as the rnc begins, the news hits…
As the RNC was about to hit, the weekend began with good news for the President. The Democrat convention did not seem to produce the bump that conventions generally do. In fact there were signs the polls held for the President, or even improved a little.
Then Saturday morning came and the release of the tapes of the President’s sister speaking to his niece and ripping into him. Wow, there was no love lost there. I wondered why she wasn’t at the funeral of their other brother on Friday.
Now the niece who wrote the book taped the sister without her knowledge, and that is deplorable. I waited the weekend to see if the sister was going to denounce the niece, but she never did.
The President for his part handled it well. Just the hit of the day he said, and it did summarize how he is treated.
If you hear a lot about it this week, ask yourself this. How come we didn’t hear as much about Obama’s brother who has attacked him (Obama) and is endorsing Donald Trump for reelection? Maybe they should trade families.
Then late last night the news broke about Kellyanne Conway leaving the administration at the end of the month. That one has to hurt the President; she saved the campaign in 2016.
It seems to me that Kellyanne deserved more support from her family. Her husband George has been vocal in his opposition to the President and helping lead a conservative group to defeat him. What broke the back of the family was their 15 year old daughter this weekend saying:
She wanted to legally divorce her mom after learning she is to speak at the upcoming Republican National Convention.
Just to be clear, she also said she agreed with her dad on “absolutely nothing,” despite the fact he was a founder of an anti-Trump conservative super political action committee.
So the 15 year old illustrated what politics has done to her family, and both parents are leaving their roles to try and repair things.
I know losing Kellyanne in the White House is a loss for the administration.
Then this morning the former anti Trump Senator from Arizona, Jeff Flake, announced he is joining other Republicans to support Joe Biden.
What a way to start the RNC, uh?
And exactly what are they all angry about? It has to be demeanor, because what polices are not pro America? The virus? The President didn’t create the virus, it was China who allowed it to spread. If you don’t believe that, then answer this. Is President Trump to blame for the deaths in the other 117 countries? Is the President responsible for Italy, England, France, Spain, Brazil and everyone in between?
No, it was China’s failure to inform the world.
The VP was on ABC last night. In a not so difficult interview with Kamala Harris, he did make news.
First, he said yes, he would close the country again if scientists like Dr. Fauci said it would be a good idea.
Second, he was asked if he was going to campaign from home the rest of the way. Again he said he would follow the science and right now the answer was yes.
When asked if could win like that, he said he has reached 500 million people that way.
I don’t know if that’s a winning strategy, do you?
Then Barack Obama was quoted on how he interprets Biden’s move to the left. His answer:
“If you look at Joe Biden’s goals and Bernie Sanders’s goals, they’re not that different, from a forty-thousand-foot level,” he argued. “They both want to make sure everybody has health care. They want to make sure everybody can get a job that pays a living wage. They want to make sure every child gets a good education.”
He added, “The question was one of tactics. A lot of times, the issue has to do with How do we go about that, and what are the coalitions we need? What I think the moment has done is to change some of those calculations, not because necessarily Joe’s changed but because circumstances have changed.”
Wait, we spent a whole week saying he was Moderate Joe and now he is Bernie?
While the VP delivered a flawless speech Thursday to relieve the pressure on his competency, the news had this:
“How old is Biden? Well, he is older than 94 percent of all living Americans, and older than 96 percent of all people alive on the planet, according to demographic data compiled by the United Nations. He is already older than 27 presidents were when they died — including 14 years older than Franklin D. Roosevelt and 13 years older than Lyndon B. Johnson.
“When Biden arrived in the U.S. Senate at age 30 on Jan. 3, 1973, he joined six senators who were born in the late 1800s. Of those 100 people — all of them men, and only one not white — he is one of just 13 who are still alive today.
“If he wins in November, he will be the only person to be president representing that historical seam between the “Greatest Generation” that fought World War II and the Baby Boom generation that has dominated national politics since the early 1990s. Biden’s comparatively advanced age, however, is a useful lens for viewing the comparative youth of the country he hopes to lead. The life of a single person can bridge historical eras that seem more distant than they really are.”
Now the NYT, in an effort to counter this, had this from their TV Critic:
Goodbye Uncle Joe, “hello, father of the nation.”
the post office
The House held its funding vote Saturday and will now have the hearing today. Does that sound a little reversed? Well that’s because it is, but don’t worry, the MSM won’t call them on it.
Now, the postmaster general told lawmakers in Friday’s senate hearing that the largest vote-by-mail push in American history would be delivered “fully and on time.” He called suggestions that he might intentionally slow ballot delivery to help the president “outrageous.”
Is this a real issue or a manufactured one? Take note that the Post Office is funded through 2021 now. Think about it.