I’m not much of a democrat these days – certainly no republican. My mother’s a little different – voting for Hillary , and a little nicer in speaking about politicians than I am. For the last several years she’s held steadfast to the claim that no president in history has taken so much flak as Obama, that it’s unprecedented, and neither Mitt nor McCain would’ve seen similar onslaughts. There’s ostensibly no way to prove this one way or the other, I often vet that she’s misguided via generational gaps and probably a misunderstanding by everyone, at the turn of Obama’s first run – of just how powerful a tool Twitter had become. This is why he won in ’08 , and why he didn’t lose in ’12.
I’ve been very annoyed with the DNC for the better part of eight months, and the rest of this comes with full disclaimer that amidst this joke of an election cycle – great speakers don’t have to do much work to stand out positively, that annoyance stretched tenfold during the first two evenings of the democratic convention in Philly (with the exception of Michelle).
I don’t know much about Tim Kaine – but I love watching Liz Warren swallow her own cud when half ass defending him to reporters while selling her poorly presented leftist soul in support of another woman who just so happens to be on the democratic ticket. Did you hear? Hillary’s a woman? So yeah, that’s good enough for me. The point’s that a well received senator in a southern gateway was liable to be a coin flip for the DNC on a night where a major mood swing, legitimacy, was going to come or…it wasn’t. The non pause he gave to Trump’s rhetoric regurgitation was enjoyable – and at this juncture I’m looking far more forward to debates between him and TPP Pence than the presidential alternative.
And, you know – followed by maybe the most beloved man in American politics in Joe Biden. The unfortunate reality of our televised nation and the politico everything to boot – is that these people in front of our eyes are largely…scripted. Flaws – in the day of Twitter and such are no secret – but much like Paul Ryan swallowed his own dick twice over in support of Trump last week – I have a difficult time believing the vigor with which old Joe believes in Hillary to keep current on Obama’s legislation amidst her re opening of donor allowances to the DNC – this has quite a bit to do with Kaine’s bank history. Nothing ostensibly wrong with it…but an elephant nonetheless.
Any – who , I know a lot of people voting for Trump who don’t necessarily agree with much anything he says (or hasn’t said) policy wise but can’t stand the alternative of Hillary who, did you hear, is a woman? I think it says more that she’s a career politician, I mean a career politician, and say what you will – 40 years in that muck pit isn’t gonna make anyone pretty by the time they rise to the center of attention. Kind of like commercial real estate, no?
So here, yes, in digression Biden again shows his pervasive humanization in skating at mentions of how he may have run, masked by the tragedy of his son’s untimely death – it’s an old, white…non crusty dude that any college educated American will have no issue standing behind the principles of. Even bigot sporting Trumpettes, proud ones, will admit that.
And then, Barry – closing on the same platform he initially won with in ’08.
“I see a younger generation full of energy and new ideas, not constrained by what is, ready to seize what ought to be.”
This is speaking to millennials without really doing as much, and more or less doing what Donald’s done for eight months without the fear mongering of goblins and ghouls out beyond the wall…
then again, Obamacare is far less pretty in practice than conceptualization…so maybe we’re all fucked.
I believe more than ever after last night that the democratic party and its ideals as we’ve come to know are dead as a fucking doornail – the meat, however, has yet to spoil, and I suspect it’s another 4 to 6 years before the stench leaks through the back hood.
Ala Donald’s long promised election announcement last summer.
A nod to sanders at a critical juncture of the speech, in a call to mobilize the entirety of the democratic party to vote as the berners did all year long – is the proof in the pudding that the king has been slain. He didn’t want that, Hillary still doesn’t want that – but she doesn’t have a choice. She asked for emoji polls, can’t use an NYC subway (they are never that empty, fucking dumbass), and for real put out a press release about Pokemon go. It’s awkward – she’s awkward, and she’s a robotic, non relatable person. If she was she may well have won the ticket in ’08 – but alas , a man with more gravitas than Bradley Cooper’s Phil haircut could hope for – stepped in yet again to bat clean up for a woman, yes, a smart, accomplished, deserving of all things men might have woman…who couldn’t beat him eight years ago – and stands foe against a reality television windbag just so corrupt as she should these things about both of them stand to be true.
Death is never good, but no – I don’t care about the fucking benghazi emails – she can’t use a computer, get over it. But supporting a “feminist” who’s own husband has an umpteenth number of rape accusations on his record (speaking of, Billy can still rip it when going off the teleprompter – charisma on a billion)? Fuck off – I’ll take the water and stare at my Instagram.
I suppose what we have, or must have, still, is hope. For as much as I’d prefer our country not to be run by a neoliberal liar with a long, traceable history of backtracking on her policy claims…the alternative is a dude who seriously took this picture with his….daughter.
Maybe Gary Johnson proves the internets real power and gets elected (he’ll at least find footing in debates – polling too high not to get there) , maybe he won’t. I can’t stomach voting for either of these assholes – but for months I’ve been scared and certain of Trump’s tenure in the white house which…all things considered…seems to be a far worse long term solution that a definitively poor solution, period, in HRC. But after last night? There is, if nothing else…a plausible look into the tables being turned against the Donald…even if for a brief convention bounce – as these things do…bounce.
Is this for the better? Who’s to say – but the fact that an Obama speech can strike such a powerful chord…twelve years to the week of his first DNC stage invite is, if not to be celebrated…at least pretty fucking impressive.
WE. ARE. FUUUUUUCKED.
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