Bad Lip Reading–Dem Convention Edition

I close out my posting day with a good thump on your funny bone…..

After I spent my time watching the Dem convention and found it not as entertaining as I had hoped….I found this vid from some geniuses at Bad Lip Reading……

Please watch and enjoy…..

Now was that not far better than the actual convention?

So much more informative than the actual convention…..Have a great day my friends and I shall return tomorrow in all my splendor…..

GOD this thing is funny!

See you guys tomorrow……..peace…out

Democratic Party Platform Disappoints

This election draws near to a conclusion….and I still post stuff that will hopefully educate the voter…..

To say that I was disappointed in the platform that the Dems settle on would be disingenuous on my part….personally I think that it is platform that would better suit the GOP than good loyal Dems……

Progressives vow to ”take the fight to Philadelphia” and battle for stronger platform at Democratic Party convention.

When contentious Democratic Party platform negotiations finally came to a close late on Saturday, progressives again left disappointed.

At the committee’s final meeting in Orlando, Florida, supporters of Hillary Clinton successfully voted down amendments supporting a single payer healthcare system, a nationwide ban on fracking, as well as an amendment objecting to Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and characterizing the settlements as illegal.

The losses stung progressives already dismayed by the committee’s refusal to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal in the platform earlier that day, among other defeats.

Source: Pro-Fracking, Pro-Colonialism, Anti-Single Payer: Democratic Party Platform Disappoints – Linkis.com

The Dems platform sucks the worse in history…..any true progressive, not those cowards in the Clinton camp, should look elsewhere for a candidate that best represents their issues……the Dems will NOT be that party!

I Enjoy The Irony

I am enjoying the fact that after 20 years to bashing by the GOP Clinton is gaining support from the neocons……kinda reminds me of the days when Dems flocked to the side of Reagan in the 80’s.

Some people are surprised at the support that she is getting from the war hawks….different parties and all that……well I wish I could say I was surprised but unfortunate I am not…..it makes perfect sense….after all she and her hubby Bubba have been hawks from day one in the White house.

But there are still some that are surprised……

Democrats have become the party of bare-knuckled, full-throated American Exceptionalism. That transformation was announced with a vein-popping zeal by retired general and wannabe motivation screamer John Allen at the Democratic convention in the City of Brotherly Love.

Bill Kristol is downright despondent after his failed search for an alternative to Donald Trump. Max Boot is indignant about his “stupid” party’s willingness to ride a bragging bull into a delicate China policy shop. And the leading light of the first family of military interventionism — Robert Kagan — is actually lining up Neoconservatives behind the Democratic nominee for president of the United States.

Source: Surprised That Neocons Support Hillary? – LA Progressive

I found another article this time in The American Thinker, not a site I regular read, along these lines only with a bit of a slant to it……

Donald Trump has had an uphill battle since the day, over a year ago, when he announced his candidacy for the Republican Party presidential nomination. Against long odds and endless naysayers in the media and in his own party, he secured the party nomination for president and in the process received more primary votes than any other previous Republican candidate. Ever. Sharing votes with 16 other primary candidates.

Source: Articles: GOP Goes Full Democrat

What you, my readers, make of this situation?

Baiting The Trap

We have yet another deluge of email talk…..this time it cam in just before the Dem Convention began…..now with all the talk about these things I started wondering if Trump’s reply to the upcoming scandal was some sort of trap he was setting for the Dems…..

Apparently I am not the only one that saw this as a ploy by Mr. Trump to try and steal some thunder from the convention….and guess what the Dems took the bait!

If you wondered how Trump would steal the headlines back from Hillary Clinton this week, now you know: Russian hackers and Hillary’s email. And the Dems fell for it, says Jake Novak.

Source: The Democrats just fell for Trump’s Russian email-hack bait—commentary

I knew that most of the politicos were not the brightest bulb in the group….but these guys proved me right……the Dems took the bait and now they are spending valuable air time explaining their position…..

God I love this stuff…the games politicians play……very amusing.

DNC Platform Retains Traditional Militarism

Part of the deal in the long time between the end of the election cycle and Bernie’s endorsement has been told that he wanted his people on the platform committee….this would insure that the progressive ideas that he championed would be made part of the election rhetoric.

The problem is the DNC platform is a traditional cop-out of the Democrats and shows NO progress whatsoever…..

Phyllis Bennis tells Paul Jay that the platform debates ignored the wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and instead included a call to audit the Pentagon rather than cut the military budget

The two-day meeting at the Democratic National Platform Committee in Orlando ended this weekend. In article for the Nation titled What the Democratic Party Platform Tells Us About Where We Are on War, Phyllis Bennis writes, the 35-page draft reminds us of two crucial realities, the limits of party politics while corporate and military interests dominate both parties and crucially the necessity of social movements to challenge those limits and sometimes to win.

Source: DNC Platform Retains Traditional Militarism, Shows Weakness of Anti-War Movement

I think Bernie failed in his attempt to make the platform more progressive……it smacks of neoliberalism.

But how will this play with those voters that supported his candidacy?  Could his loss be a blessing in disguise?  Something needs to be done to revive the anti-war movement….could this be that moment?

What’s A ‘Democrat’ Anymore?

The Dem convention is in full swing……and there is an important question that needs an answer……What’s a Democrat anymore?

Ever since the election of Bill Clinton I have asked the question…what is a Democrat anymore?  Bubba was not the Dem candidate that I would have wanted…he was wrong then on so many issues but the party fell in line with him and his DLC cronies in a fight to regain footing in a country going ever more conservative……and the party has been changing into a party of big business and neoliberalism…..the party is not about moving the country forward but rather winning elections with vague promises of a better world that have seldom come true….

I still to this day ask the question and have very few answers that make sense, at least not to me…..and Politico has asked the same question…..

The GOP isn’t the only party having an identity crisis in outsider-friendly 2016. We asked six big thinkers to sit down and hash it out.

Where does the Democratic Party go from here, and what will it look like years from now? Can it win back the white working class? Should the party even try to—or is it better off embracing diversity in a country on its way to being majority-minority? These are just some of the questions Politico Editor Susan B. Glasser and chief political correspondent Glenn Thrush asked the six smart thinkers we called together last month—Democratic campaign veterans, writers and one sitting Cabinet member—for a spirited conversation about the future of their party.

Source: What’s a ‘Democrat’ Anymore? – POLITICO Magazine

I am still fighting for a definitive definition of what a Democrat really stands for…..and yet it remains unanswered….and this election is doing nothing to convince me of their sincerity….

I am thinking GREEN……more on that after the convention….

(screen shot from Twitter)

Sad Day At Black Rock

The run for the Democratic nomination is officially over……and the person that was saying all the right stuff for us peasants has just sold out…

Bernie has made it official….he will support Hillary…..

With Hillary Clinton enthusiastically nodding and clapping by his side, Bernie Sanders appeared Tuesday at a high school in Portsmouth, NH, and finally offered what many Democrats have been waiting for: an endorsement, USA Today reports. “Secretary Clinton … will be the Democratic nominee for president and I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States,” he asserted, going on to “make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president.” He detailed some of those bullet points (also on his website), including that Clinton is the best candidate to take on an “economy … that is rigged”; appoint Supreme Court justices who will fight for women, minorities, and the LGBT community; address mental health treatment and climate change; and work toward universal health care, among others.

Sanders also blasted Donald Trump for his vocal opposition to raising the minimum wage, his eagerness to “abolish the Affordable Care Act,” and his decision to “reject science” on climate issues. He also addressed Trump’s insults against “Mexicans, Muslims, women, African-Americans, and veterans,” noting that Clinton “understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.” “Hillary Clinton will make an outstanding president and I am proud to stand with her today,” he concluded, hugging Clinton before she took the podium to speak. Trump, meanwhile, wasn’t as impressed with the endorsement, tweeting Tuesday that he was “surprised that Bernie Sanders was not true to himself and his supporters ” and that Sanders, “who has lost most of his leverage, has totally sold out to Crooked Hillary Clinton.”

Bernie has stabbed all the true progressives in the back…..his message was still a good one….but when he cops out and plays the game he has lost my respect….he will be marginalized now…just what Clinton was hoping for….she can run amok now with NO interference.

A truly sad day.