Good Tuesday Morning!
Who watched night one of the Democratic National Convention?
I watched it last night, and I’ll share my short list of notes. My first note was— “Eva Longoria?” I was going to voice my confusion at the presence of Eva Longoria as a host of the Democratic National Convention, she did a good job, I just found her a strange choice.
Then I saw Marco Rubio’s tweet about Democrats’ use of “actors and celebrities,” and I recollected four years ago when my brain short-circuited as I watched Clint Eastwood talk to a chair at the RNC.
There are other random “actors and celebrities” who have taken part in Trump events: Scott Baio, Kid Rock, and Ted Nugent, to name a few. There are only a few who ever supported Trump and fewer who support him now.
I remembered too that Trump himself is an unrelatable celebrity, a chronic failure in business who worships a golden toilet (that he no doubt has to flush ten or fifteen times because of some conspiracy.) He is a man who acts like he knows what is going on around him. He knows nothing.
To paraphrase Michelle Obama’s words from last night, you can’t fake your way through the job of president, but Trump is nothing if not a faker.
If you missed Michelle’s speech last night, you can catch a replay next week when Melania speaks at the Republican convention.
The above link is the original for future comparison.
A highlight for me last night was New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo…sigh.
I am trying to remain faithful to Colin Firth, and Justin Trudeau, but between you and me, I’m starting to have feelings for the guvnuh. I’m only human.
A daughter of MAGA victim who succumbed to COVID spoke for less than three minutes and did not waste a second:
“My dad was a healthy 65-year-old. His only preexisting condition was trusting Donald Trump, and for that, he paid with his life.” ~Kristin Urquiza
Bernie did all he could possibly do to convey the urgency of this election and to urge his loyal base of supporters to show up and vote. They sure taught us a lesson by staying home in 2016.
The three Republicans pictured as well as Republican CEO Meg Whitman spoke on behalf of Republicans who will vote for Biden. Their aim was to make the public understand that this is no longer a partisan issue. We are on the brink of losing our democracy to authoritarianism.
This link for those who would like to watch the first night in its entirety. The opening was beautiful.
That winds up my recap of night one of four. I do plan to watch again tonight and, if I have any, I’ll share my thoughts tomorrow. I understand Ms. Longoria has completed her assignment. There are different hosts scheduled for each night.
I’ll leave you with a reminder of who is on the other half of the democratic ticket.
Randy Rainbow’s latest parody is worth watching at least once.