The conventions—the best and the brightest speak. But something is amiss, as one party has nothing of substance to actually say. I watch a GOP spokesman struggle to explain the dynamic. Trump surrogate Jeff Lord on CNN is a classic case in point. He will try diversion—why don’t Democrats apologize for slavery—being apparently oblivious of the two great absurdities of this transparently desperate tactic:
1) the parties have switched roles over the last 100 years or so, and that not a single living Democrat has any connection to any pro-slavery stance of 1760 and
2) Democrats join the party of today, speak for the party of today—what it stood for prior to 1900, is totally irrelevant. We have Lord’s other slightly less dishonest but more perverted deflection, arguing that GOP speakers are “speaking to the fears of the American people.” NO shit Sherlock—we all know many people and all tyrants fear Gays, Artists, Intellectuals, the Press, Muslims, Blacks, Browns, Mexicans, Public Servants, Foreigners, any one outside one’s ever shrinking tribe—but that simply makes it more inexcusable to pander to these fears, to inflame these fears—to call Mexicans rapists, Muslims Terrorists, Gays sick, to call a lie the truth—to rationalize fear, hate, myth and now treason. Jeff Lord has become the Lord Haw-Haw of 2016.
Jeff Lord Haw Haw tries to accuse Hillary of plagiarism akin to Mrs Trump because Hillary said “America does not need to be great—it needs to be good” a pretty relevant and obvious platitude that evidently at least one other person may have said. Do we need to attribute “God Bless You” every time some sneezes or every time Trump says so narcissistically and vacuously that “I will be Great.” Ironically Trump will succeed in turning his favorite unattributed catch phrase into a euphemism for “I am clueless moron.” Jeff Lord Haw-Haw then refers to an unscientific poll suggesting the military prefers Trump—wow, I could find a poll in Utah suggesting the most people believe that a Jewish tribe created a massive civilization in the USA circa 600 A.D. How does this advance an argument, how does this address Trumps infantile foreign policy statements, his ties to Putin? While every normal person was trying to analyse Hillary’s historic acceptance speech, her vitally profound criticisms of Trump—Jeff Lord Haw-Haw is trying to repeat (whilst all his fellow panelists role their eyes) some titillating yet patently absurd gossip that someone somewhere suggested that Hillary somehow enabled rape two decades ago? I am really not interested in the details and nor was any one else. Yes that is what working women/mothers do, I guess, if you look at the problem through the eyes of a misogynist. He is trying to re-litigate Hillary’s tortuous personal crisis in managing her husband’s wandering eye—a problem that climaxed as Bill politically suffered disproportionately since (just like House of Cards) his judge was the GOP congress and his jury a bunch of now proven adulterers—thus their verdict is moot. It was politics, nothing but politics. We all know now who Jeff Lord would be rooting for in Germany 1928.
Jeff Lord will then say that pro-life, pro gun (gundermentalist) people should be respected—because they respect life, they respect people—when the opposite is in fact the truth. They do not respect people, more guns equals more death, endless mass shootings—they would put a supposed life form the size of a grain of sand over the life and well being of an actual person, these delusional people actually create far more abortions, poverty, disease and death, death, death. But day in day out Jeff Lord and his cohorts are left to spew their subliminal hateful ignorant nonsense unchallenged. Yet all the other panelists refuse to destroy these arguments in a manner that would actually enlighten the listener—I guess because they fear hurting the feelings of the bigot mob, and having Jeff Lord Haw-Haw walk off the stage in tears—an ever shallower human being.
If History is any guideline (deh) progressive minds are more likely to create great Orators. The one exception being the professional actor, and paid public spokesman Ronald Reagan, but even his abilities pale compared to JFK, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela and of course President Obama. The Great Debate—who will win the battle of the mental midgets v the giants of the international stage. The Orators or the masturbaters? When they wake up in the morning will the love struck gullible feeble-minded GOP base realize that they have had unprotected viewing. Will they realize what their one night stand looks like in the morning?
Was it worth coming to the convention over this mirage? Was it worth gushing over vacuous speeches, devoid of substance, humanity and truth? Once the ecstasy of the Cleveland convention group orgy, leaving nothing but a pile of human debris, has wilted away—can reality set in? Yes it can—all you need to do is play a mind game—imagine both parties have agreed to a series of debates that will follow each of the Presidential debates. Put aside that many Trumpeteer masturbaters should really be finalists for the Darwin awards. The rules are simple: each speaker at the conventions must debate a speaker from the opposing convention. The premise being that there is no I in team, (just Trumps) and the team with the deepest bench will have the greatest chance of steering America in the long term. May the battles begin:
Team Trump v Team Clinton:
Dana White head of Ultimate Fighting Championship v President Obama
Natalie Gulbis female golfer Natalie Gulbis, currently ranked 484th in the world v President Clinton
Thiel the token openly gay speaker v President Carter
Antonio Sabato Jr. of “General Hospital” fame, Underwear model v Michael Bloomberg
Kimberlin Brown of “The Young and the Restless” v Vice President Joe Biden
Andy Wist, the president of a waterproofing company in the Bronx v Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright
Stacey Dash, e.g., “Dee” from Clueless. v Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly
Willie Robertson, e.g., one of the Duck Dynasty guys. v General John Allen (ret. USMC), former Commander, International Security Assistance Forces, and Commander, United States Forces – Afghanistan
Kerry Woolard, general manager of Trump’s Virginia winery; First Lady Michelle Obama,
Lynne Patton, vice president of the Eric Trump Foundation v Senator Bernie Sanders,
Michelle Van Etten, organized business leaders for Trump in Florida v Senator Elizabeth Warren
Lisa Shin the head of Korean Americans for Trump v Dr. Jill Biden
Scott Baio, is known? for portraying memorable characters on several hit television shows,. v Leon Panetta former Secretary of Defense
Harold Hamm, “CEO and founder of Continental Resources, He once tried to get University of Oklahoma scientists fired because he didn’t like their research into, as Bloomberg News put it, “links between oil and gas activity and the state’s nearly 400-fold increase in earthquakes.” v Cecile Richards President of the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.
Michelle Van Etten, senior vice chairman marketing director at Youngevity, member of “Women in Business for Trump” group, multilevel marketer. Her official RNC bio originally said that she “employs over 100,000 people and is a strong supporter of Donald Trump,” but that was changed when it was revealed that her actual number of employees is zero. v Chad Griffin President of the Human Rights Campaign.
There are as many Trumps speaking (Donald, wife Melania, and kids Don Jr., Eric, Ivanka and Tiffany) as sitting senators (Iowa’s Joni Ernst, Texas’s Ted Cruz, Alabama’s Jeff Sessions, Arkansas’ Tom Cotton, Kentucky’s Mitch McConnell and West Virginia’s Shelley Moore Capito). There will be seven sitting House members.
Perhaps the above debates might have been a little less one sided if some of the people who refused to come near to Trump—had somehow been persuaded to sacrifice their souls in exchange for one night of masturbatory glory: but no, these people were more inclined to avoid adultery and now treason—as we now know that they would have been speaking on behalf of the Trump/Putin ticket.
There must be 101 ways To leave your lover
You Just slip out the back, Jack
Make a new plan, Stan
You don’t need to be coy, Roy
Just get yourself free
Hop on the bus, Gus
You don’t need to discuss much
Just drop off the key, Lee
And get yourself free
- Mark Kirk (R.-Ill.) “Given my military experience, Donald Trump does not have the temperament to command our military or our nuclear arsenal”
- H.W. Bush Sr. Too old to come
- G.W.Bush Jr Too busy scrubbing bush in his non-ranch suburban home
- Jeb Bush, 2016 Republican presidential candidate “Trump is not the future of the Republican Party”
- Mitt Romney, If we Republicans choose Donald Trump as our nominee, the prospects for a safe and prosperous future are greatly diminished.
- Sarah Palin sulking over not being VP – Alaska is a long way from Cleveland
- Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL) “Shelby lying low as GOP convention draws near”
- Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) will be traveling her state by bush plane.
- Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) he is planning to trek the Grand Canyon
- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) he has to mow his lawn
- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) he will be in Florida campaigning and meeting with voters
- Sen. Mike Crapo (R-ID) will be conducting town hall-style meetings in Idaho
- Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) will be on a “listening tour” in his state.
- Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) will be campaigning,
- Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) will use the time to hone his “fly fishing.”
- Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) will be campaigning
- Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) Under the circumstances we have, I’m going to be campaigning in the state
- Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY) says he has attended four conventions
- Sen. Thad Cochran (R-MS) will not be going for personal and family reasons.
- Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) just want to reconnect with constituents.
- Sen. Lindsey Graham, a former presidential candidate just want to reconnect with constituents.
- Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) essentially called Trump a racist and said he’s open to embracing the Libertarian Party
- Sen:Still Deciding: Sen. Jim Risch (R-ID), “other things going on and I’ve got to weigh where I can do the most good.” Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)* Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) Sen. John Thune (R-SD)*
- Ohio Governor John Kasich If I’m going to show up at the convention, and I’m not going to be saying all these great things about the host…
- Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R-Md.) I hate the whole thing.
- Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R-Mass.) Anybody who is using the Orlando shooting as a tool in a political fight isn’t “thinking straight,
- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley Trump supporters aren’t all racists.
- Former NJ Governor Tom Kean Sr. Trump was a loose cannon who should “listen to people and stop tweeting at 11 o’clock at night.”
- New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, Like my Democratic opponent, I will support my party’s nominee in the fall,”
- Utah Rep. Mia Love, I have not been supportive of Mr. Trump, and I’m not really excited to go back to a convention that’s centered around him
- Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) told reporters he had “a longstanding appointment downtown.”
- Mark Salter, the former aide and speechwriter for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) “The GOP is going to nominate for President a guy who reads the National Enquirer and thinks it’s on the level. I’m with her.”
- David Ross Meyers, former White House staffer under George W. Bush’s former communications adviser for the Senate Republican Leadership
- Eliot Cohen, counselor of the Department of State during President George W. Bush’s administration
- Max Boot, foreign policy adviser to Sen. Marco Rubio, Council on Foreign Relations fellow “I would sooner vote for Josef Stalin than I would vote for Donald Trump,” Boot told the New York Times on March 2. “There is no way in hell I would vote for him. I would far more readily support Hillary Clinton, or Bloomberg if he ran.”
- Ben Howe, contributing editor to the conservative website RedState—She’s not flipping crazy like Trump is
- Jamie Weinstein, senior editor, Daily Caller: there is little threat another Clinton presidency would end the American system as we know it. You can’t be so sure with Trump.
- Robert Kagan, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution The neoconservative foreign policy commentator called Trump the GOP’s “Frankenstein monster” who is “strong enough to destroy its maker” “The Republicans’ creation will be.”
- Richard Armitage, deputy secretary of state under George W. Bush he doesn’t appear to want to learn about issues.
- Rep.Scott Rigell R-Va I reject Trump as our nominee based on his judgment, temperament and character, all of which point to a reckless, embarrassing and ultimately dangerous presidency. Just this past Sunday, Trump’s poor judgment was on display. He failed not once, not twice, but three times to denounce the KKK and its onetime leader, the infamous racist, David Duke. Looking a bit confused when asked about the KKK and Duke, Trump pleaded ignorance. What void must exist in the heart of a person who when asked about the KKK has to struggle for even a moment as to what his position is?
- Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) “I will not support Mr. Trump. That is not a political decision, that is a moral decision”
- Patrick Ruffini, Republican strategist and early #NeverTrump adopter
- Richard Hanna (R-NY)
- Former Gov. Christine Todd Whitman (R-NJ)
- Tim Miller, former spokesman for Jeb Bush, adviser to Our Principles, an anti-Trump super PAC
- Peter Wehner, GOP strategist
- Liz Mair, GOP strategist
- Rick Wilson, Republican operative “I will never vote for Donald Trump, not even if it means he forms a third party and runs as the narcissist sociopath he truly is.”
- Former Sen. Mel Martinez (R-Fla.)
- Former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-M.N.), Congressional Leadership Fund chairman
- Former Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) “He loves torture!” Paul said.
- Stuart Stevens, top strategist, Romney 2012
- Kevin Madden, former Mitt Romney communications director
- Ken Mehlman, former Republican National Committee chairman
- Bill Kristol, editor of the Weekly Standard
- Erick Erickson, conservative commentator, former editor of RedState, founder of The Resurgent
- Steve Deace, conservative commentator and radio talk show host
- Mark Levin, conservative radio host
- Brian Bartlett, GOP communications strategist
- Jay Caruso, contributing editor at RedState
- Linda Chavez, conservative columnist
- Mindy Finn, GOP media strategist and president of Empowered Women “For me, it’s secondary to his menacing character. So I wouldn’t support Trump if you paid me his net worth. I refuse to carry his flag. I challenge you to do the same.”
- Jon Gabriel, editor-in-chief of Ricochet “If the keys are handed to a would-be strongman, I have no choice but to step out of the car and walk my own way,” he wrote. “If that makes me a bad Republican, so be it. I seek to be a good American.”
- Stephen Hayes, senior writer at The Weekly Standard “Casual dishonesty is a feature of his campaign.”
- Glenn Beck, host of The Glenn Beck Program and founder of TheBlaze
- Dave Yost, Ohio auditor of state
- Ruth Guerra the RNC’s national director of Hispanic media, serving as a top surrogate for the party as it looked to make inroads with Latino voters and making frequent TV appearances in English and Spanish to try to lead outreach.
- Katrina Jorgensen the communications chair for the Young Republican National Federation. “I want no part of a racist, fascist, hateful presidency.”
- Nathan Wurtzel, Make America Awesome Again super PAC
- George Will, Washington Post columnist and Fox News commentator
- Bruce Carroll, creator of GayPatriot.org Carroll said on Twitter, “I will oppose ALL candidates of any political affiliation who align.”
- Mona Charen, senior fellow at Ethics and Public Policy Center
- Dean Clancy, former FreedomWorks vice president
- Rory Cooper, GOP strategist, managing director of Purple Strategies, Senior Advisor to the Never Trump PAC
Daniel Vajdich, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council, national security policy adviser to the Ted Cruz campaign
- Bob Dold (R-Illinois) “Donald Trump’s hateful words towards wide swaths of our country, from women to Latinos to veterans and Muslims, disqualify him from ever serving as president of the United States
- Michael Graham, conservative radio host
- Former Rep. J.C. Watts (R-Okla.)
- Connor Walsh, former digital director for Eric Cantor, founder of Build Digital
- Jonah Goldberg, senior editor at National Review
- Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.)
- Alan Goldsmith, former staffer, House Foreign Affairs Committee
- Stephen Gutowski, Free Beacon staff writer
- Ross Douthat, New York Times columnist
- Doug Heye, former communications director for the Republican National Committee*
- Brad Thor, conservative author
- Charlie Sykes, radio show host
- Erik Soderstrom,conservative blogger
- David French, National Review writer
- Jennifer Rubin, conservative opinion columnist for the Washington Post
- Quin Hillyer, conservative columnist
- Former Gov. Tom Ridge (R-PA)
- Iowa state Sen. David Johnson “I will not stand silent if the party of Lincoln and the end of slavery buckles under the racial bias of a bigot.”
- Chase, Ford, JPMorgan Chase, Motorola, Walgreens and Wells Fargo For the first time in years,such corporate sponsors have declined to participate
- Justin Amash (R-Mich.)
- Mark Sanford (R-S.C.)
- Reid Ribble (R-Wis.)
- Nine of Arizona’s 58 Republican delegates originally slated to go to the GOP convention in Cleveland next month are skipping the event
- Ivanka Trump’s Rabbi will be a no show after all …
- Tim Tebow also nixed Trump’s invitation yesterday…
- Tom Brady- that Quarterback Guy who loves Stupidparty
- I will not be attending.