate tycoon’s vision for the country before the night came to a close. Warren, who has publicly feuded with Trump, called the four-day Republican National Convention “the nastiest, most divisive convention that we’ve seen in half a century” during an appearance on...
  • Did Open Carry law prevent Soros backed violence in Cleveland?

    07/22/2016 3:02:41 PM PDT · by detective · 82 replies
    At almost all other Trump events masked thugs attack Trump supporters and try to disrupt events. Leftist groups had threatened to block the streets and shut down the convention. There were demonstrations but almost no assaults. Do you think this is because demonstrators thought Trump supporters might be legally armed? Did the demonstrators not want to risk getting shot during one of their assaults?
  • A gay Silicon Valley billionaire just made GOP history at the RNC

    07/22/2016 1:50:09 PM PDT · by Lurking Libertarian · 60 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | Eric Bradner
    Peter Thiel encouraged the GOP to not get distracted by culture wars on stage Thursday night, saluting Donald Trump for not focusing on such things as he made history. The tech billionaire declared to the Republican National Convention that he is "proud to be gay," becoming the first speaker in the party's history to do so from the stage of the Republican National Convention. "Every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay," he said to applause, including from the Trump family. "I am proud to be a Republican, but most of all I am proud to...
  • Democratic PAC Files FEC Complaint Over Melania Trump's RNC Speech

    07/22/2016 1:20:20 PM PDT · by Yo-Yo · 39 replies
    NBC News ^ | Jul 21 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    CLEVELAND — A Democratic super PAC has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission charging that the Trump campaign broke federal election law by using his corporation to advance his presidential campaign. The complaint was filed after Meredith McIver took the blame for cribbing parts of Michelle Obama's 2008 convention speech for Melania Trump's speech at the Republican National Convention Monday night. The complaint, filed by a grassroots-based super PAC formed this spring called the Democratic Coalition Against Trump, says McIver's involvement in the speechwriting is a violation of campaign finance law because she has received no compensation from...
  • Breaking: Insta-Polling shows Trump had a Yuge Night

    07/22/2016 12:42:30 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 98 replies
    Truthfeed.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Amy Moreno
    Not even 24-hours after what many are calling the “greatest acceptance speech of all time,” Donald Trump is already receiving good news from voters. Yahoo News reports: INSTANT POLL: Trump’s speech was a hit with voters The majority of viewers who watched Donald Trump’s speech to the Republican National Convention on Thursday night said it made them more likely to vote for him in November, according to a CNN/ORC instant poll. The poll found that 56% of speech viewers were more likely to vote for the New York businessman after seeing him formally accept the Republican nomination. 32% of viewers...
  • Pence Saves Republican Party After Cruz Disaster

    07/22/2016 9:40:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 95 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Ted Cruz essentially gave a career-ending speech at the GOP convention on Wednesday night. Cruz's speech was a slap in the face to GOP nominee Donald Trump. "Vote your conscience" is a wonderful-sounding phrase. But we all know what he meant: Don't vote for Donald Trump. I was in the convention hall and the crowd's reaction was unbelievable. It started out as a few hands waving in the air and some booing, and then it just grew and grew throughout the entire convention hall. And then boom! It was absolute bedlam. I've been to most of the GOP conventions since...
  • While the RNC played out, the donkeys took over the Fox house

    07/22/2016 9:07:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 28 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, it’s Goodbye ’Fair and Balanced’, ‘Hello Progressive Propaganda.’ While most attention was on the captivating histrionics of the 2016 Republican National Convention, the progressives were taking over Fox News. ‘Ailes is out as Fox News head, Murdoch named acting chief’ (AP, July 21, 2016)
  • Trump Speech One for the Ages

    07/22/2016 8:58:25 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 24 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 07/22/16 | JIM O'Neill
    Time to strike off our chains! America is a nation of believers, dreamers, and strivers that is being led by a group of censors, critics, and cynics. Remember: all of the people telling you that you can’t have the country you want, are the same people telling you that I wouldn’t be standing here tonight. No longer can we rely on those elites in media, and politics, who will say anything to keep a rigged system in place.—Donald J. Trump, Republican nominee for president 7/21/16
  • Shattuck: What didn’t sink him has made him stronger

    07/22/2016 6:31:16 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 9 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07/22/16 | Tom Shattuck
    It’s not always sunny in Philadelphia. It won’t be Monday when Democrats gather in the rain to nominate Hillary Clinton. The Democratic National Convention was to be the last obligatory nicety for Team Clinton before an easy win at the polls Nov. 8. There was to be no doubt and little opposition. But Cleveland failed to kneecap Donald Trump, and in fact his campaign has emerged bigger, stronger and more energized.
  • Prouder, Stronger, Better

    07/22/2016 5:51:07 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-22-2016 | MOTUS
    Take heart, it may well be morning in America again.And I can assure you of one thing, with words like this: Together, we will lead our party back to the White House, and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity, and peace. We will be a country of generosity and warmth. But we will also be a country of law and order. The most important difference between our plan and that of our opponents, is that our plan will put America First. Americanism, not globalism, will be our credo.We are going to build a great border wall to...
  • Which Trump kid gave the best speech? Ivanka, Eric, Tiffany, or Don Jr?

    07/22/2016 12:10:39 AM PDT · by jackal7163 · 44 replies
    Quick question:. Which Trump kid gave the best speech? Why?
  • Thiel urges Republicans to back off 'culture wars

    07/21/2016 8:25:51 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 260 replies
    politico.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Tony Romm
    Technology investor Peter Thiel implored Republicans from the convention stage on Thursday against waging "culture wars" on lesbian, gay and transgender communities, mere days after the GOP approved a national platform that defines marriage as between “one man and one woman.” Thiel, who himself is gay, stressed that "every American has a unique identity." He said attempts to require transgender Americans to use particular bathrooms is a "distraction from our real problem." And in a first for a GOP convention, the Facebook board member and PayPal co-founder drew attention to his own sexuality: "I am proud to be gay, I...
  • CNN propaganda

    07/22/2016 12:11:44 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | July 21, 2016 | CNN
  • Donald Trump’s RNC address could mark the start of an American revival

    07/21/2016 9:56:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 37 replies
    New York Post ^ | July 22, 2016 | Michael Goodwin
    Donald Trump needed to give the speech of his life–he did that, and much more. He laid out an inspiring American Manifesto for our troubled times. And he did it his way. Not surprisingly, from start to finish, it is muscular and bold, leavened only by appeals to racial harmony and pledges of compassion for all. It offers a prominent nod to Bernie Sanders’ supporters in a bid to get some to jump the Democratic ship.
  • VIDEO: Comedian Jimmy Dore Spits in Alex Jones’s Face

    07/21/2016 9:45:43 PM PDT · by bkopto · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/21/2016 | Joel Pollak
    <p>Another melée broke out on radio row at the Republican National Convention on Thursday afternoon, and ended with comedian Jimmy Dore spitting a beverage into the face of controversial Internet talk show host Alex Jones.</p>
  • Props to the Cleveland police, Ohio State Police, and Secret Service (VANITY)

    07/21/2016 9:54:02 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 24 replies
    VANITY
    Huge salute to law enforcement working the RNC. I was deeply concerned violence would visit the convention in some way. Excellent job by all keeping attendees and the protestors safe. Free Speech in a proper and peaceful (with a few exceptions) was allowed. We had law and order AND our Constitutional rights on display. May God be with these men and women and may we, with His mercy and grace, heal this great land!
  • Donald Trump RNC Speech Thread!!!!! WOOOHOOOO!!! GO TRUMP!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    07/21/2016 8:32:16 PM PDT · by tinyowl · 144 replies
    Youtube RNC Stream ^ | July 21, 2016 | Donald Trump
    WOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOO Go Trump!
  • Male Escorts are Making Crazy Money at the RNC

    07/21/2016 4:54:07 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/31/16
    It’s been a great week for gay escorts in Cleveland. Male prostitutes contacted by The Post said business is booming and Republican National Convention attendees — most of them married — are clamoring for their services. “Business has been way better. I’ve seen 10 clients so far,” one male escort said.
  • Sheldon Adelson Snubs Ted Cruz After He Fails to Endorse Donald Trump

    07/21/2016 3:52:38 PM PDT · by Anti-Hillary · 41 replies
    Forward ^ | 7/21/2016 | staff
    Sheldon Adelson refused to meet with Ted Cruz after the conservative Texas senator failed to endorse Donald Trump in a controversial speech to the Republican convention, several media outlets reported. The billionaire Republican donor and his wife, Miriam, barred Cruz from the suite where they watched Cruz’s speech, which was greeted by boos, CNN first reported.
  • Male escorts are making crazy money at the RNC

    07/21/2016 12:56:02 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 85 replies
    It’s been a great week for gay escorts in Cleveland. Male prostitutes contacted by The Post said business is booming and Republican National Convention attendees — most of them married — are clamoring for their services. “Business has been way better. I’ve seen 10 clients so far,” one male escort said. “Most of them were first-timers. You could tell they were nervous, but once they became more comfortable, they seemed to be having a good time.” Another escort said he had already earned $1,600 since Monday — over six times the amount he usually makes.
  • Cleveland Police Warn Protester: ‘You’re on Fire, Stupid!’

    07/21/2016 11:58:19 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 23 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 20, 2016 | DEVLIN BARRETT
    At least five people were handcuffed and taken into custody at a flag-burning by anti-war protesters in downtown Cleveland Wednesday, in the first alleged violence at the Republican National Convention.
  • A Deeper Look into Ted Cruz’s RNC Convention Speech…

    07/21/2016 11:30:25 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 59 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | July 21, 2016 | Sundance
    Before Ted Cruz walked onto the convention stage in Cleveland, Donald Trump had a very good idea what was about to happen. Without pre-planning, or staged set-ups, Trump knew what to expect because Donald Trump has an exceptional political sense; he knows how to read his adversaries. Throughout his life, Ted Cruz has exhibited a character of division; entirely tone-deaf to the people he encounters and leaves in his wake. Those who knew Cruz in grade school and college have talked about how Cruz’s abrasive personality made him a lonely person despite his intellect. Toxic abrasiveness is the same reason...
  • Franken: RNC "Ugly" Convention "Spewing Hate" An "Extension Of The Candidate"

    07/21/2016 11:35:35 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 52 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 21, 2016 | Pam Key
    Thursday on MSNBC's coverage of the Republican National Convention, Senator Al Franken (D-M) declared the convention to be "the ugliest convention" he had ever seen and said it was "an extension of the candidate".
  • Ted Cruz Pulls A Ted Kennedy From The 1980 Democratic Convention

    07/21/2016 9:48:16 AM PDT · by johnatures · 33 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | July 20, 2016 | John A. Tures
    When Ted Cruz refused to endorse Donald Trump in his Republican National Convention speech, he channeled his ideological opponent, Ted Kennedy, whose bitter primary fight with Jimmy Carter made him dodge the opportunity to raise hands with his opponent. It cost Carter the 1980 election, and might do similar damage to Trump.
  • A Great Line That No-One Noticed At The GOP Convention

    07/21/2016 9:20:38 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 19 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 7/21/2016 | John Merline
    CLEVELAND -- It's tough to be a speaker at a political convention who has something substantive to say, because the sizzle always consumes the steak at these events. So it's not surprising that energy company executive Harold Hamm was overlooked amid Wednesday night's political sparks. But he delivered one of the better, or arguably one of the more important, lines of the night:
  • It’s DNC time and they’re coming to get Hillary

    07/21/2016 7:05:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/21/16 | Judi McLeod
    This election is about--and ONLY about--SAVING AMERICA Senator Ted Cruz, booed right off the stage at last night’s Republican National Convention, did not stick the knife in Donald Trump’s back as charged. Whether he realizes it or not, whether it was intentional or not, the Texas senator firmly stuck the shiv in America’s back. By letting his ego lead him to Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena he wrote the script for Hillary Clinton’s Big Night at the Democratic National Convention. Clinton will seize the Cruz RNC moment to advance her trajectory as Obama’s 3rd term in the White House. We can...
  • The View Rants On Giuliani: 'Nutty' 'Lunatic' 'Divisive;' Made NYC Unsafe For Brown, Black Men

    07/21/2016 7:03:44 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 32 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 7-19-2016 | Kristine Marsh
    The majority of the panel on Tuesday’s The View were furious about former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s speech defending police officers at the RNC last night. Panelists Joy Behar, CNN’s Sunny Hostin, ABC’s Sara Haines and Whoopi Goldberg blasted the Mayor for his tone and message, calling him “nutty,” “berserk” “lunatic” and “divisive” while FNC’s Jedediah Bila was the only panelist to defend Giuliani’s speech. Whoopi began by asking the panel what they thought about Giuliani’s speech. Behar bluntly said, to laughter and applause, “I think he stole that speech from Mussolini.” Not to be outdone, Hostin had...
  • Did Laura Ingraham Mean to Make This Gesture? (Warped & Twisted Media Minds)

    07/21/2016 6:29:34 AM PDT · by broken_arrow1 · 73 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 20, 2016 | John Hendrickson
    CLEVELAND, OHIO—Laura Ingraham electrified the Q more than any speaker of the convention thus far. She shamed flag-burners. She hated on man buns and skinny jeans. She threw shade at Ted Cruz, implying he didn't have the stones to formally endorse Trump tonight. Ingraham, a conservative talk radio host who quite literally makes her living in media, chastised "the media" for being wrong—wrong all along!—about The Donald. She had the crowd roaring, even more jazzed than in the 7 o'clock hour when G.E. Smith and the house band cruised through a nifty mash-up of "My Sharona" and "Gimme Some Lovin'."...
  • Exclusive — Sarah Palin to Ted Cruz: Delete Your Career

    07/21/2016 6:03:28 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 127 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 20,2016
    Palin, whose endorsement of Cruz’s long-shot Senate bid in 2012 was credited by Cruz himself as the reason why he won the race that launched his national political career, gave the following statement to Breitbart after delegates booed Cruz off the stage at the Republican National Convention on Wednesday night: Turns out Ted Cruz’s partner, Carly Fiorina, had a more graceful exit from the political stage than he had. Cruz’s broken pledge to support the will of the people tonight was one of those career-ending “read my lips” moments. I guarantee American voters took notice and felt more unsettling confirmation...
  • Shattuck: Obama, Democrats left America divided

    07/21/2016 4:30:48 AM PDT · by calvincaspian · 1 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 07/21/16 | Tom Shattuck
    CLEVELAND — Ayla Brown is singing the national anthem tonight at the Republican National Convention. During a conversation with Herald 
Radio yesterday her phone vibrated. “My dad just texted me,” she explained. “And he said, ‘Things are heating up there, be careful.’” “Be careful.” It may be the most prevalent sentiment sent to us here at the RNC by loved ones from all over.