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*****Republican National Convention thread. Let the games begin.*****

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posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 12:56 PM
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originally posted by: desert
a reply to: olaru12

lol And the joke about the "the haves and the have-mores" being the GOP base? Only it really wasn't a joke.
Sadly, remember The Selling of the President 1968 by Joe McGinniss.? "classic of campaign reporting that first introduced many readers to the stage-managed world of political theater."

And that's why I was truly disappointed in the RNC convention this time. It's not even well stage-managed political theater! Which does not bode well for governing.


I think the conferences have been very well managed. The venue is superb. The timings are being kept to. The camera work is good (placement/angles etc).

Content is another issue and whether one likes it or not is subjective

The traditional political conference has been thrown out the window. I am sure it's pretty easy to have a bunch of politicians stand up and lie profusely. That's been done before. It's different this time round. The speakers include a lot of non celebrities and non politicians. Yes, the tired old political hacks on TV will say something like, 'he should have had this guy on last', or 'this woman on first'. I don't think they really get what is going on. Every single traditional way of doing things in politics is being rejected.




posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:07 PM
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The traditional political conference has been thrown out the window. I am sure it's pretty easy to have a bunch of politicians stand up and lie profusely. That's been done before. It's different this time round. The speakers include a lot of non celebrities and non politicians.


So they get a lot of non politicians to get up and lie profusely.

Scott Baio.....really? Non traditional for sure. Lame....you tell me?



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posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: desert

I don't rule our some real focus in the future. I myself am conservative in many areas. But the last few elections seems to have presented the party with a dilemma as to who to put up. I liked John McCain and I thought he'd be a real challenge for the office but the first African American up for the office trumped (no pun intended) his chance.
I thought John Kasich would have been solid. He sure sounded reasonable. But he just drifted away.
There are some good people in their party. But they have to leave God and abortion at the door if they really want to be considered.
A recent poll says over 80% of Americans believe in God but the last few elections seem to say yes but not in Washington.
I don't have a crystal ball. What happens to the party now is anyone guess.
I know this. Other parties have come and gone and this is still the greatest nation on the planet. 🗽



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:22 PM
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a reply to: olaru12

To think that the common man does not have a right to have a say in the process is elitist.
And political elitism and its continual denigration of the common man are exactly why Trump is where he is.
The common man wants representation.
This convention, and those selected to speak, are further proof that Trump is listening to us.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:26 PM
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originally posted by: olaru12
a reply to: UKTruth




The traditional political conference has been thrown out the window. I am sure it's pretty easy to have a bunch of politicians stand up and lie profusely. That's been done before. It's different this time round. The speakers include a lot of non celebrities and non politicians.


So they get a lot of non politicians to get up and lie profusely.

Scott Baio.....really? Non traditional for sure. Lame....you tell me?




Lame? no.
I'd rather listen to him than some senator who spends his or her time grubbing around for the biggest donor.
Besides, Joanie Loves Chachi


Politicians should only be heard from when they have to report on the progress of their actions to their employer - the people. Otherwise they should shut up and make sure they have their pens ready to jot down what the people direct them to do.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:26 PM
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When is it back on? and is trump going to actually speak?.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

This is America. The land where if a tv show is two parts they have to spend five minutes reminding the audience what aired the night before so don't count on Donald being relevant on Nov 9th.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:29 PM
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Dup
Anyone want a used kindle???
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posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:35 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

I'm waiting for Ted Nugent!!

One of the most despicable individuals ever to come out of the entertainment industry but that SOB can Rock. I respect that but come on....Scott Baio.

Even my republican compadres here in the press office face palmed that one and mentioned how out of touch the Trump convention has been and these are staunch Republicans. I sneak peak at their tablets and they are secretively perusing the Gov. Gary site. What's that tell ya?

Not to mention the Trump kids telling us how much they love their daddy....even the die hard family values folks gagged on that BS.
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posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: -Blackout-

Hillary at least knows what she's doing. She at least knows how Washington works and can deal with other world leaders with grace and dignity.
And they actually like her. They are extremely worried about a trump presidency.
Lots of Americans too.
I think that will become very evident in November.
I think this election is going to be a landslide for Hillary and the democratic party.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:38 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

At the end of the first day, all Paul Manafort could say, when asked how it went, was that it ended on time. If that's all he could say, well, that is quite a low bar. And placement of speakers acknowledges their importance to the party, which is why some commentators thought it strange that the RNC had Joni Ernst speaking to pretty much an empty house. At least Clint Eastwood got to speak to an empty chair onstage in 2012.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:39 PM
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Just got in, did I just read/see that Trump just reached out to Kasich for VP job????



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:45 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

You mean while she's funding the destabilization of these leaders country and laughin hysterically when they are brutally tortured to death?



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:45 PM
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Cruz event this morning....




posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: Squirlli
Just got in, did I just read/see that Trump just reached out to Kasich for VP job????


Kasich claimed he was offered it. Trump campaign denied.

Sounds like Kasich is at home churning up and bitter as hell.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:49 PM
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a reply to: -Blackout-

Certainly after this cycle all future elections will be boring.
I have to give it to trump that he made this a show. I bet more people are watching the convention then ever before.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:54 PM
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a reply to: UKTruth

Kasich is really coming off as a spoiled little brat.

Talk about a sore loser.



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:56 PM
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a reply to: Squirlli
Like no one saw this coming? Kasich has been a spoiled brat since the beginning. Trying to hold out for the convention thinking they would dump trump....poor Kasich....NOT!



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

I love my country, too. I wanted a strong Republican Party, because we only function best when parties are strong. It is a shame that 20 years ago the GOP lit into itself like a dog with mange. Only they didn't have mange, just fellow Republicans with different ideas; they wanted party purity (and they still do---Donald Trump Jr just this week at the conventions called fellow Republicans "idiots"). Well, just like a dog with mange can do, the GOP has almost destroyed itself with all its actions.

I wish I could do that Lady Liberty like you did. And I'ld add in a flag. Well, imagine for now, the symbols are [ ] and [ ].



posted on Jul, 20 2016 @ 02:02 PM
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originally posted by: desert
a reply to: Sillyolme

I love my country, too. I wanted a strong Republican Party, because we only function best when parties are strong. It is a shame that 20 years ago the GOP lit into itself like a dog with mange. Only they didn't have mange, just fellow Republicans with different ideas; they wanted party purity (and they still do---Donald Trump Jr just this week at the conventions called fellow Republicans "idiots"). Well, just like a dog with mange can do, the GOP has almost destroyed itself with all its actions.

I wish I could do that Lady Liberty like you did. And I'ld add in a flag. Well, imagine for now, the symbols are [ ] and [ ].






dog with mange


You just ruined a $1200 lenovo with Mt. Dew all over it. And I wet my pants...lol



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