Some thoughts on the shit-show that has been the first two nights of the Republican National Convention:
You know, I have some progressive friends who are very unhappy Joe Biden is the Democratic nominee, because they know he’s a moderate who will never truly embrace progressive principles.
But man oh man, if you listen to two nights of speakers at the RNC, my fellow progressives have NOTHING to be worried about, because according to them, Joe Biden is just going to be a puppet of the Radical Left.
I heard that time and again, that Biden is going to dragged wildly to the left.
To the RNC people saying this, I say “Whoo-hoo! I hope you’re right!”
But I kind of doubt it.
— One of the RNC speakers Tuesday night, Pam Bondi, railed about nepotism when talking about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden.
As they spoke, the CNN chyron under the screen said “Upcoming speakers: Tiffany Trump, Eric Trump, and Melania Trump.”
You can’t make this stuff up, folks. You just can’t.
— I love that there actually is no Republican platform this year; it literally is just about supporting Trump in whatever he says or does. That’s never happened before.
— I heard Larry Kudlow say Donald Trump has “successfully fought the coronavirus.” We have lost more than 175,000 people to the virus in this country, thousands of whom wouldn’t have died if our President had taken it seriously. That’s quite a success.
I mean, the lies are incredible.
— Kimberly Guilfoyle, Donald Trump Jr.’s fiance, had maybe the most terrifying minute of any of the speakers. Watch this, and hide the children, please.
— Finally, my friend Lisa Guerrero on Twitter Tuesday night “Do they all go to the same hairstylist?”
*Next up today, I saw this on Twitter the other day and thought it was pretty funny. A Tennessee company called “ChattTennSports” made this spoof of the college football season, with actors playing the conferences. It helps if you know the Big 10 and PAC-12 have decided not to have a season.
Good acting all around!
**And finally today, I was so excited to hear this news on Tuesday: The cast of “The West Wing,” is going to have a reunion special this fall to promote voting in the 2020 election.
Martin Sheen, Allison Janney, Bradley Whitford and the rest will be doing a live performance of the episode “Hartsfield Landing” (for you fellow “West Wing” nuts, that’s the one where Bartlet plays chess against Sam and Toby, and Donna has to keep going outside to call a New Hampshire family before the primary) to encourage Americans to vote in the Presidential election.
Creator Aaron Sorkin will be back to write the special, so I know it’ll be fantastic, and it’s in support of the group When We All Vote, a non-profit chaired by Michelle Obama.
According to Entertainment Weekly, “The special will also feature guest appearances, including a special message from Obama, among others, and additional cast and guests from “both the fields of public service and the arts” will be announced in the coming weeks, producers said.”
This sounds awesome. I’ve missed Bartlet, C.J., Toby, Sam, Josh, Donna, and all of them so much. It won’t be the same without Leo, though (sniff, sniff.)