It was an historic night as the first minority woman was nominated and accepted the position to run for VP on a major party ticket. Harris gave her speech and met expectations. She should be good on the stump over the next few months. This may be just me, but she needs to avoid that look at the camera that to me says, I am putting this over on you. I want to believe what she is saying.
Now President Obama, Hillary, Elizabeth Warren, all the heavyweights spoke. Here’s what I got. Donald Trump is a bad man and must be removed. It seemed to be far more about why not Trump and not why Joe. We’re three days in, and if I ask you why Joe beyond he is not Donald Trump, what is the answer?
President Obama had his usual terrific delivery. But he loses me when he says things like Trump is in it to profit for himself and friends. I think Donald Trump is the first President I can remember whose net worth is less today than when he took office, and the market is up 50%. How has he profited?
He added that President Trump doesn’t work hard. Really? I think he is always working. I know the press likes to say he plays golf a lot on weekends, but when was the last time he took a vacation?
He said Joe Biden was by his side for all major decisions, but never how Joe changed anything. He said our foreign policy today is a mess. I am one who believes strongly we are in a better place in the world today than before. Maybe some like us less, but they respect us more, and in this dangerous world that is vital.
He mentioned peaceful protesters, like so many others. Not a single mention from anyone about the violence we see or what happened in Portland the night before. How come they don’t see any violence? Is it because of the party that runs all those cities? Is that leadership?
There is so much more, like where do they stand on China trade?
As for Hillary, she spoke for close to seven minutes telling us how bad things are and how bad the last election was. On Joe, she had 30 seconds of messaging.
We need to hear the polices and where they want to take this nation. Joe Biden gets the chance tonight.
A GOOD QUESTION
The question is this. We’ve watched three days of Trump bashing. Now I think he is open to attack on his character, tweets and sometimes uncontrolled utterances. Fair game.
But polices? His polices cost us jobs? The virus, which is not the Trump virus (They should direct that anger where it belongs) cost us recently. Before the virus hit we had record employment for every demographic group. We had jobs coming back that they said we would need a magic wand to get back. Almost half the jobs we lost to the virus are back. This is an unfair attack. Our economy was booming.
As stated above we can argue foreign policy, but taking on China was right. We spent 40 years giving away to China. We were told Mexico would be a lost relationship. The current relationship is as strong as ever.
Anyway, the thing is this. They are yelling that Donald Trump is responsible for every issue. He’s been in Washington for three years. Obama was President for eight, and Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Mitch McConnell have been there for over 40 years. Donald Trump created all these problems?
Really now, who should be replaced?
the questions on joe biden
I am sure tonight VP Biden will deliver a good speech, but once again it will be from a teleprompter and well practiced. So far nothing that has happened this week alleviated the questions if the VP is as he always was. If Joe is fine they need to let him loose and let the press have access.
Jill Biden yesterday said questioning her husband’s cognitive abilities was “ridiculous” and not a fair campaign attack. She said he proves his mental agility every day with a rigorous campaign schedule. “Joe is on the phone every single minute of the day, talking to governors who are calling him and Nancy Pelosi. He’s on the Zoom. He’s doing fundraisers. He’s doing briefings.”
Maybe, but we all need to see, hear and watch him. It goes with the job, and right now you are feeding the questions by keeping him under wraps.
speaking of the bidens
Republicans keep asking where is Hunter. There was a sighting, albeit on video, yesterday. It was brief, but he was on screen and praised his Mom… “It is your strength that holds this family together and I know that you will make us whole again.” It was a clip from his brothers funeral. It will be interesting to see if he’s more visible tonight as his Dad speaks.
I think the Biden team knows there is more to come on Hunter in the months ahead.
Things you won’t hear
Here are two things that are examples of what you won’t hear on the convention.
The illegal immigrant mother Democrats used Wednesday as a case study of cruelty of the President’s policies was first deported during the Clinton administration, then flagged for deportation again under the Obama-Biden administration.
Alejandra Juarez first sneaked into the U.S. in 1998, was caught at the border and was removed — the formal term for deportation — back to Mexico.
She quickly sneaked back in in defiance of that order and would go on to marry a U.S. citizen and military member, remaining under the radar until a traffic stop in 2013 brought her to the attention of ICE, which renewed their deportation order and made her start checking in with an eye toward future removal.
Yesterday it was all Trump’s fault.
Also speaking was Linda Sarsour a Muslim advocate who has been vocal in her support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Isreal. Hours after her speech the Biden campaign put out a statement that “Joe Biden has been a strong supporter of Isreal ….” They added that Sansour “has no role in the Biden campaign whatsoever”
Which begs the question how did she get speaking time at the convention?
meanwhile back to 2016 and the russians
“Guilty,” said former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith to the charge of falsifying documents used to continue the surveillance of President Trump’s campaign aide Carter Page. He admitted to altering an email to say Mr. Page was not a source for the CIA when in fact he was. That was key in getting FISA approval.
Now this is interesting. He told the judge that he believed at the time the information he provided was accurate. Oh, so it was a mistake? But then the judge asked, “You intentionally altered the email to insert information that was not originally in the email?” Clinesmith responded, “Yes, your honor.” And his lawyer said his client regrets his actions and “understands what he did was wrong.” Just not wrong enough to be fully honest I guess.
Just so we understand, without FISA approval there is no collusion charges. It should have gotten major MSM coverage and they should have highlighted the lies by some politicians who carried this on knowing it wasn’t true.
I can’t get over what they put us through for three years, day and night, and now they won’t report the truth.
Operation Legend, a Justice Department initiative led by A.G. Barr to assist cities plagued by violent crime, reported yesterday they have made more than 1,000 arrests across the country. “Operation Legend is the heart of the federal government’s response to this uptick in violent crime,” he said. “Its mission is to save lives, solve crimes and take violent offenders off our streets before they can claim more victims.”
Funny, you don’t hear much about this on the MSM either, do you?
Of the arrests, more than 200 defendants have been charged with federal crimes, including 90 murder suspects, and nearly 400 guns have been taken off the streets the A.G. said. “Rather than demonizing or defunding police, we are supporting and strengthening our law enforcement partners at the state and local level,” Mr. Barr continued.
Think about this and what you have heard from the Democrats this week on what is going on in the streets. You decide what side you are on and remember your vote. It’s your choice what kind of country we are going forward.
Five thirty eight (538) the political website headed by Nate Silver that focuses on opinion poll analysis, politics, economics, and sports blogging posted this:
As of this morning Joe Biden has an 85.5% chance of winning the presidency. They also have models for the Senate and House, which both show Democrats with strong leads in the race to control Congress.
So they see a Democratic sweep of the White House, House and Senate.
The latest betting odds are Biden 56.4% and Trump 42% chance of winning.
If you take the polls at face value, they said the electoral college today is:
Biden 337, Trump 201.
Usually the conventions drive their party polling. I don’t think this week – so far – it has the same impact. Let’s see what happens tonight and then next week.