After Barack Obama’s emotional speech last night, Hillary Clinton formally accepts the Democratic nomination for President tonight at their convention in Philadelphia.
Quite honestly, I’ve reached the point where I am sick of these conventions, and sick of hearing speeches from these party folks, all telling us why they are supporting so-and-so. I’m ready to get on with the election.
Besides, after listening to these folks the last few days and nights, I know what the Dems’ party line is anyway — it’s that Donald Trump is too negative and pessimistic about America, so vote for the positive and hopeful Democrats because things are just great anyway.
Certainly, this was more or less what President Barack Obama was pitching Wednesday night in his speech (see above), and yet this line of bull runs counter to the reality of what is really going on in America and around the world. It’s pretty telling that the Democrats have said basically nothing all week about ISIS and “radical Islamic terrorism”, for instance. Yet there is no end in sight to this terror — the latest news is that a French priest had his throat cut by terrorists. The world is a mess and terrorism is rampant, yet the Democrats insist things are fine.
You know, these Dems can go around telling people things are great, but the people at home who worry about all this mayhem going on, not to mention the future of their own jobs, will have a different point of view. They may think Trump is not being pessimistic, but realistic. They might think he’ll actually do something instead of the Democrats who, by ignoring these issues, look increasingly like ostriches with heads in the sand. Maybe that ought to be the party’s symbol instead of a donkey.
As for this final day of the convention, I was watching the online streams, as usual. I spent today watching Shepard Smith’s FNC Digital Hangout live stream for Fox News, and he was chatting today with Kennedy about the other big news of the day — that VH1 Classic was being rebranded to MTV Classic and would show all this stuff that used to be on MTV back in the Nineties.
So they plan to show all this Nineties stuff like Beavis and Butthead, The Real World, Road Rules and so on. And Smith and Kennedy were talking about how pop music came back in a big way in the Nineties with acts like NSYNC, the Backstreet Boys, the Spice Girls, etc. etc. Yes, in terms of pop culture the Nineties were awesome in a lot of ways — more awesome than it is now, when you think of it.
Anyway, that is what I spent my afternoon doing today. Now, I’m going to find a live stream and tune in to what is left of this convention.