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Friday, July 29, 2016

Congratulations to Hillary Clinton -- Another First for the Democrats and for America

An historic evening. 

A first for America. 


Go read the tweets by GOP pundits and analysts. They're stunned by how patriotic and optimistic the Democratic convention was compared with Trump's "Doom and Death" message to America.  One of them observed that the DNC convention reminded them of Ronald Reagan's America!  Oh, my!

 The Reviews Are In: Conservatives Say The DNC Was 'Disaster' For The GOP

The most dramatic and heart-wrenching moment from last night's convention came when a Muslim-American, whose son gave his life for his fellow soldiers and for America, shamed Donald Trump and all those radical rabid right wingers who call for the mass deportation of Americans of the Muslim faith. Donald Trump has called for closing down all mosques -- Mr. Khan showed that Donald Trump knows NOTHING about the Constitution the presidential oath of office compels him to defend. 



Shaw Kenawe said...

Paul Krugman, "The Shrill One:"

I know that some Republicans feel as if they’ve fallen through the looking glass. After all, usually they’re the ones chanting “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” And haven’t they spent years suggesting that Barack and Michelle Obama hate America, and may even support the nation’s enemies? How did Democrats end up looking like the patriots here?

But the parties aren’t really experiencing a role reversal. President Obama’s speech on Wednesday was wonderful and inspiring, but when he declared that “what we heard in Cleveland last week wasn’t particularly Republican,” he was fibbing a bit. It was actually very Republican in substance; the only difference was that the substance was less disguised than usual. For the “fanning of resentment” that Mr. Obama decried didn’t begin with Donald Trump, and most of the flag-waving never did have much to do with true patriotism.

Think about it: What does it mean to love America? Surely it means loving the country we actually have. I don’t know about you, but whenever I return from a trip abroad, my heart swells to see the sheer variety of my fellow citizens, so different in their appearance, their cultural heritage, their personal lives, yet all of them — all of us — Americans.

skudrunner said...

It is good to see the democrats return to their 60's roots. Anti military, anti law enforcement but waiting to see anti government control of our lives. I was living in Chicago when humpty ran and last night reminded me of my anti war days gone by.
Now that we have the candidates let the attacks and lies begin.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skud says the Democrats are Anti military. This is why we pity the wingers. A husband and wife stood before the convention last night and spoke about their hero son who lost his life protecting his fellow soldiers, and who died. The crowd honored this young man's sacrifice. Hillary Clinton's running mate, Tim Kaine, wears a pin to honor his son who is a US Marine and serving his country. Many, many, many other brave and proud people in and out of the military were represented at the convention, but skud and his fellow wingers lie -- who's surprised? --and pretend the Democrats are anti-military.

skud also says anti-cop when last night at the convention the wives, mothers, and other relatives of fallen police officers were honored and acknowledged. But skud again -- who probably didn't watch the convention -- comes here and lies. (Hey! But Hillary is "crooked.") skud came here and lied. I'm beginning to understand that is second nature to these die-hard Trumpers. They are, afterall, supporting aman who has been shown to be the biggest and most consistent liar of this presidential election cycle.

And what, pray tell, skud is "anti-government control of our lives?" Do you even read what you write and see the internal contradiction in it? Or do you come here and spew lies and confused platitudes like: "... waiting to see anti government control of our lives." I mean as a true red conservative, isn't that what you and your Trumpistas actually want???

Finally the last stupid, transparent lie is the worst. The convention by anyone's opinion was a rolicking, patriotic, positive occasion that even the high mucky muck conservatives have called "Reaganesque" in it positive outlook and love of country.

You, skud, sound like a defeated, bitter, confused man, unable to come to terms with what happened last night and last week. Unable to admit that the Republican Party has eaten itself alive and supports a truly dangerous demagogue who hasn't a clue about democracy or the US Constitution. But he trashes Hillary and the Dems, so it's okay to support a thin-skinned, fraud.

There's no shame in admitting your party has failed America. The only shame is in continuing to do nothing about it. Your party needs help. Get out there and do something positive instead of coming here and lying.

skudrunner said...

As expected you attacked the messenger which is a clinton tactic. You must not have heard the anti war protests and the BLM shouts from the crowd. This was a slap at the military and at the police.

The democrat (progressive) position is all the government all the time because everyone is to stupid to make their own decisions. Clinton preaches a massive stimulus plan, raising the amount of free stuff and says she will increase good jobs. All the while she is going to raise taxes on the rich and corporations.

We have a massive 1.2% increase in GDP, lowest home ownership and highest non job participation in decades. We had a massive housing meltdown because everyone should own a home. Who might be responsible for this.

Yes I am defeated because -H- will continue the policies of BHO which have been a disaster for the middle class and business owners but great for special interests.
-H- will now attack the financial institutions while Bill and BHO will get massive amounts for speaking before them.

Bitter, not a bit because all politicians will do what is in their best interest and to hell with the American people.

Shaw Kenawe said...

skud, you, the messenger, claimed that the Democrats are anti-military and anti-police, so you, the messenger, deserved to be attacked for that lie. You gave ZERO evidence to back up that accusation. When a "messenger" puts out lies, he or she deserves to be attacked.

Why are you wasting your time chasing imaginary sleights when the head of your party is telling America and the world that HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN FIX AMERICA'S PROBLEMS. Those are the words of every dictator who has ever lived. You need to find out why your party fell for this thin-skinned fraud. I think part of the answer is that you're not a critical thinker, and you listen to and regurgitate anything anti-Democrat that you hear. Hillary is no worse than any politician who has ever sought political office. You don't like politicians? Then leave for a desert island because politicians are what we vote into office to represent us.

There comes a time when we all have to grow up and understand that we can't get perfection in our leaders. We are always striving for the best, and we'll continue to always miss getting it. We'll get close, but we'll never actually get there. It's a political Zeno's paradox. Look it up.

Bluebull said...

Skidmark - did you serve? I did and I'm a proud Democrat. Get new talking points, Son.

Shaw Kenawe said...

For skud:

This is written by a Conservative who out-conservatives you. He writes for The Federalist:

And this is how he described the DNC convention:

There were cops, moms, soldiers, and business people praising traditional American institutions like they’re rock-ribbed Republicans.

At least I can present evidence to prove what you claimed is utterly wrong. If the Democrats are anti-military and anti-cop, why would they feature those very groups at their convention?

Again, I challenge you to provide evidence that the Democrats are anti-military and anti-cop.

BTW, skud, you DO know that Hillary's running mate, Tim Kaine has a son serving in the Marines, (JOe Biden's son served in Iraq) and and Kaine's son is protecting your backside while you make up lies about the party his father represents.

Rational Nation USA said...

HRC may not be my first choice but as of now she is the only rational choice.

skud probably doesn't know there is a large group of organized republicans for Hillary either. I mean given his otherstatements. There is a reason rational conservatives and republicans are bolting. THEY DON'T WANT AMERICA TO LOSE.

Kevin Robbins said...

Thanks for that clip of Mr. Khan, Shaw. I was going to go look for it. Lovely assemblage of tweets in the post above, too. I can't believe these people are actually admitting Trump is a disaster. I don't totally trust them, of course.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Kevin, did you see whete mAnn Coulter insulted Mr. Khan because he has a "thick accent" like Fareed Zakaria's?

Coulter, of course, has nothing to say about Melania Trump's thick Eastern European accent.

Coulter is such a revolting worm.