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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What Happens When One Wallows With Hogs …

I refuse to rescind an Idiot of the Week award, so I won’t.  But I have to admit that I currently have a great deal of sympathy for one of my former IOTW award winners, namely Sean Spicer.  He is still an idiot, but perhaps the main thing that makes him so is that he accepted the job as White House Press Secretary to begin with.  He worked on Trump’s campaign, he knew that Trump was a liar, a bully, and that the job of presenting him in the brightest light possible to the press would be an impossible task.  Still, he said ‘yes’, and he has paid a high price in the nearly four months Trump has been in office.

spicer-memeA recent op-ed written by Dana Milbank of The Washington Post, who is a long-time friend of Spicer, reads:

“Alas, poor Spicer! I knew him well. He was one of the top Republican flacks in town, affable and quick-witted, always happy to dish with reporters off the record. I liked him. I still like him — or at least that Spicer I knew before he answered Donald Trump’s call.”

Milbank continues, “The president turned him into a national punchline on his first day on the job, forcing him to provide “alternative facts” about the inauguration.”

And then, of course, there are all those Saturday Night Live sketches which, I must admit, are pretty funny, but try to imagine how poor Sean feels sitting at home on Saturday night with his wife and children watching himself as the laughingstock of the nation.

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And now, the culmination of it all is that rumours are flying about Washington that Spicer will be replaced by the end of the week.  So yes, I do rather feel sorry for him.  He was woefully unprepared and unqualified for this position under this president, as only a consummate liar who is comfortable with dealing constantly in ‘alternative facts’, lies, contradictions and basically wallowing with the hogs could excel at the job. I suspect Sean Spicer is, deep down, too good a person to work for Trump.

So who, you ask, will replace Sean?  Well, my first thought was that last week’s press briefings by Sarah Huckabee Sanders was a ‘job interview’ of sorts, and a number of the DC pundits agreed with me.  But then as of yesterday, it is rumoured that one Kimberly Guilfoyle of Fox News is top dog for the position.  I did not like Sanders because in her first press briefing she said it was time to “move on” from the Russian investigations, and I was incensed.  I cursed my laptop, saying, “No, you dumba## bi$%&, I WILL NOT move on until I have all the answers!!!”  My trusty Dell cursed back, saying “command unknown”.  Sigh.

But as much as I disliked Ms. Sanders, I dislike Ms. Guilfoyle even more.  First, she is actively campaigning for the position and says she possesses the necessary qualities … which are, as I noted above, being a master of lies, contradictions, and wallowing in slop with the hogs.  By her own admission, then, she possesses those qualities.  Add to that a bonus qualification: she is a back-stabber, being perfectly willing to knock poor Sean off the podium.

My next reason for disliking her is this statement she made:

“I think I have a very good relationship with the president. I think I enjoy a very straightforward and authentic, very genuine relationship, one that’s built on trust and integrity, and I think that’s imperative for success in that position”.

Certain keywords here throw up red flags:  straightforward, authentic, genuine, trust, and integrity.  Not a single one of those words can be applied to Donald Trump even under the best of circumstances.  So this proves her to be either of a very low IQ, or of a very low character … or both.  And this …

“If you want to be successful and do communications with President Trump, you have to be someone who he actually wants to spend a little bit of time with.”  Shades of Monica Lewinsky?  I wonder if she owns a blue dress?

Third reason for my dislike: In her interview with the Bay Area News Group, Guilfoyle talked about Spicer as if he were already gone: “Sean Spicer is a very nice man and a patriot. He’s dedicated himself to this public service. Very tough position he’s in. I wish him the best, and I know he puts a lot of effort into it.”  Geez, lady, why don’t you just roast the pig before you kill it???

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My fourth and final reason, perhaps the least rational of the list, is that she currently works for Fox News and has a fake smile.

As of today, Sean Spicer is still the White House press secretary and reportedly was told by Trump that his job is safe … for now.  But we all know that nothing Trump says is necessarily the truth.  In reality, Sean Spicer would ultimately be far better off if he were let go.  Eventually he would get another job, one where he could once again learn to respect himself and do his job with integrity.  The past four months have taken a toll on the man, as evidenced by the before and after pictures.