Disaffected conservatives must do more than not support Trump. They must lay off Clinton. They don’t have to like her, and they don’t have to hold back forever — just until the election. In the meantime, though, they should stop demonizing her.
Pundits and progressives alike are running around with their hair on fire today, after leaked emails from DNC leadership revealed an institutional bias against the insurgent campaign of Bernie Sanders. So, let’s get used to it, America: President Donald Trump. President Donald Trump. President. Donald. John. Trump.
“I wake up every morning in a house that was built by slaves, and I watch my daughters – two beautiful, intelligent, black young women – playing with their dogs on the White House lawn,” Michelle Obama said.
If you, like most Americans with things to do, began watching the Democratic National Convention when heavy hitters like Elizabeth Warren and Michelle Obama were scheduled to speak, you may have missed one of the night’s most powerful moments.
While the RNC featured the parents of victims killed by undocumented immigrants on stage, the DNC will include speakers who are undocumented immigrants themselves in order to shine a sympathetic light on their experience.
The Democrats’ convention takes place just four days after the Republicans concluded their gathering in Cleveland. There, much of the rhetoric focused on their anger at how Clinton responded to the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, as secretary of state, and their frustration with the FBI for not punishing her for using a personal email server.
After a contentious afternoon in which the Democratic National Convention’s Rules Committee voted down a series of proposals from the Sanders delegation to reform the most glaring anti-democratic features of the party’s primary and caucus process, negotiators met in secret for several hours and forged an agreement to create a reform commission to change those rules for future elections.
The release of leaked Democratic National Committee (DNC) emails that appear to show DNC officials discussing how to work against Bernie Sanders has inflamed the progressive icon’s followers, prompting cries of corruption and institutional unfairness.
Democratic National Committee head Debbie Wasserman Schultz resigned on Sunday amid a furor over leaked emails, throwing the party into disarray on the eve of the convention to nominate Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.
“When Donald Trump says he has your back, you better watch out,” Kaine said. Clinton sat his side, nodding. “He leaves a trail of broken promises and wrecked lives wherever he goes. We can’t afford to let him do the same thing to our country.”
Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, making a safe choice that will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump.
“As far as I’m concerned, it is treason and the penalty for treason is the firing squad—or maybe it’s the electric chair now,” he added.
Whatever Peter Thiel’s motivation in endorsing Trump, the tech billionaire knows from personal experience that one of the Republican’s principal lines of attack on Hillary Clinton is false.
Attacks like this would have been deemed inappropriate in any other election cycle, but Trump’s campaign has turned the U.S. political arena into something scarily similar to that of authoritarian regimes, where verbal attacks and intimidation of political opponents are a part of everyday life.
Walking around the streets of Cleveland, it’s hard to miss the gendered nature of the contempt shown for Clinton, what with the tee shirts for sale that read “TRUMP THAT BITCH,” or the frequent references to Trump’s cojones.
The Trump campaign “has gone from frankly something that was entertaining, comical, and has devolved into something that is frankly scary,” said Javier Palomarez, the chamber president and chief executive officer.
Carson started by citing Hillary Clinton’s senior thesis on Saul Alinsky, the community organizer from Chicago and much-used conspiratorial bludgeon against Democratic presidential candidates this century.
Cornel West, one of Bernie Sanders’ most prominent supporters, who is now supporting the Stein campaign, told Vice in 2012, “American politics are not a matter of voting your moral conscience — if I voted my moral conscience it would probably be for Jill Stein.” Does he signal a shift away from Hillary Clinton?
Trump “has not demonstrated to me the kind of coolness that you need in that situation,” King explained.
U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, a fierce critic of Wall Street, and Julian Castro, a Latino who is the U.S. secretary of housing and urban development, are among two popular figures mentioned by Democrats who want to see Clinton go bold in her vice presidential decision.
Sanders raised more than $222 million over the course of his campaign, with thousands of donations coming from grassroots volunteers and small-time supporters. Their contact information is contained in his email list, which Politico recently called “perhaps the most coveted and valuable catalog of potential voters and donors in the Democratic Party at the moment.”
“We know the battlegrounds are going to be close til the end. That’s why we need to keep working so hard. Trump is a serious danger, folks.” said Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon in a tweet responding to the polls.
Decades ago, one U.S. attorney dismissed another Clinton scandal on its face: “Even media questions about such an investigation,” he wrote, “all too often publicly purport to ‘legitimize what can’t be proven.’” Keep that phrase in mind.
The substance of Sanders’ speech was no different than any other campaign stop. It was an of corporate greed, environmental destruction, regressive taxes, educational and health care debt, and nativism. Absent, though, were any associations between Clinton and Wall Street, a staple of the tone of his campaign in primary season.
Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are sharing a stage in Portsmouth, New Hampshire this morning. Sanders has endorsed Clinton, marking the beginning of a unified effort against Donald Trump.