Trust me, there were a lot…
Politics & Government For Dummies defines political conventions as “meetings that adopt a statement of party principles, goals, and rules.”
Unfortunately, this year, the Republican National Convention did anything BUT that.
Using a play of words on Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again,’ this year’s themes include ‘Make America Safe Again,’ ‘Make America Work Again,’ ‘Make America First Again,’ and ‘Make America One Again.’
However, it’s clear to see that the unofficial theme has become ‘Make Clinton Feel Attacked Again, and Again, and Again.’
It was a weird night, I must admit. But while everyone is focusing on Melania’s plagiarized speech, I decided to look at the other issues at hand, and boy were there a lot.
Let’s start off with some of my favorite quotes…
Without hesitation, actor and speaker of the first night of the RNC, Antonio Sabato Jr. told ABC news that Obama is “absolutely” a Muslim. “He has never talked about Jesus Christ once. We had a Muslim president for seven and a half years.”
Looks like someone forgot to take their daily dose of ISLAMOPHOBIN.
Directly pointing the finger at Hillary Clinton, Sean Smith’s mother held Clinton responsible for her son’s death by saying, “For all of this loss, for all of this grief, for all of the cynicism the tragedy in Benghazi has wrought upon America, I blame Hillary Clinton. I blame Hillary Clinton personally for the death of my son.”
Geez… I don’t remember the blame game ever being this brutal.
Rudy Giuliani, along with many others like Darryl Glenn and Michael Mccaul, went on stage and claimed that under Obama’s presidency, America has become very unsafe, and that citizen’s lives are being threatened. Michael Mccaul went as far as asking the audience “Are you safer than you were eight years ago?” with the crowd almost instantly responding, “NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!”
Let’s do a little fact check…
According to the FBI, violent crime decreased more than 16% from 2008 to 2014, robbery has gone down over 26%, and murder and nonnegligent manslaughter dropped over 13%. So no, America did not get more violent under Obama’s watch.
Let’s not be oblivious to the fact that during the convention, when a woman raised a ‘No Racism No Hate’ sign, Trump supporters rushed to cover it with big American flags.
Something seems odd here. Why would they want to cover up a sign reading no racism? Donald said so himself that he was the “least racist person on earth,” so why cover that? Unless…
Lastly, and dare I say most importantly, we still have to figure out what we’re going to do with Donald Trump.
Last night he was elected as the official Republican nominee. We’re stuck with that guy.
I know we’re the land of opportunity and everything is possible, but I think we cross the line when we allow someone like Trump become the Republican nominee for an important role like oh, I don’t know, PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.
For the first time in my life, I do have to agree with him.
The disorder shown throughout this convention is a clear representation of Trump himself.
Melania’s plagiarism is just another example of the little control there is within this campaign.
The Twitter account, the Trump rallies, and the convention show the chaotic mess that this campaign has become.
Despite all of these problems, the Republican National Convention proved one thing: The Republicans have yet again oversimplified complex issues and made people less willing to compromise.