Welcome to the Republican National Convention 2016!
The craziest sh*t storm since last week’s news cycle, boy do we move on quickly. Say good bye to #BlackLivesMatter #PrayforNice and the #Brexit because it’s all about #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes now!
What’s going on this week? Donald Trump becomes the official Republican nominee for President. Yay!
All those Donald Trump cartoons I had been making are hardly funny any longer, because here it is. Dystopian world here we come. Trump is the official candidate and it’s going to be him or Hillary. Yikes.
While many want to argue that there will be no difference if either one of these candidates makes it into the office. I beg to differ. The problem I have with Trump is not only based on
- his flip flopping terrifying policies on wars,
- or his wall,
- or his racists, sexists, and dehumanizing words towards anyone who is “other”,
- or his nazi inspired policies about Muslims,
- or his less than impressive business background as the basis for his campaign,
- or his blatantly annoying demeanor…
No, no… None of those things are the main “problem” though I do find them all extremely problematic.
The PROBLEM is that DESPITE all this, people are supporting this man, openly, enthusiastically, without much more to say than… “He speaks his mind.”
No. What you mean is that he speaks YOUR MIND and you find nothing wrong with his rhetoric, because truly, they are your own or at least agreeable.
What does a Trump president sound like? Here ya go.
Watch some snippets from Trump and Pence interview on 60 minutes. You’ve been warned.
Ready? Set… GO!
No one is going to stop this circus? Seriously?!
I’m not even going to take the time to go into his recent VP choice, but in the mean time, you can go ahead and phone into the campaign headquarters with your Vagina’s status.
So let’s take a glimpse at the sort of events surrounding the RNC
White Supremacist Theory on Live National News
Read the transcript
PIERCE: Tell you what, in that hall today, that hall is wired. That hall is wired by loud, unhappy, dissatisfied white people. Any sign of rebellion is going to get shouted down either kindly or roughly but that’s what’s going to happen.KING: This whole business does get a little tired. I would ask you to go back through history and figure out where are these contributions that have been made by these other categories of people you are talking about. Where did any other subgroup of people contribute more to civilization? [N.b.: The “other people” the panelists had just been talking about were black Americans and Mexicans.]HAYES: Than white people?
KING: Than Western civilization itself. That’s rooted in western Europe, eastern Europe and the United States of America, and every place where Christianity settled the world. That’s all of Western civilization.
- The crusades.
- Genocide of millions of Native Americans.
- Land theft and exploitation of natural resources.
- Creation and use of nuclear weapons.
- and IPhones… you’re welcome.
— Parker Molloy (@ParkerMolloy) July 21, 2016
My personal reaction?
Up Next: Mrs.Trump plagiarizes Michelle Obama
Thank goodness she’s a woman and instead we can have articles about how fab she looked in that dress! Lighten up people!
Of course a hilarious explosion of comments on twitter #FamousMelaniaTrumpQuotes
However I’m partial to this “Bring It On” bit. Millennials nostalgia!
Eventually the Trump campaign found someone to throw under the buss and take the blame.
Writer Meredith McIver apologizes for any trouble she may have caused…
“Over the phone, she read me some passages from Mrs. Obama’s speech as examples. I wrote them down and later included some of the phrasing in the draft that ultimately became the final speech. I did not check Mrs. Obama’s speeches. This was my mistake, and I feel terrible for the chaos I have caused Melania and the Trumps, as well as to Mrs. Obama. No harm was meant.” CNN
So much for “I wrote it.”
But in all seriousness… Michelle Obama is pretty amazing. I can see why Melania Trump admires her.
Do not read ’til RNC 2016. #FamousMelianaTrumpQuotes pic.twitter.com/rZxulQoYYt — Brittany (@xo_britters) July 19, 2016
Unfortunately, all this noise over Melania Trump’s (I mean Michelle’s) Speech is great cover for the mood over in the RNC
The topic of choice was “Make America Safe Again” but maybe it should be “Make America Fear Again” as The Daily Show suggested
Fear seemed to be main subject aside from bashing Hillary Clinton. Trevor Noah highlights Trump’s ability to disguise the ugly with quirky media distractions.
This is Donald Trump style. What he does is ha always gives us so much fun crazy to talk about, that we miss the dangerous crazy. Trevor Noah – The Daily Show
He points out various speaker’s focus on fear: “Our enemies are plotting against us.” “Killing us and our allies!” “There is no place to escape to”. Watch the recap here.
What else is being overshadowed?
Women Being Physically Harassed and Threatened
Amy Davis describes how a man pressed his body against hers in an effort to make her uncomfortable enough to give up her turn at the mic. After a friend joined her for support, an official had to separate the man who continued to harass the women.
Kera Birkeland is another female who was followed to the bathroom where she was threatened as she stepped out. “You should die” she reports Trump supporters telling her. But considering how Trump Talks about women, I can see why his supporters would take his advice…
“You have to treat them (women) like **** “
I’ll let Jennifer Lawrence speak for me…
But let’s end this on a more positive note.
In a stunning show of art, photographer Spencer Tunick organized a protest outside the RNC involving 100 nude women.
The photograph involved 100 nude women holding large mirror discs, reflecting the knowledge and wisdom of progressive women and the concept of “Mother Nature” into and onto the convention center, cityscape and horizon of Cleveland. The philosophy of the artwork relates to the idea of the sacred feminine. By holding mirrors, we hope to suggest that women are a reflection and embodiment of nature, the sun, the sky and the land. We want to express the belief that we will rely upon the strength, intuition and wisdom of progressive and enlightened women to find our place in nature and to regain the balance within it. The mirrors communicate that we are a reflection of ourselves, each other, and of, the world that surrounds us. The woman becomes the future and the future becomes the woman. Spectrumptunickcleaveland.com
100 nude women protest Trump at the RNC: https://t.co/kEx43mD8XPpic.twitter.com/T6SHEpaEJQ — Slate (@Slate) July 18, 2016
Reflecting love and light in these times is a true act of super natural powers. The Goddess is obviously with them. And that should have you covered on the RNC for the last few days.
Did I miss anything?
Ted Cruz Breaks the ranks and publicly opposes Trump! Is there still hope yet for reason in the Republican Party?