Bern is all about symbolic violence against Democrats. Then he cries about Democrats being against him.
Sanders sees his chance to win the nomination slipping, so he’s going scorched earth again on the Democratic Party.
Bern believes the torch has been passed to him by Dr King. He’s desperate to be nominated.
Bern will argue that Warren is just another neoliberal centrist that his revolution is meant to smash.
When HRC launched her campaign in 2015 quoting FDR, she was labeled a neoliberal by Bernistans. So it is ironic that he’s claiming the New Deal for socialism.
Political liberalism is the core of democratic socialism: rule of law, equality, rights, etc. Dem Soc varies from political liberalism in that it brings liberal values to bear on labor conditions and relations. There’s no socialism without liberalism.
AOC and Cheney continue to double down on stupid (just like Trump).
I always wonder how McConnell shaves his dewlap.
So many people bring naive realist expectations to a fictional TV drama (HBO’s Chernobyl). Literary theory needs to be taught in high schools.
The white Ford Bronco chase was the best live television in history. Everyone was on pins and needles, waiting to see if OJ would blow his brains out in front of a mass audience.
Many male pundits believe they are smarter and better at politics than Pelosi.
Don Jr. is the Fredo Corleone of the Trump Crime Family.
Everything Clinton said about Trump was correct. MAGAts and BBros didn’t want to listen.
CNN has a love affair with Beavis (Kellyanne Conway).
The Tea Party wanted no part of governing (which made it a contradiction). Dem Progs want to govern but don’t quite understand how a competitive system works.
Even well-educated NY Times journalists fall back upon simplistic oppositions to describe politicians. The labels are meaningless, because once in power one must govern within an established, competitive system that mitigates progressivism sans absolute emergency (e.g., the 1930s).
There’s very little Trump actually understands besides how to cheat at golf. Certainly not aviation.
Trump has been mimicking his friends Erdogan, Duterte and Bolsonaro. His benefactor Putin is more circumspect when it comes to issuing threats.
It sounds like Trump is calling his brownshirts into action.
Unless there’s some untapped “vote” out there that hasn’t been polled, and if the Clinton machine turns out the vote, electoral demographics (the “Obama coalition”) are all in Ms Clinton’s favor. That’s what I tell myself to ward off bad dreams.
The “rigged media” has played it all wrong. After offering Mr Trump a free platform for twelve months with no investigative push back, it swung in the opposite direction of fact-checking every period and semicolon in his syntax-challenged utterances, which only continues to give Trump a free platform. If the media were truly rigged against him, it would not cover him at all (apart from Fox News). But, alas, he’s too good for ratings in a culture addicted to outrage.
The final night is boring. Few big name speakers.
Overall, it’s been a staid affair. No invocations of Lucifer. No chants about jailing Mr Trump. No thinly-veiled bigotry. No overt bigotry. No Chicken Little syndrome. No emocons.
OK I wrote too soon. There’s Katy Perry without the left shark.
Ms Clinton says Mr Trump is a small man, stiffs working Americans, and can’t be trusted with nukes.
And she’s right.
Utah, the beehive hairdo state! …
History made: Ms Clinton is the nominee, Mr Sanders departs the stage gracefully.
Cecile Richards’ appearance at the convention is a giant middle finger to Carly Fiorina and Fox News, and the Colorado Springs mass murderer who was inspired by both.
Lena Dunham and America Ferrara deal themselves in.
As this goes on, Berniebros are holding a cry-in at the media tents.
A Queens congressperson accuses Mr Trump of being a real life Bobby Axelrod (of Billions).
Howard Dean reenacts “The Scream” and appears tame compared to Mr Trump.
Bill Clinton spins an effective yarn, at odds with the meta-narrative of Mr Trump and Berniebros.
Glass ceiling smashed.
Mr Sanders is learning first hand how politically naive his most fervent supporters are.
One person’s tantrums are another person’s heteroglossia.
Al Franken brings the comedy.
Sarah Silverman brings the rationality.
Can I just say, to the “Bernie or Bust” people, you’re being ridiculous.
Mr Booker shouts, Berniebros bark.
announces candidacy delivers the goods.
Ms Warren questions what kind of a man Mr Trump is. Berniebros heckle.
Bernie endorses over tears of supporters.
The Republican Party platform has been updated for the nineteenth century.
Saul Alinsky was a labor union and community organizer. There are community organizer training centers that are “Alinskyian.” I would even guess that some Alinsky tactics have seeped their way into political organizing. If Republicans aren’t careful, they may be accused of using Alinsky tactics!
Aside from last night’s association of Ms Clinton with Lucifer, the Republican Circus has been a rehash of the greatest hits against Ms Clinton spanning twenty-four years. To use a gun nut metaphor: the Republican subculture has empty its barrel and is out of ammo. Ms Clinton is still alive.