The RNC — A Laugh A Minute!

I did not watch even a single minute of the Republican National Convention, nor do I plan to.  I have enough troubles at the moment, without having to watch vomit-inducing speeches by some of the ugliest people in the nation.  But, I read enough news stories and commentaries this morning to draw a couple of conclusions, which I shall share here with you today.

First, it appears that the Republican Party, or should I say, Donald Trump, has no platform.  Their platform, such as it is, seems to be to turn Joe Biden … all democrats, in fact … into some sort of monster who must be feared.  A few samples …

  • Joe Biden and the radical left are now coming for our freedom of speech. They want to bully us into submission. If they get their way, it will no longer be the silent majority. It will be the silenced majority. – Don Trump Junior
  • Joe Biden and the radical left Democrats … want to drag us into the dark. – Don Trump Junior
  • The woke-topians will disarm you, empty the prisons, lock you in your home and invite MS-13 to live next door, and the police aren’t coming when you call. – Matt Gaetz
  • They want to steal your liberty, your freedom. They want to control what you see and think and believe so that they can control how you live. They want to enslave you to the weak, dependent, liberal victim ideology, to the point that you will not recognize this country or yourself. – Kimberly Guilfoyle (Junior’s latest paramour)
  • They’re not satisfied with spreading the chaos and violence into our communities. They want to abolish the suburbs altogether. Make no mistake, no matter where you live, your family will not be safe in the radical Democrats’ America. – the McCloskeys (the couple who pointed guns at peaceful protestors simply walking down the sidewalk)

There’s more, but you get the message, right?  In 2016, Trump’s only real platform was fear-mongering, telling the less intellectual among us that we must be afraid of immigrants, for they are coming to rape your women, kill your children, and take your jobs.  He painted Latinos as rapists and murderers, and Middle-Easterners as Islamic terrorists, in order to strike terror into the hearts of those who knew no better.  “I alone can fix this,” he claimed.  And this year is no different … just a different ‘enemy’ this time.

And along those lines, the speakers at the RNC went out of their way to claim that Trump is not a racist and the U.S. is not a racist nation, even as Trump refers to the coronavirus as the “China virus”, and Junior calls Joe Biden, “Beijing Biden”.  Oh no, no racism here!

“In much of the Democratic party it’s now fashionable to say America is racist. That is a lie. America is not a racist country.” – Nikki Haley

Try telling that to the family of George Floyd, or to Jacob Blake, fighting for his life in a Milwaukee hospital.rnc-toon-2Last Friday, Democratic vice presidential nominee Kamala Harris was asked by ABC News’ David Muir in a joint interview with Joe Biden about various names Trump has called her recently.  Her response should be an example for all of us when Trump and his cronies start with the name-calling and the lies.  Senator Harris laughed.

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Muir: “President Trump has referred to you as ‘nasty,’ ‘a sort of madwoman,’ ‘a disaster,’ ‘the meanest, most horrible, most disrespectful of anybody in the U.S. Senate.’ How do you define what you hear from the president?”

Harris started to laugh halfway through the question.

Harris: “Listen, I really – I think there is so much about what comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth that is designed to distract the American people from what he is doing every day that is about neglect, negligence and harm to the American people.”

I really think this is what we must all learn to do … laugh at the ridiculousness of the claims, then move on and focus on the positive, focus on Joe Biden’s candidacy, his platform, the things that will begin to heal the deep wounds in this nation.  Trump & Co can only make those wounds deeper, more infectious, if we allow them to.  Here’s an example for you …

I had to laugh at the part where Junior said, “Our founders believed there was nothing more important than protecting our God given right to think for ourselves.”  Think?  Junior?  🤣🤣🤣

They really are a riot … rather like an episode of The Three Stooges, only with really bad actors.

And if you want another joke, one speaker even compared Trump to George Bailey in the movie It’s a Wonderful Life!!!

And perhaps the most ludicrous of all, given all the irrefutable evidence of Trump’s campaign colluding with Putin and the Russians to influence the 2016 election, is this statement by Trump himself …

“We caught them doing some really bad things in 2016. We have to be very careful because they’re trying it again with this whole 80 million mail-in ballots that they’re working on. The only way they can take this election away from us is if it’s a rigged election.”

Remember, folks … LAUGH!!!  If you don’t laugh, you might cry, and I understand that the tissue companies like Kleenex and Puffs are already working overtime to try to meet demand!

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28 thoughts on “The RNC — A Laugh A Minute!

  1. It was truly an awful TV experience watching that RNC last night. I don’t have the stomach to watch anymore. Propaganda and outright lies. I’ve often characterized Trumpers as “the great unwashed”, and that couple bragging about waving their guns at protestors are the perfect poster kids. That couple may be fairly well off but they are intellectually impoverished and morally bankrupt. God help America and bless Joe Biden.

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        • It is scary … what’s scariest is that these fools have about a 40% following … people who are unable or unwilling to think for themselves, but instead believe whatever alternate reality they are told by the Republican Party and Trump. If he gets another term … we truly will no longer be a nation with values, a nation by, of, and for the people. Do yourself a favour and don’t even try to watch it tonight … it is toxic!

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              • I realize people are worried that the RNC propaganda will help Trump win in November but I noted on Monday night that a Republican commentator said that the majority of voters are already locked in with their decisions made. I choose to trust the majority to dump Trump.

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                • I can only hope you are right, my friend. Here is part of a comment from Kim on a different post: I just read this interview with a Republican woman who said she despises Trump so much that she was considering voting for Biden and Harris. But as she weighed everything in her mind, she just couldn’t bring herself to vote for a ticket/party that “supports late term abortions up to the birth of the baby.” Such ignorance … sigh.

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    • Yeah … it’s rather like comparing him to Gandhi or MLK or … or … Mary Poppins!!! But then, his ignorant followers often compare him to their god, so I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. Sigh. 🐇🕳️
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  2. Jill, as Chris Wallace noted, this is the Trump Convention. Too bad, Trump’s sister, the judge, will not be there. You have seen the following twice, but someone told me they had not seen this news. If you will indulge me, I will repeat it here. I would like to hear Trump supporters respond to the two pieces of news mentioned therein. Keith
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    Per an article in Reuters last week called “Former Republican CIA, FBI heads and national security officials to back Biden,” by Tim Reid:

    “Over 70 former Republican national security officials including ex-CIA and FBI chiefs will endorse Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday while launching a scathing indictment of President Donald Trump, calling him corrupt and unfit to serve.

    The group, called Former Republican National Security Officials for Biden, includes some of the most senior Republican members of the U.S. defense and intelligence establishment to have served in the administrations of Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, George W. Bush and Trump.

    The 73-strong group includes retired General Michael Hayden, who served as national security director and head of the CIA; William Webster, the only man to serve as both head of the CIA and FBI; John Negroponte, the first director of National Intelligence; Michael Leiter, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center; and Mike Donley, former Air Force secretary.

    Their full-throated condemnation of Trump and backing of Biden will come three days before Trump’s nominating convention opens on Monday and underscores how the Republican president has alienated some members of his own party, especially among intelligence and foreign policy veterans.

    ‘Trump has demonstrated that he lacks the character and competence to lead this nation and has engaged in corrupt behavior that renders him unfit to serve as president,’ the group plans to declare in a full-page ad in The Wall Street Journal on Friday.

    ‘We have concluded that Donald Trump has failed our country and that Vice President Joe Biden should be elected the next President of the United States,’ it adds.

    The group is one of a number of Republican organizations opposing Trump’s re-election in the Nov. 3 election.”

    This group joins others like The Lincoln Project, Republicans for the Rule of Law, Republican Voters Against Trump as well as individuals like former GOP Ohio governor John Kasich, former Chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Colin Powell, former DHS Chief of Staff Miles Taylor (under Trump) and conservative pundits George Will, David Brooks, Michael Gerson, and others to condemn Trump and support Biden.

    These are voices that should mean something. Taylor said we are less secure under Trump, with our allied relationships weaker and enemies stronger. Former Secretary of Defense under Trump General James Mattis said Trump does not even try to unify the country. Condemning mail-in voting as unsafe, while other Republicans endorse it, to destabilize a process while doing nothing to make it better is just yet one more example of Trump’s divisiveness and deceit.

    And, it should be noted the Republican led Senate Intelligence Committee just released a report that noted the Russian influence on the 2016 Trump campaign was even more intrusive than concluded in the Mueller report. This finding concerns me, yet seems to go relatively unnoticed. I would like to hear other Republican Senators answer the concerns of these voices.

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  3. You will notice that almost all the fuel for Trump comes from the Left’s unwillingness to criticize and condemn this un-American Marxist postmodern narrative that really does censure people, really does pay respect and obedience to those who set out to destroy careers by mob accusation, really does promote clear-cut racist policie, really does promote and excuse rioting and destruction of private property, really does try to implement polices and procedures that are either illegal to our shared Constitutional rights or are contrary to the spirit of unity and respect for all, really does grant blank check support for BLM policies absolutely and diametrically opposed to King’s position of character over colour, really is anti-scientific, anti-Semite, and anti-rational to real world evidence that stands against the narrative claims. All of this lies at the heart of today’s social justice movement and it is DEPLORABLE not because it comes from the Left (or even the Right) but because it comes from more and more people who think they are doing good by doing bad.

    The Republican’s shtick is to admit that their guys are pretty bad but that the other guys’ guys are even worse. THAT is what is being served up on a platter that has a very good chance of swinging this election back into a Trump victory. Yes, Republican supporters are to blame. But I think far, far too many people who think they are being good people in their zeal to be anti-Trump are adding the necessary tipping point with their willingness to tolerate the intolerable from their side of the political spectrum to ensure just enough people will swing over to his reelection out of justified fear.

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