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How Donald Trump failed in his dark disaster of an acceptance speech


CLEVELAND (MarketWatch) — Let’s put aside the inevitable fact checking, parsing and policy analysis for a moment.

Donald Trump’s speech Thursday night was a disaster. It was the most embarrassing political appearance I’ve seen since Admiral James Stockdale showed up in 1992 as Ross Perot’s running mate. Donald Trump capped the worst convention I have ever seen with the worst acceptance speech.

Let me be very clear here. This is not a criticism of Donald Trump’s proposed policies. He’s already said he wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, kick out illegal immigrants, vet Muslims who want to come here, support the National Rifle Association, and so on. I expected those in the speech. Whether you agree or disagree with those policies, they were supposed to be there. He ran on that platform.

But the speech Donald Trump delivered last night was terrible in other ways.

It was boring, weird and borderline unhinged.


If Trump’s Speech Sounded Familiar, That’s Because Nixon Gave It First

Donald Trump’s law-and-order message is strikingly similar to the speech Richard Nixon delivered in 1968.
By John Nichols

Cleveland—Donald Trump accepted the Republican nomination for president on a Thursday night in the long hot summer of 2016 with a speech that signaled his determination to exploit fears of violence as part of crusade to seize the White House from the Democrats.

Promising a fierce campaign on behalf of law and order, he declared:

Our Convention occurs at a moment of crisis for our nation. The attacks on our police, and the terrorism in our cities, threaten our very way of life. Any politician who does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country.

Americans watching this address tonight have seen the recent images of violence in our streets and the chaos in our communities. Many have witnessed this violence personally, some have even been its victims.

I have a message for all of you: the crime and violence that today afflicts our nation will soon—and I mean very soon—come to an end. Beginning on January 20th of 2017, safety will be restored.

Sound familiar?

It will, for those who recall a Republican convention almost 50 years ago.


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Merrick Garland Now Holds the Record for Longest Supreme Court Wait

Wednesday marked a bleak achievement for Merrick Garland.

He passed Louis Brandeis as the Supreme Court nominee with the longest wait for a Senate hearing.

And while Brandeis' saga ended with his 1916 confirmation Garland's prospects remain, at best, unclear.

Republicans who control the Senate — currently on summer break — still refuse to grant Garland a hearing, saying it should be up to President Obama's successor to pick a replacement for Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February.


Porn viewership hits all-time high in Cleveland during Republican National Convention

The party of Lincoln, it appears, is also the party of porn.

In Cleveland, where Donald Trump was nominated by his party’s delegates Tuesday afternoon, porn viewership has surpassed—for the first time—New York City, Miami, and Los Angeles, according to a leading adult-video streaming service.

The increase in Cleveland porn traffic during the Republican National Convention is allegedly 184 percent higher than usual, xHamster reports. Cleveland is making history in all sorts of ways, shattering its previous record for porn viewership while topping out at 873,294 views.

There are more people in Cleveland watching porn right now, xHamster says, than when the Cavaliers won the NBA championship (though, it’s not entirely clear what one has to do with the other).


Having Balls near the RNC convention will get you arrested!

DOZENS OF POLICE OFFICERS swarmed protestors from the activist group CodePink outside a main entrance to the Republican National Convention Tuesday, because they were holding tennis balls.

In June, the City of Cleveland added tennis balls to its list of prohibited items inside a 3.3 square mile “event zone,” surrounding the Quicken Loans Arena. Other prohibited items included tape, rope, bike locks, and any stepstool that could be used to address a crowd. But the prohibition did not apply to guns – meaning that convention attendees and onlookers are allowed to openly carry firearms, including assault weapons.

Cleveland Police requested that Ohio Gov. John Kasich suspend open carry laws inside the “event zone,” but he denied the request.

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